Ten to Follow 09.10.19

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With the eyes of the racing world on ParisLongchamp this week it has been a fairly quiet period in our Ten to Follow competition.

The point scoring action in Great Britain started on Friday at Ascot Racecourse. The Listed Noel Murless Stakes got us underway and was won by the highly progressive Hereby who improved again stepped up in distance to win for the fifth time in only seven starts.

Saturday saw Ascot play host to another four point scoring races, starting with a Listed sprint contest which saw Dakota Gold return to winning ways to win for the fifth time this season. The Group 3 Cumberland Lodge Stakes came next and Morando strode clear for an emphatic six length victory under Silvestre De Sousa. The Bengough Stakes Group 3 saw Royal Ascot winner Cape Byron achieve his first win at Group level, striding out well to win comfortably by two lengths. The final point scoring opportunity at Ascot was another Listed contest, and it saw Silvestre De Sousa pick up his second win of the day as he rode Di Fede to victory.

The feature race of the day in Great Britain, the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes, took place on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course. The race was packed with talented fillies and mares with the likes of Hermosa, Veracious, Iridessa and Laurens all taking part. However, it was former 1000 Guineas winner Billesdon Brook who got home in front, returning to the scene of her greatest triumph to claim the second Group 1 victory of her career. A special mention must be given to Laurens who was attempting to finish her racing career with a final Group 1 victory. It wasn’t to be for her on the day, but after winning six Group 1 contests in three different countries there is no doubt she has been a marvellous horse to follow for her owners and all of her fans.

The final point scoring races took place at Redcar. The first was their Two Year Old Trophy Listed race, and saw Summer Sands confirm his high-class as he justified favouritism to win by just under three lengths. This was followed by another Listed contest which was won well by Main Edition for Joe Fanning and Mark Johnston.

Unfortunately, none of the winning horses from the last week have been selected by any players, and as a result the leader board remains unchanged. The full standings can be viewed here.

Position Name Score
1 Paul Timms (4) 655
1 Alan Wellsteed (10) 655
1 Alan Wellsteed (1) 655
4 Graham Hoskin (1) 620
5 Tony Ling (1) 615
6 Ben Cook (2) 600
6 Alan Wellsteed (3) 600
6 Alan Wellsteed (8) 600
9 Mervyn Broom (5) 585
10 Paul Timms (1) 575