Limerick Mon, 28th Dec, 2020
Itsnotinit He stepped up in trip and it was probably a poor race and he wants that very deep ground. He did everything right and fair play to the owners who have had a lot of patience with him - he had trouble the whole way through and they stuck with him. He is a big chaser in the making and will stay over hurdles this season. Sean (O'Keeffe) and Bryan (Cooper) were in Leopardstown and that's Phillip's second ride for us and also a second winner - he previously won on My Club Colours in Punchestown.
Clonmel Thu, 3rd Dec, 2020
Crack On Corrie It was a long time coming for her and that's Danny's first winner for me; I think I'll have to employ him in the future,. Her family was good enough (a relative of Austin's own bred Danoli) and she might have enough racing when this season is over, although we have a lot of mares breeding at home and don't want any more.
Punchestown Sat, 14th Nov, 2020
Exciting Oscar He's not the easiest horse in the world to train but in fairness he did it well today. I don't know what happened to him in Clonmel the last day, whether he was sick of what, but we left him off afterwards. I said to Danny if we got a bit of prize money today we'd be delighted. His first run was a great run and I'd say he runs best fresh. The first four that day were good horses. I was disappointed with him after that but Danny said to me not to give up on him.
Punchestown Wed, 28th Oct, 2020
Latest Exhibition I'm relieved. It's our best horse and I wasn't nervous about winning I was nervous about a clean safe round of jumping,. Bryan had been thrilled with his schooling at home and said he jumps like a two-miler and is very fast through the air. It didn't suit early in the race that it was a bit like a handicap and Bryan just started schooling him then. He was delighted with him thereafter and to be honest if he went around with an ass he'd only just do that and only does what he has to. We'll be trying to avoid Envoi Allen and he might come back here in 18 days time for the Florida Pearl Chase. We'll see what happens with Envoi Allen first of all along with the other good novices. representing
Ballinrobe Sat, 17th Oct, 2020
Darrens Hope A beginners' chase is what I have in mind for her now, but we just wanted to try and win a maiden hurdle with her first,. I was a small bit worried coming here with the opposition she was facing. That was a good run she had in Listowel though, and she should be a good chaser as she’s already won a point-to-point.
Clonmel Thu, 1st Oct, 2020
Empors Sword Her mother (Collou) won a bumper in Mallow and this is great. She was a very hard mare to keep right but we eventually got her right and I knew there was a race in her. I'm only a small-time trainer, I only have about three in training and we'll probably look for a handicap next. Darragh (Allen) is my neighbour, is a good friend and his brother Sean helps me out every day - it's great.
Listowel Sat, 26th Sep, 2020
Drumacoo He has been unlucky and my horses haven't been well for the past couple of years. I knew he was coming though and Mark (McDonagh) gave him a nice ride. He was a very good horse one time, he likes soft ground and I didn't run Humm Baby in the race because she wouldn't handle it. I'll try and find a chase for him if I can but he had lost his bottle jumping fences.
Listowel Sun, 20th Sep, 2020
Arthur's Baby She has run twice in a short period of time and even though she unseated early on her last run she still went away. I'm not sure where she'll go to be honest but she won't run too much more over hurdles.
Wexford Sat, 5th Sep, 2020
Flamin Aimee Her point-to-point form overall had been quite disappointing. She had a good run the first day and then disappointed badly two days,. We brought her back in and changed it up a little bit. She lives in the field now since we brought her back in. Her Ballinrobe run was her first from the field and she had a good run that day and backed it up today. We're delighted with her and delighted for her owners (the Morrisseys). They have shown good patience with her and deserve a lot of credit for putting her back in and having another go at it. Maybe point-to-pointing wasn't her thing. We'll see what the handicapper thinks. Her jumping is very good and she probably needs a trip. I'd say she'll jump a fence sooner rather than later but we'll see what her mark over hurdles is first.
Kilbeggan Fri, 4th Sep, 2020
Oscar Thyne He's a big raw horse and it was nice to win a maiden with him. He's a chaser in the making,. He didn't really seem to handle the place very well and was off the bridle from a long way out. Two out I thought he was going to be well beaten but he battled well.