Entries & Recent Form

The stable were back among the winners yesterday afternoon as Paricolor (pictured above) ran out a comfortable winner of the selling hurdle at Leicester under a canny ride from conditional jockey Fergus Gillard.  Making most of the running, Fergus sensibly kept Paricolor out wide on the back straight to claim the better ground and seldom looked likely to be caught in the straight.  This was certainly an accomplished ride and the pair have now won three times together.

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The stable enjoyed a winner at Cheltenham yesterday afternoon as great favourite Ramses de Teillee produced a typically gutsy performance to land the 3m3½f handicap chase.  He jumped extremely well and responded bravely to Tom Scudamore's urgings all the way up the straight to fend off the rallying Yala Enki, the pair well clear of the remainder.  He is a tremendously game and versatile horse and it is great to see him back in the winners' enclosure.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Cheltenham and Fontwell, whilst there is an all-weather flat fixture from Southwell.  Today is the third and final day of Cheltenham's November meeting and David has three runners; two at Cheltenham and one at Fontwell.  Ramses de Teillee contests the 3m3½f handicap chase at Cheltenham at 1.50pm.  A fantastically versatile stayer, he enjoyed a successful season last term winning three times over hurdles and he picked up some decent prize money when fifth last month in the French Champion Hurdle.  He remains 9lbs above his last winning handicap mark but course, distance and ground should all suit and he has solid each-way claims in a competitive contest.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Cheltenham, Uttoxeter and Wetherby, whilst there are two all-weather flat cards from Lingfield and Wolverhampton.  It is a busy day for the yard with five runners at Cheltenham, one at Uttoxeter and one on the level at Wolverhampton.  Today is the second day of Cheltenham November meeting with the feature race, the Paddy Power Gold Cup at 2.15pm and that looks like a good place to start.  The Pond House team are represented by Siruh du Lac (pictured above) who makes his seasonal/stable debut this afternoon.  A former Cheltenham Festival winner over this trip, he is obviously a very good horse.  He has pleased at home and has a 5lbs pull with Simply The Betts on Festival form in March (Siruh du Lac was still in front when coming to grief at the penultimate fence).  Tom Scu rides and he looks to have solid claims.

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There is an exciting afternoon ahead with today marking the first day of the Cheltenham November meeting.  It is a meeting that is always targeted by the Pond House team and David looks to have some chances over the course of the weekend.  Of course, there are other meetings taking place as well - the action comes from Cheltenham, Newcastle and Southwell over the jumps, whilst there is an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  David has three runners at Cheltenham this afternoon; Induno, Eamon An Cnoic and Panic Attack.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps fixtures from Ludlow, Sedgefield and Taunton supported by an all-weather flat card from Chelmsford City.  David has one runner today as Miss Tynte (pictured above) contests the 2m3f mares' handicap hurdle at Taunton at 4.15pm.  A winner three times over hurdles, she is back down to her last winning mark and can be given claims on that basis, although she has been disappointing in two starts this season and needs to improve on those efforts to figure.  Kieron Edgar is in the saddle.  Taunton makes a rare appearance on terrestrial television with a couple of races broadcast on ITV4 which is great news for our local track.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Ayr, Bangor and Exeter, whilst there is an all-weather flat meeting from Kempton.  David has four runners at Exeter today; Nobel Joshua, Mr Clarkson, Eden du Houx and Yaa Salaam.  Nobel Joshua contests the 2m7f conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 12.55pm.  A winner on his penultimate start in Ireland, he made a pleasing debut for the stable when fourth at Huntingdon, staying on well in the closing stages.  This stiffer track should suit and he looks to have solid each-way claims with Fergus Gillard taking 6lbs off his back.

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