Entries: South Tetcott Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross on Bank Holiday Monday 29th May 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Confined Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Restricted Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 2m4f Open Maiden Race
7th 16:40 3m Open Maiden Race

 

Preview extract:

The second of two Point-to Point meetings to take place at the popular Upcott Cross course has attracted a massive 138 entries, where the South Tetcott Foxhounds host their meeting this coming Bank Holiday Monday 29th May. With two pony races heading up the action at 12 noon, followed by the main seven race card at 1pm, this is sure to be a another fabulous family day out.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located 2m S of Halwill Junction, off A3079 – EX21 5AE

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 Tetcott point-to-point, Upcott Cross Monday 29 May 2017

Written by: Donna Harris

The second of two Point-to Point meetings to take place at the popular Upcott Cross course has attracted a massive 138 entries, where the South Tetcott Foxhounds host their meeting this coming Bank Holiday Monday 29th May. With two pony races heading up the action at 12 noon, followed by the main seven race card at 1pm, this is sure to be a another fabulous family day out.

 

Penbode Vets sponsor the opening Confined race which could be between the two talented recent winning mares Fishy Story, already on a seasons hat-trick for the Stuart Sampson team, and Holnicote winner Follow The Paint who would be a popular family win for the John Heard camp. Rockanrolldixie should not be left out of the equation, having been in the frame on all five starts this season, and with the Dean Summersby team sending winners out every weekend.

 

The Dodson & Horrell-sponsored Men’s Open race has attracted good quality entries which include recent winners Beat The Tide and Sacre Toi, but both would need to defy carrying top weight, as would Universal Soldier who also holds an entry in the Anglo-Irish event this Friday. It may be worth selecting Billy Merriott, having won well recently at the Cotley meeting and seems to have taken to his switch back to Pointing and is in training with Ciera Fry. Flying Eagle is also highly rated and should go close, if connections choose this meeting over the Anglo-Irish meeting where he also holds an entry for the Michael Bowen team.

 

River Myth is an entry which stands out in the Coodes Solicitors-sponsored Restricted race if none the worse for being brought down at the second fence at Trebudannon. The two Pauling Geering-trained entries Bricks and Beams along with Eddies Pearl are two other suggestions in the Restricted race, both having had good recent wins at Vauterhill and Flete Park respectively. The Teresa Clark-trained Give Us Peace ran well finishing second at Holnicote under National champion jockey Will Biddick and could go close along with the Dr Massini sired Massini’s Dream, a previous 25 length maiden winner at Lower Machen, could make the most of her mares weight allowance for the Nicky Williams team.

 

Simpkins Edwards sponsor the Ladies Open which looks a cracking race in store, with multiple winners Aikideau for the Jack Barber team and regular jockey and leading area lady Bryony Frost, Spencer Moon with recent wins include a Hunter Chase at Fontwell for the Kieran Price yard. Also this seasons leading horse Chosen Lucky for the inform Dean Summersby team and leading area gentleman jockey Darren Edwards among the 18 entries.

 

The Club Members for Novice rider’s race is sponsored by Langdon Transport Ltd, this has 20 entries of which Moscow Prices stands out having already scored a seasons hat-trick for jockey Lucy Mager. Sacre Toi is another outside raider with form who could runaway with the spoils, unless the John Heard team can steal this with Follow The Paint.

 

The Open Maiden two-mile four-furlong race has 26 entered and could well be divided on the day, those catching the eye are debutant Hugo Horse if conditions suit, with trainer Jack Barber having an excellent strike rate with young maiden horses, recent Trebudannon runner up also runner up here at the last meeting Baltazar du Seuil for the Stuart Sampson team and jockey Christopher Barber, with Tucks Bergin having run well in maidens this season being another suggestion that could also go close .

 

Finally up is the PRJ Engineering Open Maiden race which has attracted 28 entries, again Hugo Horse could be high in the betting, along with recent runner up Robin Longstride, Tree Sparrow, Tucks Bergin and Whisky Baron.

