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David Massey

David Massey is an on course bookmakers clerk, a Sporting Life race card author, a horse racing punter and of course a regular contributor here at the Daily Punt

Winter Weekend!

Good morning all,

It’s non-stop for me for the next three days, with Lingfield-Ascot-Lingfield being the order of the weekend. I’m excited to see how the new Lingfield Million Weekend goes down and how much attention it will garner, and as a jumps aficionado Sunday looks a cracking card, if the entries hold up. Throw in the Clarence House in the middle and that’s a great weekend for me!

Let’s take a look through Lingfield’s Friday card and see if we can’t find a winner or two.

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Warwick Saturday

Good morning all,

Warwick will be my port of call today, and I'm pleased it has passed the early inspection. Nothing worse than hanging around waiting for another 10am one, it means I can now plan the morning properly!

Fair to say the cold weather gear will be out, though. My thoughts on today's card are on the main piece.

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Oh, What An Atmosphere!

I’ve recently heard a couple of podcasts that have touched upon the subject of atmosphere at racecourses, the subject brought about after the boisterous New Years Eve crowd at Uttoxeter could be heard if you were watching on Sky Sports Racing. We’re frequently told that interaction between racegoers and racecourses is improving, and crowds are still strong, but is this really the case? As someone that goes racing, probably too much for his own good if last month’s petrol bill is anything to go by, I thought I’d offer you my opinions.

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Saturday Video Preview

Good morning all,

As I gave you plenty to read yesterday, I'll give your eyes a rest and I've done a video preview of the Sandown card today. We (that's myself and the good lady) will be going, wet weather gear at the ready!

Have a good weekend everyone, and best of luck.

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