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There are five meetings taking place this afternoon with a jumps card from Worcester, flat fixtures from Carlisle, Salisbury and Bath and an all-weather flat fixture from Kempton.  It looks like being a busy day for the Pond House team with no less than five runners at Worcester; Texard, Via Dolorosa, American Sniper, Nibras Gold and Iron Heart.  Texard is the first of these as he contests the 2m handicap chase at 1.35pm.  He produced a decent first effort for the stable when third at Aintree and would have been closer still but for an error at the last.  He is 1lb lower this afternoon and Philip Armson claims a handy 5lbs off his back so he looks sure to go well again.

Via Dolorosa (pictured above) runs in the 2m7f handicap chase at 2.05pm.  He has been in good form of late, finishing runner-up on his last three outings from this mark.  This shorter trip looks sure to suit him better and he has a decent chance with Philip Armson on board.

American Sniper makes his debut for the stable in the conditional and amateur jockeys bumper at 2.35pm.  He was purchased after showing promise in an Irish point-to-point, where he finished ahead of a subsequent winner.  He goes nicely at home and looks to have sound claims.  Philip Armson rides.

Nibras Gold contests the 2m maiden hurdle at 3.05pm.  A winner on the flat, he showed good aptitude for the jumps game when runner-up on his hurdling debut at Ffos Las at the end of last month, only getting collared by the favourite on the run-in.  He should know more with that experience under his belt and he is another with solid claims.  David Noonan is in the saddle again for the Value Racing Club.

Our final runner is Iron Heart, who runs in the 2m4f handicap hurdle at 4.35pm.  He was a winner from this mark at Newbury last year and was a narrow runner-up from 1lb lower at Chepstow on his penultimate start, although he does have to bounce back from a below-par effort last time.  He should appreciated conditions and would have each-way claims if reproducing his best, although with seven runners, the bookies only pay two places.  Tom Scudamore rides for the David Pipe Racing Club.

Al Roc was far from disgraced at Newton Abbot last night, finishing second in the 2m5f handicap chase.  Our eleven year old picked up over £3,700 in prize money, which (if you recall me saying yesterday) is more than if he had won four of the races on the level at Newbury!

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The rail strikes may be over (for today at least), but it looks as though the roads around the area are going to be very busy with the doors to the Glastonbury Festival opening today.  As I travelled into work this morning, I was hearing of tailbacks of 6 miles around the town and that will surely only get bigger as the Festival gets underway on Friday.

Serena Williams took centre stage at Eastbourne yesterday as she competed in the doubles tournament, almost a year after her last competitive match.  Many had thought that she would retire from the game, but she looked in reasonable nick and is hoping to play in the singles tournament at Wimbledon next week.  That will be another level altogether, but her presence will be a big draw and can only be good for the sport.

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