The Racing Week That Was 13-10-19


Monday, we start at Tipperary. There was a double for Rachael Blackmore and Henry De Bromhead with Imperial View and Visioman. It was good news for our members Visioman was advised to our members (2.5pt win) at 2/1. At Windsor, Torrcello made it three wins on the spin under Megan Nicholls. At Stratford, Maire Banrigh was on target for Dan Skelton with a very impressive sixteen lengths win. At Newcastle, Live Your Dream landed short odds for Saeed Bin Suroor and Godolphin. Pontefract was abandoned.


Tuesday, we start at Galway. Battle Of Midway was an impressive winner of the maiden hurdle for Noel Meade initiating a double for Meade as The Red Menace took the feature race by 21 lengths. Sayo was an even more impressive winner of the beginner's chase by 24 lengths. At Leicester, the feature race went to Archers Dream. At Brighton, Overwrite bolted up for Mark Johnston by six lengths. At Chelmsford, there was a treble for Jim Crowley with Prince Imperial, Habub and Jeweller. The meeting at Catterick was abandoned.


Wednesday, we start at Navan. It was not to be for our syndicate horse Mokhalad. He did not get his usual fast start, finding himself on the back foot. Mokhalad charged home in the last 100 yards, however, the bird had flown. The pure five furlongs appeared to just be too sharp on the day. We look forward to his next run.  On the rest of the Navan card, Colin Keane had a double with Flaming Moon and Strong Johnson. There was a first career win for Dylan Browne McGonagle onboard Jumellea. At Ludlow, Langer Dan was on target for Dan Skelton. At Nottingham, Dubai Souq took the feature race for Saeed Bin Suroor. At Wincanton, there was a double for Paul Nicholls and Harry Cobden with Oleg and Get The Appeal. At Kempton, there was a treble for Danny Tudhope with Higher Kingdom, Regal Director and Invasion Day. At Newcastle, Trouble Shooter made it four wins on the spin.


Thursday, we start at Thurles. There was a double for Donnacha O'Brien on board Peaceful and Louisiana. At Worcester, If You Say Run got off the mark at the first attempt over fences for Paul Nicholls. At Exeter, Paddleyourowncanoe was an impressive winner of the beginner's chase. At Kempton. there were doubles for Adam Kirby and Harry Bentley. At Southwell, Daily Times was on target for John Gosden.


Friday, we start at Dundalk. It was to prove another brilliant night for the Galaxy Horse Racing syndicate as Trading Point got off the mark for us with a thrilling win at Dundalk. Trading Point had produced 3 excellent performances in seven runs for us winning 23,400 euros in the process. Those runs came with a brilliant second in the Irish Lincoln, a massive run at Galway in the Colm Quinn mile. Trading Point was then nutted on the line at the Curragh. Trading Point is held in massive regard by Damian English, his team and ourselves.  Trading Point had a tough week in September at Listowel and Leopardstown in September. Trading Point has been a work in progress we are learning about him all the time. We have been very patient with Trading Point this was only his eight-race in Twelve months. Trading Point had never raced on the all-weather in his life, so we went into the contest with a few unknowns.

Trading Point blew all the way with a superb performance. Trading Point delivered on his early-season promise by winning the one-mile handicap. Trading Point who was giving plenty of weight to his rivals showed all his class traveling strongly through the contest. Ronan Whelan delivered Trading Point as late as he could as Trading Point was giving 18 pounds to the second horse.  Trading Point got the better of Mutadaawel by a head having given that horse 18 pounds. We had been thinking of putting Trading Point away after this race for the winter, however, we will review it after this result. Delighted for Trading Point, the whole syndicate and the team who care for him a brilliant result. It has not been easy for Trading Point all season, Damian English, his team and the syndicate stayed patient.

