Dundalk Fri, 25th Oct, 2019
Pretty Smart It was a long time coming. She ran two good races in Navan and we thought the extra furlong would suit her. She was missing the kick a bit early on and we worked hard on that this week. It paid off tonight, from a bad draw she was able to get into a good position. She was a little bit free early on but she has plenty of gears. Having been racing over five and coming up to six she was probably doing a little bit more than we wanted. Conor was looking forward to riding her from the time he was sixth on her at Navan. He's always done a good job for me and he's a real professional. I wouldn't mind going back to five but Conor said if we go back to five we mightn't be able to do six again because she might get too free. She's versatile enough and over five she might settle in a bit. She's a half-sister to Aspen Belle and she has some of her characteristics, she's a bit hot but she has ability.
Navan Wed, 23rd Oct, 2019
Teddy Boy He took his time winning a race and I thought he’d have won by now. He’s an awful brat and runs away going to the start. He’d go down quicker than he’d come back! . We sent him down early so he got a bit of a rest today! . I don’t think there is anything else for him. He’s not like a camel as he doesn’t like the sand so he won’t be going to Dundalk.
Curragh Sun, 13th Oct, 2019
Miacomet When she gets to the front she pricks her ears, and I was delighted to see Andy last at halfway as she needs cover and once she gets to the front she thinks its job done. I was delighted when the result was called and the longer it went on the more the doubts start creeping in. That’s her 18th run of the year and she’s had two wins and been second and third a total of seven times. I haven’t spared her but she’s thrived on it. She’s earned her keep and is progressive.
Laytown Wed, 11th Sep, 2019
Plough Boy he's knows the place well as he's down here quite often. We thought six furlongs might just stretch him but had the advantage of knowing the beach so well. We said we'd let him bowl along today, he knows the place well, he's a legend of a horse and that's 14 times he's won now. Everything is so easy for him, no matter what you do with him he takes it in his stride. It's great for the lads who are great owners. There is a race in Dundalk for him in two weeks time. We usually give him a break when he peters out a bit. Those races aren't hard on him, six furlongs sure I'd do that myself!