Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 4th February 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Ladies Open Race
3rd 13:10 Intermediate Race
4th 13:45 Open Maiden Race
5th 14:20 Mens Open Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

14:00 3rd February 2018

The Clerk of the course has reported the going is Soft, Heavy in Places. Rain sporadic and forecast to stop later, leaving a dry night. Tomorrow forecast to be dry and sunny but windy, hopefully the ground will dry out. Please don’t park on the grass.

10:30 3rd February 2018

There will be a course inspection today and I will post a going report ASAP – Linda Matthews

26th January 2018

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has just reported that the going is heavy, soft in places. But next week the weather forecast is better, with several dry days.

Preview extract:

The Western Hunt will host the third meeting to be held this season at The Royal Cornwall Showground this coming Sunday February 4th. 52 Entries have been received for the six races on offer with a start time of 12 noon.

The course offers great winter facilities with a covered barn containing hot food, bar, bookies, trade stands and large TV screen. As well as close trackside view. Entrance is £10 per person Children under 16 are free. Dogs on leads welcome. Parking facilities are easy access along concrete avenues.

The course is located off A39 west of Wadebridge PL27 7JE

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 2016/17 form from 2015/16 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2014/15 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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REPORT ON THE TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT CHIPLEY PARK, SUNDAY 28TH JANUARY 2018

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Life’s tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late”….

Benjamin Franklin 1706-1790

THE afternoon began with a respectful one minute’s silence in memory of the late Richard Woollacott. He rode and trained quite a few winners at Chipley Park. I recall him winning the Members’ race three times on Come What Augustus.

Testing ground was the order of the day as Welsh trained pointers cleaned up three of the seven races.

Bradley Gibbs partnered the three successful raiders from over the bridge. The 23-year-old Welsh jockey took the featured £1000 Timico Mixed Open on 20-1 outsider Asockastar, who stayed on strongly from the second last to narrowly deny the game Dicky Bob (Jo Supple).

Ten-year-old Asockastar was a first winner for Pontypool based owner/trainer David Bourne. “I bought him privately out of Tim Vaughan’s yard and this was meant to be a pipe opener for a local point in three weeks time. He is my first point-to-point runner,” added the delighted owner, who once worked for Milton Bradley.

The Glamorgan qualified Exeter Racecourse Intermediate winner Blazing Tom landed a nice touch, having been backed from 10-1 into 3’s. The seven-year-old made steady progress under his confident rider to tackle the Will Biddick ridden Inch Rock at the penultimate before staying on doggedly for Bradley Gibbs up the final incline. Jonathan Tudor trains the Dr Massini gelding for Cowbridge based owner Philip Thomas who said, “This will be a nice tonic for my father Ralph who has not been too well. We bred Blazing Tom out of our winning pointer Blazing Ember.

There was no stopping the Welsh band wagon now and as the race times stretched to over seven minutes, Bradley Gibbs completed his hat trick to lift his seasonal total to five. This time the ex-Irish mare Nuevo Molino, trained by the jockey’s father David, and in the colours of Claire Sherriff, got the better of promising newcomer Kayf Farmer.

It proved to be quite a day for mares. The Midnight Legend six-year-old Wind Tor, partnered by Josh Newman, just outstayed One Big Love in the 14-runner Open Maiden for mares and fillies. “Wind Tor is so tough and has improved for the summer. I told Josh to be positive on her,” said Ottery St Mary trainer Ed Walker, who was turning out the winner for his newly formed Ed Walker Racing Club. “Room for more members,” he joked.

Lady Sutton’s Palmaria gave 20-year-old County Cork born jockey Brian Carver his third career winner in the Restricted. “She stays well and goes on any ground,” reported trainer Caroline Keevil of this well made Kayf Tara mare, who had opened her account at this track last year.

Whenharrymetsally ran away with the eight runner Hunt race under Matt Hampton to record her 12th point-to-point win. “We knew she was well when she was bucking riders off on the gallops and kicking the trailer.” laughed Janet Cumings, whose husband Keith has trained the mare to all her successes. Owner Hannah Broggio has high hopes of breeding from her King’s Theatre mare eventually.

