The Racing Week That Was 2/6/19


Monday, we start with the news that Telecaster and Sir Dragonet have been added to the field for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday. On the track at Redcar. The feature race the Zetland Gold Cup went to Al Muffrih for William Haggas. The one mile two furlongs handicap went to Archie Perkins seeing off Aiya who was advised to our members (1pt each way) 8/1. At Ballinrobe, the feature race went to Ejayteekay for Gavin Cromwell seeing off Just Klass and Bercasa who was advised to our members (1pt each way) 11/2. It capped a fine day for us, Aiya 445 Redcar 8/1 & Bercasa 645 Ballinrobe 11/2 advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. At Chelmsford, the feature race went to Carnwennan for Charlie Fellowes. At Huntingdon, there was a treble for Richard Johnson on board Fresh New Dawn, Cesar De Gouet and Pershing. At Leicester, Dubai Falcon was on target for Godolphin. At Windsor, Street Parade took the feature race under Jason Watson. At Cartmel, there was a double for Brian Hughes with Lord Wishes and Onthefrontfoot.


Tuesday, we start at BallinrobeTop-weight Peregrine Run defied 11st 10lb to get up in the Mayo National at Ballinrobe. Kevin Sexton produced him to tackle Pylonthepressure at the last in this staying test and his mount battled hard on the run-in to win by a head. Peregrine Run was advised to our members (1pt each way) at 14/1. Sole Pretender took the 50K handicap hurdle seeing off Waterville Dancer and Cosmos Moon who was advised to our members (1pt each way) 8/1. It was a good day for our members. Cosmos Moon 630 Ballinrobe (8/1) & Peregrine Run 800 Ballinrobe (14/1) advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. The earlier victory for Sole Pretender set up a double for trainer Norman Lee completed by Oskar High. There was a treble for Paul Townend on board Wicklow Brave, Castle North, and Stratum.

At Brighton, Franz Kafka was on target for John Gosden. At Leicester, there was a double for Richard Fahey with Majestic Sands and Archies Lad. At Redcar, Richard Fahey was on target with Fantastic Ms. Fox. At Ayr, there was a double for Jim Goldie with Tommy G and Hillgrove Angel. At Southwell, Michael Appleby was on target with Khaan.


Wednesday, we start at Newton Abbott, Gilly Grace was on target for Byrony Frost. At Beverley, Gabrial The Tiger was on target for Richard Fahey. At Hamilton, there was a treble for Mark Johnston with Creek Island, Charles Kingsley and Rose Of Kildare. At Warwick, there was a four-timer for Harry Skelton on board Longhouse Sale, Present Ranger, So Lonely and Global Domination. At Cartmel, the resurgent Carter McKay won another hunter chase. At Gowran, Jockeys' Championship-leader Colin Keane moved ten winners clear of his pursuers following a double at Gowran today as he combined with his employer Ger Lyons to win the concluding Handicap (div 2) on My Mystique. Keane had earlier won on Tony The Gent.


Thursday, we start at Sandown. Silvestre De Sousa rides a five-timer on the day a treble at Sandown and a double at Lingfield. The De Sousa treble at Sandown was Lord Lamington, Fox Leicester, and Fox Premier. It was good news for our members. Fox Leicester 705 Sandown (9/4) & Fox Premier 735 Sandown (9/4) advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both won. At Lingfield, Silvestre De Sousa as mentioned had the double on board Mind The Crack and Enzemble. At Wetherby, Mokammal was on target for Sir Michael Stoute. At Yarmouth, there was a double for James Doyle on board Velorum and Listen To The Wind.  At Limerick, Archer's Up and Little Nugget gave Paul Townend a double. There was also a double for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell with Ravenhill and Mill Quest. At Fairyhouse, impressive young apprentice jockey Joey Sheridan was on target with Make A Challenge.


