THE Wessex season moves to Milborne St Andrew for the South Dorset Hunt on Sunday.

The course is in good order for their first meeting with the clerk of the course Graham Tory reporting good, good to soft going in places. The Hunt have been rewarded with an excellent entry of 125 horses over the seven scheduled races.

The meeting begins with the two-and-a-half mile maiden. This race has thrown up some future equine stars in the past so the winner is definitely one for the notebook.

Finding the winner might not be easy as there is not much form to go on but of those that have raced Danseur du Large has been placed in his three races to date and must go close.

The Hunt Race has attracted a good entry of 11 horses and of those with form Creative Inerta stands out.

The Open Maiden has the highest entry of 28 horses and several who are entered in the first race also hold entries in this race.

Dragon de la Tour had a highly promising debut at Wadebridge in January and this gelding would be a poignant winner for the Woollacott stable after the tragic event of last Monday.

Of others that have raced Snow Puma, Act Like You Know, Burning Desire and Country Legend all have placings to their names and must come into consideration.

The Restricted Race features a number of promising horses with Tackler trained by Marie McGuinness having solid form from 2017.

The Ladies’ race may see the seasonal debut of The Flying Doc who has been the model of consistency for owners Wendy and Stuart Jarrett and she may be too good for her rivals.

The Men’s Open race has attracted some high quality horses amongst the 17 strong entry.

Heading these are the Welsh mare Frelia the winner of a Hunter Chase at Cheltenham last season.

The Novice Riders’ race concludes the meeting with another good entry of 20 horses.

The Dapper Fox may appreciate the uphill finish at Milborne as he is always staying on at the end of his races.

n The racecourse is to be found off the A354 between Dorchester and Blandford. Postcode DT11 0JX. First race 12.15pm. Cost of entry is £10 per person.