Thetford trainer Kemp looks like the one to watch at Horseheath

All eyes will be on David Kemp at Horseheath this weekend.

All eyes will be on David Kemp at Horseheath this weekend. - Credit: Archant

Thetford trainer David Kemp could be in for a good day at the Thurlow Point-To-Point at Horseheath, near Haverhill tomorrow.

The Kemp yard has made a good start to the season and notched another winner last weekend when Welsh's Castle scored up in Lincolnshire.

Its main hope this weekend is Curraigflemens. He made a hugely encouraging seasonal debut when chasing home Empire Builder at this venue three weeks ago and that form has been franked by the subsequent hunter chase triumph of the third, Premier Portrait.

Full Trottle, who beat Premier Portrait while completing a hat-trick down in Cornwall last month but has since had his colours lowered by Porlock Bay, and last term's Wetherby hunter chase hero, Thetalkinghorse, are Curraighflemens's chief rivals among nine entries for the Men's Open.

Kemp also has good prospects with Age Of Heroes in the 13-entry Open Maiden, which rounds off proceedings at 4.05pm.


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Age Of Heroes is closely matched with Petistree and Poetry Emotion from when they filled the frame behind Itsnonofurbusiness here earlier this month. But, as the least experienced of that trio, he could be the one to progress most from that outing.

Kemp has another leading contender in the shape of the recent Thorpe Lodge scorer, Ballalough, in the opening Club Members Race. This has attracted a strong entry of 23, headed by Neumond, an impressive winner at the latest Horseheath fixture, plus two horses with strong National Hunt form in Denali Highway and Helpston.

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Roberto Pegasus and Susquehanna River, separated by just half a length in a highly competitive Novice Riders Race here last time out, could cross swords in a very similar 15-entry event for emerging jockeys, while the useful pair Karinga Dancer and Popaway stand in the way of Top Smart as he goes for a fifth consecutive victory in the nine-entry Ladies Open.

The fixture, which has attracted 85 entries for its six-race card, gets under way at 1.10pm and will be preceded by three pony races, commencing at 11.45am. Admission is £12, with under 17s free and young farmers admitted for £5. Horseheath is four miles west of Haverhill (CB21 4QF).

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