It was a shame that Rehana was forced to miss The Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse last week.
She was in season on the morning of the race, but she is back fine again now and she might go to The Curragh on Sunday for the Minstrel Stakes or we might wait for The Sweet Mimosa Stakes at Naas on the 26th of July.
There was a big crowd at Bellewstown on Friday and they do a wonderful job up there and the track was in great shape.
We had a good night and Allography won for the second time this season in the mile handicap and Conor McGovern gets a very tune out of him. He goes to the sales this week at Newmarket. He has been very consistent and once he met the rising ground on Friday, he took off.
We also won with Cloudy Miss, who is a home bred and it was great to win with her for her owner/breeder Johnny Connaughton and she is entered for Dundalk on Wednesday or may wait for Killarney next week.
Yulong Warrior was beaten by a very smart colt when second at Naas on Saturday. He did everything right and the first two pulled nicely clear of the third. He should be able to win his maiden before too long.
Also at Naas, Dayereh was second to a more experienced rival and our filly should be able to win her maiden in the coming weeks.
Irishcorrespondent has been bought by bloodstock agent John McCormack to race in Hong Kong.
He was a very good horse for us and I am sure that he’ll do well for his new connections over there. We are sad to see him go. He was a pleasure to have around the place and he is a high class horse and I wish his new connections well.
Portage also left the yard last week. He was a wonderful servant and he gave us two great days at Ascot. He gave us our first Royal Ascot success when he won The Royal Hunt Cup. Future plans for him are on hold, but he’s gone to Kildangan Stud to settle down and he’ll be found a new home in the coming weeks.
We have two runners tonight at Roscommon.
Port Lions runs in the 2-year-old maiden. He has a good draw, but I wouldn’t like to see the ground deteriorate any more for him. Vienna Circle had a promising start at Listowel, but she was found to be in season after she ran the last day at Gowran. I’d be hopeful that they’ll both run well.
We’ll run possibly Bowden and Liberatio in the mile maiden at Dundalk on Wednesday and I’d like to think that they’ll have a big say in that contest. Liberatio has the option of running at Leopardstown on Thursday and he has been gelded since his last run.
Castle Guest runs in the premier handicap at Leopardstown on Thursday. The handicapper seems to have a hold of him, but he has a nice weight on his back, and it’s a big pot, so he’ll take his chance.
I’ll also run Adaliya in the seven furlong maiden. I like her and I’ll also run Moritzburg in the mile handicap.
He ran well at Ascot and I think he’ll be more at home going round a bend and he seems to be in very good form and assuming he gets good ground, I think he’ll run a big race.