Killarney Sun, 13th May, 2018
Magnium He ran a lovely race in Navan on his debut under Donagh (Meyler) and it is unfortunate on him as he had done all the work on him and turned him into the horse he is but had other commitments today and couldn't ride him. That'll be the end of him for the season he'll go chasing next season. He looks a big model of a chaser down the line and it was grand to get that into him today before the ground went really quick. It was grand for his owner Pat Rabbitt from Athenry and he is a proper big horse and we were lucky to just get away with the ground.
Punchestown Fri, 27th Apr, 2018
Caid Du Berlais He has been in training with Paul Nicholls and I work for Paul and I always train a few pointers. Paul asked me to pre-train him this year and because he was happy with me having him, he said to carry on so I was more than pleased with that. He is a lovely horse and we were fairly confident he’d be in the first three. It’s absolutely marvellous to have a winner at Punchestown. I’m originally from Kinvarra in Galway and met my husband on the Curragh before moving to England 30 years ago.
Fairyhouse Mon, 2nd Apr, 2018
Western Ruler He went to the third last but just didn’t get home the last day at Naas. Two miles is definitely his thing and he handled the ground. We’ll try and find another one and he’ll jump a fence in time.
Clonmel Thu, 29th Mar, 2018
Castlebawn West When I came home I thought Willie's would be a good place to come to and I've been there a year. I wasn't expecting this and it was just the way things happened and it just came along. It might look easy but its hard for someone getting a fancied ride for a big stable and it was a very cool ride. I'm very pleased to give him his first winner on the track and he's a guy who is worth his 7lbs claim and is a good strong rider. He had ridden point to point winners and can go on from there. He is a good lad and does a lot of schooling and work riding. He is a staying jumper in the making and, as long as there is juice in the ground, will go hurdling once Punchestown is over. Ultimately he'll win races over fences.
Clonmel Tue, 20th Feb, 2018
Spare Brakes He did it nicely although it wasn't the strongest race and it suited,. He was exposed until he won his hurdle race so I didn't go back for more and I'll look for another handicap chase next.
Punchestown Sun, 11th Feb, 2018
Gilgamboa that was a proper race and the young horse (Burning Ambition) served it up to him. He was second last year in the Fortria Chase in Navan and it was a Grade 2, so that rules him out of Cheltenham this year so we'll probably go to the Tetratema next and then on the Liverpool Foxhunters. soft ground is important to him and he's a grand horse to have.
Leopardstown Sun, 4th Feb, 2018
Total Recall he was very keen and Paul didn't anticipate a slow pace and the horse just winged one or two hurdles and then was in front. He didn't want to be fighting with him in at the back so took a chance letting him on and hoped for the best. You wouldn't think a three mile chaser would want to go much faster but he was going so easy. I think the Bobbyjo Chase is probably next and it would look like he's a Grand National horse. He is still in the Gold Cup and I'll see what way it's working out but the Bobbyjo would look Plan A at the moment.