Leopardstown Thu, 20th Aug, 2020
Hayyel She's a lovely filly and the only bad run she has ever run was in Killarney. I would have fancied her a lot today but we couldn't put our finger on that performance. We were really just hoping she would go back to her old form. That puts her on the brink of good handicaps now. Seamie was saying he should have only won by two lengths but I said 'no it's the one time I want weight to get into a good race'. That'll probably be the plan but it depends on the handicapper. She has run over a distance so she really would have stayed the mile and a lot more, that would have helped today. She's by Dark Angel out of a Galileo mare so she's entitled to be nice. If we had a normal year God knows where we'd be at this stage but that's only her third race. Seamie said getting her settled is the secret and not doing too much. She can get a bit excited and when you are saddling her you are always just trying to keep a lid on it. You want her a little bit lively but not to lose it and she just got it all right today. We might have a crack at the good ten furlong handicap at the Curragh on Champions Weekend. Maybe it's dreaming, and maybe she might not even get into the race, but it's a possibility and she had to win like that for it to be a possibility.
Leopardstown Thu, 13th Aug, 2020
Angel Palm She's a nice filly. We were disappointed as they went no pace the first day but the form is working out,. This is our better two-year-old filly so we weren't surprised to see horses come out of that race and win. She'll go straight to the Moyglare now. Colin said she'd appreciate another furlong and said that's as quick as she wants it. It's beautiful ground but on the quick side of good. Hopefully all going well it's off to the Moyglare with her now.
Cork Sat, 8th Aug, 2020
Ardhoomey Sam, 16, is a great little kid who joined us this year and I worked with his father in Micky Hammond's 30 years ago. He has great and natural feedback, is a good kid and if he doesn't get any bigger or greedier like his father he has a chance!
Galway Sun, 2nd Aug, 2020
Darkened It’s good to get his head in front. He was a bit unlucky the other day as he lost a lot of ground around the outside and we were 5lb well-in today.