Not all the stars will be on the stage for Cartmel’s music showcase event today, as a sparkling seven-race card is followed by a sensational live performance from pop legend Sir Cliff Richard, supported by the brilliant Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Brilliant though the concert is bound to be, it could well be matched by some cracking action on the course with the latest members of jump racing’s 1,000-plus club having booked rides.

Sam Twiston-Davies and Aidan Coleman both passed the 1,000-winning rides mark with doubles at Southwell on Sunday.

It was trainer Dr Richard Newland who gave Twiston-Davies his Southwell double and the same trainer has some good-looking entries for today’s card, including Dancing In The Sky in the opening Maiden Hurdle and Stubborn Logic in the Novices Hurdle.

Twiston-Davies has been pencilled in for both rides and for another likely looking sort in Sam Drinkwater’s Pray For A Rainbow in the Handicap Hurdle.

The jockey has ridden 11 winners from limited appearances at Cartmel since 2009, but has to go back to 2016 for the last of them.

Coleman does not have to go back quite as far for his last Cartmel success, having registered two of his four victories overall in 2017, so he will keen to celebrate his landmark double at Southwell should the hat-trick seeking Impressive Duke take his chance from a choice of engagements.

Impressive Duke, trained in Ireland by James Black, has been expertly ridden by Coleman to win at Stratford and Market Rasen recently and will be looking to make three wins in 11 days should he run at Cartmel today.

The music showcase is the first stage of a two-day June fixture at the track, which concludes with Sunday’s seven-race card featuring the Oakmere Homes Handicap Chase with a prize of over £25,000 to the winner.

Cartmel trainer James Moffatt has four rides scheduled for today, beginning with The Steward in the Maiden Hurdle, with Jockeys Challenge holder Brian Hughes then piloting Noble Warrior in the class 5 Handicap Hurdle.

Callum Bewley then rides Just Minded in the Beginners’ Chase before Barrow jockey Charlotte Jones looks to impress in the Class 4 Handicap Hurdle on Start Seven.

Racing gets under way at 1:50pm this afternoon and at 2pm on the Sunday, Cartmel’s only Sunday fixture of the season.