Punchestown Thu, 2nd May, 2019
Sixshooter I don’t bet but I couldn’t believe what price he was and backed him at 25/1. We think he’s a nice horse and he won very well the last day. He’s still as green as grass, and Mark said he won more snug than it looked. He’ll have the summer off now and hopefully he’s a nice novice to look forward to. He jumps well.
Limerick Sun, 31st Mar, 2019
Goulane Chosen I was a bit worried and it was too close for comfort but we came out the right end of it,. He deserved it after his last two runs and it was a very nice pot. I'll discuss things with Dinny (son and assistant) and his owner Mary O'Donnell before making plans.
Downpatrick Sun, 24th Mar, 2019
Billaway The owner John Turner has a few nice horses with me including Tornado Flyer who hopefully we will have back for Punchestown. We said we would buy this fellow for a bit of fun hunter chasing and he can progress from there up to Fairyhouse or Punchestown, probably Fairyhouse I'd say. He was very lazy there and he's learning about racing slowly, and I think his jumping has improved. I think he could be a nice hunter chaser for the future for some of the big tracks. Hopefully a nice fun horse for John.
Leopardstown Sun, 3rd Mar, 2019
Sixshooter He’d never been on grass before and we know he goes on snow now! I’d say he’s quite a decent horse,. He’ll run again in a four-year-old race later in the year and could go for the race in Limerick. It's been a great weekend - four runners and four winners.
Naas Sun, 24th Feb, 2019
Midnight Run he’s come on a lot and he’ll come on again. He won first time out in Galway very well, and he had a good run in the Listed bumper behind Envoi Allen who everyone knows about. He’s come forward lovely and did that well. It was very tactical with just four runners but they went a decent enough gallop and he picked up off it well. He’s a smart horse and one for the future. His full-brother (Carefully Selected) was second in the Champion Bumper at Cheltenham.
Naas Sun, 24th Feb, 2019
Chosen Mate I thought it was another second! He’s a grand honest horse but Davy (Russell) said he just does what he has to do when he gets there. The four-year-old (runner-up Hannon) was getting a lot of weight. Davy had to change tactics when Puppy (Robbie Power, on nearly faller Jetz) fell. He wanted to get up and take Paul (Townend on Prince D'Aubrelle which later pulled up) on and not give him a complete freebee. A fast run two miles would suit him better, and you could even step him out to two and a half. He jumped well. The plan is to keep him for Aintree.
Punchestown Wed, 20th Feb, 2019
Sellarbridge he’s a very green horse. We have been struggling with our bumper horses this year because we haven’t been able to get them on grass. We usually find if they are on the grass a few times at home then they know what they are at. He was awful green and you would imagine he should improve a lot. He has a good pedigree with plenty of Group winners. We’ll leave him now for a while and let him bulk up a bit, and probably give him a run somewhere towards the end of the season. We’ll let him get himself together as he’s still a big baby. Paul Lanney is one of the owners and he also bred him. He has a supermarket in Ardee and lives in Nobber; most of the owners are from around that area.
Fairyhouse Sat, 26th Jan, 2019
Chosen Mate He's a grand horse and there is a lot of improvement in him. I thought he'd be a horse that would run respectable and could come back for a bumper. He has a good future, he's a big chaser. I think there is a novice hurdle at Punchestown for him on February 10th.