The Racing Week That Was 28-7-19


Monday, we start at Ayr. There were three Irish winners on the card. There was a double for Donagh O'Connor and John Levins with Tai Sing Yeh and Eleuthera. There was also a winner for Adrian Keatley with Comptons Finale, Dave Stevens shareholder in our own Mokhalad was among the owners. Congrats Dave. At Ballinrobe, Formula One was on target for Jessica Harrington who saw off Greenpanda advised to our members (1pt each way) at 4/1. At Cartmel, there was a double for Richard Johnson and Tim Vaughan with Champagne Chaser and Canton Prince. At Windsor, Birdcage Walk followed up his recent Nottingham win. At Beverley, Sean Davis was on target with Luis Vaz De Torres.


Tuesday, we start at Ballinrobe. There was a double for Denis Hogan with Al Sakb and Generator City. At Musselburgh, there was a double Sean Davis with Your Pal Tal and Dandizette. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Toro Dorado and X Force. At Chelmsford, there was a winner for Sir Michael Stoute with Alkaraama. At Southwell, over the jumps. There was a double for Gordon Elliott and Richard Johnson with Carrie Des Champs and Skeaping.


Wednesday, we start at Naas. Servalan took the feature race the Yeowmanstown stakes for Shane Foley and Jessica Harrington. At Bath, there was a double for Sir Mark Prescott with Miss Celestial and The Game Is On. At Catterick, there was a double for Ben Curtis with Incinerator and Laughter Lounge. There was also a double for David O'Meara and Danny Tudhope with Ollivander and Tomily. At Lingfield, Sir Mark Prescott was on target with Distant Chimes. There was also another winner on the day for David O'Meara with Betsey Trotter. At Leicester, Godolphin got on target with Volcanic Sky. At Sandown, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Indian Raj and Emenem.


Thursday, we start at Limerick. Henry De Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore continued the fine run of form with Ayr Of Elegance. At Leopardstown, there was a double for Shane Foley and Jessica Harrington with One Voice and Free Solo. There was also a double for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore with Armory and South Sea Pearl. At Southwell, there was a treble for Richard Johnson with Mr. Mafia, Highland Bobby, and Smart Getaway. The final two races at Southwell were ABANDONED due to soaring temperature: The start of the meeting had been brought forward to 11.25am to try to escape the highest afternoon temperatures which were set to hit 33 degrees. At Sandown, there was a double for Cieren Fallon with Confils and Bring Us Paradise. At Yarmouth, Nirodha was on target for Sean Davis. At Newbury, Just The Man was on target for Oisin Murphy. At Doncaster, there was a double for Tim Easterby with Bollin Joan and Golden Parade.


Friday, we start at Down Royal. There was a double for Donnacha O'Brien with Downdraft and Royal County Down. The promising apprentice Joey Sheridan had a double with Lusis Naturea and Bahlwan. At Wexford, there was a double for Denis Hogan with Licklighter and Mister Butler. The win for Mister Butler was shared in a dead heat with Black Spot On. At Ascot, Duneflower took the feature race for John Gosden. At Uttoxeter, there was a win for Nicky Henderson with Jen's Boy. At Thirsk, there was a double Richard Fahey with Diamond Sparkles and Ventura Lightning. At Newmarket, there was a double for James Doyle with Hamish Macbeth and Path Of Thunder. At Chepstow, Richard Hannon was on target with Malvern. At York, Fanny Logan took the feature race for John Gosden.


Saturday, we start at AscotEnable dug deep into her reserves of brilliance to fight off Crystal Ocean and become only the third dual winner of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes. Sent off the 8-15 favourite for the Ascot showpiece, the John Gosden-trained mare — who was first successful in the 2017 renewal — found herself trapped wider than ideal through the early stages under Frankie Dettori, as Norway cut out the running.

After Derby hero, Anthony Van Dyck became the first of the big guns to drop away, Crystal Ocean and Enable swung into the straight full of running — with Dettori calling on Enable for her effort at the two-furlong marker. Crystal Ocean and James Doyle refused to buckle, though, and the prize looked very much up for grabs before Enable and Dettori got the last word for a neck success, in a finish that had definite echoes of the epic Grundy-Bustino battle of 1975. Waldgeist was third for France, another length and a quarter away. John Gosden said: “She’s everything you ever want. The draw rather affected her, she was suddenly very wide, so Frankie dropped back further than he wanted.“She’s a brave and wonderful filly, and what a great battle with Crystal Ocean.“It’s what you wanted to see.”

The rest of the Ascot card saw Raising Sand take the Moet & Chandon International Stakes worth 150K Stg. At Chester, Angel Alexander bolted up. Gabrial The Saint advised to our members (1pt each way) 8/1 placed in the race. Be More got up late on to deny Lincoln Park advised to our members (1pt each way) 11/2  (rule 4 deduction 30%). It was a decent day for our members Gabrial The Saint 310 Chester 8/1 Lincoln Park 425 Chester 11/2 (rule 30% deduction) advised to our members 0.5pt each-way double both placed. At York, Elarqam took the Sky Bet York Stakes for Mark Johnston.

At Newmarket, Mark Johnston had a double with Charles Kingsley and Seductive Moment. At Salisbury, Global Hunter was on target for Godolphin. At Lingfield, Funny Man took the feature race for David O'Meara. At Newcastle, Barristan The Bold took the feature race. At Gowran, there was a double for Jessica Harrington and Tom Madden with Silence Please and Minnie Haha. On a day of doubles, Colin Keane had a double with Lady Olenna and Long Arm. There was also a double for Ben Coen with Shamad and Travelwise.


Sunday, we start at Uttoxeter which was abandoned following torrential rain. At Pontefract, there were doubles for Tim Easterby and David Allan with Breathable and Regal Mirage.