REPORT ON THE EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW, SUNDAY 26TH FEBRUARY 2017

GRANVILLE TAYLOR AND DONNA HARRIS

“So fair and foul a day I have not seen..” William Shakespeare, Macbeth

Actually we have seen it before Will, even at Great Trethew. This time we lapsed into a false sense of security for a few races before the weather turned sour.

As the wind and rain took a fierce hold on the Cornish track, the Janet Ackner trained De Boitron ploughed through the mud to win the Mixed Open, giving a memorable first winner to 18-year-old rider Kiana James-Thomas.

The 13-year-old ex-chaser was pushed clear of Masterleaderman and Coombe Hill from the second last to win going away in the end. “I ride out for Janet and this is only my second ride,” said the delighted jockey. “He is a cracking horse and the easiest in the world to handle,” reported the trainer.

Chosen Lucky made it four out of four for the season when overcoming the favourite Blazing Whale in the PPORA Novice Riders’ event. The six-year-old provided a timely success for jockey Rex Dingle. Paying tribute to his jockey, owner/trainer Dean Summersby said, “Rex has done a lot of homework about this horse and came and schooled him on Thursday. I couldn’t be more pleased with him. This is a double for the yard as my 13-year-old daughter Charlotte won a pony race earlier today on her first ride,”

Chosen Lucky has become one of the leading horses in the country and it was surprising that this smart young stayer was led out unsold from a recent visit to the sales.

Inch Rock took the Restricted for the Ed Walker yard with a workmanlike performance to shake off the sustained challenge of Prince of Poets up the finishing hill. Now nine-years-old, the gelding has been lightly raced and has evidently had his problems since winning his Maiden in Ireland as a four-year-old. “He got a bit lonely out in front but jumped and travelled so well,” remarked jockey Josh Newman, who had earlier filled the runner-up spot in two Maiden races.

The Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds was divided on the day. Little Billy Boy (Matt Hampton) was driven out to beat Newman’s mount Ticket to Ride to win the first section. Six-year-old Little Billy Boy, pulled up in his two pointing runs in Ireland, was giving a first training success to Annie Bacon. The 22-year-old trainer is based at Milborne Port, Dorset. “I have three horses in training and spent six years riding out for Colin Tizzard,” said Annie, who trains this winner for owners John Collis and Lyn Hunt. It was something of a coincidence that his half brother Wizards Bridge won a handicap chase for the Tizzard yard at Fontwell on the same afternoon

The Midnight Legend gelding Culverwell got home in a tight finish to division two under a positive ride from Martin McIntyre. Teresa Clark trains this winner for the six strong Culverwells Racing Club and said. “I bought him from my former boss Richard Barber. He has lots of ability and could be a bit of a monkey but he is more settled now.”

The Open Maiden for seven-year-olds and over was also divided on the day. Only two finished in the first section, won by Spencer Moon . Byron Moorcroft sent the Welsh gelding clear from the top of the hill to hold off Amber River. The winner had endured a lean spell under rules since a promising run in Ireland in his younger days, and was bought last year by Pontypridd based Kevin Salter.

Carumba finally got his head in front in the second division of the older horses Maiden. The seven-year-old stayed on doggedly up the hill in a blanket slow motion finish with four of his nine rivals getting within four lengths of him. The winner was partnered by Hannah Welch for her parents George and Rebecca. Hannah, who now works for Sophie Leech after leaving school last summer, reported that, “He had a good look at the ditch and felt a bit empty down the hill but kept plugging on.” Hannah’s mother Rebecca is responsible for the training and said, “Hadden Frost bought him in Ireland. He has been knocking at the door and would be better on faster ground. We changed his blinkers to cheek pieces this time.”

The Hunt race proved disappointing with only two runners. Katkolys was sent on by Leanda Tickle at the third fence and was always holding sole rival Fiddlesticks. Local trainer David Stephens is no stranger to winning this event and said of his French bred gelding, who won three times in the Midlands for previous connections since coming from France, “He may go for a hunter chase at Chepstow or Towcester.”

