Exciting opportunity for an amateur rider at Anthony and Rachael Honeyball

Anthony and Rachael Honeyball have an exciting new opportunity for an amateur rider for the 2017-2018 season with the guaranteed ride on seasoned chaser As De Fer in point-to-points.

The Honeyballs are based near Beaminster in Dorset where they train 40 or so horses in exceptional facilities including a vast indoor school and a gallops which has produced many graded winners under rules.

Last season Anthony trained 32 winners, his best so far with nearly £270,000 in prize money. The figures are supported by consistently solid results over several seasons as Anthony and Rachael, a former leading jockey, continue to make their mark.

They enjoy the patronage of leading jumps owner JP McManus whose Regal Encore won the listed Lavazza Jolie Silver Cup at Ascot in December. Last season they also saddled Fountains Windfall to win Aintree’s Grade 3 Gaskells Handicap Hurdle.

As well as the ride on As De Fer, a veteran of 36 races with six wins to his credit, the successful applicant will also benefit from regular lessons, including grid work, with Olympic pentathlete coach Jabeena Maslin in the indoor school. Accommodation is available if required.

Call Anthony for more details 07815 898569.

Point-to-Point and Pony Racing Report and Results: Torrington Farmers – Umberleigh Saturday 17 June 2017

Point-To-Point-Report

Written by Donna Harris

The final race meeting of the current Point-to-Point season took place last Saturday at Umberleigh, where the Torrington Farmers hosted their event.

A huge crowd turned up to enjoy a superb days racing, whilst soaking up the summer sun. Picnic parties were plenty, and the atmosphere was buzzing. Devon trainer Dean Summersby enjoyed saddling the winner of the first race with Air Glider, in the Tattersalls Ireland-sponsored Members race. With area champion jockey Darren Edwards on board, Air Glider was sent off the odds on favourite with seven runners lining up. Too Scoops under jockey Josh Newman had set a good pace and tried to make all, but it was a shrewd ride by Edwards producing Air Glider to take up the running over the last fence to score a victory here. Emma Watson riding Le Clo De La Londe stayed on to snatch second place and securing her Area Ladies Novice title, with Too Scoops back in third. Team Summersby have enjoyed a very successful season, having taken the title for National leading trainer with seven or fewer horses. The jubilant trainer commented “ Air Glider is a lovely horse, always competitive, he also paraded the hounds at Royal Cornwall Show last week. He is up for sale, we would hope he could stay in the yard for next season.”

The Kivells-sponsored Restricted race also attracted seven runners, with Wild Ginger being sent off the bookies favourite. This race was equally competitive with Wild Ginger unable to fend off the strong challenge from Give Us Peace under 19 year old jockey Lucy Mager. With Give Us Peace taking up the running over the second last and battled on to win the race by a length, pleasing his followers who had backed him at a generous price of 20-1. Trained by Teresa Clark for The Culverwell Racing Club, spokesman and club member Phil Browne explained “ He is a very quirky horse and doesn’t travel well at all, he has finally come good here after winning his maiden at Larkhill.” Jockey Lucy Mager added “ I ride him out every day at home, he is a bit quirky, Teresa has been really kind to give me the ride on him.”

There were plenty more celebrations when Devon trainer Kayley Woollacott saddled the winner of the Davisons Accountants-sponsored Men’s Open race with Churchfield Champ under jockey Daniel Cherriman. It had been another seven runner race with both Really Unique and Forrardon Xmoor heading the betting. The two market leaders set a strong pace, but it was Churchfield Champ who found an extra gear up the final hill to go on to score an impressive ten length win for his new owner and jockey Daniel Cherriman. The delighted trainer explained “Daniel bought Churchfield Champ over the phone last week and said he would love to ride at him at this meeting. Daniel is huntsman of the Pychley and Churchfield Champ gave him his first winner. “ Daniel added “I held him up at the back but he pulled me to the front. He will go in training next season with Jo Messenger who is based in Northampton. We all made the trip down here today and it was worth it,” he beamed

Another long journey had been made by jockey current National Champion Lady jockey Gina Andrews, who took the winning ride on There’s No Panic in the Nancekivell & Co-sponsored Ladies Open race. Regular jockey Will Biddick had ushering duties at Ollie Greenall’s wedding, and offered the ride to Gina. There’s No Panic had made most of the running, having only been headed briefly by a challenge from Bound For Glory. Based in Warwickshire the 25 year-old jockey explained “They were going too slow, he jumped brilliantly and liked this ground. I have ridden 29 winners this season which has equalled my best ever record.”

