Preview: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock – CANCELLED

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Mid Devon Hunt Point to Point, Cherrybrook has regrettably been cancelled. The meeting will not be resheduled. Thank you to everyone for there help. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Thank you Sonia Geering MDH pt2pt Sec.

Written by: Donna Harris

This weekends Point-to-Point meeting in the area takes place at Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock where the Mid Devon host their event on Sunday March 4th. The committee are delighted and grateful that this meeting can take place at the course with thanks to the Lamerton and Spooners and West Dartmoor Hunts, and land owners Messers N P & C Abel. This Point-to-Point was previously held at the Black Forest Lodge course before the site had been sold. Six races will be on offer which have attracted 96 entries. The action starts at 1pm.

Local entries will include the popular grey gelding Dicky Bob owned and trained by Verity Nicholls. A winner of nine of his Point-to-Points so far, which include three at this course. Dicky Bob holds an entry in the Men’s Open race which is sponsored by Stringer Equine Vet Practice and Richard Mizen. He will need to fend off the challenges from previous Hunter Chase winner Mr Satco for the Emma Oliver team, and the two possible entries for trainer Ed Walker Before The War and Different Gravey, the latter being a hurdle winner under rules when in training with Nicky Henderson.

Dicky Bob’s connections may choose the Ladies race as a better option and for Jo Supple to take the ride again. Sponsored by John Lightfoot of The Allington Stud, the Ladies race has also attracted good quality entries such as outside raiders Bound For Glory a recent Cottenham Ladies Open winner and Consigliere from the Alan Hill team, who has won or been placed in all his 17 runs to date, which Dicky Bob may have  to contend with if making the trip down.

The opening Members Conditions race has the John Heard-trained Navanman entered, and would be expected to be the likely favourite if there is any give in the ground. Mic’s Delight for owner/trainer/rider Jennifer Davenport is also entered, but is another who would prefer softer conditions as they found here two seasons ago when winning at the Spooners and West Dartmoor meeting. Heany looks a promising prospect for the Claire Wonnacott yard and daughter Millie to ride, whilst Ryan Chapmans Winter Garden could have his first appearance this season, having ended up with a restricted win at Upcott, and runner up in an Intermediate at one of the Bratton Down meetings.

Honest Deed is entered for the Dean Summersby team in the Matford Landrover-sponsored Intermediate race, he should run an Honest race and could come on for his recent fifth place at Chipley Park last month.  Bricks and Beams could run well for trainer Pauline Geering if following up on his previous wins at Vauterhill and Upcott Cross. Outside raider Massini’s Dream has won two of her three starts for Nicky Williams when scoring a 30 length win at Chaddesley Corbett and 25 lengths at Lower Machen last season under jockey Byron Moorcroft, and should be in the mix if tackling this track. As would December Chaddesley Corbett winner Bleu Et Or for trainer Carlie Packwood, if following up on that form.

The Church House Investment-sponsored Restricted race could go the way of another team Summersby inmate being Keephimbachwilliam. A purchase out of Ireland for the yard, Keephimbachwilliam won a Point-to-Point in Ireland and could be another thrilling recruit for team Summersby who are in great form again already this season. Nicky Williams holds an entry here with Milbourne St Andrew winner Kilcrea Bridge who could still be fit and ready to progress and snatch this.

Finally up is the Johnstone & Ridgers family-sponsored Open Maiden race which has attracted 23 entries. Those to note at a glance are Missyladie for the Sam Holdsworth team after her half length second at the Wadebridge track under young jockey Tomasina Eyston on their first outing, also Snow Puma, Porters Lane,  and Erica’s Lad, all having previous place form.

This course which offers a stunning location and view of Brentor on Dartmoor. A great family day is on offer with plenty of trade stands, a bar, hot and cold refreshments together with on course bookies.  The racing will be fast and furious with trackside viewing.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person upto a maximum of £30 a car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.  Located off A386 North of Tavistock. Postcode PL19 0LA .

