GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT CHIPLEY PARK ON SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 2020

I knew it was going to be a dodgy afternoon when the 13 bookies (lucky for some) lined up in the pouring rain virtually marooned by a sea of very sticky mud. This demanded that everybody wore footwear of the amphibious variety. This is point-to-pointing in January of course. Four races went to favourites, three of the odds-on variety.

In a disappointing Hunt race opener Jack Snipe (1-5) beat his sole opponent Jabbea (2-1) by 20 lengths. Chipley Park is a long course with an incline to climb three times, so in a mud fest times of seven minutes plus tells all

In contrast the Restricted produced a quality field of nine and a lively betting market. Sylvies Dance (2-1) looks a similar type of mare to her dam Kiama (multiple points winner). She also seems to have inherited Kiama’s tough attitude and answered Will Biddick’s every call to overcome the favourite, five-year-old Thechaseison (7-4). These two can be followed with confidence. Third placed Kilmoganny (20-1) ran really well for his novice jockey Jemma Sargent and held every chance until the third last. He finished just ahead of Where’s Wilma (12-1) who did his best work late on. There was some market support for Wadebridge winner Mustmeetforapint (3’s to 5-2) who could not get on terms from the final bend.

The early evens was quickly snapped up for Navanman in the Mixed Open. He settled at 4-6 and would have been a big price on the exchanges going into the final bend where he was in fifth place with plenty to do. Although he frightened my pocket, Jockey Darren Andrews refused to panic and brought the classy gelding with a storming run to hit the front before the last. The useful Welsh mare Frelia (5’s to 4’s), receiving 12lbs from the winner, was up and down the field a bit until making her effort three out. She will win again. Talk of the South (14-1) ran creditably here after a 20 months lay off.

Welsh hopes were sunk in the mud in the Intermediate as Rio Bravo (11-10 to 4-6) stopped to a walk in the home straight. This left a smile on the layers faces as 20-1 outside Emperor Renard stayed on well to beat Banco de Logos (4-1). Mariah McGuinness rode her first winner here on the Emperor and looked very competent on only her second ride..

Another young lady jockey triumphed in the Novice Riders contest as Ella Ortewell steered home Silsol (4-6 to 4-7). Keep it quiet, but this ex-Paul Nicholls inmate beat Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Native River once and had a BHA rating of 158. He should have been 10-1 on.

Having trained the last two winners, Will Biddick got back in his jockey kit to win the Mares Maiden on 7-2 chance Minella Beag. The Flemensfirth mare looked well for her seasonal debut from Ed Walker’s yard and is on the upgrade. Bradley Gibbs must have been fed up with his days work so far and suffered another reverse as the promising Boss Baby (3’s in a place to 2-1 fav) chased home the winner. I keep thinking that Cottage Rose (solid 4’s) will win her Maiden. She probably will when my back is turned.

The getting (towed) out stakes proved to justify my bet of the day as Martin (Fly) McIntyre rode ex-Irish five-year-old Le Tueur (9-4 to 2 -1 fav) to victory in the Open Maiden. I think that Le Tueur is French for the killer and he certainly killed off the opposition here. The runner up Kings Cave (12’s to 5’s) ran well after dumping his rider twice in the paddock.

So it was an up and down day The entertainment didn’t finish there though. I saw one tractor pulling another tractor pulling a horse box out of the swamp of a car park. Anyway, well done to the organisers at Chipley who got through all the adversities to keep the show on the road.

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REPORT: TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT CHIPLEY PARK ON SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 2020

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven upon the place beneath”

The Merchant of Venice – William Shakespeare 1564 – 1616

No it didn’t Mr Shakespeare, it poured down: My boots are coated with mud and my coat is still wet…..

Will Biddick took the honours at Chipley Park near Wellington on Sunday.

The 33-year-old champion point-to-point jockey not only rode two winners, but also enjoyed three training successes from his nine-horse yard saying, “This is the first time I have managed to train three winners in one day.” Although the going gradually turned heavier, senior jockeys reported that the horses were “going through it,” which was more than can be said of spectators wallowing in the deep mud around the betting ring.

Promising young pointer Sylvies Dance started the ball rolling for the Biddick yard with a four lengths win over the favourite Thechaseison in the Tiverton Hotel and Mole Valley Farmers sponsored Restricted. “It was very hard work but she clearly stays,” remarked Biddick. The mare is owned by Len and Rose Vickery together with David Churches. Her dam Kiama was only small but won nine races, including a hunter chase at Exeter for the Vickerys.

Sylvies Dance was the first of the three winners sent out during the afternoon from Biddick’s training yard at Alhampton near Shepton Mallet. Emperor Renard (Exeter Racecourse Intermediate) and Silsol (Tozers Solicitors, Woofenden Construction, Arcken Plumbing Novice Riders) followed up with lady riders on board.

