Horse racing news Monday 29th October 2018

A disappointing weekend at Triple G Towers; Benbatl duly chased home Winx for the each-way bet to nothing at 6-1 but it went wrong thereafter. Chairmanoftheboard looked beaten two out and never got involved in the Horris Hill. Phoenix Of Spain was second beaten a head in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes having been pushed left and then bumped inside the final 50 yards, I really thought he was going to win and may of without the scrimmaging. Then on Sunday out in France Brundtland was almost taken off the track and into the car park by Flag Of Honour and was dropped to last from a promising position. He battled back to be beaten a length in a four-way finish but his chance had been ruined.

For me this week it is all building to the Breeders Cup the other side of the pond; I don’t mind a bit of the old American razzmatazz once in a while. They have 14 Grade One races at Churchill Downs Friday and Saturday and it will be some show.

There is the possibility of a couple of bets between now and the big meeting Stateside and they will naturally be blogged right here on Girdys Gee Gees.

Looking to the future Gigginstown superstar Samcro will stay over hurdles this season with a tilt at the Champion Hurdle the main aim, trainer Gordon Elliott has revealed. Dual Champion Hurdle winner Buveur D'Air heads the market at 3-1 for with Paddy Power with Samcro second favourite at 100-30.