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There are just three meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat card from York and jumps fixtures from Perth and Fontwell.  David has two runners at Fontwell today; Oneonechop and Iron Heart (pictured above).  Oneonechop contests the juvenile hurdle at 1.00pm.  The winner of six races at up to 1m on the flat in France, he has finished in the frame on each of his four starts to date over timber.  He performed creditably again on his handicap debut when second at Newton Abbot last time and this looks less competitive.  The ground should suit and he looks to have a decent chance under Tom Scudamore.

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Haydock, Thirsk and Ascot, a jumps meeting from Stratford and all-weather flat fixtures from Kempton and Wolverhampton.  The best of the action today comes from Haydock where it is Sprint Cup day.  The Group 1 contest takes place at 3.30pm and whilst not an original selection, with conditions to suit, it looks to be at the mercy of Starman.  He  will love the ground, already has a verdict over second favourite Creative Force and he has a pull at the weights too.

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We were a little unlucky at Salisbury yesterday afternoon with Lady Reset finishing a close second in the 1m2f handicap despite being denied a clear run and the rider losing her reins in the closing stages.  Even so, she ran another great race to finish close up behind the progressive favourite - she is a tough and consistent mare and certainly deserves to get her head in front again.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Salisbury and Haydock, a jumps meeting from Sedgefield and all-weather flat cards from Chelmsford City and Newcastle.  David has one runner on the flat today as Lady Reset (pictured above) contests the 1m2f handicap at Salisbury at 3.35pm.  She has been in excellent form this season, winning twice on the level and once over hurdles and is 1lb lower than when runner-up at Sandown on her penultimate start.  She was given too much to do in a steadily run race last time so she looks to have each-way chance, although there are some progressive three year olds in the line-up and with just six runners it pays only two places.  Mollie Phillips is a promising young apprentice who has ridden plenty of winners lately and claims a handy 5lbs off her back.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Uttoxeter and Worcester, flat fixtures from Bath and Hamilton and an all-weather card from Lingfield.  I know I keep on about it, but there is clearly something very wrong with race planning.  There is a 0-130 handicap at Uttoxeter that has attracted only three runners, whilst I feel really sorry for Worcester where they have laid on two 0-130's and 0-140 and been rewarded with fields of four, five and five.  It must make them want to tear their hair out, especially as if they had put on some 0-100 handicaps, they would probably have had maximum fields!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Ripon and Epsom and jumps fixtures from Newton Abbot and Hexham.  David has two runners over the sticks today, but they are not at Newton Abbot.  Instead, the lorry makes the long trip up to Northumberland as Mr Tambourine Man and Miss M (pictured above) run at Hexham.  Mr Tambourine Man contests the 2m4f handicap hurdle at 5.45pm.  He made a promising start for the stable over hurdles when runner-up at Worcester and this trip looks likely to suit him and he has a solid chance under Tom Scudamore.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Ripon, Epsom and Chepstow, a jumps card from Cartmel and an all-weather flat fixture from Wolverhampton.  The best of the action comes on the flat care of a 6f Listed contest at Ripon, whilst over the sticks there is a 0-155 handicap chase at Carlisle with £10,000 on offer to the winner.  I bet Cartmel are properly fed up with the turnout they have had, with just a field of four, the highest rated of which is 16lbs off the ceiling limit for the race.  Only one of the remainder of their seven race card has attracted more than seven runners, which is obviously a great shame.

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