The Racing Week That Was 3/6/18

28-5-18

Monday, we start at Huntingdon there was a double for Nico De Boinville on board Humphrey Bogart and Pearls Legend. At Leicester, there was a winner for Richard Fahey and Paul Hanagan with Gabrial The Saint. At Redcar, the feature race of the Zetland Gold cup went to Big Country for Silvestre De Sousa. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Franny Norton on board Addicted To You and Spot Lite. At Cartmel, the feature race went to Albarnone for Ross Chapman. At Windsor, Mark Johnston was on target with Seductive Moment. At Ballinrobe, the feature race went to AwayinthewestFlaviana advised to our members' 1pt each way at 8/1 placed in the race.

29-5-18

Tuesday, we start at Lingfield. There was a double for John Gosden with Wissahickon and Stylehunter. There was also a double for Silvestre De Sousa on board Octave and The Way You Dance. At Leicester, the good run for William Haggas continued as Cavatina and Fanaar won. Fanaar and Infanta Isabella formed a double for Jim Crowley. At Redcar, the feature race went to Carlton Frankie for Nathan Evans. At Brighton, there was a double for Luke Morris with Careyanne and With Approval. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for James Doyle with Sporting Chance and White Desert. At Gowran, there was a treble for Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien with Rapture's Delight, Pedisnap, and Rockfish. In my view, Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien were most unfortunate not to have a four-timer as I felt Clear Skies should have been awarded the feature race it went to Jim Bolger's Turret Rocks. At Ballinrobe, Good Thyne Tara made the most of a good opportunity to win by sixteen lengths over hurdles.

30-5-18

Wednesday we start at Beverley. There was a double for Tim Easterby with Eeh Bah Gum and Bollin Ted. At Cartmel, Donald McCain was on target with Raise A Spark. At Nottingham, the feature race went to Repercussion for Charlie Fellowes. At Warwick, there was a double for Dan and Harry Skelton with Toom Much Too Soon and Whatdouhavtoget. At Ripon, Northwest Frontier made it two wins on the spin.  Northwest Frontier was advised to our members' 3pts win at 1/1. At Gowran, there were winners for Dermot Weld with Clique and Ger Lyons with Espere. Our own trainer Damian English hit the crossbar twice as Vitalized and Dance Alone both finished second in the respective races they ran in.

31-5-18

Thursday, we start at Lingfield. Silvestre De Sousa continued his march to the jockeys title with a double. This time onboard Ventura Magic and Cosmopolitan Queen. At Wolverhampton, there was a double for Tom Marquand with Gift Of Hera and Maypole. At Hamilton, Duck Egg Blue was a good winner of the fillies handicap. Song Of Summer advised to our members' 1pt each way at 7/1 placed in the race. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Mick Easterby with Bosham and Qaffaal. The win for Qaffaal came in the seven-furlong handicap. Poets Society advised to our members' 1pt each way at 5/1 placed in the race. It completed a good day for our members. Poets Society 840 Chelmsford (5/1) & Song Of Summer 400 Hamilton 7/1 advised to our members 0.5pt each way double both placed. At Ffos Las, there was a double for Evan Williams with Old Salt and Marble Moon. At Fairyhouse, there was a treble for Ger Lyons with Hyperlapse, Heavenly Rainbow, and Elegant Drama. There was also a double for Aidan O'Brien with Athena and Battle Of Jericho.

1-6-18

Friday, we start at Epsom for the OaksForever Together shed her maiden tag with a stunning victory in the Investec Oaks at Epsom. Trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by his son, Donnacha, Forever Together was a 7-1 chance having failed to win any of her three previous starts. Forever Together was a worthy winner on the day from market leader Wild Illusion with Bye Bye Baby in third. The Coronation Cup went to Cracksman who had to really work for it beating Salouen by a head. The Investec handicap over One Mile Two Furlongs went to Ajman King for Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian . It was good news for our members. Ajman King was advised to our members' 2pts win at 7/4. At Catterick, the 158 rated hurdler Elgin was on target. It was good news again for our members. Elgin was advised to our members' 3pts win at 6/5. It got even better. Elgin 335 Catterick 6/5 & Ajman King 345 Epsom 7/4 advised to our members 0.5pt win double. A great start to June.

At Market Rasen, Red Square Revival took the finale for David Pipe. At Bath, the feature race went to Sir Plato. At Doncaster, there was a double for Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian with Flavius Titus and Spanish City. At Goodwood, the great day for Roger Varian continued as Impulsion was on target. At Tramore, there was a double for Rachael Blackmore on board Torcello & Schmidt.

2-6-18

Saturday, we start at Epsom for the Derby. The long wait for a first Investec Derby winner in the royal blue silks of Godolphin finally came to an end after Masar provided Sheikh Mohammed with the victory he has craved at Epsom. It looked as if Hazapour and Frankie Dettori had made a decisive move at the two-furlong pole however that horse did not stay.  Masar and Roaring Lion fought it out with Masar winning by one and a half lengths. Dee Ex Bee got up for the second close home with Roaring Lion in third. Saxon Warrior was a never nearer fourth the curse of stall one striking again. William Buick gave Masar a fine ride and completed a double on Century Dream. There was also a double for Silvestre De Sousa with Dash Of Spice and Aces.

At Lingfield, there was a win for Attain for trainer Archie Watson. At Worcester, there was a double for Dr. Richard Newland and Sam Twiston-Davies with Duke Street and Capitoul. At Musselburgh, the feature race went to Richard Hannon with Pepita. At Hexham, there was a double for Ben Haslam and Richie McLernon with Ever So Much and Lord Caprio. At Doncaster, Sam Gold won for Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian. At Chepstow, Alan King was on the mark with Sula Island. At Navan, there was a winner for Aidan O'Brien Giuseppe Garibaldi. At Tramore, there was a winner for Willie Mullins with Dramalarma Lucy who was a very good winner.

3-6-18

Sunday, we start at Kilbeggan which abandoned due to having no water available. At Listowel, there was a double for Willie McCreery and Billy Lee with Mintd and True To Herself. At Perth, there was a double for Sean and Peter Bowen with Curious Carlos and Henllan Harri.  At Fakenham, there was a winner for the Olly Murphy and Richard Johnson combination with Yensir.