NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Tue Jul 17
Worcester
Wed Jul 18
Uttoxeter
Sat Jul 21
Cartmel, Market Rasen

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Beverley, Chelmsford City, Bath and Thirsk, while there is a flat fixture from Worcester.  Although there are no runners from Pond House today, stable jockeys Tom Scudamore and David Noonan have picked up rides at Worcester.  If they need to lose any weight, apparently all the jockeys have to do is sit in the weighing room...they say it gets that hot in there.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with all of the action coming on the level from Ayr, Ripon, Windsor and Wolverhampton so you are out of luck if you are a fan of the jumps.  I thought that our runner over the weekend, Ilovemints ran a good race to finish runner-up at Newton Abbot on Saturday.  I thought she was going to win jumping the second last but was beaten four lengths, trying to concede over a stone to the eventual winner so this was a pretty decent effort.  She certainly seemed to appreciate the longer trip and can win something similar before too long.

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There are three meetings today, all over the sticks at Perth, Southwell and Stratford...good race planning again!  David does not have any runners today.  Yesterday we had top flat meetings at York, Newmarket and Ascot all in the afternoon.  I bet the flat boys wish one of those meetings was on this afternoon instead?  Tom Scu goes to Southwell for five rides but looking at them I am not sure he is going to have a winner but we shall see!  As you know, I like to follow trainers who have travelled a long way.  Peter Bowen fits into this category and he has a few runners up at Perth.  His horses are in good form and he looks to have some chances.

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    Ilovemints runs at Newton Abbot today

Today we have seven meetings, 6 flat cards at Newmarket, York, Ascot, Chester, Hamilton and Salisbury plus a jumps card at Newton Abbot.  David has one runner, Ilovemints in the 5.35pm at Newton Abbot.  It is a 2m5f handicap hurdle which has 17 runners.  Our six year old has run a couple of sound races recently and I think the step up in trip will help.  She has each way claims with David Noonan in the saddle.  Tom Scu has a few rides at Newton Abbot and he rides Top Chief in the 5.05pm which could win.

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Take the High Road runs tonight & is For Sale

Today there are six meetings, five flat cards at Newmarket, York, Ascot, Chester and Chepstow plus a jumps card at Ffos Las.  David has one runner at Ffos Las this evening, Take the High Road in the 7.35pm 2 mile handicap hurdle.  He is having his first start for the yard and first run in a handicap off a mark of 104.  We expect him to run okay with Tom Scu in the sadddle.  He is also still for sale by the way!  Take the High Road is looking for a new owner so please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any interest, he represents great value for money!  Just a quick note on race planning - why is there two evening meetings at racecourse not that far apart?  Tonight you have Ffos Las and Chepstow.  I appreciate one is jumps meeting and the one is a flat meeting but it just seems a little silly to me!

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with the action all coming on the flat with fixtures from Newmarket, Carlisle, Doncaster, Epsom and Newbury.  I don't know how Newbury, a supposed Grade One track get away with just £50,000 in total prize money across their eight race card.  Meanwhile, Newmarket have three Group races on the menu as well as a £62,000 six furlong handicap which has attracted 20 runners.  I don't know whether I should advertise the winner of the 2.25pm race at Newmarket!

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon and the action is all taking place on the flat with fixtures from Catterick, Yarmouth, Lingfield, Kempton and Bath.  I thought that Chato put up a good first effort for the stable when finishing third at Uttoxeter last night in the 2m7½f handicap hurdle.  Judged by this effort, it should not be long before he is winning and he is already starting to look like a good purchase from the Doncaster Sales.

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