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           Gabrielle Du Seuil       

An exciting four year old filly who has finished
fourth on her two hurdle starts in France.
Lovely prospect for the season ahead.
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The good form of the yard continued with another nice success at Southwell yesterday as First Lord de Cuet landed the maiden hurdle with the minimum of fuss.  Keeping things simple from the front, Tom Scudamore dictated matters aboard our promising five year old and he was always doing enough in the closing stages to beat off a highly rated flat rival in second.  A point-to-point winner in Ireland, he had shown useful form in bumpers and built on his Wincanton hurdling debut here.  He will certainly get further in time and looks like a very nice horse for the future, which is good news as being owned by MCP and David's future father-in-law, Pete Green (in partnership with the James and Jean Potter), there was more than a degree of pressure!

There are only three meetings taking place this afternoon following the abanonment of Ludlow this morning.  That leaves a jumps cards from Haydock and all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Kempton.  David has one runner today as Airton contests the 2m7f conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at Haydock at 12.50pm.  Jonjo O'Neill takes the ride aboard our six year old gelding and he has been bang in contention when taking a couple of falls in recent outings.  He looks to be on a reasonable mark given the form of his Taunton win last season and would have each-way claims with a clear round.

I see that apprentice jockeys are dominating the front page of the Post this morning after a new pay deal was agreed.  The new rules mean that apprentices will be able to keep a larger percentage of their winnings.  The news certainly doesn't sit well with all trainers who, under the existing agreement would keep a larger percentage of riding fees and prize money in return for jockeys' expenses such as travel and equipment.  Northern flat trainer Richard Fahey is among the most vociferous, stating that he will not be having any further apprentice jockeys.  This will probably not be the last we hear on the matter, although you have to wonder why the flat riders are expected to give up large percentages of their prize money when their contemporaries over jumps are not.


Crystal Palace and Manchester City won their respective Premier League matches last night with City's success moving them back into second place in the table.  Liverpool get the chance to extend their lead tonight as they take on Everton tonight on Amazon Prime at 8.15pm.  You won't get rich backing them, but they should be too good for local rivals Everton, whilst Chelsea and Leicester should also be victorious.

Ronnie O'Sullivan won through to the last 16 of the UK Open snooker yesterday, dropping his first frames of the tournament as he beat Noppon Saengkham 6-2.  He was bemoaning ill-health though, claiming a running injury has left him with a bad foot and back...I have always maintained that his exercise lark is bad for you!  It will be interesting to see if the Rocket can maintain his focus in his bid for an eight UK title.  Meanwhile, former world champion and world number one, Mark Selby also made it through to the last 16 yesterday.


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