Friday, we start at Epsom for Oaks dayFrankie Dettori steered Anapurna to a thrilling victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Trainer John Gosden fielded two runners in a bid to win the fillies’ Classic for the third time, with impressive Cheshire Oaks heroine Mehdaayih the 11-4 favorite under Robert Havlin. Mehdaayih pulled far too head early on and met traffic problems in the run, Dettori always had Anapurna in prime position and although she was under pressure early in the straight, the daughter of Frankel stuck at it well. Aidan O’Brien’s Pink Dogwood displayed an instant turn of foot to grab the lead racing inside the final two furlongs — but Anapurna dug deep and got up to score by a neck. The victory gave Dettori with his fifth Oaks success following the previous triumphs of Balanchine (1994), Moonshell (1995), Kazzia (2002) and Enable (2017).

The rest of the Epsom card saw a treble for Andrea Atzeni on board Defoe, Mountain Angel and Gossiping. The first two mentioned gave Roger Varian a double. Corazan Espinado blazed along from the front to take the finale. it turned out to be a brilliant day for our members on Friday. Bet 1 Mountain Angel 345 Epsom (1pt each way) 4/1 won Bet 2 Corazon Espinado 550 Epsom (1pt each way) 7/1 won Bet 3 Dapper Power 625 Down Royal (1pt each way) 10/1 placed Bet 4 0.25pt each way, Trixie.

At Down Royal, there was a double for Joseph O'Brien with Skakespearsgallery and A Wave Of The Sea. At Tramore, Canadian Steel followed up for Noel Kelly. At Carlisle, there was another winner for Mark Johnston. At Stratford, Wonderful Charm stayed on from an unpromising position to take the Horse and Hound cup under Sam Whaley Cohen. At Doncaster, there was a double for Richard Fahey with Gabrial The Wire and Brian The Snail.


Saturday, we start at Epsom for the Derby. Anthony Van Dyck provided Aidan O’Brien with a record-equalling seventh victory in the Investec Derby at Epsom. Eighteen years on from his first triumph in the premier Classic with Galileo, the County Tipperary trainer saddled seven of the 13 runners, with the previously unbeaten Sir Dragonet heading the market at 11-4 after being supplemented earlier in the week. Anthony Van Dyck — a three-time winner as a two-year-old — earned his shot at Derby glory with an impressive comeback victory in the Lingfield Derby Trial three weeks ago and was well supported in the betting at 13-2, in the minutes leading up to the race. Madhmoon boxed on for second to deny O’Brien a clean sweep, with another Ballydoyle inmate in Japan flying home to finish third, ahead of his stable companions Broome and Sir Dragonet in fourth and fifth respectively. This was a really good race to watch, people can argue over the merit of the form however as a spectacle it was top class.

The rest of the Epsom card was superb for our members. Richard Hannon celebrated his 1,000th career winner after Anna Nerium came from last to first to go one place better than 12 months ago in the Princess Elizabeth Stakes. As for our members. Bet 1 Le Don De Vie 200 Epsom (1pt each way) 5/1 won Bet 2 Anna Nerium 235 Epsom (1pt each way) 5/1 won Bet 3 Soto Sizzler 515 Epsom (1pt each way) 9/2 won Bet 4 0.25pt each way Trixie all won. It was a sensational day with a 95 points profit on the day. A great start to June.

At Navan, there was a double for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane with Inscribe and Nickajack Cave. There was also a double for Joseph O'Brien with Light Breeze and Air Force Jet. At Tramore, there was a double for Paul Townend on board In A Pinch and Contingency. At Doncaster, there was a double for Adam Kirby with Full Verse and Swordbill. At Hexham, Whos my Jockey took the novice chase for Philip Hobbs. At Musselburgh, the feature race went to Indian Blessing for Ed Walker. At Worcester, Potterman was on target for Alan King. At Lingfield Separate, capped a fine day for Richard Hannon. At Stratford, the feature went to Double W's.


Sunday, we start at Listowel. Newcross landed a punt for Tony Martin in the finale. Blankiedoodie made it two wins on the spin for talented trainer John McConnell. At Kilbeggan, Robin De Carlow made an excellent chasing debut for Willie Mullins. At Nottingham, there was a double for William Haggas with Al Aakif and Dal Horrisgale. At Fakenham, Byrony Frost was on target with Regulation.