The Racing Week That Was 11-8-19


Monday, we start at Naas there was a double for Billy Lee with Thou Art Peter and Celtic Beauty. At Cork, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Pravalaguna and Drury. It was a good result for our members, Pravalaguna was advised to our members (4pts win) 4/6  (rule 4 deduction 10%). Karannelle was on target for Jessica Harrington who was completing an across the card double having won at Naas with Bellakris. 

In the Uk, last year’s champion two-year-old Too Darn Hot has been retired after picking up a career-ending injury. Connections of the John Gosden-trained colt announced the news in a statement on Monday afternoon, revealing the colt had undergone successful surgery. At Kempton, there was a double for John Gosden with Hameem and Miss Yoda. At Ripon, Southern Rock was on target for David O'Meara. At Windsor, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with High Acclaim and I'lletyougonow. At Carlisle, it was female jockey night Megan Nicholls was on target on Moonlit Sands.


Tuesday, we start at Roscommon. Mr. Smith followed up his Galway win. There was a treble for Joseph O'Brien with Grey Waters, Cut Em Down and Feux De Bois. At Catterick, Rochester House bolted up for Mark Johnston. At Newbury, there was a five-timer for Richard Hannon with Chatham House, Seasme Birah, Qaysar, D Day and Ritchie Valens. At Nottingham, Last Look was an impressive winner for Godolphin. At Ripon, Caustic Love was on target for Keith Dalgleish.


Wednesday, we start at Sligo. It was a day of trebles. Gary Carroll was first up with a treble on board with Grove Hill, In From The Cold and Kodiqueen. Shane Foley had a treble with For The Trees, Elite Trooper Grey, and Pearl Warrior. It was a decent day for our members Lincoln 405 Sligo (1pt each way) 15/2 placed Edification 505 Sligo (1pt each way) 13/2 placed 0.5pt each-way double. At Brighton, Born To Reason was on target for Cieran Fallon. At Bath, Three Little Birds was on target for Sylvester Kirk. At Pontefract, Custodian was on the mark for Richard Fahey. At Yarmouth, Road To Paris was a very impressive winner for Sir Mark Prescott. At Kempton, Land Of Oz made it an across the card double for Sir Mark Prescott.


Thursday, we start at Leopardstown. There was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Quote and Cormorant. At Sligo, there was a double for Darragh O'Keefe with Dollar Value and Mon Storm. At Haydock, the feature race went to Princes Des Sables. At Brighton, there was a treble for Tom Marquand with Imbucato, Anna Of Sussex and Long Call. At Yarmouth, the feature race went to Yimou. At Newcastle, Huraiz won for Mark Johnston. At Sandown, there was another win for My Boy Sepoy.


Friday, we start at the Curragh. Our hearts are filled with pride as Trading Point almost produced a sensational win at The Curragh. Trading Point moved beautifully through the contest traveling like a really good horse. Trading Point hit the front 100 yards from the line. Solar Wave was the villain nailing  Trading Point right on the line by an agonizing head. Colin Keane gave Trading Point a superb ride. Trading Point has always shown a bit of stardust since we got him. We have plenty to look forward to in the Autumn. We are still learning about Trading Point, he looks to have a bright future ahead. We are thrilled to have him on our team. Gustavus Weston came out on top in a thrilling climax to the Qatar Racing And Equestrian Club Phoenix Sprint Stakes. Siskin maintained his unbeaten record as he registered a first Group One success in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes. This looks a superb horse. Siskin advised to our members (4pts win) 10/11. 

At Thirsk, Three Saints Bay took the feature with David O'Meara. At Brighton, Richard Hannon was on target with Malvern. At Musselburgh, Keith Dalgleish had a double with Alright Sunshine and Euro Implosion. At Haydock, He's A Keeper was on the mark for Tom Dascombe winning by four lengths. At Newmarket, Kelly's Dino took the feature race. At Chelmsford, Harry's Bar took the feature race.


The Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate held a very successful open day on Saturday at Grougha Stables. It was a chance for members and family members to see our horses up close. The weather was not kind however with a big effort from everyone a wonderful morning was achieved. We paraded all four horses, Stanhope, Alfirak, Trading Point and Mokhalad (in the order outlined). The rain held off for the parade which was fantastic. Damian ran through the horse's careers to date while they paraded, as well as outlining the upcoming targets. The horses all looked magnificent brushed and ready as if they were going racing. There was then a chance to spend time with the individual horses in their boxes. There were lots of photos taken and many memories made. The horses all enjoyed it and love having the photographs taken. A sincere thanks to Damian, Craig, Daryl, Jimmy, and Jordan for making it a brilliant occasion. It was another example of the partnership that exists between Grougha and Galaxy. As the turf season reaches a climax we have much to look forward to and this was a fitting occasion to map it all out.

Saturday, on the track we start at AscotHayley Turner stole the show at the Dubai Duty-Free Shergar Cup for the second year in succession as two winners and a second helped her defend her title as the leading rider at the popular meeting. Turner had a double with Eddystone Rock and Sapa Inca. The win for Sapa Inca was good news for our members advised (1pt each way) at 9/2. Royal Ascot hero Addeybb got back on the winning trail with a decisive success in the Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock. Addeybb loves the mud flying. At Newmarket, West End Girl gained compensation for her luckless defeat at Sandown last time out when powering to victory in the Sweet Solera Stakes. There was a double for John Gosden with Waldstern and Leafhopper. At Redcar, there was a double for David O'Meara with Spiorad and Betsy Trotter.

At Chelmsford, there was some good money on offer. The fillies handicap worth 50 grand. The one mile six Furlong worth 45 grand went Starzewski for Hollie Doyle and David Simcock. At Lingfield, there was a double for William Haggas with Johan and Break Of The Day. At Ayr, there was a double for Kevin Stott with Mr. Shelby and Dandy's Beano. At Kilbeggan, there was a double for Darragh O'Keefe with Humm Baby and Pat Coyne. Darragh O'Keefe is on a tremendous run and looks a real talent.


Sunday, we start at Tipperary. There was a return to form for Hathiq.  I was in Tipperary when he won earlier I have never seen anything like it. I thought it was almost too good to be true he was even better when he won at the Curragh. I could easily forgive the last two runs. The connections hand was forced due to being well in for the Epsom Dash they had to go. A bad draw in the Rockingham killed the chances of Hathiq.  He bounced back with a vengeance here. It was great for James McAuley Stephen and Jim Gough. The lads put a huge amount into the sport and have endured losing horses in the last few weeks. Well done boys Hathiq looks very special. Hathiq was advised to our members (2pts win) at 9/2. Justifier took the Caravaggio stakes for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane.

At Downpatrick, there was a first career double for Noel Kelly with Canadian Steel and Bracka Lilly. At Windsor, there was a double for Andrew Balding with Spirit Warning and Angel Grey. At Leicester, there was a double for William Haggas with Surf Dancer and Aplomb.