Dundalk Wed, 25th Nov, 2020
War Hero He got upset the last time in the stalls and was slow away. He didn't run too badly but I think the draw today made a huge difference and he was last into the stalls,. Cian gave him a super ride. He was very cool on him up the straight and didn't go for him early. He had top-weight today but he was dropping in class. Mark Devlin, from the north, owns him and it's great for him as he just bought him a few runs back. He's a real fun horse and was a great buy for them. That's Cian's second winner for me now, which is great, and long may it continue. He's a good kid and I think he's going places.
Dundalk Fri, 20th Nov, 2020
Eglish She's good, tough and hardy and she got down to a winnable mark,. The claim probably made the difference today, taking the 7lb off. Cian only started with me two weeks ago. He's come home from England and it's a great way to start. I'm delighted for him, he works hard and is a good kid to ride. I think he'll do very well here in the next year of two. It's great for Shamrock as well, that's another win on the board for them.
Dundalk Mon, 16th Nov, 2020
Saltonstall I can't fight with the handicapper anymore anyway, that's for sure. We put him in this race by chance as he was going so well. People probably thought I was mad running him here after running in the mud but he'd been here a couple of times and he just floats on the surface. Sam (Ewing) was very good on him and it's great for everyone involved. That's his fourth win of the year and he'd just a superstar of a horse to have. I'm just thrilled to have him. He'll get a break now, he won't go travelling. Lingfield could be a possibility for him but I think we'll target stakes races on soft ground at the start of next season. I don't know about the Galway Mile next year, I'd want a 20lb claimer on him! It's a great problem to have with a horse. I'm praying to God that I can keep his form the way it is. He's just turned inside out with age and I'm delighted to have him.
Dundalk Mon, 9th Nov, 2020
Pillar I suppose I don’t want this year to end. I’d be about the only one who wouldn’t be giving out about 2020!. This fella is a real star in the yard when he gets into his grade. He surprised me as he did that quite easily and is in great form. He takes very little work at home, and I’m delighted for Sean Gallagher who is a long-standing supporter of mine and it’s great for him to get another winner. He ran over five here the last night and was run of his feet. Colin (Keane) rode him and said they went hard because for him to be taken off his feet they have to go very fast.
Dundalk Fri, 6th Nov, 2020
Eglish she wasn't winning out of turn and loves this place. She has a new bunch of lads involved with her, in Shamrock Thoroughbreds, and it's great for them as it's her first win for them. On form she should have run a big race and it's great that she won. We'll campaign away up here and see what happens and she should go in again. The handicapper wasn't easy on her earlier in the year but when you win three times in an all-weather season he's not going to be too kind to you. We ran her on soft ground a few times but she needs top of the ground. She's a real all-weather fast ground filly.