Dundalk Tue, 3rd Dec, 2019
Prince Of Naples I think an awful lot of this horse. He got a really bad infection after he won in Fairyhouse and we had to hit him with antibiotics. I think it left a mark as it's taken me a long time to get his bloods right. He still wasn't 100 percent right when he ran in the Curragh but I think I'm back on the road now and I'm delighted with that. We'll see what the plan is now and we might get a call to sell him. John sent me off to buy yearlings and I think I bought more than he bargained for! That's why we had Sevenleft in the claimer (finished second and was claimed), we just have to lighten up (with numbers). I do think a lot of this horse, and he'd be one you'd love to hang on to, but we have to be realistic and if we get a decent offer he'll have to go.
Dundalk Fri, 11th Oct, 2019
Rockview Roman We knew he had a race in him off that mark but the draw was putting me off and the surface was a bit of an unknown,. He had a very bad accident around this time last year. He got a very bad cut and we nearly lost him so that’s why he was off the track for so long. Hopefully he’ll make up for lost time now.
Roscommon Mon, 30th Sep, 2019
Aa Bee See That was great. It's the first time in a long while that he's got his ground. Conditions suited him today in a low grade handicap. He lost his form last year. He was second in Tramore, then he ran in Galway in a Flat race and came home lame. We ran him in a few hurdle races but I could never get him right after. The ground suited today and the conditions of the race.
Navan Sat, 28th Sep, 2019
Advanced Virgo He's a lovely horse. It probably wasn't the best maiden hurdle. He had a nice run in Wexford and was probably a bit unlucky that day. He had a nice enough comeback run and the form of the race in Killarney had been working out. As regards a maiden hurdle for Navan, it probably wasn't the hottest but he's a nice horse. He'll probably go handicapping now and he'll definitely get further as he got two miles on the Flat.
Naas Wed, 18th Sep, 2019
Valeria Messalina She won a barrier trial here, and is very like (half-brother) Pincheck as she really wants it. She puts her head down and tries,. She’s a smashing big filly and we’ll see how we get on from here. I’d say she’ll run again this year. She knew where she was and she knew where the winning post was.
Tipperary Sun, 11th Aug, 2019
Piece Of Paradise The blinkers were a big help. She was backing off the gate on her first couple of runs and the blinkers just concentrated her a bit. We thought she'd win the last twice and hopefully she can build on this. She handled the ground but came down the ambulance track so to say she wants soft ground might be a stretch of the imagination. I might enter her in the Listed race at the Curragh on Friday. She gets five well and might get six. It is not easy for those fillies to carry top weight in those auction races and she's after winning now which is the main thing.