Navan Sat, 23rd Sep, 2017
Moulin A Vent he jumped terrible; I don’t know what it is because he jumps fences well and schooled well Wednesday morning. He hasn’t done much work and Sean (Flanagan) said he got quite tired but I would have expected that.
Downpatrick Fri, 22nd Sep, 2017
Roseriver Has it’s fantastic, she's unreal and going out, had her mind made up she was going round the inside. She said he (Roseriver Has) found more when she put the whip down: I’ll have to see it again but she said he was curling up a little bit when she hit him. The lad (Cask Mate) won very easily yesterday and I thought this was near enough the same sort of horse although I was a shade worried about the ground. He's not too big but he jumps well and will go jumping now.
Ballinrobe Thu, 21st Sep, 2017
Cask Mate I've had a wonderful nine months and little Rosie arrived — I wouldn't swap that for any winner, but it's good to be back. I couldn't believe it turning in I was like have we got another lap to go. Noel quietly fancied him so it was nice to get back on a winner. It was marvellous. She was very excited about coming back. Ted (Walsh jnr - husband) was telling me she was really hopping. She said she'd come back for Listowel but then we didn't have anything to run. I wanted her to come back to ride the horse in Roscommon but she said it was just a bit soon for her. I'm absolutely thrilled for her — it's great to have her back — she's a magic person. I must admit that I was surprised by how easy he won. I didn't think he could win as easy as that.
Galway Mon, 18th Sep, 2017
Moyross I was disappointed with him the three times I ran him bumpers but I suppose he is not really a bumper horse. I've liked him from the time we got him at the beginning and I decided to give the bumpers a miss and start jumping. It's not set in stone that he will stay over hurdles for that long either. He is a long striding, big horse. He got stopped going up the inside and it took him a while to get going again, but he did get going very well in the end. It probably wasn't the strongest race in the world. I'd say you will the see the best of him when he is going three miles and jumping fences.
Listowel Thu, 14th Sep, 2017
Une Lavandiere I’m delighted for Pat (O’Loughlin, owner) as he loves this place and has been coming here for more years than he’d admit to at this stage. He’s really enjoyed that win with all his friends here from Wexford, and I’m sure it will be well celebrated in Ballybunion tonight. She was a little bit lucky at the last but she’s game and stays well. She’s not the fastest in the world but the ground slows down the rest of them. She looks much better in herself today than before. We freshened her up for today and it’s worked out well. She will probably go for those mares’ chases.
Roscommon Mon, 4th Sep, 2017
Kirwans Lane I think he's fairly good. He was green when he came off the bridle but to be honest he's never come off it before. Everything we have done with him has been easy. He was to go to Galway. A syndicate of seven lads own him but he ran in Finbarr Cahill's name today because the syndicate form didn't come back. They bought him one night having dinner in Galway and he's out of a half-sister to Hurricane Fly. I'd be surprised if he's not above average. I'm not a great one for winners' bumpers but he could run in one. We worked him for Galway and he worked really really well but he got a little bang in the piece of work and I was afraid to take any chances with him. Danny said he handled the ground well enough. He was bought in the Land Rover Sale and the whole idea was to run him in that but he got an infection in his wither and it took so long to get over it.