 

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

 

Course is located 2m S of Halwill Junction, off A3079 – EX21 5AE

Reports & Results: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down Sunday 21st May 2017

A huge crowd enjoyed a day of unbroken sunshine and competitive thrilling horse-racing action at the Dulverton West Point-to-Point, held at Bratton Down last Sunday. Leading National trainer Jack Barber enjoyed saddling another treble, extending his lead in the National championship even further. His first win came with the four-year old, strong looking debutant Stradivarius Davis under jockey Martin McIntyre in the Bob Pittard Memorial Maiden race. McIntyre tracked the leaders on the first circuit before producing his mount on the final lap. Stradivarius Davis had been bought for his owners by bloodstock agent Ryan Mahon, and did not dissapoint when he battled on well up the home straight, not giving in when briefly headed by Heaven’s Choice, but rallied under pressure and stayed on to win by a neck. ”He is quite green as he showed when running around a bit up the home straight,” explained the trainer. Ian Fogg who is one of the joint owners of Stradivarius Davis added “We are delighted with the training and the jockey.” 

Barbers second winner came when There’s No Panic ridden by Will Biddick took the feature Brends Hotel-sponsored Mixed Open four-mile-one furlong race. Previously in training with Will’s father Mike who owns the horse, it was decided that he be moved to Jack Barbers yard. “The boys said I wasn’t schooling him fast enough, so I agreed to spend some of my pension on training fees” explained the delighted owner. Posh Totty gave Jack Barber his treble, with a superb front running performance under jockey Will Biddick in the Club Members’ race for Mares and Fillies, coming home 12 lengths ahead of her nearest rival. “Last time she ran at Bratton Down was years ago when I rode her and we were second that day,” said Jack who added “I am delighted with the performance of all our horses today, from young to old.” Richard Hall who is one of Posh Totty’s joint owners and also owns Oscars Wine Bar in Crewkerne, was thrilled with the win adding “The grounds perfect for her, thanks go to Jack Barber, Will and the team, we have had a lovely season.”

 

There was a double on the day for jockey Bryony Frost who won the opening Ucanstore.Com-sponsored Restricted race on Don’t Doittome for Dorset based trainer Mike Felton. Having led from the start, the chasing pack of twelve were unable to reel in the winner, with Frost squeezing on Don’t Doittome stylishly to win by eight lengths. “She loves top of the ground,” explained Bryony. The delighted trainer, who trains the horse for his wife Lucy added “We finally got to bed at 4am this morning after the Ball last night, we were up again at 7 am in time to make it here, but it was worth it.”

 

The second part of Bryony’s double came in the Sandhill Racing-sponsored Club Members Conditions race aboard Cinevator scoring a three length win for Devon based trainer Ella Pickard. Ella had been recovering from a fractured shoulder after a fall at Trebudannon recently. Her choice of a replacement jockey in Bryony Frost was a wise move, with another superb front running tactic displayed, eventually shaking off a challenge over the last from Doyen Dynamo. Trainer Ella Pickard gave all credit to Bryony, who is well clear in the Ladies Area title. “Plans for Cinevator are to bring him back here for the third meeting if he is still fresh after his run.” Bryony’s thoughts on her win were “Ella kindly put me up and we got the job done, we did get headed but he fought back and battled on.”

 

It was relief for another Devon based trainer Dean Summersby, when Chosen Lucky bounced back from a disappointing run at Cheltenham to take the Club Members Riders Conditions race under young jockey Bryan Carver. Chosen Lucky clocked up the fasted time of the day and is once again leading the National table clocking up seven wins this season. The 19 year-old jockey works for David Pipe and enjoyed riding his first winner. “Dean’s done an amazing job on Chosen Lucky, the horse showed no form when he ran in Ireland.”

