Preview: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Monday 17th April 2017

Written by: Donna Harris

Easter Monday’s venue is the course at Trebudannon near Newquay, where the Four Burrow Foxhounds will stage their meeting with a start time of 1pm. They have seven races on offer which include the Volvo-sponsored Cornish National Men’s Open race. Entries in this include the highly rated Ask The Weatherman who has won eight of his nine starts to date, under champion jockey Will Biddick for the Jack Barber team. Recent Cherrybrook and Buckfastleigh winner Jepeck who also won this race last season, must be considered from the Kayley Woollacott team, and Chosen Lucky unbeaten in all his five runs so far this season, connections of the Summersby team will be hoping he can win his sixth straight race unchallenged. 

The opening Kivells-sponsored Members race has local entry Driving Well for trainer Francis Daniels who will be looking to improve on their second here last season, they may have Bishops Court winner Awesome Tunes out of the Ed Walker team and could see jockey Will Biddick on board again, could be a main challenger. This is a popular track for maiden horses with trainer Jack Barber having a good strike rate here, his entries Captain Cattistock & Darcy Ward will be the likely bookies favorites in the Care & Company-sponsored Open Maiden race for four, five and six year old’s. The Jill Dennis-trained Tavira could put up a good challenge for the area after her second at Buckfastleigh. With the Ed Walker team having Wallabrook entered, and is another who could build on his form when second at the Buckfastleigh meeting.

Back In June showed some good form last season and could go well for trainer Karyn Heard in the Truro Tractors-sponsored Confined race. Ballyknock Cloud is another inmate from the Jack Barber team who could run well after his recent Milborne St Andrews win when sent off odds-on favorite that day.

Aikideau stands out in the Dawn Meats-sponsored Ladies race for regular jockey Bryony Frost, the partnership having clocked up six straight wins until struggling when finishing fifth at Larkhill in February. Archie Rice is also entered in the ladies race for family Frost, and could go well here in the absence of Aikideau for Bryony Frost to ride. 

Air Glider and River Myth both catch the eye in the R&J Trevarthen Restricted race with recent good form. 

Finally up is the Open Maiden race and of the 22 entered suggestions could be Amis des Champs, Roxy Belle, Tavira, Wallabrook and Zip The Lip. This race is sponsored by Ray Davies.

The Four Burrow track is at St Columb Major, signed off A30 & A39 – TL9 4LP. Entrance £10 per person, children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome at both venues. On course facilities include track-side viewing, great viewing picnic location, hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands.