All set for first point-to-point

Last year's Brocklesby Point to Point
Last year's Brocklesby Point to Point

The first of two Point-to-Points scheduled for 2014 at the popular Brocklesby Park course on Lord Yarborough’s estate takes place this Sunday, February 9, when the South Wold hold their annual meeting.

The race card starts at 12 noon and 104 entries have been taken in total for the day’s six races.

Local jockey Tom Strawson has already been in action this season and with two second places so far he will be keen to ride a winner on Sunday.

Sponsored this year by Aghaul Ltd Haulage Contractors, Strawson has a very good chance of scoring in the opening Richard Sanderson (On- course Bookmaker) Maiden race, where he teams up with Mark Burt’s Murphy’s Promise.

This seven year old, trained at Riby, has already been placed second at Sheriff Hutton in January and should go close.

Later in the afternoon Tom will team up with his own horse Reach For The Top in a bid to repeat his 2013 success in the Gleadell Agriculture Midlands Area Club race for Novice Riders.

And 16-year-old Caistor Yarborough Student Tom Broughton may make his race riding debut in either the Maiden race or the Novice Rider’s race.

Tom, a graduate of the Pony Racing ranks, has been riding out for trainer Nick Kent in order to gain experience.

Nick’s wife Jane who trains Point- to- Pointers from another yard at Cadney may run Victoria Branson’s Ghost Charger in the final Restricted race at 2.55pm sponsored by NFU Spilsby.

Admission this Sunday is £10 per person, children under 16 are free, and race cards will be £2.50.

For more call 09068 446061.