Undefeated Ben Nevis II heads a field of 11 named for the 81st running of the Maryland Hunt Cup Saturday at Glyndon.
Redmond Stewart Jr.'s English-bred jumper, which came to this country two years ago and has remained unbeaten, will be making its first start in Maryland's version of the British Grand National steeplechase.
Post time for the four mile, 22-jump race is 4 p.m. The "Maryland" is the only race of the afternoon.
Charles Fenwick Jr. will handle Ben Nevis II, which warmed up for the classic by winning the Little Grand National at Butler, Md., in record time last Saturday. It was the second start, and second win, of the season for the 9-year-old chestnut, which opened the season with a victory at Howard County.
Kinloch and Perfect Cast, two horses which ran behind Ben Nevis II at Butler, are entered in the Hunt Cup.
Racegoers must purchase parking stickers before race day. The $10 sticker is available at the Surrey in Potomac; at Hutzler's; Alex Brown & Sons in Baltimore, Towson and Columbia, and the Maryland Horse Magazine in Timonium. Police will turn away cars two miles from the course if they do not have stickers.
The best way to reach the course is by way of Falls Road in Baltimore, then left on Tufton Avenue or over Interstate 83 and left on Shawan Road.