The report from Irish Racing is below

Trading Point confirmed the high opinion in which he’s held by trainer Damian English when just coming out on top after an exciting finish to the Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Package Handicap at Dundalk.The five-year-old hasn’t enjoyed the best of luck since joining English this season but he put that right in this mile event.The 12/1 chance was produced to challenge over a furlong out by Ronan Whelan, and just got the better of a tremendous battle with the rallying Mutadaawel by a head. Excelcius was a further length and three quarters away in third.

English said, “That was badly needed. I’ve been having a frustrating season with 13 seconds and haven’t had a winner since Bellewstown.“This lad has been a bit unlucky. He was second in the Lincoln on his first run for us and coming up to Guineas weekend we had a bit of a virus in the yard which set him back.“Coming up to the Cambridgeshire he stood on the clip of his shoe which put him out. There have been loads of little problems but it's finally come together.

“We’ve never actually had him up here so it was a bit of fact-finding to see if he’d handle the place but he handles it well and we’ll keep him in for the winter now and maybe go for the Fast Track Qualifier and get him to Lingfield.“He has that ability and I think there is a Premier Handicap in him.“He traveled like a dream and he’s not a horse you want to be bullying. He just does enough when he gets there and he made us sweat

On the rest of the Dundalk card, Heliac took the feature race under Chris Hayes. Heliac was advised to our members (1pt each way) 11/2. At Downpatrick, Definite Plan was on target for Gordon Elliott. At Newmarket, What started as a year to forget is starting to become one to remember for Jason Watson, after Quadrilateral provided him with his first domestic Group One winner in the bet365 Fillies’ Mile. Rose Of Kildare showed no signs of a long season catching up with her when showing a warrior-like attitude to take the Godolphin Lifetime Care Oh So Sharp Stakes. At Chepstow, Professor Caroline Tisdall enjoyed a fairytale success when Vieux Lion Rouge carried her colours to victory in the veterans’ handicap chase she sponsored.


Saturday, we start at NewmarketMilitary March came out on top in a Godolphin-dominated finish to the Dubai Autumn Stakes. Performing elaborate celebrations may not be the style of William Buick but the smile on his face said it all after Pinatubo maintained his unbeaten record in the Darley Dewhurst Stakes. Feliciana De Vega completed a memorable Newmarket four-timer for trainer Ralph Beckett and jockey Harry Bentley with a clear-cut victory in the concluding Darley Stakes. Stratum provided Willie Mullins with his second successive victory in the Emirates Cesarewitch.

At Chepstow, Dan Skelton continued his rapid start to the season when Flash The Steel ran out a ready winner of the Cotswold Stone Supplies Ltd Silver Trophy Handicap Hurdle. Fergal O’Brien is eyeing up the Steel Plate And Sections Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in November for Jarveys Plate after his victory at Chepstow. At Fairyhouse, there was a treble for Gordon Elliott with Tintangle, Champagne Classic, and Daylight Katie. At Limerick, there was a treble for Donnacha O'Brien with Big Call, Dunkirk Harbour, and Blacklooks.


Sunday, we start at The Curragh. Royal Illusion turned the Tote Irish Cesarewitch into a procession at the Curragh. Giving 17-year-old rider Joey Sheridan a landmark success, the Willie Mullins-trained mare went quickly clear of the field after taking over at the head of affairs inside the two-furlong marker. Royal Illusion was advised to our members (1pt each way) at 12/1 won. Make A Challenge made it five wins from his last six races for Denis Hogan. There was a double for Donnacha O'Brien with Tango and Precious Moments.

At Limerick, First-reserve Cabaret Queen made the most of getting into the JT McNamara Ladbrokes Munster National Handicap Chase by routing the opposition. She was another winner off the front in Limerick and drew and jumped from fence to fence on this attritional ground. The seven-year-old King's Theatre mare was well clear at the business end and popped the last to come in unextended by 13 lengths at 8/1. This victory gave Willie Mullins and Townend a double on the card as Listen Dear also obliged in race three.