Leopardstown Sat, 1st Feb, 2020
Honeysuckle It’s great to have a mare like her. She’s gone unbeaten so far, and we’ve had a lot of good days with her already. We’ll see how it all unfolds in the Irish Champion Hurdle. Touch wood, she has been fairly straightforward and very easy to have around. There’s nothing to suggest she won’t go left-handed, but until you go and do it you don’t know. We’re also dropping her back in trip to two miles, which again is a bit of an unknown at this level.
Leopardstown Sat, 1st Feb, 2020
Honeysuckle “She just looked like she got a bit lonely going to the last. She's so tough and the lady on top of her is so tough. She really battled it out,” said de Bromhead.
“All credit to Petit Mouchoir and Davy Russell, he ran a brilliant race again and Gavin's horse looked very good.
“I had my heart in my mouth coming to the line. She probably needed it and our two went at it fairly early.
“Talk about adapting to two miles, she seemed brilliant. I thought she jumped well to be fair, maybe at the second Patrick jumped past her.
“At the second last I'm not sure if Rachael sat on her and Davy go a good jump or if she make a mistake. I think she was just lonely in front at the last.”
“Rachael is brilliant and I always say that we are very lucky to have her. She's just riding out of her skin and the mare is deadly.”
When asked where she would go from here he added:- “We'll enjoy today. We've won PCI Irish Champion Hurdle and we can discuss all that in time. I'm delighted to get today behind us.”
“We're very lucky to have these horses and get supported by great clients and we have a great team around us.”
Thurles Thu, 21st Nov, 2019
Silver Sheen We always thought he was a nice horse and the soft ground really helps him,. I bought him myself for GBP30,000 for John Turner last February and he is from the family of Moscow (Flyer). The first horse John had with Willie Mullins had Hurricane Fly in the page and he said we'll buy the one with Moscow (Flyer) in the page. We'll try and find another race like that next before we let him loose into any higher company but he couldn't have done it better there. It's nice to get a winner for John Turner - he has a nice few horses in England and with Willie (Mullins) and this is the first horse we've had for him. Mrs representing
Fairyhouse Tue, 12th Nov, 2019
Honeysuckle I'm delighted with that. I was a bit nervous beforehand, I have to say. Rachael was really happy with her and we couldn't have asked her to do any more. She said she was grand on the ground, she said it was tough out there. I'm delighted to get it for Kenny Alexander and it's just nice to have her back, and start her season off well. We need to sit down and discuss thing now. She's in the Hatton's Grace so we'll see. It's a bit frustrating because the two mares races we have are both for horses that haven't won Grade 1s. The one at Punchestown next week is understandable, that's a Listed race, and then the Grade 3 at Christmas is for mares that haven't won a Grade 1 so she's quite limited in mares races between now and Christmas. She's in the Hatton's Grace and then we'll look at Christmas as well but I haven't really discussed anything yet. I don't think we'd go across the water unless the lads want to.