Entries: Dunsmore Club Point-To-Point, Dunsmore, Sunday 17th November 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 noon 4, 5 & 6 yr old Open Maiden Race
2nd 12:35 Conditions Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Intermediate Race
6th 14:55 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Sunday 17th Nov 08:00

Good, good to soft in places

Friday 15th Nov 16:30

Good to soft , soft in places after a drying day!

Thursday 14th Nov 12.15

Going is soft.

Mats are going down to aid vehicle movement in and out of course.

Tuesday 12th Nov 11.15

Good, Good to Soft in places

Friday 8th Nov,14:03

Course has been verti drained. Going is good, good to soft in places

Thurs 7th Nov, 19:18

Good to soft. A Verti-drainer is being used to maintain the going.

 Course Plan

Preview extract:

When autumn starts to give way to winter then we know it’s pointing time, and with the build up to the start of the season, along the new course at Dunsmore for the Club meeting near Silverton hosting the first of 25 scheduled for the Devon & Cornwall area, it is no surprise to have attracted some good quality entries on Sunday November 17. Six races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon. Over 50 entries have been received.

Along with the racing will be great catering facilities such as home made Moore’s Pasty’s, hot sausages and burgers from the local Silverton butchers, along with a pop up bar from Exe Valley Brewery. The course offers a good viewing track to get close to the action, with on course bookies and trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Location is Dunsmore, Silverton EX5 4DU signed off A396. Dogs on leads 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 2019/20 form from 2018/19 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2017/18 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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Directions to Dunsmore Point-To-Point

From the North on M5 there are 2 routes you can use: Route 1 (M5 J27) Turn off at Junction 27 to Tiverton. Tiverton take A396 to Exeter DO NOT TAKE the left turn to Silverton please proceed along A road for 1/2 mile until you get to The Ruffwell Inn turn left opposite (follow signs).
Route 2 (M5 28) Turn off at Jt 28 Cullompton into Cullompton. Follow B3181 southbound for about 5 miles to Budlake. Do not follow sat nav to Bradninch with horse boxes.  Turn right to Silverton (Killerton) proceed through Ellerhayes. The course will be signposted left off this road before you reach Silverton.
From South M5 come off at Jt 30 or 29 Follow the B3181 through Broadclyst Turn left at Budlake (Killerton) Proceed through Ellerhayes The course will be signposted left off this road before Silverton.

Please remember DO NOT go to Silverton Village or Bradninch Village with horse boxes.

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Race 1 – 4,  5 & 6 year old Open Maiden Race

Name Form Race_Comments Rating
FAMILY MAN (IRE) 2*5p78- 3L 2nd to Chosen Flame in Irish maiden 2018;beaten 20L+ in 4 hurdles after; acts on good/soft NR
FEVERTRE (IRE) Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules NR
FRANK AND HONEST (IRE) f242- Beaten 4L & Neck in 2 Irish maidens last season; acts on gd/soft; looks capable of going close NR
GLIMPSE OF GLADYS /3f/455- Dam won 3m Selling hurdle; 4L 3rd Ptp Flat 2018; 19L 4th & 41L 5th in maiden last season; 24
GOG ELLES (IRE) 050/0p/- Ex Flat(5L 3rd over 1m2f) unplaced in 2 x2m hurdles races in 2018; not seen since NR
I PREFERE DIAMONDS (IRE) /43- Nice intro when 3L 4th & 16L 3rd in 2 Point to Point Flat Races(2m) jumps Debut today 26
JANESLITTLEVOICE /pp- Saddle slipped and pulled up after 1 furlong in Ptp Flat race & Pu 8th in Chipley Park maiden 2019 season 00
MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE) *8p5p/99- Modest hurlder/Chaser (placed once, 18L 3rd in 3m hurdle) Beaten 22L+ in 2 summer runs; acts any NR
O’FAOLAINS LAD (IRE) pp4pp- 18L 4th in Irish Maiden (Jan 2019; never nearer) on only completion to date; acts gd/soft NR
QUEENS LEGACY Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rule NR
SHANTOLIE (IRE) /p- Pulled up 3 out in Irish maiden won by Oscar Asche on only start to date NR
SHES A LEGEND *0p/- Half sis to Country Legend (won 4 Ptps )Well beaten in a Taunton 2m hurdle Jan 2019 ;pu only other Start NR
VOIE DAN VOIE (FR) *54u238- Runner up 4 times (inc 8L 2nd in Taunton 2m7f Chase) acts on gd/heavy; may go close here NR

Preview extract

These include an Open Maiden for 4,5 & 6yr old’s sponsored by the Tiverton Hotel, which is the opener for the day, with a strong entry of 13. Entries include an interesting debutant Queens Legacy for national champion jockey Will Biddick, I Prefer Diamonds for local trainer Robert Chanin, and two from Laura Thomas’s yard Voie Dans Voie a six-year old who’s previous form includes runner-up in a novice Hunter Chase at Taunton last February, and ex- Irish pointer Frank & Honest who looks to be the likely favourite having scored two seconds in Irish Points, the latest by a neck in May.

