Point-to-point: Quick to continue revival in Devon National

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Five meetings, two today and three tomorrow, have been rescheduled following last weekend's snow.

There will obviously be a certain amount of duplication, but today's Eggesford at Upcott Cross, north Devon, looks assured of double-figure fields with eight races (220 entries), including yet another local National – a mixed open over four miles. The trip looks ideal for former smart hurdler Quick (2.45) now trained by former champion rider Ashley Farrant.

Third in the 2005 Pertemps Hurdle at Cheltenham, Quick ended up running in sellers, but has regained his enthusiasm judging by his defeat of Oracle Des Mottes, winner of two ladies' opens this spring, on his pointing debut at Cherrybrook last Sunday.

With Merry Vic likely to be aimed at hunter chases, Magnus Veritas (4.20) can follow up his Charing win at Catsfield tomorrow.

FIXTURES: TODAY: Bedale at Hornby Castle. (First race: 1.30). 3m W of A1. S of Catterick. Eggesford at Upcott Cross. (1.00). 1m W of A3079; nr Beaworthy and Halwill Junction. Cheshire at Alpraham. (2.00). 3m SE of Tarporley; nr A51. Essex & Suffolk at Higham. (2.00). 8m NE of Colchester via A12 and B1068. Ludlow at Bitterley. (1.30). 4m NE of Ludlow nr A4117. Morpeth at Tranwell. (1.00). 3m SW of Morpeth, nr B6524; handy to A1.

Portman at Badbury Rings. (2.00). 4m NW of Wimborne on B3082. Pytchley at Guilsborough. (1.30). Nr A5199; 10m NW of Northampton; exit 18 M1 or via A5199 from A14. Ystrad Taf Fechan at Ystradowen. (2.00). On A4222 between Cowbridge and Pontyclun; M4 juncts 34 or 35. TOMORROW: East Sussex and Romney Marsh at Catsfield. (2.00). At Buckholt Farm, Sidley, just off A269; N of Bexhill. Flint and Denbigh at Bangor-on-Dee. (2.00). On NH racecourse; nr A525; 5m SE of Wrexham. Hampshire at Hackwood Park. (2.30). 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. Llandeilo Farmers at Cilwendeg. (2.00). 1/2m E of Boncath on B4332 to Newcastle Emlyn. Oakley at Brafield-on-the-Green. (1.00). 1m S of village; adjacent to Horton road on A428. 6m SE of Northampton. West Somerset Vale at Cothelstone. (2.00). 2m NE of Bishops Lydeard off A358; Exit 25 M5.

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