Preview: Lamerton Hunt, Kilworthy Sunday March 23rd

THE Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open has attracted a class field at this weekends Lamerton meeting, Kilworthy, Tavistock March 23rd. Aiteen Thirtythree is entered, having won his maiden at Larkhill in 2009, then going onto win a bumper,a novice hurdle and two chases when trained by Paul Nicholls. He lost his form in the autumn and was bought by Tracey Parker, now trained by Kevin Parker, and could well see daughter Natalie get the leg up. Also entered is Hunter Chase winner Kirkleigh, who was just denied a win by Minella Stars at Buckfastleigh, and again had to settle for second at Cothelstone. Another entry, Lucette Annie was a recent Cheltenham contender, and Double Bank could line up, having also entered in the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase only to unseat his rider at the first fence.

Over 100 entries have been received for the now seven race card which starts at 1pm with the Pannell Commercials sponsored Members race, Dean Summersby holds three of the entries of which Mausefalle, under Darren Edwards ran second behind Twyford at Cothelstone, having clocked-up two seconds on good going in Ireland he could appreciate the drying ground. Tres Bien is another to consider for jockey Heidi Lewis, the combination having travelled well at Buckfastleigh last weekend before weakening three out.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow. The first division is the Yvonne Watson Memorial race in which Wood Park under Will Biddick has hinted ability, when two lengths second at Bishops Court last season. Grey Dreams trained by Teresa Clark could also have claims, having travelled well at the recent Treborough Hill meeting before weakening three out.

In the second division of the Open Maiden, which is sponsored by Langdon Transport Ltd, Nudge The Nugget could follow up after his two seconds this season at Cothelstone and Treborough. Harrys Kap trained by Ray Alford also gets a vote after his eye catching third less than a half a length behind winner Let Me Speak at Bratton on good going in June.

The Confined race sponsored by Dawn West Devon, could see the Emma Loosemore-trained Diamond Brook improve on his third at Buckfastleigh in February, and the Katherine Northcott-trained Almail is an interesting entry, having run third in a group three race at Chantilly and won a listed race for Freddy Head at Toulouse in 2010 his new career in Pointing could be worth following, and he may make amends for his fall at Wadebridge last weekend.

Tinhay Building Supplies sponsor the Restricted, in which the two entries from Camilla Scott’s yard hold good claims, with Ladfromhighworth’s recent second at Treborough Hill having been caught near the line by Level Spirit, and stable mates Honours Insite length second to Master Hooper at Cothelstone.

The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate, is the final race of the day, this could see Minella Fifty for trainer Claire Hitch, follow up on his impressive win at Charleton Horethorne under Will Biddick. The Keith Cumings-trained Thetalkinghorse is another exciting prospect who could follow up on recent wins at Black Forest Lodge and Treborough Hill.

On course facilities include bar, hot refreshments, bookies and trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car & driver, £5 per passenger and children free.

Course is located at Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock. Postcode PL19 OJX.

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