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It has been a cold start to the day with the temperature gauge at -3°c this morning and a white frost.  Even so, there are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Exeter and Newcastle and an all-weather flat fixture from Southwell.  David has two runners at Exeter today; Bumpy Johnson and Shoot To Fame.  Bumpy Johnson (picturede above) contests the 2m1f maiden hurdle at 1.35pm.  He looked good when winning a Fontwell bumper on his rules debut and ran well when a close third at Hereford on his first start over hurdles but lacked fluency when disappointing last time.  He has schooled well since and has the ability to get involved in this with a clean round of jumping under Tom Scudamore.

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The stable enjoyed another fantastic weekend courtesy of a double at Newbury on Saturday with Umbrigado in the Grade 3 Greatwood Gold Cup and Iron Heart in the 2m handicap hurdle.  Umbrigado prevailed in a thrilling finish to the big race, although it didn't look terribly likely at the last.  With a stride not there, David Noonan had to sit and suffer before galvanising his mount on the run-in.  With the leader veering to the left and Umbrigado staying straight and true, he hit the front in the final hundred yards to win going away.  It is a great result for owners John White and Anne Underhill who have been such tremendous supporters of the stable and of course for rider David Noonan, who gave him a lovely ride.

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There are two meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Huntingdon and Sedgefield and David has a runner at each meeting.  Buster Edwards contests the 3m3f handicap hurdle at Sedgefield at 2.55pm, whilst Major Robinson runs in the 2m handicap hurdle at Huntingdon at 3.35pm.  Buster Edwards lost his way over fences this season after a couple of promising efforts but took a step back in the right direction when fourth reverted to hurdles at Exeter last time.  He has won three times from higher marks over timber, stays well and won't mind the ground.  This is the lowest grade race he has contested and Fergus Gillard takes 5lbs off his back.  He needs to take another step forward but this looks to be a good opportunity for him and he has a decent chance.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Doncaster, Kelso and Newbury as well as all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Southwell.  David has three runners today with two at Newbury and one at Kelso.  Umbrigado contests the 2m4f Greatwood Gold Cup at 1.50pm.  A high class horse over hurdles, he has taken well to chasing this season, winning two of his three starts and he certainly appears to be improving.  Whilst most of his wins have come with cut in the ground, he has won on the prevailing good going and looks to have solid claims in a valuable and very competitive Grade 3 contest.  David Noonan rides.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Newbury and Doncaster as well as a couple of all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Newcastle.  The talk of watering at Newbury earlier in the week was clearly premature with Mother Nature taking care of that with a wet day on Wednesday.  The track, which was good/firm in places earlier in the week is now on the soft side of good and should be perfect jumping ground.  There are no runners from the Pond House team today, although the box left this morning on the long Kelso, Sedgefield run.  We will be at several meetings over the course of the weekend so make sure to come back tomorrow to find out more.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from our local track Taunton and Ludlow, whilst there are all-weather flat fixtures from Southwell and Chelmsford.  David has one runner today; Paricolor (pictured above) who contests the 2m3f selling hurdle at Taunton at 2.30pm.  He has been in tremendous form this season, winning four times in this grade, including at the track.  Conditions should suit once again, winning jockey Fergus Gillard takes a valuable 5lbs off his back and he looks to be the one to beat.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Wincanton and Musselburgh and two all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Kempton.  It is amazing how quickly the ground dries out, even after just a short dry spell.  The ground at Plumpton on Monday was good/firm in places whilst today's cards are both good in places.  The going at Newbury ahead of this weekend's fixture is already good (good/firm in places) and incredibly there is even the possibility of the track watering!  We have had a damp start to the day at Pond House so we will see whether that will be necessary.

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