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Mon Jan 21
Lingfield, Newcastle
Mon Jan 21
Sedgefield, Warwick
Tue Jan 22
Lingfield, Newcastle

Cheltenham Festival 2019

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There are just two meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Kelso supported by an all-weather flat fixture from Southwell.  Unsurprisingly there are no runners from Pond House today, although we are likely to be back tomorrow with representatives at Ffos Las.  Meanwhile, there is a good card at Punchestown in Ireland today that features a Grade 2 hurdle and a Grade 3 chase with some good prize money on offer.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Warwick, Kempton and Wetherby as well as two all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Newcastle.  David has one runner today as dual Cheltenham Festival hero Un Temps Pour Tout (pictured above) makes his first start over fences since the second of those fabulous successes in March 2017, although he did have a run over hurdles back in November.  He contests the 3m5f handicap chase at 3.00pm and carries top weight of 11-12.  He would have to be at his very best to win this from a mark which is incredibly still 3lbs higher than when he won...the handicapper certainly hasn't taken any chances with him.  He is a 14/1 chance today and would have each way claims under Tom Scudamore.  Tom has picked up five rides at the meeting, whilst David Noonan heads up to Wetherby where he has just one ride...and the answer to your question is no!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Huntingdon and Sedgefield as well as all-weather flat cards from Lingfield and Wolverhampton.  There are no runners from Pond House today and it looks as though stable jockeys Tom Scudamore and David Noonan have decided to take the day off as well.  Meanwhile, over in Ireland I see that the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have decided to put five year bans on any Irish based jockeys testing positive for cocaine.  Is this the best way to get the message across?  I suppose something needed doing...they have already handed out a five year and four year ban and there is another case about to get underway.  Do the jockeys need banning or do they actually need help?

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Leicester and Catterick as well as all-weather flat fixtures from Southwell and Chelmsford.  There are no runners from the Pond House team today although stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up an outside ride at Leicester.  I thought that Legal History ran another promising race at Taunton yesterday afternoon, finishing fourth in the maiden hurdle behind a useful winner.  He has shown enough to suggest that he will be winning races over hurdles before too long.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Taunton and Doncaster as well as two all-weather flat cards from Lingfield and Kempton.  David has one runner this afternoon as Legal History contests the 2m maiden hurdle at 1.45pm.  He was a useful performer on the flat and made a satisfactory hurdling debut over hurdles when third behind a useful type at Newbury last time.  I think this quicker ground will help him and he looks to have a decent chance under Tom Scudamore.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Ayr and Bangor as well as an all-weather flat fixture from Newcastle.  David has runners at both jumps meetings today.  Queen's Cave (pictured above) makes the long trip up to Scotland for the 2m4½f mares' novices' hurdle and our six year old looks like a most exciting prospect.  Winner of a point-to-point in Ireland, she won her bumper before finishing a close second in a decent Listed contest.  She jumps, stays and must have an excellent chance under Tom Scudamore.  Meanwhile, over at Bangor Know The Score contests the 2m7f novices' hurdle at 3.25pm.  Our six year old has won an Irish point-to-point, a bumper and a hurdle race and looks sure to appreciate this step up in trip.  It is a very competitive little race considering there are only six runners but he should go close.  Our final runner is Catch The Swallows in the bumper at 3.55pm - he finished runner-up in an Irish point and is another that looks to have sound prospects.  David Noonan rides both of our runners at Bangor.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Chepstow and Musselburgh as well as an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  David has three runners at Chepstow today; Druide Premier, Friday Night Light and Picture Painter.  Druide Premier contests the 2m maiden hurdle at 1.40pm and our six year old has some fair placed form in bumpers, although would need to improve on his most recent efforts over hurdles to figure here.  Friday Night Light and Picture Painter contest the competitive 2m3½f handicap hurdle at 3.50pm.  Tom Scudamore is aboard Friday Night Light (pictured above) and he carries 11-11.  This race is easier than some of those he has been contesting and has each-way chances, whilst Picture Painter has disappointed on his last few starts but is at least down to his last winning mark.  David Noonan takes the ride.

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