BANK HOLIDAY BRIEFING.
The former champion rides Kirstenbosch - having his first start for 521 days - for Lungo in the claiming hurdle. The Carrutherstown trainer is currently on the
56-winner mark, the same total that Ken Oliver set
for a third time back in 1969.
Dunwoody also rides Colonel In Chief for Robert Ogden and Paul Nicholls in the Godfrey Long Handicap Chase.
Martin Todhunter, who trains only a few miles round Morecambe Bay from Cartmel at Ulverston, is enjoying a terrific season.
He saddled a winner at his local track on Wednesday (Pariah) and Saturday (Charnwood Jack), and is represented again by Pariah and Rinus Major at the picturesque South Lakeland venue today.
"Pariah is a horse you can run every week and he has actually won more in place-money than some horses do for winning three or four races," says Todhunter. "He's an old favourite in the yard."
Dudley Moffatt is even closer to Cartmel. He trains on the hill overlooking the ancient priory and will not be far away in more ways than one with Happy Days, ridden by his son Jimmy, in the concluding maiden hurdle.
Redcar stages the pounds 15,000 Zetland Gold Cup, which features the reappearance of the Lincoln runner-up Captain Scott under Nigel Day.
Down on the Algarve, Dawn and Jimmy Goodfellow will be anxious viewers of the action at Uttoxeter as Stan's Your Man contests the Betterware Handicap Chase.
Mrs Goodfellow, who trained the gelding under permit before she retired, has retained ownership since he joined Peter Beaumont, and the television in her Portuguese villa is constantly tuned to The Racing Channel.
The Bob Champion Cancer Trust and St Richard's Hospital are set to benefit from Fontwell Park's charity raceday today.
The gates will open early for an open morning, organised in conjunction with the National Horseracing Museum, arranged for 11.30am. In addition to seeing behind the scenes in the weighing room, racegoers will be able to learn how to ride like a jockey on the mechanical horse and, in the exhibition stable, receive instruction in how to look after a horse.
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||May 31, 1999|
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