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BERTIES DREAM HEADS HIGH CLASS CAST LIST FOR HORSEHEATH FEB 28TH FIXTURE
Berties Dream is set to put his right to be regarded as East Anglia’s top Point-To-Pointer on the line when he takes part in the Thurlow fixture at Horseheath, near Haverhill, on Saturday February 28th.
This meeting has received 95 entries and kicks off at 1pm when seven horses are engaged in a Club Members Race. Six races are slated but there could be a seventh as the closing Maiden, due off at 3.55pm, has 25 entries and a maximum field size of 18 so a division on the day may be necessary.
Trained in Newmarket by Lauren Braithwaite, Berties Dream has won all three of his Pointing starts this campaign without being fully extended. He is entered in both the Mens and Ladies Open races and whichever he plumps for looks set to provide his sternest test of the season.
His 17 potential Mens Open opponents include the brilliant mare Fruit Fayre, winner of ten of her 12 starts between the flags, and the late-developing gelding, Empire Builder, who won just one of his first 18 outings but has improved a great deal of late, most recently winning at Brocklesby Park in deeply impressive fashion.
There are 17 possible runners in the Ladies equivalent and Berties Dream could have to face off against the likes of Sharp Suit, who disappointed at Larkhill last time but was a Cheltenham hunter chase hero last April, and It Was Me, who chased home Sharp Suit at Cottenham in December and has won all three of his previous visits to Horseheath.
Shropshire trainer Sheila Crow introduced the subsequent Cheltenham Festival winner and Grand National runner-up, Cappa Bleu, at this course in 2009 and she has two promising youngsters entered in the Maiden in the shape of the Cooladerry King and First Fruit
Horseheath is four miles west of Haverhill (post code CB1 4QF) with easy access straight off the A1307. Admission will be charged at £10 per head with under 17s free and racecards priced at £2.50.
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