Exmoor Point-To-Point entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:45 Men’s Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 17:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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DEVON AND CORNWALL PONY RACING CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

Devon and Cornwall pony racing championship points (after South Tetcott):

138:

Angelic, Tamby Welch 66
The Jobs Not Straight, Tyler Heard 49
Dinky by Design, Kiana James Thomas 47
Menedh Jumping Jack Flash James Armstrong 43
My Golden Dream, James Armstrong 18
Shammi, and Ginger Wizard Chad Bament 16
Wide Valley March, Walter Fisher Barnett 14

148:

Springs, Thomasina Eyston 72
Roy Boy Green 24 and Plym Steps Michael Treneer 18
Derwent Dream Dancer Abi Lewis 17
Tarka, Barnaby Treneer 16

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Area Jockeys Standings 2014

DEVON & CORNWALL JOCKEYS STANDINGS 2014 – UP TO & INCL SOUTH TETCOTT 26 MAY 2014 (three meetings left)

(4 points winner; 2 points second; 1 point third – Devon & Cornwall Area meetings only)

MEN’S TITLE

Robbie Henderson      88 points

Darren Edwards           68 points

Will Biddick               56 points

Jamie Thomas              47 points

Michael Heard             36 points

Tom Chanin                 35 points

 

LADIES’ TITLE

Bryony Frost                56 points

Leanda Tickle              47 points

Vicky Wade                 27 points

Jo Buck                         14 points

Megan Nicholls           14 points

Hannah Welch             14 points

 

MEN’S NOVICES TITLE

Chester Williams         22 points

Ciaran Gethings           10 points

David Noonan              10 points

Joe Drinkwater             6 points

 

LADIES’ NOVICES TITLE

Megan Nicholls           14 points

Hannah Welch             14 points

Natalie Parker              12 points

Pippa Glanville            10 points

Taylor Pook                 8 points

Report: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday 26th May 2014

LUCETTE ANNIE loves Upcott Cross and scored her third course success in the Men’s Open. Although soft ground is probably a pre-requisite, all distances come alike to the consistent mare who had won over four miles at this track six weeks ago.

Simon Partridge trains the ten-year-old for owners Chris and Janet Hunphrey. “This will be her last race this season but we will try to get her in early for pointing next year. It would be nice to win another hunter chase with her before she is put into foal,” said the Poundsgate trainer. Lucette Annie was actually emulating her grandam Ancella in achieving her 10th point-to-point victory.

Jockey Darren Edwards, who was recovering from a bout of flu, reported, “I was happy to have some company in this small field until the top of the hill,” The mare strode clear from the third last.

Jamie Thomas rode Steeltown to finish runner up to Lucette Annie, and went one better to land his ninth winner of the season as King Kash just lasted home ahead of Carheney River in the Confined. The winner is owned jointly by John Gardener and John Burrow and is trained by Kayley Woollacott. “King Kash is one of our best horses at home,” remarked Kayley. “He missed last season but ran really well at Cothelstone on his return before some disappointing efforts. First time blinkers and tongue time have helped today,” she added.

Megan Nicholls is going all out in a bid to win the National Novice Riders’ title and a double courtesy of the Rose Loxton trained pair of Current Event and Join Together lifted her tally for the season to 15.

Bryony Frost on Red Penny provided the only opposition to the 1-4 favourite Current Event in the Ladies’ Open, and nearly pulled off a shock when launching a challenge at the penultimate fence. The favourite had a bit in hand however and soon put the issue beyond doubt with a decisive finishing kick. Formerly a winner six times under rules, seven-year-old Current Event has proved invaluable towards Megan’s title bid. He was scoring for the fourth time this month. “This is his first run in a Ladies’ Open and I would think he will now stick to point-to-pointing and hunter chasing. He used to bleed a lot under rules and is now getting his confidence in races,” explained Paul Nicholls.

The Wendy Fogg owned Join Together has also enjoyed his resurgence in the pointing field and was recording his fifth consecutive success of the season in the Novice Riders’ event. This time the young rider was content to wait until the home straight before sending her mount into an unassailable lead.

“These two winners today will be entered for Bratton Down in two weeks time but Gwanako, (who has won seven points this season) is being roughed off,” commented Paul Nicholls.

The veteran pointer Clew Bay Cove retains remarkable enthusiasm and gave his 18-year-old owner/rider Harriet Skinner her second career success in the Confined. Harriett has a pony club and hunting background and works in the yard of Ed Walker where her gallant 14-year-old is trained.