Form students will have latched on to the PPORA Novice Riders’ winner Robin De Boss. His form ties in closely with Palmaria and Saturday’s runaway Larkhill winner Sarazen Bridge, not to mention his recent Wadebridge third just behind subsequent Taunton hurdles winner Applesolutely. “We bought him at Doncaster last May after he had won twice at Garthorpe. My mother (Jo) trains him for a small syndicate on the farm at Cranborne Chase near Shaftesbury “, said jockey James Hepburn. The 28-year-old rider, who works in London, was enjoying his third pointing success. “My other two wins were back in 2014,” he related.

RESULTS

Results of the Tiverton meeting

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RESULTS: TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT CHIPLEY PARK 28TH JANUARY 2018

 

Going:  Soft with Heavy patches

 

Hunt Race (Sponsor –Everys Solicitors –  John Pearcey & Brian Summers Memorial)

1 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 7-4 prom, led three out, easily

2 Restless Rebel (Will Biddick) 3-1 stayed on to take 2nd close home

3 Gask Ridge (Nick Lawton) 12-1 2nd three out til close home

8 ran; 15l; 1/2l;  6m 55s

Owner; Hannah Broggio; Trainer; Keith Cumings

 

Restricted (Agrii , Hartnoll Hotel, Tiverton & Taunton Cider Company)

1 Palmaria (Brian Carver) 6-1 went clear two out, hung left, kept on

2 It Has To Be (Ed Henderson) 4-1 effort three out, stayed on

3 Morpet (Jake Bament) 7-1 led til three out

14 ran; 6l; 4l;  6m 59s

Owner; Lady Sutton; Trainer; Caroline Keevil

 

Mixed Open (Timico)

1 Asockastar (Bradley Gibbs) 20-1 held up, effort three out, stayed on well

2 Dicky Bob (Jo Supple) 4-7 fav led 2nd til three out, rallied flat

3 Navanman (Rex Dingle) 12-1 4th three out, stayed on

7 ran; 1/2l; 10l;  6m 54s

Owner; Daniel Bourne; Trainer; Daniel Bourne

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Blazing Tom (Bradley Gibbs) 3-1 led after three out, ran on well

2 Inch Rock (Will Biddick) 3-1 led til three out, rallied close home

3 Broadclyst (Tom Chanin) 2-1 fav tracked ldrs, no extra from two out

10 ran; 1 1/2l;  7l;  7m 0s

Owner; Philip Thomas; Trainer; Jonathan Tudor

 

PPORA Club Members’Novice Riders’ (Dodson & Horrell)

1 Robin De Boss (James Hepburn) 7-2 led after three out, stayed on strongly

2 Jac The Legend (Brian Carver) 3-1 effort three out, every chance til no extra from last

3 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) evens fav

11 ran; 1 1/4l;  7l;  7m 3s

Owner; Felton, Foulkes, Hepburn, Sunnucks Partnership; Trainer; Jo Hepburn

 

Open Maiden Mares & Fillies Only (The Jockey Club, Clarke Willmott Solicitors & Friends of the late Robin Barwell)

1 Wind Tor (Josh Newman) 8-1 handy, led two out, stayed on flat

2 One Big Love (Lorcan Williams) 3-1 led 13th til three out

3 Lady Kingsmill (Rex Dingle) 20-1 late hdwy, nearest at finish

14 ran; head; 15l;  7m 10s

Owner; Edward Walker Club; Trainer; Ed Walker

 

Open Maiden (Woofenden Construction, Arcken Plumbing & The Mountpleasant Inn)

1 Nuevo Molino (Bradley Gibbs) evens fav held up, disp ld 15th, driven out

2 Kayf Farmer (Vicky Wade) 14-1 disp lead from 9th, hung left flat

3 Bellini Dubreau (Kieran Buckley) 33-1 led til joined 9th, kept on

13 ran; 4l; 4l;  7m 11s

Owner; Claire Sherriff; Trainer; David Gibbs

 

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Entries and form guide: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, 28th January 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 Restricted Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Novice Riders Race
6th 14:55 Mares Maiden
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Friday 26th January 2018

3.30p.m. just come back from the course and the ground is good to soft and soft in places. Keith

Wednesday 24th January 2018

After heavy showers today, Wednesday, the ground for Sunday 28th is now soft with good to soft patches, however forecast is for little or no rain for the next 3 days so no problems envisaged Keith

