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It is that time of the year again when I look forward to my annual trip to France for the Arqana Summer Sales. It is one of those dates that I have pencilled in the calendar from an early stage every year and I always look forward to attending. Not only is the Arqana catalogue always packed full of promising young talent, we also make an enjoyable trip out of it as we spend a few days with friends and owners soaking up the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Deauville on the north coast of France. Read more...
- Friday, 01 July 2016 07:23
- Written by Chester Barnes
There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Sandown, Docaster, Haydock and Beverley while there is also a fixture over the sticks at Newton Abbot. I have said it time and again but Newton Abbot do an excellent job - they have managed to secure more prize money for their card today than two of the flat meetings put together. David has two runners at the meeting; Amigo who runs in the staying handicap hurdle at 3.45pm and Dusk Till Dawn in the staying handicap chase at 4.50pm. On his penultimate start Amigo finished fifth in the Kim Muir at the Cheltenham Festival and a reproduction of that effort would see him go close on this return to hurdles despite the burden of top weight. Meanwhile Dusk Till Dawn is still 8lbs higher than when winning over course and distance so he is going to need to find a bit of improvement. They are both ridden by Tom Scudamore.