The Racing Week That Was 16/6/19


Monday, we start at RoscommonKillian Leonard completed a 230/1 double on Talk Now in the second division of the Apprentice Handicap. Leonard was earlier successful on Sea The Dawn in the second race. Stormy Tale took the feature race, Bercasa advised to our members 1pt each way 6/1 placed in the race. At Stratford, Hurricane Rita was very impressive for Conor Dore. At Leicester, there was a double for Daniel Muscatt with Keep Me Company and Run After Genesis. At Windsor, Tawny Port took the feature race. At Pontefract, there was a treble for Silvestre De Sousa with Michael's Mount, Caliburn, and Captain Dion.


Tuesday, we start at Roscommon. There was a double for Gordon Elliott with Farclas who made it three wins over fences. The feature race was the second leg of the double as Cecil Corbett took the Connacht National. In the UK the country was hit by torrential rain many areas were flooded. There was a double for David Probert on board Eye Of The Water and Grove Ferry. At Lingfield, Natty Night was on target for Silvestre De Sousa. At Thirsk, there was a double for Tim Easterby with Dew Pond and Gullane One. At Carlisle, Tim Easterby's great night continued with a double Rux Ruxx and Amadeus Grey getting the job done. There was also a double for Karl Burke with Classy Moon and Mount Ararat.


Wednesday, we start at Punchestown. There was a double for Gordon Eliott with Count Simon and Gun Merchant. The feature race went to Peregrine Run who made it three wins in a row. It was good news for our members. Peregrine Run advised to our members (3pts win) 5/4 won. At Yarmouth, Oud Metha Bridge took the feature race. At Fontwell, Bermeo took the feature race for Johnny Farrelly. At Haydock, Moon King made it a hat trick of wins. At Hamilton, there was a double for Archie Watson with Inspired thought and Better The Devil. The meeting at Kempton was abandoned.


Thursday, we start at Leopardstown. The feature race the Ballycorus Stakes went to Flight Risk. It was good news for our members. Flight Risk 740 was advised to our members (3pts win) 13/8. At Nottingham, Godolphin was on the mark with Big City. At Newbury, Antonia De Vega bolstered her prospects of a shot at Classic glory in next month’s Kerrygold Irish Oaks after running out a decisive four lengths winner of the Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF Stakes. At Yarmouth, Wiretap took the feature race under Jamie Spencer. The meetings at Uttoxeter and Haydock were abandoned.


Friday, we start at Cork. The feature races were the Munster Oaks and Cork DerbyGer Lyons and Colin Keane took Munster Oaks with Who's Steph they made it a double as Mackqeez made a winning debut for the yard. The Cork Derby went to Perfect Tapatino who took a really good finish from Massif Central and Insignia Of Rank. The Listed sprint went to UK raider El Astronaute for John Quinn. It was good news for our members. El Astronaute was advised to our members (1pt each way) at 5/1.

At Fairyhouse, Son of dual Gold Cup-winning rider Conor, Charlie O'Dwyer rode his first winner on Roses Queen in division two of the La Bucca Restaurants Handicap.O'Dwyer senior trains the 12/1 victor and she got home by a short head from favorite Machiavelli. Charlie's mother and Conor's wife Audrey owns Roses Queen and the Casamento filly was soon in the pace-setting role, an approach that took the four-year-old all the way to a maiden victory after 18 starts previously.“I’m 16 and doing my junior cert at the moment. It’s great to finally ride my first winner, and really nice it was for mam and dad," said the winning rider.

Happy Power could be set for a swift reappearance at Royal Ascot after improving his already impressive strike-rate with a straightforward success in the equinITy Technology Ganton Stakes at York. At Sandown, Wentworth Amigo bolted up for Jamie Osbourne by nine lengths. At Aintree, there was a double for Dan and Harry Skelton with Ashoka and Must See The Doc. At Goodwood, Paddys Motorbike was on target for Nigel Twiston Davies.


Saturday, we start at LimerickMokhalad gave a good account of himself in Limerick finishing sixth. He ran a solid race traveling well for a long way. We were happy with him. We will now take him to his local track Bellewstown for the upcoming four-day festival. Mokhalad has great support in the local area. It will be a chance for the local people to see Mokhalad in action, hopefully, we can go one better at Bellewstown this year. Alfirak of course nearly gave us a memorable win at the four-day festival in 2018 getting touched off in second. It was a tremendous night and still much cherished by our syndicate. Our next runner will most likely be Stanhope in Down Royal next Saturday.

The rest of the Limerick card saw a double for Peter Fahey with Sky Moon and Canford Art. At Downpatrick, Jackoboy was an impressive winner of the bumper. Gold Mount, who won at Royal Ascot as Primitivo in 2016, made a winning start for Ian Williams in the Sky Bet Race To The Ebor Grand Cup at York. At Bath, two of the races were abandoned due to the waterlogged ground on parts of the track. Star Alexander was an impressive winner under Adam Kirby. At Sandown, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa on board Nette Rousse and Fantasy Keeper. At Chester, there was a double for Tom Dascombe with Know No Limits and Angel Alexander. At Hexham, there was a winner for Gordon Elliott with Darling Miss. The meeting at Leicester was abandoned.


Sunday, we start at DoncasterPaul Mulrennan became the latest jockey to join the 1,000-winner club after steering Camacho Chief to victory at Doncaster. There was a double for William Haggas with Celtic Manor and Sea Of Faith. At Salisbury, Praxeology was on target for Silvestre De Sousa. It was good news for our members, Praxeology was advised to our members (3pts win) 6/4. At Gowran, there were doubles for Ronan Whelan and Michael Halford with Zarzyni and Ahlan Bil Zain. There was a double for Dermot Weld with Scorpion Black and Broad Street. It was three in a row for the Henry de Bromhead yard at Downpatrick as Killiney Court followed up on last year’s win in the Molson Coors Handicap Hurdle. Hugh Morgan rode this winner and earlier Knockeen scorer Game Present, whilst it was Rachael Blackmore that was on the other de Bromhead victor, Put The Kettle On. The treble came in at odds of about 187/1