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REMARKABLE FEAT TO TAKE PLACE AT HORSEHEATH ON SATURDAY?
Remarkable Man (pictured above) is set to try to achieve the remarkable feat of transforming himself from a winless nine-year-old to an Open class horse within the space of six weeks when he bids for a fourth straight win at the Puckeridge Point-To-Point meeting at Horseheath, near Haverhill, on Saturday (March 28th).
This fixture has attracted 73 entries for its six-race card, which gets under way at 1.30pm with an eight-entry Club Members Race and concludes at 4.25pm with a 12-entry Restricted Race that could see the reappearance of the hugely impressive course winner, Fearthedark.
Trained in Exning, near Newmarket, by James Owen, Remarkable Man has already won twice at this popular undulating venue but will need to produce a big personal best if he is to maintain his perfect record since crossing the Irish Sea last autumn.
He is entered in both Open races and looks to have a particularly difficult task in the Ladies version as his 14 prospective opponents include both Sharp Suit and It Was Me. A Cheltenham hunter chase winner last season, Sharp Suit has won six of his seven career Pointing starts while It Was Me’s record is almost as strong – ten victories from 15 British starts.
And Remarkable Man’s potential Mens Open rivals could include a classy trio in the shape of Ravethebrave, Doctor Kingsley and Empire Builder.
A stablemate of Sharp Suit in the powerful Alan Hill yard, Ravethebrave won five races last term and scored again at Kingston Blount recently; Doctor Kingsley hinted at a return to his best last time and will relish this uphill finish; and Empire Builder has not stopped improving over the past 16 months, winning five times during that period.
The Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Race could be another highlight of the afternoon as its 14 entries look extremely closely matched. Ronnie Lawson will be a popular choice here to follow up his easy Marks Tey triumph but it could pay to go with the less fancied Desertmore Valley, who was a fine second at Ampton three weeks ago and should now be reaching peak fitness.
Horseheath is four miles west of Haverhill (post code CB21 4QF) with easy access straight off the A1307. Admission will be charged at £10 per head with under 17s free.
The going is currently ‘good to firm’ and watering will take place should there be no significant rainfall in the days before the meeting.
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