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It has been a little while since we caught up with Rachael Blackmore. Back in the saddle, she has enjoyed some good spins on the flat and rode a popular double earlier this week at Roscommon.

We caught up with Rachael to chat over some recent winners and look ahead to a very exciting 48 hours.

It was great to get the win on Telmesomethinggirl. She probably got a bit of a hard race first time out at Fairyhouse last season and things didn’t fall her way after that. She loved the nicer ground at Roscommon and is quite forward going.

She is a nice mare and will probably be heading to Galway now. We have always thought plenty of her at home and it was great to see that rewarded with a good win.

Email Rose was my second winner on the card; a very tough horse who had been knocking on the door last season. Henry’s horses are in great form at the moment and I hope that can continue.

Yesterday, I was delighted to get a winner on the flat for Karl Thornton with Oromo at Fairyhouse who stayed on really nicely in a competitive handicap.


Tipperary (Friday, 13.00)

My first ride of the day comes on Patchouli in the maiden hurdle over two miles. As mentioned, the yard are in good form right now. She ran twice over hurdles last year at Listowel and Gowran, with me on board, where her jumping let her down a bit. Since then, she has run back on the flat three times.

She has been schooling really well and should be fit from her recent flat run. I am expecting her to run a bit better today than her previous hurdles run.

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Petit Mouchoir

Tipperary (Friday, 13.30)


My other race of the day comes in this grade three on the fantastic Petit Mouchoir, who you would always be thrilled to ride. He runs with such enthusiasm and loves what he does.

He is a major favourite in the yard at Henry’s, he seems versatile on the ground, and we will be hoping for a very big run from him in this race.

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King Of The Throne

Curragh (Saturday, 19.15)

It is a huge privilege to be riding in a race as prestigious as the Irish Derby. I am very excited to be involved in such a massive occasion and it’s very special to be doing it for Emmet.

I am really looking forward to riding King Of The Throne. Emmet isn’t just running him in the race to take part; anything could happen. It looks a fairly open race and it’s great to have the opportunity. We just have to go and try to win it now!

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