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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with all the action coming over the jumps at Worcester, Bangor and Fontwell.  Obviously, I am always pleased to see a NH fixture on, although it's a little peculiar given that it is August and there isn't a flat card anywhere in sight...not even on the all-weather.  David has five runners today; four at Bangor and one at Worcester.  The first of those is d'Jango as he contests the 2m7f conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 1.45pm.  He has twice won over this trip at Worcester this season so conditions should suit, although this does look a particularly competitive race for the grade.  This season's leading conditional, Philip Armson takes the ride and claims 3lbs off his back.

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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Stratford, flat fixtures from Brighton and Chepstow and all-weather action from Southwell.  It's a fairly non-descript start to the week with the biggest field of the day coming in the 7f 0-50 handicap at Chepstow.  That tells it's own story, one that we have covered a number of times before, so we will leave it at that!  There are no runners from the Pond House team today, although we will be back with four runners at Bangor, as well as a runner for the the David Pipe Racing Club at Worcester tomorrow.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with the action all coming on the flat from Brighton, Yarmouth and Sandown.  There are only small fields at the first two meetings, although the enhanced prize money for the Sunday Series initiative at Sandown has been greeted by some very competitive cards.  I have said it before, but it is great that ITV continue to support the industry with coverage like this on days when more people can get to see it.  If you fancy tuning in, all seven races are on terrestrial TV with the first race at 3.42pm.  Coverage is on ITV 4.

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Newton Abbot, flat fixtures from York, Chester and Sandown and all-weather action from Lingfield and Chelmsford City.  David has four runners today at Newton Abbot; Duesenberg, El Paso Wood, Al Roc and Cadeau d'Or.  Duesenberg is the first of them as he contests the 2m1f novices' hurdle at 1.07pm.  A useful performer on the flat at trips of up to a mile, he shaped with some promise on his hurdling debut and this ground and sharper track should suit.  There is a worthy favourite, but he looks to have each-way claims under Tom Scudamore.

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Carlisle, Newbury, York and Salisbury as well as all-weather action from Newcastle and Wolverhampton.  The pick of the action certainly comes from York, where it is day three of the Ebor meeting and their card features the Group 1 Nunthorpe over 5f as well as a pair of Group 2 races.  Sadly, Stradivarius is out of the Lonsdale Cup, which is a shame as he was previously unbeaten at the track in six starts.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Stratford and Fontwell and flat fixtures from Chepstow, York and Leicester.  David has two runners today; one at each of the jumps meetings.  Port O'Clock is the first of those as he contests the 3m3½f handicap chase at Stratford at 3.50pm in the colours of the David Pipe Racing Club.  He ran very well when a close second on his first two starts for the stable, although he was below that level last time.  Conditions should suit and a reproduction of his earlier efforts would give him each-way claims despite the burden of top weight.  Fergus Gillard takes 3lbs off his back.

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We had some pretty heavy showers around Pond House yesterday with 29mm of rain falling in quite a short space of time, whilst there are further weather warnings in place for today.  There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Worcester, flat fixtures from York and Musselburgh and all-weather action from Wolverhampton and Kempton.  It's a busy day for the stable with no less than seven runners at Worcester.  The track had 25mm of rain overnight, which has altered the going to good (good/soft in places).  Abaya du Mathan is the first of our runners as he contests the 2m4f handicap chase at 4.29pm.  He was a winner under similar conditions at Ffos Las back in April and has each-way chances from a 5lbs higher mark.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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