NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

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

Entries & Recent Form

There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Stratford and Uttoxeter, meanwhile it is the start of the turf season on the flat with Doncaster opening proceedings supported by all-weather fixtures from Kempton and Chelmsford.  David has two runners at Stratford; Poisoned Berry and Monetaire while Great Tempo runs at Uttoxeter.  Poisoned Berry has won a couple of times this season and drops in grade into selling company, although this does look like a competitive race for the grade.  Monetaire (pictured above) runs in the 2m6f handicap chase and has his first start for 18 months - even so he still has to carry top weight of 11-11 - Tom Scudamore is on board both of our Stratford runners.  Meanwhile Great Tempo goes in a wide-open handicap hurdle at 3.05pm - he was an easy winner at Hexham earlier in the seasaon and he could outrun his odds under David Noonan.

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The stable enjoyed another winner yesterday when Abracadabra Sivola (pictured above) battled on bravely to land the staying handicap chase yesterday afternoon at Taunton under another good ride from David Noonan.  David set some steady fractions in front and his mount kept responding bravely, seeing out the 3m4 1/2f trip very well.  These are important times for the young jockey as he rode his claim out aboard Mr Clarkson on Thursday although he can still claim his 3lbs allowance for 72 hours from that day.  He is a talented, courteous and professional young lad so let's hope that he can make a go of it.

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There is only one thing that we can start with this morning and that is Mr Clarkson who was successful for the fourth time this season when battling to victory in the final of the Betfred handicap hurdle series at Sedgefield yesterday.  In doing so David Noonan was recording his 75th success and therefore riding out his claim.  Many of the Pipe's Prospectors syndicate were there and I bet the result made the long journey home fly by - that is if they came home...I wouldn't be at all surprised if a few of them were still up at Sedgefield partying!  With over £12,500 in prize money for the winner it was a very good effort from Sedgefield and the sponsors of the race Betfred.  Indeed, Sedgefield were also kind enough to put on a hospitality box for our owners and it was greatly appreciated.  I have always enjoyed my visits to the track - the staff are very friendly and accommodating and I would recommend a day out at the races there to anybody.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Sedgefield and three all-weather flat fixtures from Southwell, Lingfield and Kempton.  David has one runner this afternoon with Mr Clarkson (pictured above) taking in the final of the 2m4f handicap hurdle final at 3.40pm.  Regular rider David Noonan is in the saddle once again and he claims a handy 3lbs off his back.  He has been very consistent since joining the stable winning three times and finishing runner-up once from five starts and he should go well once again although he meets Crackdeloust on worse terms than when beating that rival here last month.

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There are three meetings this afternoon with jumps cards from Hexham and Southwell as well as an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  There isn't a great deal of prize money around with only £102,000 spread between all three meetings.  David has no runners today although the lorry will be leaving this morning with Mr Clarkson who goes for the handicap hurdle final at Sedgefield on Wednesday - I understand there will be a few more owners there than when successful in the qualifier there last month(pictured above)!  Meanwhile, stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up a couple of outside rides at Southwell this afternoon for his brother Michael.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps fixtures from Plumpton and Market Rasen while there is an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton.  Tom Scudamore travels all the way to Plumpton for one outside ride aboard Hadfield in the 3.00pm - he is likely to be a big price and I think I will probably give the 'one ride theory' a swerve today.  For those of you who like pub quizzes, a new question was written over the weekend...who is the highest earning racehorse of all time?  It is Dubai World Cup winner Arrogate who took his career earnings (in less than a year) to a little shy of £13 million - he certainly doesn't ply his trade around Wolverhampton!

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There are just two meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Wincanton and Hereford.  David does not have any runners today but stable jockey Tom Scudamore heads to Wincanton where he has picked up a few outside rides, the best of which looks to be Flaming Charger in the 2.45pm race.

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