Fairyhouse Tue, 20th Oct, 2020
Final Endeavour He’s a good little rider and I left it to himself. He got him to settle which is the key. I put cheekpieces on the last day and he was just too free. At least he has one up now and it’s great for the owner Susan Bury who has been with me a long time. He might run again in Galway on Monday.
Dundalk Sat, 15th Aug, 2020
Miss Cunning We're absolutely delighted, it's Jessica's first ride on the track and she's riding for the boss so it's a great start to her career. Hopefully it'll be one of many. The filly likes the track and Jessica gave her a great ride. She was under strict instructions to look the part and hopefully she did. The boss is absolutely delighted that he was able to give her a good start.
Naas Mon, 3rd Aug, 2020
Miss Amulet Even before today she was very well bought (£7,500) by Michael O’Donoghue of the BBA, she’s a scopey filly and really progressive. That was wonderful, she was obviously one of the outsiders but back on a conventional track as opposed to Down Royal she’s won very well having travelled strongly. Billy was very pleased and said she’s getting stronger all the time and enjoying her racing as well as improving for it. We were 3lb better off with Johnny (Murtagh's) filly, but I don’t think that was the difference — it was more to do with the track and a bit slower ground, Naas is more demanding.
Cork Sun, 5th Jul, 2020
Miss Amulet Her first race has thrown up plenty of winners and at Navan (subsequently) she may have got involved a bit early and she was vulnerable to closers. She had taken that very well though and didn't hold a grudge against us and Chris (Hayes) said she was very professional and he thought she could go on and have a nice future and that six furlongs would be fine. Getting black-type along the way would be nice and she is very straightforward and uncomplicated. I'm pleased for Colm Griffin, from Meath, who is a new owner to the yard and that's a lovely start. She was well bought by Mick Donohoe and she has the size as well so she has a future.
Limerick Wed, 17th Jun, 2020
Half Nutz All my horses are taking a run. I can get them very fit at home but they need to go for a couple of scouts up the Curragh. If he had needed a run, however, I'd have been gutted as I felt he was our first real chance of getting a winner. He isn't dependent on that ground as he'll go on good or soft and he has matured so much mentally over the winter. He is a different horse to what we had last year and he has also furnished really well. . He is owned by a great syndicate, headed by Fran Kennedy who used to be Eddie Lynam's head lad. They are really sporting and are all on Zoom shouting!. Fran said we'll see what the handicapper does. There is a nice handicap in the Curragh but we'll see what mark he gets.