THREE Majors win at Dundalk last Monday came at the perfect time for me, less than a fortnight before the start of the turf season. Anthony McCann’s horse was giving me my first winner of 2018, so it was great to get my name back out there with the new campaign fast approaching.

I am the first in my family to be involved with horses and it took my parents some persuading in the beginning! I began going to a local equestrian centre after convincing the mother of one of my classmates that I had been given permission to go along with her daughter.