Horses for Sale

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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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Kelso
Fri Sep 22
Newton Abbot
Sun Sep 24
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Cheltenham Festival 2018

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Entries & Recent Form

There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Doncaster (where it is day one of the St Leger meeting), Kempton and Carlisle as well as a jumps card from Uttoxeter.  David has no runners today, although stable jockey Tom Scudamore has picked up a spare ride at the Staffordshire track although it is a big price - I think I will give the one ride theory a swerve today.

Martin has obviously been taking lessons from Racing Post photographer Ed Whitaker.  He was down near the gallops yesterday when he noticed some visitors - a group of five deer.  Quick as a flash he grabbed his phone and snapped the above offering.  Very good I'm sure you will agree, indeed, he is nearly as good as me!

The big race on day one of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster is undoubtedly the Leger Legends race.  While it is a relatively new addition to the meeting (the first running was in 2010), it has quickly become a firm favourite at the fixture despite the fact that it is only a one mile classified race for moderate horses.  The jockeys are anything but moderate however (except for Luke Harvey!) with the likes of Sir Anthony McCoy, Charlie Swann, Julie Krone and Mick Kinane among those successful in the past.  Today George Duffield is aboard second favourite, Soldier Blue and he is bidding to win the race at the age of 70.  I wonder who is the oldest jockey ever to ride in a race?  Luke Harvey looks like and rides like he is older than 70, although I know he is not...and before I start getting e-mails defending the beleaguered pundit, I am only joking...Luke is a great sport and takes the banter in the spirit in which it is intended.  The ground at Doncaster could turn heavy so do have a look before you bet - if I were pushed I would risk a fiver on Brian Harding in the Legends.

Mick Easterby will be showing his coin collection at the Malton Open Day and they will be auctioned for an excellent cause, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.  Most of the lots are coins and other finds from Mick's land so they are bound to be unusual.  I just can't picture Mick wandering around with a metal detector!  Details can be found at www.maltonfestivalofracing.co.uk/activities.

Tottenham Hotspur take on Dortmund in the Champions League at 7.45pm on BT Sport.  If it were at White Hart Lane I would have had a large wager on Spurs at 7/5 but until they prove differently, I think it is fair to say that they are not as good at Wembley so I will only be having a small interest, doubling them up with Liverpool who are 7/10 chances.

England seam bowler Stuart Broad went to Downing Street yesterday to promote cricket and the Chance To Shine charity.  Even Prime Minister Theresa May came out of number 10 to play.  I bet she went into the slips as she has made a few of those lately!  Or maybe she would have been better at silly mid-on?!

I passed this guy the other day busking in the streets - he was playing 'Dancing Queen' on the didgeridoo.  I thought, that's Aboriginal!

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