Weekly Eye-Catchers – 27/06/17

Weekly Eye-Catchers – 27/06/17

Weekly Eye-Catchers

At the start of each week we will be providing you with three eye-catching performances from the previous week of racing. Be it a horse that has bolted up, or one which was unlucky not to be first passed the post, we believe over time these will give you a long list of next time out winners.

24/06/17 – Royal Ascot – September


Last year’s Chesham Stakes saw the arrival of Aidan O’Brien’s multiple Group1 winner Churchill so there was always going to be a lot of hype around this year’s charge September. Unlike his stable-mate, this exciting filly was professional enough to strike on debut and became all the rage in the market in the build up to the race.

It was far from a certainty though with dozens of un-exposed types to compete with, but like a future star he went readily clear over a trip which O’Brien doesn’t believe is his optimum. If you still haven’t watched the race then see below.

23/06/17 – Sandown 15:10 – Caravaggio


The Commonwealth Cup was hyped up to be the race of the festival and it did not disappoint. With the Godolphin duo of Harry Angel and Blue Point locking horns with Aidan O’Brien’s undefeated Caravaggio and Wesley Ward’s unknown import Bound For Nowhere we had punters scratching their heads, with one waiting on the latter for a juicy £1million payout!

It wasn’t to be though, with Ryan Moore’s mount showing his class as soon as the path opened up, dealing with the Godolphin pair without really getting his own way. The Irish Champion trainer has been bullish about this colt for a while and he looks to have a very bright future.

25/06/17 – Pontefract 15:00 – Swiftsure  


The Queen may have left Royal Ascot empty handed but Sir Michael Stoute’s Swifture certainly did the business on Sunday. This horse was seemingly expected to step up and handicap debut back in May but failed miserably, resulting in a short-break alongside a gelding operation which looks to have worked an absolute treat.

Joe Fanning made all on-board before easing him down on the straight when realising they were about 8lengths clear. He has no future entries as of yet, be on this evidence a big step up in class can be expected!