The Racing Week That Was 17/9/17


Monday, we start at Newton Abbot.  The 25K STG handicap hurdle went the way of Feargal O'Brien and Brodie Hampson as Mighty Leader saw off Solatentif by five lengths. It may have been closer if Solatentif had not made a bad blunder at the last. There was a double for Evan Williams with Abbeygrey and Bonobo. At Perth, Hammersly Lake took the feature race in good style for Charlie Longsdon winning by four lengths from Guitar Pete. The excellent run of Donald McCain continued as The Clock Leary made it three wins in five starts. The second race on the card was declared void after the stewards deemed the jockeys had ignored a yellow flag warning (stop race signal). Flags were waved at the third last and after the final obstacle, but Derek Fox, Sean Quinlan and Stephen Mulqueen rode on. The three jockeys got a ten-day ban each. 

At Brighton, Mark Johnston was among the winners again as Storm Cry took the fillies handicap. At Listowel, there was a double for Chris Hayes as Eire Rock and Count Of Carabass got the job done. There was another winner for the talented young Donie McInerney on board Spare Brakes. The feature race a premier nursery went to Warm The Voice for Brendan Duke and Kevin Manning.


Tuesday, we start at Catterick. There was a treble for John Quinn and Jason Hart. The horses were Captain Jameson, Wotabreeze and Indian Pursuit. At Worcester, Going For Broke was on target for Rebecca Curtis. There was another winner for Olly Murphy with Tunnel Creek. At Leicester, there was a double for Ryan Moore with Aim Of Artemis and Morning Wonder. At Newcastle, there was a double for PJ McDonald on board Sileel and Chrisellaine. At Listowel, the ground was very testing. The feature race was the Liam Healy memorial hurdle. It went to On The Go Again who tanked through the race and the saw off Mischevious Max by a neck. On The Go Again had been in great form on the flat and made it count here. On the Go Again was advised to our members 1pt each way at 7/1. The beginners' chase saw a disaster for punters as Bamako Moriviere crashed out at the last when a distance clear under Ruby Walsh. The fortunate winner was Alto Esqua.


Wednesday, we start at Uttoxeter. There was a very good novice chase for the time of the year. The race went to Debdebdeb who made all the running winning by nineteen lengths. At Carlisle, there was a double for Kevin Ryan and Kevin Stott with Bungee Jump and Tagur. At Doncaster, it was the start of the St Leger meeting. There was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Nobleman's Nest and Lahore. At Kempton, there was a winner for Mark Johnston with Sunbreak. At Listowel, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Riven Light and Fabulous Saga. The feature race the Kerry National went for the second year in a row to Lisa O'Neill, Gordon Elliott, and Gigginstown. The horse was Potters Point who has always shown potential. Potters Point saw off Arkwrisht and Bay Of freedom by a half length and three parts of a length. A Toi Phil was advised to our members 1pt each way at 8/1 placed (5th place Special).


Thursday, we start at Chepstow. The feature race the six-furlong handicap went the way of Tom Queally and Eve Johnson Houghton. At Doncaster, the feature race was a £300K two-year-old race went to Laugh A Minute for Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni. The win set up a double for Atzeni which was completed by Euginio. At Epsom, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Hollydaze and Dream Machine. At Hexham, there was a winner for the Gordon Elliott and Richard Johson combination as Lilywhite Gesture took the novice handicap chase. At Listowel, there was a treble for Willie Mullins Coquin Mans, Ben Button and Lagostovegas who took the 60K feature handicap hurdle. Highland Fling took the one-mile-six-furlong flat handicap for Gavin Cromwell.


Friday, we start at Doncaster there was a treble for Ryan Moore on board Music Box, Heartache, and Pivoine three different rides. Heartache continued the incredible recent run of Clive Cox when winning a thrilling Wainwrights Flying Childers Stakes seeing off Havana Grey by a half-length. The feature race the Doncaster Cup went to David Elsworth with Desert Skyline as he saw off Thomas Hobson with a good finishing kick. Thomas Hobson was advised to our members 1pt each way at 5/1. At Listowel, the seven-furlong handicap went to Not A Bad Oul Day who saw off Tribal Path by just under two lengths. Tribal Path was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. It completed a good day for our members. Tribal Path 240 Listowel & Thomas Hobson 335 Doncaster advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. The feature race at Listowel went to Ted Veale for Tony Martin. There was a brilliant winner of the maiden hurdle in Turbojet who deservedly got off the mark over hurdles.

At Sandown, the one-mile handicap the feature race went to The Grape Escape for Richard Hannon. At Chester, the one-mile two-furlong handicap went to Mark Johnston with Alexander M. At Salisbury, there was a double for jockey Tom Marquand on board Twilight Spirit and On To Victory.


Saturday, we start at Doncaster for St Leger day. There was a double for Oisin Murphy on board Aclaim and Game Starter. There was a double for Aidan O'Brien initiated by Seahenge who despite looking a tricky ride won the Champagne Stakes by a neck. The second leg of the O'Brien double was Capri who won an excellent renewal of the St Leger by a half a length from Crystal Ocean and a neck back to Stradivarius. The race was run a tremendous pace. Capri who had 6 pounds in hand on ratings is now an Irish Derby winner has lots of options now. Capri secured a classic full house for Ryan Moore. At Chester, the seven-furlong handicap went to the really progressive Dan Troop despite a 13-pound rise Dan Troop got it done on the very testing ground. It was a great result for our members. Dan Troop (3/1) 315 Chester & Capri (7/2) 335 Doncaster advised to our members 1pt each way double both won.

At Lingfield, Sir Michael Stoute was on target as Dream Of Dreams took the seven-furlong conditions stakes. At Musselburgh, the feature race went to Iain Jardine and Jamie Gormley as Tor got up on the line to nail Dominating. At Gowran, there was a double for Jessica Harrington with The King and Gymkhana. At Listowel, Highland Fling got his second win of the week for Gavin Cromwell this time over hurdles winning by six and a half lengths from Charlie Stout in impressive fashion. Charlie Stout was advised to our members 1pt each way at 16/1. There was another winner for the impressive Donie McInerney on board Granny Biddy with Tough But Honest and Queen Khaleesi filling out the places. Queen Khaleesi was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. It concluded a great day for our members as Queen Khaleesi (6/1) 250 Listowel & Charlie Stout (16/1) 325 Listowel advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. It gave us a profit of 23.67 Points on the day. Willie Mullins took the top honors as the trainer of the week at Listowel he rounded the meeting off with a treble. The horses were Rathvinden, Makitorix and Brahma Bull.


Sunday, we start at Ffos Las. The ground was very heavy. The first four races saw a four-timer for David Evans. The horses to oblige were Give Em A Clump, Yorbelucky, Topmeup and Fastnet Spin. The last three named horses were a treble for Fran Berry. There was also a double for Andrew Balding on the card with Look My Way and Lorelina. At Bath, there was a double for David Egan on board Our Lord and Delegate This Lord.