NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Tue May 21
Goffs Spring Sale
Tue May 21
Hexham, Huntingdon
Wed May 22
Warwick, Southwell

Entries & Recent Form

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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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from York, Newbury, Newmarket and Hamilton as well as a jumps card from Aintree.  It will be a busy day for the stable with four runners at Aintree tonight...it will be a late one too with the runners contesting the last three races.  Van Gogh du Granit contests the 3m1f handicap chase at 7.45pm and he bolted up at Market Rasen last week.  He is turned out again under a penalty and is 2lbs ahead of the handicapper.  Despite the small field, it is a competitive contest and we look to have a chance at odds of around 4/1.  Regular rider David Noonan is in the saddle.  We run Three Star General and Timeforben in the 3m handicap hurdle at 8.20pm and they both go well on a sound surface.  Timeforben is on a mark of 126 as a consequence of a productive campaign last season and she ran better than her finishing position would suggest last time at Cheltenham after a break - she is ridden by Tom Scudamore.  David Noonan takes the ride aboard Three Star General who has been knocking on the door - both should go well at decent odds.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from York, Salisbury and Newmarket as well as jumps cards from Perth and Fontwell.  Stable jockey Tom Scudamore was riding at Newton Abbot, Britain's most southerly track yesterday and today he is off to Perth which is Britain's most northerly track.  Talk about one extreme to the other!  Today he rides Legal History (pictured above) in the 2m handicap hurdle at 4.15pm.  Our four year old has been in great form, winning twice at Exeter and Ascot .  He carries top weight of 11-12 here but he has earned the weight and looks to have solid claims once again.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from York, Yarmouth and Bath as well as jumps action from Newton Abbot and Perth.  David has two runners at Newton Abbot this afternoon; Airton and Great Tempo, whilst Ekayburg runs on the flat at Bath.  Airton (pictured above) contests the 2m2½f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot at 2.10pm.  Our six year old has been in good form last season, winning at Taunton on good ground.  He has form on good/firm from his days on the flat so he should not be inconvenienced by today's going.  He has a mark of 124 which is probably high enough but he looks to have each-way claims under Tom Scudamore.  Great Tempo is our other runner in the 3m2f novices' handicap chase and our six year old has top weight of 11-12 to carry - his one win came on heavy ground but he should be thereabouts if he handles this faster surface.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Sedgefield, Ffos Las and Southwell as well as a couple of flat fixtures from Chepstow and Beverley.  There is one runner from Pond House today as Druide Premier contests the 2m6f handicap hurdle at Ffos Las at 7.00pm.  He was well beaten when last seen on the track but has had a wind operation in the interim so let's hope that has helped.  The stable's horses are in good form and he is 4lbs lower in the weights so while he is a big price, he cannot be discounted.  Meanwhile Tom Scudamore and David Noonan have picked up outside rides at the meeting.

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