The Racing Week That Was 22-9-19


Monday, we start at Galway the feature race went to Western Victory for Declan Queally. At Brighton, Ramatuelle was on target for Sir Mark Prescott. At Worcester, there were doubles for Jonjo O'Neill Jnr and Sam Twiston -Davies. The O'Neill double was onboard Phoenix Rock and Sizing Platinum. The Twiston-Davies double came on board Leroy Brown and Mr. Muldoon. At Thirsk, Sean Davis was on target with Hartswood. At Kempton, there was a treble for Oisin Murphy with Interrupted Dream, Progressive Rating and Jack D'or.


Tuesday, we start at Galway. There was a double for Dermot Weld with Bashiyr and Shehreen. The one-mile handicap went to Stormy Tale, (1pt each way) 5/1 placed in the race for our members. The feature race went to Diamond Hill for Willie Mullins and Colin Keane with the really well backed Diamond Hill (11/2 -5/2). It was good news for our members who were advised.  Diamond Hill 615 Galway (1pt each way) at  5/1 & Njord 515 Galway (1pt each way) 5/1 placed 5/1 and a 0.5pt each-way double which placed. At Yarmouth, Give It Some Teddy took the feature race for Tim Easterby. At Yarmouth, there was a double for David Simcock and Jamie Spencer with Tiger Crusade and Universal Order. At Chepstow, Festival Day was on target for Mark Johnston. At Newcastle, Deal A Dollar took the feature race for Sir Michael Stoute.


Wednesday, we start at Naas. There was a double for Colin Keane with Vormir and Luke Short. At Yarmouth, there was a double for John Gosden with Scentasia and Fanny Logan. At Sandown, John Gosden continued his brilliant day with a treble. The winners were Sucellus, Magical Rhythms and Palace Pier. At Beverley, there was a double for Mark Johnston with Freyja and Flylikeaneagle. At Kelso, there was a double for Brian Hughes with Newtown Boy and The Herds Garden.


Thursday, we start at Ayr. Encapsulation made light work of the Listed William Hill Doonside Cup Stakes at Ayr, winning by a length from 15-8 favourite What’s The Story. At Yarmouth, Summer Moon demonstrated the sort of tenacity associated with horses trained by Mark Johnston when getting back to winning ways with a front-running success in the feature contest. Johnston completed a double with Gobi Sunset. There was also a double on the card for John Gosden with Ursa Minor and Harrovian. At Pontefract, the feature race went to Lady Of Aran for Charlie Fellowes. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Dubai Icon and Fair Power. At Southwell, Jump The Gun was on target for Jamie Osbourne.


Friday, we start at Dundalk. It swung back into action. There was a double for Colin Keane with Merricourt and Cache Queen. There was a winner for James McAuley with Farnese. At Ballinrobe, Ordinary World got his head back in front for Henry De Bromhead. At Newbury, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Tritonic and Shailene. At Ayr, there was a double for Keith Dalgleish with Aberama Gold and Alright Sunshine. At Newton Abbot, Richard Johnson was on target with Mr. Mafia. At Newcastle, Najm was on target for Sir Mark Prescott.


Saturday, we start at Gowran abandoned due to Thunder and Lightning. It was Gold Cup day at Ayr. Angel Alexander sprang a 28-1 surprise when coming down the forecast unfavoured far side to land the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup. The Irish trained favorite Buffer Zone never got a blow in under Colin Keane. The Irish did not go home empty-handed as Shamad took the finale for Peter Fahey. It was good news for our members as Shamad was advised to our members (1pt each way) at 6/1.  Rose Of Kildare showed great tenacity to take the Group Three honours in the William Hill Firth Of Clyde Stakes. At Newbury, David Simcock’s rejuvenation of Desert Encounter continued apace as the veteran won the Dubai Duty-Free Legacy Cup Stakes for a second timeDakota Gold’s winning spree was brought to an end at Newbury as 12-1 shot Maid In India won the Dubai International Airport World Trophy Stakes.

At Newmarket, the Cesarewitch trial went to Land Of Oz for Sir Mark Prescott. The great week for John Gosden continued with Nazeef , he was also on target with Lenya at Chelmsford. Mark Johnston was on target at Chelmsford with Seasony having earlier been on target with Quintada at Newmarket. At Catterick, Mogsy completed an excellent afternoon for Tom Dascombe. At Wolverhampton, Winning Fire was on target for Mark Johnston and Oisin Murphy.


Sunday a very quiet day, we start at Plumpton. I was very impressed with Gateway To Europe who took the opener under Byrony Frost. I thought Gateway To Europe jumped a super round. At Hamilton, Mark Johnston took the feature with Welcoming.