Curragh Sun, 15th Sep, 2019
Buffer Zone We thought he was a Group horse in a handicap but they have to deliver. He’s been very straightforward since we got him and has gradually moved up the ranks. It never really looked in doubt. He’s a very progressive horse and hopefully he turns into a Group horse. He’s in the Ayr Gold Cup next week. It’s not our style to return (that quick). David (Spratt, part owner) and I will sit down and make a plan.
Navan Sat, 7th Sep, 2019
Accountability He's after coming on an awful lot from Leopardstown and he looks great. We were fairly confident today but it was a slowly run race. He was still a bit green at home and we knew that he'd come on again from that so we wanted to ride him a little bit cold. The way the race was run he ran a little bit keen under Colin and got to the front and a lot of daylight. That's as quick as he wants the ground. A faster run will suit him a lot better and he will come on an awful lot for greenness. He's a horse going forward and he's shown us that at home since Leopardstown. We got that out of the way now and we'll see what happens after that. We'll have a bit of run with him.
Cork Sun, 1st Sep, 2019
Nurse Barbara We're delighted with her. She's as honest as the day is long, she is not the biggest filly in the world but she's got great heart and Colin absolutely loved her,. He said she winged the gates. First time out the only concern was would she be green but she basically led all the way and he pulled clear at the furlong pole because she wanted to do it, which is half the battle. He thinks she is better than a maiden winner. We'll see how she comes out of the race and take it from there. Colin loves that sprint track and she just floated on it. She's not the biggest but she doesn't need to be when she has a heart. She kept going. She was ready to go but it was the first time she saw grass and ours do come on an awful lot from the first run.
Killarney Wed, 21st Aug, 2019
Camorra I like Killarney and I said I'd rather have runners down here as it is my mid-term break,. He is a nice colt and we put him in the Beresford Stakes this morning, even though my rule is we don't enter until they've earned it; they have to win to qualify in my book. We thought he'd run well and Colin said he was a bit clueless when they came around him and instead of bullying him he, let him find his own way and put his head in front on the line. He is a nice colt who I didn't expect to run until October as he has next year written all over him.
Roscommon Mon, 19th Aug, 2019
Scorched Earth He did his best to throw it away!. It was a great ride. We dropped him into a handicap as we'd given him enough chances in maidens. How far could he have won, or should he have won. Shane said he was looking at the screen but I said if it wasn't the screen it would have been something else. I don't know how he's managed to stay a colt, he's a full-brother to Washington DC. He's managed to avoid the dreaded cut all summer. I'm normally quick to do it so he's obviously quiet at home. He's won, he likes the soft ground and there is plenty of interest in him to go the other route (jumping). He loves that ground, the softer the better and he was just dossing. Colin would have been unlucky to have gotten his pocket picked but the horse didn't help him.
Cork Sat, 17th Aug, 2019
Yaxeni she has a brilliant attitude and she is such a lady at home I was hoping the race would wake her up. Before the race she was sleepy and went down to the start as if she was just having a day out. She is in the same bracket as Leminsta (finished fourth at Leopardstown on Thursday) and we decided to come here over a mile with her and she will be a lovely filly over a trip next year. She has a bit of class and there were a lot of talking horses in that race today. We've just delighted as she was just ready to start and she was well bought for 8,000gns as a foal.