Three Performances From The Week That Was

Go Bears Go

The first horse that we have taken notice off after his weekend performance is the David Loughnane trained Go Bears Go, who managed to land the Group Two Railway Stakes in taking style this weekend.

Being only one of two British raiders in the race, the juvenile pulled off a shock win in the race to really put himself up there as a horse to follow going forward.

He also did this a week before when being sent into the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot and finishing a narrow second behind Perfect Power.

The win finally gave him that Group Two victory he deserved and going forward he can be trusted to run well over both five and six furlongs, with him here to have a big future over the next few years in big sprinting events.

Hurricane Lane

The three year old son of Frankel made his debut last term at Newmarket in a decent Novice Stakes over a mile on heavy ground and he ran out an easy winner.

Saved for this season, he was stepped up in trip on seasonal debut in a good Conditions Stakes over 10f and again ran out a good winner, doing his best work near the finish.

The form of that race does not look bad with the second since placing in a better event and the fourth placed runner since winning.

He also backed up this form line last time out when landing the Group Two Dante Stakes at York, staying the 10.5 furlongs well.

He saw off smart runners Megallan and High Definition that day and was sure to head to the Derby having plenty of stamina in his family.

The colt managed to finish a good third in the Classic event behind Adayar and Mojo Star, with the form of those runners working out and also that day he lost two shoes in the race.

Hurricane Lane on Saturday managed to land the English and Irish Derby double for his trainer, with the colt staying on best of the rest to just chin other British raider Lone Eagle in the final stages.

He is a horse with a big future over 1m4f and onwards and with plenty of opportunities left this season he is worth keeping on side.

Thundering Nights

The final horse from the weekend that put up a superb performance is the Joseph O'Brien trained Thundering Nights, who was a shock winner of the Group One Pretty Polly Stakes.

The four year old filly had been a perfectly satisfactory horse for the yard over the last few seasons, but this term has started to show signs that she could be very special.

She started the season off at the Curragh in the Group Three Alleged Stakes when a good second behind the smart Broome and she backed that up with another strong second in the Grade Two New York Stakes at Belmont in the US.

Thrown into this Group One she looked to have it all to do, especially against the favourite Santa Barbara, but late on she showed her stamina credentials to just hang on and take the event.

The filly could now be upped in trip for bigger 1m4f events and even be sent against the boys, with endless possibilities meaning she is one to watch.