Another milestone for Joseph 30th November 2018 a 5 timer
Shadow Seven Wins Dundalk 9pm
Perfect Tapatino 4th & Too Precious Wins Dundalk 8.30
Fighting Flame 8th & Recovery Road 2nd Dundalk 7.30
Grandmaster Flash 2nd Numerian 4th & Tigray 10th Dundalk 7pm
But I Like It 13th & Isotope 10th Dundalk 6.30
King's Vow wins Esprit De Lumiere 8th & Ifyouhaveaminute 12th Dundalk 5.30
Scarlet And Dove Wins Limerick 3.40
Commandant PU Limerick 1.55
Aforementioned Wins Limerick 12.50
Smoking Gun Reserve NR
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Shadow Seven gives Joseph his first 5 timer
4 up for Too Precious & Joseph
Joseph has 10 new horses Darasso, Majurca, Eklat De Rire, Top Moon, Melay, Konitho, Fakir D'oudairies, Filon D'oudairies, Fine Brunello, Front View and a 2 year old filly has just been named Simple Words.
Christopher Robin has been gelded.
Touch Of Oscar NR Thurles 2.30
The Moyglass Flyer wins Thurles 1.25
Ash Hill 4th Punchestown 3.35
Uisce Beatha 5th Punchestown 2.30
Shady Operator NR Punchestown 2.30
The Gunner Murphy 2nd Punchestown 12.55
Alighted 2nd Whatchamacallit PU Punchestown 12.25
Silk And Sand unplaced Navan 3.30 Coolmore N.H. Sires Irish EBF Mares Flat Race (Listed)
Air Supremacy Fell Tigris River 9th & High Sparrow 7th Navan 3pm
Arkwrisht PU & Young Turk 13th Navan 2.30 'Troytown'
Chateau Conti Fell Navan 2pm
Choungaya 3rd Navan 1pm 'Monksfield' Novice Hurdle (Grade 3)
Denwork 3rd Navan 12 noon
Wishmoor Fell Gowran Park 2.20
Speak Easy NR Gowran Park 2.55
Ballyneety Wins Gowran Park 12.35
Far Reach 4th Gowran Park 12.05
Proud And Elated 8th Dundalk 8.30
Equitant Wins Dundalk 8pm
Shalailah now in America
Lot 949 Size Your Star €4000 Chapel Lane Bloodstock
Lot 1175 Art Nouvelle vendor buy back 23,0000 Goffs Ireland November Breeding Stock Sale 2018
Too Precious Wins Dundalk 6.30
Pedisnap 2nd Dundalk 6pm
Commandant Wins Thurles 3.10
Los Alamos 5th Thurles 1.35
Alighting NR Thurles 12.35
Fabulae 9th Dundalk 9pm
Shadow Seven Wins Dundalk 8.30
Proud And Elated 3rd Dundalk 7pm
O’Brien’s first classic winner as a trainer is being targeted at the Longines Hong Kong Vase over a mile and a half during the last major international Group One programme of the year on December 9th.
“He’s still in Australia and he’s being trained there for Hong Kong. He will be shipping out in the next week to ten days,” said O’Brien on Tuesday.
“It will be for the mile and a half race [the Vase]. He ran a cracker the last day and got away with the trip but I think his best distance is a mile and a half.
“He’s a good bit better off at the weights in Hong Kong than he was in Australia. He had to race off level weights with older horses there whereas in Hong Kong he gets five or six pounds. And he was giving Australian three year olds a stone and a bit,” he added.
However the weight scale won’t allow O’Brien’s brother, Donnacha, resume the partnership on Latrobe that saw them secure a memorable Derby victory at the Curragh during the summer.
That was another significant step on the meteoric rise to training fame by the former champion jockey who only officially took out a licence in June of 2016.
Last month came another Group One success with Iridessa confirming herself a classic prospect for 2019 by landing the Fillies Mile at Newmarket. Last week O’Brien reached 100 flat winners for 2018 in Ireland.
It has been a campaign that saw the 25-year-old finish runner-up (with €2.5 million in prize money here) to his father Aidan in Ireland’s trainers’ championship.
O’Brien also had good news on Tuesday about the chances of he and Rekindling teaming up again in 2019.
“Rekindling never came back after the Melbourne Cup. He stayed in Australia but got some kind of injury. It remains to be seen but I’m hopeful he can come back to me next season,” he said.
O’Brien is an odds-on favourite to win Dundalk’s winter championship series and will have three runners at the all-weather circuit on Wednesday night.
However the scale of his dual-purpose operation is unmatched at the moment so, like many National Hunt trainers, O’Brien is anxiously keeping his fingers crossed for rain to ease ground conditions for some of his top jumpers.
He is fifth in the National Hunt table already with 39 winners and is keen to get the wraps off some of his better jumpers such as last season’s Irish Gold Cup hero Edwulf.
“The plan is to start Edwulf off in the John Durkan Chase. It’s obviously short of his optimum but he’s in great shape and we’d like to start him off there.
