Baroness wins at last
Racing Postponed at Fairyhouse & Pronounced a non runner at Ffos Las 2.45
Katnap 6th in the American Grand National at Farhills
Eagle Spirit 3rd Dundalk 9pm
Wooster 4th Dundalk 8.30
Duplication 7th Dundalk 8pm
Sweetasever, Hyzenthlay, Sea Of Blue & Break Spring for Sale Goffs November
Jimmy Finn claims Thomas O'Malley Dundalk 5.30
Dowhatisay 12th & Feadan 13th Dundalk 6pm
Thomas O'Malley wins Dundalk 5.30
Joseph sends 4 lots to the Goffs November breeding sale
Lot 895 by Henrythenavigator (USA) x Anka Britannia (USA)
Zoffany (IRE) x Stunned Silence (USA)by
"His last run over hurdles at Thurles was good and he's a versatile fun horse."
Unicorn PU Punchestown 3.10
Big Ben 18th Punchestown 2.35
Joseph has a new horse Petit Tartare
Intricately to be offered for sale Tattersalls December Sale, December 4
Shady Operator 2nd Punchestown 3.10
Pronounced 5th Punchestown 2.05
All India withdrawn Tattersalls HIT sale 30.10.17
Detailed 4th & High Language 7th Naas 5.20
Young Turk 3rd Cork 3.40
Band Of Outlaws 5th, Damselfly 3rd Naas 2.25
Teardrop Island 7th Naas 1.50
Sebastiano Ricci 2nd Cork 3.55
Reckless Gold 8th Cork 3.20
Palace Guard 4th Cork 2.10
Jaqen H'Ghar unplaced Dundalk 8pm
Ruby Gates 7th & French Mix 6th Dundalk 7.30
Eagle Spirit 12th Dundalk 7.00
Extremely 9th Maewyn 8th & Shalailah wins Dundalk 6.00
Shalailah finally breaks her Maiden
Joseph buys Lot 1231 form Tattersalls yearling sale
Chess Grand Master 7th Thurles 3.10
Apparition wins & Thomas O'Malley 3rd Thurles 2.35
Apparition gets up in the dying strides
Rockfish 11th Gowran Park 3.30
Rekindling & US Army Ranger thriving ahead of cup bid
The Gunner Murphy gives Joseph a double
Persistent brings Joseph up to 150 winners
Frank Berry, racing manager to winning owner JP McManus, said afterwards: "He's not too big but he is tough and the light weight helped again today. He handled the ground quite well, is tough and going the right way."
The Gunner Murphy wins Galway 5.35
Tesseract 6th & Aspen Colorado Fell Galway 5.05
Joseph buys Lot 903 at Tattersalls yearling sale
Persistent wins Galway 3.30
Mishevious Max 2nd & Hardback 3rd Galway 3pm
The Major General NR Galway 3.30 (Coughing)
Us Army Ranger moves to Joseph
US Army Ranger has moved stables from Aidan to Joseph in an move designed to reignite the spark which saw him finish second to Harzand in the 2016 Group 1 Investec Derby at Epsom. He is a winner of 2 of his 12 starts including the Group 3 Chester Vase.
His first move with the colt is to send the son of Galileo to Australia for a tilt at the Melbourne Cup along side stablemate Rekindling.
A switch to hurdles, though, is not part of the plan at the moment for the four-year-old.
"I'm training US Army Ranger now and we're hoping the switch of stables might freshen him up," said his new trainer on Monday.
"He heads to Australia with Rekindling and both of them seem to be in very good form. At the moment hurdling is not something we are thinking about for US Army Ranger."
