What a Glorious week that was!

The month of July certainly ended with a bang with Teak landing the Goodwood Stakes last Wednesday and then less than 24 hours later, Edie Campbell rode See The Storm to land the Magnolia Cup.

The victory of Teak was special as he’s a favourite in the yard and there are not that many times in the season when he has a race and conditions to suit. Teak loves an extended trip on fast ground and with both those boxes ticked, and a switch of headgear, Teak was set to run a big race, and he didn’t let me down.

See The Storm has already given the yard a fantastic summer with wins at Chepstow, Redcar and Ascot, rising from 65 in the ratings to his current mark of 80, but he then managed to get in on the Goodwood act with a win in the Magnolia Cup.

This is a charity race that this year raised over £200,000 for the two nominated beneficiaries, and we have had the pleasure of providing Edie Campbell with an opportunity to ride out at Dominion Racing Stables and then to give her the leg up on See The Storm.

See The Storm is in fine fettle and found the drop back to five and half furlongs no problem, giving Edie Campbell a great ride as she landed her second Magnolia Cup.

The added bonus was having owner Mike Keating at the races with his daughter Trish and grand-daughter Molly, who all got to share a place on the podium with Hollywood legend Tom Cruise, who helicoptered in to present the prizes!

See The Storm will have a well earned break now before he is freshened up for a tilt at one of the big sprint prizes at Ayr in late September.

Teak’s success was my 25th on the flat in Great Britain in 2014, with a strike rate of around 17% and a level stakes profit for the older horses of over £80 to a £1 stake.

It looks a hard week to find a winner, but I am looking forward to seeing Midtech Star make his debut. He has plenty of entries and will run where I think the conditions suit him best.

This son of Kodiac has been a total professional at home, and I am sure he has a future on the racetrack. Win, lose or draw, he is a colt to keep onside for the remainder of the season.