 

Another young jockey to look out for in the future is James Bowen who took the Intermediate race on the Michael Bowen-trained Deadly Move. Having been sent off the 7/4 favourite this race was another tactical one, with young Bowen keeping Deadly Move at the back of the pack before kicking on over the final ditch, joining Driftwood Pride over the last fence, and kicking on to score by three lengths in another fast time. Delighted owners Roy and Louis Swinbourne commented “We bought him from Ireland; he had a few breathing issues and Peter Bowen having managed a couple of seconds with him under rules suggested we tried him pointing.”

Pony Racing

Twenty six ponies contested three races at the Dulverton West Point to point at a sunny Bratton Down.

Finn Muirhead on Dillan’s Girl romped home in Division One of the 138 race, Talponciau Perfect Print (Joshua Brown) and Zellions Frolic (Purdey Caygill) having led at the off.

Dillan’s Girl moved clear approaching the final bend and drew away up the hill. Talponciau Perfect Print stayed on well to finish second, ahead of Trellech Blithe Spirit (Jack Teague). The fabulously marked Just Shane (Jack Osborne) was fourth.

In Division Two, Wee Anthony (Freddie Gingell) were ahead at half way, but Edward Vaughan wore them down and went ahead to win on Little Replacement. Wee Anthony was second, Archie Stamp and Mayday Black Mink was third, with Ted Hunt and Glin Road fourth.

A full field of 10 battled it out for the 148 race. Calypso and Alfie Godfrey took the closely bunched field along. Goldwells Gucci (Charlie Sprake) made a move up the hill but had Motor Edd (Tyler Heard) on his shoulder all the way and Heard cruised clear close home.Goldwells Gucci was third, Calypso third and Vadlawalkover (Charlotte Summersby) fourth.’ The next pony races are at Upcott Cross. 

Results

RESTRICTED

1. Don’t Doittome (IRE) 7/4

   Miss B.Frost

2. Lizard King (IRE) 9/4

   D.Edwards

3. Come On Joey (IRE) 7/1

    Miss V Wade

Winning Trainer Michael Felton

Winning Owner Lucy Felton

 

Open Maiden Race

1. Stradivarius Davis (FR) 8/11

   M.McIntyre

2. Heaven’s Choice (GB) 14/1

   S.Kirwan

3. Pyleigh Brae (GB) 6/1

   C.Barber

Winning Trainer Jack Barber

Winning Owner The Gibson,MacDonald, Nicholls & Fogg Partnership

 

Bratton Down Club Members Conditions Race

1. Cinevator (IRE) 5/4

   Miss.B.Frost

2. Doyen Dynamo (GB) 7/4

   W.Biddick

3. Ballybough Gorta (IRE) 6/1

Winning Trainer Ella Pickard

Winning Owner Mr M Tucker

 

PPORA Club Members Riders Condtions Race

1. Chosen Lucky (IRE) 4/6

   Bryan Carver

2. Skylander (IRE) 9/1

   Miss T Eyston

3. Tempelpirate (GB) 7/2

   C.Dennington

Winning Trainer Dean Summersby

Winning Owner Dean Summersby

Mixed Open 4m1f

1. There’s No Panic (IRE) 7/4

    W. Biddick

2. Join Together (IRE) 2/1

   L.Williams

3. Im All Set (IRE) 6/1

    M.McIntyre

Winning Trainer Jack Barber

Winning Owner Michael Biddick

 

Intermediate

1. Deadly Move (IRE) 7/4

    J. Bowen

2. Driftwood Pride (IRE) 20/1

    M.McIntyre

3. Dunn’s River (FR) 5/1

   W.Biddick

Winning Trainer Michael Bowen

Winning Owners Roy & Louise Swinbourne

 

Club Members Mares & Fillies Race

1. Posh Totty (GB) 1/ 2

   W.Biddick

2. Cheltenham Mati (FR) 5/1

   P.York

3. Flights (GB) 9/4

    L.Williams

Winning Trainer Jack Barber

Winning Owners J.Barber, Mr C Slocombe,Mr R Hall, Mr H James.

