Leopardstown Sat, 1st Feb, 2020
Latest Exhibition “This guy in fairness to him, he races behind the bridle a little bit but he digs down deep. He done it there today on ground that's the quickest he's ran on.
“He's not going to kick away and win ten lengths. He won his bumper easily enough but he always has to work that little bit regardless of the trip.
“He proved against Abacadabras that he needed to step up from two miles at least. He's proven he can go on any ground, he's no slow by any means, he has a good cruising gear.
“He doesn't lose too much ground when they do quicken. Rachael gave him a great ride that day but he just wasn't man enough and didn't know enough. I'd say if he went two miles again you'd have to make plenty of use of him.”
When asked if the Albert Bartlett would now be on the agenda he added:-
“We'll talk about that. I'd say yes but we'll leave our options open and we'll run the horse in the best race for him.
“We'll talk with Bryan, he's the one that's going to be riding him, so he'll know more than us.”
Fairyhouse Wed, 1st Jan, 2020
Spruced Up That was nice. It wasn't much of a race to be fair and there wasn't anything standing out in the betting,. Except for one horse there wasn't much between them in the market and that's a sign of what it was. The penny is dropping with her and she won well but as I say it wasn't much of a race and we won't be making any great plans. She's an average mare but was a bit better than the rest. We'll take it, it was worth a few quid for what it was. It's a good start to the year and a good start to the decade!
Clonmel Thu, 5th Dec, 2019
Carrigmoorna Pine It was a suitable race for him and hopefully we'll find something for him at Christmas for him. We had no plan really and wanted to see what happened today. He will now probably go chasing as he is a big horse but we'll let him get over today first. His owners are from Dungarvan and the win keeps everyone happy.
Galway Sat, 26th Oct, 2019
Latest Exhibition I think if it was softer he'd handle it better and while you couldn't call it impressive any of the hurdles he had to jump (three hurdles were bypassed due to low-lying sun) he was foot-perfect at every one. He is from a staying family and is out of a mare Aura About You who won a Listed hurdle and was third at Cheltenham to Quevega. I think he'll stay all day and I think he will improve a good bit from today. If you come out to the better tracks you are going to meet Envoi Allen and a better type of horse and while he was entered at Wexford, I thought the track would be too tight for him. Rachael said he was still immature and we'll see how he comes out of this but he could run in a Graded novice hurdle next. That's Rachael's first winner for me and she is brilliant but I feel sorry for Bryan (Cooper) who unfortunately has no luck at all at the moment.
Thurles Thu, 24th Oct, 2019
The Bosses Oscar He is not really a bumper horse and we'll go jumping now and we'll have lots of fun with him. He is owned by the yard sponsor and they have invested in a few nice horses so it's nice to get them a few winners,. He'll run in a maiden hurdle next and he wants further; Jamie said he was going as hard as he could turning in.
Downpatrick Fri, 11th Oct, 2019
Bay Ambition She ran a blinder the first day in Roscommon and it looked an obvious race there today with the step up in trip. It's grand, she was good and stamina came into play. The majority of the syndicate are from Galway.