Gowran Park Thu, 23rd Jan, 2020
Rebel Early Oliver kept backing me up — he’s a huge supporter of mine. This race gives the likes of myself an opportunity. There are plenty of other lads there well able to ride as well so it’s great. I was a bit disappointed with her the last day in Punchestown. She turned in with a chance but she just seemed to hit a flat spot. Rachael (Blackmore) thought it was the ground that day.
Thurles Sun, 19th Jan, 2020
Coolbane Boy You need an awful lot of luck in this game. I took him to the sales but he was sore the morning of the sale and I actually couldn't give him away,. Dr Richard Newland bought him outside the ring (for £30,000) but later sent him back, before 14 days were up. It was to my luck that he did. He is a fierce honest horse and the trip obviously suited him today. I've no plan with him. Tom gave him a brilliant ride; that's his second bumper winner but he has 52 point to point winners and I keep slagging him because I rode 55 winners in my time. So that now puts him on 54!. Dan McDonald owns him, he lives in Edinburgh and his elderly mother was buried today.
Tramore Tue, 10th Dec, 2019
Red Lemonade She toughed it out well, albeit she was hanging left all the way up the straight. You'll probably see her better going the other direction, she jumps a bit left too. We went too slow for her the whole way, she was very keen but handled the ground no problem. A more galloping track will suit.