It stayed dry all afternoon, but the ground at Upcott was very soft, with all race times in excess of seven minutes. Bryony Frost still leads the Devon & Cornwall Ladies’ championship, and just failed to add to her 10 winners this season on Wivannie in the first maiden. Catherine Atkinson sent Walker Ridge to the front four fences out and just held off Wivannie in a head bobbing finish. The winner is owned by the Atkinson family – point-to-point supporters in the Cattistock country for years – and is trained by the rider’s mother Nicky. “I have just finished my law degree in London and owe all this to my parents,” said the 28-year-old rider.

Lucy Gardner gave a positive ride to Brave Encounter to win the second Maiden section. This six-year-old, bought as a store at Doncaster three years ago, looks a big, strong chasing type and made virtually all the running. “He travelled easily and is a chaser in the making. He will come back in the autumn and go straight over fences,” said Lucy who trains the gelding for owner Brenda Russell.

MONEY TALKS

Print the Money proved an expensive failure in the Confined. Early 2-1 was snapped up, including a bet of £400 to £200. He was as low as 10-11 as the tapes went up, but could not peg back the winner Clew Bay Cove (5-2 out to 3’s)

Megan Nicholls looks long odds on now to clinch the National Ladies’ Novice title and her two winners each started at prohibitive odds. Current Event  was sent off at 1-4 and duly landed the odds. Join Together was 12th  in last year’s Grand National and this must have seemed a stroll in the park for the 1-3 shot.

I kicked myself for not taking 14-1 about the Restricted winner King Kash (100 to 7 if you ask nicely) in the Restricted. The application of first time blinkers and a tongue strap spoke volumes and his previous running on fast ground could be discounted. In the event however I judge that the fast finishing runner up Carheney River (evens) was unlucky. There was money in this race for Diamond Eclipse (13-2 into 3.s) and Sunset City (25’s to 16’s). These are both in shrewd yards and are worth keeping an eye on.

The majority of the 13 runners in the first Open Maiden took the normal drift out route in the market. An exception was Andy Grey – wonderfully named and grey of course but keeps reminding me of the footballer Andy Gray – seen at 25-1 before settling at 16’s. He had the misfortune to slip up on the bottom bend. Wivannie keeps threatening to win a Maiden and this trip in the soft looked ideal for her. She was cut from 3-1 to 5-2 but again found one too good.

There was plenty of betting activity in the concluding Maiden. The winner Brave Encounter looks a fine prospect and justified support from 10-1 into 11-2. Runner up Sutton Storm drifted from 7-4 to 9-4, whilst Gleann Ri (12’s to 7’s) and Nudge The Nugget (12’s to 6’s) kept on in the closing stages .

RESULTS

Results of the South Tetcott meeting

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NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 1st June, Exmoor Point-To-Point, Bratton Down (near Bratton Fleming)

Results: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross Bank Holiday Monday 26 MAY 2014

Going: Soft , heavy in places

 

Confined (Penbode Veterinary Group)

1 Clew Bay Cove (Harriet Skinner) 3-1

2 Print The Money (Sarah Dennis) 10-11 fav

3 Gershwinner (Merv Woodward) 5-1

7 ran; 6l; 5l;  7mins 2 secs

 

Men’s Open (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Lucette Annie (Darren Edwards) 1-2 fav

2 Steeltown (Jamie Thomas) 13-8

3 Pauillac (Ben Robarts) 50-1

4 ran; 6l; 15l;  7m 9s

 

Ladies’ Open (T L Rowe Park Homes)

1 Current Event (Megan Nicholls) 1-4 fav

2 Red Penny (Bryony Frost) 5-2

2 ran; 6l;  7m 3s

 

Restricted (Coodes Solicitors)

1 King Kash (Jamie Thomas) 12-1

2 Carheney River (Rob Hawker) evens fav

3 Kawana Cove (Heidi Lewis) 33-1

8 ran; neck; 20l;  7m 1s

 

Club Novice Riders’ (PRJ Engineering)

1 Join Together (Megan Nicholls) 1-3 fav

2 Rocklyn (Sarah Pidsley) 50-1

3 Googoobarabajagal (Rob Stoneman) 10-1

5 ran; 25l; 4l;  7m 12s

 

Open Maiden Division 1 (Dawn West Devon)

1 Walker Ridge (Catherine Atkinson) 7-2

2 Wivannie (Bryony Frost) 5-2 fav

3 Forty Knights (Jim Cole) 14-1

13 ran; neck ; 15l;  7m 30s

 

Open Maiden Division 2 (FC Cleaning Systems)

1 Brave Encounter (Lucy Gardner) 11-2

2 Sutton Storm (Michael Legg) 9-4 fav

3 Gleann Ri (Chloe Swaffield) 7-1

11 ran; 2 1/2l; 1 1/4l;  7m 26s

Preview: Exmoor Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday June 1 2014

THE second Point-to-Point meeting to be held at the picturesque course of Bratton Down overlooking Exmoor, takes place this weekend on Sunday June 1st. With the championships hotting up, there promises to be some great action in store. Pony racing heads up the day at 1pm with the main six race card starting at 2pm. A massive 144 entries have been received.

