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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Newton Abbot and Cartmel, flat fixtures from Nottingham and Ripon and all-weather action from Kempton.  David has one runner today as Morgenstern (pictured above) contests the 2m5f novices' handicap chase at Newton Abbot at 3.50pm.  His profile is a bit in and out, but he did win last month at Stratford and is the only one of these with previous chasing experience.  He may not be a betting proposition, but has the ability to go close with Philip Armson taking 5lbs off his back.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Newbury, Leicester, Brighton, Thirsk and Yarmouth.  It's another strange quirk of the programme again today.  Yes, I know it's a thankless task, but there are no jumps meetings on the menu, but two every day for the remainder of the week.  Consequently there are no runners from the Pond House team, but we are back tomorrow with runners at Newton Abbot.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Cartmel and flat fixtures from Lingfield, Redcar, Ayr and Windsor.  David has one runner today as Via Dolorosa contests the 3m5½f veteran's handicap chase at 3.15pm.  He has been in good form of late, finishing second on his last couple of starts from this mark.  He handles good ground well and whilst his stamina for this longer trip is not assured, the sharp nature of the track gives him every chance of getting it.  Philip Armson takes 5lbs off his back.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Fontwell, Uttoxeter and Kelso.  Now, of course, I am a big fan of the jumps, but the programme does seem a bit lopsided.  I thought we were in the middle of the flat season?  Afterall, the Derby takes place next weekend.  Earlier this week there were no jumps cards on Thursday and only a hunter chase meeting on Friday, then today there are three NH cards and people wonder why there are small fields.  Anyway, rant over!  David has two runners today; Morgenstern at Fontwell and Al Roc (pictured above) at Uttoxeter.

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There is a packed programme ahead of us today with no less than eight meetings taking place this afternoon.  The action comes from Haydock, Beverley, Catterick, Chester and Salisbury on the level, Chelmsford City on the all-weather and Cartmel and Ffos Las over jumps.  David has four runners today; Lady Reset, Grangeclare Glory and Romain de Senam (pictured above) at Cartmel and Nibras Gold at Ffos Las.  Lady Reset is the first of them as she contests the 2m1f mares' handicap hurdle at 2.44pm.  A model of consistency who has only been out of the frame once in the last 13 starts, she is 4lbs higher than when successful at Huntingdon last time out.  This represents a step-up in class but she should be right there again under Tom Scudamore.

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There is a busy day in store with six meetings taking place this afternoon.  The action comes over the jumps at Stratford and on the flat at Brighton, Carlisle, Chepstow, Haydock and Pontefract.  The jumps fixture at Stratford is for hunter chasers, so unsurprisingly, David does not have any runners on the card.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon, but if you are a fan of the jumps you are out of luck.  There are flat fixtures from Yarmouth, Haydock, Ripon, Carlisle and Sandown but not a jumps meeting to be seen.  The best of the action comes from Sandown this evening where they host a Listed contest as well as a pair of Group 3's.  The Brigadier Gerard Stakes at 7.25pm looks to be a fascinating renewal despite only attracting six runners.  Mostahdaf, Addeybb and Bay Bridge look to be the main protagonists and should make for an exciting race.

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