Saturday 20th January 2018

All systems go for Sunday 28th 1st race 12 noon. Looking great at the moment all fences out and cut off, 4-5″ grass and the ground today was good to soft, soft in places. Trusting another good entry on its way as it does seem to be very popular. See you all then. Keith

Preview extract:

With the Point-to-Point season back in full swing, the stunning location of Chipley Park is where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host their meeting, this coming Sunday January 28th.  Set in over 90 acres of parkland this has been a popular venue since the year 2000. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon. 124 entries have been received

There are many trade stands which include a Venison and Buffalo Burger stand, Taunton Cider and Zara’s Country Accessories which could be ideal for ladies looking for Cheltenham Festival wear. Bookies, bar and hot food are available. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to £30 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads are welcome. The organisers would like to give a mention to many of the sponsors who have helped in funding the day, which include Matford Landrover, A.J.D.Nash, Pennymore Timber, John Dorse Hay & Straw, Simon & Annabel Brooks-Ward vet team, The Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton and The Keepers Cottage Kentisbere.

The course is located of the B3167 3 miles from Wellington and 1mile from Milverton. Postcode TA21 0QY.

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
(c) = 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 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Preview: Tiverton Point-to-Point, Chipley Park Sunday, 28 January 2018

With the Point-to-Point season back in full swing, the stunning location of Chipley Park is where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host their meeting, this coming Sunday January 28th.  Set in over 90 acres of parkland this has been a popular venue since the year 2000. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon. 124 entries have been received

The Mixed Open race is a qualifier for the Timico Mixed Open Championship final to be held at Cheltenham in May and among those entered are Dicky Bob and Mic’s Delight. The two were seen in a thrilling battle up the finishing straight at Cothelstone last season, with Dicky Bob coming home a quarter-of-a-length winner. Mic’s Delight has won two of his starts this season, both at Wadebridge. He could well put on another bold front running performance for his owner/trainer/jockey Jennifer Davenport. Miss Gotaway is entered for the Ed Walker team and holds strong claims having won six of her eleven starts to date and in the frame on her remaining five, with the booking of Will Biddick on board she could score here. Mon Parrain is another which could run well, previously with the Paul Nicholls team when winning nine races under rules including two at Cheltenham and more recently a Hunter Chase at Fontwell last season. Now trained by Kim Smyly for the Fuller family and Paige Fuller to ride, who clocked up a creditable second at Chaddesley Corbett in a Ladies Open in December so would look to be a strong contender.

The Everys Solicitors-sponsored Members race looks competitive, with the Ben Robarts owned and ridden Beat The Tide for trainer Stuart Sampson standing out, after his eight-length win at Upcott last May. River Myth is another from the same yard who ran well in second at this meeting last season and will be high in the betting. They could come up against the prolific winning mare Whenharrymetsally who has clocked up eleven wins to date for trainer Keith Cumings and owner Hannah Broggio.

A massive 26 entries for the Agri Farming Technology-sponsored Restricted race with recent Chaddesley Corbett runner up Delkantra among them for the David Brace team, Palmaria a runner up here last season for champion jockey Will Biddick, and  Wadebridge winner Acadian for team Lewis all looking ready for progression to the next level.

In the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, Broadclyst for the Robert Chanin team looks an exciting prospect having won at both the Wadebridge meetings. Inch Rock has the booking of champion jockey Will Biddick who will be on a high having just got engaged, and Honest Deeds from team Summersby will hold hopes of following up on his Upcott Cross and Vauterhill wins last season.

Standing out In the PPORA Dodson & Horrell-sponsored Novice Riders race Pink Eyed Pedro could relish the going for the David Brace team and for young Conor Brace to ride. Connections of Mic’s Delight may chose this race over the Mixed Open and could be high in the betting arena, whilst Robin de Boss is another to catch the eye after his decent form last season when winning at Garthopre, and places at Wadebridge and Barbury so far this season for the Jo Hepburn team.

The Mares Maiden race is sponsored by the Jockey Club and Woodfenden Construction, and has several unknown debutants among the 20 entries. Act Like You Know could come on for her eight lengths second at Barbury in November, and Wind Tor stands out having clocked up some good place form at the Buckfastleigh, Cherrybrook and Flete meetings last season for trainer Ed Walker. The lightly raced Rumour Has It for trainer Victoria Sleep clocked up a one-and-a-quarter length third at Trebudannon could be worth following in the betting arena.

