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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with all of the action coming on the flat from Leicester, Goodwood, Windsor and Catterick.  The pick of the day should be the 0-105 staying handicap at Goodwood, but once again, is has only attracted five runners and the topweight is 9lbs below the ceiling for the race.

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A foggy start to the morning in the west country.  There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Perth and Newton Abbot, a flat fixture from Brighton and an all-weather flat meeting from Newcastle.  The prevailing fast ground has obviously taken it's toll on the number of runners at any of the turf meetings with only one field in double figures.  There are no runners from the Pond House team today.  Indeed, our next runners will not come until Wednesday at the earliest, with declarations for those made this morning at 10am.

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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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