Galway Mon, 28th Oct, 2019
Meaningful Vote I started out my career as an apprentice but got heavy and went jumping almost straightaway but I'm good and level at around nine stone now and it is easy to keep that weight during the summer. Riding in the 'ten winners or less' races at Dundalk last winter got me going and it just kept rolling into the summer and it has worked out. I'm not rushing off anywhere fancy for the winter and there are plenty jumpers to ride and will continue to mix it for as long as I can. he works well at home but got lost in his maidens and it was his first handicap today and the cheek-pieces helped him an awful lot today. He loves that ground, he made hard work through the race but finished it out well and hopefully will improve for it.
Galway Tue, 30th Jul, 2019
Saltonstall I thought we had everything covered as such behind us, it was just what was in front of us - Donnacha's horse (Numerian) was just after getting out and getting running. This lad was travelling well as he met the rising ground and he really powered up the hill. I can't believe it and it is great for the crew who have worked hard and for (owners) the Dooley brothers from Manchester and Bart O'Sullivan, who is also our yard sponsor. Today was a plan, some of these plans don't come out but this has come out and it is brilliant. Stevie (Thorne), my assistant, is brilliant at picking out these horses and picked him out at Goffs and we looked at him. He had had a few problems and had bled a few times, but he said he was a horse we could take a chance on and we always felt Galway was a fantastic place to be in, so we tried to get him up for Galway and it has happened.