Racing: For the Notebook: A weekly list of horses to follow

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MARLINGFORD: Made his seasonal reappearance at Kelso on Thursday where his fair hurdling form meant that he shouldered top weight of 12st on his chasing debut in a novice handicap. His 10-length second to Old Eros was a very creditable performance suggesting he will take to jumping fences and can do well in novice company. (Mrs J Jordan).

NATIVE PRIDE: Clouted the eighth fence in the valuable race for second-season chasers at Cheltenham on Friday. That failed to knock him out of the race but ended any prospect of him winning and he did well to keep with the pack until the turn for home. He should remain well handicapped and can pick up a valuable prize. (K Bailey).

ZETA'S LAD: Looked in need of the race, but remained in contention to the last fence and kept on strongly in Royal Athlete's race at Cheltenham on Saturday. His trainer expects him to be better than last season when he won five of his six races. (J Upson).

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