Dundalk Fri, 1st Nov, 2019
Corrienthes From that draw to do that, I'm really happy with it,. Probably six or seven is his trip really but he has natural speed, that's what Rory described it as. He was able to use it to get a good position and he wasn't stopping at the line. Obviously it's nice to get it for this owner and he's just a nice horse. Eddie (O'Leary) always thought he was a really nice horse and he always believed in him. He didn't sell in Doncaster (breeze-up) and I've been harassing Eddie for years to give me a horse. We managed to get this lad. He said he was one of the best breezers he had this year, he was right and all I had to do was not mess it up!. I'm delighted because my Dad is in hospital, he was in intensive care last week but he's come out of it now and I think he's going to be okay. It's a good fillip for him. I'm delighted for the connections. I don't know what we'll do with him, he may end up in another jurisdiction at some stage maybe. He handles this surface so well you wouldn't be afraid to come back for another race. He shows a lot of talent at home.
Curragh Sun, 15th Sep, 2019
Buffer Zone We thought he was a Group horse in a handicap but they have to deliver. He’s been very straightforward since we got him and has gradually moved up the ranks. It never really looked in doubt. He’s a very progressive horse and hopefully he turns into a Group horse. He’s in the Ayr Gold Cup next week. It’s not our style to return (that quick). David (Spratt, part owner) and I will sit down and make a plan.
Killarney Wed, 21st Aug, 2019
Queen Amidala The draw gave her no chance at Galway and I know she won but I'm not sure about the ground,. She didn't seem to be travelling turning but it was toughness kept her in it and her battling qualities won it for her. We'll go the handicap route next.
Gowran Park Wed, 14th Aug, 2019
Arabeska The plan was to jump and lead but she missed the kick. She's a grand filly. For some reason she doesn't run as well on straight tracks but then she did run a cracker down in Cork when John Oxx's horse beat us. He didn't move us in the handicap for that but then put us up 8lb for winning here. She liked that ground and she stayed well. I'd love to stick a bit of black-type on her by the end of the year. She's after winning two races now and she's really for the breeding end now. It gives us more of an option that she did that on that ground. I thought she battled well to do it when she got out.
Killarney Wed, 17th Jul, 2019
Viadera we were very nervous coming down with the weather forecast but the lads got it spot on and the ground is beautiful and good. She loves good or better, the trip but her heart won it today. She had a tough campaign in the last month or so and that was a negative coming into this but she fought like a lion. This was the main aim to win this and I'm delighted. With a heart like that, it will help her when we step her up in trip as well and we'll find it (a plan) as we go.