Ten to Follow 26.09.2019
There was plenty of point scoring action for players to enjoy this week with Group racing at Newbury and Ayr along with Listed contests at Great Yarmouth and Sandown Park.
The point scoring racing got underway at Sandown Park, and the Listed contest gave King Of Change the perfect opportunity to prove his class on his first run since he finished second in the 2000 Guineas. There was also action at great Yarmouth where Fanny Logan made light work of her rivals to land the Listed race. Congratulations to David Marshall who was the only player to pick the John Gosden trained horse and score the 20 points.
Thursday saw the start of the pattern action up at Ayr Racecourse. It was another Listed race which was won well be Encapsulation under Ben Curtis. Encapsulation showed her true colours in the race, running on strongly to land the prize.
The point scoring action continued at Ayr with two Listed races, the Rosebery Stakes and the Sprint Stakes. The former was won by Piece Of Paradise who kept on well under jockey Chris Hayes to win at a big price. The latter saw Lady In France battle well with jockey Ben Curtis, and she could be one to look out for at Group level in the future.
Down at Newbury Racecourse the Dubai Duty Free Cup Stakes was won by Tabarrak and Jim Crowley. Tabarrak put in a good performance to justify his short price and get home in front.
The point scoring action continued at Ayr and Newbury on Saturday. The Group 3 contest at Ayr was won by Rose Of Kildare who took the lead close to home and stayed on well to win by half a length.
There were three point scoring opportunities at Newbury, starting with two Group 3 races which provided jockey Jamie Spencer with a quick fire double. The first was under Maid In India who kept on well to beat the inform Dakota Gold. The second saw Desert Encounter pick up his third win in a row under a classic Jamie Spencer ride. Desert Encounter will now try his hand internationally as he heads over the Atlantic to run in Canada. The final race was the feature Mill Reef Stakes which was won by Pierre Lapin who put in an impressive run under Andrea Atzeni to readily take the Group 2 race. Well done to Judy Atkinson and Joseph Williams who were the only players to pick the Roger Varian trained horse and score 30 points.
With only two of the winning horses scoring points for players it remains tight at the top of the leader board. However, there is plenty of point scoring action to come, with feature meetings still to take place at Newmarket and Ascot. The full standings can be seen 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||Mervyn Broom (5)||585|
|10||Paul Timms (1)||575|