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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat card from Hamilton and all-weather action from Kempton, Chelmsford City and Wolverhampton.  Thank goodness for the all-weather with all this rain around, that's what I say!  In all seriousness, we did actually get some of the wet stuff last night, with 7mm of rain falling at Pond House since yesterday morning, mind you, it is going to take significantly more to make much difference to the ground.  The Met Office weather warnings for thunder remain in place for the rest of today and tomorrow.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Bangor, flat fixtures from Catterick and Windsor and all-weather action from Lingfield.  It's not exactly an inspiring day of racing, although there are some decent contests at Bangor, especially the 0-140 handicap hurdle at 6.40pm.  Five of the six runner field have already won this season and bar the outsider, it looks a tight little race.  Course officials have done well to provide good ground, although the field sizes are unsurprisingly still quite small.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with a flat fixture from Pontefract and all-weather action from Chelmsford City and Southwell.  Unsurprisingly, there are no runners from the Pond House team today.  The pick of the action today looks to be at Pontefract and despite small fields, the 6f Listed contest at 3.00pm has drawn a competitive nine runner field.

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There are seven meetings taking place this afternoon and at last, the jumps are back after a summer break of almost two weeks!  It seems a lot longer doesn't it?  The action comes over the sticks at Perth and Market Rasen, on the flat at Doncaster, Newbury, Ripon and Newmarket and on the all-weather at Wolverhampton.  David has one runner today as Lady Reset (pictured above) contests the 2m handicap hurdle at Perth at 4.15pm.  She embarked on the long trip up to Scotland yesterday morning, giving her the evening to relax and she will have been well-rested ahead of today's assignment.

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It's another early start for the team today in an effort to avoid the worst of the temperatures.  There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Nottingham, Newbury, Newmarket and Thirsk and an all-weather card from Wolverhampton.  Unsurprisingly, given the scorching temperatures, the turf tracks today are all offering good/firm ground, but you would have to say that course officials have done extremely well to provide that.  There is certainly no more of the hard going that used to prevail in the summers of years past.

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Work started an hour earlier than normal for everyone this morning as we once again try to 'beat the heat'!  While temperatures aren't set to be quite as high as last months heat wave we have decided to start earlier in the mornings in an attempt to be all finished before the hottest part of the day and then returning later in the afternoon once temperatures start reducing a little.  There are still no runners for us at the moment but we have our first declarations this morning ahead of racing on Saturday.  We have to decide whether Lady Reset runs on the flat at Newbury, over hurdles at Perth or whether we wait until Monday where she has an entry at Bangor!  We will find out some runners in each of the races, speak with her owners and then try and pick the best race for her!  Other declarations we could make this morning for Saturday are Duesenberg, Nibras Gold and Kolisi so check back here to see what we decide to run tomorrow.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Salisbury, Yarmouth, Beverley and Ffos Las and all-weather action from Kempton.  The best of the racing comes from Salisbury and whilst there is not exactly an abundance of runners, they do have an interesting 1m2f Listed contest at 3.30pm.  Frankie Dettori is aboard the likely favourite, Climate on her first start for the Gosden's, although I thought that Rose Of Kildare had been running well after an absence and could get her own way up front under Cieren Fallon.

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