The Racing Week That Was 18-8-19

12-8-19

Monday, we start at Ballinrobe. The feature race went to Zoffalee for Andrew McNamara. At Catterick, Hells Babe took the feature race for Michael Appleby. At Windsor, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Caradoc and Bhangra. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for David Loughnane with Wanassah and Sonja Henie. The meeting at Ayr was abandoned.

13-8-19

Tuesday, we start at Nottingham. There was a double for Tim Easterby and Nathan Evans with Afandem and Ugo Gregory. At Ffos Las, Tigerskin bolted up for Ralph Beckett. At Lingfield, there was a double for jockey Joey Haynes with Lothario and Voice Of A Leader. At Carlisle, there was a treble for Joe Fanning with Ventura Flame, Roman Stone and Frankel's Storm. The first two named formed a double for Keith Dalgleish.

14-8-19

Wednesday, we start at GowranMokhalad did his best last night, however, it just looks like it was one of those nights. Colin Keane was never happy in the race, he said Mokhalad never really grabbed hold of the bridle. Nothing obvious came to light after the race. Mokhalad will get a full check over tomorrow and we will plan from that point. There is no time for looking back as we have Stanhope coming up on Friday. Elsewhere at Gowran, there was a double for Andrew Slattery with Highway To Heaven and Metier.

At Salisbury, Fanny Logan took the feature race for John Gosden. At Beverley, there was a treble for Ben Curtis with Inner Circle, Gossip Column and Vindolanda. At Newton Abbot, De Plotting Shed took the feature race. This horse has started a new life in the Uk having left Gordon Elliott. At Worcester, there was a double for Aidan Coleman with Dariya and Sunset Showdown. There was an across the card double for Dr.Richard Newland and Sam Twiston- Davies with Dounyapour following the win at Newton Abbot with Black Anthem. It was also an across the card double for Colin Tizzard with Shoal Bay and Empeinte Reconce who won earlier in the day at Newton Abbot. At Kempton, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Kalsara and Endowed.

15-8-19

Thursday, we start with the news that Jezki was retired. One of my favorite ever. There will be an article dedicated to Jezki on the main website later this week. We start at Leopardstown, there was a double for Colin Keane and Ger Lyons with Last Opportunity and Tony The Gent. At Tramore, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Quartz Du Rheu and Poker D'Ainay. At Salisbury, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Clem A and Kick On.  At Beverley, Platform Nineteen took the feature race for Michael Bell. At Lingfield, Ambling bolted up by nine lengths for John Gosden. At Yarmouth, there was a double for Chris Wall with The Corporal and Purgatory. At Chepstow, Love Destiny was on target for Mark Johnston.

16-8-19

Friday, we start at the Curragh our syndicate horse Stanhope was in action. It didn't happen for Stanhope at all. The rain came hard washing away our chances. It just did not happen for Stanhope at all. Wayne Lordan reported the ground was loose on top with Stanhope not enjoying it all. We will look for something suitable and drive on from that point. A line through the night job. The rest of the card saw a treble for Joseph O'Brien with Brook On Fifth, Chrysalism, and Buckhurst. The feature race the Irish St Leger trial went Southern France for Aidan O'Brien. It was a decent day for our members Rochester House 410 Nottingham (1pt each way) 7/2 placed In From The Cold 510 Curragh (1pt each way) 5/1 placed 0.5pt each-way double placed.

At Tramore, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Think Positive and Getaway Gorgeous. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for Tom Marquand with Shrewdness and Sweet Promise. There was an across the card double for Cieren Fallon on board Dubai Souq at Wolverhampton and Humble Gratitude at Newmarket. At Newbury, there was a dead heat between Emenem and Frontispiece. At Nottingham, there was a double for Sir Michael Stoute with Romola and Laafy. At Thirsk, Three Coins was on target for Richard Fahey. At Chelmsford, Victory Command was on target for Mark Johnston.

17-8-19

Saturday, we start at Cork. There was a double for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning with Flight Risk and Bopredo. At Tramore, there was a double on the flat for Rachael Blackmore with Act Of God and Hot The Rocks. There was good news for our members as Edification was on target advised 1pt each-way at 7/2 Ronan Whelan doing the steering. At Newbury, Technician advanced his claims for a shot at Classic glory in next month’s William Hill St Leger at Doncaster with victory in the Unibet Geoffrey Freer Stakes. Glorious Journey and James Doyle were on target in the Unibet Hungerford Stakes. Thunderous extended his unbeaten record to take Listed honours with a tenacious success in the Denford Stakes.

At Ripon, Dakota Gold went one better than 12 months ago when producing a convincing performance to make all in the William Hill Great St Wilfrid Handicap. At Doncaster, Breanski was on target with Jed O'Keefe. At Perth, there was a treble for Brian Hughes with Nayati, Amalfi Doug and Never Be Enough. At Newmarket, I'll Have Another was on target for Mark Johnston. At Bath, Secret Return was on target for Paul George. At Market Rasen, Jen's Boy was on target for Nicky Henderson.

18-8-19

Sunday, we start at Southwell over the jumps. The feature race went to Theatrebar for Dan Skelton. At Pontefract, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Storting and Perfection. At Tramore, Megalomaniac took the feature race under Rachael Blackmore.