Sligo Mon, 14th Sep, 2020
Court Adjourned It was a a little bit unexpected. I don’t normally run horses back as quick. Ideally I’d have given her two weeks. I just freshened her up after she ran and we didn’t do an awful lot of work and it just seems to suit her that way. She just seems to be happy in herself. It was a surprise because I thought maybe she’d want this (run) again, but because there’s not that many races for her in this grade we came here. Normally she’d be on the boat and I’d be in Hexham or Perth or somewhere and I’d have found something for her there. I thought when Paddy hit the front he’d gone too early, but in fairness to her, in the bits of work she’s done for me, she stays galloping and she’d won a point-to-point so, at the end of the day, I had to leave it up to him and she kept going well.
Downpatrick Sun, 9th Aug, 2020
Lighthouse Rose If she had jumped the second last the last day she would have won and she jumped neither (it nor the last) - if she had jumped either she would have won (when third at this track in July). She is locally owned, it's a builder's but no-one is able to be here. She could come north again. She’s only a small mare and had no weight today. I’ll maybe run her over three miles at Sligo on Wednesday week.
Galway Fri, 31st Jul, 2020
Nibblers Charm His run the last day sharpened him up; he can race on and off the bridle so we gave him a few spins on the flat and it worked out grand. The 7lbs was a huge help carrying 9st9lbs and it is Simon's first ride for me, and I'm delighted for him and he gave him a great spin. We were hoping he'd get into the Grade B hurdle, but that's my first Galway festival winner and we won't be greedy!. We might look at taking him across to Cheltenham for the November meeting and he has plenty of size and scope to jump fences; I want to have a crack at a big pot before we go chasing.
Kilbeggan Mon, 29th Jun, 2020
Musical Ava She deserves every bit of it, she's been unlucky. She was second twice last year and on her second last run she was only beaten a head at Tramore. Hopefully it's onwards and upwards from here.