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Shot Boii runs in the first race at Lingfield Today

It is a busy day for the yard today with ten runners across two meetings, Lingfield and Taunton.  Our lorry set off for Lingfield at 6am this morning with three runners on board, Shot Boii, Red Lion Lad and Master Blaze.  Shot Boii runs in the opening conditional jockeys handicap hurdle at 12.25pm with Fergus Gillard on board.  He won at the track just over two weeks ago and the handicapper raised him four pounds for that win which seems fair enough.  He should be able to cope with the rise and I think there is more progress to come from our five year old.  Fergus Gillard was on board him when he won at Ffos Las last season and he might be a bit short in the betting at 6/5 but he hopefully has a very good chance.

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                 Tom Scudamore

Today there are two jumps meetings, at Hereford and Wetherby but the stable does not have any runners.  American Sniper was due to run at Wetherby in the novices hurdle but we decided to wait and he now runs at Taunton tomorrow instead.  It is actually a busy day for the yard tomorrow, we have seven runners at Taunton and three at Lingfield so check back here in the morning for more news of our chances.

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           David Noonan in Great Form

We have all being calling for rain and we certainly have had some at Pond House in the last 24 hours!  24mm of rain has fallen during the day yesterday and overnight and local roads have been flooded at different times.  It is still currently raining and I am glad I am in the office and not outside riding out!  Let's just hope Newbury racecourse is getting the rain as we would love the conditions to be softer for both Remastered and Gericault Roque who we confirmed for the Coral Handicap chase on Saturday yesterday, along with Red Happy.

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      Panic Attack Winner at Huntingdon

It was great to get winner number 46 of the season at Huntingdon on Saturday thanks to a superb display by Panic Attack under David Noonan. She was making her chasing debut but you would not have known it as she jumped brilliantly and loved every minute of it. She made one little mistake but basically from being too brave and standing off a bit far from the fence. She never looked in any real danger and powered clear from her rival who has the same rating as her over hurdles from the last. She is a big powerful mare and although early days, she already looks like she will be a better chaser than hurdler and there are some exciting times ahead. There is a great schedule of races for mares over fences and there is a good race for her at Warwick early next month over 2m4f. David Noonan had a double on the card so very well done to him.

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    Borntobealeader runs at Exeter today

Today there are two jumps meetings at Exeter and Uttoxeter and the stable has three runners at our local Devon track.  Borntobealeader runs in the opening race on the card, a juvenile hurdle at 12.40pm.  He was the nice winner at Ludlow last time out with Fergus Gillard on board and he keeps the ride this afternoon.  He carries a 7lb penalty for that success but he looks to have a great chance of a follow up success.  The hood and patient tactics last time seemed to do the trick and it was a nice performance, a repeat of that should she him win or go very close.  There are five runners in total and while the new comer trained by Milton Harris does have a similar rating to us on the flat we hope to put our hurdling experience to good use.

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We have woken to quite a frost here at Pond House this morning, with temperature still at 0c at 7.30am it is a beautiful start to the day.  The yard is a hive of early of activity this morning with the lorries setting off for racing at 5am and several of our riders were in early than usual with a busy morning ahead.  We have three runners today, two at Haydock at one at Huntingdon.  Sizing Pottsie runs in the opening novices hurdle up at Haydock, 12.10pm, hence the early start.  Pottsie had a few entries over the weekend but this race was chosen as we think he has a great chance of winning.  He has a rating of 143 over hurdles and if this is correct, the other novices in the race will have to run to a high standard to beat him.  We have only run him in the one hurdle race, a novices hurdle at Ayr which he won the way he should.  His rating comes from Ireland and obviously he is better known as a high class chaser.  The plan is to go back over fences with him and he does hold an entry in the Tingle Creek at Sandown next month.  All being well he should run very well in this race.

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      Thomas Mor Winner at Wincanton

Our winning week continued yesterday thanks to Thomas Mor putting in an emphatic display to win the novices hurdle at Wincanton by a country mile.  While the race fell apart a little he tracked the favourite who set a strong pace from the start and then Tom Scu moved him up to take on the leader half way down the back straight for the final time.  Once overtaking his rival he galloped on relentlessly to power clear before two from home and he came home eased down.  While I was a little worried the drop back in trip would be against him I thought he travelled far more strongly than he had done on stable debut and it was a much more polished performance.  It was definitely a step up from debut and it was a super win.  He will have to take a step up in class now but he deserves it as he looks an exciting prospect going forwards.

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