Latest Horse Racing News (Week 1 July 2018)

Latest Horse Racing News

Battaash on his way to Flying Five Stakes

The Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes will witness an amazing pool of talent this year. The five-furlong race has achieved Group One rating this year and will host an astounding contest at the Curragh. The Charlie Hills trained Battaash could be well on his way to the contest which will take place in September. The horse could also face his old foe Blue Point at the Flying Five stakes. The last time these two met were at the Royal Ascot. Hills were proud of Battaash and offered encouraging words to the horse. He feels that the best is yet to come out of Battaash and is quite happy with the way he his running. The Flying Five stakes will take place on the second day of the Irish Champions Weekend. The first day of racing will have the CoolmoreFastnet Matron Stakes which will headlined by Alpha Centauri. The three-year-old has been impressive with her win at the Coronation Stakes at Ascot and will look to dominate the one mile race.

Harry Angel back in training after injury

Harry Angel returned back to training after suffering an injury at Ascot. The four old looked to be in good shape and could return to action later this month. The Clive Cox trained horse will be looking to get back in shape in order to defend his title at the Newmarket July cup. Harry Angel was the firm favorite to claim his third Group one title at the Diamond Jubilee Stakes but the horse appeared to be at discomfort when the gates opened and could not make a break for it. Later reports emerged about a leg injury. But the horse has returned back to training much to the delight of Clive Cox. Should Angel run at Newmarket, he will come up against the likes of Blue Point, US Navy Flag and Eqtidaar.

Blown by Wind returns to winning Ways at Spindrifter Conditions Stakes

The Royal Ascot was a hard time for Blown By Wind as the horse finished seventh. But the two year old returned back to winning ways at the British Stallion Studs EBF Spindrifter Conditions Stakes. The horse won the race by three quarters of length to mark its third career win. The trainers were happy with the performance and the form of the horse. Charlie Johnston, the assistant trainer was pleased but felt that the horse still had a lot more to give. The team hopes that Blown By Wind will take part as well as win much more races in the coming years. Blown by Wind could return in action later this month at July Stakes.