Naas Sun, 19th May, 2019
Etoile She is a work companion with the other filly and is very well bred. Seamus was just saying that he rode her mother in the Irish Oaks to finish third behind two of ours (Moonstone and Ice Queen in 2008),.
Naas Sun, 19th May, 2019
Pistoletto He banged his hip going into the stalls and then got unset and kicked off both his back shoes. There are plenty of marks on his back legs so he did well really. It wasn’t a good experience for him,.
Curragh Mon, 6th May, 2019
Happen I'm delighted with her and we're thinking of coming back here for the Tattersalls Gold Cup. She's coming along lovely. They went a good gallop today. Seamus didn't dawdle around in front (on Flag Of Honour) and there were three Group 1 winners in the race plus Jessie's horse (The King) is decent as well. Flag Of Honour is getting his act together. The reason we were a bit hard on him last year was because he acted up in France last year, so we just had to waken him up a bit. He'll be better again when he goes up in trip again to a mile and a half plus. The Coronation Cup could be a possibility but we will see how Kew Gardens gets on first. Kew Gardens will run in Chester and if he's okay going around there he could go for the Cornoation. He disappointed there in the Derby last year but maybe it was because we didn't give him a chance and rode him to far forward.
Naas Mon, 29th Apr, 2019
Peace Charter That was nice. It's all about two-year-old's for me and she's our first throw of the dice,. I don't have to do much with these horses when they come to me. They are all very straight forward. My job is just to cuddle them, make sure that they're eating and sleeping and learning how to gallop. That's her first time on grass and you'd like to think there is plenty of improvement in her given the way we do our business. Colin said she rode very green. There were rumours about the second and if they are to be believed it means we have a smart horse. I'm delighted with her and you'd like to think there is plenty of improvement. The obvious race would be to come back here for the fillies listed contest. I'd say she'll learn plenty from that, and will need to. Going forward we always thought she was a seven-furlong plus filly. It's nice to see our first throw of the dice with two-year-old's winning. The rest of them will be a long time coming out as we have very few to go early. Colin said it didn't even feel like he was going to get there early doors, he was in trouble and she wasn't letting herself down, but that was pure greenness. As I said we don't bring them away. I love them to run and if they win we'll handle it but I love them to improve for the benefit of the run. It was my first War Front. He seems to be the order of the day at the minute and I'm delighted to have one.
Tipperary Thu, 25th Apr, 2019
Pistoletto He is fast and has plenty boot for five (furlongs). I'd imagine he's a Norfolk (Stakes, at Royal Ascot) horse., . He is a beautiful looking horse and is mature and always showed plenty at home. He probably has a little more boot than the lad (Fort Myers) who won at Dundalk last night and he is a smart horse.
Dundalk Wed, 24th Apr, 2019
Fort Myers I like him. He was a bit greener than the last fella up here. I probably didn't have any horse in the race with experience that could bring me as far as they did over five here the last day,. He was just a bit raw in front and having a bit of a gawk. It took a few belts just to get him to let down for me and stride but once he got the hang of it he impressed me. Six or seven will be no problem for him, I think that will probably be his range for at least the next month or two.
Dundalk Wed, 17th Apr, 2019
King Neptune he was fairly straight forward and professional, not as green as I thought he would be. He bounced out and travelled, quickened up nicely and will be better with another furlong. The surface was fine on him. He’s a War Front and it felt good on him. It’s firm in places but you can go down five or six inches in other places.
Dundalk Fri, 29th Mar, 2019
National Guard I don't think it was the trip that made the difference I think it was just getting the race run to suit him,. It worked today, I was tight between horses the whole way. Even the gap I had to go for was a little bit tight and it just suited him as it kept him interested. You can see when he gets to the front he runs around a bit. As I said I think trip is secondary to him he more needs a race that suits him. I don't think it was fitness that got him through today either, I think it was just things went well for him today. Things went very smooth today.