Limerick Thu, 30th Jan, 2020
Vinnie Is Busy It was great to get that out of the way. Philip was 16 just before Christmas and he knew the horse very well and had ridden him in all his work. He knew what he was capable of. He spent two and a half years pony racing where he had 50 winners and he won the Dingle Derby in 2018. They get great experience at it but this is a big step up riding against the big boys. He is still at school and rides out before he goes to school, at weekends and sometimes when he comes home from school. I'm lucky enough to have the horses to put him up and kept a share in the young horses knowing this was coming. That's the problem with a lot of young jockeys starting off, they just can't get rides. He was second at Gowran the other day and we thought this horse was better; we were hoping he'd win and he was working very well. We think he is a fair horse and we'll find a winners' bumper next and he'll be kept to novice hurdling next year.