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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Bath, Chelmsford City and Lingfield.  In fairness to Chelmsford, they have put some decent handicaps on with three 0-105 events, carrying over £12,000 to the winner of each.  I am sure they will be disappointed to have attracted only five runners for one of them and seven runners in each of the other two.  ITV 3 will be covering those contests.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Doncaster, Chester, Lingfield and Musselburgh as well as a jumps fixture from Fontwell.  It is the final day of Doncaster's St Leger meeting and of course the highlight is the Leger itself, the oldest (and final) Classic on the calendar which takes place at 3.35pm.  Meanwhile, there is also the Group 2 Park Hill on the card as well as a number of competitive handicaps - it is just a shame (although understandable) that the racegoers won't be there to see it.

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There are four meetings taking place on these shores this afternoon with the action all coming on the level at Doncaster, Chester, Sandown and Salisbury.  It is day three of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster and they have a cracking card with a Listed contest and a couple of Group 2 races.  The highlight of course is the Doncaster Cup at 3.15pm and it is an intriguing contest, even if it is lacking a real top-class stayer.  The most interesting one is Sir Mark Prescott's three year old gelding Revolver who is unbeaten in six starts this term, starting his winning spree from a mark of just 57!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action coming from Doncaster, Chepstow, Haydock and Chelmsford City on the all-weather.  Today is day two of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster and it features the return of last year's brilliant Leger winner Logician (albeit in a two runner race) as well as a couple of Group 2 contests for fillies.  Unfortunately it will be held behind closed doors following the latest revision to the guidelines of spectators attending sport.  3,600 people attended the track at Doncaster yesterday - it seemed to have been well received so let's hope that there are no negative repercussions from the event and racegoers can attend again sooner rather than later.

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Midnight Magic gave the yard a timely winner at Newton Abbot yesterday afternoon.  After a couple of near misses earlier on the card with Percy Street and Story Of Friends, Midnight Magic added to his tally over fences with a hard-fought victory in the 3m2f conditional jockeys' novices' handicap chase.  Racing prominently throughout, he led in the straight and hung on well under a power-packed ride from Jack Tudor to prevail by 1¼ lengths and reward the patience of his owners Midd Shire Racing.  Earlier on the card Percy Street had finished runner-up in a decent looking seller - he should continue to be competitive wherever he runs, especially on top of the ground.  Meanwhile Story Of Friends was unlucky not to win the staying handicap hurdle having cruised into a clear lead turning for home.  He looked all over the winner until meeting the last wrong and losing all momentum.  He has certainly looked an improved performer since stepping-up in trip and this was another good effort.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with the action coming on the level at Catterick and Goodwood and over the sticks at Newton Abbot.  Meanwhile, over in Ireland there is a mixed card from Punchestown and despite no stand-out race and unexceptional prize money, the smallest field on their seven race card has thirteen runners.  David has four runners at Newton Abbot this afternoon; Percy Street, Broughtons Admiral, Story Of Friends and Midnight Magic.

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We were out of luck yesterday at Fontwell with Buster Edwards faring best of our runners when a close third in the 3m2f novices' handicap chase.  He jumped superbly for a first attempt over fences under David Noonan to be beaten little over a length.  He jumps well and stays forever so he should certainly be winning his share of races and could easily develop into a type for the regional Nationals.  Meanwhile, Northern Madrik was disappointing in the juvenile hurdle, not jumping with the fluency that he had shown at home.  He is certainly better than he was able to demonstrate here.

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