Navan Wed, 9th Oct, 2019
Flaming Moon It was nice that he stepped up on his first run,. Colin said that just in the last half furlong he was tiring, it was very testing. He's a really nice horse and was showing plenty at home. He's been working well with the likes of Warnaq and One Cool Poet. He did what we expected the first day, the draw was the only doubt then, and we were delighted with him. He has plenty of potential. Colin mentioned the Birdcatcher but it might be a bit soon. We'll see how he is but if we don't get another run into him this season it's not the end of the world. Who knows I mightn't have him still if I get him sold with a bit of luck. That's my first two-year-old winner and it's great to get it.
Curragh Sun, 15th Sep, 2019
One Cool Poet The bubble was burst yesterday. I was expecting him to run a lot better than he did. Billy came in and said he was too fresh and too keen, didn’t get home. I said we’ll see how he is in the morning. When he fell out of the stalls and was at the back, I had my head in my hands. Then he started to pick up but I still didn’t think he’d get there. When he did get going he really flew. My confidence was gone after yesterday and I’d say people were saying he’s mad in the head (running him again). I gave him 10 days off after Galway and I’d say I nearly gave him too much time off. He needed every bit of work I could get into him. He’s a bulky sort of horse. We were going to run him over hurdles in Bellewstown but then I thought why risk him getting a knock (before this weekend). He is the sort of horse you need to be racing.