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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with the action coming from Catterick and Leicester on the turf and Lingfield and Southwell on the all-weather.  The rain has taken it's toll with the ground at Catterick currently soft, whilst Leicester is heavy (soft in places) so if you are thinking of having a wager, make sure that your selection will handle the ground as plenty of these won't.

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The stable enjoyed a nice winner on Saturday afternoon when Bumpy Johnson ran out an impressive winner of the concluding bumper at Fontwell on his debut for the yard.  He travelled nicely throughout under Tom Scudamore and put the race to bed quickly once asked in the straight to win by a comfortable seven lengths.  He is owned by Brocade Racing who have had plenty of nice horses with the stable through the years and they look to have another smart recruit here.  Furthermore, if you read our blog on Saturday, you will have seen Oliver Defew, our head lad pick him out as his horse to follow for the season ahead.  He chose Kepagge last season who went unbeaten in three starts, so his credibility is sky high at the moment!

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There are two meetings taking place this afternoon with the action coming from Kelso and Uttoxeter over the sticks.  Incredibly, as I write this, the official going is good (good/firm in places) at both courses with Kelso actually having had to water the ground to get it to that.  With rain forecast that could quite easily alter - I hope for Kelso's sake they don't get too much as we all know what happens when you get significant rain on watered ground.

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Following the abandonment of Ascot this afternoon due to the prolonged heavy rain, there are four meetings taking place this afternoon.  That leaves us with flat action from Newmarket, Redcar and Wolverhampton, whilst there is a jumps fixture from Fontwell.  David has two runners at Fontwell today; Miss Tynte and Bumpy Johnson.  Following two days of persistent rain (26mm and 28mm) the ground is going to be extremely testing.  Miss Tynte (pictured above) contests the 2m3f handicap hurdle at 3.29pm and she had a successful time of it last season, winning twice at 2m4f and 3m1f but is 4lbs higher than her last winning mark as a consequence.  The trip looks like a minimum for her, although her abundant stamina could certainly help today.  She looks likely to be a big price but is capable of outrunning her odds under David Noonan.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Ascot and Newcastle on the flat, whilst over jumps there is action from Fontwell and Hexham.  David has four runners at Fontwell today; First Lord de Cuet, Sans Logique, Buster Edwards and Sexy Lot.  First Lord de Cuet (pictured above) was a promising novice hurdler last season, winning on soft ground at Southwell.  This is a competitive contest and he makes his first start since March but he looks to hold each-way claims under David Noonan.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Salisbury and Chelmsford City, whilst over the jumps there is action from Ffos Las and Warwick.  We were due to have three runners at Ffos Las today, although following heavy rain over the last few days at the Welsh track, including 29mm yesterday, the ground has become softer than ideal for our entries and so they have been withdrawn.  We will be back tomorrow with four runners at Fontwell.

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We were out of luck at Sedgefield yesterday afternoon with two third places from our three runners.  Malangen ran creditably in the 2m4f handicap hurdle and may well have finished second had he not made a mistake at the final flight.  He continues to run consistently and whilst he is only 1lb higher than his last winning mark, he just seems to be in the grip of the handicapper.  To Fly Free finished third on her handicap debut in the 2m hurdle and was only beaten three lengths.  She held every chance in the straight but could not quicken with the leaders and does not look to want much further than this trip.  Our other runner, Sans Logique was disappointing in the juvenile hurdle, finishing only fifth.  His jumping was not as it can be and he looked to be fighting a losing battle from a fair way out.  A winner on the flat in France, he is certainly better than he has shown so far over hurdles.

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