Leopardstown Sat, 26th Oct, 2019
San Pedro He's progressing. He had a good run here the last day, when Padraig (Beggy) rode him, and the lads were very happy with him,. Donnacha said he feels like a nice colt. These Gleneagles are tough, genuine and have speed, which is good, and they progress. There is probably not much left for him now but we'll start him in a Guineas trial or something like that next year. For a horse that would like a nice bit of ground you'd have to be very happy with him.
Cork Sun, 1st Sep, 2019
Silence Please I'm delighted with that because she's the first horse I've had for Team Valor, so that was kind of important,. Shane said she was as green as grass and probably needs a mile. She's going to be a nice staying filly for next year. I had nowhere to go with her and the handicapper gave me a fair weight and she got the job done in the end. Nothing helped her as was drawn seven, out on her own, and she doesn't know enough to race out there on her own. Shane said she picked up great when he gave her a couple of smacks and the horses came either side of her, that helped her a lot. She wanted to win and she's very game. She needs to go a mile. She's in the Moyglare and she might go there. She's a nice filly and she'll come on a ton from that so we'll see where they want to go.
Galway Sat, 3rd Aug, 2019
Royal County Down He is still very green and is still learning and was fairly raw when I got to the front on him. He had shown signs of it (quirkiness) at home but he definitely has ability and when they have ability you can work on the quirks.
Gowran Park Sat, 27th Jul, 2019
Silence Please Another nice performance from another filly. She's nice and we liked her at home. She hadn't been to a barrier trial or anything. She didn't come into me until quite late, in April, but she's just a nice filly and she's been doing everything right. She's a very good looking filly. She's related to Plinth so she'll stay and she's also a half-sister to a Group 1 two-miler in Australia. She's a lovely big filly. She didn't really know what to do when Tom pulled her out but she was good. I'd say there'll be a lot more to come. Probably the good ground today might have helped her a bit.