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Mon Aug 21
Hexham
Tue Aug 22
Newton Abbot
Wed Aug 23
Worcester

Cheltenham Festival 2018

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Thirsk, Lingfield and Windsor while there is a jumps card from Hexham.  The big race of the day is the final of the sprint series with a shade under £47,000 to the winner and it has attracted a good sixteen runner field.  It just goes to show that if you put good prize money up for grabs you will get a good line-up...common sense really!

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There are just two meetings taking place this afternoon - a flat card from Pontefract and a jumps card from Southwell.  David runs Kalifourchon in the 3.40pm race at Southwell.  It is a three mile handicap hurdle and it looks a competitive contest with our six year old at the foot of the weights on 10-5.  He ran well on his seasonal reappearance at Market Rasen when second from this mark, form which would give him fair claims.  Stable jockey Tom Scudamore is in the saddle and it is a shame that there are not more than six runners as I think he would have had each way claims.  Meanwhile the flat card at the Curragh looks like a cracker with three Group races taking place - Ryan Moore looks to have a strong hand in each and Happily should win the fillies' Group 2 at 3.20pm.

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It is a busy day with seven meetings taking place with flat fixtures from Newbury, Ripon, Newmarket, Doncaster and Bath while there are jumps cards from Perth and Market Rasen.  David has one runner today as Three Star General contests the 2m7f handicap hurdle at 7.30pm.  The form of our runner looks rock solid - he won a maiden hurdle at Worcester (from a subsequent winner) on good ground before finishing runner-up to another subsequent winner, also at Worcester on his latest start.  He runs from a mark of 119 and is partnered by stable jockey Tom Scudamore - he looks sure to go close.

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Sadly it is another day of flat action with five meetings taking place on the level at Nottingham, Newbury, Wolverhampton, Newmarket and Catterick.  The Catterick meeting has just £30,000 in total prize money - if your horse were to finish fourth, you would picky up a heady £192.40 which would not even cover the expenses unless your horse was trained next door to the track.  For the life of me, I cannot understand why the owners and trainers continue to run their horses at meetings where the prize money is so poor.

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It was great to be back after the summer break and what better way to celebrate than with a winner?!  Aldrin was an extremely impressive winner of the maiden hurdle at Bangor last night, scoring with any amount in hand from the favourite and he looks to be a very useful horse for this time of year and a follow-up could be on the cards.  Meanwhile, both Aero Majestic and Keating showed promise on their first runs for the yard, finishing in third and fourth respectively at Newton Abbot and they should be winning something similar before long.  Keating was having his first start since April and can only improve.

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It's back to proper racing today with jumps cards from Newton Abbot and Bangor while there are flat cards from Beverley, Salisbury and Kempton.  David has runners at both National Hunt fixtures; Skilful Lord, Keating and Aero Majestic at Newton Abbot and Aldrin and Celestial Path at Bangor.  It is certainly good news to have the jumpers back following a week and a half without them...why does it seem like longer?!

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It's the last day of the summer break today with flat action from Thirsk, Ffos Las, Chelmsford City and Nottingham.  I can't wait for the jump racing to return tomorrow at Newton Abbot and Bangor, especially as David is likely to have runners at both meetings.

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