Fairyhouse Sun, 14th Jan, 2018
Minnies Secret She got a small bit outpaced near the third last and probably needs two and a half,. I’m told there is a Listed race here in two weeks and she might as well take her chance in it now. She may have backed off one or two but she jumped well enough overall. It’s a family syndicate Byrnsey Boys Syndicate) and I bred her as well. I have the dam, and she’s the only mare I have.
Cork Sat, 6th Jan, 2018
Livelovelaugh He loves jumping and his style of jumping suggests he will be a better chaser, we hope. He loves jumping and galloping and I wouldn't be afraid to go up in trip with him either. That ground is very testing and we'll be looking at the staying division. He'll have to go for a Graded race next and give him a shot at a higher grade.
Cork Sat, 6th Jan, 2018
Chatham Street Lad He is a big powerful horse and the two miles and the heavy suited him. He'll make a three miler in time but he definitely didn't stay it the last time he ran. The two (miles) in the heavy ground suited him today. He's big and lairy and is a gangly horse but it'll be three or four year time when he'll make a grand old chaser.
Limerick Wed, 27th Dec, 2017
De Benno The ground really suited him and he had a light weight on his back and Cathal gave him a super ride. He's getting better as he is getting older; every other year he'd go wrong and he's had an awful lot of problems but touch wood he seems to be tipping away recently. He's had no problems this year and every other year he had problems with his legs and back. He could go for the Dan Moore Chase in January next - it depends on what the handicapper does to him though. He'll probably run if he gets into the handicap. We could also give him a run in a hurdle race as he's rated much lower over hurdles.. That's my first Graded win as a trainer but I've had some good winners trained by Noel Meade. I've four horses in training and it's a hobby, but it's still nice to make a few quid out of it!
Limerick Tue, 26th Dec, 2017
Minnies Secret she loves the ground and while she hasn't a whole lot of speed, she can go the same speed on good ground as she can on that ground. Her run in Gowran was a good run and I'll go for a winners' bumper next as she's not great to jump.
Navan Sat, 9th Dec, 2017
Speak Easy We thought he'd run well. Obviously he won his point-to-point and we really liked him but to be honest I thought he was a big horse that would be even better next year. It's a surprise that he won that well and he's probably a nice horse to do that. This horse is a real chaser. He's a big well-bred horse, he's after winning his point-to-point, and he's a very exciting horse. Mark rode him work and really liked him. I'm surprised he won that well but he obviously has a good engine. His options might be limited enough. Off the top of my head I think there is a Listed race in Limerick but I'll have to talk to Frank and JP. He can go up in trip anytime and I'd imagine he probably needs a bit further.
Limerick Fri, 1st Dec, 2017
Getoutwhenyoucan Mark was good on him and he'll come back here for another two mile race over Christmas. He's a lovely horse to have around the place and anybody can ride him; I'm pleased he won again and that's his seventh win.
Navan Sun, 26th Nov, 2017
Red Devil Lads We quietly fancied him, and he had done some nice bits of work only of late. He's a very free-going horse and he has been on his own since his last run in August. It is only the last few weeks he has settled down to working with other horses. David gave him a brilliant ride. He switched off out in front and just threw the reins at him and he just kept galloping. I'm delighted for Bertie Cunningham. I bought the horse and luckily Bertie came in and took him from me. He could (go for a Pertemps qualifier) and he could go back over fences. He has a high enough mark over fences for some of the bigger pots. I wouldn't be surprised if he mixed it.
Navan Sun, 26th Nov, 2017
Mala Beach In fairness he is threatening to win a big race a long time. Simon (McGonagle) my head man rides him out every day at home and he had full confidence in him today. He said he'd love the ground and he thought he would go close. It hasn't been easy, it has been a long road and he's done alot of swimming. He was running in a Bobbyjo Chase a couple of years ago and fell at the second last so he deserved to win that today. If it ever came up soft in Aintree he could be an English National horse.
