Entries: Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, Umberleigh, Saturday 15th June 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Conditions 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
Pony Racing After

Point-To-Point

Racing

The Area pony racing finals

Going

Update from the clerk of the course after last nights rain and showers this morning the going is now good good to soft in places (updated 12:46 Friday 14th June)

Grass has been cut baled and and they’ve all been removed from the course on Wednesday (updated 18:15 Thursday 13th June)

Good going anticipated following significant rainfall over the weekend, and heavy rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday; course will be aggravated if needed (updated 10.30am Monday 10th June)

Good to Firm, some rain this week currently raining heavily. Forecast for rain all week – heavy on Wednesday. Course will be aggravated (updated 12 midday Friday 7th June)

Preview Extract

The grand finale of the current season takes place this coming Saturday 15th June, where the Torrington Farmers stage their meeting at Umberleigh. Six races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. Followed by pony racing action, then the presentation of the national champion jockey’s.

This course has a fabulous atmosphere, with good track side viewing to get close to the action. Many trade stands will be in attendance offering a country show environment. Together with hot and cold locally sourced food and refreshments and a lively beer tent. Bookies will be in attendance offering value bets on the races. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs only on leads welcome. The course is located on A377, 5m SE of Barnstaple – EX37 9EB.

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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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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Pony Racing Finals Sponsored by Hatchmoor Vet Practice, R & S Ware and Mrs Tia Gillard.

# 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN
1 Freddie Fletcher Temmas Diamonds Forever
2 Jack Dace Nomoranun
3 Harry Robinson Antsar Peeptoe
4 Jacob Robinson Courtdown Woodlark
5 Ruby Fisher-barnett Wide Valley Spiderman
6 Walter Fisher-barnett Wide Valley Batman
7 Taylor Fisher Clear The Track
8 Edward Vaughan Little Replacement

Race 1 – Conditions Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 5/f4513-43 BAY TO GO (IRE) 37 Patricia Armstrong
2 213-u4u3u LA MADONNINA (IRE) 37? Abigail Lewis
3 -67432146 LE CLO DE LA LONDE (FR) 36 Emma Watson
4 f-54532u3 ON YOUR MAX 37 Louise Kittow
5 p3-p2p33 PRINCE OF POETS 36? Teresa Clark
6 3-542321 RYVES ROCKY (IRE) 39 Leslie Jefford
7 12211211 SOUL KALIBER (IRE) 41 Dean Summersby

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Will Biddick has already won the gentleman’s title, and is neck and neck with Darren Edwards for the area championship. Darren Edwards is currently one point ahead and is booked to ride here on the Dean Summersby-trained Soul Kaliber in the opening Tattersalls Ireland-sponsored Conditions race. They could well follow up on their impressive 12-length win last weekend at Bratton Down when Soul Kaliber delighted his syndicate owners ‘The Little Acres Racing Club’ with their fourth win with him this season. The Les Jefford-trained Ryves Rockey holds an entry and is sure to go well for regular jockey Millie Wonnacott, who has already secured the Ladies area title along with the Lady novice title this season. The combination ran well when taking the Conditions race at Upcott Cross by a length ahead of Cloudy Music last month.

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Race 2 – Restricted Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 p/34p-4p1 BABY SHERLOCK 35+ Roy Smith
2 /ppp-621 BASHER BRIAN (IRE) 35 Byron Moorcroft
3 -0447uup BEAU DE TABEL (FR) 26? Andrew Quick
4 p4-pup44 CIDER ‘N’ BLACK 31 Michael Sweetland
5 968/8p-18 CONCEALED AMBITION(IRE) 33 Kieran Price
6 -619 GOGETTHAT (IRE) 25 Max Young
7 75/-7u324 ST DENYS (IRE) 34? Will Biddick
8 23231-f33 SWEET LADY JANE (IRE) 34 Byron Moorcroft
9 p2dpu-p2 TUCKS BERGIN (IRE) 35 Christopher Williams

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Local trainer Roy Smith has an interesting entry in the Kivells-sponsored Restricted race which follows with Baby Sherlock. He should be well fancied having run well when winning at the Exmoor meeting at Bratton Down under jockey Paul John. This may be a stiffer ask with recent Bratton winner Basher Brian (Byron Moorcroft) and the Getaway-sired gelding Tucks Bergin (Chris Williams) who ran second at the Exmoor Bratton meeting behind Lure des Pres, under the jockey on fire James King, who scored a treble at the Tiverton Staghounds meeting at Bratton last weekend, among the nine entries.

