The Racing Week That Was 13/8/17

7-8-17

Monday, we start at the Curragh. There was a double for Pat Smullen on board Riyazan and Kailee.  The six furlong saw Ducky Mallon get the better of Enter The Red in a good finish.  Enter The Red was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. At Cork, there was a first winner over hurdles for Qatar racing as Brutal took the first three year old hurdle of the season for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell. It could go either way with Brutal he might enjoy it and thrive at this discipline or pack it in when it gets tougher. It is an interesting development for Gordon Elliott to get some Qatar racing horses. There was a double for Ruby Walsh on board Coquin Mans who bolted up for Willie Mullins and Carlitos Bay.

At Salisbury, there was a double for Richard Hannon and Sean Levey with Move Over and Bullingdon. At Ripon, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa on board Elation and Pete So High which gave Richard Hannon an across the card treble. At Windsor, there was a double for Edward Greatrex with Arden Pearl and Ice Age. At Carlilse , there was a double for Tim Easterby and Rachel Richardson with Suitcase "N" Taxi and Parole. There was also a double for Donald McCain combining with both his daughters to win with Tawseef and Diamonds A Dancing both at 12/1.

8-8-17

Tuesday, we start at Cork. There was a double on the card for Aidan O'Brien with Magical who took the mile maiden and Sir John Lavery who took the listed Platinum Stakes in great style by 3 lengths. The feature the Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes race saw Dermot Weld bounce back after a sub standard Galway as Eziyra took the race for the Aga Khan. The impressive victory of Eziyra initiated an across the card double as Zabalan won at Roscommon for the Dermot Weld and the Aga Khan also. The margin was a comfortable two and a half lengths with Pincheck chasing home. Pincheck was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. The rest of the Roscommon card saw Ger Lyons and Colin Keane land a double with Ball Girl and Cannonball.

At Leicester, there were winners for Richard Fahey and Mark Johnston with Geoff Potts and Peach Melba. At Catterick , Mark Johnston made it a personal double as Pumblechook ran out a decisive winner by two and a half lengths in the one mile five furlong handicap. At Nottingham,Mark Johnston rounded of his treble as Book Of Dreams took the  opener on the card. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Sir Michael Stoute as Blushing Rose and Karawaan.

9-8-17

Wednesday , we start at Brighton. There was a treble for Silvestre De Sousa with Al Ozzdi, Overhaugh Street and Whiteley. At Kempton,  Silvestre De Sousa made it four winners on the day as Arab Moon ran out a ready two and a half length winner of the One Mile Three Furlongs handicap. At Bath , there was a lot of non runners however there was a double for Hugo Palmer with Dukinta and Anythingtoday. At Yarmouth, there was a treble for Andrea Atzeni on board Summerghand, Discreet Hero and Maestro Mac. At Pontefract, there was a double for Ruth Carr with Cosmic Chatter and Lexington Place who was a winner who got away from me having dropped to a very attractive handicap mark. At Sligo ,Eight Till Late got it done at Sligo yet again for Peter Casey . Eight Till Late will mix it between hurdles and fences .Eight Till Late can win again in my view.The talented Delegate finally got off the mark over fences for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell. The horse who really caught my eye was Tiliver who was brilliant after a surviving a very bad mistake at the fourth last fence. It will be interesting to see what Tiliver does next.

10-8-17

Thursday, we start at Haydock. There was a double for Danny Tudhope on board Sainted and Always Thankful. There was also a double at Haydock for Richard Kingscote on Punkawallah and IndyRichard Kingscote does ride ride Haydock really well. At Brighton, there were a lot of non runners. There was a double on the card for David Probert with Macaque and Buzz Lightyere. At Yarmouth , there was a double for trainer Chris Wall with Oh It's Saucepot and Entangling. At Sandown, the ground was very testing and again with lots of non runners. The feature race went to Time Chaser who was winning for Kieran Shoemark and Roger Charlton. At Newcastle, the fillies nursery went in very impressive style to Miss Bar Beach for Graham Lee and Keith Dalgleish. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for Edward Greatrex with Amazing Alice and High End.