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REPORT ON THE EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW, SUNDAY 25TH FEBRUARY 2018

GRANVILLE TAYLOR & DONNA HARRIS

“The cold earth slept below

Above the cold sky shone”

From the poem “The cold earth slept below”

Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 – 1822

On going described by jockeys as perfect, a good sized crowd ignored the cold weather beneath a cloudless sky at Great Trethew. The East Cornwall meeting attracted a healthy total of 71 runners as the planned six-race card expanded to eight, with two overfilled races divided on the day.

A field of 11 lined up for the Mixed Open, which developed into a battle between Herbert Park and Whenharrymetsally in the closing stages. The well backed Herbert Park produced more fluent jumps than his rival over the last two fences and held on grimly up the short run-in under his 20-year-old jockey Rex Dingle. Ray Alford shares ownership of the winner with his sister Margaret and also trains the eight-year-old, saying. “He is a lovely horse I bought last August out of David Pipe’s yard.” The gelding held winning form under rules and looks useful pointing material.

Despite a disappointing run from Robin De Souza in the Open, the Dean Summersby yard still went home to Lifton with a double. Clondaw Bunny was given a positive Darren Edwards ride to win the 15-runner Open Maiden for young horses, and reported, “He is very raw and babyish and will do well next season.”

Bryan Carver partnered the stable’s other winner as Chosen Lucky strolled home unchallenged to take the Novice Riders’ race for the Little Acres Racing Club.

The Irish born jockey is making a name for himself in Westcountry pointing circles, and displayed his versatility as 10-1 chance Hot Ryan showed a nice turn of foot to win a section of the point-to-point flat race. This relatively new innovation of introducing “bumper type” flat races to point-to-pointing for young horses has taken off well, and Sunday’s JRL sponsored event was particularly well supported.. Ashburton based ex-jockey Chris Honour trains the Midnight Legend five-year-old Hot Ryan  for owner/breeder Geoff Thompson, .and said, “He had a nice introduction at Barbury when he was half fit and our objective could be the Goff’s Exeter bumper. (24th April) .

The other division of the flat race went to the useful looking four-year-old The Roestone, who runs in the colours of Andrew and Sue Knox. Robert Chanin trains this Vinnie Roe gelding and said, “He was bought at Fairyhouse last August and has been pleasing us. We knew he had an engine as he has been working well on Stuart Kittow’s gallops.” The Roestone was ridden by 26-year-old Lee Drowne. The accomplished jockey is a cousin to the recently retired top flat jockey Steve Drowne.

The older horses Maiden over two and a half miles was also divided on the day. Horwood Lad mastered Mountain Las and Port Navas to win the first section despite a bad mistake at the last. The eight-year-old achieved a timely success for syndicate head  Jenny Boucher (nee Congdon), whose mother Judy sadly passed away earlier in the week. Joe Tickle saddled the winner, nicely handled by Kieren Buckley, another young jockey making a name for himself.

Elizabeth’s Wish was given an intelligent front running ride by 20-year-old Christopher Barber to come home unchallenged in the other division. The young jockey saved enough energy for the grey to coast home. Jointly owned by Emma Mellor and Jeff Fear, and trained at Cheddar Gorge by Emma, this sturdy Fair Mix mare was fitted with first time headgear. “She is not an easy horse and can be buzzy and keen. Christopher has done a good job with her,” remarked the trainer.

The concluding Restricted almost became a flat race when eight of the 19 jumps had to be omitted due to the low sun. The two outsiders Syracuse’s Dream  and Arcs Abound were allowed an easy lead by the chasing field and the race lay between this duo from the top of the hill. 25- 1 chance .Syracuse’s Dream found the better finishing pace to give 19-year-old Barnaby Treneer his second career winner. “He liked the track and felt good from an early stage,” explained the rider, who is in his first year studying geography at Keeble College, Oxford.