The Barum Stud-sponsored Intermediate race held the biggest field of the day with nine runners, and this went to another Devon based trainer Stewart Reddaway’s Fourstar River, under jockey Matt Hampton. Fourstar River had displayed an excellent round of jumping and took up the running two fences from home, staying on to win by eight lengths. Stewart’s son Robert Reddaway spoke on behalf of the team explaining “ He has wanted hard ground all season, which we were never able to find. We shall retire him now and he will just go hunting.” The Reddaway family run a sheep and crop farm at Sampford Courtney. Jockey Matt Hampton added “ He has plenty of ability, the problem is we just couldn’t find the ground he likes, also he prefers a left handed track.”

Finally up was the Smallridge Bros-sponsored Open Maiden race which closed the Pointing season. Sullivans John was sent off the even money favourite and he did not disappoint his followers. Under jockey Lee Drowne, who kept the horse handy in the five runner race, and dominated on the final circuit going onto win by twelve lengths. It was a popular win for the Lewis family, with trainer Maria Lewis explaining “Sullivans John is owned by The Picnic Club which is made up by the Grandparents. Mel Smith Bloodstock Agent found him for us in Ireland, we plan that Heidi will ride him next season.” Jockey Lee Drowne added “ We all thought he had it in him, he has just taken time to strengthen.”

The Pony racing finals then followed with Jack Teague winning the 138cm race on Trellech Blithe Spirit. The 138cm Open race was won by Freddie Gingel on The Jobs No Straight, and the 148cm final going to Joshua Brown riding She’s A Lady. These races were kindly sponsored by Hatchmoor Veterinary Practice.

And that closes another action packed pointing season. The Devon & Cornwall Area Annual end of Season Dinner & Dance takes place on Saturday 1st July at the New Crowne Plaza, Plymouth. Tickets can be obtained through Katie Squire via email katiesquire980@btinternet.com.

Point-To-Point Results

Members Race sponsored by Tattersalls Ireland

1. Air Glider (IRE) 4/6 D Edwards
2. Le Clo De La Londe (FR) 7/2 Miss E Watson
3. Too Scoops (IRE) 3/1 J Newman
Winning Trainer Dean Summersby
Winning Owner Mr D Summersby & Mr N Banks

Restricted Race sponsored by Kivells

1. Give Us Peace (IRE) 20/1 Miss L Mager
2. Wild Ginger (GB) 6/4 C.Davies
3. Cider N’ Black (GB) 33/1 D.Andrews
Winning Trainer Teresa Clark
Winning Owner The Culverwell Racing Club

Men’s Open Race sponsored by Davisons Accountants

  1. Churchfield Champ (IRE) 7/1 D Cherriman
  2. American Legend (IRE) 16/1 C Davies
  3. Kyles Faith (IRE) 7/1 D Tompkins

Winning Trainer Kayley Woollacott
Winning Owner Daniel Cherriman

Ladies Open Race sponsored by Nance Kivell & Co

  1. There’s No Panic (IRE) 4/6 Miss G Andrews
  2. Bound For Glory (IRE) 9/4 Miss H Lewis
  3. Carpincho (FR) 6/1 Miss J Buck
    Winning Trainer Mr M Biddick
    Winning Owner Mr M Biddick

Intermediate Race sponsored by The Barum Stud

  1. Fourstar River (IRE) 4/1 Mr M Hampton
  2. Seenigora (GB) 9/2 A.Goshen
  3. Up To Al (IRE) 6/1 Miss E Yardley
    Winning Trainer Stewart Reddaway
    Winning Owner Stewart Reddaway

