Martin Dwyer enjoys quickfire double on week two of the Racing League at Doncaster for team ODDSbible; Ireland win twice as Frankie Dettori’s Newmarket Red lose lead; watch raceday three at Lingfield live on Sky Sports Racing on Thursday, August 12
By Calum Wilson
Thursday 5 August 2021 21:09, UK
There was double delight for team ODDSbible and Team Ireland on raceday two of the Racing League, as Frankie Dettori’s Newmarket Red squandered their early lead.
Dettori, making his Racing League debut at Doncaster on Thursday, took the pre-competition favourites past 100 points with a third-placed finish in the opening race, but the ever-consistent Team Racehorse Lotto ended the night on top.
Two third-placed finishes, a fourth and a fifth saw Racehorse Lotto, represented by trainers George Boughey, James Ferguson, William Knight and Stuart Williams, pick up valuable points throughout and move onto 122 points, three clear of BullionVault.
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Team Swish and jockey Saffie Osborne took the first race with the well-backed Tenaya Canyon beating eToro Racing’s Copper Knight over five furlongs.
The Irish, represented by brothers Joseph and Donnacha O’Brien, recorded their first victory of the Racing League, with Dylan Browne McMonagle riding Night of Romance to win race two.
Having struggled in week one, team Ireland doubled up with Moon Daisy beating Swish’s Vindolanda in a thrilling finish to the last.
Josephine Gordon, making her first appearance in the competition, tasted victory in race three for BullionVault as Foxtrot Sizzler denied Osborne and team Swish a second winner.
Martin Dwyer, who joked his only target was to beat Dettori, then took races four and five in quick succession, riding Martyn Meade’s Bake and Brian Meehan’s Corbulo.
ODDSbible’s two wins takes them up to third in the overall table on 115 points, seven clear of a three-way tie for fourth involving Team Swish, Team talkSPORT and ThoroughBid.
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