Gowran Park Fri, 20th Nov, 2020
Sea Ducor I’m delighted with that. He got a lovely breather across the top and his jumping was electric. The conditions of the race suited him really well. I haven’t looked beyond this but if there is a winners-of-one that would be nice to find. He has a lovely temperament and is a very easy horse to train. He got a little fracture about ten days after he last ran at Punchestown. It needed time to heal. He might have been back for Punchestown but then when the lockdown came we let him off. It’s nice to have a good horse in the owners (Chris Jones) colours again. It’s also nice to see him handle the heavy ground as that makes life a lot easier.
Cork Tue, 13th Oct, 2020
Noble Music she will go to the horses in training sale in Newmarket in ten days and would be an ideal national hunt horse. We could do that job but the boss (William Kennedy of Stanley Lodge in Cashel) is into the flat scene. We recently moved a few horses down to the south of France to race for trainer Jerome Reynier and have yearlings coming along from Stanley Lodge. There is one horse for Dundalk and we keep moving them in the right places. I have my license since the start of lockdown and previously worked in America for ten years; I worked for breeze-up man Jerry Bailey in Florida, then Jeff Morrison and at John Gunter's (Glennwood) farm in Kentucky. I did all the circuits and am now a private trainer based in Tipperary.