Navan Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Cityman We're delighted with him. He missed a couple of days after Tipperary and he wasn't 100 percent fit today. That was even more impressive. We wanted to give him a run today because he's in the Bold Lad next Sunday and he's also in the Ayr Gold Cup. We'll see how he comes out of the race and he'll go for either the Ayr Gold Cup or the Bold Lad. We thought he'd take the run so we're very impressed. He's a pretty smart horse on his day, when he's right.
Cork Sun, 1st Sep, 2019
Chagall I'm showing my age because I trained the father and the mother. I think the mother made the nine o'clock news, Dangle. First time out she ran at the Curragh in a maiden and was as green as grass. When Johnny (Murtagh) gave her a thump she took off and he had a job pulling her up, she finished fifth. We were called in before the stewards and she was banned for two months, Johnny was going to miss the Arc and my kids were crying for about a week because it was on the nine o'clock news that a trainer had been done. Stephanie has had horses with me a long time. The dam won and was group placed. This fella is a funny old devil but he loves front-running and he ran well from the front the last day. Even with all the runners I said to young Andy bounce out and try and make all. It was a long way up, it was a long sprint - a bit longer than a cigarette that's all I can tell you!. He got home anyway and it's good to get it.
Curragh Fri, 9th Aug, 2019
Master Matt He was unlucky last night (in Leopardstown) but that’s the way it goes. I wasn’t sure about the ground tonight as he never really ran on anything worse than good, but he’s a big strong horse and I was happy enough to let him take his chance. He can be a bit of a monkey in the stalls and acted up in Limerick and Down Royal. That’s why he’s loaded last. Billy (Lee) said he doesn’t do a thing when he hits the front.