Three Weekend Eye-catchers 24/09/2018

Three Weekend Eye-catchers

As ever, we have picked out our three most eye-catching moments of the previous weekend's racing, which was once again filled with plenty of talking points. Featured in this week's picks are two horses who overcame adversity and one legendary runner that we will now say goodbye to.


What a terrific servant this horse has been to trainer David Griffiths and the Norcroft Park Stud. 49 starts, which featured 15 wins, he has won his connections over £750,000 in prize money.

At the almighty age of 11, he finished ¾-length second to Mr Lupton – a horse half his age, at Newbury on Saturday in the Dubai World Trophy Stakes, and retires as a sprinting icon.

He has so many career highlights to saviour, including two wins in the King George at Glorious Goodwood and two wins in the Beverley Bullet.


Off-the-track since disappointing in the Derby, what a magnificent training performance this has been from William Haggas.

Lining up against Glorious Goodwood winner Mirage Dancer, and multiple group winner Desert Encounter, Young Rascal returned to the scene with a narrow victory in the Dubai Duty Free Legacy Cup Stakes.

Winning in what was once a former Arc trial, the future is now once again exciting for this lightly raced 3yo who finished 16 lengths behind Masar in June.


Buzz, who missed out on the hat-trick last time returned to winning ways at Newbury on Saturday.

Few fancied the Hughie Morrison trained 4yo, who was also stepping up in class despite disappointing at Nottingham last month, but tracked the leaders through to the final 400 yards, where he took over inside the final furlong, and gamely held on by a nose.

A return to 12f must of brought him back to his best, and it will be interesting to see where this son of Motivator heads to next.