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Ross O’Sullivan: My stable tour for the 2024 flat season

16 May | BY Ross O’Sullivan | MIN READ TIME |
Ross O’Sullivan: My stable tour for the 2024 flat season

The Betway ambassador reveals everything you need to know about his horses for the flat racing season.


A nice filly who ran well on her debut but went a little weak towards the back end of the season. She went home for the winter but is back with us and in full training. She’s a horse who has needed time, so hopefully, we’ll see more improvement from her this year.


This fella came to us from Joseph O’Brien’s yard. He seemed to have had an issue with his wind, which we hope we’ve ironed out. He’ll be ready to get going in approximately six weeks. He’s got plenty of ability, but we’ve needed to mind him.


A very exciting new recruit to the yard. His form from England looks rock solid, and he has a mark of 107. His best form comes with a bit of cut in the ground, so we’ll get him ready for later in the year. With his mark, he should be a nice ‘Saturday horse’.

Banana Three

He came out of a claimer to join us and will keep learning with racing. He’s one who is most likely to end up going jumping in time, and will be a fun horse in the right grade.

Bid Up

He was very big and backward last year, so we only managed to get one run into him. He’s more than likely to see a hurdle before too long in his career.

Dance Night Andday

A lovely filly who was a bit unlucky not to win at Gowran last year to follow up her Leopardstown success. I’d say her optimum conditions are 7f on good ground. She is capable of more and her main aim this season is to get some black type. She won nicely on her comeback at Naas last weekend, which was hopefully the start of a good season for her.

Fair Taxes

He ran well on two occasions at Dundalk but just got a setback after his last run, so we laid off him and gave him a break. He’s back in training now and will be well capable of paying his way when the ground dries up.

Follow Me

He came with a big reputation from France, which his homework suggested he might be able to live up to, and the way he won his maiden at the Curragh last week gave us no reason to doubt that! We think he’ll be a versatile sort who can run over 6f, 7f or a mile and will be a lovely horse for his loyal owner Amanda Torrens.

Four Blondes

She’s a nice filly that came from the Breeze-Ups and was placed in two maidens last season. Her last run last term was her best effort as she finished second in a good race at the Curragh. She should be capable of winning a maiden this season before stepping up in grade.


A very consistent filly who likes good ground. She is good and honest and will often give her running in the right grade.

Indigo Dream

Could be one of better two-year-olds, as she is showing us all the right signs. She has a nice pedigree and could be anything at this stage.

Lady Kai

She was very frustrating last year, to say the least. She’s shown us enough to think she’ll find a race or two, so we will try and eke that out of her as she could be on a workable mark. 


A real dream – just a lovely, consistent horse. He won a Premier Handicap at Dundalk last year and that might be his target again this year, but he’ll give his owner some good days out throughout the season.


An ultra-consistent filly who likes a very quick surface. She’s won six for us, so you can’t knock her! A yard favourite, that’s for sure. She’s capable of winning more when she gets her favoured conditions.

See Me Through

He was fourth on his two runs before he got off the mark in good enough fashion at Killarney earlier this week, albeit in what looked a weak looking maiden. He also looks like he’ll improve when we go up in trip, so we’d like to think that we’ll find some nice opportunities for him throughout the season.


He had two good runs at the Curragh as a two-year-old, but was weak towards the back end of the season, so we let him have the time he needed. We had him gelded during the winter. He started his season off with a success at Killarney earlier this week, despite not looking like he’ll be involved for a long way. They went fast up front and came back to him, and he stayed on past horses who were going backwards. We’ll see what the handicapper does with him before making a plan.

Tall Story

Our most frustrating horse in training! The ability is there but the mind isn’t. He will crop up and have his day at some point… but on the day that he decides!


Very unlucky not to win last year as he didn’t get a run at Killarney and was also locked up on the rail in Naas. He badly needed his first run of the season at Leopardstown but will come on for that and should improve for that match-fitness.

Warrior Brave

A three-time winner last year who has taken us to Royal Ascot twice, he loves 6f around a bend and wants nice ground. He will get his head in front again this season.

Unnamed two-year-olds:

2022 Dandy Man ex. Ha’Penny Bridge

A grand horse who might start off later this month. We don’t ask our two-year-olds to do too much too early, so we expect he will keep improving with experience.

2022 Eqtidaar ex. Hayed

He’s got a similar profile to the Dandy Man colt. He’s working away nicely, but we’ll wait until we get some real summer ground for him. He’s a half-brother to a two-year-old winner, so we hope he can follow suit.

2022 Mountain Melody ex. Arizona

He won’t run until later in the year. We’ll take our time with him. I actually think he’ll end up over hurdles next season.

2022 James Garfield ex. Smart Mover

Another who is a half-brother to a two-year-old winner, he’s big, tall and I like him a lot. He seems to be going the right way and doing the right things at home.

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Ross O’Sullivan

Ross O’Sullivan

Emerging Kildare-based trainer and one of Betway’s stable of racing ambassadors.

Ross O’Sullivan

Ross O’Sullivan

Emerging Kildare-based trainer and one of Betway’s stable of racing ambassadors.