Cork Sun, 8th Dec, 2019
Southerner He needs plenty ease in the ground, . He had injury problems as a young horse and we had him right last winter but just never got the ground. We always thought he had ability, he was fourth in a bumper and his runs in maiden hurdles weren't too bad. He could drop back to two miles as he was hard on himself there and is not short of pace at that level. It mightn't have been the strongest race and he'll probably go to Limerick at Christmas next.
Clonmel Thu, 14th Nov, 2019
Westerner Point We were nearly running out of years (to win again over hurdles)! The ground was too quick for him the last day, there were hurdles omitted and today suited better,. He might go for a veterans' race in England on his next start. There are three of them coming up at Warwick, Leicester and Kelso and there is a final of that series in January which is worth a few pounds. He is too high for the veterans' race at Limerick but he'll be ok for the 0-150 veterans' final in England. This is his time of year.
Cork Sun, 20th Oct, 2019
The Little Yank He was lucky he wasn't brought down and he'd have won easily, . He (Liam Quinlan) said another horse came straight across him. The way he was hampered he was very lucky he wasn't brought down and it is seldom a horse is blocked and will pick up again. In fairness Liam didn't panic and gave him a good ride. We ran him back quick in a bumper to see would we go the bumper route and we'll now either run him in a Listed bumper or a maiden hurdle. He has loads of foot and only for his speed he wouldn't have gotten out of trouble today. He loves soft ground, the softer the better and is not ground dependant in any circumstance. He is out of Presenting mare who was out of a Supreme Leader mare so isn't ground dependant.
Sligo Wed, 25th Sep, 2019
Western Sea He loved it and jumped great. A couple of times he was keen last year so we decided to drop him in to relax and he completely goes asleep,. When he’s ridden competitively like that he comes alive. We learned that the last day in Tramore where he just got beat, and we said we’d wait for this race as it’s his bracket for horses rated 109 or less (over hurdles). Hopefully he’ll give us a bit of fun over fences, and the fact that he won over 2m5f today means there are a few more options for him going a trip. I’m lucky to have Tommy Ward in the yard. He’s from Mountmellick and ever since he came to us he’s given the yard a great boost. Hopefully we’ll have a bit more luck for him.
Galway Mon, 16th Sep, 2019
Western Victory That was a very good performance and Sean's seven pounds helped in that ground. She'll probably get a hike for that so we'll see what the handicapper does but there's a Listed mares' hurdle at Gowran in two weeks as she didn't have a majorly hard race there. Her form behind Honeysuckle last season was decent and she had won around here before. We have her 10 weeks.