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Point-to-points under starters orders

The 2002 point-to-point season gets underway this weekend

Weather permitting, all roads will lead to Cottenham, Cambs on Sunday for the start of what it is hoped will be an uninterrupted point-to-point campaign. With the first race due off at 11am, the advice is to get there early, as a large crowd is anticipated.

This meeting has never failed to provide outstanding racing with horses likely to come from far and wide. A preview, plus up-to-date news of the going, can be obtained by phoning Talking Point (tel: 09068 446061).

Click here for a list of point-to-point fixtures

  • Reynolds Bookmakers has Leslie Jefford as 7-4 favourite to win the men’s championship, with former title-holder Julian Pritchard at 2-1.

    Also quoted are: 4, Richard Burton; 7, David Dunsdon; 10, Gary Hanmer; 14, Ashley Farrant; 16, Jamie Jukes, Greg Richards & Richard Woollacott; 20 & upwards bar.

    For the ladies’ title prices contact Reynolds (tel: 0117 985 9853).

    Read more news on point-to-pointing in this week’s (3 January) Horse & Hound, or click here to subscribe.

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