Dundalk Fri, 28th Feb, 2020
Major Power when he was younger we thought a bit of him but it didn’t work out and we’ve used him as a lead horse at home. When the winter programme was on we said we’d run him up here and he’s found a new lease of life. He’s had a wind op and he just keeps doing it. He seems to like this place. Every time he runs you think the handicapper has him this time but in fairness he keeps pulling out a bit more. He was game again today. Togoville is very good here and he was coming late and wide, and I thought the fact that we wouldn’t really get to see him he might nab us but thankfully the post came in time for us. We don’t do much with him at home. He leads the string around doing his canters and we keep him nice and fresh. He was bouncing going out there today. He’s carrying loads of condition and he’s nice and happy, so we’ll just keep doing what we’re doing. I think there is a handicap for him on April 4, so he won’t know himself not having a run here for about five weeks!
Dundalk Fri, 7th Feb, 2020
Major Power Soffia has gone to stud so she'll be missed. She was sold at the end of last season to go to stud and I believe she is going to Frankel. She was a very good filly and ended up European Champion Older Filly for the sprinting division with a rating of 115. Let's hope we can find another one like her. She was a slow learner, was placed at two, useful at three and very high class last season.
Dundalk Fri, 24th Jan, 2020
Major Power it's good to win with him. He was a little bit disappointing the last day but he came back to form today and won well. The runner-up (Masalai) ran his race, they are what they are. Everything went right for them. It's nice to get the first one of the year up anyway and get it out of the way.
Dundalk Fri, 13th Dec, 2019
Apricot Moon she's a lovely, a big scopey filly and she was one we were looking forward to. When we saw the draw (16) we thought being first time out, and with greenness, it would be hard to do. In fairness to Billy he's great in those situations. He always rides the individual, rides to the pace. He realised he was going to be left too wide and slotted her in at the end. To do what she did, coming from stone last on the turn up the straight, first time out was good and was impressive. She's one to look forward to and I'm very happy. On paper beforehand it looked a solid maiden. We did like her and thought we had something coming. I'm not sure there's that much more for her; there might be a winners' of one in the New Year, I haven't really looked much beyond this. She's having a good blow there so we'll see where we go. Whatever she does as a two-year-old she's one to look forward to next year. We'll take it one step at a time and to win first time out was very satisfactory.
Dundalk Fri, 6th Dec, 2019
Major Power he’s a home-bred and it’s nice to win a little race with him. They have been running well all night, we had a second and a third, so it’s nice to get a win. He ran very bad on grass and only ran well up here. We use him now as a lead horse, and he leads the two-year-olds at home.