NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

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

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from York, Newmarket, Newbury and Hamilton, while there is a jump fixture from Aintree.  There is some good prize money on offer for a Friday, especially over the jumps so well done to the team at Liverpool.  There are no runners from Pond House today.  There was a very impressive winner of the Dante at York yesterday when Roaring Lion ran right away from his field and he looks a major player for the Derby judged on this evidence.  He certainly wasn't stopping and should he get the additional distance at Epsom, he could give favourite Saxon Warrior plenty to think about.  He only has a couple of lengths to make up on Guineas form.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from York, Salisbury and Newmarket and jumps fixtures from Perth and Fontwell.  There are no runners from Pond House today, although there is a bit of local interest with David's long standing secretary Gail and her partner Raymond running former inmate Herbert Park in the Hunter Chase at Fontwell at 6.05pm.  We will all be watching with interest...no pressure there!  There are seven races at Fontwell for the Hunter Chase meeting and they only have to put up £15,000 in prize money - I bet that someone is rubbing their hands together.  The other highlight of the day is the Dante at York, one of the most proven Epsom Derby trials, so it should certainly be informative.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from York, Yarmouth and Bath while there are jumps fixtures from Newton Abbot and Perth.  David Noonan has picked up three outside rides at Newton, while stable jockey Tom Scudamore and stable amateur Rex Dingle have one apiece.  We wish them well, although I'm sorry to say lads, I won't be in a hurry to be backing any of them.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Wincanton, Sedgefield and Southwell, while there are flat fixtures from Chepstow and Beverley.  The Pond House team has two runners at Wincanton and another at Southwell.  Celestial Path (pictured above) takes in the 2m5½f handicap hurdle at Wincanton at 3.20pm - he was a smart flat horse but is yet to show that level over timber.  Hopefully the step-up in trip will bring about some improvement.  Shell Crystal goes in the bumper at 4.50pm - she is a well bred filly but would need to improve on her only start to date to figure in what looks a decent contest.  Tom Scudamore is aboard our Wincanton pair.  Over at Southwell, Ilovemints runs in the 2m4½f mares' handicap hurdle.  She won a bumper at Bangor and produced her best effort over hurdles to date when third at Chepstow on heavy ground.  She should go well under David Noonan.

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It is a beautiful, sunny morning here at Pond House.  There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Catterick, Windsor and Wolverhampton, while there are jumps fixtures from Kempton and Towcester.  There are no runners from Pond House today although stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up an outside ride aboard an odds-on favourite at Towcester so it looks as though the 'one ride theory' could pay off today, although we won't get rich beyond our wildest dreams!  Timeforben finished fourth at Southwell yesterday afternoon.  She led two out but didn't have any extra after the last, perhaps a slightly shorter trip could be in order?

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon and peculiarly they are all over the sticks with the action coming from Ludlow, Plumpton and Southwell.  David has one runner this afternoon as Timeforben (pictured above) contests the 2m7f mares' novices' handicap hurdle at Southwell at 3.30pm.  She won nicely at Kempton last month and a rise of 4lbs for that does not look unreasonable.  She looks to hold sound claims under Tom Scudamore.  I see that David Noonan is also at the meeting having picked up a couple of outside rides.  Let's hope that he can get a lift to the track with Tom to curb travelling expenses - we are not all Rory McIlroy's!

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There is a really busy day of racing in store with no less than seven meetings taking place - you would almost think it was a Bank Holiday!  There are flat cards from Ascot, Lingfield, Nottingham and Thirsk, while there is a mixed card at Haydock and jumping action from Hexham and Warwick.  There are no runners from Pond House this afternoon, although stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up a couple of outside rides at Haydock and while they are big prices, they can be given chances on bits and pieces of form.

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