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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Bangor and Exeter as well as an all-weather flat card from Kempton.  It is a busy day for the stable today with five runners at the two jumps fixtures;  Major Robinson, Story Of Friends, Nordic Combined and Doyen La Lutte run at Exeter, whilst Umbrigado goes to Bangor.  Major Robinson contests the 2m7f conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 12.40pm.  He has been a little disappointing on his last couple of starts, but is back to the same mark as when runner-up at Wetherby in April.  This longer trip could help and he could outrun his odds with Philip Armson taking 6lbs off his back.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Huntingdon, Hereford and Lingfield and an all-weather flat fixture from Newcastle.  David has two runners at Hereford today as Miss M and Oneonechop contest the 2m handicap hurdle at 3.25pm.  Miss M has won a couple of times over hurdles and looks to have dropped to a feasible mark.  She looked a likely winner at Fontwell on her penultimate start until not quite getting the longer trip.  She looks to have decent claims with Fergus Gillard in the saddle.

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                         ***UPDATE***
                         Wolverhampton
                       Ocean Heights N/R

It was a good weekend for the yard with five of our six runners reaching the frame, with Eden du Houx (pictured above) running out a game winner of the 2m novices' handicap chase at Ffos Las yesterday afternoon.  On Saturday Remastered ran very well to finish a close third in the Pertemps handicap hurdle qualifier, being headed only close home.  Meanwhile, over at Aintree Via Dolorosa ran a cracking race to finish fourth in the Grand Sefton handicap chase over the Grand National fences, leading until approaching the last on his British debut.  He gave David Noonan a real thrill and looks sure to be winning races on these shores on this basis.

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There are two meetings taking place on these shores today with jumps cards from Sandown and Ffos Las.  It is a busy day for the Pond House team with four runners across the two meetings.  They are, Flammarion, Eden du Houx and Poker Play, who run at Ffos Las and Gwencily Berbas who runs at Sandown.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from Kelso, Aintree and Wincanton, a flat card from Doncaster and and all-weather flat fixture from Chelmsford City.  David has two runners at Aintree today; Remastered and Via Dolorosa.  Remastered (pictured above) contests the 3m½f Pertemps handicap hurdle qualifier at 1.08pm.  A very good novices' chaser last season, he won the Grade 2 Reynoldstown Chase at Ascot and resumes this term over hurdles from a mark 13lbs lower than over fences.  On that basis he looks to have a good chance, although any further drying of the ground would not be in his favour as all of his wins have come on soft or heavy going.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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We were out of luck at Newbury yesterday afternoon, although both of our runners performed with credit.  Bumpy Johnson ran a nice race on his handicap debut over hurdles, finishing second, beaten only a length.  He jumped much better on this occasion and kept the winner honest all the way to the line.  The good ground may have been quick enough for him and judged by the way he kept galloping, he may appreciate more of a test of stamina under such conditions.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from Newbury, Ludlow and Sedgefield and an all-weather flat fixture from Chelmsford City.  David has two runners today as Bumpy Johnson and Dell' Arca (pictured above) compete at Newbury.  Paricolor, who was due to run at Ludlow, is a non-runner.

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