Granville’s betting gossip from the East Cornwall Point-To-Point at Great Trethew – Saturday 26th March 2016

Website_Money_Talks_EC16

I got through three soggy racecards by the fourth race as rain, hail and strong winds lashed the Cornish track. Plenty of deep mud, portable toilets blown away, and no Easter bonnets in sight.

Ironically a watery sun appeared over the horizon for the last race, but by then only ten spectators and a dog were left. Three bookies remained for the penultimate event of the nine-race card, but the intrepid trio had departed before the final race, so for the first time in my long point-to-point memory I was unable to return any SPs

The day had started with a divided Maiden for young horses with both sections run in atrocious conditions. Parlour Maid (1-2 fav) stepped up on her Quantock form to beat L’Ami Fou (solid 5’s) in the opener.

The favourite Limoncello (drifted 1-2 to 5-4) got stuck in the mud in the other division behind Syracuse’s Dream (7’s to 8’s). The winner, a first for Barnaby Treneer, had form over fences in France and appreciated the shorter trip. He started this race as a grey and finished brown. Eddie’s Pearl (6’s to 4’s) was a bit disappointing in fourth, but River Wye (6’s to 4’s) made a promising debut and was not knocked about.

A maximum field of 15 went to post for the older horses Maiden, also run over two and a half miles. The Teresa Clark trained Our Chief had been well backed on his previous outing, but eased from 4’s to 6’s here. This Old Vic seven-year-old had failed to last home at Cothelstone (3 miles) but was given a fine ride by Martin McIntyre to beat the favourite Rockinrolldixie (3’s to 7-4). The latter has joined Dean Summersby after a few placed efforts in Ireland.

The Mixed Open looked competitive with punters voting for the highly promising Master Baker (4-5 / 11-10). There was money for Absolutely Bygones (8’s to 5’s), but the Ed Walker yard is in great form and the useful Blazing Whale (2’s to 5-2) won as he liked. Biddick had gone for home at the top of the hill and had the race in safe keeping when Master Baker somersaulted at the last.

Ladyvie (10-1) provided an upset in the Novice Riders’ to give 16-year-old Thomasina Eyston her first winner on her first ride. Coombe Hill (7-4 to 2’s) ran his usual game race to finish second and he looks sure to give Millie Wonnacott a winning ride before long. The hot favourite Kirkleigh (4-6) normally relishes very soft ground but was done with at the top of the hill.

Follow The Paint (evens) was another beaten favourite in the Intermediate. Darren Edwards made an acrobatic recovery as Sonoftheking (7-4) blundered at the last, allowing Devon General (4-1) and Matt Hampton to take advantage on the stiff climb to the judge.

There was another close finish to the Restricted with Whatastormnorm (4-5 fav) just outstaying Mountain Cliché (6’s to 7’s) after the pair slogged it out from the second last.

The Hunt race produced an early shock as The Conjurer (1-2 fav) downed tools as early as the third fence. Lundy Sky (6-4 / 7-4) went on his merry way to give a first point-to-point winning ride to
21-year-old Joe Morris.

Shannan Star had her moment in the sun with a comfortable nine lengths success in the last. The mare stayed on gamely to hold King’s Bench against the eerie no betting background. It was like a silent movie. Luckily the judge stayed to watch.

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall meeting

Report of the East Cornwall meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Marcus Bath and Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News).

Upcoming Event

  • Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 3rd April 2016

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”East Cornwall” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: Spooners & West Dartmoor, Cherrybrook, Sunday 3rd April 2016

Website_Entries_SWD16

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Restricted Race
3rd 14:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:50 Confined Race
5th 15:25 Intermediate Race
6th 16:00 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Thursday 31st March 2016

Heather Parr reports the going at Cherrybrook on Thursday 31st March was: Soft and drying 

Friday 25th March 2016

Going at the moment on course – Good. All the fences are in place and completed
– Heather Parr, Hon. Sec.

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Cherrybrook” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

PREVIEW OF SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT CHERRYBROOK SUNDAY 3RD APRIL 2016

Website_Preview_SWD16

Written by: Donna Harris

Point-to-Point enthusiasts will be heading back to Tavistock next Sunday where the Spooners & West Dartmoor will be staging their meeting at the picturesque course of Cherrybrook on April 3rd. With six races on offer and a start time of 1pm and the weather looking good. the crowds will flock to this popular picnic track for a family day out where children under 16 get in free. 78 entries have been received.

First up is the Condy Mathias-sponsored Members race in which local trainer Verity Nicholls has entered Dicky Bob, already a winner of five Point-to-Points last season, this striking grey Exit To Nowhere sired gelding has already run really well in runner up spots on two occasions this season, at both the hotly contested Chipley Park and Buckfastleigh meetings, he  is sure to go well at his local track here to defend the title he won last year.

Tyremarks of Tavistock sponsor the Restricted race in which the Reuben Chapman trained Winter Garden showed some good form last season with a win at Trebudannon followed up by a second at Bratton Down. Spillers Dream from the Nicola Martin team was running well at Cothelstone early in March until hampered and fell two out. Betty’s Boy from the Ed Walker team is another to consider after his Maiden win under Josh Newman at Buckfastleigh and with the yard going well.

The Mixed Open race sponsored by Langdon Transport follows, and of the ten entered Jepeck from the Kayley Woollacott team will be fancied after his two wins at Buckfastleigh and Charleton Horethorne so far this season under Jamie Thomas, and the yard coming into form. Commanche Conflict is another to note after his Intermediate race win at Black Forest Lodge under Sean Houlihan.

The Rock Inn sponsor the Confined race in which Robin De Souza is on a roll with five out of five wins so far for the Dean Summersby team and doesn’t look like stopping under jockey Darren Edwards. Ella Pickard trains and rides Cinevator for her Grandfather Micheal Tucker, the combination won the Confined race at Kilworthy recently in a fast time and could be the main danger. Cinevator has some good previous form under Rules with five wins and is an exciting prospect for the Pickard team.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race with the Woollacott team holding two entries On Alberts Head who must be respected having clocked up wins at Larkhill and Milborne St Andrew recently, and Le Cloe de la Londe who ran second here last season. Challengers could be the Dean Summersby-trained Mausefalle looking to follow up on his second at the Kilworthy meeting, and the Edward’s team recent Kilworthy winner Shanann Star.

The Open Maiden race, sponsored by Unique Kitchens, closes the event and with 27 entries this races is likely to be divided on the day. Suggestions for the short list are the Jill Dennis-trained County Road having run third at Buckfastleigh, Druid Spitfire from the Emma Oliver team having run third at Wadebridge, The Grey Celt out of Reuben Chapmans team after his third at Kilworthy and Rockinrolldixie out of Dean Summersby’s yard, having run a good second at last weekends Great Trethew meeting and should go well if not finding this race too soon.

On course facilities include trackside parking, hot and cold food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 car & driver, extra passengers £10 up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Location of the course is sign off A386 north of Tavistock. Postcode PL19 OLA

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Tavistock

BBC Travel News: Devon; Cornwall; Somerset;

Related Articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Cherrybrook” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

REPORT ON THE EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW SATURDAY 26th MARCH 2016

Website_Report_EC16

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

The Easter storms claimed the Four Burrow fixture at Trebudannon on Easter Monday, but Saturday’s East Cornwall meeting at Great Trethew just beat the worst of the weather.

It was not all plain sailing at Great Trethew. A strong, blustery wind, rain and hail, with portable toilets blowing over in a quagmire tested the most ardent of point-to-point enthusiasts. Ironically a watery sun made a brief appearance at the Cornish track for the last two of the nine races.

Two young local riders rode their first winners. 17-year-old Barnaby Treneer made all the running on his mother’s five-year-old grey Syracuse’s Dream to win a section of the divided Open Maiden. Barnaby is taking A-levels at Eton College and has progressed from partnering three winners on the pony racing circuit.

By coincidence Thomasina Eyston, after three pony race successes, also clocked up her first point-to-point winner on her first ride in this sphere. Thomasina, a pupil at Plymouth College, qualified for riding in points only three days before the race when she reached her 16th birthday. Her mount in the Novice Riders’ race, Ladyvie, just outstayed Coombe Hill and Millie Wonnacott.

At the other end of the experience scale, four times champion jockey Will Biddick is again running away with this year’s National title, notching his 25th winner of the season when Blazing Whale bravely shouldered a 9 lbs penalty in the Mixed Open. Biddick sent his mount to the front after the fourth last and had the race in safe keeping when nearest pursuer Master Baker fell at the last.

Blazing Whale is trained by Ed Walker at Ottery St Mary. The same yard sent out L’Ane Fou carrying the champion jockey to finish second to the mare Parlour Maid (Rob Hawker) in one of the Open Maiden divisions run in atrocious conditions. .

Darren Edwards took his seasonal tally into double figures on his family owned mare Shanann Star in the concluding Members’ Conditions event. By the time this race was run, most of the crowd and all of the bookmakers had gone home meaning the race took place without any betting.

It had however proved a frustrating afternoon for Darren Edwards, who looks set to retain his Devon & Cornwall title this season He had ridden three seconds during the afternoon prior to Shanann Star’s success. Horwood Lad chased home Syracuse’s Dream in a Maiden division before the well backed Rockinrolldixie just failed to cope with Martin McIntyre’s mount Our Chief in the older horses Maiden. “I got a nice
run down the inside on the best of the ground. This track suited him,” reported the winning rider of the seven-year-old trained by Teresa Clark.

Sonoftheking was another near miss for Edwards. This time the rider had to perform a balancing act when his mount clouted the final fence, allowing Devon General (Matt .
Hampton) to get his head in front on the climb to the post. The winner is trained by Kayley Woollacott for owners Ruth and John Burrow. “He had a wind op last summer and would really prefer dry ground,” said the trainer.

Whatastormnorm is a consistent young stayer and dug deep under Tom Chanin to get the better of Mountain Cliché after a good battle in the Restricted. “He is now qualified for the Subaru Final at Stratford and we might try that,” remarked trainer Robert Chanin.

After his success on Parlour Maid, Rob Hawker’s chance of a double were dashed early in the Hunt Race. His mount The Conjurer cocked his jaw and downed tools after the third fence. This allowed Lundy Sky to stroll home alone after Ginger Lass had fallen at the 15th fence. 21-year-old Joe Morris, who works for Kim Bailey, was enjoying his first point-to-point winner. “He rode his other winner on the flat also on one of my horses,” related owner Norman Carter, whose ex-hurdler Lundy Sky is trained by Lizzie Luxton.

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Marcus Bath and Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News).

Upcoming Event

  • Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 3rd April 2016

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”East Cornwall” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Four Burrow at Trebudannon cancelled

The Four Burrow Point-To-Point at Trebudannon has been cancelled.

 The course is waterlogged following heavy rain overnightfrom  storm Katie and services (ambulances, etc.) could not access the course.

Pony Racing: East Cornwall Pony Races Report, Great Trethew, 26th March 2016

Website_Pony_Racing_EC16

Pony race jockeys in Devon and Cornwall proved not just hardy riding at the East Cornwall event, but also canny.

Those who travelled south of the Tamar on Easter also boosted their chances of bagging awards at the end of the season.

Easter fixtures – Taunton Vale, Cheltenham Pony Club race day and Charles Owen fixtures at Exeter and Kempton were amongst several to keep riders fully booked so the 138 and 148 races were amalgamated at Great Trethew and, despite only having four runners, kept race goers entertained.

The three 138 ponies battled hard all the way and the result was close, Taylor Fisher recording his first win close home on Hideaway Evening Star. Chad Bament on Ginger Wizard was only just denied and Walter Fisher-Barnett on Wide Valley Superman was just back in third. The three earned 10, 9 and 8 points respectively.

They were in hot pursuit of Tamby Welch on the 148 Vadlawalkover, and were far from disgraced, keeping tabs on the bigger pony throughout.

The next pony races are at the spectacular Flete Park where the Dartmoor race on April 16.

More info: http://www.ponyracingauthority.co.uk

Graduate success

Two pony racing graduates registered their first successes at Great Trethew.

Thomasina Eyston, who had turned 16 just three days before, won the novice riders’ race on Lady Vie (with another D and C graduate Millie Wonnacott in second on Combe Hill).

Barnaby Treneer took the second division of the opening maiden race on Syracuse’s Dream.
All three riders trail hunt with the Dartmoor.

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Pony Racing” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Results: East Cornwall Point-To-Point at Great Trethew – 26th March 2016

Website_Results_EC16

Going: Soft, heavy in places

Point-To-Point Races

Open Maiden, 4 to 6-year-olds only, 2m 4f (Sponsor; Kings Head, Altarnun)

Div 1

1 Parlour Maid (Rob Hawker) 1-2 fav made most , rdn out
2 L’Ane Fou (Will Biddick) 5-1 close up til no extra two out
3 Culverwell (Martin McIntyre) 5-1 stdy hdwy three out, kept on nr finish
9 ran; 10l; 2l; 6m 10s
Owner; Richard & Sarah Hawker; Trainer; Miss Charlotte Hawker

