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What A Moment ran a good race at Plumpton yesterday afternoon, doing everything but win the conditional jockeys' handicap chase.  He looked sure to score comfortably as he kicked away from the field on the home bend but began to idle approaching the penultimate fence and didn't meet either of the last two on a good stride.  He did rally well when the others came to him and only went down by a short head in a photo finish.  It was good to see him put in another solid run and he clearly didn't mind this drying ground.  He looks capable of winning something similar sooner rather than later.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Plumpton and Ayr and an all-weather flat fixture from Wolverhampton.   Following a nice dry week, would you believe that the ground at Plumpton is good (good to firm in places)?  How on earth has that happened?!  David has one runner this afternoon; What A Moment (pictured above) who runs in the 3m1½f conditional jockeys' handicap chase at 1.00pm.

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There are two meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Fontwell and Hereford.  David has two runners today at Fontwell; Duc de Beauchene and Grangeclare Glory.  Duc de Beauchene (pictured above) runs in the 2m3½f novices' limited handicap chase at 2.40pm.  There are only four runners but they have won plenty of races between them.  Duc de Beauchene ran well on his seasonal debut when runner-up over timber at Uttoxeter and he was far from disgraced on his chase debut at Haydock last time.  He would probably need to improve on that bare form to win but conditions should suit and this is a good opportunity with prize money for all four places.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Kempton and Newcastle and a couple of all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Chelmsford City.  David has two runners this afternoon; Eden du Houx who runs at Kempton and Little Red Lion who contests the Eider Chase at Newcastle.  At Kempton Eden du Houx runs in the 2m5f handicap chase at 4.10pm.  A high class bumper/hurdles performer, he has been a little disappointing over fences so far at distances of around 3 miles.  He ran his best race over timber last season at this track over 2m4½ when not beaten far by McFabulous (form which looks very good now) so similar conditions and better ground could bring about some improvement and he has each-way claims under Tom Scudamore.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Exeter and Warwick and a couple of all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Wolverhampton.  David has two runners at Exeter today; Buster Edwards and Panic Attack (pictured above).  Buster Edwards reverts to hurdles today after a spell chasing and he contests the 2m7f handicap hurdle at 2.00pm.  He stays well, will handle the ground and has won from higher marks in the past.  He needs to improve on recent outings but could have each-way claims at reasonable odds with Fergus Gillard taking 5lbs off his back.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Chepstow, Huntingdon and Sedgefield as well as an all-weather flat fixture from Southwell.  David has four runners today at Chepstow; Red Lion Lad, Eamon An Cnoic, Poker Play and Barrier Peaks.  Red Lion Lad contests the 2m3½f maiden hurdle at 1.20pm.  An Irish point-to-point winner, he  produced a promising first effort under rules when third at Exeter but was a little disappointing next time in really testing conditions at Ffos Las.  A reproduction of his first effort would give him each-way claims under Tom Scudamore.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from Ludlow and Doncaster, whilst there are all-weather flat fixtures from Southwell and Kempton.  David has three runners today;  Nordic Combined at Ludlow and Fort Summer and Mr Clarkson at Doncaster.  Nordic Combined (pictured above) contests Ludlow's 4.45pm race - a 2m handicap hurdle.  He has won over the minimum trip at Taunton on heavy ground so conditions should be to his liking.  He remains 4lbs above his last winning mark but  jockey Fergus Gillard claims 5lbs.  It is a competitive little race but he looks to have each-way claims.

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