Entries: Exmoor Point-To-Point and Pony Racing, Bratton Down, Sunday 2nd June 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
12:00 Exmoor Conditions pony races

Pony Championship finals

1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:45 Mens Open Race
5th 16:20 8 year olds and Up Conditions Race
6th 16:55 5 year olds and Up Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Following the rain earlier this week, the going remains as Good to Firm. ( Updated 8.00pm Saturday 01/06/19)

Looking forward to National Pony Racing Championship Finals 12.00 noon and Point to Point 2pm at Bratton Down on Sunday.

We have had over an inch of rain on the course this week. The ground has absorbed the moisture well, the going remains as Good to Firm. ( Updated 4.00pm Friday 31/05/19)

The Course Inspector has just walked the course in the rain and given the current going as Good to Firm. ( Updated 6.00pm Wednesday 29/05/19)

The going at Bratton Down is Good to firm. We had 8mm of rain on Sunday which has eased the going. More rain forecast for this week. As always agri-vator on standby. (Updated 7.00am Monday 27th May)

Update on Bratton Down – It is currently raining at Bratton Down, with more forecast. ( Sunday 26th May 9.00am)

The course is looking well. The agri-vator was used 3 times before racing on 19th and again after. Although the going was given as firm it rode as good to firm, on the consistent good old Bratton turf. Light rain is forecast for the weekend and more early next week. All bends will be moved out onto fresh ground. The agri-vating and grass cover will allow maximum advantage of the heavy dews and rain to come. The agri-vator will be used again should the forecast be wrong. ( Wednesday 22nd May 9.00pm)

Preview extract:

A total of 82 entries have been received for this meeting where it’s the turn of the Exmoor Hunt to host. Pony racing heads up the action with the Exmoor Conditions race sponsored by Teapes Tyres at 12 noon. Followed by The Fergal O’Brien & Treehouse Sporting Colours-sponsored Pony Championship finals. The main six race card follows at 2pm.

The course offers a lovely picturesque backdrop view of Exmoor, together with many trade stands which offer items such as antique trinkets to country clothing and art décor. A large beer tent, together with hot and cold food and refreshments. Plenty of bookies offering value bets on the day, and an Ice cream van to enjoy an afternoon treat in the summer sunshine. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Location is Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m North of South Molton- EX31 4SG. Check out the pony racing website ponyracingauthority.co.uk for further information.

Pony Racing Entries

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.

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Race 1 – Members Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 /u3-pp GUNNER VIC 0 Hugh Thomas
2 41-403p13 KAPRICORNE (FR) 40 Rebecca Branton
3 MISS TIGGY WINKLE Hugh Thomas

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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Preview extract

The opening B Thorne & Son Agric Eng-sponsored Members race has only a few entries, Kapricorne (Rebecca Branton) a 15 length winner at Trebudannon in April, and won at this course last June when coming home the 70 length winner. Debutant entry Miss Tiggy Winkle may be in need of the run, whilst Gunner Vic has failed to complete this season and was a distance behind Kapricorne last season when the two met.

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Race 2 – Restricted Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 /p4-pup4 CIDER ‘N’ BLACK 33 Michael Sweetland
2 *968/8p-1 CONCEALED AMBITION(IRE) 35+ Kieran Price
3 21-6226p GERTIES GARTER 36 Ed Walker
4 u2u-5512 LURE DES PRES (IRE) 36 Mike Vanstone
5 323231-f3 SWEET LADY JANE (IRE) 33 Byron Moorcroft
6 1p2dpu-p TUCKS BERGIN (IRE) 34? Alan Rhead
7 /pp-sp21 VINCS VINNIE (IRE) 35+ Ed Walker

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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Preview extract

Vincs Vinnie (Ed Walker) for leading National gentleman jockey Will Biddick, looks to be the likely favourite in the Rosettes Direct-sponsored Restricted race, having battled on well to win at Trebudannon. Gerties Garter is another entry from the Ed Walker team and could go well if following up on his seconds at Ston Eston and Bishops Court. Lure de Pres looks an interesting entry, having won his maiden by a neck at Badbury under jockey Nick Lawton, following up that win with a head second to Goldbury at Flete Park under Bryan Carver for the Mike Vanstone team.