The leading rider in the Devon & Cornwall area this season, and until this weekend heading the National table with ten winners, Darren Edwards, missed his rides at Great Trethew. He had suffered chest injuries when River Dun was brought down in a hurdle race at Taunton during the week

RESULTS – EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW – 26TH FEB 2017

Going: Soft, heavy patches

Hunt race ( Sponsor,  Group Travel)

1 Katkolys (Leanda Tickle) 1-4 fav led from third, easily

2 Fiddlesticks Victoria Sleep) 7-4 tracked ldr til wknd three out

2 ran; 10l;  7m 5s

Owner; D&A Stephens & Mr & Mrs N King; Trainer; David Stephens

 

Open Maiden four to six-year-olds two miles four furlongs (Dawe, Hawken & Dodd and Jonathan Blake)

Division 1

1 Little Billy Boy (Matt Hampton) 12-1 tk lead by passing three out, ran on well

2 Ticket To Ride (Josh Newman) 9-4 hdwy to 2nd by passing three out, stayed on

3 The Pooler (Tommie O’Brien) with ldrs til no extra two out

11 ran; 2l; 12l;  5m 50s

Owner; John Collis; Trainer; Annie Bacon

 

Division 2

1 Culverwell (Martin McIntyre) 2-1 made all, driven out

2 The Black Squirrel (Lee Drowne) 5-1 hdwy from rear four out, kept on

3 Dark Aster (Matt Hampton) 7-1 hdwy 11th, every chance til no extra flat

9 ran; 1/2l; 1/2l;  5m 51s

Owner; Culverwells Racing Club; Trainer; Teresa Clark

 

Open Maiden seven-year-olds plus two miles four furlongs (King’s Head, Five Lanes, Altarnun)

Division 1

1 Spencer Moon (Byron Moorcroft) 3-1 co fav led three out, soon clear

2 Amber River (Josh Newman) 6-1 went 2nd two out, stayed on

10 ran; 8l;  Only two finished; 5m 45s

Owner; Kevin Salter; Trainer; K Price

 

Division 2

1 Carumba (Hannah Welch) 4-1 led from 7th, stayed on well

2 Astral Star (Paul John) 16-1 good late progress, finished well

3 Inatick (Byron Moorcroft) 5-1 chased ldrs til no extra three out

10 ran; 1/2l; neck;  5m 57s

Owner; Rebecca & George Welch; Trainer; Rebecca Welch

 

Mixed Open (Porsche Centre, Exeter)

1 De Boitron (Kiana James-Thomas) 7-1 handy, led after two out, ran on well

2 Master Leaderman (Harriet Tucker) 4-1 made most, disp ld three out til apprg last

3 Coombe Hill (Millie Wonnacott) 10-1 well in touch, led briefly four out, wknd two out

8 ran; 2l; 1l;  7m 1s

Owner; Mrs JP Ackner & M E Wheeler; Trainer; Janet Ackner

  

PPORA Club Novice Riders’ (Prydis)

1 Chosen Lucky (Rex Dingle) 6-4 made virtually all, drew clr two out, comf

2 Blazing Whale (Abbie Hughes) 11-10 fav behind til late progress, went 2nd apprd last

3 Le Clo De La Londe (Emma Watson) 16-1 behind, good late hdwy, took third nr finish

10 ran; 4l; 2l;  7m 4s

Owner; Dean Summersby; Trainer; Dean Summersby

 

Restricted (Jefferys)

1 Inch Rock (Josh Newman) 9-4 co fav led four out, stayed on well

2 Prince Of Poets (Jake Bament) 7-1 prom, pressed ldr two out, kept on

3 All Force Majeure (Thomasina Eyston) 10-1 chased ldrs, held in third from three out

10 ran; 8l; 8l;  7m 7s

Owner; P Gibbons, R Gundry, J Selby, E Walker; Trainer; Ed Walker

PONY RACING REPORT – EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW – 26TH FEB 2017

A great card of racing at Great Trethew kicked off with two really competitive pony races.

With the likes of top flat jockey Josephine Gordon and top NH conditional Harry Cobden having graduated from the local pony racing scene, it’s a great chance for the public to see these riders progress.

Edward Vaughan has announced his presence with two back to back Devon and Cornwall wins in his first season at just nine years old. He has an able partner in Humbel Mind, a full TB pony by the stallion Humbel.

Fergus Gillard was hot on his heels on the consistent Veno Star in second, and it was great to see Taylor Fisher and Downhills Master Alfie, challenging at the business end of the race as he gains experience, in third.

The 148 race saw a first ride, first win for Charlotte Summersby on course specialist Vadlawalkover. He’s no pushbutton ride but stays on well up the hill and Charlotte grabbed the chance to overhaul last week’s protagonists Tamby Welch (Buddy’s Girl) and Tyler Heard (Motor Edd). They reversed places from Buckfastleigh with Tamby second, Tyler third.

It looks like being a cracking season ahead and there’s more at the Mid Devon next Sunday, 12 noon.

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT BUCKFASTLEIGH SUNDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2017

 

Plenty of runners, 16 bookies, and a big crowd added up to a strong betting market in the wonderful setting of the old Buckfastleigh racecourse for the South Pool Harriers meeting.

The testing going produced one or two upsets of form, but the 20-1 winner of the opening Confined hides the full story of that event. Firstly, well done to the brave mare Whenharrymetsally (drifted from 14’s) who took the prize home. The losers here were Dicky Bob (5-2 touched 11-4) together with some of the bookies. Dicky Bob had “won” in impressive style but was disqualified when his rider failed to weigh in. A belated announcement meant that some books had already paid out on the original very easy winner, but very little of the ill gotten gains was returned.

The 3-1 joint favourites for the Intermediate failed to oblige. Dunn’s River (touched 4’s) was pulled up by the champion jockey and Fishy Story (touched 7-2) could only finish third. The bold jumping Forrardon Xmoor (20-1), given a good ride by Vicky Wade, just proved stronger after jumping the last than runner-up Applesolutely (5’s to 6’s)

The Mixed Open for the Westcountry Champion chase looked competitive on paper, and favourite backers could not separate Jepeck (5-2 touched 3’s) and Winter Soldier (5-2, 9-4 and back to 5-2). Jepeck literally ran away from his nine rivals in this good quality contest to win as he liked. The runner-up Miss Gotaway (4’s to 3’s) ran her usual game race to chase the winner home, with Winter Soldier finishing third. Sobre Tresor (5’s to 3’s) was doing his best work at the finish.

100-1 and upwards was chalked up against the rags (or illuminated on boards nowadays) in each of the first three races, but it was probably 5,000 to 1 and upwards that a car crash on the A38 would occur to hold up racing. This happened before the fourth race when a car turned upside down on the edge of the track opposite the first fence.

When the blue lights had stopped flashing, racing was resumed with Biddick easing home As I See It (5-2 in a place to 4-6) in the first Confined Maiden. This as yet unfurnished home bred five-year-old is out of the ten times winning mare Chomba Womba and can only improve.

Two of the jumps alongside the main road were omitted in each of the Maidens due to safety reasons ( emergency vehicles still doing their jobs ). There were no great expectations about the winner Mr Jaggers in the second section (6’s out to 8’s), but his novice rider Charlie O’Shea was in determined mood and rode his first winner by forcing the eight-year-old between horses to get up inside the last 50 yards. A lively market here saw the placed horses supported. Ballyristeen was backed from 6’s to 5’s, and Clenagh Castle (10’s on one board early into 2’s). The favourite Troed Y Melin (11-8/6-4) faded quickly on the run-in.

Another long priced winner put a smile back on the layers faces when She’s Dapper 14’s from 16’s) won the 13-runner Mares & Fillies Maiden to give Matt Hampton a double. Pyleigh Brae (6’s to 10’s) led until the last but the favourite Kintamini (7-4 to 2’s) proved disappointing after her good Silverton effort. I made a favourable note of two outsiders here. Eastern Calm (10’s to 14’s) ran well to be third after a lay off, and newcomer Festival Dawn (14’s) shaped well.

Dan McGrue (5-4 fav touched 2’s)  was never in danger in the getting out stakes and looks a decent prospect. This five-year-old fetched £60,000 at Ascot last August after his racecourse debut win in a Roscommon bumper.

RESULTS

Results of the South Pool Harriers meeting

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Entries: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 26th February 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 4-6 year olds Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 7 years and over Open Maiden Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Wednesday 22nd February: Good to soft, soft in places

Preview extract:

A massive total of 115 entries have been received for the East Cornwall Hunt Point-to-Point fixture this weekend at Great Trethew, this Sunday February 26th. The Toad Hall Cottages- sponsored pony races head up the action at 11am with the main six race card to follow at 12 noon.

The course offers fabulous track-side viewing, hot food, refreshments, bar bookies and trade stands.

Entrance is car & driver £15, car driver and one passenger £20, car driver and more than one passenger £25, pedestrians £6.

Location is Menheniot, 1 mile South of A38, 3 miles SE of Liskeard PL14 3PZ

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
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

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

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Preview: East Cornwall Point-to-Point – Great Trethew on Sunday 26th February 2017

Written by: Donna Harris

A massive total of 115 entries have been received for the East Cornwall Hunt Point-to-Point fixture this weekend at Great Trethew, this Sunday February 26th. The Toad Hall Cottages- sponsored pony races head up the action at 11am with the main six race card to follow at 12 noon. 

Porsche Centre Exeter sponsor the feature race of the day the Mixed Open which offers a £1000 prize fund. Ottery based trainer Ed Walker holds key entries with both Before The War and Blazing Whale, either would be likely bookies favourites along with Mountain Cliche a runner up here last season, and the Welsh raider out of David Brace’s yard Doctor Braveheart, who goes well for regular jockey Byron Moorcroft. 

The opening Members Group Travel-sponsored race could go the way of the David Stephens-trained Katkolys having previously won a Connollys Red Mills Intermediate race at Garthorpe. Trainer Victoria Sleeps camp hold the other two entries with Fiddleesticks and Mongress Boy with the later having run notably well in runner up spots last season at the Upcott, Vauterhill and Cothelstone meetings all on soft type going.

The Open Maiden race for four,five and six year olds has attracted 28 entries and could well be divided on the day. Entry I Would Like To Say has the benefit of an outing this season, when running third at Wadebridge, and with the Kayley Woollacott yard hitting form he should be well fancied to take this race. River Wye is another to catch the eye coming from the Alan Walter team and showing ability when second at Lower Machen last season. This race is sponsored by Dawe, Hawken & Dodd and Jonathan Blake.

Hannah Welsh was unlucky to take a fall from Carumba last weekend when the partnership looked to be travelling well at Buckfastleigh, and could well be in the mix in the Kings Head Hotel-sponsored Open Maiden race for seven year olds and upwards. This race has also attracted 28 entries and could also be divided on the day. Ruby Fool and Troubleshot are two looking to be on the upgrade and could put up a brave performance here. 

The PPORA race for Novice riders has both Blazing Whale and Before The War entered from the Ed Walker team and will be hot in the betting arena if connection decide not to run in the earlier Mixed Open race. Novice rider Abbie Hughes got a good tune out of Blazing Whale when winning at Chaddesley Corbett and could well repeat that form. Dual Wadebridge winner Chosen Lucky is entered and could run well if turning up here.

Finally up is the Jeffery’s-sponsored Restricted race, and of the 19 entered this could go the way of Air Glider having run well in all three of his starts under Darren Edwards this season, and Inch Rock after his second earlier this month under jockey Will Biddick at Chaddesley Corbett. Village Whispers is another to consider having a recent win when relishing the going at Wadebridge to take his maiden race for Chloe Emsley’s team. The Editor also catches the eye with his weight allowance which could prove valuable.The course offers fabulous track-side viewing, hot food, refreshments, bar bookies and trade stands.
Entrance is car & driver £15, car driver and one passenger £20, car driver and more than one passenger £25, pedestrians £6.
Location is Menheniot, 1 mile South of A38, 3 miles SE of Liskeard PL14 3PZ

REPORT: SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO_POINT – BUCKFASTLEIGH 19 FEBRUARY 2017

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum…”  Sir Walter Scott 1771-1832

There was plenty of drama both on and off the course on a high class Buckfastleigh card on Sunday.

Jepeck scored impressively in the featured £1.000 Devon & Cornwall Area Classic race. This prestigious Mixed Open is for winners only, but the progressive Jepeck treated his good quality nine rivals with contempt, storming well clear from the third last under Jamie Thomas.  Miss Gotaway and Winter Soldier filled the places, but neither could live with the winner in the closing stages. Kayley Woollacott trains eight-year-old Jepeck for owner Jon Pike and said, “He has come on a lot for his first run this season (at Chipley Park) and I would like to find a novice or maiden hunter chase for him,”

Immediately after Jepeck’s triumph, racing was suspended for a while when a car crashed on the A38 adjacent to the first fence and ended upside down on the edge of the racecourse. Paramedics and ambulances were quickly deployed from the course amidst flashing blue lights and a fire engine around the stricken car. As the havoc involving the emergency vehicles eventually died down, racing was resumed with a couple of fences near the incident omitted for safety purposes.

The Woollacott stable continued in good form as Mr Jaggers flew past several rivals on the run in to take his division of the Confined Maiden. This provided a first winner in the saddle for 35-year-old Charlie O’Shea after just a handful of rides. “Charlie is very keen and rides out for the yard a couple of times a week. We bought this horse at Doncaster last year and he is a good schoolmaster for him,” said Kayley. Mr Jaggers runs in the colours of  the Tolcarne Beach Partnership run by the jockey’s father in law Nick Briant.

The on-course drama had started in the first race when Dicky Bob suffered disqualification as his rider Rex Dingle had failed to weigh in. The popular grey, owned and trained by Verity Nicholls, had defied a 7lbs penalty to win the 13-runner Confined in most impressive style from Whenharrymetsally and Robin De Souza. His inevitable demotion meant that 20-1 outsider Whenharrymetsally took the prize home. This consistent mare, trained by Keith Cumings for owner Hannah Broggio, initiated a double for 25-year-old jockey Matt Hampton who currently rides out for the Paul Nicholls yard. .

She’s Dapper went on to complete the rider’s double when getting the better of front running Pyleigh Brae to win the Mares and Fillies Maiden. The winner provided a first training success for Cullompton based ex-jockey Greg Richards. “We bought the mare from Matt Griffiths for The Friends and Family Partnership run by Sue Shere,” reported the trainer.

Forrardon Xmoor and Applesolutely fought out the finish of the Intermediate Exeter Racecourse qualifier. It was Forrardon Xmoor who stayed on best to provide a winning ride for Vicky Wade who had ridden the grey to his maiden success for other connections on this course last year. This time Vicky was standing in for Hannah Lewis who was in the saddle for his Ampton victory last month, but was committed to another meeting on this occasion. “He got into a relentless rhythm and jumped really well,” reported the rider, whose quick thinking enable her to jump off her mount and pull off a loose shoe immediately after passing the post. David Fitch-Peyton bought Forrardon Xmoor for a small syndicate at Ascot last autumn and trains the gelding himself near Tetbury..

Champion jockey Will Biddick is getting into his stride in his quest for a sixth consecutive National title and was in double form thanks to As I See It and Dan McGrue, Five-year-old As I See It followed up his promising Barbury Castle bumper debut when quickening clear on the flat in his section of the Confined Maiden.  The five-year-old, home bred by Richard Kelvin-Hughes from his prolific winning mare Chomba Womba, is trained by Ed Walker.

Dan McGrue completed Biddick’s double in a big field for the Restricted, Only four of the 14 runners finished though in the testing going, with the winner staying on gamely. “He was always in his comfort zone and has a good little motor,” reported the rider. Jack Barber handles the promising five-year-old for Paul Barber, David Martin and David Bennett. He was bought after winning a Roscommon bumper on his racecourse debut and, “has benefited from lots of loose schooling,” according to his trainer.

