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              Ideal Xmas Present!            
3 year old filly Work, an unlucky loser at
Ffos Las on hurdling debut, fit & ready to run!
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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Wed Jan 18
Market Rasen, Newbury
Thu Jan 19
Ludlow, Wincanton
Fri Jan 20
Chepstow, Musselburgh

Cheltenham Festival 2017

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David's Update

Chester's Chat

Hitting The Crossbar

It was a big week for racing with the shock news of the proposed sale of Kempton Racecourse by the Jockey Club as part of a proposed plan to reinvigorate the sport for future generations. You can read my thoughts on that a little later. While that was going on, it was a relatively quiet week for the stable with only nine runners although they performed consistently well without quite getting their heads in front.  Read more...

It was a good day for the stable yesterday with an across the card double at opposite ends of the country courtesy of Mr Clarkson at Exeter and Starchitect (pictured above) at Ayr (yes, Ayr is technically in another country!).  Mr Clarkson (pictured with delighted connections below) displayed a good attitude to stay on determinedly to land his first start over hurdles having won a bumper on the track last time.  Runner-up to Finian's Oscar in an Irish point-to-point, he will stay further and could defy a penalty.  He has certainly already given David's new syndicate members 'Pipe's Prospectors' a great deal of enjoyment.  Meanwhile Starchitect managed to get off the mark over fences at Ayr with a classy performance.  He did no more than he was entitled to on official figures, but it was good to see him run out a cosy winner nonetheless...Tom Scudamore will ride few easier winners all season.  This will have done Starchitect's confidence no harm whatsoever and he can go on to better things.

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