Cork Sun, 22nd Nov, 2020
Chatham Street Lad At home he is dour enough on heavy ground but he jarred himself here on the better ground last year so we were happy to run,. He is very consistent, he travelled fierce well for him and I'd say he won a bit snug. I'll leave plans up to the owners and they're having great fun with him. He is owned by a Mayo hotelier Vivian Healy and his brother Liam Healy, who owns a pub in Churchtown. Both are fierce supporters of racing and buy a few horses every year and Jimmy Gordon picked him out a few years ago.
Thurles Thu, 5th Nov, 2020
Crossed My Mind He was entitled to do that on his hurdles form. He was in great form so we'll tip away during the winter and we'll stick to fences as he has gone a bit high over hurdles and he'll pay his way. He won't get killed (by the handicapper) for winning that I wouldn't think and he's getting on but has won a couple of nice races for us. It is nice to have him for the winter, I haven't got too many so it's nice to have those sort of horses, especially for J.P. (McManus).
Thurles Thu, 5th Nov, 2020
The Chapel Field He jumped well today. He was entitled to win on his rating but we thought he was a bit hard done by to get 105 in a handicap. This was ideal for him today and we're delighted with him. He'll stay handicapping and hopefully he'll win more of them - they're not easy won!
Sligo Fri, 23rd Oct, 2020
She's All Vintage I thought she got a savage ride from Ryan. I was a bit worried about the ground but she did it well. She's a Beneficial mare and she wants proper soft ground. I only have my licence since January and that's my second winner.
Clonmel Thu, 1st Oct, 2020
Rolling Revenge I got him off Martin Brassil to teach Cathal (McCormack) in Open Lightweight point to points but it happens he doesn't stay three miles and we asked Martin to see could we run him in handicap chases and they obliged. Cathal is a cousin of mine; I worked for Eddie Cawley for 20 years and Cathal, who is 19, came in the past five years with me and that's his second winner. He is good to ride and is half-thinking about going conditional as he is finding it hard to pick up rides in point to points. The horse did it well, he had a great run the last day and ground is key for him; we'll keep him in for a few weeks but if it goes soft we'll let him off. That's my third winner on the track, I have 14 horses at the minute and they are mixed between the track and point-to-points.
Killarney Sat, 22nd Aug, 2020
Benruben that's only his second run for Henry and he came on a lot from his first run in Tipperary. He won a bumper and had Conflated and Mt Leinster behind him then, so has plenty ability and is great to get a first chase win.
Downpatrick Sun, 9th Aug, 2020
The Trigger We are in the mix for six now!. We got him about three years ago and he was very sick when we got him. He won a few for us in between times but he used to bleed. We used to call him 'Trigger the frigger' but now we call him 'The Triggernator!. We sweeten him up at home and we don't gallop him and he is really fat. We always tried to work the weight off him and that was going against him. We were probably working him too hard but now we just brought him in after a break and the wee fella Tubbs rides him and we don't gallop him and we took him to the beach a couple of times. We let him run 70 percent fit at Tipperary and he got in front and just from then he has snowballed. He won at Kilbeggan then and after Kilbeggan he is transformed and just a different horse - he thinks he owns the yard. He is walking around with a swagger and winning more impressively every time. We don't know where it will stop to be honest. We take him home and he doesn't miss a nut. It used to be when we ran him he used to be slow at his food and he is a greedy horse so you knew that he was feeling the effects. He'll not miss a nut now and he is roaring at you. I do nothing with him at home - a few days in the field and a couple of days light canter. He is heavier today than he was at Galway, he's heavier today than he even was going to Tipperary. He's thriving and just improving. If he's in the same form going home today we'll have a look, it might be two weeks or it might be three weeks. You might nev
Galway Thu, 30th Jul, 2020
The Trigger I'm over the moon — delighted. We did fancy him coming here. The handicapper gave him 12lb for the last day but we thought it was fair as every race he has improved. My son 'Tubs' had him spot on for today, he rides him at home and he told me he was ready to rock!. We took a chance, Galway wasn't the plan to be honest. It was just that he won so impressively at Limerick and was getting 12lb so I said 'why not' and stuck him in. That's four wins in under four weeks, it's amazing. I had horses won a sequence before and then we've given them a break and sometimes you can't get them back. When he's in good form like that I might just give him a week or two and maybe try and go for the five. We'll strike while the iron is hot as he's eleven. You could give him a break and he could come back and never be the same. We'll play it by ear, get today over and see how it goes. (My son) Tiernan couldn't come today as he's busy with the kitchen and Tubs is outside watching through the hedge. It's a pity because he's Sean Flanagan's ride but he broke his sternum the other day. He's turned the horse inside out and got a good tune out of him. He's a big part of it. We needed the split there as he had a rough enough passage and ran keen the whole way. He never really got any light at any of his hurdles. It looked like we were in trouble turning in but Mark said once he got the split he knew he was going to win. It's some achievement to win four-in-a-row in Ireland, it's hard to do, espec
Kilbeggan Fri, 17th Jul, 2020
The Trigger He was brave and did it well. Sean was excellent on him and he never missed a beat. I thought he was beat turning for home, but Sean switched him to the inside and he stayed on well after the last,. He’s looking amazing at the minute and when he hits a bit of form he seems to keep it. His last four runs have been very good. Just before the lockdown, the horses weren’t quite right but they are healthier now and starting to run to form. He’s in again at Gowran and Limerick during the week but he doesn’t usually bounce back that well running quick. We’ll see how he is after that. He was four and a half kilos heavier today than he was when he won at Tipperary, so I was thinking he was getting too fat. I don’t train him too hard — I made that mistake before. When you train him hard and try to gallop the weight off him then he goes back ways.