Dundalk Wed, 20th Jan, 2021
Illusory It’s lovely to get a winning bracket for her. Shane kept it very simple on her and she’s very game and genuine. They didn’t go much of a gallop and she stuck at it well. When the other horse came to challenge her, she picked up again. She’s a lovely kind filly to train and she has a big heart. It’s our first winner for Ballylinch and I’ll talk to John O’Connor to see what they want to do. I feel there is more to come from her and she could be a nice filly to go handicapping with over the summer on grass. She still has a bit of strengthening to do. She gets that trip well and will probably get further if needed.
Dundalk Fri, 15th Jan, 2021
Hodd's Girl sprinting is different as they have to learn how to sprint. She was always in a hurry but wasn't able to get home. She's enjoying this surface here now. We don't do a whole lot with her at home, she doesn't take a lot of work, but you could tell by her that she was in real good form. I thought she had improved a little bit and her form was advertised with the runner-up last time winning since. I thought she'd run well. When she's in that sort of form you keep them going. She's easy enough to keep ticking away. I have her in here next week over six but I'm sure whether we'd bring her back or not. We'll see how she is. There aren't too many opportunities over five but I'll see what's coming up.