Open Maiden Race sponsored by Smallridge Bros

1. Sullivans John (IRE) evens Lee Drowne

2. Predestined (IRE) 7/2 Rex Dingle

3. Angie Vilorbaine (FR) 5/2 Miss G Andrews
Winning Trainer Maria Lewis
Winning Owner The Picnic Club

Pony Racing Report

The current crop of Devon and Cornwall pony racers basked in the sunshine at Umberleigh for the two area finals and an open 138 race – while two of their predecessors, Josie Gordon and Meg Nicholls, were preparing to ride at Royal Ascot.

First to go to post were the 138 area finalists and it was a battle from the off.

Joshua Brown on Talponciau Perfect Print got a flying start but Taylor Fisher on Downhills Master Alfie was in hot pursuit and the pair scorched around the corner, by which time the field had bunched up behind them.

Coming off the turn,  first season jockey Jack Teague had Trellech Blithe Spirit in the driving seat but it was far from over.

Brown got Talponciau Perfect Print back up to lead and the pair were nip and tuck to the line where Teague prevailed to take the title.

Downhills Master Alfie was third with Ted Hunt on Glin Road running on well to be fourth.

The 138 Open saw Fergus Gillard lay down the law on Veno Star and it took Freddie Gingell to the corner to catch him on The Jobs Not Straight. The pair battled on uphill, Gingell winning. Archie Stamp rode a cracking race on Mayday Black Mink to be just overhauled by Jack Dace on Crofthill Montague and Kelsie Beilby on Bejowans Bouquet who were third and fourth.

It was 18-year-old  Bejowans Bouquet’s last race and the pony has been partnered by Heidi Lewis, Tina Smith, Tyler Heard and Kelsie in the Devon and Cornwall Area.

The 148 was a combined Area final and open race. Once again Fergus Gillard pushed on in a bid to win from the front. Joshua Brown on his new pony She’s A Lady had other ideas and was breathing down his neck, with Igozuminov and James Armstrong close up.

The front two drew clear off the bend. Motor Edd made late progress to be second behind She’s A Lady, Hawkesfield Flyer was third and one to lose out was fourth placed Charlotte Summersby on Vadlawalkover, the dour stayer having barely got into his stride by the finish on the short course.

First D and C pony home was Motor Edd, followed by Vadlawalkover, Tamby Welch on Tarka third, Chad Bament on Dandy Heights fourth.

The Area prizes will be presented at the joint awards night with Wessex at Exeter Racecourse, late July date tbc.

Entries: Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point at Umberleigh on Saturday 17th June 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mens Open Race
4th 15:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race

Preview extract:

THE British point-to-point season comes to a close on Saturday (17 June) after six and a half months with the traditional Torrington Farmers meeting at Umberleigh, North Devon.

The final six point-to-point races of the season are followed by three well-filled pony race area finals sponsored by Hatchmoor Vets and R & S Ware Butchers.

This fixture attracts enthusiasts from far and wide against the background of a real auld lang syne party atmosphere. The course is located at Chapelton Barton off the A377 about 2 miles from Umberleigh and 5 miles SE of Barnstaple EX37 9 EB. Hot food and refreshments together with a bar, bookies and many trade stands make it a real family day out.

Entrance is £10 per person to a maximum of £40 per car. Children under 16 are free and 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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LEADING JOCKEYS STANDINGS – DEVON & CORNWALL AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

UP TO & INCLUDING 11JUNE 2017 (Tiverton Stag meeting)
 

MEN

Darren Edwards 113 points

Will Biddick 109 points

Martin McIntyre 49 points

Josh Newman 39 points

Rex Dingle 36 points

Jamie Thomas 36 points

Matt Hampton 33 points

Jake Bament 31 points

Sean Houlihan 31points

  

LADIES’ 

Bryony Frost 42 points

Jo Buck 34 points

Vicky Wade 27 points

Hannah Welch 22 points

Leanda Tickle 12 points

Emma Watson 12 points

 