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall meeting

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RESULTS – EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW – 25TH FEB 2018

Going Good

Point-to-Point Flat Race – about 2 miles (Sponsor; JRL Group)

Division 1

1 The Roestone (Lee Drowne) 5-1 led 3 furlongs out, ran on well

2 Staar (James King) 4-5 fav challenged 2 furlongs out, kept on

3 Glimpse of Gladys (Lucy Mager) 10-1 midfield, took third near finish

8 ran; 4l; 1l;  4 mins 12 secs

Owner; Andrew & Sue Knox; Trainer; Robert Chanin

Division 2

1 Hot Ryan (Bryan Carver) 10-1 took lead 4 furlongs out, quickened well

2 Schiap Hill (Charlie Marshall) 3-1 led early, rallied 2 furlongs out, not reach winner

3 Raise Your Shades (Lee Drowne) 6-1 every chance til no extra final 2 furlongs

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

Owner; Geoff Thompson; Trainer; Chris Honour

Open Maiden four to six-year-olds two miles four furlongs (Dawe, Hawken & Dodd )

1 Clondaw Bunny (Darren Edwards) 3-1 fav alwys prom, led last, stayed on well

2 Who Told You (Byron Moorcroft) 7-1 led three out, mistake last

3 Cornflower Blue (Merv Woodward0 16-1 rear, stdy late progress

15 ran; 3l; 3 1/2l;  5m 38s

Owner; D Summersby, N Banks, T Hughes & W Britton; Trainer; Dean Summersby

Open Maiden seven-year-olds plus two miles four furlongs (King’s Head, Five Lanes, Altarnun & Prydis)

Division 1

1 Horwood Lad (Kieren Buckley) 10-1 led after three out, clear when blundered last

2 Mountain Las (Rex Dingle) 11-4 led 4th til three oot, mistake next

3 Port Navas (Josh Newman) 4-1 prom til wknd three out

9 ran; 12l; 3 1/2l;  5m 34s

Owner; The Horwood Racing Partnership; Trainer; Joe Tickle

Division 2

1 Elizabeths Wish (Christopher Barber) 2-1 fav made all drew right away two out

2 Oh Baby (Jo Supple) 3-1 rear til stayed on well close home

3 Buchas Le Dia (Byron Moorcroft) 4-1 held in 2nd when mistake last

9 ran; 25l; neck;  5m 40s

Owner; Emma Mellor & Jeff Fear; Trainer; Emma Mellor

Mixed Open (Porsche Centre, Exeter)

1 Herbert Park (Rex Dingle) 3-1 hdwy 14th, strong run apprg last. led flat

2 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 4-1 alwys prom led 12th til after last

3 Midnight Appeal (Charlotte Hawker) 12-1 hdwy four out, every chance til no extra last

11 ran; neck; 3l;  6m 42s

Owner; Margaret Alford & Ray Alford; Trainer; Ray Alford

PPORA Club Novice Riders’ (Group Travel)

1 Chosen Lucky (Bryan carver) 1-3 fav made all, unchallenged

2 Uncle Keef (Barnaby Treneer) 14-1 took remote 2nd two out

3 Ray Diamond (Anna Hylands) 4-1 poor 3rd from two out

4 ran; distance; 7l;  6m 51s

Owner; Little Acres racing Club; Trainer; Dean Summersby

Restricted (Jefferys)

1 Syracuse’s Dream (Barnaby Treneer) 25-1 led three out, clear after next

2 Arcs Abound (Jake Bament0 14-1 made most til three out

3 Raloo Rocket (Darren Edwards) 7-2 not trouble leaders

7 ran; 8l; 10l;  6m 30s (8 jumps omitted due to low sun)

Owner; Deborah Treneer; Trainer; Owner

 

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: SOUTH POOL POINT-TO-POINT, BUCKFASTLEIGH, 18TH FEBRUARY 2018

Punters got off to a good start against a strong line of 14 bookies at Buckfastleigh on Sunday. when Navanman, spotted at 15-8 early, and a shade of odds on at the off (10-11), duly hacked up in the opener. The ex-David Pipe hurdler had shown plenty of pointing potential ( owed me a tenner from his Wadebridge second), and looks sure to win again. This 11-runner Confined also saw the each way thieves cashing in on runner up Beuvron (6’s to 4’s).