Bray Leino sponsor the Ladies Open, which looks to be one of the feature races. Current leading lady jockey and outside raider Bridget Andrews could increase her lead on either Latest Trend or Quedillac. Latest Trend also holds an entry to Stratford this week, as do Start Royal, and How’s My Friend. Challengers could be River Indus after his three lengths second behind Round Tom at Kingston St Mary. Another entry Ned White, will look to set the pace, and was unlucky at the previous meeting when caught in the home straight, finishing a creditable third. Current Event and Join Together won last weekend at Upcott Cross under Megan Nicholls and could be a danger if either turns out again.

In the Moore Scarrot Accountant-sponsored Mens Open, entries include the David Brace OBE- trained Cock Of The Rock currently on six wins for the season, and Dbobe already on his seasons hat-trick. But this could be a straight battle between the two leading male jockeys Will Biddick, who may get the leg-up on Round Tom from the Richard Barber team, and Robbie Henderson on Before The War or Level Spirit from the current area leading trainer, Ed Walker‘s team. Certain Flight is another holding a Stratford entry, and would be the likely favourite if by passing that event, having been unbeaten so far this season for trainer Keith Cumings. Reliable Richie for jockey Darren Edwards are another combination which could play a major part, when stamina led them to a win here two weeks ago over the longer trip.

In the Members race, Bernshaw won this race last season for local trainer Claire Hitch. Elsin Bridge, and Father Owen will be looking to improve on their thirds here at the last meeting. Lightening Jack and Johnny No Cash are entries for owner John Pearn, either could pose a threat if finding their best form and ground to suit. This race is sponsored by RSM Beares & B Thorne & Son Agricultural Engineers.

Rosettes Direct sponsor the Restricted race which has attracted 30 entries, and may well be divided on the day. Golden Squirell had a comfortable maiden win at Cothelstone, Champion Versions from the Alan Hill team ran a good second at Whitfield. Carheney River, Nurse Brace, Last Edition and The Mexican Bandit are just some of the entrants looking capable of winning a restricted before the season’s finished.

Dancing Olga looks to be one of the favourites to take the Intermediate race which is sponsored by Ashley Farrant & the Kingdon family in memory of Donna Kingdon. Dancing Olga ran second here two weeks ago, one and a half lengths behind Gorteenwood who broke the course record that day. Ambitious Pursuit could be looking for his hat-trick here after his two Flete Park wins, and Minella Web from the Kayley Woollacott team won here two weeks ago under Robbie Henderson, could be a danger.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow. Suggestions in the first would be Beaujolais Bob, O’flo and Miss Weld. The second division could go to either My Rosie B or Whataknight. These divisions have been sponsored by Old Station Inn at Blackmore Gate and Slee Blackwell Solicitors.

On course facilities include hot food, bar, bookies and trade stands.

Course is located at Bratton Fleming, 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG

Entrance £10 car & driver, £20 car and passengers.

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Pony Racing entries: Exmoor Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 1st June 2014

RACE 1 138cm & Under Race 1.00PM

1. ANGELIC Dartmoor Hunt Tamby Welch (11)
14yo Chest M 135.5cm Mr Richard Prince
Red body with triple white diamonds, red sleeves with white diamonds, black cap

2. DINKY BY DESIGN East Cornwall Hunt Kiana James-Thomas (15)
7yo Bay G 130cm Mr Burchell
Grey with yellow hoop, Yellow sleeves, grey cap with yellow stars

3. GINGER WIZARD Dulverton West Foxhounds Chad Bament (11)
11yo Chest G 137.5cm Helen Bament
Black body with White Chevron, Black sleeve, black & white quartered cap with stars

4. MENEDH JUMPING JACK FLASH Dartmoor Hunt James Armstrong (11)
5yo Chest G 136cm Mrs R Welch
Green Body and sleeves, Green Cap with Yellow Hoops

5. MILLY Level 3 – BRS Luca Morgan (12)
16yo Chest M 138cm G Morgan
Beige with dark green hoop and armlets, maroon hat

6. MINKY The Seavington PC Zoe Stanbury ( 11)
13yo Bay M 132.5cm Mr & Mrs Stanbury
Red & Black halved body, red & black sleeves, red cap

7. MOCKING BIRD 10 PRA Pony races Ben godfrey (14)
8yo Bay M 138cm P & S Godrey
Royal blue body with red & gold hooped sleeves and cap