MEN NOVICE

Rex Dingle 36 points

Jack Veysey 18 points

Christopher Barber 18 points

Lorcan Williams 18 points

Rob Stoneman 10 points

Ben Godfrey 9 points

 

LADY NOVICE

Emma Watson 12 points 

Abbie Hughes 11 points

Zoe Hawkins 9 points

Thomasina Eyston 9 points

Mille Wonnacott 9 points

Lucy Proven 6 points

Harriet Tucker 6 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

PREVIEW: TORRINGTON FARMERS POINT-TO-POINT AT UMBERLEIGH , SATURDAY 17th JUNE 2017

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR
THE British point-to-point season comes to a close on Saturday (17 June) after six and a half months with the traditional Torrington Farmers meeting at Umberleigh, North Devon.

The final six point-to-point races of the season are followed by three well-filled pony race area finals sponsored by Hatchmoor Vets and R & S Ware Butchers.

The opening point-to-point race is the Hunt Club Members’ race, sponsored by Tattersalls Ireland, which has attracted nine entries and starts proceedings at 2pm.

There is not much between Swansbrook and Bathwick Scanno on their Holnicote running on good to firm ground last month. Air Glider (also engaged in the Intermediate) has been very consistent and would be a worthy winner for the Summersby team. Honourable Exit brushed aside last week’s Bratton Down winner The Lizard King at the Eggesford, and Too Scoops and Le Clo De La Londe have to enter calculations.

The Kivells Restricted features plenty with winning form amongst the eleven entries. Thyne For Ruda had been running in Irish points this year until opening his English account at Kingston Blount last month. Cothelstone winner She’s A Gangster was not disgraced in a better race at Fontwell recently. Captain Kennit finally broke his runner-up habit by scoring at Lower Machen for the Gibbs family, but the six-year-old Wild Ginger may prove best. He won well at the Grafton and was running a decent race when falling at the last at Chaddesley Corbett.

Davisons Accountants sponsor the Men’s Open. .Lough Inch is already assured of the Connolly’s Red Mills award for the National Champion Horse with his eight wins. and seems unlikely to make the trip to Devon. Really Unique would be looking for his fourth win of the season for Kieran Price, but was below par at Lower Machen on his latest outing. Mr Sawyer is held by Really Unique on Ystradown form in April but won the Intermediate on this card last year and was well backed when unplaced in the two miles hunter chase at Cheltenham last month. It may be worth taking a chance with Forrardon Xmoor who has been plying his trade in hunter chases recently and has been unlucky on occasions since scoring at Buckfastleigh in February..

The Ladies’ Open is sponsored by Nancekivell & Co and has 16 entries. In the likely absence of Lough Inch, the Michael Bowen yard holds the aces with Flying Eagle and Deadly Move. Start Royal cannot be left out, whist Bound For Glory, Forget Bob and There’s No Panic have winning form this year.  

The Barum Stud Intermediate looks a tricky contest. The Welsh trained Robin’s Wager acts well on quick ground and has fair late season form. The lightly raced Seenigora is capable of springing a surprise. Knockedoutloaded and St Denys also hold chances here. The veteran Fourstar River has not won for some time but a market move for him would be significant. She’s A Gangster and Air Glider can go well here but hold other engagements on the card.

The season’s finale is the Smallridge Bros sponsored Open Maiden. Sullivans John is no rock star but his game second behind Chanceanotherfive at Trebudannon was a sparkling effort. Heaven’s Choice showed much improvement at Bratton Down whilst Fry’s Delight is in a good yard and surely capable of better.

This fixture attracts enthusiasts from far and wide against the background of a real auld lang syne party atmosphere. The course is located at Chapelton Barton off the A377 about 2 miles from Umberleigh and 5 miles SE of Barnstaple EX37 9 EB. Hot food and refreshments together with a bar, bookies and many trade stands make it a real family day out. Entrance is £10 per person to a maximum of £40 per car. Children under 16 are free and dogs on leads are welcome

Report & Results: Tiverton Staghounds Point-to-Point – Bratton Down Sunday 11 June 2017

Written by: Donna Harris
The penultimate Point-to-Point meeting of the current season took place at Bratton Down last weekend, where the Tiverton Staghounds hosted their day. Blustery conditions greeted race goers arriving at the course, but with plenty of hot food and refreshment they were able to enjoy the fast and furious action unfolding before them.

The outside raiders were plentiful, with many making the long trip to the course to gain championship title points. Lough Inch had a four hour journey from Melton Mowbray to the course, and didn’t disappoint his owner Lizzie Harris and her partner/trainer Tommy Morgan when coming home the half length winner of the Greenslade Taylor Hunt-sponsored Ladies Open race under jockey Tabitha Worsley. It was a competitive race with twelve runners, but it was Lough Inch’s day and has now scored an impressive eight wins this season, and is leading National Point-to-Pointer this season. “He dug deep again, we may enter him for next weekend, but he will only run if needed.” explained the jubilant owner. The Sam Holdsworth-trained Skylander under young jockey Thomasina Eyston was the closest pursuer and managed to get within half a length of the winner at the finish.

Local area trainers also enjoyed saddling some winners on the day with the Keith Cumings-trained Whenharrymetsally taking the opening Winston Pincombe-sponsored Members race. There was drama before the start when entry Le Clo De La Londe ditched his jockey Emma Watson, leaving Whenharrymetsally under Matt Hampton and favourite Top Chief under Chris Barber playing a tactical game. Whenharrymetsally stayed on the better of the two up the final hill, winning by 16 lengths. Le Clo De La Londe was reunited with his jockey soon after the start, and did complete in third to gain some valuable novice rider championship points. Whenharrymetsally’s owner Hannah Broggio stated “We bought her approximately five years ago out of Ireland. She is a lovely mare and never lets us down giving 100%. Her stamina keeps her going.”

The Overflow was a 50-1 winner on the day in the first division of the Open Maiden race for trainer Pippa Moorhouse. The favorite Quick N’Easy had been reluctant at the start and was left some 40 lengths to make up. There had been a steady pace, and Quick N’ Easy’s jockey Rob Stoneman was able to make up some eye catching ground gradually picking off the ten strong field, but was unable to reel in the eventual winner The Overflow who had stayed on well under jockey Jake Bament. Cornish owner Paul Tyler was unable to make the meeting ” I phoned him and he couldn’t believe it,” beamed Pippa. The first division of the Open Maiden was sponsored by Stags.

The second division of the Open Maiden which was sponsored by John Reed, went the way of Tree Sparrow for trainer Camilla Scott. Tree Sparrow had been kept handy, sharing the lead with the leaders throughout the race by jockey Vicky Wade, taking up the running three fences from home to come home the eight length winner. The jockey commented “He is a gutsy horse. Tree Sparrow is ‘Johny’ Pengelly his owner’s, first horse and he always wanted a runner at Bratton Down, let alone a winner.”

Bridgnorth trainer Philip Rowley enjoyed saddling a double on the day, the first coming in the Saul Kidston Exmoor Hay & Straw-sponsored Intermediate race with Namako, who was sent of the even money favorite under jockey Alex Edwards. It was close at the end with Namako, Winter Garden and Air Glider all heading up the final hill together for a thrilling finish. It was the 27-year old jockey Alex Edwards, who works full time at the Rowley yard, who managed to squeeze a final effort out of his mount with Namako scoring a half length win, with Winter Garden staying on finishing a half length second. “We had a three and three quarter hour drive, but it was worth it, he became the best novice horse in the Midlands last weekend,” explained his owner Cynthia Bibbey.

The Rowley team’s double came when Temple Grandin won the Volvo-sponsored Men’s Open race, under 27-year old jockey Alex Edwards. The odds on favourite didn’t disappoint his followers and ended the season on an impressive five wins. The race went his way when fending off his closest challenger There’s No Panic over the final two fences, going on to win by two and a half lengths. “We haven’t been here for a few years, it was a bit of a learning curve with the course, it’s a stiff course, but both horses ran well,” the young jockey commented.

