A TOTAL of 118 have entered this Sunday’s Lauderdale Point to Point, at Mosshouses, near Galashiels.
Along with the racing, the crowd will get a chance to see Ryan Mania and Jamie Hamilton, who are the pride of the Borders after winning the Grand National and Foxhunters at Aintree respectively.
Local entries in the well-supported pony races include George Crawford, Fallon Clark, Lucy Brown, Zoe Niven, Rebecca Dun and Geordie Denne.
For the Club Members race, Jack Clark’s Paddy Curry, a winner on his penultimate start at Friars Haugh and Anne Rutherford’s Senora Moss, who is returning to the track after a spell as a broodmare, are expected to feature.
Paddy Slacks is likely to make his debut for Heriot farmer Michael Dun in the Open Maiden, alongside Kenny Lynn’s Probably George and Katie Scott is doubly represented with Danebrook Lad and Sarasola.
The NPPA Club Members race looks a hot contest, and runner up in the Buccleuch Cup, Barachois Silver, trained at Westruther by Joan Hollands, looks the pick of the field.
The Ladies contest draws an entry of 16 and Jedburgh’s Alec Dawson is represented by Carters Rest, but others of note are dual winner Pas De Baratin and Putitawayforayear.
The Restricted race sees local interest include Jane Clark’s Lucky Lane, runner up on his last start.
If the going is soft, the Men’s Open will likely feature Clive Storey-trained Gunner Jack.
And in the final race on the card, the Open Maiden, Jock Threadgall’s True Thomas, a promising third on his last start and Tony Hogarth’s Molten Brown, who finished fourth in the same race, are among the entries.
For any budding athletes there is a 1k Fun Run before racing.
Two pony races take place at 1pm before the main races kick off at 2pm.