The Racing Week That Was 25-7-21


Monday, we start at Ballinrobe. There was another win for Big Challenge who was on target for our friends at Hilltop. Big Challenge was claimed after the race, however, it's yet more good business for James McAuley and the Hilltop team. At Ayr, Maries Diamond took the feature race for Mark Johnston. At Cartmel, For Jim was on target for Jennie Candish. At Windsor, Operatic was on target for Simon Crisford. At Beverley, Strawman was on target for Gemma Tutty. 


Tuesday, we start at Ballinrobe. There was another winner for John McConnell with Mullaghmore Wave. At Wolverhampton, Russco made it two out of two for Donald McCain and Ella McCain. At Ffos Las, there was a four-timer for Oisin Murphy who is flying at the moment. At Nottingham, Snow Berry was on target for Michael Appleby. At Chelmsford, Epidemic was on target for James Doyle.


Wednesday, we start at Naas. Our syndicate was back in action. Parkers Hill ran another good race for ourselves at Naas finishing third. Parkers Hill again broke very fast the downside is we ended up making the running again. It is hard making the running in these races, but you actually cant take Parkers Hill back when he jumps out like that. We will go up in grade next time and head to Dundalk if we can. The hope is there will be pace on we can break smart and take a lead from something else in the race. Parkers Hill we are so proud of him his consistency is rock solid now. We look forward to his next run.

The rest of Naas card saw a treble for Colin Keane and Ger Lyons with Recurrent Dream, Mr Wendell and Bucky Larson. At Bath, Hurricane Helen gave Ross Coakley a winner. At Catterick, Militia took the feature race under Graham Lee. At Lingfield, there was a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Chai Yo Power and Fox Leicester. At Leicester, Arabian Romance took the feature under David Probert. At Sandown, Ryan Moore was on target with a double aboard Just Fine and Dancing Harry. 


Thursday, we start at Leopardstown. There was a double for Joseph O'Brien with Agartha and I Siyou Baby. There were also doubles for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore with Point Lonsdale and Interpretation. At Limerick, Chesterville was on target for Denise Foster. At Sandown, Champion jockey Oisin Murphy had a treble. At Worcester, there was a double for Brian Hughes with Oscar Montel and Ulysses. At Yarmouth, Silver Kitten was on target for Mark Johnston. At Doncaster, Dubawi Legend bolted up in a very impressive manner by 5 lengths for Hugo Palmer. At Newbury, Miramichi was very impressive under Jane Elliott.


Friday, we start at Cork. The feature race a 40K sprint went to Frenetic for Colin Keane and Ger Lyons. At Down Royal, there was a victory for Geological at 9 years young for Damian English. The feature race Her Majestys plate went for the second year in a row to Joseph O'Brien's Master Of Reality. At Uttoxeter, Glorious Spirit was on target for Brian Hughes. At Thirsk, there was a double for jockey Pierre-Louis Jamin with Flaming Rib and Korker. At Ascot, Dreamloper took the feature race under Oisin Murphy. At Newmarket, there was a double for James Doyle with Fall Of Rome and Cosmos Raj. At York, Artista took the feature under Hayley Turner. At Chepstow, Oh So Woke took the feature race for David O'Meara.


Saturday, we start at Ascot. Derby hero Adayar cemented his superstar status with an impressive victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes. Charlie Appleby’s charge was the first Epsom winner to follow up in the 12-furlong Group One since Galileo in 2001, with jockey William Buick saluting the crowd as he passed the post with a length and three-quarters to spare over Mishriff. Love, winner of last year’s 1000 Guineas and Oaks for Aidan O’Brien, was sent off the 13-8 favourite – but had to settle for third, beaten a further length and three-quarters. Danyah gained due reward for a string of good efforts when just holding off Star Of Orion to win the Moet & Chandon International Stakes. The finale went to Spirited Guest under Rosie Margerson who got a great kick out of the win. Spirited Guest was (0.75pt each way) 5/1 to our members  (rule 4 deduction 15%)

At York, Bangkok surprised some better fancied rivals to win the Group Two Sky Bet York Stakes. Starting at 14-1 under David Probert, Bangkok raced in mid division and threw down his challenge in the last furlong, locking horns with race leader Juan Elcano before Mohaafeth became involved after covering ground late on. Andrew Balding’s bay crossed the line a head in front of the former horse, with William Haggas’ 4-5 favourite Mohaafeth a further neck behind in third. Venturous battled on gamely to spring a 33-1 surprise in the Sky Bet Dash Handicap. Chalk Stream was on target for her majesty the Queen. Chalk Stream was advised (0.75pt each way) 4/1 (rule 4 20% deduction. It completed a fine Saturday for our members 0.25pt each way Trixie Spirited Guest 445 Ascot 5/1Chalk Stream 500 York  4/1 Mr Wagyu 520 Newmarket  4/1. 

At Newcastle, Miss Nay Never took the fillies handicap. At Gowran, there was a brilliant ride from Siobhan Rutledge who lifted Beleagurement home stealing through on the rail. It was very brave from a jockey who is improving all the time. Dance Emperor followed up his Leopardstown win by bolting up in the finale. At Newmarket, Imperial Yellow took the feature for Roger Varian.


Sunday, we start at UttoxeterStorm Home lived up to his name doing exactly just that by taking the 65K Summer cup here at Uttoxeter 27-6-21. Storm Home followed up by 7.5 lengths here today. Storm Home was advised (0.75pt each way) to our members at 5/1. At Pontefract, there doubles for David O'Meara and Danny Tudhope with Charging Thunder and Alpha Cru. At Musselburgh, there was a double for Ben Curtis with Rising Star and Glasses Up.