Fairyhouse Mon, 8th Feb, 2021
Dubai Devils He sent him for home and that was it,. I said to him before it went out that all he does is stay at a pace. I've struggled to get him fit this year. He's been off a couple of times with touches of leg trouble but thankfully we've got him back. He won't stop eating and I struggle to get the weight off him and get enough work into him to get him right. We said we'd run him to get him fit and run him to keep him fit. I don't do an awful lot with him at home and he's just ticked over since Navan. He was at the beach, walking in the water trying to keep his legs sound, and touch wood he'll be alright in the morning. I can only make day to day plans with him and didn't look any further than today. He's been threatening to do that for a while and is at his peak now fitness wise. He's versatile enough ground wise but I can't chance him on better ground. He's minded like a child and is one of the favourites at home. My nephew rides him out and a little pal of his as well, they come at the weekends. He's an absolute saint of a horse. I'm delighted for the owners, the Skellys, who have been with me a long time. God be good to Lar Skelly who passed away in the summer. They've been good to me and as long as I've been training they've had horses with me and stuck by me.
Wexford Mon, 26th Oct, 2020
Buck Rogers He is a half-brother to Fayonagh and we had been very disappointed with him up until today. The penny has been slow to drop. He didn't jump well but Brian gave him an absolute master of a ride and made a man of him today. He was just running on his nerves other days. Brian gave him a lovely run down the inside and picked a bit of nice ground for him. Despite jumping bad we are delighted with him. The family improve with age and the penny is only beginning to drop. Hopefully the handicapper won't be too hard on him because it was an unplaced maiden. I don't know if he is man enough for a handicap yet so he might go for a winners of one first. He definitely has to improve his jumping and we'd like him to relax a bit more. He was hanging again today which he tends to do in races. Unfortunately, he is the last one we have out of Fair Ina because I sold her. He is an important one and he is from Solerina's family. At some stage he should go over fences, as he has the size. He is beginning to learn.