All roads point to Mosshouses for fun and races

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A total of 69 entries have been received for the Lauderdale Point-to-Point, which takes place at Mosshouses near Galashiels on Saturday.

The fun starts at 1pm with two pony races, sponsored by John Swan Limited with local entries including Abby Robertson, Isobel MacTaggart and Bruce Lynn, before the main races at 2pm.

Ten entries have been received for the Baro Castlecoole Border Hunt Club Members race and it could be an exciting one as Cave Hunter, Oscar Stanley and Damiens Dilemma all won on their last outings.

Bentley Homes sponsors the Young Horse Maiden, in which Doreen Calder’s Sound Barrier could go one better than he did at Fife last weekend, when he was only beaten by a neck.

The Ladies Race, sponsored by A F Noble & Son, draws an entry of 13. Local interest lies in Jane Dun’s Rolecarr, a winner at Friars Haugh earlier in the season, and Jack Clark’s Whisperdale, who finished third at the Braes of Derwent on his last start.

Glasgow-based McTear’s Auctioneers sponsors the Men’s Open, and Royal Chatelier, owned and ridden by Fife-based Jamie Alexander, could be the one to beat.

Eleven are entered for the Watson Seeds Restricted and this could be between Jane Hunter’s Paddy’s Wish and Emma Dunkley’s Whatsthestoryman.

St Boswells-based Whiterigg and Eildon Hill Stables support the NPPA Club Members, which looks a competitive affair. Jo Luton, who trains at Housebyres, has Annie Aces and the Clive Storey-trained The Gotfor Man, who have both been in the winner’s enclosure this season.

Musselburgh Racecourse and Royal Dick Vet are supporting the final race on the card, the Open Maiden, where Northumberland-trained Heckley Herbert looks the pick of the entries on recent form.