Mendip Farmers, Ston Easton
March 17, 2024
Radstock BA3 4EG, UK
Course Location: 8m N of Shepton Mallet, alongside A37. BA3 4EG
PTP Area: Wessex
Going: Going update to follow
First Race: 1.00
Gates Open: 11.00
Fixture Contact: George Pullen
Fairly sharp undulating course with reverse bend between fences 2/9/16 and 3/10/17, uphill through finish and downhill through starting area and back straight. Fences portable. Run-in 150yds.
SF: 16-18 (14). RH 2½ circs. 7F. (3m150yds): 18J; 2od (6/13). (2m3f50yds): 15J; 2od (3/10). Circumference of circuit: 1m1f50yds.
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