Leopardstown Thu, 6th Aug, 2020
Thundering Nights She had a good run the last day. She's straight forward and quickened up well. She seemed to be in control most of the way and is progressive. We'll try to get some black type with her and she will stay further. She won with an ease in Galway so she is versatile in terms of ground.
Galway Sun, 2nd Aug, 2020
Pista She was very slow away at Leopardstown and the ground was quick. She was galloping up and down on the spot and then she ran on past a few in the straight. Brendan Powell, representing
Galway Thu, 30th Jul, 2020
Slige Dala Tom (Hamilton) said he was just behind the bridle all the way but he said he's a strong stayer. On his first two runs he was a little bit green but last time in Punchestown he showed a bit more and hit the line running. I think it was a decent enough bumper today, they were quite a few fancied horses in it. We'll see what Joseph does with him now but he jumps well and that's going to be his game as he's a lovely big horse. Brendan Powell, representing
Galway Wed, 29th Jul, 2020
Early Doors I thought Mark gave the horse a fantastic ride and I'm delighted for JP and everyone at home. The start was very messy and I thought Mark done very well to get away good. He got into a lovely rhythm jumping. Obviously experience was a big question mark but we were delighted to see the rain coming and it was a big help to him. I was a little bit worried when he missed the second last but I knew he'd be coming home well. It's a very special race to win. I remember years ago always hearing about Life Of A Lord winning the race a couple of times for Dad so it's a very special race to win. We'd all love to be there but please God we'll all be there next year.
Galway Mon, 27th Jul, 2020
Flying Scotsman He is by Galileo so the step up in trip suited and the bit of juice also helped; the ground was on the quick side over seven (furlongs) the last day. It wasn't the greatest race in the world but has got his head in front now; he is in tomorrow so we'll leave that to Joseph and see what he is like (in the morning). He is back over a mile tomorrow (entered in the 6.15 on Tuesday). Brendan Powell, representing
Cork Fri, 24th Jul, 2020
Chead Solas His last run was very disappointing but it rained and rained then and the ground went heavy. He travelled great but didn't get home and today the ground was still probably a bit on the slow side for him. Joseph has given him time and he is going to jump a fence in time. That's our first winner for the owners Rectory Road Holdings Limited. Brendan Powell, representing
Leopardstown Thu, 23rd Jul, 2020
Bolleville Shane said he was always happy with her. She travelled great and he said she kept quickening all the way to the line. She loved the ground and it's a while since she ran so she can only improve again off it. Today was basically a finding out mission and she's done it nicely so she could be very useful. Shane and Declan (McDonogh) share most of the rides but Eddie is a big part of the team and it's unfortunate that he's missed out on this. Shane switched onto her after Raise You (change in going) was taken out and he's given her a lovely ride. She's by Camelot so she's going to be a valuable broodmare one day. Hopefully she has a good future before that.
Naas Wed, 22nd Jul, 2020
Gold Factory It's nice to get her head in front. On her first run at Leopardstown this year she just never went a yard, I don't know why. She has a very unusual action behind, maybe it had something to do with that. She's run well at Dundalk before and Declan said she loved that straight track. He said she's very tough and she has a great attitude to her. It's nice to win with her as she has a lovely pedigree. Brendan Powell, representing
Curragh Sat, 18th Jul, 2020
Twilight Payment .I think it was a big performance out of him,. The horse that made the running is no slouch and this fella stayed going all the way to the line. This was our early season target and we had the couple of races that would bring us to here. I suppose in the longer term the Irish Leger back here would be the target. It was a good run out of Master Of Reality again I thought. He'll probably follow the same path, he hasn't got many other options really.
Leopardstown Thu, 16th Jul, 2020
Gin Blossom She did it nicely. She fell out of the stalls in Tipperary and was always on the back foot but stayed on nicely over a bit shorter. Shane said she was a little bit slow today but he got into a nice position and she quickened up well and quickened away. He said she felt good in the last furlong and loved that ground. I think she will end up staying. She's gone and shed her maiden tag now and we'll see what happens from there. Knowing if she keeps improving there no doubt he'll look for some black-type. It's important for their pedigrees and he usually tries to do that with those fillies. I suppose we'll have to see what the handicapper will give her as well for that. Brendan Powell, representing