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!
Killarney Tue, 16th Jul, 2019
Glint In Her Eye Sometimes it is hard for those mares to carry a winners' penalty and she has gone and done her job. She has a bit of pedigree and will probably go and run in a maiden hurdle from here. She'll rattle off that ground all day and is a typical Presenting.
Wexford Wed, 19th Jun, 2019
Buttevant Lady The owner (John Hutch) had a tenner each-way on her at 100/1,. She disappointed in two point-to-points on bad ground. She had a little wind operation and that seems to have worked. Her dam is out of a full-sister to Synchronised and is by Sadler's Wells. It's great to get a win with her, she wasn't worth anything beforehand and now she is worth a couple of pounds.
Wexford Wed, 5th Jun, 2019
Shawshank we don't know what happened him the last day, maybe it was the big screen that caught his eye. Sometimes the big screen can change and flash and maybe it was that. He is in no way cowardly and is a very good jumper. From doing nothing only jumping fences, he went over hurdles like he was a professional and I was delighted with how he hurdled the last day and he never missed a beat today.