8. TALPONCIAU PERFECT PRINT West Somerset Vale Hamish Clarke (12)
13yo Dun G 137.2cm Mrs. S. Clarke
Royal blue with white hoops, blue sleeves, white armlets &blue cap with white hoops

9. THE JOBS NOT STRAIGHT North Cornwall Hunt Tyler Heard (12)
5yo Bay G 138cm Mr & Mrs R Prince
Red body with triple white diamonds, red sleeves with white spots, red cap with white diamonds

EXMOOR HUNT @ BRATTON DOWN Sunday 1st June 2014
RACE 2 148cm & under 1.20PM

1. ARIES The D&S Staghounds Olivia Weatherlake (1)
7yo Bay G 147.5cm Sarah Weatherlake
Royal Blue body with red seams, Red & Royal blue sleeves, Royal blue cap with red diamond

2. FRANTIC FOX PRA Training Bruce Young (12)
14yo Bay M 148cm Bruce Young
Maroon with black V, maroon sleeves & white cap

3. SPRINGS PRA Training Day Thomasina Eyston (13)
11yo Bay M 148cm Mr. & Mrs. Eyston
Purple with white stars, green sleeves with purple cuffs, green and purple quartered cap

4. TARKA The Dartmoor Hunt Barnaby Treneer (15)
10yo May M 148cm Mrs DJ Treneer
Green body, Red Sleeves with Green Armlets, Red & Green Striped cap

5. TOTAL ECLIPSE The Dartmoor Hunt Michael Treneer (13)
12yo Bay M 148cm Mr G Welch
Light blue body with black crossbelts, pink cap

1ST RACE – 9 RUNNERS
2ND RACE – 5 RUNNERS

Pony Racing Results South Tetcott, Upcott Cross, 26 May 2014

Race 1 138cm
1st Talponciau Perfect Print          (Hamish Clarke)
2nd Menedh Jumping Jack Flash  (Tamby Welch)
3rd Dinky By Design                    (Kiana James-Thomas)
4th Ginger Wizard                        (Chad Bament)
5th Castle Dermot                        (Hannah Sluggett)
6th Wide Valley Marsh                 (Walter Fisher-Barnett)

Distances 2 Lengths and 2 Lengths Time 2 min 39 sec

Race 2 148cm
1st Calypso                                (Harry Cobden)
2nd Goldwells Gucci                    (Harriet Godfrey)
3rd Springs                                 (Thomasina Eyston)
4th Total Eclipse                         (Michael Treneer)
5th Frantic Fox                           (Bruce Young)

Distances 5 Lengths and 7 Lengths Time 3 mins 12 sec

THE POINT-TO-POINT AUTHORITY SEEKS TWO NEW INDEPENDENT BOARD MEMBERS AS OF 1ST JANUARY 2015

The Point-to-Point Authority (PPA) will be recruiting two independent Board Members to replace Tabitha Cave and current Chairman Simon Claisse who both step down at the end of the year. Therefore, they are now seeking applications for these positions and will be appointing the two new Independent members over the summer.

The current make-up of the Board is:

Simon Claisse Chairman – Independent Nominee
Richard Russell Jockey Club Nominee
Steven Astaire Chairman, PPSA
Richard Fuller Chairman, PPORA
Mike Felton MFHA

Nick Sutton Independent Nominee
Tabitha Cave Independent Nominee

Steven Astaire finishes his second permitted term of office as Chairman of the Secretaries’ Association (PPSA) in July and will be replaced on the PPA Board by current Vice-Chairman Stephen Howlett.

Interested applicants will need to be proposed and seconded by individuals involved in the participation and running of the sport, who will be required to supply, in addition to their name and contact details, a brief description of their involvement in the sport.

Candidates will need to enclose a brief CV, details of their involvement in Point-to-Pointing and a statement of not more than 100 words about what relevant knowledge, experience and expertise they would bring to the Board and ultimately the PPA.

Application forms can be obtained by contacting PPA Executive Clare Hazell (clarehazell@p2pa.co.uk) and must be submitted for her attention by Friday 20 June. A shortlist will be made and candidates will be interviewed by a sub-committee of the Board on Wednesday 2 July at the Offices of the PPA in Trull, Gloucestershire.

NOTES FOR EDITORS:

The normal term of office for an Independent member of the Board is three years. Each independent member may serve for up to two terms consecutively, subject to being re-selected for a second term. After a minimum of a year off the Board, former Independent members may seek re-selection.

The Point-to-Point Authority Board includes a nominated representative from all the main “stakeholders” in Point-to-Pointing: Masters of Foxhounds Associations (MFHA), Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association (PPORA), Point-to-Point Secretaries Association (PPSA) and Jockey Club. There are also three independent Nominees.

South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Confined Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 14:55 Restricted Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:40 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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