After this tasty aperitif, favourite backers were up against it for most of the afternoon. Inch Rock (4-7 to 8-11) couldn’t quite defy his penalty under Biddick in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate won by the progressive free running Palmaria (solid 9-4).

The likeable Dicky Bob (4-5 to 10-11) was given a tenacious ride by Jo Supple in the featured West Country Champion Mixed Open Despite clinging to the rails and trading blows stride for stride with Rye Cross (10;s to 7’s), the grey had to give best on the run to the judge. The Ledbury gelding Rye Cross had won a Worcester hunter chase last season and had come on for his sixth in a hot Larkhill Open before Christmas.

The Confined Maiden had to be divided on the day. Jo Supple came in for the ride on Ballybruff (7’s to 6’s) in the first section and this Leslie Jefford trained gelding relished the testing conditions to draw clear of the favourite Sixteen Letters (2’s to 5-4 fav) after jumping the last. The runner up had been off the course for a while and is worth noting.

Will Biddick initiated his double in the other Maiden section, challenging late on Wallabrook (5-4 / 6-4 fav). This was a typical Biddick waiting ride as the champion jockey stalked his rivals looking for less poached ground round the outside. Runner up St Erney (friendless at 9’s) showed promise for the Jackie du Plessis yard.

Biddick was in the winner’s enclosure again thanks to One Big Love (4-5 to 4-6) in the Mares Maiden. The Tamure mare, now with Sally Alner, showed little bits of form for Harry Fry under rules, and had run well when just touched off by Wind Tor at Chipley Park three weeks ago. Lady Kingsmill (7-2 to 3’s) upheld the Chipley form (third behind Wind Tor and One Big Love) by chasing home the winner this time. Her turn will come.

The aforementioned Wind Tor (5-4 to evens fav) was naturally all the rage for the Restricted. Biddick’s treble hopes were sunk however as the Midnight Legend mare failed to sparkle behind impressive winner Ballybane (10-1). This strong grey gelding caught the eye in the paddock (certainly caught mine at 10-1) and defied a long absence to fend off a gallant effort from stable companion Blazing Bouncer (10’s to 8’s). The winner had won an Irish Maiden as a four-year-old but did little for the Rebecca Curtis yard under rules and changed hands for only £1,500 at Ascot sales in November 2016

RESULTS

Results of the South Pool Harriers meeting

Report from the South Pool Harriers meeting

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Entries: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 25th February 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
11:00 Pony Racing
1st 12:00 Flat 4-6 years old Race
2nd 12:35 4-6 year olds Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 7 years and over Open Maiden Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Friday 23rd February 2018

CONFORMATION, from the CLERK OF THE COURSE

Going is good

Course is ready to run

No frost forecast for Great Trethew

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday, for a great day out racing.

Best ground this season .

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Monday 19th February 2018

The clerk of course for Great Trethew advises that today’s going is soft and drying for Sunday’s East Cornwall PointToPoint

Preview extract:

Point-to-Point heads back to Cornwall this coming weekend when the East Cornwall Foxhounds meeting takes place at Great Trethew, Menheniot on Sunday 25th February. Pony racing precedes the main event with the first pony race off at 11am and the six main race-card commencing at 12 noon. 99 entries have been received.

On course facilities offer many trade stands, along with bar, bookies hot food and refreshments. Entrance to the course is Pedestrians £6, car and driver £15, Car, driver and one passenger £20, more than one passenger £20. Children under 16 free.Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Menheniot, off A38 between Saltash and Liskeard, PL14 3PZ

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Preview: East Cornwall Point-to-Point, Great Trethew Sunday 25 February 2018

Written by: Donna Harris

Point-to-Point heads back to Cornwall this coming weekend when the East Cornwall Foxhounds meeting takes place at Great Trethew, Menheniot on Sunday 25th February. Pony racing precedes the main event with the first pony race off at 11am and the six main race-card commencing at 12 noon. 99 entries have been received.

