Kilbeggan Blade set to defend Kent Grand National title
A total of 13 horses have been entered
for this year’s Kent
Grand National at Charing on
The three-mile six-furlong race which
is off at 2.20pm, is the feature race on the card at the West
Street and Tickham meeting, the first of the South East season,
called off last week due to snow and ice.
The course passed a precautionary
inspection on Thursday morning and spokesman Rob
Harrison, said: "The winds are drying the
course and improving things all the time.
"Rain is forecast on Friday, and we
will make a final decision early on Saturday morning
Last year’s winner Kilbeggan Blade
(pictured) is back while Freddies Return, who triumphed
at Detling in 2011, is also in the field, after missing all
last season through injury.
Entry is £10 per person with under-16s and car parking free. The
first race is at noon.
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