Punchestown Sat, 18th Nov, 2017
Forge Meadow That's great. All year she hasn't settled. We wanted to make the running the last time but we knew we probably couldn't. This time we said 'we're going to jump out and settle from the front'. She didn't jump as well in the first part of the race as she was looking around herself a good bit. When anything came to her Robbie said she picked up again, so she's back. She's a highly-strung mare and that's her problem. She'll go for the mares' race at Leopardstown now because she seems to stay all day.
Punchestown Sat, 18th Nov, 2017
Coeur Joyeux I'm delighted. He battled well and I'm very, very happy with him. He seemed to get the trip very well. We'll look for something similar, another staying chase and he seems to like that ground.
Thurles Thu, 26th Oct, 2017
Monksland It was hard work and Sean said he never travelled at all and the ground was a bit quick for him. He has had plenty problems over the years and when the ground is any way good, he was knocking the top off it and needs soft ground to be at his best. He is a ten-year-old now and has been around a while, and that is part of it too but today was the plan. His pedigree is all stamina and he does stay three miles. I don't know where he is going to go and you couldn't say he is the horse he once was but we'll peg along and try and keep him sound and run him wherever he has a chance. I would say at some stage we could try him over fences in one of those big races like the Irish National. There might also be a conditions chase he could run into as well. We'll see how the season goes along but every race we win with him is a bonus as he hasn't been easy to keep sound.
Punchestown Thu, 19th Oct, 2017
Ben Dundee He's a nice horse. He did a good bit of work with us a couple of weeks ago. We fancied him and thankfully he won,. Chris deserved it as he had a bit of bad luck lately with Mega Fortune. He's a big supporter of the yard so it's nice to repay him with that winner.
Thurles Thu, 12th Oct, 2017
Fairymount Boy I kind of always knew it, but we've found the key to him now by leaving it as late as possible with him. Things weren't going to plan with him and I must mention the kissing spines that he had. He ran really well once here and I thought he was a certainty the next day under Jack Kennedy but didn't run so well. Donnacha Houlihan found a problem with kissing spines and the operation has made a big difference to him. It was the last thing I thought would be wrong with him as he had always been a good jumper and good mover. Pat Hayes and his nephew Kevin White, who helps me in the yard, own him and I'm delighted for them. I'm nearly entitled to come back here in two weeks time for another 0-95 handicap as I can't imagine the handicapper will push me outside the mark.
Galway Tue, 10th Oct, 2017
A Genie In Abottle He likes the hill and the heavy ground and when the going gets tough, the tough get going! That describes him well as he's not the quickest in the world but he'll stay going for you and keep trying and trying and trying. He had some very good form last year, even his run behind Disko was a good run on goodish ground whereas on that ground today he takes a bit of beating, especially over a trip. He'll probably be entered in the Grade 1 Nicholson Chase in Down Royal but maybe the Troytown Chase is the race for him. It'll be heavy ground at Navan and that might be his job and might be a more realistic target.
Tramore Thu, 5th Oct, 2017
Mullinavat he got a super ride from Sean, he just went out and rode him like he was the best horse in the race, and that was it. He has been busy this season and he is getting near the end of his campaign now. He’s in at Fairyhouse on Saturday but I'd imagine that's unlikely - I think we will enjoy today and see after that.
Sligo Wed, 27th Sep, 2017
Coeur Joyeux He'd plenty of good runs for Sandra (Hughes), and hopefully that win will give him a bit of confidence. We are delighted to have him but if he couldn't win today we'd be in real trouble with him. He jumped great today, he always jumps well. He jumps a fence probably better than a hurdle. He seemed to handle that ground well. He'll probably stick to chasing now but I’ll see what Frank (Berry, owner JP McManus' racing manager) thinks.
Ballinrobe Thu, 21st Sep, 2017
Off The Charts It was hard to know but I was happy with the way he was doing everything at home. It’s a pleasant surprise with the way he had been running before,. Those country fences suit him better than the bigger tracks. He’s not a huge horse. If I could resurrect some of his previous form he was entitled to win one of those. He’s (McInerney) full of confidence.