Any chance we can put a roof over Roscommon.
Mk Drama was our only runner at Galway and we were disappointed with her display. She ran very poorly and we will give her a break for a while now and bring her back for the end of the flat season.
We had two runners at our local track, Kilbeggan on Saturday. Tommy thought that the ground and track did not suit Mick Mixy and I will have to place him better next time. Eoin Kelly who works for us had his first ride aboard Ballinruddy. He done very well and both horse and jockey came back safe.
Eoin will have his second ride in Cork on Sunday aboard Mashell and providing that the ground isn’t too soft and he does what he is told, he might ride his first winner.
I also run Durrow Dancer and Doonbeg Glory in the Mares Handicap Hurdle. Durrow Dancer is owned by Gerry Blake and she is running in her first handicap with Luke Dempsey booked to ride. If she is fit enough she could run a big race although good ground would suit her much better.
I’d be worried that the trip might be too far for Doonbeg Glory. Denis will take his time with her and hope that she can finish well.
I have two runners at Roscommon on Monday and hopefully the rain will stay away.
Chasing Abbey loves it around Roscommon and he steps up in trip to three miles in the 3:20. Railway Muice who is nicknamed the pig in the yard also steps up to three miles and runs in the handicap chase at 4:50. Luke Dempsey is booked for both rides and both horses are in great form.
Railway Muice might cope better with the softer ground but let’s hope that the sun comes out. I think the step up in trip will suit both horses.
Well done to everyone who had winners at the Galway. Despite no crowds, it’s still a great place to have a winner and we would love to have another Moondice or Drunken Sailor. You’d never know – we might get one soon.
Stay Safe and let’s hope Monday is a dry day.