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There are four meetings taking place this afternoon with flat fixtures from Ripon and Epsom and jumps fixtures from Newton Abbot and Hexham.  David has two runners over the sticks today, but they are not at Newton Abbot.  Instead, the lorry makes the long trip up to Northumberland as Mr Tambourine Man and Miss M (pictured above) run at Hexham.  Mr Tambourine Man contests the 2m4f handicap hurdle at 5.45pm.  He made a promising start for the stable over hurdles when runner-up at Worcester and this trip looks likely to suit him and he has a solid chance under Tom Scudamore.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from Ripon, Epsom and Chepstow, a jumps card from Cartmel and an all-weather flat fixture from Wolverhampton.  The best of the action comes on the flat care of a 6f Listed contest at Ripon, whilst over the sticks there is a 0-155 handicap chase at Carlisle with £10,000 on offer to the winner.  I bet Cartmel are properly fed up with the turnout they have had, with just a field of four, the highest rated of which is 16lbs off the ceiling limit for the race.  Only one of the remainder of their seven race card has attracted more than seven runners, which is obviously a great shame.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Yarmouth, Goodwood and Beverley.  The racing at Goodwood today caters for all ends of the spectrum with a 1m3f seller at 3.25pm and Group 3 contest over seven furlongs for the very next race.  I'm guessing that the ground is the main reason why there are small fields with only four lining up for the seller and six for the Group race.

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Goodwood, Beverley, Newmarket, Redcar and Windsor, whilst there is a sole jumps meeting from Cartmel.  The best of the action today comes from Goodwood where the Group 2 Celebration Mile is the highlight of the card, whilst there are also a couple of Grade 3's on offer.  Benbatl is the likely favourite for the mile race at 3.35pm and whilst he has been a star for the Godolphin team and has the best form on offer, he is also reappearing after almost a year off.  Consequently, Chindit, who has been running well in Group 1 company could be a bit of value against him.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat cards from Thirsk, Newmarket, Ffos Las, Hamilton and Goodwood.  The best of the action on these shores takes place at Newmarket where the 0-100 handicap is the best race on offer - typically it has attracted only five runners.  It is a very different story on the other side of the Irish Sea where the card from the Curragh has three Group races on offer and 33 runners in those three races alone.  One model would seem to be working much better than the other, I will leave you to draw your own conclusions.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Sedgefield, flat fixtures from Ffos Las, Carlisle and Lingfield and an all-weather fixture from Chelmsford.  The pick of the action today comes from Lingfield where they have a card full of 0-90 handicaps.  It is for that strange racing league thing...whilst the powers that be should be applauded for trying something new, I'm afraid I still fail to see how racing could ever be a team sport.  Having said that, the 20/20 cricket has brought a new generation of enthusiasts to their sport, so what is the harm in trying something new?

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon and we have a veritable feast of all-weather action to look forward to today.  The turf action comes from Catterick and Musselburgh, whilst the all-weather fixtures are from Lingfield, Wolverhampton and Kempton.  There is something of a dearth of quality action today with the best races today a pair of 0-85 handicaps.  Sadly, there is no jump racing from Fontwell today with the course still in an unfit state for racing - hopefully they will be back on the calendar sooner rather than later.  Unsurprisingly, there are no runners from the Pond House team today.

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