Horses for Sale

      Exciting New Addition!    

Fit and ready to run, convincing flat winner
Ballard Down.
An athletic, well-made sort he will be
schooled over hurdles and looks an ideal
dual-purpose type.

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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Tue May 21
Goffs Spring Sale
Tue May 21
Hexham, Huntingdon
Wed May 22
Warwick, Southwell

Entries & Recent Form

There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Ayr and Bangor as well as an all-weather flat fixture from Newcastle.  David has runners at both jumps meetings today.  Queen's Cave (pictured above) makes the long trip up to Scotland for the 2m4½f mares' novices' hurdle and our six year old looks like a most exciting prospect.  Winner of a point-to-point in Ireland, she won her bumper before finishing a close second in a decent Listed contest.  She jumps, stays and must have an excellent chance under Tom Scudamore.  Meanwhile, over at Bangor Know The Score contests the 2m7f novices' hurdle at 3.25pm.  Our six year old has won an Irish point-to-point, a bumper and a hurdle race and looks sure to appreciate this step up in trip.  It is a very competitive little race considering there are only six runners but he should go close.  Our final runner is Catch The Swallows in the bumper at 3.55pm - he finished runner-up in an Irish point and is another that looks to have sound prospects.  David Noonan rides both of our runners at Bangor.

I see that trainer James Evans claims that 'prize money is the primary issue behind the staffing crisis'.  I for one have been banging on about the low level of prize money at many of these meetings for quite a while now.  I don't know why trainers keep entering their horses where they are paying peanuts.  If they stopped entering their horses I am sure the tracks would soon get the message.

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I did say that it is important to check the teams before having a wager on the FA Cup.  Liverpool made nine changes to their usual line-up and managed to get beaten 2-1 by Wolves.  I wonder how many of the Premier League teams would rather not play in the tournament?  I suppose it gives their reserves a run out.  I remember years ago it used to be a prestigious event but it doesn't seem to matter any more...I guess that is what money does.  The big match of the fourth round is Arsenal versus Manchester United.  I would expect both of these sides to turn out most of their first team as they would be happy to win anything right now.

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What is a ghosts favourite soccer position?  Ghoul keeper!  Have a nice day...

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