Tipperary Sun, 21st Jul, 2019
Ocean Glandore Darragh gave him a good spin. They went very hard up front, and he stuck at it well. He’s pushing on in years but if anything he’s improving. He missed a year with injury and it’s good to get him back like that. I’ve had great success with these lads (Lostwelton Syndicate, from Monivea). It’s my 13th winner for them between two horses - this lad and Youcantcallherthat. They are a proper sporting syndicate who really enjoy it. We’ll see what the handicapper does. He might get an entry in the Galway Blazers but he’d need a penalty to get in. He has loads of options and can go back hurdling too.
Bellewstown Sat, 6th Jul, 2019
Macgiloney That was brilliant. He was gutsy and loved the battle,. When I entered him I wasn't sure was I going to be able to run with the ratings but if you don't run them you don't win anything. I don't think the handicapper can react too much because I went through the form of the others and their ratings had maybe been got through good placing by Gordon. I didn't think in a handicap that they would have run to marks in the 130s. I'm thrilled with this lad. He's always had a big future and he's still improving all the time. Chasing will be the job long term. He's owned by some good guys, Michael Moloney, Pat Gilmartin and John Gilmartin. They've been with me a long time. He won a bumper here last year and he's been placed a lot of times. They've got some great days out of him. He'll go to Galway now, whether he runs in the three-mile handicap or the two-and-a-half novice. Killarney might come a bit soon. He's a nice horse to have going forward. He wants all of that three miles. We didn't go mad there so I had to get involved a bit sooner than ideal but it worked out well.
Ballinrobe Mon, 24th Jun, 2019
Ellaat That was grand. I didn't think it was going to happen after he jumped out of the stalls. He normally wings the gates but he walked out today and I stopped looking and thought this has gone wrong,.