School’s out for Gleeson
TEENAGEr John Gleeson, whose father Brian is working as an ITV betting expert this week, needed permission to miss school this week to ride A Dream To Share in the Festival Bumper.
It is a teaming up of the generations. John is 18 and his mount’s trainer John Kiely is 85. Young John, who is studying biology, geography and business at St Augustine’s College in County Waterford, said: ‘I had to request the week off and thankfully got accepted! I’ve parked the school books now for the week to be perfectly honest. ‘This is my first ride at the Festival and it’s all a bit surreal.’