“We have some nice novice hurdlers and chasers and I’ve a few entered at Gowran and Navan this weekend. But, like everyone else, we’re waiting on rain.
“The plan is to go to the Drinmore[Novice Chase at Fairyhouse] with Le Richebourg and Rhinestone is in the Royal Bond [Novice Hurdle]. But he’s in a Grade Three over two and a half miles [Monksfield Novice Hurdle] at Navan on Sunday and we might look at that,” O’Brien said.
A total of 15 entries remain in the Monksfield after Tuesday’s forfeit stage and they include last weekend’s 1-5 Punchestown winner Commander Of Fleet.
The unbeaten four year old is one of a handful of entries in the race owned by Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud. They also include the O’Brien-trained Choungaya.
O’Brien’s recent impressive Thurles winner Silk And Sand is one of 17 still in contention for the Listed mares bumper on the Navan card.
Proud And Elated tries to break her duck in the Dundalk maiden on Wednesday but she’s up against the 81 rated Modern Love.
All The Answers Wins Cork 3.05
Los Alamos 4th Punchestown 2.50
Oathkeeper 8th Punchestown 1.05
Anywayyoullokatait NR Cork 12.45
Paris Texas 8th Punchestown 2.55
Castle Oliver 3rd Punchestown 1.45
Tower Bridge 5th Punchestown 12.35
Shadow Seven 3rd Dundalk 8.30
Joe The Crow 9th & Far Reach 3rd Dundalk 7.30
Equitant Wins & Dramatise 5th Dundalk 7pm
King's Vow 2nd & Commodus 9th Dundalk 6.30
Ifyouhaveaminute 5th & Esprit De Lumiere 9th Dundalk 5.30
It is looking increasingly likely that Latrobe and 2017 Melbourne Cup winner Rekindling will be back in Ireland for a European Campaign in 2019, but first Latrobe may be set for the Hong Kong International festival on December the 9th
Latrobe is entered into the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Cup over 10 furlongs and also has an entry in the Group 1 Longines Hong Kong Vase over 12 furlongs. The final declarations are through on the 6th December.
Latrobe is currently 33/1 with Bet 365 for the Hong Kong Vase
Stronghold and Master Of Reality have been gelded.
Joseph has 5 new horses Commandant, Castle Oliver, Full Moon Magic, Equitant & Isotope
Dawn In The Park 8th Clonmel 3.35
Leave Your Mark 3rd Thurles 2.30
Punches Cross 2nd Thurles 12.50
Treasure Chest 5th & Us And Them Wins Navan 2.40
Choungaya 3rd For Auction Novice H'dle (Grade 3) Navan
Plinth 4th & Air Supremacy 13th Naas 2.50
Ballybrowney Jack 4th Naas 2.15
Grey Waters 4th Naas 1.05 Fishery Lane Hurdle (Grade 3)
Arkwrisht 3rd Naas 12.30 Poplar Square Steeplechase (Grade 3)
Rhinestone Wins & Anywayyoulookatit unplaced Naas 12 Noon
Latrobe 2nd Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes (Group 1) Flemington Australia 5.55
Too Precious Wins & Fabulae unplaced Dundalk 9pm
King's Field 2nd & Pedisnap 9th Dundalk 8pm
Tigray 5th Dundalk 7.30
Shadow Seven 3rd Dundalk 9pm
Too Precious Wins Dundalk 8.30
Royal Court 2nd & Vhagar Wins Dundalk 6.30
Commodus 6th Dundalk 6pm
Heir Of Excitement 8th & Marylebone 11th Dundalk 5.30
Ivanovic Gorbatov (11-8) among the entries for the Unibet Greatwood
Handicap Hurdle Sunday 18th Nov
Joseph has a new horse Inca Gold & 1 of his store horses has been named & is ready to race Glen Of Aherlow
Lot 662 Dream Point to Andrew Mcnamara for €9,000
Lot 663 Uncle Henry to Denis Cullen for €23,000
Joseph has a new 2 year old Kiss For Luck and a new owner Scott C. Heider
Latrobe entered on Saturday in the Group 1 Seppelt Mackinnon Stakes Race 7 at Flemington in Australia 5.55 GMT
Apparition 4th & Boston Spray Fell Fairyhouse 2.30
Denwork 4th Fairyhouse 12.50
Master Of Reality 13th & Perfect Tapatino 10th Naas 3pm
Dawn In The Park 5th & Young Turk fell Cork 2.10
Tigray 2nd Naas 1.20
Roger That 8th Naas 12.20
Ballybrowney Fell Jack Down Royal 3.40
Ivanovich Gorbatov 10th Down Royal 1.55
Far Reach 6th Down Royal 12.45
Tuamhain unplaced Dundalk 7.30
Joe The Crow 9th Dundalk 7pm
Recovery Road 5th & Ifyouhaveaminute 9th Dundalk 5.30
Joseph has 2 new NH horses Assemble & Wishmoor