JRL Group sponsor the first race which is an interesting Flat race for four, five and six- year-olds run over about 2 miles. This race is a qualifier for the Goffs Spring Sale Bumper race and has attracted 22 entries. These include some notable outside raiders such as Schiap Hill and Showmetheway, both recent runner up’s in a divided Flat race at Barbury with similar times. Along with many local debutants which include Broadwood Robin for team Summersby and the Jackie du Plessis-trained Theatre Mix.

The first Open Maiden race over fences is sponsored by Dawe, Hawken & Dodd and Pryds and is also a Goffs Point-to-Point Bumper qualifying race for four,five and six-year-olds. We could see the Sam Holdsworth-trained Missyladie score here having gone close at Wadebridge when half a length behind winner Raloo Rocket. Missyladie will have the benefit of a weight allowance and is due to carry only 10 stone. You’re A Lady could go well fresh if travelling down for the Camilla Scott team and she will get a 7lb allowance which could be useful if in the mix.

In the Kings Head-sponsored Maiden race for seven-year-olds and upwards, Kayf Farmer stands out for trainer Charlotte Hawker after his six length second at Chipley Park under jockey Vicky Wade. Kayf Farmer had left Ballybruff another six lengths behind that day and the latter went on to win at Buckfastleigh last weekend, and on that form should be well fancied. Erica’s Lad for local trainer Jackie du Plessis could improve for his third at last weekends Buckfastleigh meeting if still fresh and recovered from that race well.

Porche sponsor the Mixed Open race in which Robin de Souza would look to be the red hot favourite. Having scored twice already this season at two of the Wadebridge meetings, Robin de Souza won a Men’s Open at Black Forest Lodge last year and is sure to put on another bold show for trainer Dean Summersby and jockey Darren Edwards. Kernel Victor finished only one-and-a half lengths behind Robin de Souza at Wadebridge for the Ed Walker team, who will be looking to improve on that form. Also Whenharrymetsally for trainer Keith Cumings and jockey Matt Hampton, won well at Chipley Park and has won twice at this track in previous years, with her mares weight allowance, she could fly up the final hill and be a likely challenger.

Another of team Summersby’s recruits, Chosen Lucky, is entered in the Group Travel Conditions race for Novice riders and will need to defy top weight, but has the booking of young jockey Bryan Carver who rode a winner at Buckfastleigh last weekend and could be on a roll. They could come up against William Money and Connor Brace, fresh from their Chaddlesley Corbett win two weeks ago, and should also go close here if making the trip down from Wales.

Finally up is the Jefferys-sponsored Restricted race in which Belharbour Two for trainer Heidi Lewis is one catching the eye after their second at the December Wadebridge meeting in a Restricted race, having set a strong pace that day until slowing two out, under jockey Lee Drowne. Raloo Rocket was impressive when winning their Maiden race at Wadebridge when coming home half-a-length ahead of Missyladie that day and looks to be an exciting addition to the Summersby yard.

On course facilities offer many trade stands, along with bar, bookies hot food and refreshments. Entrance to the course is Pedestrians £6, car and driver £15, Car, driver and one passenger £20, more than one passenger £20. Children under 16 free.Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Menheniot, off A38 between Saltash and Liskeard, PL14 3PZ

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REPORT: SOUTH POOL POINT-TO-POINT, BUCKFASTLEIGH, 18TH FEBRUARY 2018

GRANVILLE TAYLOR and DONNA HARRIS

If winter comes, can spring be far behind…” P B Shelley – Ode to the West Wind.

Morning drizzle gave way to a pleasant, mild afternoon at Buckfastleigh, which featured eight quality runners for the £1,000 West Country Champion Steeplechase Mixed Open.

Rye Cross and Dicky Bob battled for the lead throughout on very testing ground. It was the useful Ledbury qualified Rye Cross (Sam Jukes) who finished just the stronger to narrowly deny the local hope Dicky Bob (Jo Supple), with Miss Gotaway (Will Biddick) well held in third. Rye Cross is owned by Clive Bennett and trained by Emma Alvis. Winning jockey, 28-year-old Sam Jukes was enjoying his sixth success of the season and reported, “He likes this ground and stays well. He is probably better going left handed.”

