Galway Mon, 27th Jul, 2020
Princess Zoe Bernard Cullinane found her for us in Germany but when I saw where she was for sale, with the flights being so difficult, I decided not to go that journey and very luckily I didn't go because I know if I went I wouldn't have bought her. When she arrived home she had quite crooked legs and I know if I went to Germany I wouldn't have bought her. Thanks be to God I bought her on the phone and when she arrived I couldn't do anything about it. But the first day I worked her I knew we were ok. I know Paddy (Kehoe, owner) forty years and we've had great luck together. The few we've bought over the years, nearly ever one won. We are now thinking of the English Cesarewitch and we might also think about a bit of black-type as she has a good pedigree. She is entered on Saturday and is a good filly and I want to go right by her. Paddy (Kehoe) already has her backed for the mares' novice hurdle at Cheltenham so I suppose she'll be schooled. To win a feature race at Galway is like a Cheltenham winner to me or having one at Royal Ascot. With the type of horse I have, it is the best I can aspire to win and we have won a few features over the years.
Curragh Sat, 18th Jul, 2020
Princess Zoe She was unlucky in Navan, she came from a long way back and then got interfered with half way up the straight,. It just ruined the plan then but maybe it was a help in winning today. Hopefully she'll go on now to Galway for the amateur race, if she pulls out enough and I think she will. I'd love to get Jody again but I'd say I'd be lucky with the numbers Willie has in it. It was great to get her today. The weights come out Monday for Galway and I'd need whatever she gets for winning there to get in.