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Kingofthwest is a most handsome five year old
gelding with bags of potential having finished
runner-up in his only start in an Irish point.
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Entries & Recent Form

There are three jumps meetings today at Ascot, Catterick and Chepstow and the stable has four runners at two of those meetings.  Leoncavallo heads to Ascot while Induno, Morgenstern and Last Quarter make up our trio of runners at Chepstow.  Leoncavallo (pictured above) is a well liked nine year old both in the stable and amongst racing fans.  Our popular gelding always gives his best and is ultra consistent.  He is therefore in the grip of the handicapper but he tries hard and fingers crossed he can have his day in the sun later today and win the eleventh race of his career.  So far this season he has run two terrific races to finish third in the Welsh Champion hurdle and then a close second behind Soaring Glory at Ascot in a competitive hurdle last time.  He carries top weight today but Fergus Gillard rides, claiming three pounds and fingers crossed he will give members of the Value Racing Club who own him something to cheer about later this afternoon.

 

Induno is our first runner on the card at Chepstow, he runs in the second race, the 12.35pm handicap hurdle.  He is very lightly raced and is having his first start since finishing fourth at Cheltenham just over a year ago.  He has plenty of talent and he has some nice form in the book, but has been a little tricky to train.  He looks to be reasonably weighted and we hope he can begin to repay his owners patience.  Looks to have decent claims under Tom Scudamore.

Morgenstern makes his debut for the stable in the 2m novices' handicap chase at Chepstow at 1.10pm.  A multiple winner over hurdles in France, he has had only three starts over fences, but has schooled well at home since his arrival.  He receives an 8lbs allowance as he is only a four year old and it would be no surprise to see him outrun his odds under Tom Scudamore.

Our final runner is Last Quarter who contests the 2m3½f handicap hurdle at 2.55pm.  The winner of a point-to-point bumper, he was far from disgraced in a decent looking contest under a penalty at the track last time.  This stiffer test of stamina looks sure to suit on his first start over hurdles and is a nice type who has each-way claims.  Tom Scudamore is in the saddle.

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Practice for the Grand Prix of Qatar gets underway today amid controversy surrounding human rights issues in the country.  Lewis Hamilton is at the forefront of those raising awareness and I dare say, he will be in the forefront of the action on track as well, with his Mercedes looking clearly the class of the field last weekend in Brazil.  With just three races to go he trails Max Verstapen by just 14 points in as exciting a championship finish as there has been in recent memory.

John Higgins looked very good in giving Ronnie O'Sullivan a 6-1 drubbing in the Champion of Champions snooker last night.  Higgins, who has lost in the last two domestic finals, claimed he 'no longer had it at the top level' but that is clearly not the case judged on this performance.  He will now face Yan Bingtao in the semi-final tomorrow.  Meanwhile, today's semi should be a cracker between Judd Trump and Kyren Wilson.

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