Horses for Sale

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in this beautifully bred three year old filly
DOYEN'S GLORY

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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

Daklondike ran an absolute cracker to finish runner-up at Newbury yesterday afternoon on his first hurdles start since April 2017.  We did say that he had the ability to be involved and I hope that a few of you were on at big odds - he even touched 66/1 before being returned at 40's which seems ludicrous given his latent ability.  Anyway, this was a lovely pipe-opener for the new season and he looks sure to be winning races this term over hurdles or fences based on this evidence.  He holds an entry in the Ladbroke Chase (formerly the Hennessy) at Newbury next month.

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps meetings from Warwick, Fontwell and Hexham supported by all-weather flat fixtures from Newcastle and Chelmsford City.  David has one runner this afternoon as Meep Meep Mag (pictured above) makes her debut for the stable in the mares' bumper at Warwick at 4.00pm.  She has run in two Irish point-to-points, finishing third or her debut before bolting up on her latest start in May.  There are others with form in the race and several of the top stables are represented so it is hard to be sure of what to expect.  She goes nicely at home and Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

Champ made an impressive debut in the novices' chase at Newbury yesterday afternoon.  J P McManus' gelding took care of a decent looking field with the minimum of fuss, travelling well through the race and jumping well.  He is only 4/1 for the RSA at the Cheltenham Festival in March which is obviously very short but he is clearly going to take high rank among novice chasers this season.

I see that many of John 'Big Mac' McCririck's personal effects are set to go through the sales ring.  McCririck, who was one of the most recognisable faces in racing owing to his trademark oversized cigars and wild headwear and attire passed away in July.  The items are due to be sold at Rowleys in Ely in early December and includes hats, jewelry and an IWC watch which is expected to make in the region of £5,000.  McCririck's widow, Jenny (or 'The Booby' as he affectionately dubbed her) decided to put some of the items up for auction, whilst donating others to Cancer Research.

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There is Premiership football on tonight with the bottom two teams in the table; Norwich and Watford facing off at 8pm on Sky Sports.  It looks like a close match according to the bookies, although it may be worth taking a chance on Norwich with home field advantage at 7/4.  If they have any hope of staying up, they need to be beating teams like Watford.

Ronnie O'Sullivan survived a scare in the Champion of Champions Tournament in Coventry yesterday to come from 3-0 to beat the Whirlwind 4-3.  He went on to beat John Higgins last night to set up a semi-final clash today against Neil Robertson.  That promises to be a cracker.  Meanwhile, Irishman Mark Allen meets World Champion Judd Trump in the other semi-final tomorrow.

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My pal Sid has started calling himself 'S'.  He's had too...someone stole his ID!

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