 

 

 

LEADING JOCKEYS – DEVON & CORNWALL AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS

UP TO & INCLUDING 14 MAY 2017

 

MEN

Darren Edwards 96 points

Will Biddick 80 points

Jamie Thomas 36 points

Martin McIntyre 35 points

Josh Newman 34 points

Sean Houlihan 31points

 

 

LADIES’

Bryony Frost 32 points

Jo Buck 29 points

Hannah Welch 22 points

Vicky Wade 17 points

 

MEN NOVICE

Rex Dingle 30 points

Jack Veysey 18 points

Christopher Barber 15 points

Ben Godfrey 9 points

 

LADY NOVICE

Abbie Hughes 11 points

Emma Watson 11 points

Mille Wonnacott 9 points

Zoe Hawkins 9 points

Harriet Tucker 6 points

Thomasina Eyston 5 points

 

VETERANS

Alex Muirhead 7 points

Martin Peaty 6 points

 

Scoring system: 4 points win. 2 points second, 1 point third:- Devon & Cornwall Area meetings only

 

Please address any queries to the co-ordinator Granville Taylor: GranvilleTaylor1@aol.com

Entries: Dulverton West Point-To-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 21st May 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Restrited Race
2nd 14:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 15:10 Club Members Race
4th 15:45 Conditions Race
5th 16:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 16:55 Intermediate Race
7th 17:30 Mares & Fillies Race

Going Reports

Friday 19th May 7.00pm

The course inspector has just given the going as “good to firm, good in places”.

Hugh Thomas

Tuesday 16th May

The going is now good.

We have had rain each day since Friday evening.

The weather conditions continue to be damp.

Saturday 13th May 10.00am

The going is now good to firm, with a good covering of grass.

We had rain on Friday evening and the forecast is for more next week.

The aggravator will be used if necessary.

Hugh Thomas

12th May 8.30am

The going is currently firm, with a good covering of grass. We had light rain on Thursday evening and the forecast is for more. The aggravator will be used if necessary.

Hugh Thomas

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Preview extract:

This coming weekend will see the first of three Point-to-Point meetings to be held at the popular Bratton Down Course on Sunday 21st May. Race-goers not only enjoy the stunning location of the course which has a backdrop view of Exmoor to boast, but also some exciting racing with seven races on offer which start at 2pm. Three pony races, which are sponsored by Victor and Gerald Dartnall precede the main race card which head up the action at 12.45pm. It will be the turn of the Dulverton West to host the first meeting, with over one hundred and twenty entries received. The Bratton Down committee wish to express their gratitude to each and every person involved in staging these events, as without their help they would not be possible.

This has to offer a superb family day out, with trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and on course bookies. Entrance is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car. Buses welcome at £10 per person. Children under 16 free. Only dogs on leads welcome. Early bird discount e-tickets can be obtained via the website http://www.pointingdc.co.uk

Course is located at Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of Sth Molton-EX31 4SG.

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: Dulverton West Point-to-Point at Bratton Down Sunday 21 May 2017

Written by: Donna Harris 
This coming weekend will see the first of three Point-to-Point meetings to be held at the popular Bratton Down Course on Sunday 21st May. Race-goers not only enjoy the stunning location of the course which has a backdrop view of Exmoor to boast, but also some exciting racing with seven races on offer which start at 2pm. Three pony races, which are sponsored by Victor and Gerald Dartnall precede the main race card which head up the action at 12.45pm. It will be the turn of the Dulverton West to host the first meeting, with over one hundred and twenty entries received. The Bratton Down committee wish to express their gratitude to each and every person involved in staging these events, as without their help they would not be possible. 