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Race 3 – Mens Open Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 5/f4513-43 BAY TO GO (IRE) 37 Patricia Armstrong
2 f-6453432 GET RHYTHM (IRE) 38 Tim Sleath
3 -24p3323p GOLDEN CRISP (IRE) 37 Elizabeth Scott
4 5b-272124 LAKE BALATON (IRE) 37 Martin Wanless
5 0-f1f2113 MATTS LEGACY (IRE) 40 Luke Price
6 3u352233 MISTER DICK (FR) 37 Jason Warner
7 -2p122212 RAMBLE ON (IRE) 41 Luke Price
8 *p-0p2p14 REDKALANI (IRE) 38 Vivian Lloyd

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Neither Will Biddick nor Darren Edwards look yet to have a ride in the Men’s Open race which is sponsored by Baldwins Group. Entries in this include Bay To Go for area trainer Pat Armstrong, this veteran gelding is a previous dual Hunter Chase winner, but has yet to get his head in front this season. It looks a competitive race with two of the outside raiders standing out in Little Windsor and Kingston Blount Open winner Ramble On (Luke Price) ran a length second last weekend at Bratton, and another Luke Price entry Matt’s Legacy, who has progressed quickly this season winning three for Byron Moorcroft, although has be quirky.

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Race 4 – Ladies Open Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 -0447uup BEAU DE TABEL (FR) 26? Andrew Quick
2 *330-13144 DRY OL’PARTY 39 Stuart Payne
3 -24p3323p GOLDEN CRISP (IRE) 37 Elizabeth Scott
4 3u352233 MISTER DICK (FR) 37 Jason Warner
5 44-361111 PURPLE ‘N GOLD 42 Leslie Jefford
6 -2p122212 RAMBLE ON (IRE) 41 Luke Price
7 75/-7u324 ST DENYS (IRE) 34? Will Biddick
8 *0-6736143 TIGER SAM (IRE) 34 Laura Hurley

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Ramble On also holds an entry in the Pilton Auctions-sponsored Ladies race with Jodie Hughes booked to ride, they could improve on their length second at last weekends Bratton meeting. However there could be another party for owners ‘The Here Come The Girls Partnership’ if the Les Jefford-trained Purple N’ Gold makes it five straight wins under jockey Millie Wonnacott. Millie has already won the area Ladies title along with the Novice Ladies title, and is sure to be keen to follow up with another good run.

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Race 5 – Intermediate Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 -p53121 AIRPUR DESBOIS (FR) 37 Gareth Moore
2 /ppp-621 BASHER BRIAN (IRE) 35 Byron Moorcroft
3 3R/-f4143 COME ON JOEY (IRE) 37 Roy Smith
4 -p3f11f22 HOLY WATER (IRE) 38 Luke Price
5 2-3pp155 PREDESTINED (IRE) 36 Gordan Chambers
6 p3-p2p33 PRINCE OF POETS 36? Teresa Clark
7 p222122 RUPERRA TOM 37 Michael Bowen
8 3-542321 RYVES ROCKY (IRE) 39 Leslie Jefford
9 72353164 SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR) 37 Deborah Treneer

Results

Place Number Distances Time
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2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Ryves Rockey holds an entry in the Barum Stud-sponsored Intermediate race if not running in the earlier Conditions race. Either way it could give the soon to be crowned area Ladies Champion, Millie Wonnacott, a double on the day for the Jefford team. Although it looks to be a potentially hot race, with last weekends Bratton Restricted winner Airpur Debois(Gareth Moore) for James King, Holy Water (Luke Price) a dual season winner, Basher Brian(Byron Moorcroft) another Bratton winner, along with Lower Machen winner Ruperra Tom (Michael Bowen) who is another option ride for James King. James could give up either of his booked mounts to his boss Will Biddick as a possible spare ride which could clinch Will the area tittle if it’s a winner.

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Race 6 – Open Maiden Race


# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 -4upff5pf COUSIN RITA 12 Helen Llewellyn-Griffiths
2 /fp-7f4 DEVON REDWAY (IRE) 19 Stewart Reddaway
3 ppp-p2p5 DOESN’TBOTHERME(IRE) 19 Martin Wanless
4 5p65754f INNER LOOP 22? Byron Moorcroft
5 42p2p4p2 LONG MILE ROAD (IRE) 31 Jason Warner
6 /-upRf45p WHITE CHIEF (IRE) 24 Antony Burks

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Finally up to close the season, is the Smallridge Bros-sponsored Open Maiden race. Entry Long Mile Road (Jason Warner) would be a worthy favourite having finished a close short head second at Lower Machen in May. Local entry Devon Redway for Stewart Reddaway wouldn’t have to travel far and could be in the frame if turning up here for jockey Darren Andrews.

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