Fairyhouse Tue, 14th Jan, 2020
Braeside he deserves that as he's been knocking on the door all his life. It's nice he got his head in front, the owners are good supporters of the yard. We'll find another little race for him, he's a grand horse and he'll be a grand big three-mile chaser one day.
Punchestown Sun, 12th Jan, 2020
Chavi Artist he’s a grand horse, is easy to train and loves jumping. He’s progressed nicely through the season to win today. He’s not over big so maybe on better ground in the spring he might improve again.
Naas Sun, 5th Jan, 2020
Caravation We got the rub of the green. The other horse was travelling well at the time and there was still all to play for,. We're delighted with the way she jumped today and you couldn't have asked for any better really. She had the experience and we're delighted to get off the mark. We might look for a winners of one before pitching her in at the deep end. We'll stick to mares races if we can.
Navan Sun, 10th Nov, 2019
Ballyoisin That was nice. We thought we had fitness on our side but I was just a bit scared that the ground might be a bit too heavy for him,. He bossed it all the way and his jumping again is his forte. I don't know where we're going to go next with him. We went on to Leopardstown last year and it didn't work out. He may be just put away for the spring. We'll see what the boss and Frank say. A place like here is up his alley with the line of fences down the back. I thought Leopardstown would really suit him, with the good ground, but it didn't go his way last year. They are good horses in behind him there today and he had 11-10 as well. It was a good performance all around. He got a lovely ride from the front as well. Mark rode him to go his own pace and he still had his ears pricked coming to the second last. Even though a lot of races have been over two miles he gets two-and-a-half as well and you have to around here. The older he's getting he's handling that ground better.
Cork Sun, 3rd Nov, 2019
Brahma Bull he continually surprises us as he doesn't do an awful lot at home but he has a fantastic pedigree and is by Presenting. Brian deserves a lot of credit because he got the horse jumping spectacularly well in front. Brian won a beginners chase on him at Tipperary and that's what got him on him today and he is a very under-rated jockey. He comes in two or three work morning a week to us. I don't where we go now but obviously to all those Grade 2 or Grade 1 chases. He hadn't been an easy horse to train in his early career and didn't run until he was six. He is more mature now and is taking his training better.
Galway Sun, 27th Oct, 2019
Portmore Lough you can't beat a bit of course form around here. They went a right gallop and his jumping kept him in the race and he has done it lovely. The dry night helped him definitely and he jumps great and it kept him in the race. He has had his problems over the years but touch wood he is staying in one piece and it is lovely to see him come good and win a few nice races. We'll tip away in handicaps.
Gowran Park Sat, 5th Oct, 2019
Snow Falcon He’s very good when he’s fresh. The ground was too quick for him in Ascot and we let him out and I didn’t think there was any possibility he could be ready for this,. But Emma (Connolly) who rides him out and loves him more than anyone kept saying he’s there. We worked him over a mile on Tuesday and he worked brilliant, so we said we’d have to go ahead and run him. You would imagine the obvious place to go with him now is Down Royal as it’s the big chase and his owner is from Belfast and I’d say would love him to run there. He’s had a few little issues here and there. Last year when he won in the north he cracked a bone behind and that’s why we didn’t see him for the rest of the season. He’s been some servant and is a fabulous horse for us to have.
Galway Mon, 16th Sep, 2019
Presenting Meghan she is a nice filly and is well bred. We have her under a year and have brought her along from scratch. She has a great attitude and has always pleased us and has come along slowly. We thought she had done enough for today but would need the experience and Richie gave her a very nice ride. She did some good work at the end and showed a good attitude. I'm delighted for the owners (Jason Trotter & William David Hogg) who have showed great interest and it gives me great satisfaction to do it for people who appreciate it as much. We'll see where we go from here.
Wexford Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Shes Flat Tothemat The young lad (Simon Torrens) rode her at Ballinrobe and she stayed on mad for him so we were delighted to be able to give him the chance back. The ground was perfect for her as she is a bit one paced and if it was too good she might get outpaced a bit. She is a small mare and hit everything right on the day. We didn't actually jump a hurdle since she chased so I said to him 'don't fall off at the first because you might get a big jump!' She is a spooky kind of mare but is only six and is grand. The syndicate (Going Stone Mad Syndicate) are a great crowd who are mad for racing. I'll buy ye all drinks if I win the last (with Doldido)!