Fairyhouse Tue, 12th Nov, 2019
Enduring Love The lads in the weigh room have a lot to answer for! We couldn't get that horse around. He ran very well in his handicap chase and he wants winter ground. Last year he had two runs, he unseated at the first in Limerick at Christmas when I fancied the life out of him. We went to Wexford on ground that was too good and he slipped on the flat, when running really well. He had no luck the last year but we've minded him because he wants soft ground. So we've waited a year-and-a-half with him. He's a relatively young horse and hopefully he can go on from there. Joanna rode for me in this last year and we were third with Rightback Atya, the horse that was second earlier today. She did well after he made a mistake. Joanna rides well over a fence and has loads of experience. In the ladies' race it's very hard to get a rider so she's my retained one, an unpaid retainer!. I'm delighted for John (Leckey). We had a winner for him at Naas on Saturday and another winner today so it's great. Hopefully this horse might come back here next week.
Sligo Tue, 20th Aug, 2019
Caer I remember winning a race in Leopardstown with a horse about 40 years ago and Major Tyrell was the starter and he started five minutes early. I hadn't had a winner for a few months and lost the race, as it was null and void. She was going well in Galway when she fell. She was a bit keen there and it wasn't the plan to make the running but she just grabbed a hold of it. I'd say if she got a lead she might be a little better but she kept at it well. She's a nice mare.