1pm sunday 2nd Dec. Going is GOOD TO SOFT.
All main routes into the course are clear but avoid Kennford/kenn to the course through the backs lanes if you want to keep your car clean!! The best way in for people who are travelling down motorway from north of Exeter is stay on the M5 to the end ,then join A38. As you pass Kennford on your left take the A380 towards Torquay,at the top of long hill take 1st left. The course will be sign posted from here.The main entrance is on the B3381. EX6 8HR. This is the best route in for everyone especially horseboxes!
We are OFF. I’m really sorry about that! The only thing that has beaten us is a blocked drain on the last bend that is now under water. The rest of the course was fine.
We are doing our best to put it on. We’re having an inspection at 7.30am ish, when its light enough, and the going will probably change.
The wait is over and the start of the 2012-2013 point-to point season gets underway on Sunday, November 25 at Black Forest Lodge in South Devon where a natural grandstand means viewing is perfect for the whole family to enjoy the thrills of racing.
The first of five races is an open maiden over two miles four furlongs that comes under starters’ orders at 12 noon. Entries include The Wealerdealer who was travelling well until a mistake at the last fence cost him his race at Holnicote in June when ridden by Will Biddick.
The Club Members for novice riders’ could see previous course winner Timeshift find his old form, and Oakfield Legend, another entry, acts any and won the novice riders’ race at Bonvilston and Llangeivor for Connor Flint.
Molland Gayle will be looking to take the Best Western Tiverton Hotel-sponsored restricted, following up on her impressive win of a 13-runner maiden at Bratton Down for trainer Robert Chanin with his son Ian riding that day.
The feature race of the day is the Strutt & Parker-sponsored mixed open. Of the 13 entered, the Stuart Penny-trained Manjam looks likely to act on the grounds and stay the trip. He’s a winner of two races under rules including a handicap hurdle over an extended two miles six furlongs at Fontwell in May where he just got up by a head to beat Minella Mistake.
The Old Thatch Inn-sponsored open maiden concludes the card. Those to note are Gleann Ri and Goodtimesareallgone.
Bookmakers, a hog roast and a bar and numerous trade stands are on course and entrance is Â£20 per car load. The course is located at Kenton off the B3381, postcode EX6 8NW.
Down the course today it was lovely the sun shone, and it was brilliant to see so many people working hard doing all the last bits before next week. A BIG thank you to you all that have put many hours in. The course has a lot of nice thick grass, and the going is currently GOOD, with rain forecasted Monday /Tuesday and maybe showers later in the week. I might be able to give you another going update midweek but if not it will be Friday afternoon.
Now get on the phone and enter please and make all this work worthwhile !
The count down begins, only 3 weeks to go!!!! The course is looking very good ,ideal summer again for us to keep the grass growing! We have all been very busy the last few weeks , the open ditch has been moved a few yards and rebuilt. It now has fresh takeoffs and landings.
Now everyone remember Hunter Certs need to be in a week Friday 16th so sort now….. and entries close Monday 19th 12noon.
Hope to see you all soon.