It was the turn of another local trainer Nicky Martin, to saddle the winner of the final race of the day, which was the Best Western Tiverton Hotel-sponsored Restricted race with The Lizard King. The win also sealed the Area Gentleman’s jockey title, with Darren Edwards now the clear leader, and with only one meeting to go and jockey Will Biddick unable to attend due to wedding ushering commitments, it leaves Darren Edwards to be crowned champion again. The win didn’t come easy with 15 horses declared, but snatching the lead over the final fence and fighting off a challenge up the hill from Guerrila Tactics, Edwards was able to kick on The Lizard King to a half length victory.

The season closes with the Torrington Farmers meeting at Umberleigh next Saturday June 17th. The end of season Dinner and Dance takes place at The New Crown Plaza, Plymouth on Saturday 1st July. Tickets available from Kate Squire 01805 603129

RESULTS

Winston Pincombe Landrovers-sponsored Members Race

1. Whenharrymetsally (IRE) 7/4

     Matt Hampton

2. Top Chief (GB) 4/7

     Christopher Barber

3. Le Clo De La Londe (FR) 6/1

     Emma Watson

Winning Trainer Keith Cumings

Winning Owner Mrs Hannah Broggio


Stags-sponsored Open Maiden Race Divison One

1. The Overflow (GB) 50/1

     Jake Bament

2. Quick N’Easy (IRE) Evens

     R.Stoneman

3. Kintamini (FR) 5/2

     Jo Buck

Winning Trainer Pippa Moorhouse

Winning Owner Mr P Tylor


John Reed-sponsored Open Maiden Division Two

1. Tree Sparrow (GB) 5/2

     Vicky Wade

2. Kinlockspelve (GB) 7/1

     S.Lee

3. Hunters Pres (IRE) 5/2

     Darren Edwards

Winning Trainer Camilla Scott

Winning Owner Mr J Pengelly


Saul Kidson, Exmoor Hay & Straw-sponsored Intermediate

1. Namako (FR) Evens

     Alex Edwards

2. Winter Garden (IRE) 6/1

     Rex Dingle

3. Air Glider (IRE) 7/2

     Darren Edwards

Winning Trainer Philip Rowley

Winning Owner Mrs Cynthia Bibbey


Volvo-sponsored Men’s Open

1. Temple Grandin (IRE) 4/7

     Alex Edwards

2. There’s No Panic (IRE) 6/4

     Will Biddick

3. Louis Pasteur (IRE) 16/1

     R.Withey

Winning Trainer Philip Rowley

Winning David Maddocks & Geoff Bower


Greenslade Taylor Hunt-sponsored Ladies Open

1. Lough Inch (IRE) 4/6

    Tabitha Worsley

2. Skylander (IRE) 7/1

     Tomisina Eyston

3. Go Odee Go (IRE) 16/1

     Vicky Wade

Winning Trainer Tommy Morgan

Winning Owner Lizzie Harris


Best Western Tiverton Hotel-sponsored Restricted

1. The Lizard King (IRE) 7/4

     Darren Edwards 

2. Guerrilla Tactics (IRE) 7/2

     Vicky Wade

3. Sleepy Sunday (GB) 8/1

     Alex Edwards

Winning Trainer Nicola Martin

Winning Owner The Bradley Partnership

Devon & Cornwall Area End of Season Awards Dinner & Dance – Saturday 1st July 2017

Have you booked your table for the Devon & Cornwall area End of Season Awards Dinner & Dance?