Dicky Bob’s rider Jo Supple soon bounced back when winning on Sue Trump’s Ballybruff in the first section of the Confined Maiden, which had to be divided on the day. The owner’s grandson Alistair Harvey was booked to ride, but suffered a burst tyre en route, so Jo Supple stepped in as a late substitute. Always well placed, Ballybruff was sent into the lead at the second last and stayed on strongly to hold Sixteen Letters. Bought in Ireland as a three-year-old, the sturdy looking winner is trained by Leslie Jefford at Payhembury near Honiton, who said. “I thought the shorter trip (2 miles 5 furlongs) might not be ideal but he stays well and the heavy ground helped.”

Will Biddick initiated a double in the other Maiden division following a patient waiting ride on seven-year-old Wallabrook. The champion jockey favoured a wide course seeking better ground before his mount strode clear approaching the final fence. The lightly raced gelding is trained by Ed Walker for owner John Jordan, who bred Wallabrook from his useful point-to-pointer Lady Misprint. “He was broken as a four-year-old and finished second in a Maiden here last year, but got injured at home last May and needed lots of physio,” remarked the owner, who runs the Moortown Dartmoor Stud and is a well known Chagford farmer

Will Biddick went on to complete his double in the Mares Maiden on One Big Love, trained for the Withyslade Partnership by Sally Alner. This was a canny Biddick ride, seeking better ground and saving energy before swooping late The Tamure mare is also home bred by part owner Helen Pease who said, “She seems to love the ground and the plan is to breed from her eventually.”

Lady Kingsmill finished a promising runner up to One Big Love, but her jockey Rex Dingle had earlier steered Navanman to a comfortable success in the 11-runner Confined. Bought out of David Pipe’s yard, this triple hurdles winner is trained by John Heard on behalf of a small syndicate and looks sure to score again.

Palmaria followed up her Chipley Park win by successfully stepping up to Intermediate company with an emphatic six lengths win over Inch Rock and Little Billy Boy, who dead-heated for the runner up spot. Caroline Keevil trains the useful looking Palmaria for Newbury based owner Lady Sutton. Bryan Carver was happy to make most of the running on the winner, who eased clear of her rivals round the last bend. The 20-year-old County Cork born jockey works in the Alhampton yard of Will Biddick, who was partnering the beaten odds-on favourite Inch Rock. “After that I might not have a job on Monday,” joked Carver, who shows plenty of aptitude in the saddle.

The imposing grey Ballybane gave a very sound display of jumping to win the Restricted, providing a welcome training success for Claire Harris, who has taken over the pointing licence for the Kayley Woollacott stable. Claire was supervising the yard’s Larkhill runners, but landed first and second here as the gallant Blazing Bouncer chased home the winner. A winning Irish pointer, Ballybane was bought quite cheaply at Ascot sales just over a year ago by former jockey Ben Dixon on behalf of his wife Melanie, who explained. “I was doing some pre-training at our place near Williton when I broke my back last September, so we sent Ballybane to Kayley’s yard. It’s all credit to her.” The eight-year-old was ridden by David Prichard who said, “I was happy to be handy. He was pulling too much, but he gave me a great feel and I was always confident.”

RESULTS

Results of the South Pool Harriers meeting

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RESULTS: SOUTH POOL POINT-TO-POINT, BUCKFASTLEIGH 18 FEBRUARY 2018

Going: Heavy

 

Confined (Sponsor: Hassall Law Ltd, Kingsbridge)

1 Navanman (Rex Dingle) 10-11fav hdwy 15th, led two out, easily

2 Beuvron (Hannah Welch) 4-1 stayed on closing stages

3 Cash Injection (David Prichard) 10-1 hdwy 16th, stayed on

11 ran; 10l;2l;;7mins 36 secs

Owner; Heards, Mrs Trevarthen; Cares & Hoopers

Trainer; John Heard.

