Punchestown Wed, 15th May, 2019
Hero's Welcome He was due one of them. He ran well at Navan the last day but stopped after the last and I don't know why. It was nice to see him do it today and he did it well. I don't think the ground matters to him, and he should be suited by a fence in time.
Cork Sat, 11th May, 2019
Lost Oscar She’s a cracking filly but I took a huge gamble running her here today as she’s a winter filly. We’ve had her in training all year waiting for soft ground. She’s a massive filly with a big pedigree and hopefully she’ll get a summers break and come back to be a nice filly for the autumn and winter. She has loads of ability and anything we have done with her she’s done well. It was in our mind to go point-to-pointing and then I didn’t want to risk her on the ground. When I came here earlier I walked the track and could see they had done a good job with watering the ground. Derek said it was quicker on the outside, so I said whatever you do go down the inside to mind her. It worked out well and he gave her a great ride. He said she was plenty green but a lovely filly to have for next year.
Gowran Park Wed, 8th May, 2019
True Self she's progressed no end since winning her maiden on the Flat and she just seems to be getting better with every run. She's a nice filly to look forward to during the summer, hopefully. She had a nice blow and I didn't want to be hard on her for no reason. I think she'll come on fitness wise from it.
Cork Mon, 22nd Apr, 2019
Osca Loca the owner Carl Beame passed away last year and his wife Catriona Beame became a grandmother half an hour ago with a baby girl, just as the race was about to start. That took the pressure off me!. She lives straight across the road, over the ditch, from here in Waterloo Stud.
Fairyhouse Sun, 21st Apr, 2019
Roxboro Road He’s done it well and he found plenty with the blinds today. I thought he had his chance but I didn’t think he was as good as that. At home he hangs on to plenty so that’s why I stuck the blinkers on him. I had cheek pieces on him the last day. They obviously woke him up, he liked the good ground and everything fell into place. Hopefully he’ll improve and win a good race some day. He’ll go to Punchestown for the Martinstown Handicap Hurdle if he’s sound and well.
Cheltenham Thu, 14th Mar, 2019
Paisley Park Everything has gone as well as it could possibly go. Now it’s all about just hoping we get a bit of luck in running. I’m really happy with him and we’ll see what happens,. He looks fantastic. He’s done everything we’ve asked of him. He couldn’t go there any better than how he is at home. Hopefully we’ll get some luck. He’s been brilliant his season. It’s not too much of a hope he can keep it going for Thursday.
Cheltenham Thu, 14th Mar, 2019
Paisley Park He isn’t big, but he’s in the Baracouda mould. He hits that flat spot and then comes again. He’s delivered for us the whole season and he’s done it again. I’m thrilled. He was a bit further back that I expected but, but the man in charge (Coleman) knew what he was doing. There are so many people behind this horse and I think they just blew him up the hill. I think it’s probably unlikely he’ll go chasing (next season). He’s good, so let’s enjoy him over hurdles and he’s only seven. I’m just delighted he’s done it and he’s a young horse going forward. I have no idea if he’ll run again this season — I’m not even going to think about that. He’s banged his knee a little at the last, so we’ll get him home and see how he is and decide.
Leopardstown Mon, 4th Mar, 2019
Roxboro Road he is what he is, he's a 0-109 and if you could get enough of those 0-109s at Leopardstown and Navan he'd win a few of them. But when you get him down the country at Clonmel or Tramore he gets lost because he is a deliberate jumper and they go too quick for him. What he really loves is Tramore-horses at Leopardstown!
Navan Sun, 17th Feb, 2019
Oscars Den his last two runs were good runs. He's only had 15 runs in his life as he's a hard old horse to keep right. The owner has had great patience, she loves him, and gave him every chance to win another one. It might be hard enough to win another one but sure he has that one won. He's a gorgeous looking horse but he can't jump a fence, which is a pity but he can't.
Punchestown Sun, 10th Feb, 2019
Sinoria She’s really tough, and it was a great move by Rachael at the second last. She said she was very brave coming down to the last with the other horse in on top of her.
Thurles Thu, 7th Feb, 2019
Sempo We always liked him a lot and he ran well at Christmas and it was nice to see him put it all together today. You don't expect them to win like that and we thought he was a decent horse all along and I'm delighted for Martin (O'Sullivan),. He's probably good enough to line up in any bumper but I don't know if we need to over-race him. He has had three runs in bumpers now and I don't know what advantage to him it would be to win a winners' bumper so I'll talk to Martin and see how he comes out of the race. He's an exciting type of horse to go novice hurdling next year.
Fairyhouse Tue, 1st Jan, 2019
Kilkishen All he does is stay. We had a plan done before today and we’re not changing from it — we are going to go for the Eider Chase at Newcastle (on February 23). He wants a trip. His jumping let him down up to now and today he was very good. Win or lose, as long as his jumping was good today I’d be happy.