Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 7th February 2016

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Race 5 – Mens Open Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
42/316p1- BLAZING WHALE 42 Ed Walker
1462*8-111 DOCTOR BRAVEHEART (IRE) 43+ David Brace
2-12112p-p DOUBLE BANK (IRE) 42 Emma Oliver
433/6333- KING’S BENCH (IRE) 39 Marie McGuinness
2/113fp4-3p SWEET MY LORD (FR) 39 Robert Chanin
41p2120-34 WELSTONEDRUID 41 Robert Chanin

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In the Men’s Open race Doctor Braveheart has become something of a course specialist. Travelling down from the David Brace yard in Wales, and ridden by jockey Byron Moorcroft the combination have won twice here this season. This looks a stiffer task with entries such as Blazing Whale from the in form Ed Walker yard entered. Blazing Whale took the winners only Mixed Open race at Buckfastleigh last season on soft going and could be dangerous. Previous Hunter Chase winner Double Bank trained by Emma Oliver is the highest rated, he is a previous course winner here and won a Hunter Chase at Taunton last February. His only outing so far this season was when he pulled up at Chipley Park when carrying top weight, he may have needed the run and could be in the mix if defying his weight penalty.

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