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                      Salut Flo

Salut Flo is a 2005 bay gelding by Saint Des Saints and his dam was called Royale Marie.  He only had a very short spell here at Pond House but once again showed his best form when he was here and he was a Cheltenham Festival winner in 2012.  Owned by Allan Stennett he began his career in France over hurdles.  For his first six starts he was in the care of trainer Emmanuel Clayeux and his races yielded one win at Lyon Parilly in 2009.

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                Western Warhorse

Western Warhorse is a 2008 bay gelding by Westerner and his dam was called An Banog.  He only had a very short career but he was a Cheltenham Festival winner for David in 2014.  I personally remember him well as he was a handsome big horse, talented but he was not an easy ride and his temperament took some managing, a trait we have found with several horses that have been at Pond House that are by his sire. Indeed Tom Scudamore once described him as a ‘fruit loop’ after winning on him!

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                   Grands Crus

Grands Crus is a 2005 grey gelding by Dom Alco and his dam was called Fee Magic.  Bought from France for owners Roger Stanley and Yvonne Reynolds as a three year old he made his career debut in a bumper at Aintree in October 2009.  He had two bumper runs in which he never really got competitive and it was only when sent hurdling that we started to see the true Grand Crus.

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Leoncavallo Enjoying some Grass After Exercise

This morning we made our first jumps declarations since March!  It will be nice to have some jumping action back and my first runner will be Jasmin Des Bordes.  Jasmin runs in the concluding race on Southwell’s Wednesday card, a three mile handicap hurdle 0-120.  He has some form that makes him of interest in this race but he is not one to rely on heavily.  He certainly has more than enough ability from a rating of 120 but he is a quirky character who does have his own ideas about things.  He is not an easy ride at home and Ali Galliers-Pratt does a great job at home with him. 

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                      Kissair

Kissair is another Cheltenham Festival winner for Pond House.  He was a 1991 born bay gelding by Most Welcome and his dam was called Salonniere.  He started his career on the flat for G Lewis in September 1993 and finished nearer last than first on three of his first four starts before he was gelded.  This seemed to do the trick however and he won on his first race on his third start back after at Bath in April 1994 over 1m2f.  He went on to win another two races that summer making it three wins from eight starts overall.

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                    Bonanza Boy

Bonanza Boy was a 1981 born bay gelding by Sir Lark and his dam was called Vulmid.  He joined the Pond House team in 1988 from the Philip Hobbs’ yard and by his second start he had already landed the Welsh Grand National.  He proved himself as one of the stoutest stayers around with the annihilation of Run For Skip and the 1987 Gold Cup winner, The Thinker.

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           Leoncavallo After Exercise

As we count down to the return of jumps racing on Wednesday 1st July, four more sleeps, there is some great flat action to keep us entertained today.  There is racing from Redcar, Newmarket and Newcastle this afternoon and then Lingfield and the Curragh kick in for the early evening.  The big race of the day at Newcastle is the Northumberland Plate at 3.35pm.  It looks quite an open competitive handicap with the Roger Varian trained Australis ridden by David Egan just holding favouritism. 

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