Horse Racing News Tuesday 19th September 2017

I am back from some much needed rest and recuperation at the Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials and back in the old routine.

No luck at the St Leger meeting whilst I was away with Eternally and Havana Grey both second and Sheikhzayedroad third on the Friday whilst on Saturday the only bet Stradivarius was a gallant third in the big one; close but no cigar as they say.

In the news today it has been announced Unfortunately has been purchased and will carry the colours of Cheveley Park Stud for the first time in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes at Newmarket on Saturday week. Winner of the Group Two Prix Robert Papin at Maisons-Laffitte he went on to win the Group One Prix Morny at Deauville. The new owners will now aim him at the Middle Park Stakes and Karl Burke is delighted to welcome Cheveley Park into his stable.

"I'm delighted. It's a great deal for everybody and it's great to be training for people like Cheveley Park," said the Leyburn-based trainer. "The horse is in very good form and he's a special colt. I hope he can continue to be lucky for his new owners."