The four-mile Brands Hotel-sponsored Mixed 0pen race looks to be the feature of the day, with the first two Ladies past the post being qualifiers for the Skinner’s Ladies Open Final Race to be held at Stratford-on-Avon on Friday 9th June. The Rose Loxton-trained entry Join Together is a previous course winner here when ridden by Megan Nicholls, and could have the booking of Bryony Frost to ride who is currently leading the Ladies area title. They could be up against Jepeck from the Kayley Woollacott team who is equally rated. The two met recently in a Hunter Chase at Cheltenham when finishing third and fourth respectively, and the Loxton team will be looking to reverse the placing’s here having had to settle for one and a quarter lengths fourth that day.

The Uncanstore.com-sponsored Restricted race opens the main card and among the 25 entries is River Myth from the Stuart Sampson team, who was unlucky to be brought down at the second fence last weekend at Trebudannon when ridden by Darren Andrews. The team will be looking for better luck here, the main danger could come from the Ed Walker-trained Santini after his 15- length win at Didmartin. Steel Brush is another catching the eye, having stayed on well to win at Holnicote for the Keith Cumings team.

The open maiden race follows, which is sponsored by Bob Pittard Bookmakers, in which the Alan Hill-trained Big Time Frank catches the eye. He ran a recent second at Kingston Blount, having made most of the running that day. But the two Jack Barber-trained debutants Hugo Horse and Stradivarious Davis must be respected and should go well here if ground suits.

In the Phiilp & Sarah Hobbs-sponsored Club Members Condition race Athreeothree stands out having bounced back to form with a win at the Axe Vale meeting having fallen at the Cotley meeting in April, also Ballybough Gorta is a suggestion having run a recent neck second at Little Windsor earlier this month for the Henderson family.

Then follows a really hot PPORA Members riders Conditions race in which eight of the 23 entries are rated 100 or over, including Athreeothree, Chosen Lucky, Flying Eagle, Mic’s Delight and Tom Barton. The vote could go to Chosen Lucky if bouncing back from his disappointing Hunter Chase run at Cheltenham, he had previously won all of his six starts to date for team Summersby. Flying Eagle could be the main danger, from the Michael Bowen team for son James to ride, the combination are already on a season’s hat-trick with wins at Chaddesley Corbett, Lydstep and Pyle. Jepeck also holds an entry in this race and should run well here for the Wollacott team. This race has kindly been sponsored by Nancekivel & Co Estate Agents.

In the James Pryce Tractors-sponsored Intermediate race Deadly Move is a suggestion being another on a season’s hat-trick for the Michael Bowen team, although he could come up against Carrignapple in this race. Carrignapple is out of the Dean Summersby yard and was impressive when he scored a 20 length win at Flete Park under leading area jockey Darren Edwards. The Robert Chanin-trained Norman Conquest looks to be progressive and should go close.

Finally up it’s the Brewer Harding & Rowe-sponsored Club Members mares and fillies race in which Posh Totty stands out, she was running well off the pace when catching up fast to finish a two lengths second at the Axe Vale meeting. Miss Gotaway looks her main danger, she has won or been placed in all eight of her point starts to date, is game and acts on any going.

This has to offer a superb family day out, with trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and on course bookies. Entrance is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car. Buses welcome at £10 per person. Children under 16 free. Only dogs on leads welcome. Early bird discount e-tickets can be obtained via the website http://www.pointingdc.co.uk

Course is located at Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of Sth Molton-EX31 4SG.

Report and Results: Four Burrow Point-to-Point at Trebudannon Sunday 14 May 2017

Written by: Donna Harris

The early rain showers soon gave way to give a warm sunny day attracting a good crowd to enjoy the thrilling racing at Trebudannon, where the Four Burrow staged their second Point-to-Point meeting of the season.Trainer Stuart Sampson enjoyed saddling a treble on the day, the first of which came in the Tremaine Plant Hire-sponsored Mixed Open race. With only four horses in the race the market leaders Top Chief under jockey Chris Barber and Third Chance with Martin McIntyre aboard who were able to dictate the pace with both demonstrating a good round of jumping, but a tactical move switching his mount to the inside line enabled young Chris Barber to push on up the home straight and score a two length victory on Top Chief. “He is one of my best, my little star and gives every ounce,” commented the delighted trainer. The day could only get better for the Culmstock based trainer with his next win coming in the Conway Bailey-sponsored Intermediate race when Fishy Story, under Jamie Thomas, made all with a bold front running tactic, destroying the following pack by 25 lengths. “The jockey rode as instructed,” explained delighted owner Martin Tucker who added “I am really pleased after she unseated her jockey at the Stevenstone meeting.” 

The third part of the Stuart Sampson-trained treble came in the Open Maiden race sponsored by C & C Perkins. This time it was the turn of National Champion jockey Will Biddick to demonstrate his excellent jockey skills, when he rode a patient race in mid division, then producing his mount Chanceanotherfive over the second last to stretch on to win by two lengths. Chanceanotherfive had shown some decent place form in Ireland and had been spotted by Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone’s assistant Nick Taylor. Tom was delighted with his recent purchase for which he gave good credit to his assistant and the trainer. “Finding the horse is all down to Nick who plagued me for weeks to buy him, we will possibly look at the Bumper race at Stratford in June now.”

The two-mile-four furlong Open Maiden race for horses and geldings sponsored by Mitchell & Webber, gave jockey Martin McIntyre the first part of his winning treble on the day. Darcy Ward, trained by leading trainer Jack Barber had been backed into even money favourite with the bookies, and didn’t disappoint the punters when McIntyre kicked on down the back straight going on to score a ten length win. “He is a very nice horse and has come on a lot from his first run, Chris Barber rides him out at home and deserves some credit,” explained Martin.

L’Chamise also trained by Jack Barber gave McIntyre the second part of his treble, when taking the Jockey Club Open Maiden race for Mares and Fillies. This produced the closest finish of the day, with three horses joining the party over the last, and the judges having to call the result over the line. McIntyre had produced L’Chamise, whose weight allowance could have been a factor in her three-quarter of a length win, leaving River Wye in second and the staying on Rumour Has It a close third. “She is a lovely little mare, we will turn her away now for the summer. She is homebred by her owner Michael Lowry and will hopefully be an eventual broodmare,” explained Jack.

The third part of the Martin McIntyre treble had come when the Claire Hitch-trained Every Breaking Wave took the Lamanver Broodmare-sponsored Restricted race. The bookies were offering Every Breaking Wave at 4/1 at the off with River Myth a 2/1 favourite. River Myths early exit when being brought down at the second fence, gave the opportunity for McIntyre to ride a patient race and produce his mount over the third last, going on to win by five lengths, giving McIntyre his 21st winner of the season. Trainer Claire Hitch explained “I bought the horse privately out of Ireland, and invited some friends to join in the purchase having met them whilst having our Christmas party in the local pub.” 

Inch Rock provided the Ed Walker team with an impressive win under jockey Will Biddick, in the R & J Trevarthen-sponsored club Members race. Having travelled well throughout, and kept handy, Biddick took up the running on the final circuit and was able to kick on over three fences from home to score by six lengths. Inch Rock had held an entry in the Intermediate Hunter Chase final at Exeter earlier in the week, but the trainer had decided against running with the lack of rain. However with the Trebudannon course having a good downpour the previous night and Ed Walker walking the track, he decided on a last minute decision to run. “We have been runner up twice to Colorado Doc, and this time the decision was to ride him more prominently, which seemed to work,” commented the jockey who looks soon to pick up another National Champion jockey title.

