The Racing Week That Was 30/9/18


Monday, we start at Fairyhouse. There was a 50/1 winner for Joseph O'Brien with Dramatise. At Hamilton, Rampant Lion was very impressive for Mark Johnston. At Kempton, there was a double for Ryan Moore on board Alexa Rose and Gold At Midnight. There was a double for Andrea Atzeni on board Polybius and Zamandas. At Leicester, Jamie Spencer was in the winners' enclosure with Faro Angel. At Newcastle, John Gosden and Frankie Dettori look to have a bright prospect on their hands with Turgenev who bolted up by six lengths.


Tuesday, we start at Lingfield. There was a treble for Silvestre De Sousa with Living Legend, Ticklish and General Zoff. The win for General Zoff was good news for our members. General Zoff advised to our members(2pts win) at 7/4. At Beverley, there was a very impressive winner for Mark Johnston with Charles Kingsley who won by eleven lengths. At Warwick, there was a double for Evan Williams and Adam Wedge with Jonagold and Railroad Junkie. He’s A Goer survived a final-flight blunder to provide Richard Johnson with 3,500th jumps winner in Britain and Ireland at Warwick on Tuesday. A remarkable man and jockey. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Oisin Murphy on board Hard Taskmaster and Mirbat.


Wednesday, we start at Goodwood. The listed race the Foundation stakes went to Gabr for Sir Michael Stoute. At Perth, there was a double for Gordon Elliott with Make My Heart Fly and Swingbridge. There was also a double for Peter Bowen with Rolling Maul and Ontopoftheworld. At Redcar, there was a treble for David Allan on board Shamaheart, Angel Force and Sir Derrick. At Wolverhampton, there was a good winner for Mark Johnston with Diva D.


Thursday, we start at NewmarketKick On did exactly that to make his second start a winning one when leading home a one-two for trainer John Gosden in the Bonhams EBF Maiden Stakes. Arctic Sound came from last to first under Silvestre de Sousa to win the Tattersalls Stakes. There was a double for Ryan Moore with Nearly Caught and Byron Flyer. At Pontefract, Francis Xavier took the feature race for Kevin Frost. At Perth, there was a five timer for Gordon Elliot and Richard Johnson with Dinons, Creadan Grae, Global Jackpot, Cubomania, and Jaunty Thor. At Kempton, the feature race went to Breath Caught. At Sligo, there was the sixth winner on the day for Gordon Elliot with Moonlight Escape. The feature race went to Lake Takapuna who held off Eight Till late by a neck. Eight Till Late advised to our members(1pt each way) at 6/1.


Friday, we start at Haydock. There was a double for Danny Tudhope with Lady Aria and Wise Counsel. At Newmarket, Just Wonderful left her rivals trailing in her wake in the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes. Mustashry knuckled down to emerge victorious in the Shadwell Joel Stakes. At Worcester, the feature race went to Really Super for trainer Amy Murphy. At Newcastle, the feature race went to Testa Rossa. At Downpatrick, there was a double for Gordon Elliot and Davy Russell with Star Maker and Thisonesforollie. At Dundalk, Schoolboy Error took the one-mile four-furlong handicap. Time For Mabel advised to our members(1pt each way) at 14/1 placed in the race.


Saturday, we start at Newmarket. Mohawk led home a one-two-three for Aidan O’Brien in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesFairyland narrowly denied The Mackem Bullet for a second time this season in a thrilling climax to the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes. Ten Sovereigns maintained his unbeaten record with victory in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes. That victory completed a treble for Donnacha and Aidan O'Brien. The Cambridgeshire went to Wissahickon for John Gosden and Frankie Dettori. At Haydock, the feature race went to Dakota Gold. At Market Rasen, there was a double for Sam and Nigel Twiston- Davies with Double Court and Earlofthecotswolds.

At Chester, Ptarmigan Ridge took the seven-furlong race. Baltic Prince advised to our members(1pt each way) at 12/1 placed in the race. Ebqaa took the fillies handicap. Bell Heather advised to our members(1pt each way) at 5/1 placed in the race. Baltic Prince 235 Chester 12/1 Bell Heather 455 Chester 5/1 0.5pt each way double advised to our members both placed. At Ripon, the feature race went to Royal Brave under Royston French. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Oisin Murphy on board Across Dubai and Straight Right.  At Navan, there was a double for Nathan Crosse on board Saint Irini and Nikeandnemeis.


Sunday, we start with the sad news that Edredon Bleu, winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase and King George VI Chase, has died at the age of 26. I will never forget the turn he did for me in the Grand Annual, kicking off a Tony McCoy treble on the last day of the Cheltenham festival in 1998. Edredon Bleu was a wonderful racehorse go well old friend. On the track, we start at Naas. Japan narrowly outpointed his better-fancied stable companion Mount Everest to land the Group Two spoils in the Beresford Stakes. Japan was part of a four-timer for Aidan O'Brien. The other three winners were all ridden by Ryan Moore and were Magna Grecia, Cypress Creek, and Hermosa. The victory of Cypress Creek was good news for our members. Cypress Creek was advised to our members(1pt each way) at 6/1.  At Epsom, Highland Acclaim continued his love affair with the track when taking the feature race. At Musselburgh, Crotchet took the feature for Richard Fahey.