Punchestown Tue, 24th Nov, 2020
Alexei Vronsky It probably wasn't the best race on paper but I'm delighted. Leigh Roche recommended that we buy him out of Michael O'Callaghan's. He's a fine horse and it's great to get the win out of him. He stays well and handled that ground. He won in Roscommon on good ground so he should be versatile.
Curragh Sun, 11th Oct, 2020
Helvic Dream I thought he was good all year but things just haven't gone right for him with one thing and another. I don't know where he will go next, and there is the possibility we could travel with him. He'll stick to Stakes races now. We have schooled him over barrels but that will probably go out the window now. Colin was riding the O'Brien horses today but he told me the other day he was riding this horse which was nice to hear. We get on well together and it gave me a bit of satisfaction that he stuck with me. He loves soft ground. He wouldn't want fast ground but I think he'll go on good ground.
Tipperary Mon, 14th Sep, 2020
Seanjohnsilver He was missing the breaks catastrophically and in fairness to Colin Keane, who rode him the last day, said to take the crossed noseband off him as he resented it,. We did and he pinged out of stalls at home yesterday and if you look back on his old form in England he was probably well handicapped. It was very hard to have confidence with him and the noseband was the only thing we changed; he jumped fine for us at Dundalk in the past but all of a sudden started doing it and we were definitely on our last legs with him. I hope the owner had something on because I was just hoping he'd jump out! . He is owned by David Reilly, a very nice fellow from Dublin.
Curragh Sun, 13th Sep, 2020
Sonnyboyliston That's a great way to end the weekend. Of the whole weekend he was probably the horse I was most excited about, I thought maybe he had the best chance,. When you look at his form, and what Joseph's filly had done (O’Brien’s Thundering Nights), the form was in the book. The cheek-pieces were on him just to help him concentrate because the last time Ben (Coen) thought he just ran a little bit green mid-race. There was a good pace on today and he settled really well. Billy said he got there well. He's a big baby that's learning on the job and he should have no problem stepping up to a mile-and-a-half. He's after getting a fair hike (in the handicap) the last few times. He's a horse I think we should have next year. We might give him one more run before the year is out, maybe the Trigo or one of those Listed races just to see where he fits in. One more this year and hopefully we'll have him for next year because I'd say he's above average.