Henry de Bromhead Stable Tour

    Leading trainer Henry de Bromhead takes the wraps off his representatives at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.
  • Wednesday 31 January 2018
  • Stable Tours

Henry de Bromhead has steadily built his yard up over the last 15 years into one of the leading operations in the country. The legendary Sizing Europe was the one that established de Bromhead on the big-race scene, but since his retirement Henry has kicked on and found a steady stream of Grade 1 performers to represent him at the highest level.

Last season was a remarkable campaign for de Bromhead. While he had the significant disappointment of losing the Alan Potts horses early in the campaign, he bounced back in sensational style to register what was by far his best-ever tally of winners, finishing third in the trainer’s championship with 68 winners and saddling Special Tiara to win the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

Henry is well on his way to securing another record tally of winners in 2017/18 and he was good enough to let Kevin Blake of attheraces.com behind the scenes at his Knockeen base to go through his team for the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown this weekend.

Older Horses

Dicey O'Reilly

Trainer Says:

We were quite disappointed with his seasonal reappearance at Cork, so we were delighted to see him bounce back and win at Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting and he seems in great form since then. The plan is to run him in the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday. This is a step up in trip for him and he obviously needs to improve, but we’ll see what happens.

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Mind's Eye (IRE)

  • 6-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Stowaway - Joleen (Bob's Return)
  • Trained by: H de Bromhead
  • Last Race: Aintree, 13 Apr 2018 14:20
  • Result: 4/13, held up in touch in mid-division, headway to track leaders 3 out, not fluent 2 out, soon one pace and inclined to edge left, took modest 4th from last
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Trainer Says:

We haven’t decided what race he’ll go for at Leopardstown this weekend yet. He’s still in the Coral Hurdle on Saturday and the Deloitte Novice Hurdle on Sunday. We were a bit worried about the step up to two-and-a-half miles last time, but he seemed to get the trip well and it was great to win. I’d have no fears about coming back to two miles with him as he has plenty of pace.

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Monalee

  • 7-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Milan - Tempest Belle (Glacial Storm)
  • Trained by: H de Bromhead
  • Last Race: Punchestown, 24 Apr 2018 18:40
  • Result: F/11, tracked leaders, slight mistake 2nd, 2nd 3 out, improved to dispute lead before 2 out, niggled along and every chance when fell 2 out
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Trainer Says:

He’s entered in the Flogas Novice Chase at Leopardstown on Sunday and the intention is to run. He got a horrible fall and then a good kicking at Leopardstown last time, but he’s seems OK now, so hopefully he’ll acquit himself well.

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Ordinary World

Trainer Says:

He’s in both the Coral Dublin Chase and the Sandyford Handicap Chase at Leopardstown on Saturday. We aren’t sure which race he’ll run in yet, but he’s in good form and I’ve been happy with him since Christmas.

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Paloma Blue

Trainer Says:

He’ll run in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday. We were delighted with the way he won at Leopardstown last time, he put up a nice performance. This is obviously a big step up in class for him, but we’ll know where we are going with him after this.

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Petit Mouchoir (FR)

Trainer Says:

He’s entered in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown on Saturday and the plan is to run him. He had a setback since his chasing debut, but he seems good now and he’s ready to run. He seems well, but he obviously hasn’t had an ideal preparation for a race of this class, so while he will be there to do his best on the day, it might well prove to be a stepping stone to his next start.

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Special Tiara

  • 11-y-o; bay gelding
  • Breeding: Kayf Tara - Special Choice (Bob Back)
  • Trained by: H de Bromhead
  • Last Race: Sandown, 28 Apr 2018 15:00
  • Result: 4/6, kept wide, tracked leader, went left 3rd, jumped slowly 5th, left in front 8th, joined 3 out, soon headed, slightly hampered and lost 2nd 2 out, weakened approaching last
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Trainer Says:

He’ll run in the Coral Dublin Chase. He fell in his last start, so the main hope for him will be that he has a nice clear round of jumping. Any drying in the ground will always be a help to him, but our focus is really on a clear round with him.

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Trainwreck

Trainer Says:

We have him in both the Coral Hurdle on Saturday and the Deloitte Novice Hurdle on Sunday and we haven’t decided which one to run him in yet. He might end up being a bit ground dependent. I think it could be a case of the better the ground, the better he’ll be.

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Valseur Lido (FR)

Trainer Says:

He is entered for the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Sunday and is an intended runner. I thought he ran well in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase and given that he hadn’t run for a year, he seems likely to come on from that. He has been in great form since and hopefully he’ll run a good race.

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