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. "