Dundalk Fri, 20th Sep, 2019
Dubai Rainbow The owner is a better judge than me. He flew over from Trinidad once last year and she won and he flew over today and she won so he obviously knows more than the trainer,. I thought it was a pretty competitive handicap and I was particularly afraid of Hidden Spark (finished fourth). It's nice to win, he's a lovely man and he's had horses with me for a long time. He was introduced to me by Mick Molloy and the Kerr family. The Kerrs were very famous trainers in Clonee and trained a lot of top sprinters and milers back in the day. When they retired I got to train for him. He's been very good, a lovely man. He's ninety odd and he's in great nick. You won't see me at 92 unless you get a ouija board!
Cork Sun, 1st Sep, 2019
Chagall I'm showing my age because I trained the father and the mother. I think the mother made the nine o'clock news, Dangle. First time out she ran at the Curragh in a maiden and was as green as grass. When Johnny (Murtagh) gave her a thump she took off and he had a job pulling her up, she finished fifth. We were called in before the stewards and she was banned for two months, Johnny was going to miss the Arc and my kids were crying for about a week because it was on the nine o'clock news that a trainer had been done. Stephanie has had horses with me a long time. The dam won and was group placed. This fella is a funny old devil but he loves front-running and he ran well from the front the last day. Even with all the runners I said to young Andy bounce out and try and make all. It was a long way up, it was a long sprint - a bit longer than a cigarette that's all I can tell you!. He got home anyway and it's good to get it.
Cork Sun, 1st Sep, 2019
Romantic Proposal I was concerned that the ground might have gone a bit quick for her but she reveled in it,. She ran very well here earlier in the year and I didn't think it would take me as long as it did to win a maiden with her. It's nice to win with those colours (Clipper Logistics Group) again. He (Steve Parkin) always has a horse with us and we've had a bit of good luck with him with the likes of Agnes Stewart, Midnight Cross and Hot Stone. She did it well. We'll see what the handicapper does and try and find a fillies handicap for her. My daughter bought her as a foal and Joe (Foley) bought her as a yearling off her, so she's been lucky for me with the foals she's bought.