Pallasator has been a revelation since joining the yard last September, winning a charity race (beating the subsequent Grand National winner Tiger Roll!) under Norman Williamson, two hurdle races including a Gr. 2 and now the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot.
The stunning Farclas made a wonderful start to life in Ireland with two very good second places, he reversed the Leopardstown form with Mr Ajudicator to register his first Graded win. He is a gelding who will only improve for time and we are very excited to see more from him!
Delta Work had been knocking on the door since joining us with some tenacious runs behind him and he really deserved his day in the sun. He held on very well to beat stablemate Glenloe by a nose in a tense photo finish!
Blow By Blow was back to his best leading the field of runners throughout the race and never being headed. Donogh Meyler gave him a cool and collected ride to come home a 5L winner.
Somewhat of a shock at 33/1 Veneer Of Charm, despite running quite greenly was a 3L winner on just his fourth National Hunt start, we were delighted for his owner Martin Wasylocha who has been with us from the start. That was the second time Gordon has brought home the Fred Winter Trophy.
Gave his owners Pat and Joe Sloan their second Cheltenham Festival winner trained by Gordon (Their horse Flaxen Flare won the Fred Winter in 2013) with The Storyteller who romped home under a cool ride by Davy Russell.
‘The Big Mare’ as we like to call her relished ground conditions storming home by 7L ahead of favourite Terrefort. She’s had whopper of a season with five from six races won, two of those Grade 1’s. A huge big individual who has taken some time to grow into herself but has a very bright future.
One of the yards favourites, good old Tiger is now a three-time Cheltenham Festival winner; winning the 2014 Triumph Hurdle, last years Amateur race under Lisa O’Neill and this year the Glenfarclas Chase under Keith Donoghue, a full time employee of ours who once retired due to his weight!