RESULTS

GOING – GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES

Open Maiden 4-6 year old horses & geldings only (2m 4f)

(Sponsor Mitchell & Webber)

1 Darcy Ward (Martin McIntyre) evens fav led 12th, soon clear, easily

2 Baltazar Du Seuil (Christopher Barber) 5-4 went 2nd three out, not pace of winner

3 Noble Nelson (Josh Newman) 14-1 made most til headed 12th

8 ran; 10l; 10l; 5m 2s

Owner; Phil Fry; Trainer; Jack Barber

 

Nine-year-olds & over PPORA Club Members (R & J Trevarthen)

1 Inch Rock (Will Biddick) 5-4 fav went clear three out, pushed out flat

2 Too Scoops (Joshua Newman) 14-1 disputed lead, til 15th, kept on clsg stages

3 Katkolys (Paul John) 8-1 close 3rd 15th, grad wknd

7 ran; 6l; 20l; 6m 0s

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

 

Open Maiden Mares & Fillies only (2m 4f) (The Jockey Club)

1 L’Chamise (Martin McIntyre) 6-4 fav with leaders, effort two out, ran on well flat

2 River Wye (Will Biddick) 3-1 handy, every chance in line of three at last, just outpaced

3 Rumour Has It (Darren Andrews) 40-1 strong run from two out, closing nr finish

3/4l; 1/2l;; 5m 9s

Owner; DASH Racing Partnership; Trainer; Jack Barber

 

Mixed Open (Tremaine Plant Hire)

1 Top Chief (Christopher Barber) evens fav prom, led two out, dvn out

2 Beat The Tide (Ben Robarts) 10-1 effort two out, no extra nr finish

3 Third Chance (Martin McIntyre) 6-4 disp ld, led 16th, headed three out, wknd

4 ran; 2l; 2l; 6m 3s

Owner; Terry Hamlin , John Gardener; Trainer; Stuart Sampson

 

Intermediate (Conway Bailey Transport)

1Fishy Story (Jamie Thomas) 5-4 made all clear 15th, unchallenged

2 Back In June (Jake bament) 4-1 chased wnr 15th, no impression

4 ran; Only two Finished; 25l; 5m 59s

Owner; M Tucker; Trainer; Stuart Sampson

 

Restricted (Lamanver Broodmares)

1 Every Breakin Wave (Martin McIntyre) 4-1 led four out, clear two out, comf

2 Winter Garden (Darren Edwards) 10-1 hdwy to chall 16th, outpaced, stayed on late

3 Arcs Abound (Jake Bament0 16-1 led til 17th, lost 2nd flat

10 ran; 5l; 2l; 6m 4s

Owner; Claire Hitch, K Johns, R Kingdom; Trainer; Claire Hitch 

 

Open Maiden (C & S Perkins))

1 Chanceanotherfive (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav jw, led after three out, readily

2 Sullivans John (Lee Drowne) 16-1 led 3rd til after three out, rallied flat

3 Tamarstone (Josh Newman0 4-1 went 3rd three out, kept on

10 ran; 2l; 2l; 6m 6s

Owner; Tom Malone; Trainer; Stuart Sampson

Bratton Down going update and eTickets available

The going for Bratton Down

Saturday 10th June 9.43am

The going at Bratton Down as of Friday evening is: “Good, good to firm in places”. R White – Course Inspector

Hugh Thomas

Wednesday 8th June 8.00am

The going is good.  Good to firm in places, but rain is still falling and more forecast.

Hugh Thomas

Friday 2nd June 9.00am

The going is firm. Steady rain is currently falling on the course. The forecast is for more showers. It is anticipated that the aggrivator will be used.

– Hugh Thomas

Sunday 29th May 9.00am

The going is  “good to firm”. The fences have been moved on to fresh ground.

The forecast is for rain but the aggrivator will be used if necessary.

– Hugh Thomas

Wednesday 24th May 6.00pm

The going is  “good, good to firm”. The fences have been moved on to fresh ground.

The aggrivator will be used if necessary.

– Hugh Thomas

Friday 19th May 7.00pm

The course inspector has just given the going as “good to firm, good in places”.

– Hugh Thomas

Tuesday 16th May

The going is now good.

We have had rain each day since Friday evening.

The weather conditions continue to be damp.

Saturday 13th May 10.00am

The going is now good to firm, with a good covering of grass.

We had rain on Friday evening and the forecast is for more next week.

The aggravator will be used if necessary.

