Hot card expected for Friars Haugh

The Berwickshire Hunt Point to Point goes under starter’s orders on Saturday, March 28, at Friars Haugh, Kelso.

The first race, at 1pm, is for members of neighbouring hunts, with Whiteabbey possibly looking to win the historic Berwickshire Members Trophy for the third year running.

Whatsthestoryman will be looking to go one better in the Young Horse Maiden than he did a fortnight ago, with the mare Caherelly perhaps troubling him.

Radharc Na Mara has been second three times this season, so is due a win in the Ladies’ Open, possibly chased by Tasheba and Tipsy Dara.

Of the Older Maidens, Nelly La Rue and Pampanito could feature well.

The feature Men’s Open race for the Borders Hunts Cup could go to Splendid Blue, a prolific course winner. Her opposition includes southern raider Doctor Kingsley, and Mister Splodge.

The popular Veteran and Novice Riders race has Annie Aces entered, pipped at Kelso two weeks ago.

And in the seventh race, the Restricted, Duhallowcountry and Mister D may fight it out.

Gates open at 11.30am, entrance is £10 per person, free for children under-16.