The Racing Week That Was 29-7-18


Monday, we start at Ballinrobe. There was a double for Ben Martin Coen on board Stormy Tale and Solar Heat. At Ayr, there was a double for trainer Michael Dods with Reinforced and Mecca's Spirit. At Cartmel, there was a four-timer for Brian Hughes on board Beach Break, Alfies Choice, Dear Sire and Raise A Spark. At Windsor, there was a double for William Haggas and James Doyle with Life On Earth and Klassique. At Beverley, there was a double for Danny Tudhope with Queen Jo Jo and Three Saints Bay.


Tuesday, we start at Ballinrobe. There was a double for Willie Mullins with Masons Daughter and Pleasure Dome. At Newcastle, the feature race went to Supreme Power. At Ffos Las, there was a treble for Richard Hughes with Hellovaqueen, Ellen Gates and Jashma. At Musselburgh, there was a double for Joe Fanning with Kilbarchan and Golden Jeffrey. At Nottingham, there was a double for Michael Appleby with Channel Packet and Eponina. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Jim Crowley with Moyasser and George.


Wednesday, we start at Naas. There was a four-timer for Donnacha O'Brien on board Focus Of Attention, North Wind, National Glory and Threeandfourpence. At Lingfield, there was a double for Adam Kirby with American Patrol and Sea Fox. At Bath, the firm ground led to very small fields. There was a double for Sir Mark Prescott and Luke Morris with Matchmaking and Bath and Tennis. There was also a double for Richard Kingscote and Tom Dascombe with Slowmo and Red Force One. At Catterick, the feature race went to Bahuta Acha. At Leicester, the feature race went to Royal Reserve and Hayley Turner. At Sandown, there was a double for Adam Kirby with Heartwarming and Icart Point.


Thursday, we start at Sandown, Look Around took the feature race for Oisin Murphy and Andrew Balding. At Yarmouth, Grey Spirit was on target for Sir Mark Prescott. At Worcester, The Last But One bolted up for Paul Nicholls. At Doncaster, Sir Michael Stoute was on the mark with Rapier. At Newbury, there was a double for James Doyle with Star Terms and Leading Spirit. At Leopardstown, there were two dead heats. The first dead heat was between Pythion and Howling Ridge. The second dead heat was between Sizzling and Cimeara. At Limerick, Galvin bolted up for Gordon Elliott by sixteen lengths.


Friday, we start at Uttoxeter. There was a remarkable day for Dan and Harry Skelton who had a four-timer. The horses were Premier King, Boston Heather, Notnow Seamus and Kings Reste. At Ascot, there was a double for Ben Curtis with Clon Coulis and Kellys Dino. At Thirsk, Princess Power took the feature. At Newmarket, Elegiac made it two wins in July for Mark Johnston. At Chepstow, there was a double for Luke Morris on board Thriving and Timoshenko. At York, the feature race went to Desert Diamond who won by 6 lengths for Sir Michael Stoute. At Down Royal, there was a win for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning in her Majestys plate with Twilight Payment. At Wexford, there was a double for Bryan Cooper on board Lady Of The Sea and Matin D'anjou.


Saturday, we start at AscotPoet’s Word gave Sir Michael Stoute a record-breaking sixth success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes when he just denied his stablemate Crystal Ocean in an epic finish to the midsummer feature at AscotJohn Gosden will bide his time on future plans for Cracksman following his late defection from the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot because of fast groundAngel’s Hideaway may have her quirks but she has plenty of talent to go with it, as she demonstrated with victory in the Princess Margaret Keeneland StakesBurnt Sugar completed a big summer handicap double when adding the Gigaset International Stakes at Ascot to his success in the Bunbury Cup two weeks ago. At York, Thundering Blue could challenge for the Juddmonte International after storming home late to take the Group Two honors in a thrilling race for the Sky Bet York Stakes on the Knavesmire. Flying Pursuit could make a swift return to action at Goodwood next Saturday after the likable sprinter won back-to-back renewals of the Sky Bet Dash at York.

At Chester, there was a double for Tom Dascombe with She Can Boogie and Dragons Tail. At Newcastle, Breanski took the feature race. At Newmarket, the feature race went to Staxton for Tim Easterby. At Salisbury, the feature race went to Nicklaus for William Haggas. At Lingfield, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Rux Ruxx and Highland Sky. At Gowran, Stamp Of Authority who beat our very own Alfirak giving our form a timely boost.


Sunday, we start at Pontefract. There was a great day for Silvestre De Sousa who rode a four-timer. The horses who did the business were Michelle Strogoff, Big Country, Future Score and Classic Pursuit. The victory for Big Country was good news for our members. Big Country was advised to our members (2pts win) at 7/2. At Uttoxeter, the feature race went to Monbeg Legend for Nicky Henderson. At Wolverhampton, the feature race went to Sir Mark Prescott with Matchmaking. At Munich, Benbatl got back on the winning trail taking the group one on the card.