Point-to-Point horse racing action heads back down to the track at Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this weekend where the Fourburrow host their second event on Sunday May 11th.
The Carrs of Truro sponsored Open Maiden race for colts and geldings heads up the action at 2pm. Eight are entered, and Rock Of Fife trained by Edward Swaffield could go off favourite, after his second at Badbury Rings, 12 lengths ahead of another entry Ellviss. Myladtommy ran last Monday at Vauterhill, so may find this race comes too soon. Indian Dancer from the Dean Summersby team is another to note, having run third here in April.
In the Roberts of Trevarthen sponsored Members race Yufo and Checkerboard could have a re- match of their battle here last season when Checkerboard got up to win by half a length. Knoxhill Archie could go well for trainer Lizzie Luxton if finding his old form.
The mares Maiden race, could see the Les Jefford-trained Queens Law go well after her second here at the Easter meeting, having led under jockey Leanda Tickle, until the last fence, when What About Will got up to win by two and a half lengths. Wivannie from the Nikki Frost team has been in the frame on four out of her five runs so far this season and is another to consider.As is Combeshead Lass, who was running well here also at the Easter meeting, before weakening three out finishing fourth.
The Brewin Dolphin sponsored mixed open race could be a match between the Emma Oliver-trained Double Bank having run close seconds at Kilworthy, and in a Hunter Chase at Newton Abbot, and the Ed Walker-trained Hameldown Tor, having been in the frame on all three of his Point starts this season including second in the Bonhams Mens Open at Badbury and third behind Doctor Kingsley in the final at Cheltenham three weeks ago, when he was in contention but hung right on the run in. Double Banks connection may have chosen to run him in the Hunter Chase at Newton Abbot on Thursday. Brackenwood for the Frost team is another to consider after his recent Intermediate win at Stafford Cross, when under jockey Bryony Frost, coming home a neck ahead of Rosey Roo.
Chris & Serita Perkins sponsor the Open Maiden race, in which Carheney River won his maiden at Vauterhill last weekend, leaving the door open for Forty Knights to improve on his third here at the Easter meeting, where he had led until three out in a race won by Wee Fly.
The Tremaine Plant Hire– sponsored Restricted is the final race of the day, Raffa trained by Richard Mitford Smith won his Maiden at Kilworthy when sent off favourite of the 12 runner field, coming home six lengths ahead of Dernier Dance. He dissapointed at Woodford when sent off favourite. Mausefalle ran second here at the Easter meeting, only half a length down to Devon General, he had won his Maiden at Cothelestone with a comfortable win, and looks to be the one to beat. What About Will from the Neil Harris team won his Maiden here under jockey Vicky Wade at the earlier meeting, he too looks to have a promising future.
Viewing at the course is excellent, with the spectators area set above the natural amphitheater. On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies, tote and trade stands.
Entrance is £10 per car & driver, £20 car and passengers. Location is St Columb Major signed off A30 & A39. Post code TR9 4LP
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