The Racing Week That Was 21-7-19


Monday, we start at Killarney for day one of the festivals. The feature race went to Lakemilan for Terence O'Brien. At Downpatrick, Peaches and Cream was on target for Gavin Cromwell. At Ayr, Sean Davis was on target on board Ramesses. At Ripon, Bossipop took the feature race. At Windsor, Caspian Queen got the win for Richard Hughes. At Wolverhampton, there was a very impressive winner in the shape of Miltown Star for Mick Channon.


Tuesday, we start at Killarney. The feature race went to Static Jack for Gavin Cromwell. It was good news for our members Static Jack advised to our members (1pt each way) at 5/1. At Beverley, Rochester House bolted up for Mark Johnston by 8 lengths. At Bath, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Mister Chiang and Requiems Dream. At Nottingham, Al Messila took the feature race for Richard Hannon. At Southwell, over the jumps, there was a double for the Skelton brothers with illustrissime and Theatre Act.


Wednesday, we start at Killarney there was a treble for the brilliant Colin Keane onboard Bay Zeus, Vladera and Sharp Focus. At Fairyhouse, Katiymaan took the feature race under Ronan Whelan. At Catterick,Requiems Dream made it two wins in 24 hours for Mark Johnston who completed a double with Quintada. At Lingfield, I was really impressed with Dark Lady who won by five lengths for Ryan Moore. At Uttoxeter, Home Place was on target for Irish trainer Karl Thornton. At Yarmouth Smile, A While was on target for Mark Johnston. At Wolverhampton, Hydroplane & Distant Chimes bolted up for Sir Mark Prescott who has really hit form.


Thursday, we start at Killarney. Lucky Road made it two wins in five days for Gavin Cromwell. At Leopardstown, Mohawk took the feature race the Meld stakes. At Hamilton, Lever Du Soleil made it four wins on the spin for Gavin Cromwell. At Leicester, there was a treble for Godolphin with Gentlewoman, Dramatic Device and Making History. At Ffos Las, Braid Blue took the bumper for Gordon Elliott. At Epsom, Alpinista was on target for Sir Mark Prescott. Big Storm coming made it two wins on the spin at Epsom. Our Members were unlucky as the had Big storm coming in a 1.5pt each-way double with Allegiant who was chinned on the line. We got the place bit of the double close but no cigar.


Friday, we start at Killarney. The feature race went to Master Speaker for Adrian McGuinness. Shoulda Lied showed Colin Keane at his best in the two miles one-furlong handicap. Shouda lied was advised to our members (1pt each way) at 11/2. At Kilbeggan, there was a double for Gordon Elliott with Westland Row and Santana Plessis. The feature race the midlands national was incident-packed. Barra should have won but she fell at the last when in command. The race went to Na Trachtalai Abu who deserved a turn at this level. At Nottingham, there was a double for Saeed Bin Suroor had a double with Great Example and Silver Line. At Newbury, Jedhi struck gold in the Ross Brooke Chartered Accountants Fillies’ Handicap for Hughie Morrison. At Haydock, Calculation took the feature race for Sir Michael Stoute. At Newmarket, there was a double for Jim Crowley for Bint Soghan and Wasaayef. At Hamilton, Sameem took the feature race. At Pontefract, Tribal Craft won by twenty lengths for Andrew Balding.


Saturday, we start at the Curragh for the Irish Oaks. Frankie Dettori produced another front-running masterclass in the saddle as Star Catcher gave him a fifth win this century in the Kerrygold Irish Oaks. Romanised came with a rattling run to win the Paddy Power Minstrel Stakes and register a second major success at the Curragh. At Newbury, German Group Three form more than matched that on offer from the domestic challenge as Waldpfad made short work of his rivals in the bet365 Hackwood Stakes. Rod Millman put his name on the Weatherbys Super Sprint roll of honour 22 years after his first success in the £250,000 prize when Bettys Hope and Silvestre de Sousa headed Show Me Show Me in the final stride of the Newbury showpiece.

At Market Rasen, the day was dominated by Nicky Henderson who had a four-timer with Gunnery, Follow The Bear, Tales Of The Tweed and Casablanca Mix. The win for Casablanca Mix came in the feature race the Summer plate. At Ripon, Everything For You took the feature race for Kevin Ryan. At Cartmel, the feature race went to Mr. Clarkson for David Pipe. At Newmarket, Indeed took the feature race. At Doncaster, Point Of Woods took the apprentice handicap for the second year in a row. At Haydock, Fred was on target for Mark Johnston.


Sunday, we start at TipperaryDeans Road spearheaded a treble for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore. Put The Kettle on brought up a double for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore. Jan Maat kicked off the treble. At The Curragh, Soffia absolutely blitzed her rivals with an impressive display in the Group 2 Sapphire Stakes. Soffia ran out a 3 length winner over El Astronaute advised to our members (1pt each way) at 4/1. There was a double for Joseph O'Brien with Red Tea and Latin Five. At Newton Abbot, Chasma was on target for the Skelton's. At Stratford, McGroarty followed up on a recent win for Dr. Richard Newland. At Redcar, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Warning Fire and Thunderous.