– Hugh Thomas

12th May 8.30am

The going is currently firm, with a good covering of grass. We had light rain on Thursday evening and the forecast is for more. The aggravator will be used if necessary.

Hugh Thomas

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Entries: Four Burrow Point-To-Point at Trebudannon on Sunday 14th May 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 4, 5 & 6 year old Horse & Geldings Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 9 year old and onwards Club Member Race
3rd 15:10 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Mares Maiden Race
4th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race
7th 17:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update:

Friday 12th May, Midday: Good, Good to firm  – Good to firm sections being watered.

Preview extract:

A well balanced seven-race card has attracted a total of 102 entries for the Four Burrow meeting at Trebudannon on Sunday (May 14).

The races on this popular Cornish course are framed to include veteran horses, mares and young maidens and several top trainers are likely to be represented.

This excellent viewing course is located near St Columb Major, 5 miles East of Newquay signed off the A30 and A39 (TR9 4LP). Entrance costs £10 per person with children under 16 free. . Refreshments and a bar are available in a huge covered area with trade stands and bookmakers all adding to the occasion. Dogs on leads are welcome.

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 OF FOUR BURROW POINT-TO-POINT AT TREBUDANNON, SUNDAY 14TH MAY 2017

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

A well balanced seven-race card has attracted a total of 102 entries for the Four Burrow meeting at Trebudannon on Sunday (May 14).
The races on this popular Cornish course are framed to include veteran horses, mares and young maidens and several top trainers are likely to be represented.

The Mitchell & Webber sponsored two and a half miles Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds starts the action at 2 pm. Baltazar Du Seuil deserves consolation for his disqualification at Upcott Cross recently, and his trainer Stuart Sampson also has Chanceanotherfive entered. Jack Barber is set to lift his third consecutive trainers title in his last season of handling point-to-pointers before launching his NH training career, and holds a strong hand here with the trio of Dr Rhythm, the well related Stradivarius Davis and Darcy Ward.

The PPORA Veterans race, backed by regular sponsors R & J Trevarthen, is for nine-year-olds and upwards and some familiar faces are set to line up. Whenharrymetsally won nicely at Vauterhill and can score again. Delphi Mountain, Devon General and Katkolys can provide the main opposition.

The 14 entries for the Jockey Club Open Mares Maiden include interesting four-year-old L’Chamise, with Martin McIntyre partnering this lightly weighted filly for the Barber yard. Pyleigh Brae, Dark Aster and Winter Squaw have already shown promise and will appreciate this shorter trip.

The Tremaine Plant Mixed Open looks competitive with such as The Flying Doc, Third Chance and Top Chief all in form. Micks Lad would take a step up in class after his Littlewindsor win, but Daymar Bay will be more at home here following his Ludlow hunter chase effort

C Bailey Transport sponsor the Intermediate which includes course winner Awesome Tunes who scored impressively here on Easter Monday. Fishy Story, Micks Lad (also entered in the Open) and Norman Conquest are improving types whilst the Dean Summersby trained Honest Deed would be attempting his seasonal hat trick.

The Lamanver Broodmares sponsored Restricted looks wide open. Santini won impressively at Didmarton, and Flete winner Thehill oftherock will have the assistance of Bryony Frost. Every Breakin Wave is a course winner and Eastern Calm went close in a similar race at Upcott Cross in which the unconsidered Presiding showed promise.

There are 23 entries for the concluding Open Maiden sponsored by C & S Perkins. Jack Barber has a trio of four-year-olds entered and can choose between Dr Rhythm, Darcy Ward and Stradivarius Davis. Gentleman Farmer went close at Upcott Cross and Just Another Vodka and Fit as a Fiddle represent strong yards.

This excellent viewing course is located near St Columb Major, 5 miles East of Newquay signed off the A30 and A39 (TR9 4LP). Entrance costs £10 per person with children under 16 free. . Refreshments and a bar are available in a huge covered area with trade stands and bookmakers all adding to the occasion. Dogs on leads are welcome.