Dartmoor, Flete Park Preview

It’s party time for Point-to-Point racegoers where the popular picnic track of Flete Park is the venue for this weekend’s meeting on Saturday April 20th, and with over one hundred entries and the weather set fair it is sure to be a great family day out.

Two pony races head the action at 1pm with the main six race card commencing at 2pm.

Full Circle Motors sponsor the Elizabeth May Memorial Members race in which Deborah Treneer’s Uncle Keef could head the field having won the Hunt Members at Buckfastleigh and then going on to take the Mixed Open at Great Trethew for jockey Tom Chanin beating Come What Augustus by fifteen lengths. Sir Watty is another to consider having made all unchallenged to win his Maiden at Cherrybrook for popular jockey Darren Edwards. Sunken Secret is a previous course winner here and recently ran well for young jockey Pippa Glanville having progressed from pony racing giving her a third at Cherrybrook in the Intermediate behind Searree and Delta Borget.

In the Gillard Motors sponsored Restricted race, connections of Takamaru have been waiting for softer ground following her win at Great Trethew romping home twelve lengths ahead of the favourite Bach On Tow, she followed that win up with a close second behind Deb’s Dasher at Treborough Hill.

The Totnes & Bridgetown four mile Mixed Open has Faasel seeking a seasons hat-trick having scored at Wadebridge coming home three quarters of a length ahead of Hunter Chase winner Kirkleigh. He was an easy winner at Blackforest Lodge, when twenty lengths ahead of Betabob. Others to consider are River Indus having battled on well to win the Dulverton four miler last month, the renowned stayer King’s Wood and previous course winner Come What Augustus.

Next up is the Open Maiden 2m4f with 27 entries this race may be divided, of the entries, Posh Totty came close to winning at both Great Trethew meetings, running second by a length to Typical Oscar and then second again by one and a half lengths to Railway Vic.

In the Rogers of Plymouth sponsored Confined race Print The Money won a Confined at Wadebridge on soft ground for jockey Josh Guerriero and trainer Jill Dennis, and followed that up with a second on good to soft at Trebudannon behind King of Alcatraz.

The final race of the day is the Open Maiden race for four, five, six-year-olds and over, attracting another 27 entries this may also be divided.

The course attracts many trade stands from antiques to tack, clothing, produce and gifts. Usual on course facilities catering, bar and bookmakers. Entrance car and driver £10, car and occupants £20. Course is located off A379 Modbury to Plymouth road. Postcode PL21 9NX