NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Sat Nov 17
Cheltenham, Uttoxeter, Wetherby
Sun Nov 18
Cheltenham, Fontwell
Sun Nov 18
Goffs November Sale

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Ascot, Catterick and Wolverhampton and three jumps fixtures from Market Rasen, Ffos Las and Stratford.  The big fixture of the day is at Ascot where it is Champions' Day where there is almost £4½ million in prize money across their six race card.  It makes the £43,000 on offer at Stratford's seven race card look a little mean.  David has one runner today as Dusky Hercules (pictured above) contests the maiden bumper at Ffos Las at 5.30pm.  This half-brother of Black Hercules has had one run to date on heavy ground at Wincanton so this ground certainly shouldn't be as testing.  He is a nice type and could easily outrun his odds under Tom Scudamore.

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It has been a misty start to the day here at Pond House.  There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Haydock, Redcar and Newcastle while there are jumps fixtures from Wincanton and Fakenham.  There are no runners from Pond House today, although stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up a couple of outside rides at Wincanton.  Meanwhile, I thought that Eur Gone West ran an absolute stormer to finish a good fourth in a competitive novices' hurdle at Uttoxeter yesterday.  This was his first run for almost a year and he shaped with a good deal of promise.  He should be suited by further in time and looks like a winner waiting to happen.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Brighton, Chelmsford and Wolverhampton as well as jumps cards from Carlisle and Uttoxeter.  David has one runner at Uttoxeter this afternoon; Eur Gone West who contests the two mile NH novices' hurdle at 4.30pm.  He finished third in an Irish point-to-point and he has to be better than he showed when disappointing in a couple of bumpers.  He has schooled well at home and could easily outrun his odds under Tom Scudamore.  He will don the unusual sunflower silks of owner Jane Gerard-Pearse who designed them herself for a competition - they are pictured above being modelled beautifully by young David Noonan, although I am sure Tom will look every bit as fetching!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Bath, Newcastle and Nottingham while there is a jumps card from Wetherby.  David has a rare flat runner today at Bath as Three Star General (pictured above) makes his first start for 222 days in the staying handicap at 2.20pm.  He is yet to win on the flat although he showed himself to be a decent hurdler last season.  Last season's champion apprentice David Egan takes the ride.  With sixteen runners there are any number with chances, although former Cheltenham Festival runner-up Divin Bere looks extremely handily weighted from a mark of just 60.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Leicester and Kempton as well as a couple of jumps fixtures from Hereford and Huntingdon.  David has one runner today as last time out winner Aldrin (pictured above) bids to follow-up in the two mile handicap hurdle at Huntingdon at 3.45pm.  He is only lightly raced and open to further improvement so a rise of 6lbs for that success does not look unreasonable.  He wouldn't want too much rain but if he posts another effort like at Worcester last time then he would have solid prospects under Tom Scudamore.  He is Tom's only ride of the day so let's hope the 'one ride theory' is successful!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon and the action is all on the flat from Musselburgh, Windsor, Yarmouth and Kempton.  Unsurprisingly there are no runners from Pond House today.  I see that a former member of staff, Andrew Glassonbury completed the course in the Velka Pardubick over 4m2½f at the weekend, finishing 9th.  It is held over a gruelling course in the Czech Republic and it has been won by a Czech trained horse for the last 13 years...sounds like a bit of a home field advantage.  This year the winner was Tzigane du Berlais.

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There are just two meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat card from Goodwood and a jumps fixture from Chepstow.  David has one runner at the Welsh track as Hot Ryan makes her debut for the stable in the concluding bumper at 5.40pm.  Our five year old has had three starts in bumpers (the first two were point-to-point bumpers), winning the second of those.  She is owned by stable sponsor Geoff Thompson and we will be hoping for a decent run from her, although with fourteen runners in the line-up it is difficult to know what to expect.  With the recent rain the ground has become good/soft so it is unsurprising that there are plenty of runners on the card.

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