Pidou II, the rangy French-bred nonthoroughbred who raced so well last spring before being injured, heads a field of seven in the 60th running of the Middleburg Hunt Cup, the 3 1/2-mile feature of the Middleburg Spring Meeting today at Glenwood Park.
The six-race card will start at 1 p.m. with the Piedmont Hunt Cup and will offer the Executive Jet-Sunnybank Bowl and the HBL Porshe-Audi Cup, both two miles over hurdles, a maiden timber race and the closing turf race. The feature, carrying a purse of $8,000, is the richest timber steeplechase in the country this year.
In Maryland, Charlie Fenwick will wait until the last moment before making a decision on racing Dosdi in the Grand National point-to-point at Butler today. The decision on entering the 1979 Maryland Hunt Cup winner in this final prep before next Saturday's Hunt Cup, will rest entirely on the condition of the Butler course. Post time for the card is 3 p.m.
Sunday, Cinzano will go for a record-trying fifth Seven Corners victory. The Uruguayan speed horse leads the field for the Ricacho Cup, the three-mile feature of the Fairfax Hunt's point-to-point meeting at Belmont Plantation off Rte. 7. Post time for the first of seven races is 2:30 p.m.