Ten To Follow Update (18.07.2018)

Posted 3 years ago
Churchill 2000 Guineas Winner 2017

It was another action packed week of racing and with the July Festival at Newmarket, the Summer Mile at Ascot and the John Smith's Cup at York, there were lots of scoring opportunities to be had.

The weekend started early at Newmarket for the July Festival. Despite some top notch racing on Thursday nobody selected Wells Farhh Go, Advertise, Best Solution or Naval Intelligence.

Even though players had to wait until Friday for a winner, they were treated to something special. Alpha Centauri tried to follow up her record breaking Ascot win in the Falmouth Stakes and she did not disappoint. Always travelling well, she shot clear two furlongs from home and was never in any danger.

Saturday started early with the Summer Mile Stakes at Ascot off at 12.45pm. Beat the Bank got his first win of the season fending off a late challenge from Lord Glitters. The drop back in class paid dividends and Group 2 looks his level. The big race of the day was the Darley July Cup and U S Navy Flag landed the spoils. He can be a very free going horse and the mile seemed to stretch him in his previous two runs. Ryan Moore's tactics were clear, letting him go off in front to see if he could be caught. There was a late challenge from the slow starting Brando but U S Navy Flag picked up again close home.

This weekend we have racing from Newbury for the Weatherbys Super Sprint.

The full leaderboard can be found here.

Position    Name & Team Team Score
1 Alan Wellsteed (12) 270
1 David Marshall (3)  270
3 Gail Garbutt (3) 265
4 Trevor Shaw (4) 255
5 T C Morgan  250
5 Gail Garbutt (5) 250
7 Mervyn Broom (6) 245
7 Carl Dixon (4) 245
9 Paul Stacey (2) 215
9 Mervyn Broom (8) 215
9 David Marshall (5)