Entries & Recent Form

There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Redcar and Yarmouth, an all-weather flat card from Wolverhampton and a jumps meeting from Fontwell.  It is a fairly non-descript day with the pick of the action a 0-90 handicap at Yarmouth at 2.55pm.  Although there are only seven runners, it is a tight little race.  Farhh To Shy is the likely favourite but is short enough in the betting and better value may lie with course winner Global Esteem, who was a winner at Ascot on his penultimate start.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Thirsk and Worcester, an all-weather flat card from Kempton and a jumps meeting from Worcester.  David has one runner today as Story Of Friends (pictured above) contests the 2m7f handicap hurdle at Worcester at 4.00pm.  A good second on his seasonal reappearance, a wind operation will hopefully aid his finishing effort.  All of his wins under rules have come on good ground so conditions should be ideal for him and he has each-way claims under Fergus Gillard.  It is a very competitive race with seven of the eight runner field with odds between 7/2 and 15/2.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Musselburgh, Bath and Haydock and an all-weather flat card from Chelmsford City.  Unfortunately the quality does seem to pail into insignificance compared to the international action on offer overseas.  It is Arc Trials Day at Longchamp where they have five Group races including the Prix Neil, whilst over in Ireland the Curragh has four Group 1's and a Group 2 on their card.

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Lady Reset (pictured above) produced another tremendously game performance to land the 1m2f handicap at Sandown yesterday afternoon under Laura Pearson.  Striking first in the straight after racing prominently, she stuck on in really well in the closing stages to see off all of her rivals to secure her third win on the flat over the summer.  She has also won over hurdles this season and continues in great form and will surely be kept on the go whilst the ground remains suitable.  I thought the Racing Post's comments were a little unjustified, suggesting she was 'not an obvious sort to go in again'...she has gone in four times already, what more does she need to do?!

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Sandown, Doncaster, Chester and Salisbury.  David has one runner today as Lady Reset (pictured above) contests the 1m2f handicap at Sandown at 4.05pm.  She has been in tremendous form this summer, producing a series of good efforts, whilst winning twice on the level and once over hurdles.  She again ran well at Salisbury last week and perhaps was a shade unlucky, being denied a clear run in the closing stages.  She is due to go up a pound in future handicaps, will enjoy the prevailing ground and looks to have solid each-way claims under Laura Pearson.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with the action all coming on the level.  The flat fixtures are at Chepstow, Doncaster and Epsom, whilst there is an all-weather flat card from Chelmsford City.  It is day two of the St Leger meeting at Doncaster and they have a pair of Group 2 races on their card.  The May Hill is a mile contest for two year old fillies' and looks to be at the mercy of Inspiral, who is already favourite for next year's 1,000 Guineas and Oaks.  It may be a little early to be thinking in terms of next season's Classics when we haven't even had all of this season's yet, but if she is to justify that sort of hype, she will need to win convincingly today.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from Uttoxeter, flat cards from Doncaster and Carlisle and an all-weather flat fixture from Wolverhampton.  David has one runner today as Ranco (pictured above) contests the 2m conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at Uttoxeter at 2.00pm.  A winner on the level during the summer, he has shown some decent form over hurdles, including when runner-up to a progressive rival on his penultimate start.  He has to bounce back from a disappointing effort last time, but conditions should suit and Fergus Gillard take 3lbs off his back.  He is going to be a decent price so could be worth a little each-way.

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