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Palmaria (Bryan Carver) 9-4 made virtually all clear last, comf

2 dead heat Inch Rock (Will Biddick) 8-11 fav every chance two out, outpaced last

2 dead heat Little Billy Boy (George Hiscock) 8-1 third mostly, kept on, fin well

6 ran; 6l; dead heat; 7m 45s

Owner; lady Sutton; Trainer; Caroline Keevil

 

Mixed Open – Westcountry Champion Chase (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

1 Rye Cross (Sam Jukes) 7-1  disputed lead, slight lead two out, stayed on well

2 Dicky Bob (Jo Supple) 10-11 fav disputed lead, every chance last, no extra nr finish

3 Miss Gotaway (Will Biddick) 3-1 hdwy three out, no extra apprg last

8 ran; 3/4l;; 15l;  7m 34s

Owner; Clive Bennett; Trainer; Emma Alvis

 

Confined Maiden Horses & Geldings only  – 2miles 5 furlongs

Div 1 (Luscombe May)

1 Ballybruff (Jo Supple) 6-1 prom, led two out, drew clr flat

2 Sixteen Letters (Matt Hampton) 5-4 fav went 2nd two out, every chance last, no extra

3 Ericas Lad (Rex Dingle) 3-1 in touch, effort two out, soon no extra

9 ran; 4l; 12l;  6m 26s

Owner; Sue Trump; Trainer; Leslie Jefford

 

Div 2 (Barton Sawmills)

1 Wallabrook (Will Biddick) 6-4 fav prog to lead two out, drew clear, easily

2 St Erney (Rex Dingle) 9-1 went 2nd three out, outpaced last, promising

3 Massini’s Blade (Kieran Buckley) 25-1 rear 13th, stayed on closing stages

9 ran; 5l; 2l;  6m 31s

Owner; John Jordan; Trainer; Ed Walker

 

Open Maiden – Mares & Fillies only (The Jockey Club)

1 One Big Love (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav steady hdwy to lead last, soon clear

2 Lady Kingsmill (Rex Dingle) 3-1 led two out til headed last

3 Buy Me Out (James King) 7-1 rear, prog 17th, every chance til wknd flat

7 ran; 3 1/2l; 10l;  7m 52s

Owner; The Withyslade Partnership: Trainer; Sally Alner

Restricted (Salcombe Dairy & the Wreyford family)

1 Ballybane (David Prichard) 10-1 jumped well, led 11th, clear last ,stayed on well

2 Blazing Bouncer (Matt Hampton) 8-1 effort three out, every chance til no extra last

3 Eastern Calm (Christopher Barber) 7-2 hdwy 14th, kept on steadily

8 ran; 2 1/2l; 1 1/2l;  7m 49s

Owner; Melanie Dixon; Trainer; Claire Harris

 

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

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Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Mid Devon Hunt Point to Point, Cherrybrook has regrettably been cancelled. The meeting will not be resheduled. Thank you to everyone for there help. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Thank you Sonia Geering MDH pt2pt Sec.

SUNDAY 4th MARCH, CHERRY BROOK, TAVISTOCK, PL19 0LA.

A Great day out for all the family.. first race 1pm.

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Saturday 24th February 2018

The clerk of the course reports that today the course has had a strong drying wind, the going is now good/good to soft in places.Next going report is on Monday.

Monday 26th February 2018

The clerk of the course has been working on the course today and reports that the going is good.There are 96 entries and the Mid Devon are looking forward to seeing you all there for a good days racing on Sunday at Cherrybrook, 1st race 1pm

Thursday 1st March 2018

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Update: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, Sunday 25th February 2018

Friday 23rd February 2018

CONFORMATION, from the CLERK OF THE COURSE

Going is good

Course is ready to run

No frost forecast for Great Trethew

Looking forward to seeing you all Sunday, for a great day out racing.

Best ground this season .

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Monday 18th February 2018

The clerk of course for Great Trethew advises that today’s going is soft and drying for Sunday’s East Cornwall Point-To-Point

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Liskeard (3.3 miles)

BBC Travel News: Cornwall; Devon; Somerset;

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