Horses for Sale

               Miss M (IRE)               

Tough and consistent five year old
flat winning mare 'MISS M'
Has impressed with her schooling and is
fit & ready to run

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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Sat Nov 09
Aintree, Kelso, Wincanton
Sun Nov 10
Ffos Las, Sandown
Mon Nov 11
Carlisle, Kempton, Stratford

Cheltenham Festival 2020

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Entries & Recent Form

There was another good day for the Pond House team yesterday when Van Gogh du Granit bolted up in the feature handicap chase at Market Rasen.  He always looked the winner and he jumped really well under a finely judged ride from David Noonan.  This was the ten year old's first win in this country, although he had won eight times in his native France.  He displays a great deal of enthusiasm despite his age and is a really likeable sort.  Given the nature of his win, I wouldn't be surprised to see him turned out again before too long.  He holds an entry in the Velka Pardubicka in the Czech Republic later in the year.  Our other runner on the day, Ourmullion finished third in the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle and looked as though he could do with more of a test.

There are seven meetings today with flat cards from Ascot, Lingfield, Nottingham and Thirsk as well as jumps cards from Hexham and Warwick.  There are no runners from Pond House today - it is nice of David to give the other trainers a chance!  There are a couple of nice race at Haydock, although the Long Distance Hurdle has something of a lop-sided look about it as only four of the field are in the handicap.  The Swinton looks like a more competitive contest a 17 runner handicap sounds like a pin-stickers dream!

Aiden O'Brien's Derby hope Anthony Van Dyck runs at Lingfield this afternoon at 2.30pm and Ryan Moore is in the saddle.  Given recent form, I think I will back the one that his son is on!

I wonder why Liverpool fan Franny Norton seems to ride Chester better than any other racecourse.  He gave Chester Cup winner Making Miracles a beautiful ride from a terrible draw to win easily.  He has had a good week with Liverpool reaching the Champions League final.  The ground at Chester looked atrocious - worse than anything the jumpers are faced with.

Talking of Chester, I see that jockey Cameron Noble was banned for 10 days after riding a finish with a circuit to go.  Chester is a very short, sharp track where you are always on the turn.  I guess it must be quite easy to get disorientated.  Perhaps they should hold out pit boards telling the jockeys how many laps there are to go?!

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I have seen more pictures of Anthony Joshua's next opponent and I have never seen a boxer look so overweight.  Promoter Bob Arum called Andy Ruiz a "fat slob" - I think he has that one about right.

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