LISTOWEL FEATURE FOR DEANS ROAD
" I told his owner, Mike Creed, about six weeks ago that we were going to run in this race and thankfully it has worked out.
We can start thinking about things like the Kerry National now, but I could get windy and go for the 2m4f on the Sunday - especially if Coneygree turns up!
He likes to go left-handed which may rule out the Galway Plate, but I do think three miles could suit him. "
SECOND SUCCESS FOR IMPROVING ORNUA
" He's done nothing wrong since he's gone on better ground.
There is a nice novice hurdle at Killarney in July and there is lots to look forward to with him. We were going to go chasing, but he's clearly improving over hurdles, so we'll stay hurdling for the moment.
I'm delighted for his owner, John Phelan, who has had a few winners with us now. He's a great supporter of ours, and owns Show And Go. "
SPECIAL TIARA'S SISTER OFF THE MARK FIRST TIME OUT
"That was a taking performance first time out. She jumped well bar the last, but was still clever when she needed to be.
I'd say she'll be a progressive filly and she loved the ground.
Special Tiara always liked real good ground at the start of his career and as he got older, he stayed better. "
ORNUA KICKS OFF 2017/2018 SEASON IN FINE STYLE
" That was super. Brian got him into a lovely rhythm and he really seemed to enjoy himself on that better ground.
He should step up from that and keep going forward. To be fair he couldn't do it anymore impressively as he did it. "
FIRST WINNER OF NEW FLAT SEASON WITH PECHEURS DE PERLES
" I'm delighted with him. He ran well the last day at Cork, but just got a bit stuck in the ground. Wayne said the slightly better ground there today probably helped him.
He's a grand big scopey horse and you'd imagine he'd get a mile no problem, if not a bit further.
I'm fairly new to this flat racing. We'll give it a go and see how we get on. "
WELL-BRED WINNER FOR JOHN LENIHAN AND THE BROWNES
" She has always been a nice mare, really well-bred. She is out of a sister to Joncol who the Brownes bred as well.
She had a lovely first run but she was a little bit disappointing behind Fayonagh on her second run, but she was good there today, so we're delighted.
Davy gave her a super cool ride. He had to wait for a split in the dip and when he got it she burst through.
She'll head out to grass now and we'll look to get her back for September time and go hurdling and try get some black-type for her. "
MORE SUCCESS FOR FAMILY OF SPECIAL TIARA
" I'm delighted as I hadn't done a whole lot with her to be honest. We just said we'd give her the run and see how she'd get on.
She is a dinger of a mare. I'd say she will jump a fence in time, but we will stick hurdling for now and try and get a bit of black-type with her.
She is from the family of Special Tiara and my uncle, David Young, bred her. I think her dam is a half-sister to Special Tiara.
I'm delighted to give Andrew his first winner back, he had her jumping beautifully throughout. "
QUEEN MOTHER CHAMPION CHASE GLORY FOR SPECIAL TIARA
Queen Mother Champion Chase - Grade One - (2m) - Cheltenham 15/03/17
" That was just incredible, but truly no horse deserves it more. He has been beaten a few times this year, but that was my fault for running him on bad ground. He has one way of running and absolutely thrives on that drier ground.
I'm delighted for his owner, Sally Rowley-Williams, as she is such an enthusiastic owner and loves her horses so much.
Noel gave him the perfect ride. He has ridden him a few times now and really knows him. "