Navan Sun, 10th Nov, 2019
Ballyoisin That was nice. We thought we had fitness on our side but I was just a bit scared that the ground might be a bit too heavy for him,. He bossed it all the way and his jumping again is his forte. I don't know where we're going to go next with him. We went on to Leopardstown last year and it didn't work out. He may be just put away for the spring. We'll see what the boss and Frank say. A place like here is up his alley with the line of fences down the back. I thought Leopardstown would really suit him, with the good ground, but it didn't go his way last year. They are good horses in behind him there today and he had 11-10 as well. It was a good performance all around. He got a lovely ride from the front as well. Mark rode him to go his own pace and he still had his ears pricked coming to the second last. Even though a lot of races have been over two miles he gets two-and-a-half as well and you have to around here. The older he's getting he's handling that ground better.
Cork Sun, 3rd Nov, 2019
Brahma Bull he continually surprises us as he doesn't do an awful lot at home but he has a fantastic pedigree and is by Presenting. Brian deserves a lot of credit because he got the horse jumping spectacularly well in front. Brian won a beginners chase on him at Tipperary and that's what got him on him today and he is a very under-rated jockey. He comes in two or three work morning a week to us. I don't where we go now but obviously to all those Grade 2 or Grade 1 chases. He hadn't been an easy horse to train in his early career and didn't run until he was six. He is more mature now and is taking his training better.
Galway Sun, 27th Oct, 2019
Portmore Lough you can't beat a bit of course form around here. They went a right gallop and his jumping kept him in the race and he has done it lovely. The dry night helped him definitely and he jumps great and it kept him in the race. He has had his problems over the years but touch wood he is staying in one piece and it is lovely to see him come good and win a few nice races. We'll tip away in handicaps.
Gowran Park Sat, 5th Oct, 2019
Snow Falcon He’s very good when he’s fresh. The ground was too quick for him in Ascot and we let him out and I didn’t think there was any possibility he could be ready for this,. But Emma (Connolly) who rides him out and loves him more than anyone kept saying he’s there. We worked him over a mile on Tuesday and he worked brilliant, so we said we’d have to go ahead and run him. You would imagine the obvious place to go with him now is Down Royal as it’s the big chase and his owner is from Belfast and I’d say would love him to run there. He’s had a few little issues here and there. Last year when he won in the north he cracked a bone behind and that’s why we didn’t see him for the rest of the season. He’s been some servant and is a fabulous horse for us to have.
Galway Mon, 16th Sep, 2019
Presenting Meghan she is a nice filly and is well bred. We have her under a year and have brought her along from scratch. She has a great attitude and has always pleased us and has come along slowly. We thought she had done enough for today but would need the experience and Richie gave her a very nice ride. She did some good work at the end and showed a good attitude. I'm delighted for the owners (Jason Trotter & William David Hogg) who have showed great interest and it gives me great satisfaction to do it for people who appreciate it as much. We'll see where we go from here.
Wexford Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Shes Flat Tothemat The young lad (Simon Torrens) rode her at Ballinrobe and she stayed on mad for him so we were delighted to be able to give him the chance back. The ground was perfect for her as she is a bit one paced and if it was too good she might get outpaced a bit. She is a small mare and hit everything right on the day. We didn't actually jump a hurdle since she chased so I said to him 'don't fall off at the first because you might get a big jump!' She is a spooky kind of mare but is only six and is grand. The syndicate (Going Stone Mad Syndicate) are a great crowd who are mad for racing. I'll buy ye all drinks if I win the last (with Doldido)!
Killarney Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019
Ballyoisin We definitely thought that on his first run since Christmas there'd be a question mark about his fitness,. He just buzzes around there though. Darragh said he was only a passenger but his five pound helped. Killarney is this fella's track - that's for sure. Darragh also won the big one on him - the 100,000 Euro hurdle - at Listowel last year. We may go back for that but he'll be entered for the Kerry National as well. He stays well. He was on fire today - always in command. I thought we'd finish third or fourth and I'd have been over the moon. I'm over the moon and the stars with that. With the bad mistake Darragh said he was just a passenger and going too fast. He's a typical one of those fast chasers - he just wants to get on with it. The idea was to sit in third or fourth but anyway there you go!. There's no complaints when you win - it means you're doing something right!
Killarney Fri, 23rd Aug, 2019
Brahma Bull He's a big horse and might have needed it (when beaten by Robin De Carlow last time),. He was straightforward there - he made the running and stayed galloping - you couldn't fault him.
Killarney Thu, 22nd Aug, 2019
Movewiththetimes It was a confidence booster and we'll head to Listowel now for either one of the novices or the Kerry National. That was just what we really wanted,. In Galway, Darragh (O'Keeffe, jockey) said he jumped the fence perfectly but didn't get out the landing gear. He was on song today. He was second in a Paddy Power at Cheltenham so he knows the hurly-burly and it's not that he is a real novice. I don't know whether or not we'll take the safe option (in Listowel) before putting him into a big one again but they don't get any bigger than a Kerry National. He stays really well and Barry Geraghty, when I spoke to him before the Galway Plate, said to have him up there as he'll get home. He just didn't get the rub of the green in England and on the first day for us. I'll be pointed in the right direction by Mr McManus and Mr Berry!