Today's Lady Dudley Cup at Chaddesley Corbett has attracted a higher class field than last year and Irilut, last season's winner, will struggle against Gaelsbob, who is on a roll after completing a hat-trick last week, and Coolefind, who last Saturday made a pleasing comeback from a pulled muscle.
Prolific Welsh winner Cannon Bridge is likely to make his seasonal debut nearer home in the members' race (2.00) at Bonvilston and although Gaelsbob (3.50) found Chaddesley Corbett on the sharp side when third on his reappearance in February, he has gone from strength to strength on the prevailing soft ground since then.
The Mares Championship Final at Clifton-on-Dunsmore tomorrow can go to West Country raider Kiama (2.10) who made amends for her fall at Kilworthy last month when winning by an unchallenged 25 lengths at Cherrybrook in the fastest time of the day.
Bargain of the weekend is tomorrow's Cleveland meeting at Mordon in Co Durham, where the entrance charge for the eight-race card is only £5 per head. Oliver Greenall, five (25-20) ahead of Richard Burton in the riders' championship looks sure to ride at least one winner and his best chance is the Aintree Foxhunters fourth, Sonevafushi (3.50), in the men's open.
FIXTURES: TODAY: Chiddingfold, Leconfield and Cowdray at Parham. (First race: 2.00). Nr A283; 4m SE of Pulborough; 1m W of Storrington. Dartmoor at Flete Park. (2.00). Off A379; 10m E of Plymouth; leave A38 at Ivybridge via A3121. Essex at High Easter. (2.00). 8m NW of Chelmsford nr A1060; Exit 8, M11. Holcombe at Whittington. (2.00). 2m SW of Kirkby Lonsdale on B6254; 8m from M6; exits 35 and 36. Pentyrch at Bonvilston. (2.00). 4m W of Cardiff nr A48; 5m from Exit 33, M4. South and West Wilts at Larkhill. (2.00). 5m NW of Amesbury; 10m N of Salisbury; nr A303; A345 and A360. Vale of Aylesbury with Garth and South Berks at Kingston Blount. (2.00). 8m NW of High Wycombe off B4009; Exits 5 or 6, M40. Worcestershire at Chaddesley Corbett. (2.00). Next to A448 midway between Bromsgrove and Kidderminster; Exit 4 or 5 M5; Exit 1 M42.
TOMORROW: Atherstone at Clifton-on-Dunsmore. (1.00). Next to A5; 3m NW of M1 Junc 18; 2m E of Rugby. Braes of Derwent at Corbridge. (1.30). 3m N of town; off A68 on B6318. Cleveland at Mordon. (1.30). Nr A1 (M); 4m S of Sedgefield; 1m N of Great Stainton. Cotswold Vale Farmers at Andoversford. (2.30). 6m SE of Cheltenham nr junc of A40 and A436; Exit 11A M5. Seavington at Littlewindsor. (2.00). 3m S of Crewkerne nr A3066; 16m from Exit 25, M5.