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Race 2 – Conditions Race

Name Form Race_Comments Rating
ATLANTIC BREAKER (IRE) 14047/pp- Irish 2m3f hurdle winner 2017;unplaced in 4 Chases (pulled in both starts in March/April) acts on gd/soft NR
HAWKHURST (IRE) 1f53112- Won 9 Ptps – 2017/19 (Dual Conditions winner 2019) acts on any; very consistent; EW chances here 43
HELLO GEORGE (IRE) /1/23/41- Won 3 Hurdles/NHFlat (2m5f) for Philip Hobbs 2013/17;Beat Fly West 3L in Cothelstone Conds; stays well 41
HOW ABOUT IT (IRE) 311443- Won maiden & 2 Chases(2-3m) 2015-17;Won VWH Conds & Cotswold Open; acts any; faded in 3m,4f Open latest 39
JACK BY THE HEDGE *636/p/- Lightly raced(10 runs); won 2m hurdle 2013; pulled up 8th in Larkhill Nov Riders race in 2018 NR
MAJOR HINDRANCE (IRE) *25/p6p0- Won 2m5f hurdle & Exeter 2m3f chase Jan 2018(heavy) Well held in last 3 runs 2019 NR
MARTEN (FR) 16p/p8p- Won NHFlat & 2m5 Novice hurdle in 2016/17; moderate recent form (pulled up in only chase); acts gd/soft NR
MOSCOW BLAZE (IRE) 242/-f425- Won 5 Ptps(inc 3m6f Open)last won in 2014;15L 2nd in Peper Harow Nov riders;acts on any; 32
SUMMER SOUNDS (IRE) 1121p1- Won 9 Ptps (5 last season Nov Riders/members races) acts on any; stays well ; must go close here 44
WOOD PIGEON (IRE) *p24/24p- Won Irish Ptp & Fakenham 2m5f hand chase (heavy) runner up 3 times since; consistent sort NR

Preview extract

The Heltor-sponsored Conditions race has previous Cothelstone winner Hello George for 23 year-old owner/jockey Nathan Vergne entered. Hello George was previously rated 135 when in training with Phillip Hobbs. They could be taken on by nine-time winner Summer Sound (Francesca Nimmo) who under jockey Luke Scott made all when winning at Chaddesley Corbett on good going. Multiple Point-to-Point winner Hawkhurst for trainer Alan Hill is another to catch the eye having won ten of his 16 starts between the flags, although current connections may chose his entry at the Cottenham meeting this weekend as a preferred option.

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Race 3 – Restricted Race

Name Form Race_Comments Rating
CROSBIE GARSTIN cfp5//1- Lightly raced; Beat Fireweld 5L in Trebuddanon 2m4f maiden (3 ran) on only start in the 2019 season 30
MR JAGGERS (IRE) u513up/- Won Buckfast 2m4f maiden 2017 & 22L 3rd in Rest won by Fly West;acts on soft;unraced since April 2017 33?
SECOND CAPTAIN (IRE) /p642/1- Beaten 28L+ Irish maiden;Beat the Dartmoor Rose 1 /34L in Cothelstone 2m4f maiden; acts on any 33
THE ROESTONE (IRE) 15/p6u14- Beat Staar 3L E.Corn Ptp Flat 2018 & 5L winner of Sponners maiden (kept on well from 2 out) acts gd/soft; chances 35+

Preview extract

The Roestone could be one to follow for local trainer Robert Chanin in the Luttrell Arms and Dunster & Porlock Weir Hotel -sponsored Restricted race and wouldn’t need to travel far to score here, following upon their five length maiden win at Cherrybrook, and previous bumper flat race win at Great Trethew.

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Race 4 – Mixed Open Race

Name Form Race_Comments Rating
ARDVIEW BOY (IRE) s111*6p8- Won 3 Ptps last season Maiden/Rest/Interm(made all) ; failed to shine in 3NH races after; acts on any 40
BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 4/145231- Dual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Wadebridge Interm & Beat Sixteen Letters Head in S.Tetcott Conds (33/1) acts any 40
BISHOPS ROAD 2up631f- Won 6 NH & Ptp;Easy winner of Cheltenham 2m5f Hunterchase(32L), useful at best; chances if fit 44
DON BERSY (FR) /3p1142- Won 4NH (quite useful hurdler) & won 2 Welsh Opens in 2019 (made all) acts on good/soft; EW chances 42
MAJOR HINDRANCE (IRE) *25/p6p0- Won 2m5f hurdle & Exeter 2m3f chase Jan 2018(heavy) Well held in last 3 runs in 2019 NR
MELCHOIR KING (IRE) *7761p5- 2L winner of Chepstow 2m maiden hurdle (gd/soft) for Philip Hobbs; unraced over fences NR
PETERBROWN (IRE) 65423u3- Dual Ptp/ NH winner(3m) acts any; 2L 2nd Stevenstone Open ;often placed ;last won in 2015 38?
ROB THE GETAWAY (IRE) 1/12f5- Maiden winner 2018;20L winner of Sherrif Hutton Rest Jan 2019; 2nd in Interm after; acts any ; front runs 39

