The Racing Week That Was 17/6/18


Monday, we start at Brighton. The feature race went to Andrew Balding and David Probert with Genetics. The duo of Balding and Probert completed an across the card double at Windsor with Rebel Streak. At Worcester, the excellent form of Dan and Harry Skelton continued with Alcock and Brown who took the handicap hurdle. At Pontefract, there was a treble for Joe Fanning on board Shaheen , Highly Sprung and War Whisper. At Roscommon, there was a double for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning with Dream Of Words and Dawn Hoofer. There was heartbreak for the work rider of our own Mokhalad Stephen Mooney on board Dance Alone. The duo was bidding to follow up on Dance Alone's victory at Leopardstown. Fox Dream got up late on to deny Stephen Mooney and Dance Alone by a neck. It would have been Stephen's first winner.


Tuesday, we start at Salisbury. The feature race went to Burgonet for Mark Johnston and Franny Norton. At Thirsk, Silvestre De Sousa was successful onboard Mutafani who was impressive. At Lingfield, Howman was on target for Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni. At Southwell, over the jumps, there was a treble for Dan Skelton with Atlantic Storm, Too Many Diamonds, and Not now Seamus. At Roscommon, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Cadmium and Causey Arch.


Wednesday, we start at Yarmouth. There was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Phoenix Star and Restless Rose. At Haydock, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Sofia's Rock and New Winds. Swiss Knight took the Novice stakes for Godolphin. At Punchestown, Ballyoisin took the feature race. It completed a great day for our members. Swiss Knight 310 Haydock (7/4) & Ballyoisin 620 Punchestown (1/1) advised to our members 3pts win double both won. There was also a double at Punchestown for Jessica Harrington with Jack Fiasco and Timetoget. There was also a double for Rachael Blackmore and Henry De Bromhead with Monbeg Chit Chat and Nick Lost. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Ryan Moore with Seniority and Drill. There was another winner on the day for Mark Johnston with I'll Have Another. At Kempton, the feature race went to Hackney Road.


Thursday, we start at Newbury. There was a double for William Haggas and James Doyle with Feline Groovy and Sea Of Class. At Nottingham, William Haggas Sharamm was on target. At Yarmouth, there was a double for Daniel Muscatt with Comporta and La Isla Bonita. At Uttoxeter, there was a double for Dan Skelton and Harry Skelton with Cabaret Queen and Holryale. There was also a double for Ian Jardine and Ross Chapman with Keep The River and L'inganno Felice. At Haydock, there was a double for Danny Tudhope on board Escobar and Garden Oasis. At Leopardstown, the feature race the Ballychorus stakes went to True Valour for Johnny Murtagh.


Friday, we start at York. There was a double for Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan with Society Red and Starlight Romance. At Sandown, there was a double for Ryan Moore with Preening and Cosmopolitan Queen. There was also a double for Alan King with Beringer and Elysees. At Newton Abbot, the feature race went to Bagad Bihoue for Paul Nicholls. At Aintree, Cracker Factory was a good winner of the juvenile hurdle for Alan King. At Goodwood, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Poet's Society and Dr. Richard Kimble. At Fairyhouse, our syndicate horse Mokhalad was in action. Things did not go right for us tonight at Fairyhouse, a stop-start pace with plenty of bumping. Mokhalad ran his race on the book and in reality. Mokhalad was giving a stone and half to the winner. We could have been more positive and tried to make the running. Mokhalad will go to Bellewstown or Navan and then to Galway.


Saturday, we start at Limerick. It was a great day for young Stephen Mooney who got his first winner on board Geological for Damian English. Stephen rides Mokhalad every day and has been a big part of our journey. Stephen is a lovely lad who is very hard working. Geological is a remarkable horse bought for 800 Guineas, he has now won over €125,000 in prize money. At Bath, Poet's Society made it two wins in two days for Mark Johnston. At York, the 100K sprint went to Encrypted for Hugo Palmer and Josephine Gordon. At Sandown, the 50K handicap went to Via Serendipity under Fran Berry. At Chester, Zac Brown took the six-furlong race spirit Of Wedza advised to our members' 1pt each way at 5/1 placed in the race for our members. At Hexham, there was a double for Brian Hughes with Callach and The Jam Man. At Fontwell, there was a double for Dan and Harry Skelton with I'm Always Trying and Mrsrobin. At Leicester, nothing stood out for me. At Downpatrick, Stay Humble took the bumper for Willie Mullins and Katie O'Farrell.


Sunday, we start at Cork. There was a treble for Aidan O'Brien with Mohawk, Flattering and Victory Salute. At Downpatrick, there was a treble for Gordon Elliott with Carrie Des Champs, Count Simon, and Ravenhill. At Salisbury, Cardsharp was back on the winning trail for Mark Johnston. At Doncaster, Aussie View made it an across the card double for Mark Johnston.