Ten to Follow 11.09.2019

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  • Point scoring action from four racecourses
  • A Ten to Follow bonus race at Haydock Park
  • Another Stakes victory for trainer John Gosden

The point scoring action got underway at Salisbury Racecourse with a Group 3 Fillies’ Stakes which saw Dark Lady gain her first victory at Group level for trainer Richard Hannon and jockey Pat Dobbs. The Hannon trained filly just held on from the fast finishing Millisle to get home in front and take the prize. 

Haydock Park hosted three point scoring races this week. The first of these, a Group 3 race, saw Great Scot make all thanks to a tactical ride by Richard Kingscote. Great Scot ran on well to draw clear inside the final furlong and beat Matterhorn by just over three and a half lengths. A Listed contest came next, and saw Pyledriver defy to odds to get home in front for trainer William Muir and jockey P J McDonald. However, neither of these horses were selected by any Ten to Follow players, and so no points were scored.

The feature race of the week was the Group 1 Betfair Sprint Cup Stakes. It was a competitive contest with three horses going off as co-favourites, and it was Hello Youmzain that delivered under James Doyle, making all to prove himself the sprint king. This was a Ten to Follow bonus race, and a result Hello Youmzain’s victory scored 55 points for 6 different teams.  

There was also some all-weather point scoring action on Saturday at Kempton Park. The Group 3 September Stakes was won by Royal Line to add another Stakes victory to John Gosden’s 2019 tally. The Group 3 Sirenia Stakes was won by Streamline for trainer Clive Cox, and provided jockey Hector Crouch with his first victory at Group level.

The final point scoring race of the week took place on Sunday at York, and saw Dakota Gold produce another power-packed display of sprinting to win comfortably under Connor Beasley for Michael Dods.

With Hello Youmzain being the only pick to score points for players this week the top of the leader board remains unchanged with Paul Timms and Alan Wellsteed in joint first place on 625 points apiece. The full standings can be viewed here.    

Position Name Score
1 Paul Timms (4) 625
1 Alan Wellsteed (10) 625
1 Alan Wellsteed (1) 625
4 Graham Hoskin (1) 590
5 Tony Ling (1) 585
6 Alan Wellsteed (8) 570
6 Alan Wellsteed (3) 570
6 Ben Cook (2) 570
9 Mervyn Broom (5) 555
10 Paul Timms (1) 545