Clonmel Thu, 6th Dec, 2018
Western Honour He improved with every run for us and Jamie said he was probably in front too soon on him and if he was to ride him again on softer ground over a trip he could drop him in,. He'll pay his way and he jumps well enough that he'll jump a fence in time as well. It's great to have another winner for Cheveley Park and things are going great. I'd imagine we'll step him up to three miles in a handicap over Christmas.
Thurles Thu, 29th Nov, 2018
Western Sea He had a low competitive mark off 86 and was well backed and we were hopeful of a good run and I thought Joseph's horse (Commandant) would take a lot of beating after last week. I thought we'd be an each-way price and the lads had a few quid on him each-way. He raced very fresh and I thought passing the stands we had no chance as he was too fresh but he kept going. He'll be ok for the winter ground but wouldn't be a glutton for heavy ground and we'll aim at another handicap next. It was unfortunate for Andrew Lynch who did all the schooling on him but got a fall schooling after racing yesterday. He had to go for an x-ray but he's ok. It was hard luck on him. It's great to get these horses from Tommy Ward, from Mountmellick, who is a good supporter and a good man to have in the game.
Clonmel Thu, 1st Nov, 2018
Jack Dillinger That's my first horse for Michael (O'Flynn, owner) and Stanley and also my first winner for them,. JJ gave him a good ride as he anchored him in front and he's not the most straightforward horse in the world. It's also JJ's first winner since coming back so it's good for him too. I think the horse will get some confidence from that as he has been to the well plenty of times. He'll have no problem jumping fences and handling slower ground. They have done a great job with the ground here and it's very safe.
Galway Sun, 28th Oct, 2018
Western Victory I rode her a good while back on heavy ground and it was her first run over hurdles. She is a hardy mare and isn't too bad,. She won her point to point from the front and did the same today. She was very fit and it rode a good race. She would be better going the other way as she hung the whole way with me but she is a good mare.
Cork Sun, 21st Oct, 2018
The Ballyboys maybe we were a bit lucky with the other (Naturally Blond) falling but being honest, it has been a tough week at home as we lost Wee Tiger. It has been a tough week to be honest but it was nice to round it off like that. We're looking at having six or seven horses for the winter and this horse will run through the winter and will handle heavy ground, so we're lucky that way. Crackerdancer has been retired through injury and I don't think she has been covered yet. We'd love to have the likes of her again.