We were delighted with Hamariyna winning the Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown yesterday. It was a promising performance on only her third career start.  We have lots of options for her now as we know she handles a little ease in the ground and she will stay further. We just have one runner in Roscommon tonight – Tirmizi …
Naas Saturday 3.55  Pearlman (Ronan Whelan) He displayed a very good attitude, when he won his maiden last month at Dundalk. He has his first run on the turf here and he is improving with every run. It looks a competitive race, but I am looking forward to running him and I think he’ll run well. 4.30  Sonaiyla (Adam Farragher)…
It’s a busy weekend for us, with three runners at Cork tonight and we are represented at both Naas and Leopardstown over the weekend. I’ll have an update on our Saturday and Sunday runners later today, but here are my thoughts on our Cork runners first. 5.35  Balefire (Ronan Whelan) We like this horse and he had a very promising …

Two For Gowran Park This Evening

Posted on May 8, 2019

Sagittarian Wind was a first reserve but now gets in at Gowran Park this evening, where we have two runners. 6.55 Sagittarian Wind (Shane Foley) Sagittarian Wind is having her first run of the season after only one run last year.  She has been pleasing me in her work and is ready to start.  She has a disappointing draw in …
We are looking forward to getting back to the Curragh on Monday and facing into a very exciting time with their world class facilities.  We look like having a busy day with 7 runners. 1.50  Dragon Ryker (Ronan Whelan) He will be our first two-year-old runner. He is a nice colt and I am looking forward to getting him started. …
We are a bit light on the ground runners wise over the weekend, but we run two nice fillies at Dundalk and Gowran tonight and Sunday respectively and we have seven for The Curragh on Monday. Dundalk Friday – 7.00 Miss Snossyboots (Ronan Whelan) Her confidence is sky at the minute after winning her last two, and this looks a …

6 For Naas This Evening

Posted on April 29, 2019

It’s the eve of the Punchestown Festival, but we are at Naas later today, with six runners on what looks a fine card. I’ll make it up to Punchestown at some stage this week and I’d like to wish everyone well as the curtain comes down on what has been an excellent national hunt season. 5.15  Sonaiyla (Ronan Whelan) She …