Curragh Fri, 9th Aug, 2019
Siskin My confidence was shot all week with the rain purely because we knew he was better on a faster gallop. His forte is that burst of speed that he still showed there. I think he’s a very smart horse. Talk of Guineas at this stage is very premature as we are racing over six furlongs in August. Today was to tell us do we step up to seven for the Dewhurst or the National Stakes or do we go Middle Park route. Did we learn anything trip wise? I don’t know. I just learned that this is one good, tough horse. We’ll get together and make a plan with him. I’m delighted to be training for Prince Khalid, and as I’ve said we can’t train Group 1 horses unless we get Group 1 horses. Thankfully in my second season training for this operation I’m after getting a Group 1 horse. What a horse to have — he’s so push button. I was worrying all week listening to every drop of rain falling but the horse just got on and did his job.
Curragh Sat, 29th Jun, 2019
Siskin First and foremost it's a huge result to be training for these people in the first place. To get a good one so early in our career with them is a bonus. Credit to them because they let me do what I wanted to do with him. I didn't want to go to Ascot, I could have been rushed into that, but they let me do what I wanted. I'm just one of those lucky lads because things are falling together for us. We have the best jockey in the country riding for us and Juddmonte are on the team now. Even if they try not to give me a good horse I'm going to get a good horse!. My job is to just use the experience we've had in 20 years looking for these horses. We should know what we're doing at this stage and it's nice to have one.
Curragh Fri, 24th May, 2019
Siskin our initial plan is to stay here for the Railway Stakes but I’ll have to talk it over with the owners. The important thing with him is to try and aim at a Group 1 and not leave it in Ascot. My plan would be to stay at home and hopefully have a Phoenix horse.