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.