Padraig Beggy Is A Superb Jockey Deserving Of Derby Win
It was tremendous landing a double in the first two races at Kilbeggan yesterday.
Treasure Chest won nicely on his first run over hurdles. Persistent won well too. The race worked out well for him. They went good and hard up front and he came and got them late on. It really was a great day for us.
I was hugely impressed by Enable in the Epsom oaks on Friday. She looks like a really high class filly. She travels and stays very well and I was hugely impressed with her performance. Rhododendron ran a cracker in second.
Obviously the travelling issues that Dad’s team had on the day were far from ideal which certainly could have taken the edge off her but she still ran a great race.
The Derby was incredible.
I’m delighted for my Father but especially for Padraig Beggy.
It was his first ride in the Derby and he produced a 40/1 winner, truly amazing! Padraig is a brilliant rider and he gave Wings Of Eagles a fantastic ride on the day, getting there late on. It was well deserved and I couldn’t be happier for him.
Cliffs Of Moher also ran a stormer under Ryan Moore on the day. Overall it was a nice evenly run race and I would have been surprised if the best few horses didn’t come to the fore.
Rekindling came out of the race fine. Wayne said that he didn’t handle the track at all. He said he felt very unbalanced especially when he started running downhill.
That’s the way it goes and these are the joys of Epsom! Thankfully he came out of the race fine though. I’m not sure if he’ll go for the Irish Derby. We’ll make a plan later in the week but the Curragh would probably suit him alright.
Highland Reel is a great horse who also put in a classy performance. He has travelled the world and takes everything in his stride. He’s extremely consistent and always runs a good race. He’s a smashing horse.