Whisky On The Hill completed a hat-trick of Western wins this season when coming home strongly under Adam Caffrey to land the Abbey Hotel H’cap at Roscommon on Tuesday evening (22nd May) last.

The son of Ribchester who was stepping up to 12 furlongs for the first time, tracked the early leaders before Adam asked him for an effort 2 furlongs out. He stayed on strongly to overtake the Sheila Lavery trained Grey Fable at the furlong pole and went on to win by a length.
Speaking afterwards, Ado said, “Adam gave him a great ride. He did it very easy actually and probably got there too soon. He’s a nice horse and jumping will probably be the name of the game for him in time.

He’s going to go to the field in the morning, probably for ten days, and then we’ll bring him back for the mile-and-a-half in Galway for three-year-olds. On softer ground you’ll see a better horse again. I was very close to taking him out because I was a bit concerned about the ground this evening.

He travelled very sweet today and he surprised me. I’m sure the jumps lads would like a horse like him and he could be sold now.

He’s had three quick runs and I was a bit concerned as he lost 15kg last week after Sligo and I was very worried. We had him back to a kilo below his weight today and we were delighted he’d put back on so much. He’s tough.”