Selection of favourites at Lauderdale

Nearly 70 entries have been received for the Lauderdale point-to-point, which takes place at Mosshouses near Galashiels, this coming Sunday.

Thursday, 28th April 2016, 12:00 pm
Action from a previous Point to Point at Lauderdale

Two pony races take place at 1pm before the main races get under way at 2pm.

Six entries have been received for the Border Hunt Club members’ race, and recent winner For Yes looks to be the form horse.

Bentley Homes sponsors the young horse maiden, in which there are three runners, and it looks a very open race.

The ladies’ is sponsored by North Tyneside firm Owen Pugh and draws an entry of 11.

Local interest lies in Jack Clark’s Whisperdale, who finished second in the Fife ladies’ last weekend, and The Shrimp for Sandy Thomson.

In the men’s open, Cave Hunter is reappearing after a break and could be the one to beat, but Will Ramsay might not be far away on either Great Gusto or Pyjama Game, depending on his choice of rides.

Eight are entered for the AF Noble and Sons restricted, and this could be between Jane Hunter’s Paddy’s Wish and Jimmy Walton’s Strategic Island.

St Boswells-based Whiterigg and Eildon Hill Stables support the NPPA club members’, which looks a competitive affair.

Alison Hamilton trains Danehills Well for her husband Gavin, and he could be the pick of the field.

Musselburgh Racecourse and Royal Dick Vet are supporting the card’s final race, the open maiden. Locally-trained Worcester Pearmain could be the one to beat there.

Mosshouses is situated four miles north east of Galashiels, between the A7 and A68, and the admission price on the day includes a racecard.