Horses for Sale

     Unbeaten Irish Pointer!    
 

 First Lord de Cuet was purchased at
Tattersalls Ireland Cheltenham Sales
after winning his only start in a point-to-point,
showing plenty ofpace and determination.
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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Mon Jul 23
Cartmel
Thu Jul 26
Worcester
Fri Jul 27
Uttoxeter

Entries & Recent Form

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with the action all coming on the flat with fixtures from Newmarket, Carlisle, Doncaster, Epsom and Newbury.  I don't know how Newbury, a supposed Grade One track get away with just £50,000 in total prize money across their eight race card.  Meanwhile, Newmarket have three Group races on the menu as well as a £62,000 six furlong handicap which has attracted 20 runners.  I don't know whether I should advertise the winner of the 2.25pm race at Newmarket!

The clerk of the scales at Yarmouth was sporting a clerical collar yesterday as he hot-footed it from his new role at St Marys and St Agnes Churchin Newmarket.  I wonder if he gets any inside information?!

Sir Michael Stoute is very much a trainer to follow at present with his strike of 44%, while unsurprisingly Ryan Moore is the rider in form with a 41% strike rate.

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The football last night was disappointing but if you had asked just about anybody a fortnight ago, they would have been delighted with England getting to the semi-finals of the World Cup.  They played well for the first half of their match against Croatia last night, taking the lead through a brilliant free kick from Trippier but in fairness, Croatia were the better side in the second half.  Our strikers were not sharp enough in the box and missed a couple of easy chances to put the match to bed early.  I thought the star of England's World Cup squad was goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.

Now England have the 3rd/4th place playoff match on Saturday against Belgium...I bet the team are wishing they were coming straight home.  I can't see what difference the play-off match makes...maybe some of the reserves will play?  Oh wait, haven't we been there already?!

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What a match at Wimbledon yesterday - it took over four hours for 6 foot 8 inch Kevin Anderson to get the better of defending champion Roger Federer in their quarter final match, the South African winning 12-10 in the final set.  Don't forget, Anderson did get to the final of the US Open last year, so he can certainly play a bit.  Rafa Nadal also had a five set match to contend with, but he came through against Martin del Potro...mind you, both players looked completely knackered at the end.

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Yawn...an honest opinion openly expressed!

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