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               Friday Light Night               
Exciting juvenile hurdle prospect
Friday Night Light.
Good form at some of France's premier
flat tracks and entered for
Newmarket's Cesarewitch handicap

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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Wed Sep 20
Kelso
Fri Sep 22
Newton Abbot
Sun Sep 24
Plumpton, Uttoxeter

Cheltenham Festival 2018

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Entries & Recent Form

There are just three meetings taking place this afternoon and two of them are jumps fixtures...happy days!  The jumping action comes from Perth and Newton Abbot, while there is a flat fixture from Brighton.  With just £30,000 up for grabs across their seven race card, the jumps tracks put Brighton to shame - you would need to win your race just to pay your expenses at the Sussex track!  Anyway, I digress...can you tell that this prize money malarkey really gets my goat?!  David has three runners this afternoon and they all contest the valuable 3m2f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot - they are top weight Ennistown, Three Star General (pictured above) and Lady Of Longstone.

Ennistown has his first start after in over 300 days.  He was a faller at Aintree when last seen on the track but prior to that he had run out an impressive winner at Cartmel on his first try at this sort of trip.  He is still unexposed as a stayer although he is entitled to improve for this first start back under David Noonan.  Three Star General disappointed last time but had previously been running creditably including when successful at Worcester in the summer.  He is the mount of Tom Scudamore.  Our final runner is Lady Of Longstone at the foot of the weights - she is well-treated on her best form but needs to improve on her most recent efforts - regular rider Michael Heard is in the saddle.

Ramses de Teillee finished a close third yesterday at Fontwell, being beaten only a neck and a head.  He looked well beaten after a terrible mistake three out but stayed on very resolutely in the closing stages and looks like a winner waiting to happen.

Lord Amherst summed up a gambler's life beautifully when he said 'there are three ways of losing money...racing is the quickest, women the most pleasant and farming the most certain!"  I only know about two of them, but I would tend to agree!

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Sir Mo Farah won the Great North Run yesterday for a fourth successive time (even though by his own admission, he didn't believe he was ready).  He now wants to win the London Marathon in April.  I wonder if he realises it is 26.2 miles?  It is a bit further than the Great North Run...mind you, I wouldn't count him out - he has been a great athlete.

I can't believe that Andy Murray's brother Jamie is moaning about the £100,000 prize money for the mixed doubles at Wimbledon.  Surely if he were anywhere near as good as his brother he would be aiming at the £2.2 million for the singles.  He should stop moaning and count himself very lucky that none of the top men play mixed doubles!

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Thought for the day...It bothers me greatly when I see tax money wasted on signs telling deer where to cross the road!  Keep smiling...

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