RESULTS: SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO_POINT – BUCKFASTLEIGH 19 FEBRUARY 2017

Going: Soft, good to soft in places becoming tacky

 

Confined (Sponsor Fortress Hassall Law Ltd)

1 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 20-1 stayed on to chase clear leader from two out but no chance – promoted to first

2 Robin De Souza (Darren Edwards) 4-1 alwys handy, no extra apprg last

3 There’s No Panic (Will Biddick) 5-2 jt fav tracked ldrs til outpaced two out

13 ran; 6l; 6l;  7m 10s

Dicky Bob finished first but was disqualified following an objection by the Clerk of the Scales (not weigh in)

Winning owner; Mrs Hannah Broggio; Trainer; Keith Cumings

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Forrardon Xmoor (Vicky Wade) 20-1 alwys ldrs, led four out, dvn clr flat

2 Applesolutely (Sean Houlihan) 5-1 tracked ldrs, every chance last, no extra flat

3 Fishy Story (Matt Hampton) 3-1 jt fav rear early; good hdwy three out, no extra apprg last

12 ran; 1 3/4l; 5l;  7m 0s

Owner; D Fitch-Peyton, T Seegar; Miss J Caddamy; Trainer; D Fitch- Peyton

 

Mixed Open – Westcountry Champion Chase (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

1 Jepeck (Jamie Thomas) 5-2 jt fav led four out, soon clear, v easily

2 Miss Gotaway (Will Biddick) 3-1 hdwy 15th, kept on without trblg winner

3 Winter Soldier (Sean Houlihan) 5-2 jt fav handy, effort four out outpaced by wnr

10 ran; 20l; 5l;  7m 10s

Owner; Jon Pike; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

 

Confined Maiden Horses & Geldings only  – 2miles 5 furlongs

Div 1 (Luscombe May)

1 As I See It (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav handy, joined ldr last, qcknd clear flat

2 Sixteen Letters (Jamie Thomas) 6-1 left in lead three out, headed after last

3 Moonaro (Tom Chanin) 8-1 2nd four out, faded

10 ran; 1 1/4l; distance; 6m 4s

Owner; Mr & Mrs Richard Kelvin- Hughes; Trainer; Ed Walker

 

Div 2 (Ashburton Motor Works Ltd)

1 Mr Jaggers (Charlie O’.Shea) 8-1 chased ldrs, strong run to lead nr finish

2 Ballyristeen (Tom Chanin) 5-1 alwys prom. no extra nr finish

3 Clenagh Castle (Will Biddick) 2-1 led til joined last, no extra flat

8 ran; head – head; 6m 9s

Owner; Tolcarne Beach Partnership; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

 

Open Maiden – Mares & Fillies only (The Jockey Club)

1 She’s Dapper (Matt Hampton) 14-1 prog three out, took lead last, stayed on well

2 Pyleigh Brae (Christopher Barber) 10-1 led til headed last, no extra flat

3 Eastern Calm (Will Gordon) 14-1 chased ldrs, stayed on from two out

13 ran; 3l; 1l;  7m 29s

Owner; Friends & Family Partnership; Trainer; Greg Richards

Restricted (Stags)

1 Dan McGrue (Will Biddick) 5-4 fav  prom. led two out, clear when mstk last, easily

2 Blazing Bouncer (Jamie Thomas) 4-1 chased ldrs, outpaced two out, kept on to 2nd flat

3 Morpet (Jake Bament) 12-1 made most til three out, wknd & banked last, lost 2nd flat

14 ran; Distance; 2l; 7m 21s

Owner; Paul barber; David Martin & David Bennett; Trainer; Jack Barber

Entries: South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th Febuary 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, Division 1
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Race, Division 2
6th 15:05 Open Mares Maiden Race
7th 15:40 Restricted Race


Friday 17th February 2017
: No rain at Buckfastleigh since Wednesday morning and sunshine with a light breeze all day today. Work parties out in force cracking on with preparations. Course looking great and everyone looking forward to a full day’s racing on Sunday. Further report with Going update on Friday evening.

Wednesday 15th February 2017: Yesterday afternoon BHA Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, walked the course and was happy with it. The Going was Soft, good
to Soft.

Saturday 11th February 2017:

Preview extract:

The South Pool Harriers hold the first of two meetings to be held at the popular Buckfastleigh track next Sunday 19th February.The first pony racing of the season also takes place here at 11am with three races which are sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages, followed by the main seven race card which starts at 12 noon, 135 entries have been received.

