NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Sat Jul 21
Cartmel, Market Rasen
Sun Jul 22
Newton Abbot, Stratford
Mon Jul 23
Cartmel

Entries & Recent Form


         First Lord De Cuet is For Sale

David was up at Cheltenham sales yesterday and we got three exciting new recruits to the yard.  One is looking for a new owner!  First Lord De Cuet is a four year old by Lord Du Soud and he won an Irish point to point on his debut only last weekend.  He comes from the family of Madison Du Berlais who won the Hennessy for David and was a very good.  He is super looking and very athletic and showed great determination to win at Inchydoney.  For more information about this fantastic prospect please call the office on 01884 840715 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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         Great Tempo runs at Ffos Las

Today we have five meetings.  Flat cards at Hamilton, Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Chelmsford plus a jumps card at Ffos Las.  David has three runners at Ffos Las this evening.  Great Tempo runs in the 6.30pm 2m5f novice handicap chase.  He was third on his chasing debut at Worcester last time and that was a pretty good run.  The Post have him at 100/30 and with a clear run he should run well with Tom Scu in the saddle.  Dauphine Ereine runs in the 7.00pm 3 mile handicap chase.  She has won three chases in France in 2016 and all of those wins came on good ground.  She has been very consistent in her three runs for Pond House and she deserves to win one.  She is 12/1 and Tom Scu rides.

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                    Birthday Boys!

Today we have five meetings, flat cards at Nottingham, Beverley and Ripon plus jumps cards at Cartmel and Warwick.  Tom Scu goes to Warwick for one ride this evening in the 6.45pm race.  I see that former loud mouth bookmaker Barry Dennis is having a go at modern day bookmakers.  One thing I must say about Barry is that he always pays out.  Some of these modern bookies always seem to be looking for a way out of paying out if you won a few quid.  I always found the old bookies always stood a bet and if they didn't fancy a horse then they would stand a large bet on your horse.  Having said that I did have all my accounts closed!

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             Happy Birthday MCP!

Today we have five meetings, all on the flat at Leicester, Redcar, Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Brighton.  The two highest prize money meetings of the day however are in Ireland at Gowran Park and Ballinrobe.  I must say a very Happy Birthday to MCP who is 73 today.  Luckily my wife sent him a card that means he's got two cards, one from Carol and one from Jane!  We are looking forward to celebrating with him later in the week but have a good day Mart!  There looked to be big crowds at all of yesterdays bank holiday meetings.  If you were at Chelmsford then you probably did okay as 5 out of 7 favourites won so I am sure quite a lot of people went home happy!  In fact I had five best yesterday and four of them won.

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     Purple N Gold runs at Huntingdon

There are six meetings today.  Flat cards at Redcar, Leicester, Windsor and Chelmsford plus jumps cards at Cartmel and Huntingdon.  David has one runner, Purple N Gold at Huntingdon who runs in the 4.20pm race, a handicap hurdle over 2m4f.  The Racing Post have him at 12/1.  He runs today off a mark of 108 this afternoon and he has won off a mark of 130 over fences in the past.  Let's hope the course misses some of these forecast thunderstorms.  He has lots of ability but also plenty of character!  Tom Scu rides and he looks to have a good each way chance.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon, strangely all over the sticks with the action coming from Fontwell, Kelso and Uttoxeter.  David has one runner at Uttoxeter; Vaniteux who contests the 2m4f handicap chase at 3.40pm.  It is the Sir Stanley and Lady Clarke Challenge Trophy.  Sir Stanley and Lady Clarke were tremendous supporters at Pond House for many years and had some great horses that ran in their colours including the likes of Rolling Ball and Lord Relic - it would be fabulous if we could win the race run in their honour.  Vaniteux finished third last time and is dangerously handicapped on the best of his form - he wouldn't want too much rain however.

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The stable enjoyed a nice winner at Worcester last night as Orchard Thieves defied an absence of 825 days to make a winning debut under rules in the 2m7f novices hurdle, beating the odds-on favourite of Nicky Henderson.  He returned a massive 20/1 and I did say that his point-to-point second to Trainwreck had worked out well, with the winner now rated in the mid 130's.  He is certainly entitled to improve for the experience and for this first start in over two years and he clearly rates a useful prospect...a very good training performance from David.

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