The main story on Tuesday was the treble landed in Ireland, with trainer Charles Byrne and jockey Davy Russell teaming up on a trio of suspiciously improved and hugely backed horses. It has split the sport into two camps once again at a time when the sport faces enough challenges. Back in England, William Buick returned from his lengthy spell on the sidelines with a double at Nottingham. Frankie Dettori edged closer to 3000 winners at Chelmsford, and there was also racing at Catterick and Salisbury.
6 00 WALTER RALEIGH (J Ryan) 8/1, C4 2YO Maiden, 1M, Standard
John Ryan’s 2YO was extremely flat on debut, finishing stone dead last in a field of nine. But, a step up to a mile and some time off has seen remarkable improvements. He strode away gamely and despite some signs of greenness was far better than the other juveniles. You have to think he’ll get further and although the options in more stamina based trips are quite limited for now, he looks like a horse that could have a big 3YO campaign.