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There are five meetings taking place this week with a jumps card from Bangor and flat action from Yarmouth, Musselburgh, Salisbury and Newbury.  There are no runners from Pond House today.  The pick of the action would appear to come from Newbury today, with the 1m (0-100) handicap the highlight of their card.  Troll Peninsula looks to be an improving youngster who could be on a lenient mark but the market has a very one-sided look to it so there has to be value elsewhere.  Chance won well at Newmarket last October and provided he is straight enough after an absence of 208 days, he could go well in the hands of James Doyle with conditions to suit.

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It was a good weekend for the stable with our two runners yielding a first and a second place.  Do Ya Feel Luck was a game winner of the 2m7f mares' handicap hurdle at Worcester yesterday, getting the better of a photo finish.  With the protagonists on opposite sides of the track it was hard to tell who had won initially but it was great for her to get her head in front.  She had been a little unlucky last time, meeting trouble in running, but this was much more like it and great for his owners Somerset Racing, many of whom were in attendance.  Oneonechop also ran well to finish runner-up in the 2m1f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot on Saturday.  He was just a little unlucky to bump into one that seems well ahead of it's mark.

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There are three meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Worcester and flat fixtures from Brighton and Sandown.  David has runners today at both Worcester and Sandown.  Do Ya Feel Lucky contests the 2m7f mares' handicap hurdle at Worcester at 3.40pm.  A winner over hurdles in Ireland, she endured a troubled passage last time and is better than that run would suggest.  Course and distance should suit and she looks to have each-way claims with Tom Scudamore on board.

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There are six meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Newton Abbot, flat fixtures from Sandown, Chester and York and all-weather flat meetings from Lingfield and Chelmsford City.  David has one runner today as Oneonechop contests the 2m1f handicap hurdle at Newton Abbot at 5.50pm.  A multiple winner on the flat at up to a mile, he has shown ability over timber, especially when a close third over course and distance on his penultimate start.  He starts in handicaps from a mark of 104, but he can claim an age allowance of 19lbs here and he looks to have decent each-way claims, although he may not want too much rain getting into the ground.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with flat action from York, Musselburgh and Salisbury on the turf and all-weather action from Kempton and Newcastle.  The York card is another cracker with a Group 1 and two Group 2's on the agenda.  The big race of the day is the Nunthorpe over 5f at 3.35pm and it features some bang in-form competitors.  French raider Suesa was extremely impressive in landing the Qatar Stakes at Glorious Goodwood and if she proves as effective on this faster ground, she will take some beating again.

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With the abandonment of Fontwell, there are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps action from Stratford, flat cards from Chepstow, York and Windsor and an all-weather flat fixture from Wolverhampton.  David has one runner today; Ranco (pictured above), who contests the 2m2½f novices' handicap hurdle at Stratford at 1.00pm.  He is yet to get his head in front over timber, although he has been running well in defeat, most notably last time behind a dual subsequent winner.  With the third finishing runner-up twice since, it looks like quite decent form for the grade.  Ranco won on the flat for us at Windsor on this sort of ground and looks to have a decent each-way chance with Tom Scudamore in the saddle.

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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Worcester, flat fixtures from Carlisle, Bath and York and an all-weather meeting at Kempton.  There is a busy day ahead for the Pond House team with four runners at Worcester this evening; Mr Tambourine Man, Jewari Of Saints, Bluebell Polka and Veiled Secret (pictured above).  Mr Tambourine Man contests the 2m novices'  hurdle at 6.30pm.  He was an impressive winner of a maiden hurdle in Ireland earlier in the season and reverts to timber following a couple of runs on the flat.  He is the one to beat according to official figures, so let's hope that the handicapper is correct.

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