Dundalk Wed, 18th Nov, 2020
Duquesa Beach this is a very interesting filly and she’s back after a long break. I pushed her too hard too soon but she’s a big specimen and needed plenty of time. All the credit should go to Helen Barbour who does all the work with her at home. She’s a tricky one and Helen has done a great job with her and puts up with all her quirks. Dr David Adam is a big supporter of the yard and that’s his second winner in ten days for us. I’m over the moon. She’s very well-bred and the half-brother (by Exceed An Excel) just made 525,000Gbp at the breeze-ups. The mare has had three winners now. She’s bred by a good friend of mine Richie Auld, and a foal half-brother (also by Exceed An Excel) is going to the sales next week.
Cork Wed, 16th Sep, 2020
No Patience He needs quick ground and seven furlongs and got caught for pace in the middle of the race today but it is great to win one. He is in a Claimer at Fairyhouse on Monday and might run. His owner Seamus McGrath is a really nice man who works in Croom House Stud and had him with Mickey Cleere for the breeze-ups but he couldn't get him into a breeze-up so Mickey told him to send him to me. Seamus is a pleasure of an owner to have and understands the game.