The Racing Week That Was 9/7/17


Monday , we start at Pontefract. The feature race the six furlong conditions stakes went to Zaman for Godolphin , Charle Appleby and William Buick. At Wolverhampton, Silvestre De Sousa kept his great run as he punched Global Humor to victory in the seven furlong novice stakes. Global Humor was advised to our members 3pts win at 6/4. At Windsor,  Silvestre De Sousa made it a double on the day as he partnered Asaas to victory. At Hamilton, Ruth Carr kept her excellent form up as she enjoyed a double with Exotic Guest and Be Perfect.


Tuesday, we start at Hamilton where there was a double for Irish trainer Pat Shanahan with Wee Jock and Sharp Defence. At Brighton, Silvestre De Sousa was on target with Swilly Sunset. Olly Murphy made a dream start to his training career as his first runner Dove Mountain claimed victory. Olly Murphy is the former assistant to Gordon Elliott and provided the right horses looks certain to do well. At Chepstow, thee was a double for Adam Kirby with See The Master and The Detainee. There was also a dead heat on the card between Rahmah and Ya Jammeel. At Stratford, there was a double for Sam Twiston-Davies on board Vosne Romanee and Braquer D'or. There was a successful raid by Gavin Cromwell from Ireland as the well backed Soleglad took the bumper. At Gowran, there was a double for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane with Masucci and Elegant Pose. There was also a double for Kevin Manning with Level Of Intensity and Pearl Of The West.


Wednesday, we start at Thirsk. There was yet another double for Silvestre De Sousa with Give Em A Clump and Sir Billy Wright. There was also a double on the card Phillip Makin on board Mango Chutney and El Cap. At Perth, there was a double for Davy Russell and Gordon Elliott with Fagan and Penny Jane. At Worcester, there was a double for trainer Peter Bowen with Dr Robin and Get Home Now.  At Bath, there was a double for Jim Crowley with Balestra and I'vegotthepower. At Kempton, there was a Ryan Moore milestone who reached 2,000 Flat winners in Britain. This was achieved with a double on the night for Ryan Moore on board Billesdon Brook and Gibbs Hill. At Fairyhouse, Roger Varian continued his rich vein of form, with another successful raid on Ireland with Realtra in the Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse. Realtra was advised to our members 1pt each way at 5/1. There was a (30% Rule 4 deduction)


Thursday, we start at Yarmouth there was a double for Andrea Atzeni with Glorvina and Cherry Kool. There was also a double for Luke Morris with Turning Gold and Alermaratalyoum. At Haydock there was yet another winner for Richard Kingscote who rides Haydock very well won on board Our Man In Havana. At Perth, there was a double for the combination of Tom George and Adrian Heskin with Otter Moon and Noche De Reyes. There was also a double at Perth for the combination of Feargal O'Brien and Paddy Brennan with Grageelah Girl and Tangolan. At Newbury, there was a winner for Paul Cole and Fran Berry with Musical Art. At Epsom, there was a winner with Star Of Lombardy for Mark Johnston and Joe Fanning. At Bellewstown, there was a pair of doubles for Declan McDonagh with Suburban Sky and Red Sabor. The other man with a double at Bellewstown was Colin Keane on board Song Of Namibia and Golden Spell. At Tipperary, the Grimes hurdle went in impressive style to Plinth who was a ready winner. The concluding maiden hurdle went to Timi Roll for Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh.  The day ended with the news that Alan King handed £2,000 fine following Yanworth’s failed Cheltenham Festival drugs test.


Friday, we start at Sandown there was a double for Andrea Atzeni on board UAE King and Euginio who got the better of Beardwood in a tremendous finish. Beardwood was advised to our members 1pt each way at 5/1. The was redemption after a Royal Ascot defeat for Havana Grey who took the Dragon Stakes in great style. At Doncaster, there was a winner for Luca Cumani and Jamie Spencer with Pleasant Surprise. At Newton Abbott, there was a double for David Bridgewater and Tom Scudamore with Buble and Fort Gabriel. At Haydock, as mentioned in yesterdays review Richard Kingscote who rides Haydock very well was at it again. There was a remarkable four timer for Richard Kingscote with Punkawallah, Calder Prince, Azaly and Teodoro. At Chelmsford, there was a double for Saeed Bin Suroor with Golden Goal and Mutarabby who was the first leg of a double for Kieran Shoemark. The Shoemark double was completed with Watheer. At Beverley , there was a treble for Paul Hanagan and Richard Fahey with Wirral Girl and Vaulted. The treble was completed with Chiswick Bey who dead heated with Iberica Road.

At Wexford, the feature race went to Peregrine Run who saw of Dicosimo in a good finish. There was a double for Willie Mullins with Rathvinden and Smooth River. At Bellewstown, there was a double for Michael Halford for Allography and Cloudy Miss. There was a double for Pat Smullen with Tamboureen and Rose Anjou. There was a first winner for Kerri Lyons daughter of Ger Lyons on board Sandstorming.


Saturday, we start at Sandown. The Group 3 Coral charge saw a brilliant display from Battaash who broke the track record on the way to a three and a quarter length victory. Battaash  could well go on to the top as a sprinter. There was a double for Sir Michael Stoute. El Hayem got the double going for Stoute. The second leg of the double came in the Coral Eclipse. It produced one of the best races of the season to date. Prior to the race the one three year old I did like was Barney Roy who if he stayed and indeed settled had to go close. The horse I liked was Ulysses  a son of Galileo and a winner over course and distance already. Ulysses traveled brilliantly at Royal Ascot behind Highland Reel in the Prince Of Wales. Ulysses looked a winner for a long way that day. The race worked out that way. Cliffs Of Moher was hampered early on and in truth never got competitive. The conclusion of the race saw a tremendous battle between Barney Roy and Ulysses. The two horses fought tooth and nail for the last furlong. Ulysses got the verdict by a nose, Barney Roy ran brilliantly in defeat. Ulysses was advised to our members 1pt each way at 8/1.

At Leicester, there was a double for Mick Channon and John Egan with Milton Road and Amelia Dream. At Beverley, Jive Talking was a very impressive winner for Michael Bell and Louis Steward. At Haydock, there was a double for John Gosden and Robert Tart with Zenon and The Black Princess.  The Old Newton Cup was landed in a 25/1 boil over by Dylan Mouth. At Nottingham, there was a winner for Silvestre De Sousa with Falak. At Carlilse, there was a winner for Sir Michael Stoute with Nadaitak. At Naas, there was a treble for Donnacha O'Brien on board Seahenge, Music Box and Eagle Spirit. At Bellewstown, there was a remarkable night for owner JP McManus who had a five timer. The horses were, Tigris River, Steamboat Quay, Aeglos, Timiyan and Tower Bridge.


Sunday, we start at Limerick. There was a treble for Davy Russell on board, An Caisteal Nua ,Knockmaole Boy and Denham Sound. The first two named horses formed a double for Gordon Elliott. There was a double for Charles Byrnes with Denham Sound and Rock On Fruity who broke his duck over fences in the Galway Plate trial. The bumper went to Ainsi Va La Vie who bolted up by ten lengths for Willie and Patrick Mullins. At Chantilly, Thunder Snow took the Prix Jean Prat for Godolphin, advertising the form of Barney Roy in the process. At Market Rasen, the feature race went to The Tourad Man for Alan King and Kevin Dowling. There was a thirty four length win for Work In Progress in the novice chase for Dan and Harry Skelton. At Ayr, there was a double for trainer Roger Fell and jockey Tony Hamilton with Zodiakos and Two For Two.