Quorn point-to-point: Lough Inch goes for Garthorpe treble

Racing at Garthorpe returns this weekend EMN-150303-160006002
Racing at Garthorpe returns this weekend EMN-150303-160006002
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The Quorn point-to-point meet takes place at Garthorpe on Saturday where 105 are entered for seven races, starting at 1pm.

The feature race is the prestigious Quorn Gold Cup which has 14 entries including 2013 winner Richard Russell’s Gun Money who was second last year.

The 10-year-old has won two men’s open races this season and was narrowly beaten at the Pytchley last time out.

Others to consider include Otto The Great, who won the Novice Riders’ race at Garthorpe last month, and Toby’s Hunt’s Done A Runner and Nightcap Jack.

* The Ladies’ Open race may include Palypso De Creek who would take all the beating if he lines up. Qoubilai has won three open races this season and rider Lottie Crane heads both the Leading Lady Rider Championship and Novice Rider Championship for the Midlands.

* Crane has another good ride in the opening Garthorpe Hunts Member’s Conditions race.

She may partner Mister Philson who won the Novice Riders’ race at Dingley on Easter Saturday. Lough Inch is expected to line up and is trained by Waltham’s Tom Morgan who celebrated a treble last Sunday. Lough Inch, a winner at the last two meetings here, will be ridden by Garthorpe’s leading female rider Kelly Morgan.

* Lough Inch and Mister Philson also hold entries in the PPORA Novice Riders’ race. Done A Runner could also opt for this race instead of the open and has won twice for Lucy Wheeler this season and won here at the Meynell last year.

Dream Garden is another to consider having won a club conditions race at Cocklebarrow earlier this season.

* The Midlands Area Club Members’ race looks to be between Lockedinthepocket and Count Salazar, both having been placed in open company this season.

* Murphy’s Promise may opt to run in the PPORA Club Member’s Condition’s Race, while the consistent Amithereyet should go close and Fearthedark, Restricted winner at the Belvoir meeting, may be the one to beat.

* Fearsome Fred may line up in a quality Open Maiden race after a good debut run at Thorpe Lodge on Easter Monday.

Lord Golan ran well to be third in a Restricted at Thorpe Lodge and is ridden by Garthorpe leading male jockey Tom Strawson, while Beware The Bear is highly regarded and finished second at Bangor on his only start.

Following this race there will be two divisions of a charity flat race.

Admission is £10 per person, and free for under 16s. There will be bookmakers, a tote, trade stands, a licenced bar, and children’s play area.

There will be a bucket collection for the Wings For Life Spinal Cord research charity.

For the latest news, visit www.garthorpe.com and the Garthorpe races Facebook page.