CHADDESLEY Corbett will host the rearranged Albrighton and Woodland (North) point-to-point meeting this Saturday.

The original fixture was called off following the recent equine influenza outbreak that halted racing across the country.

However, this weekend's meeting (noon start) will now take place with additional bio-security measures in place.

After a slow start to the season, Bridgnorth trainer Phil Rowley and jockey Alex Edwards added three winners to their tally last weekend and should be a force to be reckoned with at this meeting.

Hazel Hill is being talked about as a possible Cheltenham Foxhunters contender, but his two wins this season means he has to carry an 8lb penalty in the Men’s Open and that puts him at a major disadvantage with the other runners, and the Festival is now a fortnight closer.

The winning horse qualifies for the Timico sponsored Mixed Open Final at Cheltenham on May 3, which Rowley won last year with Barel of Laughs.

As well as Hazel Hill, the trainer has a useful second string in Wishing and Hoping who carries the colours of Barel of Laughs owner Peter Andrews. His recent form has been blighted with jumping errors but if those have been resolved, he could be a major player.

Clive Bennett has his horses split between Emma Alvis at Laverton and Sam Jukes at Dymock and it is the turn of the former to carry their hopes in the Men’s Open. Chasforgold was never seen with a chance over course and distance in December but better things are expected this time around, while Rye Cross was last of five finishers in the Men’s Open at the same meeting.

Celtic Intrigue and Toowoomba do not look to have the skill set to trouble the main protagonists, whereas the North West challenger Port Melon has to be feared if turning out again after last week’s success.

The same remark applies to Arthurs Secret who won impressively at Brocklesby Park but has Haymount as a potential opponent.

Patricktom Boru is a useful sort in this type of event but may need the run, while it will be interesting to see how Knockaderry Flyer performs in this company. Well Mett finished second in this race 12 months ago but will do well to get the better of TB Broke Her who has put in some good performances against top-class ladies horses in recent weeks and is due a change in fortune.

The first two horses in this race qualify for the Skinners Ladies Final at Stratford on May 31, and several of these participants will be keen to get their hands on this major prize.

Tossapenny is the highest rated horse in the 2-1/2 mile Restricted and would be a welcome winner for the Rucker yard, while Everybody’s Talkin is another highly rated rules runner who is biding to provide Brooke Gardener-Wallen with her first success.

Sixteen horses have been entered for the 2-1/2 mile Maiden. The conditions for these events mean four year olds have a big weight advantage over their rivals and this counter balances their lack of racecourse experience.

Freetime (Sophie Lacey) and The Composeur (Phil Rowley) are two youngsters that fall into this category but both stables have a high-strike rate in these types of contest.

Those with racecourse experience include Dalkingstown, who has run twice in Irish point-to-points, and All is Well and Double Clover who have shown glimpses of form between the flags.

Beggars Bush made the long journey to Friars Haugh worthwhile with a success in the Scottish Borders, but will find winning the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate more difficult now he is back on home soil.

Marcle Ridge has won his last three races, including twice at Chaddesley Corbett, and a penalty may not be enough to stop him.

Dalkingstown and Freetime also hold engagements in the three-mile Maiden.

Cheltenam de Vaige holds an exceptionally high rating for a maiden. He has had four runs for Fergal O’Brien’s stable and started favourite on each occasion, it may require this drop in class for him to get his head in front.

Showmetheway put in a good performance on her seasonal debut. She was bang in contention until the third from home and it was subsequently revealed that she had sustained a bad cut, a major inconvenience at a crucial time of the race. She has had plenty of time to recover and is sure to give a good account of herself.

Ballycahane was the model of consistency last season, but is now required to carry a penalty for those successes and in some cases that has made the difference between winning and losing.

He has course form, as does Crowded Room who provided Callum Bickers Price with his first winner 12 months ago. The horse revels in softer conditions but conditions have dried up over the last fortnight and that could hamper his chances. My Murphy has been racing in Ireland but is now in the care of Cotswold trainer Sally Randall.