Whilst in the final race of the day, Taunton Cider and the Mount Pleasant Inn at Nomansland-sponsored Open Maiden, suggestions on first glance are Dragon de La Tour, Tamarstone, Fourolclock Fox and Theboss On The Hill, this race may well be divided on the day.

There are many trade stands which include a Venison and Buffalo Burger stand, Taunton Cider and Zara’s Country Accessories which could be ideal for ladies looking for Cheltenham Festival wear. Bookies, bar and hot food are available. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to £30 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads are welcome. The organisers would like to give a mention to many of the sponsors who have helped in funding the day, which include Matford Landrover, A.J.D.Nash, Pennymore Timber, John Dorse Hay & Straw, Simon & Annabel Brooks-Ward vet team, The Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton and The Keepers Cottage Kentisbere.

The course is located of the B3167 3 miles from Wellington and 1mile from Milverton. Postcode TA21 0QY.

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Richard Woollacott

On behalf of all Point to Point supporters in the Devon & Cornwall area, we are very sad to learn of Richard Wollacott’s tragic death earlier today. Our thoughts and condolences are with his family and all his close friends.

Frank Yeo – Area Chairman

Update: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, Milverton – 28th January 2018

Friday 26th January 2018

3.30p.m. just come back from the course and the ground is good to soft and soft in places. Keith

Saturday 20th January 2018

All systems go for Sunday 28th 1st race 12 noon. Looking great at the moment all fences out and cut off, 4-5″ grass and the ground today was good to soft, soft in places. Trusting another good entry on its way as it does seem to be very popular. See you all then. Keith

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE ON SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018

Favourite backers were soon on the front foot at Wadebridge, with the first three jollys obliging – but all at short prices.

The form book will show that Robin De Souza (1-7 to 1-8) beat Rockabay (9’s to 10’s) by a neck in the opener, but Darren Edwards never moved a muscle on the winner and gave his useful mount the easiest possible race. To be fair, the runner-up ran well and this Alflora gelding looks capable of a maiden victory.

Mic’s Delight (5-4 to evens) made all under his owner/trainer/rider in the Novice Riders’ to follow up his December course win. Although now 14 years old, he looked superb, and retains plenty of zest. Skylander (7-2 to 3’s) chased him home with Samingarry (4’s into 7-4) doing good late work to finish third.

I am too slow / old  to rush about now so had to leave the 8-11 Sobre Tresor to the fleet of foot skirmishers. 4-9 ruled at the off in the seven-runner Ladies’ Open. Sobre Tresor duly landed his eighth win on the showground (The fondly remembered Byerley Bear won seven here from seven starts). Follow The Paint (6’s to 11-2) ranged up to the winner at the top of the hill but was shaken off round the final bend.

Two promising types went head to head in the Restricted and each looked fit and well in the paddock. Acadian (4-5 to 10-11) was marginally preferred in the market ahead of  fellow Wadebridge winner in December, Broadclyst who was cut from 5-2 to 6-4. The pair dominated the closing stages with Broadclyst proving the stronger on the climb to the judge. This is a lovely chasing type by Ask and is a must for the note book.

Despite the yard showing good form, first time blinkered Chosen Lucky was ice cold in the betting market and was allowed to drift from 4-5 to 5-4 in a tiny field for the Men’s Open. The eventual winner Supreme Danehill (solid 6-4) is a renowned stayer and plugged on in the gamest fashion under Joe Hill after a slight blemish four from home. Will Biddick’s mount Before The War (3’s into 9-4) was not disgraced in second and will be winning before long. Chosen Lucky (third)  can atone on better ground.

The ex-Dan Skelton hurdler Dragon de la Tour (7-4 fav) was all the rage in the first Maiden and did little wrong in chasing home Ruby Fool (4‘s into 5-2). The Dragon looks nailed on for a Maiden, and the Apple Tree mare Ruby Fool is no longer a bridesmaid. Richard (Ces) Mitford-Slade, who trains the home bred winner, is in such good form he could probably win with a donkey at the moment.

