Horses for Sale

      Winner Of Only Start!      

First Lord de Cuet was the resolute
winner of his only start in an Irish
point-to-point. Has loads of potential
and looks a very smart prospect.

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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Sat Nov 17
Cheltenham, Uttoxeter, Wetherby
Sun Nov 18
Cheltenham, Fontwell
Sun Nov 18
Goffs November Sale

Entries & Recent Form

There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Doncaster, Chester and Salisbury.  Today is the third day of Doncaster's St Leger fixture and there could be some form clues on offer for the final classic of the season.  The 3.00pm race is a 1m6½f handicap and Walton Street arrives in good form having finished third, one place behind Leger fancy Raymond Tusk.  I will be watching the race very carefully.  Hopefully it will be a better day for the punters - yesterday only one favourite reached the frame and the Placepot returned almost £23,000 to a £1 stake.  With no jumps racing on for a day or two, unsurprisingly there are no runners from Pond House.

 

Apprentice jockey Finley Marsh was in a spot of bother yesterday when officials found that his safety vest was out of date before the five furlong nursery at Ffos Las.  He was hit with a £140 fine which is going to make his new one seem very expensive.

I see that three jockeys are planning on flying from Doncaster to Leopardstown to contest the Grade One races on both sides of the Irish Sea.  I wonder if Ryan Moore, Seamie Heffernan and Wayne Lordon will be sharing the same helicopter?

David has been running a competition on social media to win signed copies of his excellent Pond House brochure for the coming season.  It is a full colour, 76 page book with loads of information about David and the stables as well as some beautiful photography, while there is also a run through of all the horses in training at the yard.  It is a great prize to have and even if you aren't lucky enough to win one, a copy can still be yours as the remaining limited stock will be available for sale with charitable contributions benefiting the air ambulance.  Keep your eyes peeled for further details...

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The big football match tonight is a derby between Birmingham and West Brom and is on Sky tonight at 7.45pm.  I will be having a little interest on West Brom at 7/5.

The opening ceremony for the Ryder Cup golf is going to be a riot with David Ginola and the Kaiser Chiefs.  It starts on 28th September and as you can probably tell, I'm already really excited about it.  The Kaiser Chiefs will perform their hit song "I Predict A Riot", while ex-Spurs man Ginola said, "I'm very excited about the show"...I'm more excited about the golf!

Ronnie O'Sullivan seems to be back in form in the Shanghai Masters as he beat Stuart Bingham 6-2.  The Rocket knocked in a couple of centuries to bring his total to 950 career hundreds.  To put that into some sort of perspective, the next on the list is Stephen Hendry and he has 175 less!

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen has launched a withering assault on England opening batsman Keaton Jennings stating that "He can't bat!".  Sadly it looks as though Pietersen could be a good judge.

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Whenever I get into bed, I always think of France.  That is because the bedsprings always go "Dordogne!"

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