Div 2

1 Syracuse’s Dream (Barnaby Treneer) 8-1 made all stayed on well
2 Horwood Lad (Darren Edwards) 16-1 chased wnr three out, kept on one pace
3 Silver Mix (Zoe Hawkins) 14-1 just in touch til three out, stayed on late
9 ran; 10l; 10l; 6m 5s
Owner; Deborah Treneer; Trainer; Deborah Treneer

Open Maiden, 7-year-olds and over 2m 4f (Jonathan Blake, Money Management, Saltash)

1 Our Chief (Martin McIntyre) 6-1 strong run two out, drew clr last
2 Rockinrolldixie (Darren Edwards) 7-4 fav went 2nd 12th, every chance til no extra two out
3 Castleboy Warrior (Darren Andrews) 7-1 hdwy three out, kept on
15 ran; 3l; 2l; 5m 55s
Owner; White, Phippen & Finn partnership; Trainer; Teresa Clark

Mixed Open (Porsche Centre Exeter)

1 Blazing Whale (Will Biddick) 5-2 held up, led three out, stayed on strongly
2 Welstonedruid (Tom Chanin) 8-1 4th three out, not trbl winner, left 2nd at last
3 Absolutely Bygones (Saul Woods) 5-1 lost touch 15th
7 ran; 20l; 15l; 6m 58s
Owner; Francis Read & Ed Walker; Trainer; Ed Walker

PPORA Club Novice Riders’ (Jefferys, Cornwall)

1 Ladyvie (Thomasina Eyston) 10-1 hdwy 16th, led next, held on well
2 Coombe Hill (Millie Wonnacott) 2-1 in touch, led 14th, pressed wnr two out, no extra close home
3 Masterleaderman (Harriet Tucker0 5-1 in touch, held in 3rd from two out
8 ran; 1l; 8l; 7m 14s
Owner; Eyston family; Trainer; Sam Holdsworth

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Devon General (Matt Hampton) 4-1 held up, close 2nd two outled last 50 yards
2 Sonoftheking (Darren Edwards) 7-4 led 16th , blunderd badly last, not recover
3 Follow The Paint (Will Biddick) evens fav held up, took 2nd three out, grad wknd next
6 ran; 1l; 2l; 7m 11s
Owner; Ruth & John Burrow; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

Restricted (Blackburns Metals Ltd, Plympton)

1 Whatastormnorm (Tom Chanin) 4-5 fav Challd from three out, led after last, all out
2 Mountain Cliché (Darren Andrews) 7-1 made most from 14th, tired & blundered last, no extra flat
3 Mongress Boy (Victoria Sleep) 3-1 chased ldrs til one pace after three out
5 ran; 1/2l; 6l; 7m 15s
Owner; N Chanin, Miss A Boyce, Mrs V Jones, Mr & Mrs B Kelly;Trainer; Robert Chanin

Hunt Race (Cornish Times, Liskeard)

1 Lundy Sky (Joe Morris) 7-4 made all, left solo 15th
3 ran; finished alone
Owner; Norman Carter; Trainer; Miss Lizzie Luxton

Hunt Club Members (Group Travel)

1 Shannan Star (Darren Edwards) prom, led 14th, clr two out, stayed on well
2 King’s Bench (Matt Hampton) 4l 2nd when blundered three out, not recover, eased nr finish
3 ran; 9l; 7m 4s
Owner; Gordon Edwards; Trainer; Gordon Edwards
No starting prices were returned for this race – no bookmakers

Pony Races

148cms& under OPEN

1. Vadlawalkover – Tamby Welch
2. Hideaway Evening Star – Taylor Fisher
3. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament
4. Wide Valley Superman – Walter Fisher-Barnett
4 ran

NR – Tarka – Michael Treneer

Upcoming Event

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”East Cornwall” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Update: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 3rd April 2016

Website_Update_SWD16

Friday 25th April 2016

Going at the moment on course – Good. All the fences are in place and completed
– Heather Parr, Hon. Sec.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Tavistock

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

Related Articles:
[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Spooners & West Dartmoor” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Easter Monday, 28th March 2016

Website_Entries_FBE16

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 2m4f, 4-6 Yrs Old Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:30 Cornish National Mens Open Race
6th 16:00 Restricted Race
7th 16:35 Open Maiden Race

Going Update from Paul Hancock, Clerk of Course

Sunday 20th March 2016

Paul Hancock has confirmed the Trebudannon course has good grass cover and no animals have been on the course over winter, the going is currently: 90% Good, with Soft Patches around the first fence. All fences are out on the course with greenery being added today.

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Four Burrow” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.