The Racing Week That Was 20-5-18

14-5-18

Monday, we start at Wolverhampton. The fine run of Richard Kingscote continued as he rode a treble on board Silver Character, Final Attack, and Caledonia Laird. At Catterick, Dayking was on target for Godolphin and Kevin Stott. At Kempton, over the jumps, there was another win for Dan Skelton with Bandsman who bolted up following a recent win at Warwick. At Killarney, Voix Du Reve got back on track when at last he was sent to the front. I think Voix Du Reve could have a really good summer. Bandsman 315 Kempton (1/1) & Voix Du Reve 540 Killarney (5/4) advised to our members 3pts win double both won. At Tipperary, Noel Meade continued his good run as Roseriver Has was on target. At Windsor, there was a double for Adam Kirby with Dream Machine and Gossip Column. At Towcester, there was a double for Brian Hughes with Mahler Lad and Sue Be It.

15-5-18

Tuesday, we start at Chepstow. Grand National-winning jockey Timmy Murphy has announced his retirement from race-riding after steering Happy Escape to success at Chepstow. There was also a notable success as Paul Nicholls trained his first two year old winner as Whataguy scored with Megan Nicholls on board. At Sedgefield, there was a double for James Bowen on board Curious Carlos and Master Debonair. There was also a double for Maurice Barnes and Dale Irving with Quick Brew and Russian Rascal. At Beverley, there was a double for Brian Ellison and Ben Robinson with Moonlit Sands and Pearl Of Qatar. At Wincanton, there was a double for Colin Tizzard with Flo'sboy and Bramble Brook. At Southwell, the great run of Dan and Harry Skelton continued with a double . The horses were GI Jayne and Too Many Diamonds. At Killarney, there was a double for John Joseph Murphy with Emperor Waltz and Brazos.

16-5-18

Wednesday, we start at York for day one of the Dante meeting. Hamada got the better of Crowned Eagle in a thrilling climax to the Sky Bet First Race Special Jorvik Handicap at York. Star sprinter Harry Angel made a successful start to his campaign with an authoritative display in the Duke of York Clipper Logistics Stakes. There were doubles for Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan with Clubbable and Charming Kid. There was also a double for William Haggas and James Doyle with Give And Take and Reverend Jacobs. At Newton Abbott, there was a double for Nick Scholfield on board King Calvin and Moorlands Jack. At Yarmouth, Iconic Belle was on target for Mick Channon. At Bath, there was a double for Fran Berry with Desert Cross and My Boy Sepoy. At Perth, Champ was on target for Nicky Henderson. At Punchestown, there was a treble for Jessica Harrington with Light That, Conron and Holding Pattern.

17-5-18

Thursday, we start at YorkMain Desire kept her unbeaten record intact with a narrow success in the British Stallion Studs EBF Westow Stakes. I thought Roussel was unlucky in third.  Roussel advised to our members' 1pt each way at 6/1 placed. Coronet made a successful reappearance with an dominant display in the Betfred Middleton StakesRoaring Lion stamped his class when running out a brilliant winner of the Betfred Dante Stakes. Roaring Lion ran well in the 2000 Guineas and will surely be a leading contender for the Derby. It was a double on the day for John Gosden following the earlier victory of Coronet. At Clonmel, Visioman took the novice hurdle for Henry De Bromhead. Visioman advised to our members' 1pt each way at 9/2. Roussel 435 York 6/1 & Visioman 555 Clonmel 9/2 advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. At Perth, Brian Hughes was on target with Jacks Last Hope. At Salisbury, there was a very impressive winner in the shape of Sun Maiden for Sir Michael Stoute. The margin of victory was twelve lengths. At Fontwell, Paul Nicholls was on target with Wonderful Charm in the Hunter chase. At Newmarket, there was a double for Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning with Burgonet and Abareeq.

18-5-18

Friday, we start at York. There was a double for Mark Johnston with Threading and Baghdad. There was a really impressive return to action for Stradivarius who bolted up in the Yorkshire Cup. At Newbury I was impressed with The Paddocks who could be a smart two year old for Richard Hannon. At Newmarket, there was a double for Jim Crowley on board Shabeeb and Wadilsafa. At Aintree, Dan and Harry Skelton had a treble with Not That Fuisse, Black Sam Bella and Virgilio. At Hamilton, there was a winner for Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning with Rainbow Rebel. At Cork, there was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Most Gifted and El Greco. Thee was also a double for Joseph O'Brien with Rockfish and Dynabee. At Downpatrick, there was a winner for Willie Mullins with Caro Des Flos for Hihgclere Thoroughbreds

19-5-18

Saturday, we start at Newbury. The Lockinge was the feature race. It produced a tremendous race which saw Rhododendron get the better of Lightning Spear in a great finish. The decision-making skills of Aidan O’Brien are often what sets him apart from the rest and switching Rhododendron back to a mile proved a winning tactic in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes. The Irish Rover completed a double for Moore and O'Brien. The Al Rayyan Stakes a Group 3 went in very impressive style to Crystal Ocean who won by 6 lengths completing a treble for Ryan Moore. It was a good result  for our members who had.Crystal Ocean 225 Newbury (4/7) & Southern France 410 Navan (8/11) advised to our members 3pts win double both won. Southern France looks a Royal Ascot horse most likely the Queens Vase. At Bangor, there was a double for Henry Daly and Richard Johnson with Innocent Touch and Kalifornia. It was good news for our members Innocent Touch advised to our members' 1pt each way at 5/1.

At Newmarket, Old Persian was on target for Godolphin. The feature race went to Yafta for Richard Hannon.At Thirsk, there was a double for Ben Curtis on board Queen Of Bermuda and Gunmental. At Doncaster, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Victory Command and Ventura Knight. At Uttoxeter, there was a double for Dan and Harry Skelton with Get Ready Freddy and Just A Feeling.

20-5-18

Sunday, we start at Naas. There was a treble for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore. The horses were Broadway, Sergei Prokofiev and Sioux Nation. There was a double at Naas for  Jessica Harrington with Brother Bear and Servalan. The last two races at Naas were abandoned due to slippy bends on the round course. At Ripon, there was a treble for Silvestre De Sousa on board Sandra's Secret, Gurkha Friend and Indomeneo. At Market Rasen, there was a double for Dan and Harry Skelton with Baron Von Chill and Zamparelli. The feature race went to Midnight Maestro who saw Wynford off by a head. Wynford was advised to our members 1pt each way at 13/2. At Stratford, there was a winner for Richard Johnson for Miss Adventure. At Limerick, there was a winner for Jessica Harrington with Jetez.