Three Weekend Eyecatchers - 25/02/2019

Wissahickon lands the odds in the Winter Derby Stakes at Lingfield

With what was a weekend full of a jam packed schedule of jumps racing, big headlines were made at Lingfield with Wissahickon for trainer John Gosden and jockey Frankie Dettori going on to and the Group 3 Winter Derby Stakes at the shortest price in the history of the contest.

The 1/4 shot went on to dominate the contest that saw his trainer finish with a 1-2 in the race with Court House finishing a never closer second on the day.

Wissahickon has now won seven out of his nine races mixing between the turf and all weather where during the off season he has revelled in the challenge.

He had a warm up for this Group 3 at Lingfield in December, where he got trapped on the rail and stuck behind horses but still managed to win.

This made him the shortest odds favourite to ever race in this contest and he did not disappoint giving his trainer another major win just as the flat season starts to loom upon us with him now having plenty of options.

(Credit At The Races and Form Hawk)

Southfield Stone Slumps Supreme Favourite Angels Breath in Dovecote

The Paul Nicholls trained Southfield Stone pulled off one of the shocks of the weekend when turning over the short priced 8/11 favourite Angels Breath in the Grade 2 Dovecote Novices Hurdle.

The 6/1 third favourite just did enough to hold on in the final stages under what was a superb ride by Harry Cobden who can't seem to put a foot wrong.

The Nicky Henderson trained Angels Breath stayed on well towards the end but didn't seem to do enough during the race as a whole and has since seen his odds for the Supreme Novices Hurdle at the festival drift from 6/1 to 10/1.

This was the biggest shock of the weekend with many punters having the Henderson horse down as the banker of the day but unfortunately it was not to be.

(Credit Racing TV)

Fusil Raffles Takes Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle to enter Triumph Hurdle Calculations

Henderson did have something to cheer about at Kempton when his four year old, owned by Simon Munir and Isaac Souede bolted up in the Grade 2 Juvenile Hurdle.

The trainer admitted after the race that he had not really done a lot with this horse prior to this contest which made hime even happier with this performance, showing plenty of scope for improvement.

After hacking up in the two mile contest bookmakers were quick to slash his price down to 6 and 7/1 for the Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenham from a previous 33/1 and even bigger 45/1 at the start of the month.

(Credit Racing TV)