Ten To Follow 18.10.2019
Most of the point scoring action since the last update took place at Newmarket Racecourse during the Dubai Future Champions Festival.
Friday’s racing provided players with five point scoring opportunities, and it didn’t take some long to score as Good Vibes toughed it out under Richard Kingscote to take the Group 3 Cornwallis Stakes. Congratulations to players Graham Barton and Mervyn Broom who before secured 25 points for the win. The next race was a Group 3 contest for Fillies and it saw Rose Of Kildare continue her remarkable season, picking up her second Group 3 victory and proving to be quite the steal for just a 3000 guineas purchase price!
Next up was a Group 2 race and it saw Mustashry record his first victory since the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes as he stayed on strongly to deny Limato by just over a length. This was a good result for players as it saw 60 teams pick up 30 valuable points. The feature bet365 Fillies’ Mile came next and saw Quadrilateral battle impressively to get home in front and cement her place at the head of the 1000 Guineas market. However, as Quadrilateral didn’t make her racecourse debut until after this competition had started the result didn’t score any points for players.
The final race on the card at Newmarket on Friday was the Darley Pride Stakes Group 3, and once again Fanny Logan delivered, recording her fourth Stakes victory in as many races. Congratulations again to David Marshall who was the only player to pick Fanny Logan and score 25 points.
The first two point scoring opportunities at Newmarket on Saturday were both Group 3 contests. The first was won by Max Vega who drew clear in the final furlong to get home in front under Harry Bentley. The second saw a battle between the boys in blue develop in the closing stages as Military March and Al Suhail were neck and neck coming towards the line. Al Suhail took the lead, but Military March battled back well under Oisin Murphy to get back in front and win by half a length.
The Darley Dewhurst Stakes cam next and saw the much-anticipated return of Puinatubo to the racecourse. Unbeaten in five starts the Charlie Appleby horse was the hot favourite to take the Group 1 prize, and he delivered staying on well on the soft ground to win by two lengths and maintain his unbeaten record. Well done to Joseph Williams, John Tillett and Mervyn Broom who all gained 35 points for the win.
The day ended with a Listed contest, won by Richenza, and a final Group 3, won by Feliciana De Vega. Both of these horses were ridden by Harry Bentley for trainer Ralph Beckett. This duo had a fantastic day on the Rowley Mile, also winning the opening two contests to record a 3840 to 1 four timer!
Away from Newmarket Aberama Gold won a Listed race at York, and on Wednesday Sapa Inca won a Listed race at Bath. However, neither of these results scored any points for players.
There were some good results for players this week which has caused a fair bit of movement further down the leader board. However it remains tight at the top between Paul Timms and Alan Wellsteed and the only horse that can separate them is Alan’s pick of Magna Grecia who has been declared in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot this Saturday! The full standings can be viewed here.
|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||Tony Ling (2)||590|
|9||Mervyn Broom (8)||590|