The Racing Week That Was 9/9/18


Monday, we start at Brighton De Vegas Kid made it two wins in 24 hours for Poppy Bridgewater. At Ffos Las, there was a treble for Edward Greatrex on board Captain Lars, Enchanted Linda, and Amplification. At Windsor, there was a double for Richard Hannon with Dirty Rascal and Rollicking. At Newcastle, Karl Burke was on target with Mistress Of Love. At Roscommon, Unconsidered outsider Flicker Flame stormed home in the Roscommon Apprentice Maiden to give trainer Joseph O'Brien an almost 500-1 treble on the card at the Connacht track. His other two winners on the card were Cosmic Horizon (7/4f) and Best Not Argue at 6/1. The treble paid 499.5/1. Landline advised to our members(1pt each way) 4/1 won the division 2 of the seven-furlong handicap. Espoir D'Soleil advised to our members(1pt each way) 6/1 placed in the fillies handicap. Landline 540 Roscommon 4/1 & Espoir D'Soleil 640 Roscommon 6/1 advised to our members 0.5pt each way Double both placed.


Tuesday, we start at Naas. Aidan O'Brien doubled-up when Saracen Knight (5s into 4s) impressed off a 311-day break in the Naas Membership Race. Twelve to one chance Isle Of Innisfree (Seamie Heffernan) got it done earlier on the card for Aidan O'Brien, and his son Donnacha was aboard Saracen Knight. At Goodwood, Soldier In Action got it done for Mark Johnston and Silvestre De Sousa following up a recent good run at York. Soldier In Action advised to our members(1pt each way) 7/2. At Stratford, there was a double for DR. Richard Newland with Henry Smith and Mr. Caffrey. At Leicester, there was a double for Jim Crowley on board Blame Roberta and Tahreek. At Kempton, there was a treble for Silvestre De Sousa on board Dark Side Dream, Goodwood Showman, and Fivetwoeight.


Wednesday, we start at Lingfield there was a double for Jim Crowley with El Ghazwani and Pact Of Steel. At Bath, there was another winner for Poppy Bridgewater on Red Alert. At Southwell, there was a double for Peter Bowen with Dotties Dilema and Play The Ace. The Jam Man had another successful raid from the UK for Ronan McNally. The Jam Man was advised to our members(2.5pts win) 7/4. At Ffos Las, there was a winner for Sir Mark Prescott with Altra Vita. At Wolverhampton, the feature race went to Thunderbolt Rocks for Hugo Palmer. At Gowran, there was a double for Aidan O'Brien with Western Australia and Prepare For Battle.


Thursday, we start at Laytown. Our syndicate horse Alfirak ran in the 515 at Laytown. It was a great thrill to be involved in one of the worlds unique racing events. We got a great spin from Patrick Mullins who was a major positive, giving us great feedback.  We had a big job on the form book. Jamie Osbourne won with Waqaas who is rated 28 pounds above Alfirak and we have to give him 3 pounds so in effect 31 pounds worse. We expected a decent run from Alfirak we got it and third was a good effort. Alfirak will drive on now and will be out at Dundalk on 21-9-18. We are looking forward to Alfirak running through the winter. A good day got even better for Jamie Osborne and Melbourne 10 Racing at Laytown, as Monumental Man completed a treble for them in the Bohan Hyland & Associates Handicap. Florencio and of course Waqaas. At Salisbury, there was a double for Oisin Murphy on board Poet's Vanity and Headland.

At Sedgefield, there was a four-timer for Gordon Elliott with Make My Heart Fly, High Expectations, Kings Song and Dinons. There was another winning Irish horse on the card as De Baba Elephant won for Ronan McNally. De Baba Elephant was advised to our members(2pts win) 2/1. At Haydock, there was a double for Clifford Lee and Karl Burke with Mijack and Kadar. At Carlisle, there was a double for Ben Curtis on board Collide and Snookered. At Chelmsford, Saeed Bin Suroor was on target with Welsh Lord.


Friday, we start at Ascot. It was another winner for Andrew Balding with Isomer. At Newcastle, Mark Johnston was on target with Massam. At Musselburgh, there was a treble for Joe Fanning with Sky Defender, Primo's Comet and Viscount Loftus. At Haydock, the feature race went to Hart Stopper under Richard Kingscote. At Kempton, there was a treble for Hugo Palmer with Artois, Almufti, and Mootasi. At Down Royal, the Ulster Cesarwitch went to Waterville Dancer for Charles Byrnes. At Kilbeggan, Fully Cry took the feature race. I reckon Jamie McGarvey had very little luck on Oathkeeper and this horse should be watched next time.


Saturday we start at Ascot. There was a double for John Gosden with Shambolic and First Eleven. At Haydock, it was sprint cup day. Harry Angel was looking to defend his crown. It was not to be as he faded at the one furlong out point having had a good position. The race went to the wonderful The Tin Man who was a worthy winner on the day. At Thirsk, there was a double for jockey Patrick Mathers on board Five Amarones and Queen Penn. At Kempton, it was all about the return of Enable. The race itself saw Enable make all the running and control the race. Enable was impressive defeating Crystal Ocean by three and a half lengths. John Gosden completed a double with Kessaar. At Stratford, Richard Johnson was on target with Richard Johnson. At Wolverhampton, Rene Mathis took the claimer. At Wexford, Gavin Cromwell was on target with Biddy The Boss. At Navan, there was a double for Sean Davis on board Only Spoofing and Dragons Call. Aidan O'Brien had a double with Battle Of Jericho and North Face. The finale went to Rocky Blue. It was a good day for our members. Rocky Blue was advised to our members(1pt each way) at 13/2.


Sunday, we start at Listowel. Paul Townend took day one of the Listowel Festival by storm when partnering an 88/1 four-timer with Camelia De Cotte making it four winners in just over an hour and a half for the former champion in the Cheesestrings Mares Novice Chase.Townend partnered four winners in a row on this all National Hunt card with Wicklow Brave readily landing prohibitive odds of 1/16 before Percy Veer (3/1) and Humm Baby (5/1) gained more hard-earned victories. The feature race went to Black Scorpion who bolted up. It was another winning day for our members as Black Scorpion was advised to our members(1pt each way) at 8/1. Limato continued his recent revival as he made his class count in the Ryedale House Garrowby Stakes at York. Recoletos swooped in the final strides to land the Group One Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp.