Written by: Donna Harris
THE Four Burrow stage their Point-to-Point horse race meeting at the popular course of Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this Sunday May 10. There are seven races on offer, attracting over 100 entries.
The Stephens & Scown-sponsored Maiden race for horses and geldings heads up the action at 2pm. Entry Turnstone from the Dean Summersby team clocked up a second at Great Trethew, but was then unlucky to fall when leading the field at Upcott Cross. Road To Success is another entry having been unlucky, having scored a second at Cothelstone, then unseating his rider Ben Clarke at Littlewindsor. Driftwood looks an interesting entry from the Jack Barber team, who have a good strike rate with maidens at this track.
In the PPORA club Members race, Steeltown won this race last season, and could well follow up on his recent win at Cotley under Jamie Thomas. Also entered is Blazing Whale from the Ed Walker team, having won the Westcountry Champion Chase at Buckfastleigh should be respected, and has had enough time to recover from his poor run at Great Trethew, when he was pulled up that day, having been sent off favourite.
Local trainer Reuben Chapman scored a treble here at the last meeting, and his entry in the Jockey Club Mares Maiden race Onwegoagain could give him another winner after her second behind Annwyl at Upcott Cross. The Matt Griffiths-trained She’s Dapper could be the main challengers, after her second at Buckfastleigh under jockey Darren Edwards, who last weekend clocked up his 200th winner in Point-to-Points.
Carrs sponsor the Mixed Open in which trainer Jack Barber holds two strong entries, Benedictus was on a hat-trick of wins this season before being held into third in the Lady Dudley Cup at Chaddesley Corbett. That being over a month ago, and if back in form he should score here. Barber’s other option Posh Totty also holds strong claims, she is a winner of six Points including open contests. Academy General won a Ladies Open under Jo Buck at Littlewindsor for trainer Pat Shaw, when getting up by half a length to beat John Daniell, on that form he could be the main challenger here.
According To Harry, Mausefalle and What About Will were entered in the Exeter Intermediate race earlier this week, leaving I’m All Set from the Claire Hitch team as a suggestion in the C & J Perkins-sponsored Intermediate race here. He was a two length winner of his Restricted race at the last meeting and looks the pick of the remaining seven entries.
Tremaine Plant Hire sponsor the Restricted race, in which Doyen Dynamo from the Ed Walker team, looks to be a progressive type having won his maiden at Kilworthy, followed by a one length second to Siege Of Troy at Kingston St Mary. Jackie du Plessis holds an entry with Caillech Annie who is another progressive type, having won her maiden at Great Trethew was then unlucky to fall at Upcott Cross when travelling well, under jockey David Noonan.
Wrapping up the days event is the R & J Trevarthen-sponsored Open Maiden race in which Bugsie Malone and The Conjurer catch the eye.
On course facilities include large covered barn containing, bookies, bar, hot food and refreshments. Entrance to course is £10 per person to maximum of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free.
Course is located at St Columb Major, signed off A30 & A39. Postcode TR9 4LP
Met Office 5 day forecast: St Mawgan (2.2 miles)
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