The Racing Week That Was 27-6-21


Monday, we start at Ballinrobe. There was a double for Dylan Browne McMonagle with Fearless Girl and Merroir. At Southwell, Wicked West was on target for Dr Richard Newland. At Newton Abbot, Celestial Force was on target for Paul Nicholls. At Chepstow, Charging Thunder was on target for Simon Crisford. At Wolverhampton, Atiyah was on target for David Barron.


Tuesday, at Brighton Lubna, was a very impressive winner under the impressive Marco Ghiani. At Beverley, Johnny Boom was on target with Richard Fahey. At Ayr, Bravado was on target with Mark Johnston. The Listed Sprint went to Keep Busy under Jason Hart. At Newbury, Wild Beauty was on target for Charlie Appleby. At Newton Abbot, Kilmington Rose, Chez Hans and Darling Maltaix gave Paul Nicholls a treble.


Wednesday, we start at Naas. Our Syndicate horse Fastman was back in action. Fastman finished an excellent third on the night. It was a very good performance from Fastman who gave a stone to the winner, 8 pounds to the second and 15 pounds to the fourth horse. The performance opens up lots of options now with Fastman having shown he is capable of performing at 6 furlongs, 7 furlongs and now a mile. We will see how Fastman is after tonight get him out again in July and go from that point. It was a great job by Siobhan Rutledge, John McConnell and the team at Rockview Stables.

The rest of the Naas card saw a double for Willie McCreery and Billy Lee with Mother Country and Wood Ranger. There was also a double for Johnny Murtagh with Kosman and Misterio. At Salisbury, Pleasant Man took the feature for Roger Charlton. At Worcester, Captain Tom Cat kept up the excellent run of Dr Richard Newland. At Carlisle, there was a treble for Keith Dalgleish Lady Lade, Chichester and Gometra Ginty. At Kempton, Daneh was a really impressive winner by 4.5 lengths for Simon Crisford. At Bath, there was a four-timer for Luke Morris with Tynwald, The Cruising Lord, Arctic Emperor and Summers Knight.


Thursday, we start at Nottingham. The result of the 320 was reversed with the race awarded to Dickens this was a poor decision in my view. At Newmarket, Ametist got up late on to take the feature race he has more in the locker in my opinion. At Newcastle, there was a treble for Paul Hanagan with  Manhattanville, Hartswood and Shakyhoon. At Leicester, there was a treble for William Buick with Private Signal, Epidemic and Appellation. At Hamilton, Keith Dalgleish continued his fine run with a shock 80/1 winner Platinumcard.


Friday, we start at The Curragh for day one of the Irish Derby Festival. Beauty Inspire stamped himself out an exciting prospect when making a winning debut in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden Stakes. Jim Bolger landed the Curragh's Apprentice Derby today for the fifth time in 12 years as his own fancy, and well-backed, Beyond Happy under Luke McAteer. At Chester, Melody Of Life was a very impressive winner for Hayley Turer who completed a double with Adjuvant. At Yarmouth, Alerta Roja was on target for Sir Mark Prescott. At Doncaster, there was a double for John Gosden with Free Wind and Monbaher.

At Newmarket, there were doubles for Hugo Palmer and James Doyle with Brunnera and Lovely Breeze. The finale went to Nicola Currie onboard Data Protection. It was good news for our members as Data Protection was advised 0.75pt each way at 6/1. At Newcastle, Silent Escape was on target for Saeed Bin Suroor.


Saturday, Irish Derby day. Hurricane Lane just got up in the closing stages to deny Lone Eagle as the British raiders dominated the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Derby. It looked like Lone Eagle had nicked it, Hurricane Lane showed a lot of guts to get up. I thought Wordsworth ran well in the third he looks like a leger horse. Go Bears Go repaid the bold decision of his connections to supplement for the GAIN Railway Stakes with a striking success for David Loughnane. Jessica Harrington’s Cadillac returned to action with a gutsy success over Dawn Patrol in the ARM Holding International Stakes . Sirjack Thomas won in good style to win the Dubai Duty-Free Handicap for Ado McGuinness and Cian MacRedmond.

At Newcastle, it was Northumberland Plate day. Chil Chil came with a rattling late run to take the Group Three honours in the William Hill Chipchase Stakes. Nicholas T sprang a 33-1 surprise when getting up close home to land the William Hill Northumberland Plate for Jim Goldie.  The Northumberland Vase went to Zeeband for Roger Varian. The 6-furlong sprint went to Ejitilaab who was advised to our members (0.5pt each way) at 11/2. At Newmarket, Glorious Journey took the Criterion Stakes a Group 3 contest. At Windsor, Century Dream took the listed race for Simon Crisford. At Chester, there was a double for Richard Fahey with Master Zoffany and Gabrial The Devil. At Doncaster, Lady Reset was on target for David Pipe.


Sunday, we start at The Curragh. Urban Beat defied top weight and a seemingly unfavourable draw to win the €100,000 Paddy Power Rockingham Handicap for Johnny Murtagh. Last year’s Derby third Amhran Na Bhfiann made every yard of the running in the Comer Group International Curragh Cup for Aidan O'Brien. Thundering Nights just edged out Santa Barbara in a tremendous finish to the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes for Joseph O'Brien who completed a double with Velocidad. At Uttoxeter, the Summer cup was the feature it went to Storm Home for Colin Tizzard.