Ten To Follow Update (24.01.2018)
This week we had some great action from Ascot for the Clarence House Chase and Haydock for the Supreme Novices Hurdle and Champion Hurdle trials.
The action started at Ascot, with La Bague Au Roi dismissing the ground concerns and asserting her staying power. She never looked in trouble and ran out a commanding 16 length winner. In the next race Jenkins lived up to some of his old reputation and won his second race in two weeks. The blinkers have been a revelation for this horse and there could be more to come this year. Finally at Ascot, it was the big race of the weekend, as Un De Sceaux won his third Clarence House Chase making it 20 wins from 26 starts, and becoming a millionaire in the process. He has made this race his own in recent years and could prove hard to beat in the Ryanair Chase come March.
Up at Warwick, Testify maintained his unbeaten record over fences, scooping the Grade 2 prize. First Flow then produced a scintillating performance in the Supreme Novices trial. Trainer Kim Bailey sees him as a chaser for the future and sadly will not be heading to the Festival this year. Next up, we had racing’s second millionaire on show. The New One showed the heart and tenacity he is famous for as he out battled Ch’Tibello up the home straight. To round off the day, The Dutchman hosed up in the Grade 2 Handicap Chase.
This weekend we have racing from Cheltenham and Doncaster.
Be sure to check back next Wednesday for the scores.
Latest scores can be found here.
|Position||Name & Team||Team Score|
|1||Graham Barton (2)||300|
|2||Terry Knight (6)||295|
|3||Terry Knight (5)||290|
|4||Gail Garbutt (4)||275|
|5||Mervyn Broom (3)||270|
|5||Ben Cook (3)||270|
|5||Ben Cook (5)||270|
|5||Alan Wellsteed (11)||270|
|5||David Walters (4)||270|
|10||Chris Gosgrove (4)||265|