Leopardstown Sun, 2nd Feb, 2020
Glamorgan Duke It's great to get a first Leopardstown winner. He's a good horse,. He's 17-3 and I had the chance of selling him a few times. I possibly should have sold him but I said he's too good to sell and he'd win a win a big pot some day. My wife Natalie owns him and it's all down to our young lads at home, they're fantastic. It's a small yard battling to stay going and I'm lucky that our young lads ride out in the morning before they go to school and during the summer. He's going to be a better horse next year I'd say as he's still not fully filled out. We'll enjoy today and look forward. I hoping he'll make into an Irish National horse. He'll probably go to Cheltenham for one of the amateur races. I have him entered in the National Hunt Chase, I don't know whether we'll go or not. It's just unfortunate one of my own lads wasn't riding him today but that said Conor gave him a fantastic ride. Liam can't do the weight and has gone back amateur. Our second lad Jack can't ride over fences yet, until he's 17. Conor gave him a super ride. Liam could ride him in Cheltenham but I think he needs a winner over fences. He's only had four winners over fences. We'll have to try and find a winner somewhere for him over fences.
Navan Sat, 18th Jan, 2020
Eskylane He is a grand big galloping horse and is a chaser for next year really,. He is a big weak horse and we'll probably keep him to bumpers and give him one more run this year.
Clonmel Thu, 9th Jan, 2020
Trumps Ace It is great to follow her win up and she did similar to the last day. It was a better class race today and she is improving. Earlier in her career I thought she wanted further but she appears to be plenty quick enough for that and Ryan (Treacy) seemed to think 2m2f is her trip,. Chasing is her game, she was a bit slow to jump over hurdles and is from a real chasing family. She has a great attitude and we'll look for something similar again next.
Cork Sat, 4th Jan, 2020
Deilginis She is a nice staying mare and loves soft ground. She is a funny one because she always hits a flat spot in her races but she comes home well. It looked like she was maybe in trouble at the last one down the back but JJ said her jumping kept her in it all the way,. The conditions of the race were perfect - well I'd have put another half mile on it maybe, and the soft ground was a big help to her. She can go for a handicap chase up in trip next - she might be higher rated over fences than hurdles after that but probably not by much.
Limerick Fri, 27th Dec, 2019
Our Roxane Friends of mine leased her last year and we were disappointed at the start but them she started improving. We had lots of niggly problems with her but she always worked well enough at home to win off her mark. I hadn't a clue how she'd react to the ground but obviously she liked it and Flemensfirths normally do go through it. The ground is after improving her a lot and we won't be too ambitious next. She is closely related to Lakemilan who we have won races with and she shows plenty at home and I wouldn't be surprised to see her win a few.
Limerick Fri, 27th Dec, 2019
Colreevy she was the best horse in the race so I kept it simple and on form you'd hope she would beat all of those. Her jumping was slick which should see her step up to the next level over hurdles and I imagine Willie will find a Listed or Graded race for her next. She should also get further and distance won't be any trouble for her but she also travels well too.
Naas Mon, 16th Dec, 2019
Yukon Lil She always works well at home and she showed it there,. She needs a bit of practice hurdling, we only jumped four there, and we'll get a bit more into her at home. I think she can be a good novice hurdle mare. She put that to bed very quickly and she couldn't have been any more impressive for me. With her jumping she just needs a bit of practice at it.
Fairyhouse Sun, 1st Dec, 2019
Killer Miller He’s had plenty of problems and hasn’t run that many times even though he’s been around for a long time. We couldn’t get him right all last season and I thought when he went back to Martinstown that we might not see him again because he looked terrible,.
Navan Sun, 10th Nov, 2019
Joshua Webb He's a nice horse. I think the other lad is a nice horse too but they were so confident about Gordon's horse,. I was underbidder on his lad at the sales. He was telling me all week that he was very good so I got afraid. Jimmy Kernohan, who owns him, is only out of hospital and that'll be a bit of a pick up for him as he hasn't been well for the last week. He's a nice horse going forward and we'll probably go jumping now.
Thurles Thu, 7th Nov, 2019
Mrs Milner She got herself into it with her jumping and he finished with plenty of mare as well and had loads left so please god she'll improve away,. I didn't think she'd be able to do it as good as that but it is nice to get a bit of ground for her. I'm not sure if she'll handle it testing or not but we won't left her out anyway. Sean's claim is a help and I think he is a very good chap. He has been very unlucky with a few injuries but hopefully they are behind him. He is riding at the right time of the year now so please god he'll stay in one piece and hopefully the screws that are in him will hold!
Cork Sun, 3rd Nov, 2019
Minella Melody she (Minella Melody) did it the hard way, jumped brilliant and Rachael was delighted with her and she will come on plenty for the run. I thought it was a good race going in to it and all week I was wondering did I have her fit enough. She'll come on plenty for it if she did happen to win here today, I was hoping to aim for the 2m4f Listed Voler La Vedette Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in December. There are a lot of good mares around at the moment but hopefully we'll be there with them.
Punchestown Wed, 16th Oct, 2019
Jett he’s a funny horse; he loves small fields, loves that ground and finally the trainer has got him over the right distance (3m1f). That’s the best round of jumping he’s ever put in because he wasn’t under pressure and I think he’s got a bit stronger this summer. He’s not a horse to run in handicaps so we’ll look at Grade 2 and Grade 3 chases over three miles. He’ll have to go to England now and maybe he could go to Wetherby (for the Charlie Hall).
Thurles Thu, 10th Oct, 2019
Run For Mary She deserved that off her handicap mark and getting the mares' allowance, . On ratings she looked to have a big chance and she is a grand one for the staying handicaps next year. She won't go back hurdling as she didn't take to it and I'd say she'll get a break now.