Fairyhouse Tue, 12th Nov, 2019
Diol Ker He's a lovely horse and if you wanted to paint a horse to make a chaser you'd paint him. He's the most gorgeous horse. He was going to win in Leopardstown last year and he stumbled at the last. Whatever he did, I think he might have pulled something, because it took him an awful long time to get over it. He had another run, and got beat in Navan, and we said we'd leave him after that for the rest of the season. He'll have his season jumping hurdles and he'll be a chaser for next season. Hopefully he stays together because he could be a real one when he gets jumping fences. He stays well, I've no doubt about that. He was getting an allowance there off the winners which was a help as well but he's a horse for the future. He'll climb up there. It might take fences before he gets to the very top but he will get up there when he's jumping fences. He's a nice horse.
Navan Sun, 10th Nov, 2019
Joshua Webb He's a nice horse. I think the other lad is a nice horse too but they were so confident about Gordon's horse,. I was underbidder on his lad at the sales. He was telling me all week that he was very good so I got afraid. Jimmy Kernohan, who owns him, is only out of hospital and that'll be a bit of a pick up for him as he hasn't been well for the last week. He's a nice horse going forward and we'll probably go jumping now.
Thurles Thu, 7th Nov, 2019
Rosgalme I'm from Mallow and am full-time with Mr Meade for five months. I will probably get a bit heavier as I'm only 19 but my weight isn't too bad at the moment. He is a nice horse and he stays really well and will go jumping hurdles now and run in those auction races which are a great initiative. I fancied the other fellow (unplaced Ballyhot Boy) more today but I'm delighted for Jay, even if he is from Cork! He is a lovely lad and had good point to point experience with his dad (Louis Archdeacon, trainer). He'll be riding plenty of bumper horses for me. The owners are from Roscommon, Galway and Meath and that's where Rosgalme got his name.
Down Royal Sat, 2nd Nov, 2019
Road To Respect Paul Carberry actually rode him work twice when Sean was out. We brought him to Punchestown and worked him and then we brought him to Navan and worked him. The last day he said 'spot on, don't do any more'. I weighed him every week and I got the fright of my life this morning as he is 19 kilos heavier than he was this day last year and he was heavy here last year. He has obviously matured a lot and he has got very strong. To be honest last season got destroyed when he ran on fast ground in Leopardstown. Everyone kept saying he wants fast ground - he doesn't, he wants soft ground and it destroyed his jumping. He didn't jump in Cheltenham because he wouldn't let himself go in the shoulders. Leopardstown is the obvious place to go again but we'll see about the ground, the ground would have to be easy enough. He'll definitely be put in the King George. He seems to have straightened out his jumping. Michael and Eddie (O'Leary) will make plans. Michael has always been keen to stay in Ireland before going to Cheltenham.
Sat, 2nd Nov, 2019
Road To Respect Road To Respect is in great form. I’m very happy with him. He goes there as well as he’s been,. I couldn’t be happier with his preparation and he’s in good shape.
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.