Curragh Fri, 12th Jun, 2020
Siskin this means everything, it means 30 years hard graft for everybody. To win a Guineas was always my number one and hopefully it’s the first of many. I’m delighted with the support we are getting from owners and the quality has increased year on year. That was hard work and full credit to Colin Keane. He was out there on his own today against a football team and him and the horse got it right. The horse is a legend and bailed him out. You don’t get a Guineas handed to you and they both stood up when it was needed. If there was a kink in that horse then he wasn’t going to go through that gap. Colin is the best there is at the minute. He’s only a kid and he’s going to keep improving. I also want to thank Khalid Abdullah who is watching in Paris I’m sure. They are the ultimate breeders. I was worried about this horse’s trip around February and March but when we went into lockdown then I was confident that the trip wasn’t an issue. If we were a sprinter then we were in trouble because we weren’t quick enough. He’s a very easy horse to train and no question he’s the best I’ve trained. We’ll probably go to Goodwood next for the Sussex but I want to keep Colin on him and hopefully the 14 days (quarantine) will be gone by then. We are definitely skipping Ascot. We’ll have a chat about it but that was the plan providing he was good enough today.