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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Sedgefield and Southwell and all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Wolverhampton.  David has one runner today; Neon Moon who contests the bumper at Southwell.  Neon Moon (pictured above) makes his debut for the stable today having won an Irish point-to-point on his latest outing in September, looking a useful type in the process.  He goes nicely at home and should go well, although there look to be some other promising sorts in the line-up and this could prove to be a very decent bumper.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle and he has each-way claims.

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What an awesome performance from Main Fact to land the Stayers' handicap hurdle at Haydock on Saturday, in the process extending his unbeaten run to an incredible NINE wins.  It looked a hopeless case turning for home as he was pushed very wide on the final bend, but he found his stride in the straight and made his customary late rattle to pick off his rivals one by one until collaring the leader halfway up the run-in under a great ride from conditional jockey Fergus Gillard.  He is a remarkably tough and genuine horse who just doesn't seem to know when he is beaten.  Long may it continue!

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps fixtures from Exeter and Uttoxeter as well as an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  David has two runners at each jumps card; Gabrielle du Seuil and Duc de Beauchene at Uttoxeter and Rathlin Rose and Flou Artsistique at Exeter.  Gabrielle du Seuil makes her debut for the stable in the mares' novices hurdle at 1.18pm.  She showed ability in two starts over hurdles in France, finishing fourth on both occasions and that would give her a chance, although she is entitled to improve after an absence of 568 days.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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The stable was among the winners again courtesy of the easy success of Sexy Lot (pictured above) in the concluding 2m3½f handicap hurdle at Chepstow yesterday afternoon.  Given a cool, confident ride by David Noonan, she closed on the clear leader two out, led at the last and quickened away for a decisive success.  This was a good piece of placement by David as she was competing without a penalty for her previous Ffos Las success and was 12lbs ahead of the handicapper - it is just a shame that Lingfield was abandoned on Tuesday as she was a very short price to oblige there as well!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Ascot, Catterick and Chepstow, whilst there is an all-weather flat fixture from Newcastle.  David has two runners at Chepstow today; Dusky Hercules and Sexy Lot.  Dusky Hercules contests the 2m7f handicap hurdle at 2.15pm.  A winner last season at Exeter on soft ground, he is 4lbs higher today despite disappointing on his last start.  He will need to improve to figure given the competitive nature of the race for this grade, although he is still only lightly raced and could progress further yet.  Fergus Gillard takes the ride.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Market Rasen and Wincanton as well as all-weather flat fixtures from Chelmsford and Newcastle.  David has three runners today;  Shoot To Fame at Wincanton and First Lord de Cuet and Mrs Miggins at Market Rasen.  Shoot To Fame contests the 2m5½f novices' hurdle at Wincanton at 12.40pm for the Blue Ball Syndicate.  A dual point-to-point winner, she showed ability in bumpers and was not disgraced on her hurdling debut at Exeter last time, although she probably needs to improve to figure here.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Ffos Las, Hexham and Warwick, whilst there is an all-weather flat fixture from Kempton.  David has three runners today at Ffos Las; Little Red Lion, Broughtons Admiral and Dusky Hercules. Our first runner of the day is Little Red Lion (pictured above) who contests the 2m5f novices' handicap chase at Ffos Las at 1.05pm.  The meeting survived an inspection and the ground is going to be very testing which will suit our six year old who was a winner over 3m1f on his final start over hurdles last season.  He will certainly be keeping on when others have had enough.  He has schooled well at home over fences and winning jockey Fergus Gillard takes 7lbs off his back.  It is a wide open race but he looks to have sound claims.

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