Sunday’s fixture at Great Trethew near Liskeard is the second meeting to take place at the venue this season and the main six race card comes under starters’ orders at 1.30pm.
Two pony races precede the main card and the first of these starts at 12 noon.
The course is popular for Maiden horses who have yet to win a race. Sundays’s meeting is no exception with plenty entered in both Maiden races.
Brightwells sponsor the first race on the card with 16 entered in the Open Maiden for four and five year olds.
Horizontal Speed, trained by David Dennis, was second here in a split Maiden at the February meeting. He almost ended up horizontal when he blundered at the last and Ikie Mo went onto win. The five-year-old Landulph Lass, trained locally by Jackie du Plessis, clocked up a place in the slowly run members race and should improve for that run.
Next up is the four, five, six and seven-year-old Open Maiden and this has been sponsored by Jefferys. Twenty three are entered and of these My Runaway, a six-year-old gelding trained by Richard Woollacott, managed a second at Cothelstone last season and was fifth behind Top Green when sent off favorite at Treborough Hill.
Otis Tarda looks to be progressing well. He was second here at the February meeting to Damascus Steel. His talented young jockey Micheal Nolan was leading for most of the way, but was just caught as he was hanging left over the third last. He is sure to improve for that run.
Southwestern will be the form horse to beat. His stable companion Special Account, also trained by Camilla Scott, disappointed his connections when failing to score at Kilworthy last Sunday in a race that was won by Debs Dasher, ridden by the inform Richard Woollacott. The Woollacott team have two entered in this. Allerford Jack will love the ground as he acts on good to firm. He beat the favorite Kirkleigh at Treborough Hill in a good demonstration of jockeyship. Their other runner Border Castle has yet to find his enthusiasm for pointing. Doof could also make an appearance and goes well with Jo Buck on board.
This looks an interesting battle between the novice riders. Leanda Tickle partnered Apollo Blaze when third at Bishops Court enjoying front running tactics in a race which was won by Barneys Mate who took it up two out. Charlotte Hawker has ridden Lidjo de Rouge consistently to be placed in four out of five starts and will be keen to notch up a win. It will be interesting to see who gets the leg up on Touch Of Flame. Trained by Keith Cumings this 13-year-old gelding has wins in double figures.
Six are entered in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. This looks between Certain Flight, who found his form at Kingston St Mary, having been second at Chipley Park, and Delta Borget. This striking looking gelding is trained by Leslie Jefford and has already clocked up two wins this season at Black Forest Lodge and Treborough Hill.
The final race of the day is the Restricted which has been sponsored by Blackburns Metal Ltd. 11 are entered. They include Blinding Lights who won the Hunt Members at Chipley Park when sent off favorite, but he was then held into third at Buckfastleigh in a race won by Glass’N A Half. Shanann Star is progressive and the mare gave Darren Edwards another win at Buckfastleigh.
Great Trethew is situated off the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard and as well as racing there will be bookies, catering, a licensed bar and trade stands.
Entrance is £10 per car and driver. £20 per car and all occupants. £5 reduction if entry pass for first meeting is produced. Postcode PL14 3PZ.