Galway Sat, 26th Oct, 2019
Powerful Ted He is named after Ted Walsh junior who joined our team recently, . I was going to name him Power-something-else but Ted said 'you can't call him that' so we named him Powerful Ted. Obviously we fancied the other horse but I don't know why he ran as bad as he did, although maybe he is not a bumper horse. We knew this lad wasn't too bad and had worked very well. I thought the ground might catch him out a bit but obviously not and I'd say he is a decent horse and has a good pedigree on the dam's side. He jumps very well, is not over-big but keeps galloping. Martin (Cullinane) who owns and bred him is at a wedding and couldn't come. Martin sells all his horses and the plan would be to sell him.
Roscommon Mon, 2nd Sep, 2019
Helvic Dream Gavin said it was very easy and he did everything well for him. They went a good gallop, and he did exactly what he said he was going to do. He loved the ground and quickened up well on it,. Colin (Keane) loved him and said he was a lovely horse when he rode him, and Chesney (Chris Hayes) said he was still green the last day and would improve a lot. I’d say he did improve a good bit. I claimed off him as Dermot (Weld) was claiming 5lb off his (Mere Catherine) and we were already giving her 9lb. I was very impressed with Gavin how he summed up the race beforehand and knew what he wanted to do. He’s obviously a smart kid. I’d say we will leave him for the Final (of the Foran Series) now.
Roscommon Mon, 19th Aug, 2019
Helvic Dream He ran well the first day over five, and he hadn't been showing us much at all at home before we ran him,. In Galway he got into a little bit of trouble but Colin (Keane) has loved him all the time. He just couldn't ride today because he had to ride for Ger (Lyons). He was pretty confident that he was a pretty decent horse. I'd imagine he'll go for the final of this series and we'll probably give him another run before that. He's thriving all the time. He's going the right way and hopefully he'll keep going that way. I'd say the ground was an advantage to him. I felt that he mightn't be a real fast ground horse and it wasn't a disadvantage that easy ground. I bought him off Joanna Morgan and she told me 'you have to buy him'. She was right anyway. He hasn't got a great pedigree but he's a very good looking horse, big and strong. Finbar (Cahill) is probably one of the luckiest owners I've ever had and he's been with me from the beginning. He owned one of the real good horses we had at the beginning, Pinch Hitter, who won two Galway Hurdles. He owns half of Dadoozdart and anything he touches seem to be lucky and Tom Hendron who is the other owner had horses with me years ago and he's been a lucky owner too.