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Ponte feature looks a puzzler for punters

AFTER what feels like an endless winter the sun has finally come out over the last couple of days which is good timing for racing fans set to descend on two of Britain's favourite tracks today.

Windsor stage the first of their ever-popular Monday night meetings this evening where as well as the regular fixtures that are the two Richards - Hannon and Hughes - racegoers will also be treated to the musical delights of rockney demi gods Chas N Dave.

Before that though, and a bit further north, they are racing at Pontefract where their competitive six-race card kicks off at 2.10.

A field of 14 will contest their feature race, the Riu Palace Meloneras Handicap at 3.10 which looks like being a real head scratcher.

Among that number is the Ruth Carr-trained Head Space who many remember best for stubbornly taking offence at a strip of mown grass - the finishing line -  at Ayr last season.

He returned with a third last week and Carr said: "He's come out of his race at Beverley really well and the stiff six furlongs should suit.

"He's a talented horse who can win a big race, but we've just got to keep his head right. He had a long rest over the winter and hopefully he has got it all out of system."

As well as Pontefract and Windsor they race over jumps at Hexham and on the all-weather at Kempton and Wolverhampton. There is racing in Ireland at Cork.  

Hexham: good
Kempton: standard
Pontefract: good
Windsor: good
Wolverhampton: standard

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