The Racing Week That Was 23/7/17


Monday, we start at Ayr. There was a winner for Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning with Poet's Prince in the novice auction stakes. The feature race the one mile handicap went to Simon Crisford and Graham Lee with Century Dream. There was incredibly 6 non runners for the £25K prize. At Ffos Las, there was a double for Oisin Murphy on board Misu Pete and Paradwys. At Wolverhampton, there was a treble foe Luke Morris on board Fools and Kings, Howardian Hills and Amazing Alice. At Windsor, there was a double for David Probert on board Golden Salute and Tip Two Win. The Simon Crisford yard completed an across the card double with Celebration Day. At Killarney, Lethal Steps ran out a really impressive winner of the one mile auction race by six lengths.  Lethal Steps will no head for the Tyros Stakes for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane. The feature race at Killarney the Cairn Rogue Stakes went to Jessica Harrington as Drumfad Bay bounced back to form after Royal Ascot.  Jessica Harrington is targeting a race on Irish Champions Weekend for Drumfad Bay


Tuesday, we start at Bath . There was a double on the card for Andrea Atzeni on board Cubswin and Aquadabra. At Beverley,there was a double for trainer Ollie Pears with Roaring Rory and Mont Royal.  At Worcester, there was a double for Jonjo O'Neill and Aidan Coleman with Utility and For Instance. At Thirsk,there was a winner for Mark Johnston with Aclimatise. At Killarney, Ana O’Brien airlifted to hospital after heavy fall . The news about Ana is better then initially feared. "She has a fractured C1 vertebra in her neck and T6 in her back. Both will have an MRI scan tomorrow to assess further. She has fractured cheek bones bilaterally. Aidan and AnneMarie (O'Brien) would like to thank the superb work provided to Ana by the Order Of Malta, racecourse doctors, veterinary team and ground staff led by Val O'Connell (clerk of the course). Also the Air Medical Crew and the amazing staff at CUH." On the track there was a double for Pat Smullen on board with Secret Wizard and Grainnes Dream.


Wednesday,we start at Uttoxeter. There were winners for the big stables with Nicky Henderson, Dan Skelton and Gordon Elliott all among the winners. The horses were Malton Rose, Lieutenant Gruber and Arizona Bound. At Catterick, the feature race the five furlong handicap. Mershardl continued the good run for Ruth Carr getting up late on to nail Love Oasis by a half length. Love Oasis was advised to our members 1pt each way at 7/2. At Lingfield, there was a double for jockey Richard Kingscote with Ayr Of Elegance and Travelcard. At Yarmouth, there was a double for Roger Varian and Andrea Atzeni with The Last Emperor and UAE Queen. At Sandown,  the feature race the one mile handicap went to Make Time and Jim Crowley who won by six lengths. At Killarney, there was a double for Chris Hayes on board Byron Beauty and She's So Flawless. The win for She's So Flawless formed part of a Willie Mullins double. The second leg of the Mullins double was Lagostovegas who bolted up under Pat Smullen by four and a half lengths. Lagostovegas was advised to our members 2pts win at 5/2.


Thursday, we start at Chepstow. There was a double for trainer Stuart Kittow with Avocadeau and Tobouggaloo. On to Scotland , it was Iain Jardine who took the training honours at Hamilton with a 21-1 double when his only two runners, Yes You and Tor, did the the business. There was also a double for Joe Fanning on board Jive Lady and Kodimoor. At Leicester Olly Murphy, continued his bright start to his training career as Jazz Legend won. There was also a winner for the old firm of Silvestre De Sousa and Mark Johnston with Ventura Knight. At Doncaster,  Silvestre De Sousa made it a personal double as Ingleby Mackenzie took the finale.

At Epsom, Mark Johnston and Mick Channon both had winners with Doublet and Ya Jammeel. The feature race went to Frank Bridge who got the better of Handytalk in a thrilling finish. It was a great result for our members. As Swamp Fox 310 Killarney (8/1) & Frank Bridge 700 Epsom (6/1) (rule 4 35% reduction) were advised to our members 0.5pt each way. It was a 43/1 double for our members. At Killarney, Swamp Fox took the feature race the two mile one furlong Dawn Milk handicap hurdle. Swamp Fox stalked the well backed Is She Diesel putting the race to bed in ready fashion by two and a half lengths with four and half lengths back to Camlann in third. The rest of the card was dominated by Joseph O'Brien who had a treble with Santiago De Cuba, Immortal Bridge and Le Richebourg all for JP McManus. At Leopardstown, Joseph O'Brien was to make it a personal four timer as Lord Justice took the finale. There was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Battle Of Jericho and Wild Irish Rose. Moonlight Magic turned over odds-on favourite Deauville in a tight finish to the ICON Meld Stakes which was the feature race.


