Racing: Moor Lane looks ready for successful return

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CONTINUITY HAS always been

one of point-to-pointing's strengths and one-time staying handicap chaser Moor Lane will revive a few memories when he reverts to his grass roots in the men's open (1.10)at Tweseldown tomorrow.

Almost 23 years ago his owner-trainer, Ian Balding, rode an unraced 12- year-old called Ross Poldark to win a similar event at the Hampshire course.

Moor Lane has rather more miles on the clock, having won twice between the flags in the north as a youngster before he joined Balding. However, the former royal trainer will miss the race as he is on holiday in South Africa. Moor Lane will be saddled by his son, Andrew, and ridden by Reading University student Andrew Braithwaite.

Somerset trainer Ollie Jackson, who won with her first runner last month after taking over from David Pipe, has a busy weekend as she runs Polar Champ (12.35), Moonshine Surprise (1.45), Student Night (3.30) and Love Fool (4.50) at Wadebridge today and Ballysicyos (12.0) and Merrimac (4.50) at Chipley Park tomorrow.

FIXTURES: TODAY: Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chase at Horseheath. (First race 12.0). Entry pounds 8 per head. 4m W of Haverhill on A1307, exits 9 or 10, M11). Jedforest at Friars Haugh. W of Kelso near A699. N Cornwall at Wadebridge. (12.0). Entry pounds 15 per car. At Royal Cornwall Showground, 1m W of town near A39.

TOMORROW: Midlands Area Club at Thorpe Lodge. (12.0). 4m SW of Newark- on-Trent near A46, 5m from A1. Old Raby Hunt Club at Witton Castle. (12.30). Entry pounds 15 per car. 5m W of Bishop Auckland, near A68, 12m from A1 (M). S Midlands Area Club at Tweseldown. (12.0). Entry pounds 10 per car and driver; pounds 5 per additional passenger. 3m W of Aldershot; 6m from M3; Exit 4 or 5. Southdown and Eridge at Godstone. (12.0). W of town (Surrey), less than 1m from junc 6 of M25. Tiverton at Chipley Park. (12.0). Entry pounds 15 per car. 3m NE of Wellington on B3187, junction 26 M5.