Three Weekend Eye-catchers - 15/10/2018

All Seven Mullins Runners Turned Over In Irish Cesarewitch

Despite saddling seven of the twenty-six runners in yesterday's Irish Cesarewitch, Willie Mullins failed to win the race. Fourth was the best any of them could achieve in the shape of Nessun Dorma and it was John Joseph Murphy trained Brazos that won the showpiece in the hands of Shane Foley.

Brazos was game once he hit the front, repelling Davids Charm and the fast finishing Mr Everest to take the glory.

Atzeni Doubles Up

Andrea Atzeni had a weekend to remember over in Canada, winning a rare Grade One double at Woodbine, First of all he rode David Simcocks Desert Encounter before getting Roger Varian's Sheikha Reika first past the post.

The first victory was worth a whopping $800,000 and it was an impeccable ride, coming from last to first and defeat fellow British raider Thundering Blue.

The small matter of $500,000 was on offer for the next victory and Sheikha Reika showed great willingness, getting home first by three-quarters of a length to complete a memorable double.

Too Darn Hot Trounces Rivals

Too Darn Hot confirmed himself as the top two year old with a scintillating display in the Dewhurst Stakes. The unbeaten Colt won with plenty to spare against some top horses and former Group One winners.

The two and three-quarter length margin actually flattered the opposition who simply couldn't handle the John Gosden runner. Now as short at 6/4 for the 2000 Guineas some would argue its a good price. If the horse can remain fit he will absolutely go off favourite.