The unbeaten Qoubilai should take all the beating in Sunday’s feature race at Whitfield Races.
The second fixture of the season at Whitfield has attracted 101 entries for its seven races at the Farmers Bloodhounds point-to-point meeting.
The Ladies Open has attracted 17 entries and they’ll all have to go to beat recent course winner Qoubilai, who is unbeaten in three runs this season, having won his last two for Lottie Crane by 70 lengths.
Rey Nacarado has won two points this year for Lady Jockeys Championship leader Gina Andrews and My Minds Maid may not have raced this season but is best at this time of year and can’t be ruled out for the bang-in-form Gabe Mahon yard.
Keep an eye on Chris Loggin’s Cutlass Silver. She needs to improve on her seasonal debut but her astute trainer is starting to get into gear and his runners are worth watching when he does.
National sponsors AGA turn their attention to the Maiden Race, in Laura Thomas’s Nightscape is bound to be a leading contender and the trainer confirmed that he is an intended runner, following his recent Kimble fourth.
In the Hunt Members Race, the best form this season has been shown by Ilongue, third to Dabinett Moon on her reappearance where Tousupreme pulled up.
Chris Loggin’s Towering Run showed little on his first run this year but always thrives with the sun on his back, while Killurin’s recent Maiden Race third could see him in with a shout.
The Groundlines Novice Riders Race has 17 possible contestants.
Faringdon trainer James Henderson confirmed that he is likely to run Thanks For Coming – a winner under rules last season – with son Freddie on board.
The Restricted Race has 13 entries, including Mr Jalfrazy, placed twice in this type of contest for in-form trainer Tom Weston since winning his Maiden at Cocklebarrow earlier this season.
One potentially interesting contender could be Chris Loggin’s Bit of A Barney.
He’s only run once since winning his Maiden here in 2012, and has been placed on the other four of his five starts. But his trainer says he’s fit and ready to run.
The Intermediate Race is possibly the most competitive event of the day.
Improving mare Dabinett Moon, a grand-daughter of the great broodmare Windfall VI, is set to follow-up her win in the Mares Race at Mollington.
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