Thurles Sun, 19th Jan, 2020
Coolbane Boy You need an awful lot of luck in this game. I took him to the sales but he was sore the morning of the sale and I actually couldn't give him away,. Dr Richard Newland bought him outside the ring (for £30,000) but later sent him back, before 14 days were up. It was to my luck that he did. He is a fierce honest horse and the trip obviously suited him today. I've no plan with him. Tom gave him a brilliant ride; that's his second bumper winner but he has 52 point to point winners and I keep slagging him because I rode 55 winners in my time. So that now puts him on 54!. Dan McDonald owns him, he lives in Edinburgh and his elderly mother was buried today.
Tramore Tue, 10th Dec, 2019
Red Lemonade She toughed it out well, albeit she was hanging left all the way up the straight. You'll probably see her better going the other direction, she jumps a bit left too. We went too slow for her the whole way, she was very keen but handled the ground no problem. A more galloping track will suit.
Galway Tue, 8th Oct, 2019
The Red Menace I was worried would he go on the ground as he had never ran on it before. Previously he dropped out when he got passed, but he jumped brilliantly today and it now looks like that ground is what he wants. We were talking about giving him a break but we'll keep going now and three miles is what he wants.