Joseph buys Lots 623, 649 & 658 at Tattersalls book 2 yearling sale
Joseph sends 4 horses to the HIT sale at Goffs 24.10
Lot 9 Centaur
Lot 73 Wooster
Lot 74 Richard Strauss
Lot 75 Circus Ring
Bhutan 24th Mr Everest 14th & Felix Mendelssohn 21st all unplaced Navan 5.15
Arkwrisht Fell, King Leon BD & Slowmotion PU Limerick 4.25
West Coast Time unplaced in the 2.15 at Limerick
Detailed wins Limerick 3.10 (Listed)
Detailed wins her 4th race of the year Listed Martin Molony stakes
Circus Ring 13th Thomas O'Malley 6th & Ligeti 5th Dundalk 9pm
Ruby Shoes 11th Dundalk 7.30
Damselfly 6th Dundalk 7pm
Feadan 11th & Prep 12th Dundalk 6.30
Eos NR Dundalk 6.30 (Stone Bruise)
Boragh Steps 2nd Dundalk 5.30
Melbourne Cup snippet
The questions have been asked will Rekindling be able to take part in the Melbourne Cup? He is currently in quarantine in Europe & will fly out soon, his weight in the cup will be 51.5, he is 11th in the race, and will get a cup run.
Mac Cennetig 4th Tramore 2.40
Joseph buys Lot 345 from Book 1 Tattersalls Yearling sales
Prep 9th Naas 4.45
Super Network 7th Naas 4.15
Castrogiovanni 7th Naas 3.10
Highly Approved 7th Naas 2.35
French Mix wins Dundalk 8.55
Renaissance Man 4th Dundalk 7.55
Medal of Honour 5th Dundalk 5.20
Marchese Marconi 4th Tipperary 4.25
Ancient Empire 5th Tipperary 3.20
Joseph's thoughts on the weekend
The last week delivered three winners for us in Persistent, West Coast Time and Landofhopeandglory.
I was surprised with how well Persistent handled the ground conditions at Tipperary. His task was made easier with the leader running out at the second last. It was his first run since a mid-summer break and while he probably won’t handle deep winter ground, we’ll keep him on the go until the ground deteriorates.
West Coast Time did the job in good style. His jumping left a bit to be desired but we’ll work on that and head for a winners race next. We’ll probably end up clashing with some of the better novices from here on but his bumper form was strong and…
we’re entitled at this point to think he’ll be up to graded company.
Landofhopeandglory won the graded novice chase at Roscommon last Monday. I was pleased to see him put in a solid round of jumping after falling at Galway last time. We’ll keep him going now – his runs will be spread out but we’ll pick and choose our way with him over the coming months.
Housesofparliament ran well in the graded novice hurdle at Tipperary. I thought he was going to be a good second before he was just run out of it close home. He jumped very well on ground that wouldn’t have been ideal.
Across at Chantilly, my father had a great day with Happily and Rhododendron winning the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere and Prix de l’Opera.
Happily toughed it out really well against the colts, while Rhododendron got a deserved three-year-old Group One victory. She’s a slightly forgotten filly.
Winter’s exploits during the summer meant a two-time classic runner-up was overlooked by some but she’s all class. Dad was saying afterwards that…
she now heads to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar.
Enable & Frankie
The sheer class of Enable was again displayed in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. She became the sixth filly in seven years to win the ‘Arc’ and she looks every bit as good as Found and Treve.
I know people enjoy comparing generations but I enjoy watching every horse as an individual. We could be here until next year debating if Enable would beat Treve!
Enable never looked in any danger throughout the race. Frankie Dettori got an ideal position settled just behind the leaders and importantly on the outside.
Frankie on the big days is as good a rider as anyone in the world.
If asked what sets him apart, I would say his pace brain – he’s got a great feel for knowing where he should be positioned in the race.
When I was riding against him, he was always and still is a superb judge of pace from the front.
Persistent wins & Unicorn 8th Tipperary 4.30
Housesofparliament 3rd Tipperary 4pm
Persistent wins a drama packed race
Persistent that brought up a double for J P McManus at Tipperary.There was drama aplenty late on in the Woodlands Hotel Adare Handicap Hurdle and at the end of the two miler it was
Rekindling in the mix for the Melbourne Cup
Owner Lloyd Williams has declared Irish Colt Rekindling as the other horse he is pinning his hopes on in his bid to win a sixth Melbourne Cup, saying he was “keen on him”.
He said Rekindling was possibly the best young stayer he has owned since 2007 Melbourne Cup winner Efficient.
The search is on for a jockey for him, he carries 51.5 kg's he was last seen out finishing 4th in the St. Leger at Doncaster.