Dundalk Fri, 7th Feb, 2020
Morph Speed I made an awful hash of training him! I bought him to breeze but I ended up with him. I brought him to France but he got a virus. I had ten horses over there but didn't have a winner. I ran him once here and he ran moderate over six. To be honest I'm a trader, not a trainer and focus more on the breeze-ups. He's good. His sister won the Queen Mary and bred Adelaide so it's a proper pedigree. Michael and Eddie O'Leary's sister (Ashley) bred him and has the mare. I bought him off them as a yearling. He was picked out and bought by a judge in Thomond O'Mara. It took me a long time to cop that he wanted a trip. Ross Coakley worked him in the Curragh and said 'he wants a trip' so fair play to him and he gave him a great ride there today. I'd say he'll be a lovely summer horse for hurdles, that's probably where he's headed. He's for sale as I'm a trader. I've had three runners and had a winner and a second now. I've a good strike rate!. My dad John was on the phone there. He's at home watching on TV with my mother.
Navan Wed, 23rd Oct, 2019
Oneiroi He chipped a bone in his knee and that’s why he came back to me to be rehabilitated. I was pre-training him and I said I’d keep going with him. He had been second on the all-weather earlier in the year. He’s an honest little handicapper and we said we’d take a chance today on the soft ground. I’m from Newbridge and have a gallop near Monasterevin. I’ve done a lot of showjumping, hunting and point-to-pointing and rode a few races as an amateur. I’ve had the jump licence up to now but this is my first venture into the Flat. I took a chance when this horse came along and Ronan recommended him as a good one to get me started.