NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Mon May 01
Kempton, Warwick
Thu May 04
Sedgefield, Towcester
Fri May 05
Cheltenham, Fontwell

Entries & Recent Form


    Rathlin Rose runs at Haydock today

Today there are seven meetings, flat cards at Brighton, Kempton and Musselburgh plus four jumps cards at Haydock, Carlisle, Newton Abbot and Stratford.  David has runners at Haydock and Newton Abbot.  David runs Monetaire, Rathlin Rose, Chic Theatre and Abracadabra Sivola at Haydock.  There is good prize money on offer as it is the Challenger series finals, a great initiative for horses in the 'middle band' of racing, giving them a nice chance of winning some valuable prize money.  David also have four runners at Newton Abbot, Arkadios, Gabrial the Great, Celestial Path and Midnight Magic.  There are plenty of runners at our local track for their first meeting of the year.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon, all of them on the flat with action from Bath, Lingfield and Newcastle.  I am amazed that there are no jumps meetings taking place considering it is a Bank Holiday and more people are able to get to the races.  Having said that, it wasn't so long ago that there was no racing at all on Good Friday - the betting shop staff used to get the day off but they will be open tonight until stupid o'clock watching a handful of people shoving fistfuls of notes in roulette machines...spare a thought for them!  Anyway, back to the racing and there is some amazing prize money on offer on the all-weather at Lingfield today.  One race is worth £200,000 while there are five more worth £150,000 each.  I am always complaining about the lack of prize money so I should say that this is brilliant (if a little over the top!).

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There are just three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Towcester and Wetherby and an all-weather flat fixture from Chelmsford City.  The ground at Towcester is currently good/firm and with the prevailing dry weather I can't see it getting any better so it is hardly surprising that there are only small fields filling their card.  Stable jockey Tom Scudamore and David Noonan both head their for one ride and they have fair prospects of making our theory work.  There are no runners from the stable this afternoon and with Good Friday tomorrow marking a blank jumping day, David's next runners will come at the weekend.  He will certainly have runners at Haydock who host a vauable card including the finals of the Challenger series.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Nottingham, Catterick and Kempton while there is a jumps card from Fontwell.  David has no runners today although stable jockey Tom Scu has managed to pick up four outside rides at Fontwell so let's hope that he is among the winners as he closes in on his seasonal century.  Meanwhile Conor O'Farrell booted home a winner at Exeter yesterday proving he is more than capable when given the opportunity - it would be great if there were more trainers willing to put these good young jockeys up.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Pontefract and Lingfield as well as a jumps card from Exeter.  David has one runner this afternoon as Poisoned Berry contests the 4.50pm race at Exeter; a 2m7f handicap hurdle.  She was a course winner earlier in the season on good ground but would need to improve on her most recent efforts to figure here.  She is a 10/1 chance today for Tom Scudamore.  Tom is joined at Exeter by Conor O'Farrell and David Noonan who have both picked up outside rides at the meeting.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Redcar and Windsor while there is also a jumps card from Kelso.  There are no runners from the stable today although young jockey David Noonan makes the long journey north to Kelso for one ride aboard Tolethorpe in the 3.40pm race.  He looks to have a decent chance so let's see if the 'one ride theory' works today...let's hope so for his sake, otherwise it is going to be a long drive home!

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      Virtuel D'oudon runs at Ffos Las

There are just two jumps meetings today, Ffos Las and Market Rasen and David has runners at both. Virtuel D'oudon and You Say What both run in the 4.30pm handicap hurdle over 3 miles.  Virtuel D'oudon carries top weight of 11st 12lb and Tom Scu rides.  He has some good form in the book before an injury kept him off the track for a long time.  He was a bit disappointing on his comeback run at Exeter but he still shows all his old sparkle at home so hopefully he can return to form.  You Say What is making his debut for Pond House have pulled up on his last two starts for his previous trainer.  He has settled in well since joining the team so hopefully he can run well for David Noonan.  Arkadios runs at Market Rasen for Michael Heard.  He has not completed on recent form so a clear round today would be an improvement.  He has blinkers on for the first time and he will appreciate the sounder surface.

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