Downpatrick Fri, 11th Oct, 2019
Balgowlah Delighted but I feel sorry for Donagh Meyler who got a suspension last week off him - the horse got into a bit of interference coming into the straight (in Navan) and flew home. Donagh got off him and said 'if I ride him again he will win'. Sean (Flanagan) just happened to get the ride on him today and gave him a great ride. He deserved it, he had been consistent here in three or four runs and we knew he would get up the hill. The only worry was what Navan had taken out of him. He's only four and he is a tough, little horse and we bought him cheaply for a syndicate. All is good with him. Course form is a great thing with him. He loved that ground - his next stop could be Ayr on the 28th October or there's a three mile 0-102 in Down Royal at the Festival (in November). With the syndicate I'd say we'd be going for the festival. He stays well and he'd jump a fence some day too.
Roscommon Mon, 2nd Sep, 2019
Thiswaycadeaux The ground came for her and she’s a different filly on that ground. Billy rode her with lots of confidence and got her on a good even keel,. Things have to fall right for fillies and she was in a going mood today. The ground is the difference. She’s entered in the seven-furlong (Sovereign Path) handicap on Champions Weekend (at Leopardstown), so if everyone goes to the All-Ireland (Football Final Replay) then I might go there!