The Racing Week That Was 22-8-21


Monday, we start at Roscommon. There was a double for Colin Keane and Dermot Weld with Malayan and Ciel D'afrique. At Lingfield, Richard Hughes was on target with Largo Bay. At Catterick, I'M A Gambler made it two wins on the spin for Mark Johnston. At Windsor, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Prince Of Harts and Blue Moonrise. At Bangor, Cousin Oscar was on target for Donald McCain.


Tuesday, we start at CarlisleSince 2010 Sir Michael Stoute has sent 17 runners to Carlisle 8 of which have won. A 47% strike rate was improved by Swoon who was an easy winner by 3 lengths. Swoon was advised 2pts win at 2/1 to our members (our only bet on the day). At Hamilton, there was a double for Keith Dalgleish with Plastinumcard and Paddyplex. At Leicester, Adaay in Asia was on target under Tom Marquand. At Wolverhampton, there was a treble for Oisin Murphy with Battle Of Nile, Heartbreaker and Colinton. At Sligo, Digby was an impressive winner of the maiden Hurdle for Dermot McLoughlin.


Wednesday, we start at York for Day One of the Ebor FestivalMishriff landed his first domestic Group One triumph with a brilliant performance in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York. Winner of over £10.5million in prize money, mainly due to his wins in the Saudi Cup and the Dubai Sheema Classic, the John and Thady Gosden-trained four-year-old added another £567,000 to the kitty with a blistering six-length success in the extended 10-furlong showpiece. Mishriff left the opposition standing in the closing stages under a confident ride by David Egan to execute a long-term plan by connections.

Yibir bounced back from a disappointing run at Goodwood to land the Sky Bet Great Voltigeur Stakes. The Dubawi gelding was the second string for Godolphin and trainer Charlie Appleby behind Kemari after finishing unplaced in the Gordon Stakes, but came out on top with an emphatic display in this Group Two over a mile and a half. Royal Patronage, the outsider of five at 25-1, ran his rivals into the ground to take the Group Three honours in the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes. The Sky Bet handicap over two miles went to Irish raider Arcadian Sunrise who was delivered late by Jamie Spencer. Arcadian Sunrise was advised 1pt each-way at 4/1 (our only bet on the day).

At Bath, Tyson was on target for Richard Hannon. At Worcester, there was a double for Sam Twiston- Davies with Exelerator Express and Translink. At Kempton, there was a double for Hollie Doyle with Vitalline and Colonel Faulkner. At Carlisle, there were doubles for Kevin Ryan and Kevin Stott.


Thursday, we start at York for Day 2 of The Ebor Festival. Snowfall gave another brilliant display when adding the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York to her two Classic victories this summer. The Aidan O'Brien-trained filly surged away from the opposition in the final two furlongs to land a third Group One after completing the English and Irish Oaks double in spectacular fashion. Zain Claudette emerged as a 1000 Guineas contender as she gave Ray Dawson his biggest career success in the Sky Bet Lowther Stakes. There was a winner for Jessica Harrington as Forbearance took the Fillies and Mares race.

At Killarney, there was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Howth and Horoscope. At Stratford, there was a double for Ewan Whillans with Scots Poet and Cracking Destiny. At Chepstow, there was a treble for trainer David Evans with Almost An Angel, Manumission and Blue Moonrise. At Wolverhampton, Tylos was on target for Simon Crisford. At Windsor, The Racing League continued. Team ThoroughBid took a narrow lead in the William Hill Racing League after the fourth week of the six-meeting series. They had just the one winner on the card, courtesy of Quickstep Lady in race two, but picked up further crucial points in other races to end the evening on top with 245 points. Hayley Turner steered the Andrew Balding-trained filly home to earn the 25 points and she now heads the jockeys’ table.


Friday, we start at Day 3 of The York Ebor FestivalStradivarius became the first horse to win the Weatherbys Hamilton Lonsdale Cup three times when edging out Spanish Mission in a tremendous finish at York. Winter Power put up a fantastic performance to land the Coolmore Wootton Bassett Nunthorpe Stakes at 9-1. Much of the talk pre-race had been about Golden Pal and Suesa, and it was the former who led them through the early stages. Emaraaty Ana ran a huge race in second, with Dragon Symbol third. De Sousa said: "She's unbelievably fast, when she hits the gates right she's really good. There was a double for John Gosden with Stradivarius and completed it with Rifleman.

At Killarney, there was a double for Willie Mullins with Karl Der Grosse and Feigh. At Kilbeggan, there was a double for Mark Walsh with Glenquin Castle and Arctic Light. At Kempton, Natasha won by five lengths for John Gosden. At Musselburgh, there was a double for Iain Jardine with Never Dark and Smart Lass. At Newcastle, Flash The Dash was an impressive winner for Julie Camacho. At Salisbury, Power Station was an impressive winner for Richard Hannon.


Saturday, we start at York for the fourth and final day of the Ebor festival. Sonnyboyliston hung on to give trainer Johnny Murtagh a second victory in the Sky Bet Ebor at York. The handler sent out Mutual Regard to win the handicap feature back in 2014, and Sonnyboyliston (10-1) fended off Quickthorn to once again take the prize back to County Kildare. Real World successfully graduated to Group Three class with an impressive verdict in the Sky Bet And Symphony Group Strensall Stakes at York. An easy winner of the Royal Hunt Cup at Ascot in June, the Saeed bin Suroor-trained colt had followed up with Listed glory at Newbury before switching up another level on the Knavesmire. Space Blues made his class tell as he claimed a cosy victory in the Sky Bet City of York Stakes. William Buick had to get to work on the Charlie Appleby-trained winner in the final furlong, as stablemate Glorious Journey and the admirable Highfield Princess tried to peg him back, but Space Blues had the required extra in reserve to prevail by a length and a half as the 11-8 favourite.

At Sandown, Reach For The Moon forwarded his Classic claims as he cantered home in the Betway Solario Stakes. Sporting The Queen’s silks, the Sea The Stars colt was sent off the 2-5 favourite for the Group Three heat after winning one of his three previous starts. Saffron Beach made the most of dropping back to Group Three level as she regained the winning thread in the Betway Atalanta Stakes. At Chester, Yesyes just got the better of Dancing King in a thrilling finish to the Stella Artois Chester Stakes on the Roodee. At the Curragh, Aidan O’Brien’s leading juvenile Point Lonsdale continued his seamless career progression so far as he remained unbeaten with a dominant display in the Group Two Galileo Irish EBF Futurity Stakes.


Sunday, we start at NaasProvocateuse made all under Scott McCullagh for Jessica Harrington. The finale went to Collins Street for Joseph O'Brien. At Worcester, there was a double for Paul Nicholls with Rhythm Is a Dancer and Duc De Bourbon. There was also a double for Tom Scudamore with Do Ya Feel Lucky and Czech Her Out. At Sandown, there was a double for William Buick with Be Proud and Oceanline.