Curragh Sat, 29th Jun, 2019
Insignia Of Rank Gary rode a fantastic race because I think the horse is best at a mile-and-two but he was in such rude form on Tuesday we decided to run,. We thought there would be a fast pace in the race and with €75,000 on offer we thought we'd take our chance. The only thing that worried me last night was the way Shekiba ran because she was working very well. I was a little bit disappointed with her last night but fillies can do that at times. This horse showed what he's doing at home and that's why we are here. He likes a box seat and has more gears than you think. He's versatile ground-wise, it's immaterial to him. We had Galway as the plan but that rules that out now. I suppose we'll have to stay Listed now or that calibre and take it from there. Don't be surprised if in a year's time you see him over hurdles as the owners love hurdle racing. I doubt it but we'll see as he's a very versatile horse. He's a horse that performs on the big day and they are the ones you want.
Fairyhouse Fri, 14th Jun, 2019
Dolce Sicily Katie (Walsh, wife) bought her as a yearling for ten grand in Newmarket. Epaulette isn’t that sexy but the mare had two winners from two runners,. She had two runs over five, ran well the first day in Naas and not a bad run then in the Curragh. She’s bred to get six or seven, she knew her job and was able to dictate from the front. It’s my first two-year-old winner. We’ve had a few seconds and I’m delighted to have a juvenile winner. A bunch of lads from Dublin that work in banking own her but unfortunately they weren’t able to get here. I’d say they will have a good night tonight!