Dundalk Wed, 25th Nov, 2020
Swift Wing He's a grand horse, we only gave 1,500 pound for him,. We just rode him too forcefully the other day. He finished really well on his first run for us, another 100 yards and he would have won, so we thought if we rode him more forward he'd be alright but obviously that wasn't the thing to do. Joey gave him an absolute peach of a ride, he was stone last the whole way around, and it's grand that it worked out. He's more than paid for himself now. When we got him he was moving well and there didn't seem to be any issue but we got the vet Donnacha Houlihan to have a look at him to check him. He did a small little job on him and it's made all the difference.
Dundalk Mon, 16th Nov, 2020
Saltonstall I can't fight with the handicapper anymore anyway, that's for sure. We put him in this race by chance as he was going so well. People probably thought I was mad running him here after running in the mud but he'd been here a couple of times and he just floats on the surface. Sam (Ewing) was very good on him and it's great for everyone involved. That's his fourth win of the year and he'd just a superstar of a horse to have. I'm just thrilled to have him. He'll get a break now, he won't go travelling. Lingfield could be a possibility for him but I think we'll target stakes races on soft ground at the start of next season. I don't know about the Galway Mile next year, I'd want a 20lb claimer on him! It's a great problem to have with a horse. I'm praying to God that I can keep his form the way it is. He's just turned inside out with age and I'm delighted to have him.
Naas Sun, 1st Nov, 2020
Saltonstall I ran him in Bart O’Sullivan’s colours as he’s dead a year two days ago. I’m dedicating the whole thing to Bart as only for him I wouldn’t be here today. He got me the owners and got me going. The O’Sullivan family got me involved with the Dooleys. I’m just thrilled to bits that the horse has done it. He’s such a warrior of a horse as he had his problems before we got him but when he’s right he’s a serious horse. Gavin has been brilliant on the horse all year and hasn’t put a foot wrong. He got a dream run up the rail. He’s won on all types of ground and is just a fabulous horse to have. We’ll probably give him a break now and look forward to next year with him.
Limerick Sat, 10th Oct, 2020
Saltonstall He is a fabulous horse and to be honest I thought he'd struggle today on the ground but he went through it very very easy; I just hope the handicapper doesn't get carried away as they are getting well strung out today,. It is a pleasure to have him, what he has done for us in the past two years is amazing and he is a dream horse to have. He wouldn't carry a penalty in a Listed race so we will try and find something for him before the turf season ends and then finish him up until next year.