NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Fri Sep 21
Newton Abbot
Sun Sep 23
Plumpton, Uttoxeter
Tue Sep 25
Warwick

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Goodwood, Epsom, Nottingham and Ffos Las as well as a jumps card from Stratford.  There are no runners from Pond House today.  Meanwhile, stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up four outside rides at Stratford so let's hope he has a good day.  Frankie Dettori is back in the saddle following his suspension and is in action at Goodwood, although looking through his mounts, he may struggle to make a 'glorious' return.

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There are five meetings today, flat cards at Goodwood, Redcar, Sandown and Leicester plus a jumps card at Perth.  I have been looking through the card at Goodwood and the first race looks more like a jump trainers flat race!  There are 14 runners and nine of them are trained by National Hunt connections.  If Lil Rockerfeller is fit and well then he looks on a good handicap mark running off 82.  He last ran over hurdles off a mark of 153!  There are lots of runners at Galway and the big race of the day is the Galway Plate.  It is run over 2m6f, there are 22 runners and they go 8/1 the field.  Willie Mullins is going very well at Galway this week and he has five runners in the big race.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Goodwood, Beverley and Yarmouth while there are jumps fixtures from Perth and Worcester.  There are no runners from Pond House today although om Scudamore has picked up four outside rides at Worcester.  There is some cracking racing to look forward to as today marks the start of the 'Glorious Goodwood' fixture, while over in Ireland it is day two of the Galway Festival.  Aidan O'Brien has a runner in each of the three Group races at Goodwood this afternoon - they are all partnered by Ryan Moore yet none of them are forecast favourite, that must be some kind of record in itself!

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What a performance from Dell' Arca to win at Uttoxeter yesterday afternoon under the welter burden of 12-2.  Our nine year old did not just win, he absolutely bolted up!  He obviously appreciated a bit of juice in the ground where the going was officially described as good/soft (soft in places).  I did say that he was a class act at his best and he certainly produced one of his best performances yesterday.  I just worry what the handicapper is going to do with him - he always wins in his turn, but never has much in hand of the assessor.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Pontefract and Wolverhampton and a jumps fixture from Uttoxeter.  David has one runner today as Dell' Arca (pictured above) contests the 2m7½f handicap hurdle at 3.45pm at Uttoxeter.  He has to shoulder top weight of 12-2 but is a class act on his day and he should go well under stable jockey Tom Scudamore.

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There is a bumper day ahead with no fewer than seven meetings taking place, although it is bad news if you are a fan of the jumps as the action all comes on the flat.  The fixtures are at Chester, Lingfield, Newcastle, Newmarket, Salisbury and York and the big race of the day is undoubtedly the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes from Ascot.  It is a Group 1 contest over 1m4f and it takes place at 3.40pm.  I see that John Gosden has stated that Cracksman will only run if there is sufficient rain for him.  On his best form he would take his rivals apart, but with the question marks hanging over him I will side with Sir Michael Stoute's Poets Word with James Doyle aboard.

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Ascot, Thirsk, York, Newmarket and Chepstow while there is a jump fixture at Uttoxeter.  David has one runner at Uttoxeter; Druide Premier who contests the 2m bumper at 5.05pm.  He has had just one lifetime start to date, showing a good deal of promise when third in a similar contest at Newton Abbot.  He will have learned plenty from that experience and can only improve.  The Henderson trained runner, Full Bore looks to be the one to beat, although as a winner he has to concede a penalty all round.  A good effort is expected from our runner with Tom Scudamore in the saddle.

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