Listowel Mon, 3rd Jun, 2019
Scaglietti Paul said she was very green early on and she just got better. I only saw the last two hurdles but she looked to be very efficient doing that anyway! . I'll mix it between flat and hurdle racing for the summer; she has already won on the flat. She has only had one run on the flat but could be a possible for the Amateur Handicap at Galway. She might need to run a few more times. She's not one that will be a chaser in the making though!
Tramore Tue, 14th May, 2019
Princess Vega I got a big thrill out of that. She was as green as grass and didn't know what was happening for the first mile and a half. She only got into a racing rhythm over the last half mile. I thought she might fall out over the last but she threw in a jump that even Paul wasn't expecting. That shows she had a bit more left in the tank than we thought. I'm delighted to get Quevega's breeding career off to a 100 percent start. A lot of the old crew (from the Hammer And Trowl Syndicate) are back here again today and it's lovely that she went out and won on her first run. She was improving with every bit of work at home. The French breeder of Quevega told me they only get better with age and we saw that with Quevega. Hopefully this filly can be the same. She is not the biggest in the world, so she might be a bit limited. She showed there with her jump at the last that she is stronger than she looks. We will continue during the summer with her.
Ballinrobe Tue, 7th May, 2019
Golazo He's a home-bred and he's one for jumps and a trip. He's a horse we've always liked. He's a fine big chasing type and we were worried about how he'd get on around here. They've done a wonderful job on the ground though and it's very safe. It's great to get the first one on the board for the season.
Cork Thu, 21st Mar, 2019
Roseys Hollow She is a grand big mare and we are delighted with that,. The thought coming here was to follow a former horse of mine Minutestomidnight and go to the Punchestown festival for the Graded Mares Bumper but she had to come and do this. She was never away in a schooling race and we were ready to run in a point to point last year but she was short a couple of schools and she was left off. When she came back in I thought she'd be ready to run at Christmas but she was just growing and I took my time with her and fair play to the lads for waiting. I have 12 horses at the moment and I am trying to expand the whole time. I'd love to keep her but money talks.