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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with the action coming on the flat at Chester, Musselburgh and Nottingham so unfortunately you are out of luck if you are a fan of the jumps.  There are no runners from Pond House today, although we will be back with runners a bit closer to home (at Newton Abbot) tomorrow.

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There was a great (if somewhat fortunate!) win for the stable yesterday as Airton landed the 2m7½f handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter in bizarre circumstances.  He travelled nicely through the race under Fergus Gillard until getting a little outpaced in the straight.  He was staying on again in a close fifth when the leader took a crashing fall at the last, interfering with the eventual fourth.  Fortunately Airton was wide of all the trouble and keeping on well up the stands' side, he grabbed a narrow victory close home.  Sure, it was a little lucky, but they all count and this was a first win for young Fergus Gillard since turning conditional so very well done to him.  It was great too for the David Pipe Racing Club and you can be a part of the fun from only £100 a year!  Go to the David Pipe Racing Club page on the website for further details.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Haydock, Newmarket and Newcastle, whilst there is a jumps fixture from Uttoxeter.  David has two runners today at Uttoxeter with Airton and Mrs Miggins representing the stable.  Airton contests the 2m7f handicap hurdle at 2.00pm and he would need to improve on recent performances, including over course and distance.  Even so, he has bits and pieces of form which show he is on a reasonable mark.  Conditions should suit and Fergus Gillard takes a handy 7lbs off his back so it would be no surprise if he were to outrun his odds.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Newmarket, Kempton and Pontefract, whilst over the sticks it is the second day of Perth's fixture.  David has one runner today as Golden Jeffrey (pictured above) contests the 3m handicap hurdle at Perth at 1.10pm.  He ran much better last time when stepped-up in trip despite losing a shoe and is 5lbs lower this afternoon which looks reasonable.  He looks worth a try at this trip and definitely has the ability to be involved in a race of this nature, although he would need to improve again on what he has shown so far.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat racing from Goodwood, Kempton and Redcar as well as a jumps fixture from Perth.  Goodwood has some decent action, including a 1m2f Listed contest which features some progressive types, whilst over the sticks it is day one of Perth's two day meeting.  We have no runners there today, although the box has already left with Golden Jeffrey who will be competing there tomorrow.  The big race of the day though comes from Ireland where the Kerry National takes place at Listowel - as usual it is an ultra-competitive handicap over three miles with 18 runners with another three reserves on standby.  It still puzzles me why they can't implement such a system on these shores.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Beverley, Lingfield and Newcastle, whilst there is a jumps fixture from Warwick.  It is pretty moderate fare wherever you look today and the best of the action seems to be reserved for Ireland where they have a Listed contest at Listowel.  Aidan O'Brien's Keats could be the one to beat, although he is going to have to perform much better than he did last time.

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There was no luck for the yard over the weekend with Midnight Magic faring best of our two runners when finishing third at Newton Abbot in the staying handicap chase.  He wasn't beaten far and is consistent in his grade and should continue to be competitive in similar contests.  Stubborn Logic was unplaced at Plumpton yesterday afternoon on his first start for some time.  He travelled well for a long way before fading late on.  Whilst he likes top of the ground, the going was plenty lively enough at the Sussex track - officially good/firm.

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