Second fixture for High Easter

There is racing at High Easter today. Picture: Brian Camplin.

There is racing at High Easter today. Picture: Brian Camplin. - Credit: Archant

The inaugural running of the High Easter Racing Club Point-To-Point meeting, instigated in order to bring a second annual fixture to one of East Anglia's most picturesque and best attended racecourses, takes place at High Easter, near Chelmsford, today.

The event has attracted 68 entries to its six steeplechases and runs from 1pm, when there are seven entries in a Novice Riders Race, to 3.55pm, when the Open Maiden Race has a dozen potential combatants.

The biggest innovation on the card is a two and a half mile Ladies Open, which has nine horses engaged including Decade Player, a dual hunter chase scorer over this kind of trip at the end of last season but below form in two starts this term.

His potential opponents include three other hunter chase winners – Banksandditches, Can Mestret and Hill Of Gold – plus a useful recruit from the National Hunt game in the shape of Santa's Secret.

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