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Valley Constructions have sponsored the Mixed Open race in which Bishops Road for trainer Thomas David sets the standard, having decent form with a Cheltenham Hunter Chase win under jockey Zack Baker who is currently working for Nigel Twiston-Davies and retains the ride here, of the eight entered they look to be the likely favourite. Don Bersey has previous hurdle form under rules and won an Open Point at Cothelstone by a distance under jockey Bradley Gibbs so could run well if turning up here. Rob The Getaway also looks an interesting entry on breeding and previous French form, he also holds an entry in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate race which follows.

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Race 5 – Intermediate Race

Name Form Race_Comments Rating
BALLYBRUFF (IRE) 33p34p1- 3L winner2m4f maiden; 4L winner of Eggesford Restricted;acts on any; inconsistent;often placed; may win again 36
CAPTIVA ISLAND (IRE) /12212u2- Runner up 2 NH 2017;won 2m4f maiden (10L) & Higham Rest 2019; acts on any; 2nd Interm; best on gd/firm? 37
DRUID SPITFIRE /133ppp4- Won maiden & Buckfast Rest (Beat Missyladie 2L) 25L 4th to Skinflint in Stevenstone Intem; acts gd/heavy 35
FRENCH PIECE *p000/11- Won Welsh 2m4f maiden(2L) & Restricted (2L- 5m32sec!) 2019; acts on good ground ; front runner 36
ROB THE GETAWAY (IRE) 1/12f5- Maiden winner 2018;20L winner of Sherrif Hutton Rest Jan 2019; 2nd in Interm after; acts any ; front runs 39
ROBIN WHY NOT (IRE) 2d/4p3114- Won Buckfastleigh 2m4f maiden & Fourburrow Rest (8L) acts any; 17L 4th in Minehead Interm; acts on any 37
WATERLOO WARRIOR (IRE) *f47p/11- Runner up 7 times NH; Won Golden Valley maiden & Kingston Blount Rest(20L) best gd/firm; may improve 36

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Robin Why Not for trainer Joe Tickle is another entered in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate and could be well fancied on previous form with wins at Buckfastleigh and Trebudannon when ridden by Darren Andrews. Waterloo Warrior is an entry for trainer Jack Slater, and must be respected on previous form with two wins under jockey James King which include a twenty length victory at Kingston Blount.

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Race 6 – Open Maiden Race

Name Form Race_Comments Rating
FAMILY MAN (IRE) 2*5p78- 3L 2nd to Chosen Flame in Irish maiden 2018;beaten 20L+ in 4 hurdles after; acts on good/soft NR
FOXY CHARLIE p/- Behind when Pulled up 2out in Chaddesley 2m4f maiden Dec 2017; unraced since 00
FRANK AND HONEST (IRE) f242- Beaten 4L & Neck in 2 Irish maidens last season; acts on gd/soft; looks capable of going close NR
GLIMPSE OF GLADYS /3f/455- Dam won 3m Selling hurdle; 4L 3rd Ptp Flat 2018; 19L 4th & 41L 5th in maiden last season; 24
IUSETALUVHERONCE (IRE) *450/366p- Runner up in 2 Irish 2m hurdles in 2017;13L 3rd in 2m2f hurdle & unplaced in 3 Chases June/August;acts on any NR
MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) /43p4354- 10L 4th Corn Club maiden & 12L 3rd N.Corn maiden won by Mujadel;often placed(20L 3rd) acts gd/soft 24
SCHEMLI PFLUMLI /u- Dam placed in 2 Ptps; Unseated rider 3rd in South Tetcott last season on only run to datew 00
SHANTOLIE (IRE) /p- Pulled up 3 out in Irish maiden won by Oscar Asche on only start to date NR
TICKLEBERRYLANE f- In rear when fell 12th in Barbury maiden back in Dec 2018 on only run to date 00

Preview extract

Finally up is the Open Maiden sponsored by Gingerlands Livery, Cullompton, and of the nine entered the ex Irish import Frank & Honest mentioned earlier, with his previous Irish Point form for trainer Laura Thomas should be high in the betting, also Mountain Las now with trainer Sue Brown, for up and coming young jockey Tamby Welch could get their names among the winners today.

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