Top Three Performances From The Weekend

Space Blues

The feature race on Sunday in the racing world was the Group One Prix Maurice De Gheest and the line up of horses who went to post was just astounding.

Unbeaten Earthlight, Commonwealth Cup winner Golden Horde, Diamond Jubilee winner Hello Youmzain and others like Wichita and Lope Y Fernandez for Aidan O'Brien.

However, the winner was the Charlie Appleby trained Space Blues who managed to land his first ever Group One and has to go down as the most improving horse in training.

Space Blues has now won his last four events, starting in the Listed Spring Trophy at Haydock and then stepping up at Longchamp in a Group Three before Glorious Goodwood and taking the Group Two Lennox Stakes.

Finally landing that Group One has elevated his career to the next level and at that seven furlong distance he can mix it with the best.

Lucky Vega

Another one of the big races at the weekend came at The Curragh with the Phoenix Stakes and there was a fair few British raiders that made the trip over.

However, this year's renewal went to Ireland and Jessica Harrington keeps up her superb run already this season with Lucky Bega powering away from a smart field to land the Group One.

The daughter of Lope De Vega Had ran credibly on both her starts this season winning a huge fielded maiden in June and then finishing a narrow second at The Curragh in the Group Two Railway Stakes.

She used that to mix it with the best at six furlongs again and found an injection of pace to go clear of the field with ease and she looks like a very good filly to follow.

Regal Reality

Finally another smart performance came on the Sunday, this time in Britain with the once upon a time Brigadier Gerard winner Regal Reality finally getting back to form at Salisbury.

The Sovereign Stakes was closer to a Group Two with the field that went to post but the Sir Michael Stoute trained five year old found his old spark and ran away with the contest.

Having been very underwhelming since that win in Sandown back in May 2019, he got back to his best and may be able to kick on in similar events this term.