The Racing Week That Was 4/3/18


Monday, the looming threat of bad weather has dominated the headlines over the last few days. On the track, we start at Ayr. There was a remarkable four-timer for jockey Ross Chapman. The four horses were Presented, The Delray Munky, Bulls Head, and Instingtive. At Plumpton, the Moore team were on target with Not Never. There was a winner for DR Richard Newland with Greyed A who got the rub of the green when left clear.Greyed A advised to our members' 2.5pts win at 6/4  (Rule 4 deduction). At Lingfield, the feature race went to Richard Hannon with Sotomayor. At Wolverhampton, there was a treble for Martin Harley on board TY Rock Brandy, Inn The Bull and Midnightly.


Tuesday, the weather continued to play havoc. We start at Lingfield, there was a double for Ryan Moore and Jeremy Noseda. The horses were Walk In The Sun and Abe Lincoln. The other card to survive was Chelmsford. There was a winner for Olly Murphy in the finale with Avocet.


Wednesday, the same story weather-wise. The only card to survive was Wolverhampton. Olly Murphy got his fiftieth winner as a trainer as Compatriot won under Jamie Spencer. There was a double for trainer Tony Carroll with Upavon and Jeremy's Jet.


ThursdayNinety horses have been left in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on April 14 following the latest forfeit stage. The Uk & Ireland is gripped by a big freeze but Cheltenham clerk of the course Simon Claisse expects much milder weather during Festival weekBen Pauling has admitted defeat in his attempt to get Willoughby Court to the Cheltenham Festival. At Meydan, the feature race was the UAE Oaks it went the way of Rayya for Pat Dobbs and Doug Watson.


Friday, the only card that survived was a jumpers bumper card at Southwell. There was a treble for Donald McCain with Fin And Game, Good Tradition and Swashbuckle. Brian Ellison is to send Definitly Red on the short journey to his neighbour Richard Fahey's stables for a workout on Saturday morning as part of his preparation for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.


Saturday, we start at Lingfield. The performance of the day went to Headway who made up a huge amount of ground inside the final furlong to win. It was a good day for our members as we found two winners at Lingfield. Encore d'Or was advised to our members' 2pts win at 7/2 taking the five-furlong handicap. Authors Dream advised to our members' 2pts win at 7/4 won the finale. We also had a nice multiple. Encore d'Or 255 Lingfield( 7/2) & Authors Dream 510 Lingfield 7/4 advised as part of a 0.5pt win Trixie both won. At Newcastle, there was a treble for Brian Ellison with Forest Bihan, Ballyvic Boru, and Jamacho. At Chelmsford, the feature race went to Bear Valley.


Sunday, we start at the only meeting Southwell. There was a double for Ivan Furtado with African Trader and Check 'em Tuesday. The going at Cheltenham was on Sunday morning changed to soft, good to soft in places, on all three tracks.