HORSE RACING: Eight-race card to kick off the new season at Huntingdon Racecourse

Final fence drama in the 188Bet Cambridgeshire National at Huntingdon Racecourse earlier this year a

Final fence drama in the 188Bet Cambridgeshire National at Huntingdon Racecourse earlier this year as Wood Yer (left) falls to gift victory to Court Frontier (right). Picture: STEVE DAVIES - Credit: Archant

The starting tape goes up on a new season of National Hunt action at Huntingdon Racecourse tomorrow (Thursday).

The local track stages a card, sponsored by 32Red and boosted to eight races by a handicap hurdle splitting, which gets underway at 1.30pm.

And the opening race features a runner for a trainer considerably better known for his exploits on the Flat. Mark Johnston sends out Geophony in the 32Red Juvenile Hurdle – just his fourth runner at the venue in the past 30 years!

The same race features a first-ever runner at Huntingdon for another Scottish handler, Keith Dalgleish, who trains Eneko.

Leading jumps trainer Dan Skelton is much more of a regular here and has entered six horses to run in the first of seven fixtures at Huntingdon in the remainder of 2017.

It’s a list which includes the headline Peterborough Chase card on December 10.

Entry tomorrow is £10 for adults if tickets are purchased in advance, while accompanied children aged 17 and under are admitted free.

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Tickets can be bought at http://huntingdon.thejockeyclub.co.uk or by calling 0844 5793007.