The Racing Week That Was 12/8/18

6-8-18

Monday, we start at the Curragh. There was a double for Jessica Harrington and Colm O'Donoghue with Chicas Amigas and St Brelade's Bay. At Cork, Harrington made it an across the card treble with Feeling The Love. There was a return to the winner's enclosure for Twenty fifteen Champion Hurdle runner-up Arctic Fire bounced back from semi-retirement to winning ways at Cork today as he landed the Joe Walsh Memorial Hurdle for new trainer Denis Cullen and under jockey Denis O'Regan. At Ripon, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa on board Eyecatcher and Al Kherb. At Newton Abbot, Bold Image was on target for Dan and Harry Skelton. At Windsor, there was a double for Richard Hannon and Tom Marquand with Doctor Jazz and Mushtaq. At Carlisle, there was an all-female riders card. There was a double for Hayley Turner on board Admiralty and Royal Sha Heen. There was a double for Rachael Richardson on board Rubenesque and Island Song.

7-8-18

Tuesday, we start at Newbury. There was a double for William Haggas with Alexanderthegreat and Magnetic Charm. The seven-furlong handicap went to Good Effort who bolted up by 5 lengths. Lethal Lunch was advised to our members(1pt each way) 6/1 placed in the race. At Catterick, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Sky Cross and Sea Youmzain. There was also a double for Tim Easterby with The Knot Is Tied and Twilight. At Nottingham, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa on board Raveleon and Daffy Jane. At Ayr, there was another winner for Mark Johnston with Gateway. At Roscommon, there was a double for Willie Mullins with My Sister Sarah and Camelia De Cotte.

8-8-18

Wednesday, we start at Brighton. There was a treble for Tom Marquand on board Big Baby Bull, Elysium Dream, and Imbucato. At Chepstow, there was a double for Harry Bentley on board Victory Chime and Fresh Terms. At Pontefract, there was a double for Andrew Mullen with Pumaflor and Arcavallo. At Yarmouth, there was a treble for Silvestre De Sousa on board Jan's Joy, Nibras Galaxy, and Laith Alareen. At Kempton, there was a double for Andrea Atzeni on board Maaward and Elasia. At Sligo, there was a treble for Jessica Harrington and Colm O'Donoghue on board Dragon Girl, Rickrack and Echo Park.

9-8-18

Thursday, we start at Leopardstown. Alfirak gave his all at Leopardstown. You often hear it said you learn more in defeat than in victory. That is certainly the truth for us after last night. We will step Alfirak up in trip next week as we feel he needs a bit further. We are not one bit disappointed in Alfirak. We have been here already with Mokhalad before Christmas last year. We as a team will attempt to find the best trip for Alfirak and we know he will win races at that point. On the track, there was a treble for Dermot Weld for Declan Mcdonagh with Betsey Trotter, Centroid, and Eziyra. At Sligo, there was a double for Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins with Stay Humble and Epswell. There was also a double for Kevin Brouder on board Cock A Doodle Doo and Like A Diamond.

At Yarmouth, Richard Spencer continued his excellent run with a win for La Isla Bonita. At Brighton, there was also a winner for Richard Spencer with Archie. There was also a double for Richard Hughes with Rosamour and Hollydaze. At Haydock, there was a double for Richard Kingscote with Blyton and Maifalki. At Newcastle, there was a double for Michael Dods with Rumshak and Gale Force Maya. At Sandown, the feature race went to Silvestre De Sousa on board Knight Errant.

10-8-18

Friday, we start at Tipperary there was a treble for Donnacha O'Brien with Tenax, Christmas, and Julienne. Christmas produced a determined front-running performance to land the Listed Coolmore Caravaggio Stakes. At Musselburgh, there was a four-timer for Paul Hanagan on board Call Him Al, Diamonique, Crotchet, and Trautmann. There was a five-timer for Timoshenko for trainer Sir Mark Prescott. It was good news for our members. Timoshenko advised to our members(2pts win) at 11/4. At Wolverhampton, the feature race went to Gravity Wave. At Brighton, Richard Hughes continued his fine run as Bid Adieu won the feature race. At Newmarket, Andrew Balding took the opener with Firelight. At Haydock, the talented hurdler Cliffs Of Dover bolted up by twelve lengths for Megan and Paul Nicholls. At Chelmsford, there was a treble for Charles Bishop with Final Choice, Buckingham, and Receurdame.

11-8-18

Saturday, we start at Ascot. It was Shergar cup day. Hayley Turner and the Girls team took the honours in the Dubai Duty-Free Shergar Cup. There was a treble on the card for Andrew Balding with Cleonte, Genetics and Berkshire Blue. I cannot tell you how impressed I was with Cleonte. I thought Cleonte got one of the worst winning rides I have ever seen. Cleonte can be marked up a fair bit for this effort. At Redcar, there was a double for jockey David Allan on board Presidential and The Knot Is Tied. At Haydock, Richard Kingscote and Tom Dascombe are a formidable combination. The pair were on the case again with a double as Teodoro and No I'M Easy were on target. At Chelmsford, there was some really good prize money on offer Lucymai took the feature race which had a prize of £50K.

At Newmarket, the Sweet Solera a Group 3 for Fillies went the way of Mark Johnston with Main Edition. At Lingfield, there was a double for Tom Marquand with Kuwait Currency and Aaliya. At Ayr, there was a double for jockey Jamie Gormley on board Yes You and Royal Regent. At Cork, there was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Sizzling and Zagitova. At Kilbeggan, there was a double for Barry Geraghty on board Falak and Woodland Opera. There was a double for Paul Townend on board Aramon and Lasoscar who took the feature race. Lasoscar deservedly got a turn when taking the feature race for Liam Cusack. Lasoscar was advised to our members(1pt each way) at 6/1.

12-8-18

Sunday, we start at the Curragh. There was a double for Joseph O'Brien with Speak In Colours and Tremendous Leap. There was a place for us in the race of Tremendous Leap. Band Of Outlaws advised to our members(1pt each way) 9/2 was placed. The feature race was the Phoenix Stakes, Aidan Obrien had won this twelve-times since 2002 it was not to be today for O'Brien. The race went to the UK as Martin Meade and Frankie Dettori was successful with Advertise. The Dewhurst looks the logical target from here. At Downpatrick, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Eclat Des Mottes and Rebel Og. At Leicester, Andrew Balding continued where he left off on Saturday taking the feature race with Rebel Streak. At Windsor, there was a double for Rob Hornby on board Goodnight Girl and Percy Prosecco. There was also a double for Luke Morris with Simpson and Tylery Wonder.