Review of the weekend horse racing and a look at the week ahead

It was a winning weekend for Triple G including, of course, Logician winning the St Leger and rounded off by Star Catcher winning in France on Sunday. It might have been two from two on Sunday but I am not sure what Ryan Moore was thinking on Kew Gardens in Ireland. The Racing Post comments are ‘plenty to do on outer in 8th approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly into 2nd close home, not trouble winner.’ The colt was certainly coming home strongest in the closing stages but had no chance of reeling in the winner.

Pinatubo took his unbeaten record to five races with a nine-length demolition of the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh on Sunday with the likes of Armory and Arizona left trailing in his wake. Already there is talk of him as the best juvenile ever; Racing Post Ratings rank him better than Frankel at the same age. He is now generally 5-4 for next season 2,000 Guineas.

As for this week it builds slowly to the William Hill Ayr Gold Cup Festival up in Scotland and the 6f charge that is the Ayr Gold Cup. Victory Day is the current 7-1 jolly out of the 196 odd left in as I write. The best racing this weekend, with apologies to Ayr, is actually at Newbury where they host a Group Two and a couple of Group Three’s.

All my thoughts and tips will of course be found here first on Girdys Gee Gees.