At Leopardstown, there was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Spanish Steps who turned over his stablemate Johannes Vermeer. The second leg of the O'Brien double came in the concluding maiden as Abyssinian won by three lengths. At Sligo, there was a double for Ruby Walsh on board Ted Veale and Ben Button who was winning his second race in four days. A small winner for our members. Cape Bunting 655 Newcastle (non runner) & Ben Button 740 Sligo (8/11) won (rule 4 15%) advised to our members 2pts win double.

11-8-17

Friday, we start at Musselburgh . There was a double for Keith Dalgleish with Kikini Bamalaam and Whatsthemessage. The victory of Whatsthemessage was the third of the season under an aggressive ride from Graham Lee. Whatsthemessage was advised to our members 1pt each way at 4/1. There was also a double at Musselburgh for trainer Iain Jardine and Jamie Gormley with Thorntoun Care and Golden Jeffrey. At Brighton, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Lake Volta and Av A Word. There was also a double at Brighton for Harry Bentley on board Coronation Day and Ask The Guru. At Haydock, there was a winner for Megan Nicholls as Ometesando taking the apprentice handicap. In the same race, Hurricane Hollow advised to our members 1pt each way at 14/1 placed in third. This gave our members a good day on Friday continuing a strong start to August.

At Newmarket, Silvestre De Sousa made it a double on the night and a personal four timer on the day. The horses were Lexington Grace and Swilly Sunset who was making it a four timer this season and still looks on the upgrade. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for Tony Hamilton with Flo's Melody and Beadlam. At Tippearay, I was very impressed with Magic Bear in the five furlong handicap. I think Magic Bear likes some cut and could be a dangerous horse in the autumn as he has gears. Gordon Elliott took the last race with Ibsen. The feature race the Ivawood listed stakes went in very impressive fashion to Ballet Shoes for Aidan O'Brien slamming the field by three and a half lengths. Ballet Shoes could go on to much better from here.

12-8-17

Saturday, we start at Ascot. It was Shergar cup day. The silver saddle went to Fran Berry who rode a double on the day. The horses who provided the double were Great Hall and Golden Apollo. The opener went to Stake Acclaim under a vintage Jamie Spencer Ascot ride. Stake Acclaim was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. At Haydock, the Group 3 Rose Of Lancaster stakes went to Frankuus who held off Mount Logan by three parts of a length. El Cap ran down Calder Prince late on. It was frustrating as Calder Prince was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. We also had Stake Acclaim 105 Ascot (6/1)) & Calder Prince 300 Haydock (6/1) advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both horses placed. At Redcar, there was a winner for Ruth Carr with Magical Effect. At Newmarket, there was a double for Charle Appleby and James Doyle with Peace Trail and Gold Town.

At Lingfield, there was a double for Shane Kelly and Richard Hughes with Golden Wolf and Princess Lyla. At Ayr, there was a double for jockey Kevin Stott on board Salazar and Racquet. There was also a double for Keith Dalgleish with Inglorious and Maulesden May. At Kilbeggan, there were winners for Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott with Mystic Theatre and Anytime Now. The win of Mystic Theatre formed a double for Paul Townend the other horse being Wonderoftheworld. The feature race went to Nobody Home in a 16/1 boil over for trainer Edward Cawley.

13-8-17

Sunday, we start at the Curragh. There was a treble for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore with Medelssohn, Soux Nation and Washington DC. Aidan O’Brien’s dominance of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes continued at the Curragh today as the Champion Trainer won his 16th renewal as his Sioux Nation ended Gordon Elliott's attempt to win the Group 1 contest, with runner-up Beckford. The pair fought out a tight finish and at the line, Sioux Nation held Beckford, for a half length success, with Actress, a length and a half further behind, also filling third place for O'Brien. There are lots of big-race options open for Sioux Nation now. Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore completed a treble on today's card when Washington DC led home a one-two for Ballydoyle in the Group 3 Phoenix Sprint Stakes at the Curragh. The five furlong handicap went to Snowstar who held of Flawlessly by a half length. Flawlessly was advised to our members 1pt each way at 15/2.

At Downpatrick, there was a double for Joseph o'Brien with Unicorn and Mischievous Max who gave JJ Slevin the first leg of a double. The Slevin double was completed by Tranquil Magic. At Leicester, the feature race the six furlong handicap went to Adam Kirby on board Dark Power. At Windsor, there was a double for Henry Candy with Boreagh Lass and Angel Down.