Point-to-point: Something Small has a big chance

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Today's East Essex meeting at Marks Tey has been postponed and organisers are hoping to reschedule in the next fortnight.

The weekend's other nine fixtures should go ahead, though there will be a precautionary inspection at 1.00pm today for tomorrow's Cottesmore fixture at Garthorpe.

Pointing enthusiasts should make an effort to attend Kingston Blount tomorrow where all proceeds will be donated to the Oxford Children's Hospital in aid of Tom's Ward. The new ward will be named after Tom Waley-Cohen, who died of cancer in 2004 at the age of 20 and his family is dedicated to raising £1m for the hospital. Tom's brother Sam will ride at the meeting and could win the restricted (2.15) on Something Small, who looked a useful prospect when successful at Tweseldown last month.

Mouseski, brought down at the third at Larkhill last Saturday, can make amends in the mixed open (1.10) at Barbury Racecourse today.

FIXTURES: TODAY: North Hereford at Whitwick Manor. (First race 12.00). At Newtown, 8m NE of Hereford near junction of A417 and A4103, exit 2, M50). Sinnington at Duncombe Park. (12.30). ½m SW of Helmsley off A170, 12m E of Thirsk. Vale Of Clettwr at Erw Lon. 13m of Carmarthen on B4336.

Vine and Craven at Barbury Racecourse. (12.00). 3m NW of Marlborough. Main entrance off Marlborough to Broad Hinton road; 10m from exits 15 & 16, M4. Postponed: Essex Farmers and Union at Marks Tey. TOMORROW: College Valley & North Northumberland at Alnwick. (12.00). 3m NE of Alnwick (signposted from A1). Cottesmore at Garthorpe. (12.00). 6m E of Melton Mowbray on B676, 7m W of A1. Oxford University Hunt Club at Kingston Blount. (12.30). 8m NW of High Wycombe. Exits 5 or 6 M40. South Dorset at Milborne St Andrew. (12.30). Near A354, ½m SE of village, midway between Blandford and Dorchester. South Pool Harriers at Buckfastleigh. (1.00). On A38 at Dean Court Farm, ½m S of town.

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