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Cancelled due to weather: Family fun on 188Bet Cambridgeshire National day, 4th March 2018

Author: Marius West Published: 4th March 2018 06:05

 Liam Johnson, General Manager, Huntingdon Racecourse

Family fun on 188Bet Cambridgeshire National day, 4th March 2018

 

Randox Health Grand National prospect Minella Daddy could warm up for Aintree by going for Cambridgeshire's own ‘National'.

 

The 188Bet Cambridgeshire National - the longest race in the calendar at Huntingdon Racecourse - is the feature race of this Sunday's Family Fun Day.

 

Seventeen horses have been entered for the three and three quarter mile contest and trainers will decide on Friday which of them will run.

 

Minella Daddy, trained in Wales by Peter Bowen, is the highest rated horse among the 17 and he could be taken on by another Aintree Grand National entrant Alfie Spinner, who was runner up in the Welsh Grand National at Chepstow just under two months ago.

 

It's a bumper day of jump racing and fun for all the family, with Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol making personal appearances at intervals throughout the afternoon.

 

First run in the autumn of 2013, this will be the fifth 188Bet Cambridgeshire National. Soudain won the inaugural contest and was runner-up in the second. The first March running of the race was won in 2016 by trainer Venetia Williams' Rocky Bender. Last year the victor was the Welsh-trained Court Frontier.

 

Liam Johnson, General Manager, Huntingdon Racecourse, said:

 

"Visitors to the opening Sunday fixture of 2018 at Huntingdon Racecourse this weekend will really get to enjoy the best of both worlds - tremendous jump racing plus off-course family entertainment, highlighted by Chase and Marshall from PAW Patrol.

 

"We're delighted to be hosting the fifth 188Bet Cambridgeshire National which will whet the appetite of spectators for the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree in April."

 

Main Enclosure admission for adults on Sunday is £12 when purchased in advance. Accompanied under 18s enter free of charge. Tickets can be purchased at http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk or on 0844 579 3007. The first race is at 2pm, with gates opening at 12 noon.

 

Hospitality and restaurant packages are available at all the racecourse's fixtures for visitors wishing to make their trip extra special. Prices start at £61 per person for Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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