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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 are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Newmarket, York and Newcastle as well as a jumps card from Chepstow.  I always thought of this Chepstow fixture as the start of the jumps season proper as it used to be the first meeting covered by the BBC years ago.  David has four runners at the meeting; Vieux Lion Rouge, Dell' Arca, Stream Lady and Queens Cave.  Vieux Lion Rouge and Dell' Arca contest the veteran's chase at 3.55pm, a race that is sponsored by their owner, Professor Caroline Tisdall.  Dell' Arca has been a tremendous servant down the years and would have a chance on his best form from a mark of 135 under David Noonan.  Vieux Lion Rouge (pictured above) finished runner-up in the Becher Chase last season and if he were anywhere near that form, he would go well from a mark 4lbs below his last winning mark.  Conor O'Farrell is in the saddle.

Stream Lady contests the 2m7½f mares' handicap chase at 5.00pm.  Our six year old won at Sedgefield on good ground three starts back but was disappointing last time.  She wouldn't want too much rain getting into the ground.  David Noonan is in the saddle.

Our final runner is Queens Cave who contests the mares' novices' hurdle at 5.35pm.  She has always been held in very high regard and looked very good when finishing a narrow runner-up in a Listed bumper, although she disappointed when pulled-up at long odds-on on her hurdling debut at Ayr.  A reproduction of her good earlier form would give her every chance under David Noonan and she certainly won't mind the ground.

Hot Ryan ran a solid race to finish runner-up in the novices' handicap hurdle at Exeter yesterday.  An awkward landing at the third last did nothing to help her chances, but she battled on bravely to record another creditable effort.  She is clearly progressing well and should be capable of winning again.

Teaser was still travelling okay, upsides in front when he capsized at the first fence in the straight.  He jumped the fence okay, but just seemed to knuckle on landing.  He is another that will be winning again.

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The Czech Republic take on England at football on ITV at 7.45pm tonight.  England should be too good for the Czech's, although they are short at 1/2.  That's my viewing for the night organised...Mrs Barnes is going to have to watch the soaps in the bedroom!

IBF and WBC welterweight boxing champion Errol Spence was in a serious condition last night after a terrible car crash.  At 2.53am, his Ferrari which was travelling at high speed, flipped mulitple times, ejecting the driver who was not wearing a seat belt according to Dallas police.  The pictures of the car do not look very good, so that does not say too much for Spence's chances.  Let's hope he pulls through.

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I have just finished making the first episode of a murder mystery series set on an aeroplane.  It was the pilot!  Have a great day...

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