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String_gallops_Sept_2010

Qalinas is the sole runner from the yard this evening - he takes part in the 6.05pm race and will be ridden by Tom Scudamore.  He is yet to get his head in front, but does boast some very useful placed form including behind the likes of Brampour and it is surely only a matter of time before he picks up a race.  There are six meetings on throughout the country today, with York, Newmarket and Salisbury hosting flat cards and jumping taking place at Perth, Ludlow and Folkestone.

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We had just the one runner at Wincanton yesterday as Cabora took in the mares' novices' hurdle.  Although she couldn't win, she showed a deal of ability to finish third behind two useful opponents and it looked to me as though she might well appreciate a longer trip and softer ground.  She was a decisive winner on very soft ground at Auteuil on her previous start and she should be more than capable of winning races in the coming months.

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Sunny_Gallops

It's a very busy day for a Tuesday with no fewer than five meetings taking place - two on the flat at Beverley and Kempton and three over the sticks at Wincanton, Hereford and Southwell.  The stable only has one runner at Wincanton, Cabora, a new French recruit who was successful last time at big odds at Auteuil.  Our four year old filly is partnered this afternoon by Timmy Murphy for his boss David Johnson.

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There are four meetings taking place today with flat action taking place at Redcar, Windsor and Wolverhampton and a jumps card at Towcester this evening.  The stable has one runner at Towcester, Martial Law in the 7.30pm race.  He was very unlucky at Ffos Las last week when he was six lengths clear with the race at his mercy when he stumbled and fell at the last - let's hope that he can atone for that misfortune this evening.

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Midnight_Tuesday_Newbury

We have runners at both Worcester and Uttoxeter this afternoon and Tom Scudamore faces a race against time as he rides at both meetings.  Tom rides Shoegazer at Uttoxeter before making the dash to Worcester to partner Terfel's Toscar and Kusadasi.  Decent hurdler Shoegazer won well on his chasing debut at Hereford last time out and jumped better as the race progressed - with that experience under his belt, hopefully he will be able to make it two from two this afternoon.  Our other runner at Worcester, Midnight Tuesday (pictured above) will be partnered by young Tom Bellamy who has already won aboard the seven year old and who claims a handy 7lbs off the topweight's back.

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The_Tracey_Shuffle_Ayr

It's a busy old afternoon up and down the country with no less than six meetings taking place at Ascot, Haydock, Lingfield, Nottingham, Thirsk and Warwick and better news still...with no inspections planned, it looks as if they will all take place.  There is a great mixed flat and jumps card at Haydock with the big race of the day being the Swinton Hurdle.  They have changed the name of the race which I think is a shame - I still refer to a lot of the present races under their old names like The Whitbread or The Mackeson...I know the sponsors pay their money to advertise their brand, but it is difficult for purists like me to accept change!

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Dan_Breen_Uttoxeter_020411

Hopefully there will be six meetings taking place today, five of them on the flat at Chester, Ascot, Hamilton, Lingfield and Nottingham, as well as a jumps card at Market Rasen.  We have one runner there, Dan Breen who runs in the handicap chase at 2.55pm.  Dan Breen ran some very good races in defeat last term so let's hope for a slice of luck for owner Stuart Mercer.  Earlier in the week at Ffos las, his Martial Law was well in command when capsizing at the last flight of hurdles - hopefully Dan Breen will give him something to smile about.

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