Title race could go right to the wire

James Crispe The last East Anglian point-to-point of the season, the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace at Northaw on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th, is set to stage a thrilling finale to a tight three-way battle for the County Linen Services East Anglian Male Jockeys' Championship.

James Crispe

The last East Anglian point-to-point of the season, the Cambridgeshire with Enfield Chace at Northaw on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5th, is set to stage a thrilling finale to a tight three-way battle for the County Linen Services East Anglian Male Jockeys' Championship.

Rupert Stearn currently leads James Owen by a point with David Kemp another seven points back in third and, with eight points on offer for a victory, the title could be decided in the very last race of the five-month season, a 24-entry Maiden due off at 4.55pm.

Stearn looks to have the advantage here, as he has ridden two of the most promising entries in Bridgham and Foulstons Ruler. But Owen, with The Right People, and Kemp, with Comeonourfella, have live chances in the preceding Restricted while Owen could be aboard Dead Man's Dante in the Men's Open, where Stearn is the regular partner of two of the 21 horses engaged, Alittlemoreaction and Cosmic Sky.

The six-race card has attracted 110 entries and begins at 2.00pm with a four-entry Hunt Race, which looks at the mercy of the top female rider of the season, Georgina Andrews, as she is the regular pilot of both Montys Tag and Good Vintage.

She already has the County Linen Services Ladies' Championship wrapped up and is joint front-runner for the Fuller's Brewery Award for the nation's leading lady novice rider.

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One other East Anglian award set to go right to the wire is the Marriage Horse Feeds Mares' Championship. Mid Div And Creep got to within a point of the leader, Forget The Ref, by scoring at Fakenham on Sunday and has three engagements here. She will need to make the first two in the Confined Race or finish in the first three in either the Ladies' or Men's Opens if she is to lift the trophy.

The course is two miles north east of Potters Bar, between junctions 24 and 25 of the M25. More precisely, it is on the B156 between Cuffley and Northaw.

Admission will be charged at £10 per head with children free.

Selections:

2.00 Montys Tag (if absent Good Vintage)

2.35 Bunratty's Sole (Mid Div And Creep)

3.10 Persian Hero (Hatsnall)

3.45 Scare Lotte (nap) (Limerick Leader)

4.20 Comeonourfella (The Right People)

4.55 Foulstons Ruler (Bridgham)