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.
Sligo Sun, 14th Jul, 2019
Belle West I have been fierce disappointed with her. The only other day she got that ground was in Thurles. To ride her at home she is very shouldery but she obviously wants it. We took a chance coming here as I thought it was a bit short for her but it’s worked out. She ran well last time in Wexford but the ground was better today. She was covered twice but didn’t get in foal. She’s owned by Jerry O’Connell whose brother Danny was a trainer.