On course facilities are excellent viewing, catering marquee with licensed bar (real ale), great locally sourced food, homemade cakes & hot drinks, plus various trade stalls offering an fabulous family day to end the half term week.

Course is located off A38 at Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) Entrance is £10 pp (max £30 per car) children under 16 free.

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
© = 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.

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Preview: South Pool Harriers Point-to-Point, Buckfastleigh Sunday February 19, 2017

Written by: Donna Harris

The South Pool Harriers hold the first of two meetings to be held at the popular Buckfastleigh track next Sunday 19th February.The first pony racing of the season also takes place here at 11am with three races which are sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages, followed by the main seven race card which starts at 12 noon, 135 entries have been received. The feature race of the day is the Winners Only Mixed Open Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored “West Country Champion Chase” which has a total prize fund of £1000 and once again has attracted top quality entries from around the country. These include recent Wadebridge winner Sobre Tresor for trainer Chloe Newman, dual season winner Full Trottle who was only just denied a season’s hat trick by Porlock Bay at Black Forest Lodge for trainer Laura Thomas, Blazing Whale a winner of this race two seasons ago could be fresh from winning a Novice riders race at Chaddesley Corbett last weekend. The ex Paul Nicholls-trained There’s No Panic is another to have run notably well when a short head second at Wadebridge then ridden by Pippa Glanville for trainer Michael Biddick. The talented mares Miss Gotaway and Roseyroo could well make use of their mares weight allowance and be in the mix.

21 entries have been received for the opening Confined race which is sponsored by Fortress Hassall Law Ltd of Kingsbridge. The two Dean Summersby entries Chosen Lucky and Robin de Souza stand out with the yard in sparkling form, providing jockey Darren Edwards with plenty of winners already this season. Another entry which may figure is Kernel Victor, out of the Ed Walker yard, he won the Intermediate race here last season and has won five of his eight starts so far and runner up in the remaining three. Trainer Michael Biddick could choose this race for There’s No Panic over the Mixed Open, the track should suit and he is likely to be one of the bookies favourites. 

The Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race is another packed full of quality entries with Devon based trainer Kayley Woollacott hoping it can be an opportunity for Back In June to follow up on the treble he scored last season.They could be up against strong challengers in the way of the Jack Barber-trained Dunn’s River, Richard Mitford-Slade’s Applesolutely and the Clare Cook-trained and recent Chipley Park winner Sammy Blade among the entries.

There are two divisions of the Open Maiden for horses and geldings, with the Ed Walker-trained As I See It a suggestion in the first division after his third at Barbury in January when ridden by Will Biddick. This race is sponsored by Luscombe Maye.

The second division of the Open Maiden could go the way of Treod Y Melin for local trainer Chris Honour, having run an impressive neck second at Barbury in January under jockey Darren Edward. The ex- Phillip Hobbs trained Good Idea is now back in the yard of Sue Popham, he should provide some fun for the three joint owners to follow. With the Kings Theatre sired Clenagh Castle entered for the Jack Barber team also a notable one with the high strike rate the yard has with its maiden horses. This division has been sponsored by Ashburton Motors.

The Jockey Club sponsor the Mares Maiden race which has Kintamini entered, a talented young mare from the Sam Holdsworth team who was unlucky to be held a short head in second place at Black Forest Lodge, for owner Charles Stanley recently. One of the outside Welsh raiders Ann Scott could be the main danger, having looked promising last season having finished in the frame on all three of her starts for trainer Simon Jones. 

Finally up is the Stags of Totnes-sponsored Restricted race, in which Restless Rebel is a suggestion after his maiden win at Chipley Park. Another recent Chipley Park winner is Palmaria who looks ready to progress after winning the mares maiden race, having made all under jockey Will Biddick. Local trainer Nikki Frost has Black Forest Lodge maiden winner Bogoss Du Perret entered who could go well again for jockey Bryony Frost.

On course facilities are excellent viewing, catering marquee with licensed bar (real ale), great locally sourced food, homemade cakes & hot drinks, plus various trade stalls offering an fabulous family day to end the half term week.

Course is located off A38 at Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) Entrance is £10 pp (max £30 per car) children under 16 free.

General enquiries: The Secretary, 01548 531 490