The Racing Week That Was 3/9/17


Monday, we start at Downpatrick. There was a double for Ruby Walsh with Didero Vallis and Small World. There was also an impressive winner in William Du Berlais for Enda Bolger and Mark Walsh. At Roscommon, there was a remarkable night for Pat Smullen as he rode a four timer. The horses were Lord Erskine, Ontheiflist, Knowing You and Sollertia. At Southwell, there was a double for trainer Eric Alston and Neil Farley with Jabbarockie and Lydiate Lady. At Chepstow, there was a double for Richard Hannon with Chatoyer and Regimented. At Epsom, the conditions stakes a class 3 went to Midterm who won well by two and half lengths from Mount Logan. At Ripon, the two-year-old listed race went to Ejazzat for Owen Burrows and Jim Crowley. At Cartmel, there were two 20K STG handicap chases they went to Wisty for Mark Todhunter and Fact Of The Matter for Jamie Snowden.


Tuesday, we start at Epsom. There were winners for in form Richard Hannon and Mark Johnston with Lexington Grace and Lynwood Gold. At Ripon, there was a double for Mick Channon with Veejay and Fitzwilly. At Newton Abbott, there were winners for Dan Skelton and Paul Nicholls with Premier Rose and Alcala who was winning his fifth race on the spin. At Carlisle, there were doubles for Ben Curtis on board Fake News and Sea Tide. There was also a double for Tony Hamilton on board Lady In Question and Sheriff Of Nawton. At Ballinrobe, the feature race the Hollymount Nursing Home chase went to The Game Changer for Gordon Elliott and Davy Russell.It was not all good news for Russell as the Turf Club to revisit the Davy Russell horse punching case after Tramore caution "on the grounds that it was unduly lenient".


Wednesday, we start at Lingfield where there was a double for Josephine Gordon on board Dream Of Delphi and Conistone. At Catterick, Richard Fahey was on the mark with Le Sioux. At Musselburgh, there was a double for Edward Greatrex with Masarzainand Alnasl. At Worcester, Dan and Harry Skelton keep up the good run for themselves as Horseshoe Bay got off the mark over hurdles. The finale went to Nicky Henderson as Turn Turk was an 8 length winner. At Kempton, Mahaarat took the novice stakes for Sir Michael Stoute who had a double as Pivoine won the one-mile two-furlong handicap. At Bellewstown, it was an all flat card. There was a first career double for Danny Sheehy as Accladora 66/1 and Bert Leaf 20/1 got the job done. I was very impressed with Abamarlova who took the five-furlong maiden in great style. I think Abamarlova is a filly going places.


Thursday, we start at Chelmsford there was a dead heat between Almoreb and Golden Goal. The trainers involved were Richard Hannon and Saeed Bin Suroor. The dead heat helped  Saeed Bin Suroor complete a double as Mobbhij won the finale. At Musselburgh, there were winners for Keith Dalgleish and Mark Johnston with Kikini Bamalaam and Bonnie Arlene respectively. At Bath, the feature race the five-furlong handicap went to Coronation Cottage for Malcolm Saunders and Charlie Bennett. At Sedgefield, there was a treble for Dan and Harry Skelton with Gibson Park, Ashoka and Shrubland. There was also a double on the Sedgefield card for in form Donald McCain as Danceintothelight and Irish Hawke obliged. At Wolverhampton, there was a treble for Harry Bentley on board Hurricane Rock, Eesha Beauty, and Iftitah.

At Bellewstown, there was a double for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh with Low Sun and Mystic Theatre. It is thought Mystic Theatre will now go on to the mares race in Down Royal at the James Nicholson meeting. The bumper at Bellewstown went to Youghal by the Sea for Gordon Elliott the horse is owned the father of Davy Russell Jerry. At Tipperary, Realtra landed her second Irish Group Three prize of the campaign when outclassing her rivals in the Fairy Bridge Stakes. Willie Mullins made it a personal treble across the cards as Riven Light won.There was a double for Aidan and Donnacha O'Brien as Sizzling and Squire's Tale obliged for the master of Ballydoyle. Comhghairdeas landed some nice bets when taking the five-furlong handicap. Comhghairdeas was advised to our members 1pt each way at 9/1.


Friday, we start at Sandown where there was a double for Richard Hannon with Bathsheba Bay and Rum Runner. At Thirsk, Richard Fahey was on target with Exhort in the Fillies Novice Stakes. The feature race the six-furlong handicap went to Keith Dalgleish and Rowan Scott with El Hombre who has had a great season to date. El Hombre was advised to our members 1pt each way at 6/1. At Bangor, Dan Skelton and Donald McCain keep their good runs going as Ckalco Des Loges and Prince Khurram were victorious. At Down Royal, the feature race a three-mile hurdle saw Rashaan get better of Wakea by a short head. I think that Wakea is well handicapped and his turn is coming. There was a double on the card for Dermot Anthony McLoughlin with Dixie Lee and Uptake.


Saturday, we start at Chester where it was very much Richard Fahey's day with a treble. Powerallied made it a third course and distance win when taking the five-furlong handicap. Powerallied was advised to our members 1pt each way at 7/1.  The class 2 seven furlong handicap went to Penwortham making it a double for Fahey. The treble was completed by Boundsy. At Sandown, Justice Lady finished with a rattle to claim top honors in the Betfinder By BetBright Handicap for David ElsworthAljazzi stormed to victory in the Atalanta Stakes coming home three lengths clear of Nathra with Tisbutadream back in third. Tisbutadream was advised to our members 1pt each way at 10/1Charlie Appleby was delighted to see his confidence justified as Masar stamped his class on the BetBright Solario Stakes a group 3. Richard Fahey made it a personal four timer on the day as Crownthorpe took the nursery. At Beverley, the Beverley bullet sprint was the feature it saw Take Cover roll back the years winning by a length from Final Venture. The Richard Fahey across the card five- timer arrived as Society Red took the 45k STG handicap.

At Newton Abbot, there was a class 2 handicap hurdle worth 36K STG it went in emphatic style to Golden Birthday who ran out a ten length winner over Wait For Me. Harry Fry and Noel Fehily are very much a combination to monitor in the Autumn.  At Hamilton, there was a treble for jockey Kevin Stott on board Jessinamillion, Magic Jazz and Al Hawraa. The last two horses were a double for Kevin Ryan. The fillies handicap saw Whatsthemessage made it a four timer for Keith Dalgleish getting up on the line to nail Isabella. Whatsthemessage advised to our members 3pts win at 2/1 completing a great Saturday for us. Dalgleish completed a double with Taxmeifyoucan. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Ryan Moore on board Global Passion and Blushing Rose. There was also a double for Mark Johnston with Cape Bunting and Marsham Star who took the 80K STG seven-furlong handicap. At Navan, the regally bred Goldrush bolted up in the one-mile maiden. Goldrush could be very smart. Intelligence Cross finally got off pace making duties to run his own race and duly won for Aidan and Donnacha O'Brien. At Wexford, A Rated took the feature race for Liam Kenny.


Sunday, we start at Worcester where there was a double for young James Bowen on board The Kid and Mister Mister.It was the first win over fences for Mad Jack Mytton who bolted up by fifteen lengths. I think Mad Jack Mytton could make into a Bet Victor Gold Cup horse. At Brighton, there was a double for Adam Kirby on board Impressive Day and Her Terms. There was redemption for Buzz Lightyere who went close at Brighton last time out. There was no mistake this time as Buzz Lightyere took the finale.