Navan Sun, 8th Nov, 2020
Youngnedofthehill that was brilliant. I got as big a kick out of that as I did when Charlie Stout won the big race (Dan Moore Memoral Chase) in Fairyhouse. I don't think there is anyone in the country that would begrudge him a win, for his age he's been so consistent and genuine. He makes it a little bit tough on himself as he has to be ridden that way, from behind. It's hard to get that just right but he got it perfect. I know the McManus horse (Pike County) looked to be going well but our lad was finishing strongly. Who knows what would have happened. He was due his turn anyway. We'll try and keep him in a higher grade with weight off his back. He's 13 now in the New Year but he loves racing and we'll keep going as long as we can.
Listowel Wed, 23rd Sep, 2020
Cabaret Queen She was so brave and Paul was so brave. He did what he set out to do. She jumped out of her skin and I don't think she missed a fence. She got half lengths and lengths where it mattered. Paul said she hadn't one iota left. It was a last gasp win and being so brave it would have been hard to lose it but it's tough on the runner-up too, who ran a cracker. I would have taken a draw coming off the stand as I thought we were beaten. She went to the Munster National last year but she had a very hard race there and it wouldn't be my first thought now to go back for the Munster National. I'd rather pick something a little further away and give her an easy time as she had a tough tough race. Going back into another handicap might be tough and I'm going to look at graded races or conditions races for her.
Limerick Thu, 23rd Jul, 2020
Gunfire Reef My mother thought he came out of Tipperary well and decided to take the gamble and come here. If he comes out of this well, he might go to Cork tomorrow. He won easily there but it will still take a bit out of him, although my mother is a fair judge of that and I'll leave it up to her. It is the first winner I've ridden for my brother Anthony so it's a great family affair.