Listowel Wed, 11th Sep, 2019
Shanwalla the form has stood up and he’s never run a bad race. This horse thrives on racing. Jack has never ridden a bad race, and he did exactly what he was told there. It’s Jack’s first winner, and he hasn’t ridden in ten races yet. He might change to conditional sometime during the winter because he can do very light weights. He’s 16 and has just done his junior cert. When he was younger he wasn’t interested in racing at all, and next thing he took off and is flying now. It’s his day.
Bellewstown Fri, 5th Jul, 2019
Roi De Dubai He had run very well in Wexford over two miles in a pipe opener and this had been the plan all along and it came off. Sometimes once in a blue moon you feel you have a horse perfect and he was it. I was just praying I was right!. He's a real terrier, he's not over big but he just gallops and gallops and if something comes to him he puts his head down. He puts everything into it. He is probably best undercooked if anything. Towards the end of last year we probably ran him too much on quick ground and probably soured him a bit. The owners are over from America so it is brilliant. I suppose we will have to look at Galway. It will be a lot harder in Galway but we will have to look at it. For the people that own this, this is their Galway and Cheltenham but we might look at Galway if he sneaks into the bottom of big handicap hurdle on the Saturday or the Sunday over two mile five, two mile six.