The other Maiden division (slower by 10 seconds) went to My King  (5’s out to 7’s) who came up the final climb better than runner up Fouroclock Fox (evens – 5-4 fav).  Joe Tickle does well with his pointers and had the ex-Nigel Hawke inmate My King looking a picture. Nikki Frost’s charge Gorcombe’s Rascal  (12’s into 5’s in a weak market) was prominent for a long way before finishing third.

There was a whisper for Connies Cross (5-2 to 7-4) in the getting out stakes, but I backed Navanman (4’s to 9-2) on the basis of his two efforts in Opens. The Two Amigos (4-6 to 4-5) proved the punters friend in the end, easily holding Navanman from a long way out.

RESULTS

Report of the North Cornwall meeting

Results of the North Cornwall meeting

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Photographers at the meeting included: Kate Batters, Athwenna Irons, Marcus BathShayoleigh Dabbs and William Devlin.

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REPORT: NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE ON SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“He liked the rain-washed Cornish air and smell of ploughed up soil,,,”

From a poem by Sir John Betjeman 1906-1984. This UK Poet Laureate died in the coastal village of Trebetherick, 6 miles from Wadebridge, and is buried in the churchyard there.

The chilly Cornish air on Sunday must have been manufactured in the North Pole.

Darren Edwards reached a personal landmark of 250 career winners in the saddle with a double at the North Cornwall fixture at Wadebridge.

This season had not started well for the reigning Devon & Cornwall area champion jockey with rib injuries sustained at Barbury Castle. However, sitting in the changing room after landing the Confined on The Two Amigos, Edwards said, “that makes 250 winners. I have had 223 point-to-point winners and 27 under rules”.

The popular rider had earlier steered Robin De Souza to a hands and heels victory over Rockabay in the Hunt race. The official neck verdict could have been a lot further as the long odds-on shot was nursed up the hill to the judge with plenty in hand. Dean Summersby, who trains this useful pointer for Eileen and Tony Worth, reported that the eight-year-old seems to have benefited from a recent palate operation. “I just wanted to make him stretch on the bridle”, commented the rider.

Chosen Lucky started favourite for the Summersby/Edwards combination in the Men’s Open, but could only finish third behind all the way winner Supreme Danehill (Joe Hill) and Before The War (Will Biddick). “ It’s his first run of the season and he is nothing but game. It was hard work on this tacky ground,” said the 22-year-old rider of the winner after making their four hour journey from Oxfordshire worthwhile. “He could try to repeat last year’s win in the Lord Ashton of Hyde Cup at Cocklebarrow in three weeks. “We now have him in a new syndicate called The Sunday Night Partnership – so named because we have a hell of a party with Sunday winners,” smiled the young rider.

Course specialists seem very much at home on the undulating Royal Cornwall Showground track. Sobre Tresor (Chloe Emsley) knows every inch of the track and was recording his eighth Wadebridge success in winning the Skinner’s Ladies’ Open from the mare Follow The Paint (Brodie Hampson), who was looking for her fourth course win. “I could see Brodie niggling away at the top of the hill and mine found more and went away,” said the winning rider.

Mic’s Delight gave his owner/trainer/rider Jennifer Davenport a great ride in the Novice Riders’ event. This consistent 14-year-old pointer sailed round in a generous lead to follow up his course success before Christmas. The Modbury based vet who, “does it for fun,” exclaimed that “he jumped amazingly.”

Two promising pointers clashed in the Restricted, each having won their Maidens at the previous Wadebridge fixture. It was Broadclyst who came out on top, drawing effortlessly clear of Acadian on the climb to the judge. Bought as a store by owner Sue Trump, six-year-old Broadclyst is trained by Robert Chanin and was making only his third racecourse appearance. Jockey Tom Chanin was full of praise for his mount saying. “He learnt a lot today. He is a proper chaser and sprinted away up the hill.”

Somerset based mare Ruby Fool had finished runner-up to Broadclyst here last month and duly landed her division of the Open Maiden under 26-year-old Matt Hampton who said. “She is a lovely ride and we found fresh ground on the outer.” Will Biddick’s mount Dragon de la Tour looked a big danger round the final bend, but the mare found extra after jumping the last. Home bred by Lucy Fielding-Johnson, and jointly owned and trained by her partner Richard Mitford-Slade, Ruby Fool is a half sister to their good pointer Raffa. The trainer is enjoying a golden spell at present and produced another home bred in Samuel Jackson to wins at Taunton (100-1) and Bangor recently. “Ruby Fool has been working with Samuel Jackson but needed a head start,” confided the trainer who went on to win with another ex-pointer at Taunton on Tuesday.

