Tramore Fri, 16th Aug, 2019
Think Positive he likes jumping better than he likes bumpers and he is a very slick jumper. From the first time we jumped him he showed us he had a great aptitude for jumping and I think he won't have any problem going out in trip either. He gallops and really hurdles well and hopefully he'll make a better hurdle horse than bumper horse. He'll go down the winners' novice route and I think he'll handle soft ground too. He is a lovely looking horse and hopefully he will improve as the winter goes on.
Tramore Thu, 15th Aug, 2019
The Granson Sandra Hughes thought a good bit of him too. She told me he is the makings of a good horse but is very delicate. Paul gave him a smashing ride, he took his time on him. I thought a good bit of this horse before but he had a lot of issues. We were going to move him on earlier in the year but the lads were patient and said to find out was there any issues with him and try to get a race out of him. I'm delighted their faith has been repaid. The staff love to see Padraig (owner Padraig Coffey) arriving on a Friday evening as he brings them all off for drinks, he looks after them very well and they'll definitely be looking forward to seeing him now!
Bellewstown Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Bentham It's been a brilliant week. I don't think I'll better this,. I've always liked this horse and I thought he'd win a bumper first time out. I ran him on soft that was too soft and then he missed the break in Ballinrobe. In Punchestown he had gone over the top and the ground went too soft as well. I made a bit of a mess of him but I think he's a good horse and I'm delighted he's won. He turned in and gave him a chance to fill up. I'm happy with that. I don't know what the plan is now. Those are my wife's colours and hopefully he might be in different colours next time.
Bellewstown Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Amor Verdadero She's a grand honest mare and was entitled to do that,. She's probably one that we could bring to the north of England and try and win a novice hurdle with. It's the first horse that the owner has had with us and they are having a bit of fun so it's great. She's been knocking on the door a few days so she deserved to win.
Tipperary Thu, 9th May, 2019
Rewritetherules I was in three minds about coming here as after Down Royal I said if he was okay he'd run here. I gave the horse a blow at home this morning to make sure he wasn't dead in himself and he felt great. He was very unlucky not to win two point-to'points when he fell and that's why I bought him. He is a promising horse. He needs to learn to switch off, he's 17 hands and I'd rather if the fences were in it down the back straight today. He is a good replacement for Hidden Cyclone and he'll either run in the Stratford hunters chase or the other hunter chase at Listowel next.
Down Royal Mon, 6th May, 2019
Rewritetherules He's a 17hh horse. I ran him in a bumper in Gowran and I thought he couldn't get beaten - I ran him the wrong way, I made the running and they all took him on. He came out of Donnachadh Doyle's, a great yard to buy a horse out of. I rang Donnachadh before the race and I said to him 'I'm gonna drop this fellow last' and he said that was the thing to do with him. That's the first day with the hood, he's just a very free-going horse but I love him the whole time at home. He's doing everything right. It was a very competitive race. He'd stay three miles every day of the week. He's in again on Thursday but we'll see how we come out of the race, he might run again on Thursday in Tipperary. He's a good ground horse and he's a gorgeous horse. He's a staying chaser and the good thing about him is that you can drop him out. He's a proper horse. The owner Dan O'Rourke is from Naas. That's the second horse they have with me now.
Punchestown Thu, 2nd May, 2019
Polished Steel it’s been a lucky race for me. He (Polished Steel) was always going to come here and had a break before Fairyhouse. He stood off too far at the second hurdle there, made a terrible mistake and then never jumped another hurdle. We decided today to change the tactics if he would settle and we put ear plugs on which helped him settle in front. He likes a bit of nice ground. He can cope with soft ground but not heavy. He’ll probably go for a mile and a half or mile and three quarters race on the Flat next.