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Shares available in this handsome
five year old gelding Cadeau d'Or.
Good ability on the flat with
the physique for jumps.
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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with jumps cards from Kempton, Wetherby and Warwick and all-weather flat cards from Lingfield and Chelmsford City.  David has two runners today; one at Warwick and one on the all-weather at Lingfield.  Gericault Roque (pictured above) contests the Grade 3 Classic Chase at Warwick at 3.00pm.  Only a six year old with three runs over fences in the book, he is the youngest and least exposed runner in the field and has improved with each step up in trip.  Runner-up behind a rapid improver in the Mandarin at Newbury last time, today's contests is three furlongs further.  Should he improve again, he would have leading claims under Tom Scudamore.

Our other runners is Trusty Scout who contests the 1m4f handicap at Lingfield at 3.30pm.  He ran well when third at Wolverhampton ten days ago, staying on in the closing stages, giving reason to think that he will benefit from this longer trip.  He is 1lb lower in the weights today and Laura Pearson takes 3lbs off his back.  Has each-way claims once again.

Thanksforthehelp ran a nice race to finish runner-up in the novices' hurdle at Huntingdon yesterday.  He wouldn't have been aided by being hit around the face by Paddy Brennan on the third, but he did stay on well in the closing stages to pass that one.  A big, immature horse, he still shows distinct signs of inexperience, but looks sure to be winning something over timber sooner rather than later judged on this evidence.  Meanwhile, Kotki ran a satisfactory first race in this country, staying on in the closing stages and looking sure to benefit from more of a test of stamina in future.

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There are five Premiership football matches taking place this afternoon, but by far the most interesting looks to be the early kick-off between the top two sides, Manchester City and Chelsea.  City have been in irresistible form lately as they have built up a ten point lead at the top of the table.

England's cricketers are up against it once again in the final Ashes match...sounds familiar?  At least they managed to bowl the Aussies out on this occasion, with the hosts finishing on 303 in their first innings.  However, as I write, England are struggling on 105-5 in response.

Former world number one, Judd Trump looked to be in ominous form yesterday as he easily swept aside Kyren Wilson in their Masters snooker quarter final match.  In the other remaining quarter-final, Barry Hawkins produced something of a surprise by beating Mark Selby by the same scoreline.  Mark Williams takes on Neil Robertson in this afternoon's semi-final, whilst Trump plays Hawkins in the other tonight.

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What sound does a nut make when it sneezes?  "Cashew!"

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