Friday we start at Haydock. There was a very sad incident as stalls handler Stephen Yarborough was killed in an incident with one of the horses. It was a stark reminder of the dangers that people who work in our sport go through for our entertainment. At Newbury, the listed Rose Bowl stakes went to Madeline who was an impressive winner for Roger Varian and Silvestre De Sousa. The places were filled out by Natural and Another Batt. It was a decent result for our members. Another Batt 350 Newbury (5/1) & Net D'ecosse 830 Kilbeggan (14/1) advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. The second leg of the members double arrived at Kilbeggan as mentioned. Phil's Magic won the Midlands Grand national by a head from Mr Boss Man with Net D'ecosse. There was a double for Willie Mullins with Court Artist and Mystic Theatre. Also at Kilbeggan ,our members had a place each way double. Hermino 625 Kilbeggan (4/1) & Zanjabeel 655 Kilbeggan (5/2) advised to our members 1pt each way double both placed.

At Nottingham, there was a double for trainer Clive Cox with See The Master and Seeking Magic. At Newmarket, the five furlong conditions stakes went to Ornate for Robert Cowell and Ryan Moore. At Hamilton, there was a treble for Keith Dalgleish with Han Solo Berger, Glenrowan Rose and Amy Blair. At Pontefract , Danzan was a really impressive winner of the Auction Novice stakes for Andrew Balding and David Probert winning by ten lengths.


Saturday, we start at Market Rasen . Dan Skelton looks to have a smart horse on his hands with Hestina who took the novice hurdle by twelve lengths. The two big races were the summer handicap hurdle and the summer plate. The summer handicap hurdle went in good style to John Constable who won well from Red Tornado and Kapstadt. It was a big race winner for Davy Russell . The Summer plate went to Paul Nicholls and Sam Twiston- Davies with the very consistent Alcala who held off Wadswick Court and Shelford. It was good news for our members. Kapstadt (13/2) & Alcala  (10/1) advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. At Newbury, there was a double for Jim Crowley with Rusumaat and Alkhalifa. At Cartmel, there was a double for Irish trainer for Stuart Crawford with Don Franco and A Touch Of Sparkle. At Newmarket , there was a double for David Probert with Curious Fox and Contango. At Haydock, Jungle Cat got a deserved turn taking the conditions race by five lengths. It was good news for our members. Contango 535 Newmarket (11/4) (rule 4 35%) & Jungle Cat 730 Haydock (11/8) (rule 4 35%)advised to our members 1pt win double both winning.

At Ripon, there was a double for David Allan and Tim Easterby with Mukhayyam and Bow Belles. At Lingfield, Indomeneo took the novice stakes by three and a half lengths. At Gowran, there was a double for Colin Keane and Ger Lyons with Always Dancing and Insayshable. At Limerick, the feature race went to Attribution who turned over odds on shot Ballyoisin.


Sunday, we start at Stratford on a day Olly Murphy will long remember. Olly Murphy continued the flying start he has made to his training career with an across-the-card four-timer on Sunday. Three of those winners came at Stratford , the horses were Cliffside Park, Skilled and Mizen Master. At Newton Abbott, Olly Murphy completed his personal four timer with Knight Commander. There were also winners for Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls with Whoshotwho and Bagad Bihoue respectively. At Redcar, there was a double for Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning with Tight Lines and Highly Sprung. There was a case of deja vu as Midnight Warrior took the finale.It was good news for our members as Midnight Warrior was advised to our members 1pt each way at 4/1.

At Tipperary, Joseph O'Brien kept up his incredible run winning the maiden hurdle with Bhutan who looks a bright prospect for JP McManus. There was a double on the card for Denis Hogan with Jack The Wire and Eiri Na Casca. At Fairyhouse , it was a tough day for the layers as four market leaders obliged on the card. Joseph O'Brien made it an across the card double as Boragh Steps took the 6 furlong maiden. The feature race Dublin's Q102 handicap worth €26K went to Captain Power under a brilliant ride from Robbie Downey who had to switch late on. Captain Power was advised to our members 1pt each way at 7/2.