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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Goodwood and Yarmouth and a jumps fixture from Perth.  There are no runners from Pond House today, although stable jockeys Tom Scudamore and David Noonan have made the long journey up to Perth, Britain's most northerly racecourse and they look to have a decent book of rides.  Tom has picked up four outside rides and David three, so let's hope they can ride a winner or two or it could be a long journey home, especially on a Bank Holiday weekend!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with the action all on the flat from Newmarket's July course, Goodwood, Windsor and Redcar.  Once again, if you are a fan of the jumps you are out of luck, although there is a competitive National Hunt fixture at Wexford in Ireland which is covered on Racing TV.  The best racing of the day comes from Goodwood which features a Group 2 and a pair of Group 3 contests.  The Sussex track has had loads of rain of late and the ground is officially heavy at present and that will not help the favourite for the big race Benbatl one little bit.  As always, make sure that your selection is going to handle testing conditions if you are thinking of having a bet - plenty of those running today will not.

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Sans Logique ran okay to finish fourth on his first start over hurdles at Sedgefield yesterday afternoon, only beaten a shade over three lengths.  He tried to make all under Tom Scu and they really quickened through the second half of the contest with four in with a chance between the last two hurdles.  He was impeded approaching the last at which point the writing was on the wall.  Even so, he jumped well enough on the whole and will improve for the experience.  The first three home are no slouches and he was conceding 7lbs to the two immediately in front of him, suggesting that Sans Logique is well up to winning something similar, especially on a slightly easier surface.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Beverley, Chelmsford City and Lingfield as well as a jumps card from Sedgefield.  David has one runner this afternoon as Sans Logique makes his debut for the stable after he was purchased recently from France.  He showed some decent form on the level over there, winning at Marseille before finishing runner-up at Vichy last time out behind a horse that has won again subsequently.  He has been schooled intensively since arriving and he jumps nicely - there are a couple in the line-up with previous hurdling form but if he takes to this new discipline Sans Logique looks sure to go well under Tom Scudamore.

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Following the abandonment of Chepstow earlier in the week due to waterlogging, we are left with just two flat cards from Musselburgh and Lingfield this afternoon, meanwhile over in Ireland they have a flat fixture from Bellewstown.  I guess if you are a fan of the jumps you are out of luck today!  The ground at all of the meetings is riding on the soft side, so make sure your selection will handle a bit of cut if you are having a wager.  There are no runners from Pond House today.

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What a great performance from Miss M at Southwell yesterday afternoon.  Our six year old mare won the novices' hurdle under a penalty by 8 lengths under Tom Scudamore.  There were three in with a chance at the penultimate flight but she quickly put distance between herself and her rivals when Tom gave her a reminder to score with the minimum of fuss.  She has taken to hurdles really well and looks like a smart performer in the making.  Our other runners Malangen and Golden Jeffrey both ran okay to finish fifth and sixth in the 2m4f handicap hurdle, not beaten very far.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Ayr and Bath supported by a jumps fixture from Southwell.  David has three runners at Southwell today (Sexy Lot is a non-runner in the 3.50pm race) courtesy of Golden Jeffrey, Malangen and Miss M.  Golden Jeffrey and Malangen contest the 2m4f handicap hurdle at 2.50pm and the former is weighted to go well from 8lbs below his last winning mark.  The trouble is that was almost two years ago and he would have to take a step forward on what he has shown recently to figure.  Malangen (pictured above) was a good winner last time out over course and distance and he is not unfeasibly weighted from a mark 3lbs higher than his last handicap success over hurdles (and 2lbs lower than over fences).  The good ground should suit and he has sound claims under Tom Scu.

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