Tough choice, but progressive Bellshill is the one for me

Bellshill with Ruby up

I was out of luck with my rides yesterday but it was brilliant to see Any Second Now winning the last race for Dad. I was absolutely delighted for him.

I know he’s known as a pundit, but training is what he does – that’s his livelihood – and it’s 1997 since Commanche Court won here. It’s his heart and soul, it’s what he does, and I couldn’t be happier for him.

To have owners like JP is great for him, and Derek O’Connor was brilliant on the horse. Cheltenham is an incredible place and for a small yard to win here is amazing. He was disappointed with him here last year, but it was brilliant yesterday. Derek is an incredible jockey. Pure class.

Sign in or register for FREE to continue enjoying and to comment on our great range of writers

Not a member yet? Register here

More on this topic

The Mug’s Game: Photo finish - but I end up a winner

Ruby at his very best on Klassical Dream

Good week, bad week: In National Hunt racing it’s all about relationships

Photo picture perfect as Willie Mullins gets Gold Cup monkey off his back

More in this Section

'Hurt' Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over safety concerns

Cian Healy signs new IRFU contract

Wickham hoping to repay Palace faith after signing new deal

Wexford school comes from 26 points behind to win Leinster semi-final

More by this author

Bank on Benie in champion hurdle

Nobody is irreplaceable, the show will go on…

Before you start to go backwards, get off the pitch

Why now is the right time to call it a day


Film-makers at Schull Fastnet Film Festival reveal their favourite movies

The Skin Nerd: Is Kylie Skin set to be a kult klassic or miss the mark?

GameTech: Minecraft now set to take over the real world

These are our favourite winning gardens from the Chelsea Flower Show

More From The Irish Examiner