9th June

Yahtzee is a filly I’ve always liked, she’s built like a colt and shows a huge amount of natural speed at home. She made a satisfactory debut at Lingfield however like many of mine left her first race well behind winning very comfortably at Hamilton under Paul Mulrennan. She was a little keen early on with no cover off a slow pace but  powered up the hill looking like a filly to be keeping on the right side of. It's now possible she will head to the Queen Mary where she wont disgrace herself. I do see her as a Black type filly moving forward. She has scope and presence to train on and I was delighted to train a winner for my good friends, Keith Breen, Michael Walsh and Kevin Mahon.

2nd June

Coco Jack is one of the best looking horses I’ve ever trained and has one of the biggest characters to go with it. His work has been steadily improving, it was therefore no surprise to see him take a significant step forward from his debut, winning under an excellent Ben Curtis ride. I’ve every confidence that he will improve as the season goes on. He’s bred to go further; although he does possess a fair amount of natural pace. Congratulations to his Owner- breeder Stuart Mcphee and Nigel Kelly and also Jack Stephenson and Nick Croxford who brought into him at the Sales

Tribuna Uffizi has been a labour of love to say the least. He’s always shown himself to be a nice horse at home but for a multitude of reasons he’s not been able to produce it on the track. As a result I admit that there have been times when I’ve been tearing my hair over him. His owner Ed Williams has insisted we preserve so I was delighted to reward him at Windsor on Monday night. Tribuna travelled smoothly and picked smartly for the grade under Dan Muscutt winning by 2 lengths. It’s possible this could be a catalyst for him to be an improved performer. 

13th June