Donation for Pat Smullen Cancer Trials Charity
Updated: Oct 12, 2019
We’ve had very few runners over the last fortnight however they’ve all run well. Lyndon B won impressively at Sandown last week. He is a horse we have always held in high regard however he’s had to physically mature and learn to concentrate on the job in hand. It’s likely that he will now go to the Horses in Training sale. He would come highly recommended as I feel he is improving and unexposed. As I mentioned in my interview after the race he will be an ideal type for the Dubai Carnival.
We have a particularly busy weekend, with 5 runners on Saturday. I’m looking forward to running Reloaded as frustratingly he’s missed most of the season for Excel Racing & Keith Breen. He is a horse I have always liked. Raahy and Narak both run in handicap company for the first time and should be competitive.
I will also be donating any prize money I win to the Irish Pancreatic Cancer Trials Charity in support of Pat Smullen. Pat has been bravely fighting pancreatic cancer over the last year and has made a spectacular effort to raise money and awareness culminating in a “Legends” race this weekend at Leopardstown. Although Pat has not ridden me a winner under my own name, he was a fantastic friend to Lady Cecil & I at Warren Place and gave us a memorable day when winning on Western Reserve at the July meeting. It goes without saying that we send all of our love and support to him and his family and hope to see him soon.