Curragh Tue, 22nd Oct, 2019
Scholastic We're delighted. She's one of Donnacha's so it's great, and the owner is happy!. She's a grand filly, she's a home-bred filly. She handles an ease in the ground and he gave her a lovely ride. Donnacha thought that she was improving. She travelled well through it.
Leopardstown Sat, 19th Oct, 2019
Celtic High King he stepped up nicely from his first run and did things right, which was important, because he can sometimes be a little keen at home. Shane Hassett has been riding him out and he settled beautifully for me today. He travelled into the race nicely, handled the ground and stayed very well. It didn't look a bad maiden beforehand on paper with Jim Bolger's being rated 100 and we thought the runner-up (stablemate Nobel Prize) wasn't too bad either. It was nice improvement from him and hopefully he'll keep going that way.
Gowran Park Mon, 14th Oct, 2019
King Pellinor He did it well. He probably didn't really get the two miles the last day, it's nice to get a win into him,. I think the blinkers helped, they were no harm anyway. He handled the ground fine. I kept him out on the fresh stuff early. In the straight he kept galloping and the loose horse kept me company.
Dundalk Fri, 4th Oct, 2019
Fort Myers I jumped to make to make the running but Colin wanted to go quicker so that was fine,. I just said I'd slot in behind them. I just had to wait a few strides for my run but once I did get out he quickened up nicely. He loves this kind of surface and likes a bend to run around so I'd imagine you'd have to think about it (Breeder's Cup). I'll leave that to Dad but I'd imagine he's certainly in the mix.
Curragh Sun, 29th Sep, 2019
Innisfree It went smooth. Chris (Hayes on Shekhem) went a nice even gallop and my lad travelled lovely. He’s got plenty of pace, brought me into the race really nicely and stuck his head out the last furlong,. I was impressed with Shekhem in Listowel when he won and I knew he’s no slouch. I knew he’d take a bit of beating but my lad has improved from his maiden as well. I think there is still a bit of improvement in him, and nicer ground will see him step up again. He’s a nice horse going forward.
Dundalk Fri, 27th Sep, 2019
Blenheim Palace He's a little bit idle, that's why he had the blinkers on, but once the horse came to me and I got stuck into him he found plenty for me. The surface didn't seem to be a problem for him anyway. He deserved to be bang there and it's nice to get a big win into him.