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There are (hopefully) four meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Sedgefield and Huntingdon and all-weather flat fixtures from Lingfield and Wolverhampton, although Huntingdon has to pass a 9am inspection owing to parts of the course being frozen.  David is due to have two runners at Huntingdon this afternoon; Kotki and Thanksforthehelp.  Kotki makes his British debut for the stable and the David Pipe Racing Club in the conditional jockeys' handicap hurdle at 1.00pm.  He did not win in France but was placed on a few occasions, including at their premier track, Auteuil.  He has always looked to be in need of a stiffer test of stamina and faces a slightly longer trip today.  He should handle the ground fine and could outrun his odds with Fegus Gillard taking 3lbs off his back.

Thanksforthehelp contests the 2m novices' hurdle at 1.30pm.  He ran a promising race on his bumper debut at Southwell and improved when third over hurdles behind subsequent winner and stablemate, Seventeen O Four at Chepstow last month.  He is stlll learning and with further improvement likely, he looks to hold each-way claims with Tom Scudamore in the saddle.

Unfortunately, Sidi Ismael was unable to complete the four-timer yesterday, falling mid-race in the North Yorkshire Grand National at Catterick.  He has been a revelation for the stable, winning his first three starts since joining the team.  The best news is that he is okay and there will be other days for him.  With this being only his third start over fences, he certainly has time on his side.

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Liverpool will be kicking themselves after failing to put Arsenal away at home in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final last night.  They were clearly missing Salah and Mane but will find things tougher in the return leg.

England's cricketers looked to have made a bright start to the first day of the final Ashes test, taking four early wickets to have the hosts on the ropes at 83-4.  However, as I write this, they have righted the ship on 155-4.  It would be great if England could salvage something out of this series, but they are going to need some more quick wickets to reassert themselves.

Neil Roberston beat Ronnie O'Sullivan 6-4 in their Masters snooker quarter-final yesterday to avenge his recent defeat in the World Grand Prix.  I have long said that on his day, Roberston is the best player in the world and I am still not dissuaded.  Meanwhile, Mark Williams won a thrilling 6-5 match against John Higgins to progress to the semi's.  Judd Trump plays Kyren Wilson this afternoon, whilst good mates Barry Hawkins and Mark Selby face-off tonight to decide the full semi-final line-up.

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