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There are two meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat fixture from Goodwood and a jumps card from Newton Abbot.  David has two runners; Ramses de Teillee (pictured above) and Grangeclare Glory who both run at Newton Abbot.  Ramses de Teillee makes his seasonal reappearance in the 3m2f handicap hurdle at 2.02pm.  Our popular grey did well to win over fences at Cheltenham last season from a 2lbs higher mark than this and he will enjoy the prevailing soft ground.  He has to concede weight away all round and looks to have each-way claims under Tom Scudamore.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Newmarket and York, an all-weather flat card from Chelmsford City and jumps fixtures from Hexham and Chepstow.  The best of the action comes from Newmarket where it is Dewhurst day.  The Group 1 seven furlong contest for two year old colts often decides who will be crowned champion juvenile and whist not an original shout, Native Trail has looked an absolute beast in three starts for the Godolphin team, winning at the top level last time by 3½l and I would be very surprised if he lost his unbeaten record here.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Newmarket and York, an all-weather flat fixture from Newcastle and a jumps card from Chepstow.  Today signals the traditional start to the core part of the jumps season, with Chepstow's fist meeting of the new campaign.  David has one runner today as tremendously popular Vieux Lion Rouge (pictured above) contests the veteran's handicap chase at 2.10pm.  Owned by Professor Caroline Tisdall and John Gent, I am sure the Professor would love to win the race that she is sponsoring on the card.  Vieux Lion Rouge was a very impressive winner of the Becher last season and our 12 year old seems to be in good form at home.  He won this race in 2019 and a reproduction of that sort of performance would give him every chance here under Tom Scudamore, although drying ground would be a concern.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat fixture from Ayr, an all-weather flat card from Chelmsford City and jumps cards from Exeter and Worcester.  David has three runners today as Nabvutika, Paricolor and Major Robinson all run at Exeter.  The first of them is Nabvutika, who runs in the 2m½f mares' maiden hurdle at 1.55pm.  She had some fair form on the flat and certainly won't mind the prevailing ground.  She has schooled nicely at home and would have a small each-way chance with Fergus Gillard taking 3lbs off her back.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat card from Nottingham, an all-weather flat fixture from Kempton and two jumps fixtures from Ludlow and Sedgefield.  David has one runner today as Oneonechop contests the juvenile hurdle at Ludlow at 1.00pm.  A six time winner on the flat in France at up to a mile, he has taken well to hurdling, finishing in the frame in all bar one of his six starts over timber.  He was disappointing last time, but the ground was softer than advertised that day and if he bounces back to his best he would have each-way claims under Fergus Gillard.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Brighton and Leicester, an all-weather flat fixture from Kempton and a jumps meeting from Huntingdon.  The best of the action today comes from Leicester with a competitive 1m2f (0-95) handicap the highlight.  After plenty of overnight rain, the ground at Leicester is now heavy - the ground there can get extremely testing so it is vital that your selection will handle conditions.  At the prices, Pied Piper could prove a bit of each-way value.  The Queen's gelding stays well and will handle the ground and should be thereabouts.  I thought we may have been in luck with yesterday's selection at Lingfield, but he was just headed close home...onward and upwards!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat card from Pontefract, all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Wolverhampton and a jumps card from Stratford.  The best of the action today is surprisingly at Lingfield, where the 1m4f (0-95) handicap is their highlight.  It could be best left to the Ryan Moore ridden My Frankel who has a couple of disappointing efforts to overcome, but looks reasonably treated from a mark 1lb higher than when successful the last time he raced on the all-weather.

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