Ten To Follow 23.01.2019

Posted 25 days ago
Wilde Blue Yonder

It was a potentially high scoring week for Ten To Follow players with 8 point scoring races shared across 3 racecourses. 

The action started with a Listed Race at Market Rasen which saw Who What When win in good style. The Murty McGrath trained horse is relatively new to the racecourse and so wasn't selected by any of our players. Nevertheless she has now had 2 wins from 2 starts, and so could be one to keep an eye out for in the future. 

The rest of the point scoring racing all took place at Ascot and Haydock on Saturday and saw 210 points up for grabs. The Ascot action started with the progressive Magic Of Light fending off Jester Jet to win a Grade 2 hurdle race. However, as Magic Of Light has spent most of her racing career in Ireland she wasn't picked by any players. The next race saw Ballymoy put in a commanding performance to secure victory in a Grade 3 race, and 25 points for Paul Moloney who was the only player to select the horse. The final point scoring race at Ascot was the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase and saw Altior make it 17 in 17 over jumps, dominating a small field to win by 7 lengths, and securing another 35 points for 239 Ten To Follow teams.       

Up at Haydock Park there were four Grade 2 races to compete for. The first of these was won by the Charlie Longsdon trained Castafiore who stayed on well to defy her 28/1 starting price and win by 5 lengths. The second was won by the Nicky Henderson trained Mister Fisher who ran well and confirmed himself as another high-class prospect for the Seven Barrows team. Congratulations to Ten To Follow players Phil Stubbs and John Tillett, who each secured 30 points. The third points race at Haydock was The Champion Hurdle Trial Hurdle and was won by Global Citizen and jockey David Bass, gaining 30 points for Gary Hutt, Doug Miles and Patrick Stroudley. The final point scoring race of the week saw Wakanda return to winning ways for trainer Sue Smith, however unfortunately this wasn't a point scoring race for players.

With 5 of the 8 races seeing players score points there has been some change at the top of the leader board. Leading the way is Gary Hutt on 310, with Alan Wellsteed, Derek Latham and Phil Stubbs following close behind in joint 2nd. All the latest scores can be found here.  

Position    Name & Team Team Score
1 Gary Hutt (9) 310
2 Alan Wellsteed (8)

280

2 Derek Latham (2)

280

2 Phil Stubbs (9) 280
5 Matthew Taylor (3) 275
5 Paul Moloney (3) 275
7 Paul Moloney (1) 270
7 Matthew Taylor (5) 270
7 Alan Wellsteed (10) 270
7 Gary Hutt  (4) 270
11 Adrian Judd (6)

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