The Racing Week That Was 29-9-19


Monday, we start at Fairyhouse torrential rain meant we did not get to run Alfirak. We are really happy with Alfirak, we will not risk him on unsuitable ground. There was a double for Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien with Myth Creation and Chrysalism . The feature race the Blenheim Stakes went for export as Sir Boris took the race for Tom Dascombe. At Leicester, Highest Ground propelled himself into the market for next year’s Investec Derby when making a taking debut for Sir Michael Stoute. At Hamilton, there was a double for Sean Davis with House Call and Fairy Stories. At Warwick, Anteros got off the mark over fences. At Kempton, Sir Buskar took the feature race under Oisin Murphy.


Tuesday, Pytilia was on target at Lingfield for Oisin Murphy. At Beverly, Sean Davis was on target with Dubai Acclaim. At Warwick, Treackle Tart for Charlie Longsdon took the feature. At Chelmsford, Oslo was on target for Sir Michael Stoute. 


Wednesday, we start at Sligo where Moskovite got off the mark over fences for Denis Hogan. At Redcar, there was a double for Danny Tudhope with Convict and Hard Solution. At Goodwood, the ground went very heavy after lots of rain. Monica Sheriff took the fillies handicap by 20 lengths. I think caution with this form is the best approach to take. At Perth, there was a double for Brian Hughes with Lucky Robin and Soupy Soups. At Newcastle, there was a double for Danny Tudhope with Critical Time and Kyllwind. At Kempton, Mark Johnston was on target with Desert Safari.


Thursday, we start at Newmarket. Wichita emerged as a possible challenger to the brilliant Pinatubo in next month’s Dewhurst after a wide-margin victory in the Tattersalls Stakes. Group-race options could soon be fulfilled by Mascat if recent trends are anything to go by after he opened his account in Heath Court Hotel British EBF Maiden Stakes. At Gowran, Bowerman took the feature race for Aido McGuinness. It was good news for our members. Bowerman was advised to our members (2.5pts win) 4/1. At Perth, there was a double for Nigel Twiston -Davies with Grey Diamond and Wholestone. At Pontefract, there was a double for Mick Channon with Walkonby and Air Force Amy. At Chelmsford, Cobber Kain was on target for John Gosden. At Southwell, Mister Chiang was on target for Mark Johnston.


Friday, we start at Downpatrick. There was a winner for Gavin Cromwell with Global Racing. At Dundalk, there was a double for Colin Keane with Blue Uluru and Siamese. There was the fifteenth winner of the year for James McAuley with Sir Ottoman, actually, McAuley's Kasbah looked unlucky in third!! At Newmarket, there was a double for Ryan Moore with Agincourt and New World Tapestry. There was a double for Saeed Bin Suroor with Mountain Hunter and Benbatl. At Worcester, there was a double for Sam Twiston - Davies on board Duke Street and Ballyellis. At Haydock, it was abandoned after three races due to torrential rain. At Newcastle, there was a  double for Jim Goldie with Be Proud and Insurplus.


Saturday, we start at NewmarketRoyal Dornoch nailed short-priced favorite Kameko in the shadow of the post to spring a 16-1 surprise in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes. Huboor continued trainer Mark Johnston’s personal best year when taking the British Stallion Studs EBF Jersey Lily Fillies’ Nursery Handicap. Millisle showed a decisive turn of foot in the final furlong to snatch victory from Raffle Prize in the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes for Jessica Harrington. Lord North landed a significant gamble in the hands of Frankie Dettori to win the bet365 Cambridgeshire. Mickael Barzalona was quick to hail Earthlight as the best two-year-old he has ever sat on after he maintained his unbeaten record with victory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes. 

At the Curragh, there was a double for Joseph O'Brien with Speak In Colours and Lovee Dovee. There was also a double for Jim Bolger with Bopedro and Make Me Sway. At Navan, over the jumps, there was a double for Charles Byrnes with Advanced Virgo and Doctor Duffy. At Chester, the feature race went to Stone Soldier for James Given.  At Market Rasen, the feature race went to Scarlet Dragon took the feature race for Alan King. At Ripon, there was a win for Mick Channon with Diamond Dougal in the feature race. At Chelmsford, the feature race went to Royal Birth under PJ McDonald.


Sunday, we start at the CurraghNew York Girl lunged late to claim top honours in the Weld Park Stakes for Joseph O'BrienInnisfree provided Aidan O’Brien with a record 19th success in the Beresford Stakes. At Musselburgh, Gometra Ginty took the feature race for Keith Dalgleish. At Epsom, there was a double for Oisin Murphy with Afraid Of Nothing and Edinburgh Castle. The Apprentice Derby went to Rhys Clutterbuck under King Of The Sand. It was good news for our members King Of The Sand was advised to our members (1pt each way) at 14/1.