Horses for Sale

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So Lonely - a lovely 4 year old filly
Placed in Irish bumpers and only
start over hurdles. A nice prospect for
novices' hurdles this season.

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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Wed Oct 24
Fontwell, Worcester
Wed Oct 24
Goffs Open Yearling & HIT Sale
Thu Oct 25
Carlisle, Ludlow, Southwell

Entries & Recent Form

It is a busy day ahead with five meetings taking place this afternoon.  The action comes form Wincanton, Worcester and Huntingdon over the sticks, while there are a couple of flat fixtures from Chester and Chelmsford City.  David has three runners at Worcester today; Great Tempo, Red Square Revival and Purple 'N Gold, while Lady Of Longstone runs at Wincanton.  Great Tempo contests the 2m4f novices' handicap chase at 2.10pm.  Our five year old has schooled well at home and is ready for his first start over the larger obstacles.  He has to carry top weight of 11-12, but there is no doubting his latent ability, although he had become a touch frustrating over timber.  Hopefully the switch to fences will bring some improvement.  It certainly worked for Red Square Revival (pictured above) who runs in the 2m4f handicap chase at 2.40pm.  He ran six times over fences last season, winning twice and finishing in the frame on a further three occasions.  He is higher in the weights as a consequence but should still go well under Tom Scudamore.

Purple 'N Gold is a great favourite around the yard and he runs in the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 5.25pm.  I wish I could read horse's minds - he has won from higher marks in the past and should love this good ground.  Stan Sheppard takes the ride and he is certainly going to be busy - he has four rides at Worcester before heading to Wincanton for a ride in the last there.

Lady Of Longstone runs in the 7.20pm race at Wincanton - a 2m5½f handicap hurdle.  She is another to have won from higher marks in the past and she too will appreciate the drying ground.  She has had a little break and is not without a chance under David Noonan.

Dell' Arca finished fourth in the staying handicap chase at Newton Abbot yesterday afternoon, picking up some prize money in the process.  I thought that he may have finished a little closer, but he did jump left at several of his obstacles.  There will be other days for him.

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What a great draw for Huddersfield at Chelsea last night, meaning that Stoke, West Brom and Swansea all go down.  My team West Ham take on Manchester United tonight and it is on Sky Sports.  I will be having a small wager on the mighty Hammers at 15/4...yes, I am mad!

There was a fantastic result for British tennis player Kyle Edmund as he beat Novak Djokovic yesterday in the Madrid Open.  He won 6-3, 2-6, 6-3 and looks as though he is on the up (although it is probably fair to say that Djokovic is nowhere near his imperious best at present).  Edmund is the British number one while Andy Murray is still struggling with injury.

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Did you hear about the two silk worms who had a race?  It ended in a tie!  Have a nice day...

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