Saturday 1st July 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Plymouth 7pm – 2am

  • Disco
  • Presentation of area annual awards
  • 3 course meal with coffee & mints
  • Video screening of the season
  • Raffle in aid of the IJF
  • Tickets £49

Tickets now available, please phone Katie Squire 01805 603129 or email: katiesquire980@btinternet.com

Rooms at the hotel are limited and must be booked early

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Entries: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 11th June 2017

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 15:10 Intermediate Race
4th 15:45 Mens Open Race
5th 16:20 Ladies Open Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race

Going Updates

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

Preview extract:

Bratton Down, beautifully located on the edge of Exmoor, is the setting for the Tiverton Staghounds meeting this Sunday (June 11th). This is the penultimate weekend of the point-to-point season.

An  excellent entry of 120 for the six races promises top class point-to-point racing at this most scenic venue.

On course facilities include a number of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and bookies all contributing to the atmosphere of the day. Entrance to the course is £10 per car and driver, £10 per passenger up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.

The course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South 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- TIVERTON STAGHOUNDS POINT-TO-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN – SUNDAY 11th JUNE 2017

 WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR 

Bratton Down, beautifully located on the edge of Exmoor, is the setting for the Tiverton Staghounds meeting this Sunday (June 11th). This is the penultimate weekend of the point-to-point season.

An excellent entry of 120 for the six races promises top class point-to-point racing at this most scenic venue.

The Hunt Members’ race, sponsored by Winston Pincombe, gets the action under way at 2pm and has a competitive look which features previous winners of this event in Whenharrymetsally and Uber Alles.. Beat The Tide, Le Clo De La Londe and Top Chief each boast recent winning form, but The Wealerdealer’s brave Cheltenham hunter chase effort last month entitles him to favouritism.

The 26 entries for the Stags, South Molton Open Maiden include several promising types. Pyleigh Brae and Flasheen ran well at this track recently, whilst Tree Sparrow, Quick N Easy and the Welsh trained Vet Cert have shown promise. 

Exmoor Hay and Straw sponsor the Intermediate which has attracted 19 entries. Don’t Doittome has hit form with wins at Holnicote and Bratton Down, but faces useful opposition here with Inch Rock, Namako and Air Glider leading the charge.

A number of in-form horses feature amongst the 28 nominations foe the Men’s Open, sponsored by Volvo .The Bowen yard can choose between Deadly Move, Flying Eagle and Universal Soldier. Temple Grandin has won his last three races for Philip Rowley, and Broken Eagle could also line up for Joe Hill. An interesting runner would be the Belvoir qualified Lough Inch, whose seven victories this year currently puts him level with Chosen Lucky for the Connolly’s Red Mills National leading horse award.

Lough Inch and Universal Soldier are also engaged in the Greenslade, Taylor, Hunt sponsored Ladies’ Open which has attracted 21 entries, Start Royal would be another interesting traveller, and Cinevator and Miss Gotaway look the pick of the local contingent.

The concluding Restricted, sponsored by Best Western Tiverton Hotel, has 18 entries. Sabroclair, Zip The Lip and Sleepy Sunday hold recent winning Maiden form, Arcs Abound, The Lizard King, Come On Joey and Just Imagine It have been knocking at the door in what looks to be a tricky looking contest. .

On course facilities include a number of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and bookies all contributing to the atmosphere of the day. Entrance to the course is £10 per car and driver, £10 per passenger up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. The course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton EX31 4SG. 

LEADING JOCKEYS – DEVON & CORNWALL AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017

UP TO & INCLUDING 4 JUNE 2017 (Exmoor meeting)

MEN 

Will Biddick 107 points

Darren Edwards 107 points

Martin McIntyre 49 points

Josh Newman 39 points

Jamie Thomas 36 points

Sean Houlihan 31points

 

LADIES’

Bryony Frost 42 points

Jo Buck 33 points

Hannah Welch 22 points

Vicky Wade 20 points

 

MEN NOVICE

Rex Dingle 34 points

Jack Veysey 18 points

Lorcan Williams 18 points

Christopher Barber 16 points

Ben Godfrey 9 points

 

LADY NOVICE

Abbie Hughes 11 points

Emma Watson 11 points

Mille Wonnacott 9 points

Zoe Hawkins 9 points

Thomasina Eyston 7 points

Lucy Proven 6 points

Harriet Tucker 6 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