Cundall sets sights on Derwent Hunt success

Oaklands Robbie and Alice Petch, who hold a strong chance in the PPORA Club Members Race for Veteran and Novice Riders at Charm Park on Sunday  Picture: Louise Pollard
Oaklands Robbie and Alice Petch, who hold a strong chance in the PPORA Club Members Race for Veteran and Novice Riders at Charm Park on Sunday Picture: Louise Pollard
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Organisers have received 111 entries for the annual Derwent Hunt meeting at Charm Park, near Wykeham, on Sunday.

Racing starts at 12noon with the Hunt race and Andre Chenier looks the most likely to take this under veteran pilot Chris Cundall, although Calapocus, winner of a restricted here last season could be the biggest danger.

Like Sunday’s renewal at the West of Yore meeting, the Confined looks like it could be a hot contest.

Dica won very convincingly at Sinnington and can follow up here.

Avinapaddy was also a good winner at the same meeting and will push him all the way.

Kingdom of Munster is an interesting recruit to the pointing field.

Having run well under rules, latterly for Richard Ford, but his only win came on the flat and he should improve for his Sinnington run.

Only veteran and novice riders are eligible to ride in the PPORA Club Members race, where Larkhall, who has won on his two previous starts, can continue his progression under Will Kitchman.

Philip Dennis looks to have the pick of his own The Rustlin Rhino or Brother Mark for Michael Broad, but the winner is likely to be Oaklands Robbie, who has finished second on both his starts this season in open races and can score again here.

The long journey from Worcestershire to Yorkshire in search of better ground paid dividends for the Rucker family at the West of Yore meeting on Sunday and they could once again go home with the trophy from the Men’s Open Race with Beneficial Reform.

He was running well on his seasonal debut for new connections when unseating in a hunterchase at Doncaster recently and should be able to take this.

My Old Piano stayed on well at the South Wold meeting and could be the biggest threat.

The Ladies equivalent looks like one of the hottest races of the season.

Elusive Swallow notched up another win at the West of Yore over 3m4f on Sunday.

Sagalyrique for the Rucker family has also had a win this season.

Minella Class, formerly in training with Nicky Henderson, is a new recruit to the pointing field and no doubt Jill Dawson will have him in top form, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him win first time out.

There are 18 entries for the Restricted Race, which is satisfying to see due to the previous low number of entries in this type of race in Yorkshire.

Bramble Vodka is looking to follow his winning debut and the four-year-old will continue to strengthen with time.

Roycano won well at the Sinnington meeting for Steph Easterby and Harry Bannister and could follow up, but Intentandpurposes, a winner at the South Wold meeting will also play a strong part.

The Maiden Race has already been divided and could go the way of Oh So Serious, who came third at the Sinnington meeting after a three- year absence from the track.

Of the debutants, John Hellens can get a horse ready first time out and Colorado Kid should be watched in the betting market.

In the second division, Six A Side can follow up on his third at the Sinnington meeting for Emma Todd and Will Milburn.

Shinrock Pearl was consistent last season without quite getting his head in front and Desilvano has run some good races in defeat this year for Ruth Marley.

Billy Two Tongues is another who could figure if he can hold his jumping together.

The first race is at 12 noon and the postcode for satellite navigation is YO13 9QU.

Admission is £10 per person.