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FOUR RUNNERS AT THREE MEETINGS ON WEDNESDAY.

We start the day at Nottingham where the going is currently good to firm for Jungle Inthebungle who goes to post for a 0-55 handicap over a mile at 1.20.pm, where he will once again be partnered by Aiden Brookes. At Catterick last time Jungle Inthebungle was not well in at the weights, so in the circumstances didn't do too badly to only being beat by five and three quarter lengths over seven furlongs. If he is to take this he will have to better all of his five previous starts for us, in what will be the first time in a 34 race career that he has beyond seven furlongs.


We also have one runner over the jumps at Cartmel where the going is good at the time of writing, which will be no problem for Demi Sang as he appears to act on most surfaces. Demi Sang joins us from the Sara Ender yard where he was wonderfully handled and performed well above expectations, being a dual winner for her at Wetherby in December, and Sedgefield in February, before finishing fourth in Class 2 company at Kelso when last seen in March. The plan was always for Demi Sang to have his summer campaign with Micky, and Demi Sang starts off at 5.25.pm, in a 0-120 handicap hurdle over two miles and one furlong, where Jack Hogan takes off a very welcome 10lb, as he is riding for his stable.


It is then on to Ripon for their evening meeting where the ground is described as good, good to firm in places. Bon Vitesse is proving to be a very game little mare having won two of her four hurdles races for us, and running with promise when staying on at Catterick last time on the flat over 14 furlongs, with the suggestion that this step up in trip to two miles could be what she needs. She runs at 7.05.pm, in a 0-75 handicap, where she faces four rivals, with Jason Hart on board for the first time.


Our final runner of the day is Countess Olivia who goes to post for a novices stakes at 7.40.pm, over a trip just short of 11 furlongs, where she will be partnered by Andrew Elliott who was also on board last time. We wont see the best of Countess Olivia until she gets a handicap mark, which is another run after this one, but in the meantime she will gain more valuable experience here, in a race that looks full of talented horses.


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Good luck to the connections, Anthony Bithell, Ian Ender, The Golden Cookoo, and John Sidebottom & Mrs Kate Sidebottom.

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