Navan Sun, 10th Nov, 2019
Joshua Webb He's a nice horse. I think the other lad is a nice horse too but they were so confident about Gordon's horse,. I was underbidder on his lad at the sales. He was telling me all week that he was very good so I got afraid. Jimmy Kernohan, who owns him, is only out of hospital and that'll be a bit of a pick up for him as he hasn't been well for the last week. He's a nice horse going forward and we'll probably go jumping now.
Thurles Thu, 7th Nov, 2019
Mrs Milner She got herself into it with her jumping and he finished with plenty of mare as well and had loads left so please god she'll improve away,. I didn't think she'd be able to do it as good as that but it is nice to get a bit of ground for her. I'm not sure if she'll handle it testing or not but we won't left her out anyway. Sean's claim is a help and I think he is a very good chap. He has been very unlucky with a few injuries but hopefully they are behind him. He is riding at the right time of the year now so please god he'll stay in one piece and hopefully the screws that are in him will hold!
Cork Sun, 3rd Nov, 2019
Minella Melody she (Minella Melody) did it the hard way, jumped brilliant and Rachael was delighted with her and she will come on plenty for the run. I thought it was a good race going in to it and all week I was wondering did I have her fit enough. She'll come on plenty for it if she did happen to win here today, I was hoping to aim for the 2m4f Listed Voler La Vedette Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in December. There are a lot of good mares around at the moment but hopefully we'll be there with them.
Punchestown Wed, 16th Oct, 2019
Jett he’s a funny horse; he loves small fields, loves that ground and finally the trainer has got him over the right distance (3m1f). That’s the best round of jumping he’s ever put in because he wasn’t under pressure and I think he’s got a bit stronger this summer. He’s not a horse to run in handicaps so we’ll look at Grade 2 and Grade 3 chases over three miles. He’ll have to go to England now and maybe he could go to Wetherby (for the Charlie Hall).
Thurles Thu, 10th Oct, 2019
Run For Mary She deserved that off her handicap mark and getting the mares' allowance, . On ratings she looked to have a big chance and she is a grand one for the staying handicaps next year. She won't go back hurdling as she didn't take to it and I'd say she'll get a break now.
Sligo Wed, 25th Sep, 2019
Moskovite She’s only back in training six weeks but when I saw the small entry I decided to put her in even though the trip could be too short,. Hopefully she’ll be a better chaser (than a hurdler). She seemed to enjoy it there. She had very little schooling done so that should bring her on. She’s exciting. I was looking forward to her going chasing and she’s done it well there. I’d hope there is a bit more to come.
Bellewstown Thu, 29th Aug, 2019
Sizing Malbay She's a game little mare and I wouldn't have run her again but for the fact that she's so tough,. It's a waste of time having a horse in this game if they're not tough. It was a bit of a concern after her run at Ballinrobe on Tuesday, on ground she wouldn't have liked. It was only two-two there and if I had run her in the two-six I wouldn't have dreamt of running her again because she would have got a hard race, that why I went for the two-two. The owners wanted to go to Ballinrobe and I'm local to Bellewstown so we got it both ways and it worked out grand. Sean gave her a beautiful ride, he kept it simple. She came home and ate up on Tuesday and rode out yesterday morning and was fine. She's a grand mare, she's small and I was concerned about the weight on her back. I ride her out everyday so she's well able to carry weight at home anyway. She was very game but I'd say you wouldn't have seen the best of her with the run on Tuesday.
Killarney Thu, 22nd Aug, 2019
Thatbeatsbanagher He ran well here in the May meeting when finishing fourth and had a nice run over hurdles on his latest run so it worked out grand today,. We'll try and find something similar again. He is very small but jumps like a bird.
Ballinrobe Mon, 12th Aug, 2019
Sizing Malbay She was well-backed through the day so there was a bit of pressure on,. To be honest I thought she was a bit unlucky here last time. She should have won then but she's made up for it now.