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Fri May 24
Worcester
Sat May 25
Cartmel, Ffos Las
Sun May 26
Fontwell, Kelso, Uttoxeter

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Goodwood, Haydock, Bath and Pontefract and a jumps card from Worcester.  There are no runners from Pond House today, although I notice that stable jockey Tom Scudamore heads to Worcester for a couple of outside rides.  The ground at Bath is officially being described as firm so I can see there being a few non-runners there.

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Story Of Friends (pictured above) maintained the good form of the yard with a ready success on his hurdling debut at Warwick yesterday afternoon.  Our former Irish point winner jumped well and won comfortably - he will certainly get further and jump fences in time and looks like another good prospect for the future.  It was also nice for Tom Scudamore to get a winner on his 37th birthday.  Our other runner, Percy Street finished fourth on his chase debut at Southwell and looks as though he needs to brush up his jumping a bit.  He has the ability to be winning over fences so I am sure David will get him to do just that.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Ayr, Yarmouth and Kempton as well as jumps cards from Warwick and Southwell.  David has a runner at both jumps fixtures with Story Of Friends at Warwick and Percy Street at Stratford.  Story Of Friends (pictured above) makes his hurdling debut in the 2m3f maiden hurdle at Warwick at 2.20pm.  Our five year old was successful in an Irish point-to-point and showed himself to be a useful recruit when running out the decisive winner of an Exeter bumper last time.  We know he jumps and will stay this longer trip and he looks to have sound claims under Tom Scudamore.  Tom then travels to Southwell where he takes the ride aboard Percy Street in the novices' handicap chase at 5.45pm.  Our six year old is making his chase debut following a hurdles win at Wincanton last time - he has schooled well at home and is just 2lbs higher than when successful.  He is another with a good chance.  He looks like he has Jaboticaba to beat.

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There was a good winner for the yard yesterday afternoon as Teaser (pictured above) landed the 2m handicap hurdle at Ludlow.  He raced keenly on the front end and showed trademark courage to see off his rivals after the last under Tom Scudamore.  He was a local winner for his owners who have had an enormous amount of fun with this chap.  He has won twice over timber and it is easy to see him adding to that tally.  Druide Premier was a little disappointing in the 3m handicap hurdle, finishing fifth although the welter burden of 12-7 probably didn't help.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Carlisle, Redcar, Leicester and Windsor, whilst there is a jumps fixture from Ludlow.  David has two runners at Ludlow today; Druide Premier and Teaser.  Druide Premier contests the 3m novices' handicap hurdle at 3.25pm and he has to carry top weight of 12-7.  He would have to improve on his most recent form to win this, although conditions are expected to suit him well.  Teaser (pictured above) runs in the 2m handicap hurdle at 4.25pm and our four year old takes a drop in class having contested a couple of hot handicaps on his last two starts.  He was a decent performer on the flat and has taken well to hurdles, winning at Warwick.  I think he has decent claims under Tom Scudamore.

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                Sleeping Horses!

There are just three meetings today, a flat card at Ripon and two jumps fixtures at Stratford and Market Rasen but there are no runners from Pond House today.  Tom Scu goes to Market Rasen while David Noonan is in action at Stratford.  The ground is good to firm at Stratford and there are only three runners in the novice chase.  When are we going to get any decent amount of rain?  There is also another three runner novice chase at Market Rasen so that is six runners in two novice chases.  Maybe the trainers are telling the authorities that the don't want these sort of races on fast ground or are there not simply not enough of these type of horses about?

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       Stream Lady runs at Uttoxeter

Today there are six meetings, flat cards at Doncaster, Thirsk, Newmarket and Newbury plus jumps cards at Uttoxeter and Bangor.  David has two runners this evening at Uttoxeter.  Stream Lady runs in the 7.50pm mares handicap hurdle over 2m7f.  Our six year old won over three miles at Plumpton last time, carrying 12st to beat The Tin Miner by 3.5 lengths.  This looks a better race but we expect her to go well and Tom Scu is on board.  Ourmullion runs in the 8.50pm 2 miles novice handicap hurdle.  He was third at Market Rasen last time and if he puts his best foot forward he will be there abouts again with Tom Scu in the saddle.

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