The recent rain has come at the right time for today's Puckeridge meeting at Horseheath, where the going last night was reported as "good".
Georgina Andrews is making a name for herself in only her second season and should take the ladies' open on Delightful Cliche (2.40), trained by her father, Simon. Third to subsequent hunter-chase winner Bravery Scotch on his pointing debut over the course last month, the Pam Sly-bred eight-year-old showed that was no fluke when winning at Ampton next time.
There will be no shortage of runners at Maisemore Park tomorrow where there are 334 entries and Kiama (2.50), who put his jumping problems behind him with a fluent success in a very fast time at Cothelstone a fortnight ago, looks the one to be on in the mixed open.
FIXTURES: TODAY: Avon Vale at Larkhill. (First race: 1.30). 5m NW of Amesbury; 10m N of Salisbury; nr A303; A345 and A360. Badsworth and Bramham Moor at Mordon. (1.00). Nr A1 (M); 4m S of Sedgefield; 1m N of Great Stainton. Belvoir at Garthorpe. (1.30). 6m E of Melton Mowbray on B676; 7m W of A1. Berwickshire at Friars Haugh. (1.00). W of Kelso; nr A699. Cheshire at Alpraham. (1.00). 3m SE of Tarporley; nr A51. East Cornwall at Great Trethew. (12.00). 1m S of A38; 3m SE of Liskeard. Glamorgan at Ystradowen. (1.00). On A4222 between Cowbridge and Pontyclun; M4 Junct 34 or 35. Puckeridge at Horseheath. (1.30). 4m W of Haverhill on A1307; Exits 9 or 10 M11. United at Brampton Bryan. (1.30). 11m W of Ludlow; nr A4113. TOMORROW: Cattistock at Littlewindsor. (1.30). 3m S of Crewkerne nr A3066; 16m from Exit 25; M5. Hampshire at Hackwood Park. (2.00). 2m SE of Basingstoke; signposted from A339 Alton road; Exit 6, M3. Ledbury at Maisemore Park. (12.30). Nr A417; 3m NW of Gloucester; Exit 11, M5. Mid Surrey Farmers Draghounds at Godstone. (2.00). M25 Junct 6 onto A22 S; first right A25; turn left into Tandridge road; 1/2m on right. Morpeth at Tranwell. (1.00). 3m SW of Morpeth; nr B6524; handy to A1. Oakley at Brafield-on-the-Green. (1.00). 1m S of village; adjacent to Horton road on A428; 6m SE of Northampton.