Listowel Fri, 25th Sep, 2020
Bitview Colin We were hitting the crossbar here all week so it's nice to get a winner. Bitview Colin had a serious leg injury and was off for two years. We nursed him, like all our horses, and I'd say if he was in another yard he probably wouldn't have come back. I ran him here the other evening and told James (O'Sullivan) to mind the horse and make sure he got around. He came out of that bouncing and I had him entered in this race so I decided to run him when the rain came, even though he'd like better ground. He was third in a valuable handicap hurdle here in 2016. He could make a nice novice chaser and it's possible he'll head to Killarney. He has a very illustrious sister Waitnsee (a dual winner for the yard) - she is a proper proper mare and they are out of a dam who cost quarter of a million. It is a beautiful pedigree and he could make a nice little novice chaser.
Wexford Wed, 5th Aug, 2020
The Broom Squire I'm thrilled. It's great to get our first winner back but I didn't think it was going to be him. His jumping had not been good. He was in front at Clonmel when he made a bad mistake on his penultimate start. He had been placed in a couple of hurdles and I always thought he might win a chase. I'm delighted that he did and it was a bad race. I think he will be better on better ground. There is a two-mile low grade handicap chase at Tramore that we might look at for him now. He will stay in that grade. It's great for Adam as it's his last winner as a claimer. His owners Eric Newnham and Carol Hogan are great supporters and they also have Wolfofallstreets and a nice young new horse. Hopefully we'll have more luck with them. We've had a few placed horses in the last three weeks and everything has been running well. Last season was very good. I let out all my horses for two months and everything has been taking a run. They'll improve and hopefully we'll have a few more winners in the next few weeks.