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Wed Apr 26
Exeter, Perth
Thu Apr 27
Market Rasen, Perth, Taunton
Fri Apr 28
Chepstow, Huntingdon, Perth

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Today there are five meetings taking place with jumps fixtures from Cheltenham and Sedgefield while there are flat cards from Beverley, Newmarket and Wolverhampton.  David has one runner at Cheltenham this afternoon as Starchitect (pictured above) takes in the 2m5f chase at 2.40pm.  He ran creditable races at the Cheltenham Festival and Aintree's Grand National meeting to finish fifth and third in a couple of fiercely competitive handicaps and he thoroughly deserves another success.  This slightly shorter trip should play to his strengths and he looks to have a good chance under stable jockey Tom Scudamore.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Kempton, Ludlow and Exeter while there are also flat fixtures from Newmarket and Southwell.  There is an evening fixture at Exeter tonight which ordinarily would be a great night out - the only trouble is that the ground is now good/firm and the first three races has attracted just 8 runners while there are only 27 runners on the entire card.  I love evening meetings although I am sure an uncompetitive card will keep the crowds down.  There are no runners from Pond House today.

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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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