Dundalk Wed, 18th Nov, 2020
Brokers Tip he’s going into a club that we are forming and the details will probably be released next week. We’ll have a mix of yearlings from this year along with this horse and some older horses which I hope will be an exciting venture. he’s (Brokers Tip, who carried the colours of the trainer's brother Brian Bunyan) been knocking on the door and is entitled to that. It took him a little time to get over being gelded which set him back a bit. Hopefully he’ll get a bit of confidence from that and he’s a horse we believe has a bright future.
Dundalk Wed, 18th Nov, 2020
Miss Sassyboots she got a bit of a knock after Leopardstown and had to have a bit of time off. Her owner (Zoe Casbolt) took her home and did a good job in getting everything right again. She broke well and got a soft lead. Shane gave her a lovely ride and everything worked out grand. She had some form last year (over six furlongs) and we would have started her over seven on Monday but got balloted out. We got in here and said we’d chance it although I thought she’d need the run. Hopefully there will be another day in her.
Dundalk Fri, 30th Oct, 2020
Anjalawi She's tough out and she's danced every dance, she only raced last week,. She has the speed to run over five but she will improve over a bit further. The main thing is that we're absolutely delighted for owner Pat McCarthy as she's a home-bred filly. He's an absolute gentleman. He's a new owner to us who came through Ronnie Boland, who is a big cog in the wheel for us. Pat would have really loved to be here so under the circumstances we are thinking of him now. He bred her, asked if we would take her and we couldn't be more delighted to train for a man. He's the back-bone of racing and he'll be over the moon with this. She doesn't have to improve too much and we'll search for black-type for her next year. That was a good performance from her wide draw as it's not easy to do over five here.
Cork Tue, 25th Aug, 2020
Huddle Up It’s onwards and upwards, and we’ll try find a few little races for him. He’s a fun horse to have but he’s grand and he’s after paying for himself there in one fell swoop. He did that well. I castrated him early just because he was just thinking about things, but he had a lovely attitude there. He was very game to the line, and I thought Nathan was very strong on him - he showed his younger brother what to do!
Leopardstown Thu, 16th Jul, 2020
Aztec Parade That's 20 winners in five weeks so it's a great start to the season. I'm delighted for that horse because he ran into a couple of good ones. I know it was a weak race but Ben said he gave him a nice feel. He's a great mover and has got the size and the scope. He just did what he had to do. We might stick him up to Listed company now and see how good he is. Whatever he does this year he will be better next year. We are trying to gather a nice team of horses that going forward can compete in Listed and Group races next year.