The mare Ruggtah (3.10), runner-up to the smart Rhythm King on her hunter-chase debut at Fakenham, faces an easier task in tomorrow's Panacur Championship at Garthorpe.
The application of blinkers for the first time brought about marked improvement in this promising five-year-old when she landed a restricted at Brocklesby Park in March - a contest which has worked out well as the third, fifth and sixth have since won six races between them. Osokenda, from Jeremy Scott's West Country yard looks the main danger.
Mighty Montefalco (3.45) can continue his successful run at Garthorpe, on a course where he has won before and complete a hat- trick in the ladies' open. His novice rider impressed when riding a well judged race at Ashorne on 1 May.
The South-east season ends today with the Surrey Union at possibly pointing's most idiosyncratic venue - Peper Harrow, near God-aiming. Despite very limited viewing, this course attracts a huge crowd and it usually pays to rely on previous track winners.
One who fits the bill is Whites Touch (4.55) in the confined, who won the restricted there last season and benefited from Philip York's handling when beating some useful …