Ten to Follow 28.06.19

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Ascot Finish Crowd

Ten to Follow Flat 27/06/2019

Welcome to the Racegoers Club 2019 Ten to Follow Flat competition. This first update will take you through all the point scoring action from Royal Ascot and tell you who has broken out from the stalls well to take up the running at the top of the table!

Remember, every point-scoring race at Royal Ascot was a bonus race so each winner receives an additional 20 points.

Tuesday

Tuesday’s action got underway with the Queen Anne and saw Lord Glitters win by a neck for David O’Meara and Daniel Tudhope. The Coventry Stakes was next and provided the combination of Aiden O’Brien and Ryan Moore with their first winner of the week as Arizona justified favouritism to get home in front. It was the Godolphin blue colours that were the next to enter the Winner’s Enclosure as Blue Point put in an impressive performance in the King’s Stand to once again get the better of rival Battaash at Royal Ascot. The St. James Palace Stakes provided O’Brien and Moore with a double on the day as Circus Maximus managed to hold off the fast finishing King Of Comedy to win by a neck. The final point scoring race of the day was the Listed Wolferton Stakes and saw former Lincoln winner Addeybb relish the soft conditions to put in a commanding performance and win by two and a half lengths.

Horse

Points

Scoring Teams

Lord Glitters

55

0

Arizona

50

14

Blue Point

55

67

Circus
Maximus

55

5

Addeybb

40

0


Wednesday

The Queen Mary got Wednesday’s racing started and provided racing fans with their first flying dismount of the week as Raffle Prize took the prize for Frankie Dettori and Mark Johnston. Dashing Willoughby struck next in the Queen’s Vase staying on gamely to take the race by half a length for jockey Oisin Murphy. The Prince of Wales was the feature race of the day and rewarded Crystal Ocean with a richly deserved Group 1 victory as he and Frankie Dettori got home in front. Move Swiftly won the Duke Of Cambridge stakes adding another Royal Ascot victory to Daniel Tudhope’s name and Southern Hills won the Windsor Castle Stakes to give Ryan Moore his third win of the week.

Horse

Points

Scoring Teams

Raffle Prize

50

0

Dashing Willoughby

50

0

Crystal Ocean

55

85

Move Swiftly

50

0

Southern Hills

40

0

Thursday

This year the Thursday of Royal Ascot belonged to one man, Frankie Dettori! There were four point-scoring races on the day and Frankie managed to win all four of them. A’Ali got him underway in the Norfolk Stakes and Sangarius made it two from two for Frankie in the Hampton Court Stakes. The Ribblesdale made it three as Star Catcher ran impressively to hold off the favourite Fleeting by one and a half lengths. The feature race of the day was of course the Gold Cup and Stradivarius was all class, making it back-to-back Gold Cup victories for the champion stayer.  

Horse

Points

Scoring Teams

A’Ali

50

0

Sangarius

45

5

Star Catcher

50

0

Stradivarius

55

146


Friday

The Group 3 Albany was the first race on Friday and gave young David Egan his first Royal Ascot winner as Daahyeh proved a worthy favourite staying on strongly to win by a length and a half. The King Edward VII Stakes saw Japan put in a very impressive performance to power clear under Ryan Moore to take the prize. Advertise enjoyed the drop back the 6f in the Commonwealth Cup as he put his 2000 Guineas run behind him to power home in 1st place. There was an unexpected result in the final point-scoring race of the day as English and Irish Classic winner Hermosa had to settle for second behind French raider Watch Me and Pierre-Charles Boudot.

Horse

Points

Scoring Teams

Daahyeh

45

0

Japan

50

66

Advertise

55

2

Watch Me

55

0


Saturday

Pinatubo was the first winner of Saturday in the Listed Chesham Stakes, he put in a strong performance to deny the hotly fancied Lope Y Fernandez by three and a quarter lengths. The next race was all about space, as Space Traveller and Space Blues fought it out in the final furlong. It was the outsider Space Traveller that managed to get home first, topping off a fantastic week for jockey Daniel Tudhope. Defoe ran well to win the Hardwicke for Andrea Atzeni and Roger Varian, but the day belonged to Blue Point as he became the first horse since Chosir in 2003 to complete the Royal Ascot sprint double when he won the Diamond Jubilee Stakes under jockey James Doyle.  

Horse

Points

Scoring Teams

Pinatubo

40

5

Space Traveller

45

0

Defoe

50

8

Blue Point

55

67

The First Top Ten

The top of the table currently sees 12 teams sharing first place on 270 with the next highest scoring team being just 50 points behind on 220. To view the full table please click here.

Position Name Score
1 Trevor Shaw (2) 270
1 Penny Waddell (5) 270
1 Michael Moysey (1) 270
1 Alan Wellsteed (1) 270
1 Alan Wellsteed (9) 270
1 Alan Wellsteed (10) 270
1 John Blee (1) 270
1 Alan Wellsteed (3) 270
1 Paul Timms (4) 270
1 Alan Wellsteed (7) 270