My King won the other Maiden for owner Danni Kenealy and trainer Joe Tickle, who had the ex-Nigel Hawke hurdler turned out to perfection for his fencing debut. The six-year-old provided a second career victory for 21-year-old jockey Kieren Buckley who rides out for the Hawke yard. My King was always holding the favourite Fouroclock Fox up the finishing hill although only half a length separated the pair on the line.

RESULTS

Results of the North Cornwall meeting

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RESULTS: NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE 7TH JANUARY 2018

Going Soft

 

Hunt Race (Moores St Wenn Ltd)

 1 Robin De Souza (Darren Edwards) 1-8 fav  led 12th, stayed on well

2 Rockabay (Kieren Buckley) 10-1 chall’d three out, ran on flat

3 Starweld (Bryan Carver) 10-1 wknd three out

4 ran; neck; 20l;  6m 56s

Owner; Eileen & Tony Worth; Trainer; Dean Summersby

 

PPORA Novice Riders (Hop Oils Ltd)

 1 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) evens fav made all, easily

2 Skylander (Thomasina Eyston) 3-1 2nd from 12th, chall’d but no extra flat

3 Samingarry (Keren Buckley) 7-4 stayed on closing stages

5 ran; 8l; 12l;  6m 44s

Owner; Jennifer Davenport; Trainer; Owner

 

Ladies’ Open (Skinner’s Pet Foods)

 1 Sobre Tresor (Chloe Emsley) 4-9 fav prom, asserted three out, easily

2 Follow The Paint (Brodie Hampson) 11-2 close up 13th til three out

3 La Modonnina (Abbie Hughes) 6-1 disputed lead , one pace three out

7 ran; 15l; 20l;  6m 40s

Owner; Ros Newman); Trainer; Chloe Newman

 

Restricted (Three Cornish Farriers, R Chapman, A Daniels, J Tamblyn)

 1 Broadclyst (Tom Chanin) 6-4 led three out, clear flat, comf

2 Acadian (Lee Drowne) 10-11 fav led four out to next, wknd flat

3 Double Captain (Naomi Sims) 7-1 alwys prom, led 15th,  no extra three out

5 ran; 6l; 10l;  6m 44s

Owner; Sue Trump; Trainer; Robert Chanin

 

Men’s Open (Kivells)

 1 Supreme Danehill (Joe Hill) 6-4 made all, kept on strongly

2 Before The War (Will Biddick) 9-4 cl 2nd three out, wknd flat

3 Chosen Lucky (Darren Edwards) 5-4 fav every chance til wknd three out

4 ran; 5l; 7l;  6m 43s

Owner; Sunday Night Partnership; Trainer; Alan Hill

 

Open Maiden Div 1 (stephens Scown Solicitors)

 1 Ruby Fool (Matt Hampton) 5-2 prom til led last, ran on well

2 Dragon de la Tour (Will Biddick) 7-4 fav prom, led four out, no extra last

3 Ballybruff (Alistair Harvey) 5-1 chased ldrs til four out

8 ran; 4l; 12l;  6m 53s

Owner; Richard Mitford-Slade & Lucy Fielding-Johnson; Trainer; R Mitford-Slade

 

Open Maiden Div 2 (Mrs Roz Mather)

 1 My King (Kieren Buckley) 7-1 led til 7th, lost place, ran on agn to lead flat

2 Fouroclock Fox (Jack Veysey) 5-4 fav prom, led after three out, no extra flat

3 Gorcombe’s Rascal (Josh Newman) 5-1 led 15th til next, wknd last

8 ran; 1/2l; 10l;  7m 3s

Owner; Miss D Kenealy; Trainer; Joe Tickle

 

Confined (Nare Hotel)

 1 The Two Amigos (Darren Edwards) 4-5 fav led 8th, comf

2 Navanman (Rex Dingle) 9-2 went 2nd 12th, not pace of winner

4 ran; Only two finished; 18l;  6m 56s

Owner; Bradley Partnership; Trainer; Nicky Martin

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