Sligo Sun, 14th Jul, 2019
Belle West I have been fierce disappointed with her. The only other day she got that ground was in Thurles. To ride her at home she is very shouldery but she obviously wants it. We took a chance coming here as I thought it was a bit short for her but it’s worked out. She ran well last time in Wexford but the ground was better today. She was covered twice but didn’t get in foal. She’s owned by Jerry O’Connell whose brother Danny was a trainer.
Cork Sat, 11th May, 2019
All The Way West We didn’t expect it but we’ll take it anyway. She’s a nice mare and had some great runs in point-to-points. That’s her first handicap so it will be more of the same really. She’s only back from a break and she always wanted good ground so we’re going to keep her busy for the summer all going well. She’ll go chasing as well.
Cork Mon, 22nd Apr, 2019
Littlestickarubarb She is as tough as nails and racing suits her. We were going leaving her off every day and next thing you'd see a race coming up and she seems to be better running regularly. Today was the first day she didn't sweat in the lorry and she thought she was only going galloping. She started sweating here but she is easy to train when she races in her own grade. We came here with the full intention of leaving her off after today but we'll play it one day at a time with her now.
Cork Sun, 21st Apr, 2019
Timeforwest she was scanned in foal to Getaway on Friday and there were horses in today's race that weren't running to their form and my biggest worry was Westerner Point who was always running to his form. She (Timeforwest) is improving away and if she alright she'll go for the mares' chase at Punchestown on the Thursday. She'll stay running during the summer and she has a nice mark over hurdles and she could now get into the Galway Plate. She gets as far as Galway and we'll try and nick some more black-type with her. Cathal Ennis picked her out in the sales last August in Doncaster after winning five races for Jonjo O'Neill and she is a lovely filly. The syndicate have her leased off Cathal and it's great for them. They had a winner here 21 years ago with Micko's Dream who won the same race and they're lapping this up.
Clonmel Tue, 26th Mar, 2019
Littlestickarubarb She had a great run on her first run over fences at Tramore and she was only beaten three lengths by a horse who won since,. She had run in point to points before I got her and while she fell twice over fences, at least she had that point to point experience inside her. John Kilbane, the man who owns her, fell off a ladder this morning and had a bad fall. He's ok but had a bad fall.
Wexford Sun, 17th Mar, 2019
Westerner Point We are delighted with him. That's eleven races now, the lads are having savage fun with him,. He might go back over hurdles now or he could go for the Topham at Aintree. He has a nice hurdles rating. We will see how he is in the morning.
Limerick Sun, 17th Mar, 2019
West Is Best he is a horse who always promised a bit and was placed in point to points and is from the family of Glebe Lad and we bred him ourselves. We'll try and find another race similar to that one next. Hugh Laing, a friend of mine for over 40 years, owns him and is a great supporter of mine.