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Mon May 29
Cartmel, Huntingdon
Tue May 30
Newton Abbot
Wed May 31
Cartmel

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There is a busy day of action ahead as you would normally expect of a Bank Holiday Monday with jumps cards from Chepstow, Market Rasen, Plumpton, Fakenham and Huntingdon while there are flat cards from Wolverhampton and Redcar. David has three runners at Chepstow today with David Noonan aboard Sweettoothtommy, Purple 'N' Gold and Prospera Pascha.  Sweettoothtommy contests the 3m novices' handicap chase and although he would need to improve on his most recent performances he has slipped to an attractive mark.  Purple 'N Gold should be suited by the trip and quicker ground although this is a competitive little race despite the five runners.  Prospera Pascha has had just the one run when finishing fifth at Huntingdon and should know a lot more about the game today as she takes in the mares' bumper.

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There are three meetings today, jumps cards at Ffos Las and Plumpton plus a flat card at Southwell.  Tom Scu goes to Ffos Las and he rides Bambi Du Noyer in the 5.45pm race for David.  This is a handicap hurdle of 2 miles and although he needs to improve on recent form this is his first run for the yard and he works okay at home.  Tom has picked up some nice rides but all the races look tricky to me!  If you are looking to have a day racing tomorrow on Bank Holiday Monday there are couple of point to points in the West Country.  At Kingston St Mary near Taunton, the first race is at 2.00pm and there are seven races.  They usually get a great crowd and hopefully the weather will be kind.  There is also a meeting a bit further south at Trebudannon, near Newquay in Cornwall.  The first race is at 1pm and they usually get good runners at this popular track.

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    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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