Entries & Recent Form

There are only three meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Uttoxeter and a couple of flat fixtures from Pontefract and Musselburgh.  The big race of the day is the Listed Pomfret Stakes over one mile at Pontefract at 4.10pm.  This looks at the mercy of Regal Reality on his standout second to Kameko in a Group 2 last season and his two starts back from an absence should have put him spot-on but he is plenty short enough in the betting.  Rhoscolyn, a progressive three year old looks a viable threat, but has to be forgiven a below-par effort at Chester last time.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Ascot, York, Newmarket and Salisbury, whilst there is an all-weather flat fixture from Newcastle.  There are no jumps meetings taking place today.  The big race of the day is the Group 1 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at 3.35pm at Ascot and whilst it features only six runners, they are all quality performers.  Lover is the forecast favourite ahead of Derby winner Adayar, although I will take a chance on Lone Eagle who almost nicked the Irish Derby last time.  The form has been well advertised by Hurricane Lane since and nobody rides Ascot better than Frankie Dettori.  There was a lot of support for Wonderful Tonight yesterday on the back of a wet forecast but the rain has yet to materialise and is still officially good/firm.  Should it bucket it down between now and the off time, it would only serve to help David Menuisier's filly.

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Lady Reset (pictured above) continued in fine form with a good second on the flat in the 1m2f handicap at Sandown yesterday afternoon.  Held up towards the rear, she came with a steady challenge up the straight but could not quite muster the winner's turn of foot.  Even so, she stayed all the way to the line under Laura Pearson and this is probably near a career best effort from her.  She certainly appreciated this quicker ground and we will find something similar for her in due course, whilst she has the option of returning to hurdles at some point as well.  Veiled Secret also ran with credit in the 2m4f handicap hurdle at Worcester, finishing fourth under Tom Scudamore.  A couple of late errors didn't aid his cause, but he still performed well from a 4lbs higher than when successful last time.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from Worcester and flat fixtures from Sandown, Yarmouth, Doncaster and Newbury.  David has two runners today; Lady Reset who runs on the level at Sandown and Veiled Secret at Worcester.  Lady Reset contests the 1m2f handicap at 3.55pm and has been in good form since reverting to the flat, winning at Leicester and Doncaster before finishing third from this mark at Beverley last time out.  The heavy rain turned the ground against her that day but she still performed with credit and this quicker surface should suit her much better.  Winning rider Laura Pearson is back on board and she looks to have sound each-way claims.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Bath, Catterick, Lingfield, Leicester and Sandown.  Unsurprisingly the recent sunny spell has meant that the ground has dried out significantly with the slowest ground reported being good, good to firm in places.  There is no watering system at Bath so it is no surprise to see their going reported as firm.  David has no runners today, although we are back tomorrow with a runner on the flat at Sandown and over the sticks at Worcester.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with the action all coming on the level from Ffos Las and Nottingham on the turf and Wolverhampton and Chelmsford City on the all-weather.  If you are a fan of the jumps, you are out of luck with the only jumps card coming from Ballinrobe in Ireland.  Despite the fact it is just an ordinary midweek meeting, it is very well subscribed with 108 runners on their eight race card with five of those races having reserves ready to replace any potential non-runners.

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Our two runners at Newton Abbot yesterday both performed with credit with Oneonechop and Koi Dodville filling third and fourth positions respectively in the juvenile hurdle.  Oneonechop saw out his race much better than on debut, staying on well in the closing stages to be beaten only a length and he looks sure to pick up something similar based on this evidence.  Koi Dodville jumped much better on this occasion and stuck on well once headed to finish fourth, beaten just over four lengths.  He again came out best of these at the weights, but is finding life tougher under a double penalty.

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