Leopardstown Sun, 2nd Feb, 2020
Darling Daughter She quickened well a furlong down and she gallops. She improved nicely from Limerick. She'll have an entry in the Cheltenham bumper anyway and we'll see. Jamie (Codd, rider of Bigbadandbeautiful) said the other mare was too keen and done too much the whole way, she'll be grand. She'll go back to the Flat.
Limerick Thu, 30th Jan, 2020
Currig's Girl She was always promising to win one somewhere along the line but luckily my aunt Betty Moore has been very patient,. We said she would win and finally got there. Unfortunately she can't be here as she has the flu but she'll be watching from home and will be annoyed not to be here. She had a great run a few years back against geldings on heavy ground in a point to point and she is a Presenting mare and you'd think she wouldn't handle it but she does. Kevin gave her a fantastic ride and said he'd try something different today. He held her up a little bit, she isn't fast but she jumped and kept going. Hopefully the handicapper won't be too cruel to us and she is in again next Thursday so she'll run if she is right.
Down Royal Tue, 28th Jan, 2020
Golden Sunset I think the ground was probably too heavy for him the last day (when pulled up in Fairyhouse). He stayed at it well today,. It was slow motion out there, he's a low-grade handicap horse. He'll go for something similar. I'm delighted for Simon (Torrens), he's done plenty of work for me.
Fairyhouse Tue, 14th Jan, 2020
Braeside he deserves that as he's been knocking on the door all his life. It's nice he got his head in front, the owners are good supporters of the yard. We'll find another little race for him, he's a grand horse and he'll be a grand big three-mile chaser one day.
Punchestown Sun, 12th Jan, 2020
Chavi Artist he’s a grand horse, is easy to train and loves jumping. He’s progressed nicely through the season to win today. He’s not over big so maybe on better ground in the spring he might improve again.
Naas Sun, 5th Jan, 2020
Caravation We got the rub of the green. The other horse was travelling well at the time and there was still all to play for,. We're delighted with the way she jumped today and you couldn't have asked for any better really. She had the experience and we're delighted to get off the mark. We might look for a winners of one before pitching her in at the deep end. We'll stick to mares races if we can.
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.