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Race 3 – Ladies Open Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 2-32p332 ALLIE BEAG 37? Alan Hill
2 4524623p BANKHALL (IRE) 38 Emma Jones
3 -7p3465d BETTER DAYS (IRE) 33 Annabel Wheatle
4 p0334r26 BLUE BENNY (IRE) 36 Lucy Felton
5 11/*ppp-2p CINEVATOR (IRE) 40? Ella Pickard
6 6p1-p134 COURT DISMISSED (IRE) 37? Alan Hill
7 *3330-1314 DRY OL’PARTY 39 Stuart Payne
8 32-1u632d ITS ALL OR NOTHING 41 Charlotte Rowe
9 3-6743214 LE CLO DE LA LONDE (FR) 36 Emma Watson
10 044-36111 PURPLE ‘N GOLD 42 Leslie Jefford
11 1-5443122 THEATRE EVENING (IRE) 39 Harriet Brown
12 1/2-45113 THERE’S NO PANIC (IRE) 42 Will Biddick
13 *0-673614 TIGER SAM (IRE) 36? Laura Hurley

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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Preview extract

13 are entered for the Bray Lino-sponsored Ladies race which could be another thriller on the day with dual Flete winner There’s No Panic for Ella Orrtewell, and a winner of three straight wins this season is Purple’N Gold under Millie Wonnacott heading the field. The two young jockeys have had an excellent season so far, both enjoying the winners enclosure and not afraid to set the pace.

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Race 4 – Mens Open Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 f4p-pu335 ART OF SYNERGY (IRE) 37 Ed Walker
2 -7p3465d BETTER DAYS (IRE) 33 Annabel Wheatle
3 /83pp/-p3 CHUTE HALL (IRE) 30? Shane Dorrington
4 72251313 DANDAN (IRE) 40? Francesca Moller
5 3321-2111 DESERT ROE (IRE) 43 Jonathan Tudor
6 221-p11p2 DOCTOR’S DIFFER (IRE) 37 George Hiscock
7 /2f11-222p FLY WEST 41 Ed Walker
8 21u12212 GINGILI 40 Jonathan Farrelly
9 -24p3323 GOLDEN CRISP (IRE) 37 Elizabeth Scott
10 p6115-211 HIGH HATTON 41 Jonathan Tudor
11 334-81344 IN THE DOCK 35 Jane Allfrey
12 41-403p13 KAPRICORNE (FR) 40 Rebecca Branton
13 R0-f1f211 MATTS LEGACY (IRE) 38 Luke Price
14 -83u35223 MISTER DICK (FR) 37 Jason Warner
15 3242/-f425 MOSCOW BLAZE (IRE) 32 Charlotte Fuller
16 p-p5p3252 NAMAKO (FR) 39 Alan Hill
17 4444*6-43 RAILWAY STORM(IRE) 35 Christopher White
18 1-2p12221 RAMBLE ON (IRE) 43 Luke Price
19 p1111-121 SPENCER MOON (IRE) 44 Luke Price
20 1-5443122 THEATRE EVENING (IRE) 39 Harriet Brown

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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Preview extract

The Moore Scarrott Accountants-sponsored Men’s Open race looks to be the feature of the day at Bratton Down this coming Sunday 2nd June, having attracted 20 quality entries. These include the two Luke Price-trained stable stars, Spencer Moon a previous Hunter Chase winner at Fontwell and subsequent 20 length winner at Monmouth in February. Also Ramble On, who under Byron Moorcroft won the Mixed Open last weekend at Kingston Blount. Jonathan Tudor is another outside raider who holds two entries in the Men’s Open with Desert Roe who defied top weight to beat Jack Snipe at Cothelstone last weekend, also entry High Hatton who under Jack Tudor took the Members Conditions race here at the last meeting. Fly West (Ed Walker) could fly the flag for the area, with a cut in the ground and could improve on his nose second to Hawkhurst at Bitterly.

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Race 5 – 8 Years old and up Conditions Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 f4p-pu335 ART OF SYNERGY (IRE) 37 Ed Walker
2 u20-22121 BLAZING TOM 41 Jonathan Tudor
3 p0334r26 BLUE BENNY (IRE) 36 Lucy Felton
4 R45/-43u6 BRANNOC (IRE) 24 Gail Heywood
5 /83pp/-p3 CHUTE HALL (IRE) 30? Shane Dorrington
6 /p4-pup4 CIDER ‘N’ BLACK 33 Michael Sweetland
7 3321-2111 DESERT ROE (IRE) 43 Jonathan Tudor
8 221-p11p2 DOCTOR’S DIFFER (IRE) 37 George Hiscock
9 /2f11-222p FLY WEST 41 Ed Walker
10 3/-u6321 GERSJOEYCASEY (IRE) 39 Karen York
11 f-645343 GET RHYTHM (IRE) 35 Tim Sleath
12 -24p3323 GOLDEN CRISP (IRE) 37 Elizabeth Scott
13 -p3f11f2 HOLY WATER (IRE) 36 Luke Price
14 4p/-p4p3f HONOURABLE EXIT (IRE) 32 Joe Tickle
15 334-81344 IN THE DOCK 35 Jane Allfrey
16 3pp5-ppp KALASTAR (IRE) 21? Elizabeth Scott
17 33-333115 KERNEL VICTOR 41 Ed Walker
18 p42-332p1 LAWSONS THORNS (IRE) 36 Mike Vanstone
19 pp-43113p MILBERRY (IRE) 35 Norman Mitchell
20 3242/-f425 MOSCOW BLAZE (IRE) 32 Charlotte Fuller
21 54f-54532 ON YOUR MAX 37 Louise Kittow
22 4444*6-43 RAILWAY STORM(IRE) 35 Christopher White
23 *pp-0p2p1 REDKALANI (IRE) 41 Vivian Lloyd
24 3-p337f63 SKYLANDER (IRE) 36 Sam Holdsworth
25 -u904231 VAILLANT CREEK (FR) 40 Abbie Myers
26 0/-upRf45 WHITE CHIEF (IRE) 24 Antony Burks

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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Preview extract

Kernal Victor and Lawsons Thorns catch the eye among the 26 entered for the Conditions race which is sponsored by the Kingdon Family in memory of Donna Kingdon. Kernal Victor won impressively at Cherrybrook coming home the eight length winner that day and then a 10 length victor at Upcott Cross. A cut in the ground could help him bounce back from his defeat at Trebudannon. Lawsons Thorns came home the ten length winner at the last meeting here and could be another winning combination for trainer Mike Vanstone and jockey Bryan Carver. Outside previous winning raiders Blazing Tom and Desert Roe for team Tudor, should both figure high in the betting if turning up here, also the Luke Price entry Holy Water after his wins at Pyle and Lydstep under Byron Moorcroft.

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Race 6 – 5 year olds and up Open Maiden Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 9/p/34p-4p BABY SHERLOCK 30? Roy Smith
2 p/ppp-62 BASHER BRIAN (IRE) 25 Byron Moorcroft
3 R45/-43u6 BRANNOC (IRE) 24 Gail Heywood
4 -p3 CHIPS FOR FREE (IRE) 12 Joe Tickle
5 *37/87/- DIAMOND REGGIE (IRE) Michael Bowen
6 pfp-4 GEE PEE 16 Phillip York
7 /u3-pp GUNNER VIC 0 Hugh Thomas
8 //-pp2234 ITALIAN SYMPHONY (IRE) 23 Jason Warner
9 6346-fpu2 LITLE BRIAN (IRE) 28 Callum Griffiths
10 42p2p4p2 LONG MILE ROAD (IRE) 28 Jason Warner
11 *505-832 MARKMYWORD 25+ Joe Tickle
12 MISS TIGGY WINKLE Hugh Thomas
13 -2p2 QUICK REMARKABLE 22 Jonathan Tudor

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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Preview extract

Finally in the Open Maiden race which is sponsored by The Old Station House Inn at Blackmoor Gate, the Getaway-sired gelding Long Mile Road (Jason Warner) could battle out the finish with the Joe Tickle-trained Markmyword who have both finished runner up in recent meetings. Any market support for Quite Remarkable and Little Brian should also be respected.

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