Ten to Follow 10.07.2019

Posted 2 years ago

This update includes:

  • Action from Sandown Park, Haydock Park and Pontefract
  • A Ten to Follow bonus race, the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse
  • The return of duel Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable to the racecourse

The point scoring action started on Friday at Sandown Park with the Listed Dragon Stakes over 5f. This race saw Liberty Beach confirm herself as a very smart sprinting juvenile as she put in an impressive performance to win by over three lengths. Well done to Mervyn Broom who was the only player to include the John Quinn horse in his selections and score 20 points. The second Listed race of the day was the Gala Stakes over 1m2f. This contest saw Elarqam hold on well for jockey Jim Crowley to win by just a head and score 20 points for three Ten to Follow players.

Saturday’s point scoring racing took place at Haydock Park and Sandown Park. Haydock played host to the Group 2 Lancashire Oaks where the John Gosden trained Enbihaar got her neck in front to take the prize ahead of Dramatic Queen.

The other four point scoring opportunities were at Sandown Park, and started with the Group 3 Coral Charge where Kurious stayed on strongly for trainer Henry Candy and jockey Harry Bentley to win by three-quarters of a length. The Coral Distaff Listed race was next and favourite Hidden Message put in a good performance for William Haggas and Oisin Murphy to take the prize. The final Listed race was the Coral Marathon where Falcon Eight was driven to lead in the last strides by jockey Frankie Dettori to snatch victory from Sir Michael Stoute’s Mekong. However, none of these horses where picked by any Ten to Follow players and so no points were scored.

The feature race of the day was the Group 1 Coral-Eclipse, and all eyes were on duel Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable who was making her seasonal return to the racecourse and facing up against old rival Magical once again. Magical stayed on well under Ryan Moore but Enable once again proved her class, running impressively to earn a commanding victory. This result was popular throughout the racing world, and also with Ten to Follow players as 55 points were scored by 108 different teams.

The final point scoring race of this update took place at Pontefract on Tuesday. The Listed Pipalong Stakes saw trainer Richard Fahey and jockey Paul Hanagan deliver an unexpected result as Exhort flew at the finish to beat Classic winner Billesdon Brook into second place. Exhort wasn’t included in any Ten to Follow teams, and so no points were gained as a result of her victory.

After another week of action the leader board is starting to take shape. There are now six teams tied for the lead on 325 points, with an additional five teams close behind on 300. The full standings can be viewed here.

Position Name Score
1 Alan Wellsteed (3) 325
1 Paul Timms (4) 325
1 Graham Hoskin (1) 325
1 Alan Wellsteed (1) 325
1 Alan Wellsteed (10) 325
1 Alan Wellsteed (8) 325
7 Tony Ling (1) 300
7 Mervyn Broom (5) 300
7 David Arman (1) 300
7 Paul Timms (6) 300