Fairyhouse Wed, 14th Feb, 2018
Samson Bill I was gutted when this meeting was cancelled a month ago, and that was the reason why! It’s great to have somewhere to go with these horses. It’s for horses rated 109 or less over hurdles, and they are very important for me and my owners. Without this race I’d have to race against maybe a 150 horse. It’s great that HRI are putting on more of these races and, if they put on more, then I can keep more owners in the game. I’m delighted for Billy Kelly, Noel Egan and Willie Carey, who bred him. He got injured twice and missed two years with tendons. The boys had the courage to bring him back and the patience to wait. He was a very promising big horse and is just hard to mind the legs. Hopefully the handicapper gives him a chance as he’s ten-year-old now. My other horse (Mister Butler) was not out of it. He came in the corner of my eye, and hopefully we will have a day with him.
Punchestown Tue, 30th Jan, 2018
Moyhenna she's in the Sales in two weeks time at Cheltenham but I'll be gutted if she goes and we lose her.. running over two miles, that was always going to be hard going because she's a three-mile mare and we'll be looking at fences next year. We might find a mares' novice and give her one more run this season. She mightn't be quick but she's a proper national hunt mares and stays very well. Her sister, by Flemensfirth, Moskovite is very good at home and won a point-to-point two weeks ago. She definitely goes to Cheltenham (Sales) in two weeks and could be very good - she could be as good as we have had. We have another sister by Flemensfirth who is showing good things so it's a great family. It's good for the lads, the Hennellys, who have been good national hunt supporters for a long time. They sell Solita tonight in Fairyhouse and are expecting her to make a few quid.