The Racing Week That Was 1/10/17

25-9-17

Monday, we start at Kempton. There was a winner for Mark Johnston and Silvestre De Sousa with Knockout Blow. There was a winner for John Gosden with Graffiti Master. At Leicester, there was a dead heat between Zaria and Fastnet Spin. There was a double for Fran Berry on board Spirit Of Belle and  Golden Birthday. At Roscommon, Jer's Girl got her season up and running by beating Solo Saxophone by five and a half lengths. Solo Saxophone advised to our members 1pt each way at 4/1. The graded novice chase went to Landofhopeandglory who is making good use of his four-year-old allowances. Burren Life took the maiden hurdle by ten lengths. Burren Life advised to our members 1pt each way at 4/1. Solo Saxophone 250 Roscommon (4/1) & Burren Life 500 Roscommon 4/1 advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed.

26-9-17

Tuesday, we start at Warwick. There was a double for Dan and Harry Skelton with the very smart looking Blair's Cove and  Pretty Wreckless. At Lingfield , there was a typical staying horse victory for Sir Mark Prescott with Alternate Route. At Beverley, the five-furlong conditions race was the feature race it went to Alpha Delphini for Bryan Smart and Graham Lee. At Chelmsford, Sir Mark Prescott made it an across the card double as Send Up took the one-mile five-furlong handicap. At Tipperary, the opening contest was a dead heat between Hushing and Court Queen. There was a double on the card for Aidan O'Brien with Zabriskie and Longing. The concluding handicap over one mile one furlong went the way of Harvey Spector who saw off Bella Rua and Sleepy Head in good style. Sleepy Head was advised to our members 1pt each way at 5/1.

27-9-17

Wednesday, we start at Redcar there was a treble for Danny Tudhope on board Quatrieme Ami, Ventura Royal, and Fire Leopard. The last two named horses were a double for David O'Meara. At Goodwood, the feature race went to John Gosden and Robert Tart with Monarchs Glen. At Perth, there was a treble for the ever-reliable Brian Hughes on board Eneko, Ballyben and Sun Cloud. At Kempton, there was a double for Jim Crowley with Sarookh and Psycotic. At Sligo, the going was very testing. There was a double on the card for Gordon Elliott and Jack Kennedy with Penny Jane and Poormans Hill. There was also a double for Phillip Dempsey with Routes Choice and Coeur Joyeux.

28-9-17

Thursday, we start at Newmarket. There was a double for Charlie Appleby and James Doyle with Ghaiyyath and Rastrelli. The group 3 seven-furlong race went in impressive style to Elarqam.  I think Elarqam looks above average and could be very decent potentially.At Perth, there was a double for Nigel Twiston- Davies with Calett Mad who took advantage of an excellent opportunity over hurdles. The second leg of the Nigel Twiston- Davies was Ballyandy who took the novice chase. I would reckon both these horses will have good seasons. At Pontefract, there were doubles for Paul Hanagan and Richard Fahey with Shazzab and Paddy Power. At Chelmsford, the feature race went to Alsvinder for Archie Watson and Danny Tudhope. At Clonmel, there were winners for Henry De Bromhead and Jessica Harrington with Arvico Bleu and A Sizing Network. The two jockeys were Bryan Copper and Robbie Power.

29-9-17

Friday, we start at Haydock. There was a winner for Mick Channon and David Egan with Diamond Dougal. At Newmarket, the Rosemary Fillies stakes went to Muffri'Ha who saw off Permission and Tisbutadream who filled out the places. Tisbutadream was advised to our members 1pt each way at 7/1Juliet Capulet was all out to fend off Nyaleti in a thrilling climax to the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes for John Gosden and Frankie DettoriBeat The Bank continued his rapid rise through the ranks with a dominant display in the Shadwell Joel Stakes winning by five lengths from Sir John Lavery. At Worcester, Nigel Twiston -Davies continued his purple patch with a double. The horses were Little Pop and Ballymalin.

At Newcastle, there was another winner for Sir Mark Prescott as Pioneertown took the one-mile four-furlong handicap. At Gowran, there was a treble for Willie Mullins with Ainsi Va La Vie, Mystic Theatre, and Sharjah. The last two named horses were a double for Ruby Walsh. At Dundalk, there was a treble for Colin Keane on board with Ben Rumson, Reckless Endeavour and My Mystique. There was also a double for Aidan O'Brien I Can Fly and War Decree.

30-9-17

Saturday, at Haydock. There was a double for John Gosden and Robert Tart with Pioneer Spirit and Royal Line. The restaged Ayr Gold Cup went to Donjuan Triumphant who saw off Stake Acclaim and Ice Age. There was a double for Graham Lee with Century dream and Real Gent. At Newmarket, it was a high-class card. The Royal Lodge Stakes a group 2 went to Roaring Lion for John Gosden. The next big race up was the Cheveley Park Stakes Clemmie took a giant step to emulating the exploits of her full-brother Churchill with a clear-cut success. There was a minor surprise in the Middle Park Stakes a group 1 as U S Navy Flag who saw off stablemate Fleet Review. As a result of the victory of U S Navy Flag , Aidan O'Brien edges closer to the group 1 record of winners in a year.  The Betfred Cambridgeshire was the next big race up. There was a real boil over for the punters here as Dolphin Vista plugged on admirably on the stands side to cause a 50-1 upset in the Betfred Cambridgeshire. The places were no better as with Sands Chorus second at 100/1 and Cote d'Azur at 50/1. The Tricast paid £90,344.98 nice work if you had it. There was a double for Ryan Moore on board Bye Bye Baby and Makzeem. The win for Bye Bye Baby made it a treble on the day for Aidan O'Brien.

At Ripon, there was a double for Richard Fahey and Adam McNamara Showmethedough and Indomeneo.  At Market Rasen, there were two very decent races both went the way of two in-form trainers. Dan Skelton took the £35K handicap hurdle with Listen To The Man . The £50K handicap chase went to Ballyboley for Nigel Twiston-Davies. At Chester, the ground was incredibly testing.  Alexander M added to his winning tally at Chester when taking the one-mile two-furlong handicap easily. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Richard Guest and Connor Beasley with Mr Potter and Undontdodou. The card at Gowran saw the Gigginstown team flex its muscles with a treble. The horses were High School Days, A Toi Phil and Tout Est Permis. It was a good day for our members as High School Days was advised to our members 1pt each way at 7/1. We also finished September with a 32.6 Point profit.

1-10-17

Sunday, we start at Chantilly. There was a double on the day for Aidan O'Brien with Happily and Rhododendron. The Prix De L'Abbaye went to Battaash in brilliant style winning by four lengths from Marsha. The feature race was the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. The answer was Enable who capped a memorable season with a scintillating display in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Enable won by two and a half lengths from Cloth Of Stars with Ulysses and Order Of St George filling out the places.  Ulysses was advised to our members 1pt each way at 9/1. I think Enable must be one of the best ever fillies

At Tipperary, there was a double for Jessica Harrington. It was Whirling Dervish who kicked it off taking the 0ne mile one-furlong maiden. Jezki rolled back the years when upstaging younger rivals to make a winning reappearance in the Istabraq Hurdle. Jezki traveled superbly, it was great to see Jezki winning again. I am sure Jezki will pay his way during the winter at this grade. There was a treble for Willie Mullins with Sayar, Rathvinden and Brahma Bull. At Musselburgh, there was another winner for the Richard Fahey and Adam McNamara combination with Aimez La Vie. At Epsom, Richard Fahey made it an across the card double as Heatongrad took the one-mile handicap.