Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Sweet Sting we were close to giving up with her after her last run. It was only a last-thought to run her in this today as she was also entered in the bumper. it was a surprise and a bigger one than yesterday (with stablemate Jaime Sommers also winning at 25/1). We always liked her but she was fierce disappointing in all three of her bumpers but Brian (Hayes) said a combination of fitness, the hurdles and the extra half-mile made the difference as she wasn't a bumper mare. She is very well bred out of Sweet Kiln and Brian won on Sweet Kiln and this filly's sister Aunt Alice. Sweet Kiln's first three runners have all won and while she is retired, she has a Leading Light three year old and a Getaway yearling on the ground. Sweet Kiln herself won here in an amateur race under Brian and Sweet Sting is only four but should improve with age.
Downpatrick Sun, 11th Aug, 2019
Summer Hill He didn't handle the track at all last night in Kilbeggan - he would have won if he handled it. It was freakish in Kilbeggan, he just didn't handle it. I pulled him out this morning and gave him a canter and a pop over a hurdle and he looked good. Liam Quinlan is a wonderful young man and it is unfortunate he is missing today and tomorrow. He has done a lot of schooling work on him. He's a proper horse - he's from the Shuil (Sharp) family and they have to be six (years old). He's a big, long Scorpion and needs time. He'll go to Listowel.