Chance of a local double

Local point-to-point trainer and jockey David Kemp will be looking to give racegoers a Bank Holiday double bonus as Fakenham hosts its annual Easter Monday meeting.

Local point-to-point trainer and jockey David Kemp will be looking to give racegoers a Bank Holiday double bonus as Fakenham hosts its annual Easter Monday meeting.

Kemp, from Kilverstone near Thetford, has a great chance of landing both the Hunter Chases this afternoon, with his horses Cantarinho and Crystal Dance.

Cantarinho takes his chance in the Eastern Counties Hunter Chase for the Queens Cup at 4.55. This bay gelding by Alderbrook is a very consistent performer and game individual, who has never finished out of the first two from five starts at Fakenham. Cantarinho won this race back in 2004 and with conditions in his favour has a great chance of reclaiming his crown.

Earlier in the day and Kemp's other runner, Crystal Dance, competes in the Hood, Vores And Allwood Novices' Hunters' Chase at 2.35. Despite falling in this race last year, this seven year-old grey gelding looks primed for a big run today following a good third in point-to-point meeting at Horseheath back in February. Top weight, Plutocrat, looks the main danger.

Proceedings get under way at 2pm with the 'Rock At The Racecourse' 1st June Selling Handicap Hurdle, in which Explode appeals. This 10-year-old gelding has been placed in a couple of sellers this season and looks to have a fair chance of reversing recent course form with Queen Tara, who looks the biggest threat.

Patrixtoo gets the nod in the Betfair Novices' Handicap Hurdle at 3.10. This six-year-old gelding ran a promising race on his first start in three months, when fourth at Huntingdon in February. Despite carrying top weight, Patrixtoo can land the spoils for the first time .

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The Oliver Sherwood-trained, Celebrity Call, is the selection in the Cecil And Sheila Buttifant Memorial Handicap Hurdle at 3.45. This winning Irish pointer has shown some promise since sent hurdling, with his best effort being when third at Plumpton last time .

Kercabellec, looks the form horse in the David Keith Memorial Handicap Chase at 4.20. This John Cornwall-trained trained gelding has hit top form recently, rattling up three chase wins on the bounce. The afternoon ends at 5.30, with Gg.com Mares' Only Maiden Open National Hunt Flat Race, in which Marsh Court should take all the beating.

Jamie Spencer looks the jockey to follow, as Yarmouth stages its first of meeting of the season. The former-champion jockey has rides in each of the six races and could well land a treble. His best chance of success looks to be aboard the Michael Bell-trained Pigeon Flight in toteexacta Median Auction Maiden Stakes at 4.45. This three-year-old was a creditable third last October at Nottingham and has a great chance of opening his account today.

An hour earlier Spencer teams up with Royal Fantasy for Newmarket trainer James Fanshawe in the totesport.com Fillies' Handicap at 3.35. This four-year-old filly gave the impression there was better to come after a good second at Salisbury last June.

While Le Soleil should complete Spencer's hat-trick in the final race of the day, the totesportcasino.com Handicap, off at 5.20.

Proceedings get under way at 2.25 with the toteplacepot Maiden Stakes, in which Provost makes most appeal. From the in-form, Mark Johnston yard, this three-year-old colt showed plenty of promise on his debut last season at Newcastle and is sure to have a great chance.

Tuscan Flyer, makes appeal in the totecourse to course Claiming Stakes, off at 3.00 while Mugeba looks to add to her four course wins, when she lines up the tote Text Betting 60021 Handicap at 4.10. This Gay Kelleway-trained mare seems to reserve her best form for this course and looks well handicapped to run another good race today, although, watch out for the trio of horses of Christine Dunnett.