The Racing Week That Was 14-7-19


Monday, we start at Roscommon. There was a double for Jessica Harrington with Justina and Calling Time. At Ayr, there was a double for Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate winning jockey Donagh O'Connor on board Kinch and Nigg Bay. At Worcester, there was a brace for the Brace family as Jockey Connor Brace and trainer David Brace enjoyed a double with Pink Eyed Pedro and Rasasee. At Windsor, Top Boy rolled the clock back to take the apprentice handicap. At Ripon, there was a double for the Tate Team with Under The Stars and Sameem.


Tuesday, we start at Roscommon. There was a double for Paul Townend on board Eoline Jolie and Bective Cave. The story of the night however was See Double You who won at 16 years of age becoming the first horse in Ireland to do so. Ronan McNally's charge showed a great attitude to fend off Pump Road by a length at 8/1 in this extended three-mile-one-furlong contest. The runner-up had to give best at 14/1 with 2/1 favorite Humps And Bumps in third.“It's unbelievable and I'm almost speechless,” said Ronan McNally.“I really wanted to win in Ireland at 16. He did it at 15 and it's hard to believe that he can do it at 16. “He's been a very very special horse for us. There probably hasn't been a 16-year-old won in Ireland. I know there has in England. I really wanted to do it in Ireland and get him down in the history books.“I bought this horse the day after my dad was buried so he means a lot to me and he always has.“He's as fresh and he's looked after like a baby. The whole family loves and adores him.

At Wolverhampton, Oisin Murphy was on target with Come On My Son. At Pontefract, Exhort took the feature race for Richard Fahey. Mushariff made it two wins at Pontefract, Ventura Ocean advised to our members (1pt each way) at 13/2 placed in the race. At Brighton, Governer Of Punjab was on target for Mark Johnston. At Uttoxeter, Spring Steel took the feature race.


Wednesday, we start at Tattersalls. The horse in training sales was taking place, the Galaxy Horse Racing Syndicate were in attendance. We were looking to add to our number of horses. It looks like we have done some business hopefully we will have some exciting announcements coming next week. On the track Lever Du Soleil kept Gavin Cromwell's blistering run going. It was good news for our members as Lever Du Soleil was advised to our members 2.5pts win at 6/4. At Lingfield, there was a double for Mick Channon with Dear Miriam and Fitzwilly. There was a double for jockey Hector Crouch on board Chikoko Trail and Company Minx. At Yarmouth, Land Of Oz was Sir Mark Prescott's first winner for several months. Sir Mark had 21 winners last July, he could be worth following this month having got a winner. At Kempton, Galileo Silver took the feature race. At Bath, Conspirator took the feature race.


Thursday, we start at Leopardstown. There was a double for Rory Cleary on board Magnetic North and Trossachs. The Group 3 Stanerra Stakes went to Peech Tree. At Doncaster, there was a double for William Haggas with St Ives and Majaalis. At Newmarket, it was day one of the July cup meetings. Communique took the feature race the Tattersalls Stakes. At Carlisle, Only Spoofing was on target for Graham Lee. At Newbury, Match Maker took the feature for James Doyle. At Epsom, as predicted in yesterdays blog Sir Mark Prescott bounced back with a double with Blame It On Sally and Grey Spirit.


Friday, we start at NewmarketJoe Fanning celebrated his biggest win since returning from a spell on the sidelines as King’s Advice regained the winning thread in the inaugural bet365 Trophy. Royal Ascot heroine Raffle Prize followed up with an impressive display in the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes. Veracious repelled the late surge of One Master to claim a thrilling renewal of the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes. At York, Royal Intervention made every yard of the running and bravely held off favourite Shades Of Blue in the William Hill Summer Stakes. At Cork, Peregrine Run (evens favourite) completed a 5-timer back over hurdles without his usual blinkers in the Gina & The Champions Play After Racing Hurdle at Cork. The 15-time winner traveled beautifully in the hands of now regular rider Kevin Sexton and beat the novice Doctor Duffy (8s into 9/2) by three parts of a length having led before two out. At Ascot, Bella Vita took the feature race. At Chester, there was a four-timer for Richard Fahey with National League, Gabrial the tiger,  Powerallied, and Nafaayes. At Chepstow, Jungle Juice took the finale for Mick Channon. At Ffos Las, the Brace team were on target with Pink Eyed Pedro.


Saturday, we start at NewmarketTen Sovereigns landed a gamble as he registered a stylish success in the Darley July Cup. Ten Sovereigns was really well backed and took the race apart from the front. This opens up huge options for Ten Sovereigns and Coolmore. Mystery Power relished the stiff finish to come home clear in the bet365 Superlative Stakes. Mark Johnston continued to be the man with the Midas touch at Newmarket’s July Festival as Vale Of Kent gained his first win in more than 11 months in the bet365 Bunbury Cup. There was a double for Richard Hannon with Mystery Power and Motakhayyel. At York, Copper Knight earned himself a crack at the best sprinters around when outpointing several notable speedsters in the John Smith’s City Wall Stakes. Pivoine stayed on stoutly to provide jockey Rob Hornby with one of the biggest winners of his career in the John Smith’s Diamond Jubilee Cup. At Ascot, There was a tragic conclusion to the Fred Cowley MBE Memorial Summer Mile as Beat The Bank sustained a fatal injury after winning. Floating Artist was on target for Richard Hannon.

At Chester, course specialist Paas the Gin was on target for Andrew Balding. At Newton Abbot, Henryville took the feature race for the Bowens. At Hamilton, Moll Davis took the feature race for George Scott. At Salisbury, Hydroplane was on target for Sir Mark Prescott. At Navan, there was a double for Jessica Harrington and Shane Foley with Leo Du Fury and Punita Arora. At Limerick, there was a double for Gordon Elliot and Davy Russell with Ravenhill and Ballydunblaze.


Sunday, we start at Fairyhouse. There was a double for Ronan Whelan on board Surrounding and Lyrical Attraction. The victory fo Lyrical Attraction was good news for our members advised (1pt each way) at 6/1. At Sligo, Lucky Road struck for red hot Gavin Cromwell. At Perth, Gavin Cromwell had a double with Top Of The Charts and Callthebarman. At Stratford, What Will Be, won for Richard Johnson.