Curragh Fri, 14th Aug, 2020
Eleuthera He was unlucky in Naas the last day. He jumped very slow and when Donagh went for his race a gap closed and he accepted it. I saw this race close to home on a nice straight track and put a visor on to sharpen him up. He was very fit going to Naas so we didn’t do a whole lot with him. I’m delighted for the owners DMS who is Mark and Dave Hopkins and a few of their friends and John O’Riordan. He’s been very consistent all year for them.
Curragh Sun, 9th Aug, 2020
Bahlwan That's twice this season that Paddy has had spare rides for me and they've won,. Boughtinthedark at Navan when Joey forgot to register and today Joey got a blowout (on his car). Paddy comes into us one day a week and he's a good kid. He's a real nice fella as well as a good rider and he'll do well. He has a jumps licence too, he has plenty of bottle and I'd say nothing fazes him. I'm delighted for Bahlwan, I'd say it was too short for my other horse Hell Left Loose (8th) who was dropping back a furlong. Bahlwan is an out-and-out five horse. A friend of mine, Darragh Hayes, runs the syndicate and there are four or five or them involved. He's been a good fun horse for them over the years. He likes the Curragh and hopefully he might step up enough to creep into the Joe McGrath. He always runs his race over five, in fairness to him. I actually thought the handicapper had a fair grip but Paddy's 7lb definitely made a huge difference there.
Naas Sat, 4th Jul, 2020
Eleuthera He got a lovely clever ride from Donagh and did it well in the end. The next meeting here is in three weeks so I have half the yard penciled in to run!