Emperor Renard provided a first win in the saddle on only her second race ride for Mariah McGuinness. The 22-year-old rider works in the yard, and was overjoyed at steering her 20-1 outsider home after a gruelling battle with Banco De Logos (Darren Edwards) up the finishing climb. “Following Will’s advice, I tried to get as much daylight as possible and keep as much energy in the horse as possible,” said Mariah.

Silsol, formerly a useful performer under rules for Paul Nicholls, was a gift horse for Sophie and Alex Orttewell and gave their daughter Ella the third winner of her career when staying on dourly in the heavy ground to beat Master Dancer and All Kings. Having lost his prominent early place Silsol led from half way and won a protracted battle with Master Dancer, who started the race as grey and painted himself a muddy brown during the three miles trip. “ Will advised me to get a good start and my horse ran off with me down the hill second time,” confessed the 20-year-old winning rider who works full time in the Alhampton stable.

Biddick’s fruitful afternoon in the wet was rounded off as the Ed Walker trained Minella Beag prevailed in a slow motion finish to beat Welsh challenger Boss Baby (Bradley Gibbs) and Cottage Rose (Fergus Gillard) in the Jockey Club & Clarke Willmott Solicitors Mares Maiden. The winner, owned by Wendy Jarrett, was given a vintage Biddick ride, making ground steadily to hit the front approaching the last, before holding the rallying Boss Baby on the run in. “That was a solid performance. She was not herself last year but Ed and Polly have always liked her.” said the rider.

Navanman maintained his unbeaten record for the season in the £1000 Mixed Open, sponsored by Mr & Mrs Simon Brooks-Ward. “He is so game,” exclaimed rider Darren Andrews, who followed trainer John Heard’s instructions to delay his effort until two out. The 26-year-old rider has made the most of his opportunities this year and kept cooler than Navanman’s backers as he entered the final bend only fifth. The game 11-year-old then stormed up the final hill to reel in Frelia and Talk of the South to win going away. “He will probably go to Wadebridge next,” reported the Okehampton based trainer

Martin McIntyre also conjured a strong late run out of Mountpleasant Inn and Geoff White’s friends sponsored Open Maiden winner Le Tueur. This strong ex-Irish gelding looks a useful chasing prospect. “I went to buy him at Ascot sales but he was too expensive so I formed a partnership with his owner Harley Dunne who sent him for me to train. He is on the market,” remarked trainer Christopher Barber, who is rapidly following in the footsteps of his late Grandfather Richard Barber in the training ranks.

Jack Snipe followed up last year’s Hunt Race (Pennymoor Timber, John Pearcey & Brian Summers Memorial) success in the hands of his trainer Rob Hawker, beating sole opponent Jabbea with the minimum of fuss.

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RESULTS: TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT CHIPLEY PARK ON SUNDAY 26TH JANUARY 2020

Going: Soft becoming Heavy

HUNT (Sponsor – Pennymoor Timber, John Pearcey & Brian Summers Memorial)

1 Jack Snipe (Rob Hawker) 1-5 fav made all, easily

2 Jabbea (Kieren Buckley) 2-1 chased wnr, wknd three out

2 ran; 20l; 7m 0s

 

RESTRICTED (Tiverton Hotel & Mole Valley Farmers)

1 Sylvies Dance (Will Biddick) 2-1 prog 13th, led three out, stayed on well

2 Thechaseison (Martin McIntyre) 7-4 fav led til headed three out, kept on

3 Kilmoganny (Jemma Sargent) 20-1 pressed ldr 10th, close 3rd

9 ran; 4l; one and three quarter lengths; 6m 50s

 

MIXED OPEN (Mr & Mrs Simon Brooks-Ward)

1 Navanman (Darren Andrews) 4-6 fav lost place 15th, strong run three out, led next, gamely

2 Frelia (Bradley Gibbs) 4-1 disputed lead three out, no extra under pressure next

3 Kerisper (Solomon Wood) 50-1 behind 15th, went 3rd two out

7 ran; 5l; 2 1/2l; 6m 54s

 

INTERMEDIATE (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Emperor Renard (Mariah McGuinness) 20-1 in touch, effort three out, led last, ran on well flat

2 Banco De Logos (Darren Edwards) 4-1 with leaders, led three out til headed apprg last

3 Rio Bravo (Bradley Gibbs) 4-6 fav led til three out, wknd quickly, v tired

7 ran; 3l; distance;

 

PPORA CLUB NOVICE RIDERS (Tozers Solicitors, Woofenden Construction & Arcken Plumbing)

1 Silsol (Ella Ortewell) 4-7 fav led after 8th, ran on strongly when pressed two out

2 Master Dancer (Fergus Gillard) 3-1 pressed ldr from 13th, every chance til no extra two out

3 All Kings (Hannah Morgan) 6-1 well in touch til wknd 13th

6 ran; 12l; distance; 6m 55s

 

OPEN MAIDEN MARES & FILLIES (Jockey Club & Clarke Willmott Solicitors)

1 Minella Beag (Will Biddick) 7-2 stdy hdwy 13th, led apprg last, held on well

2 Boss Baby (Bradley Gibbs) 2-1 fav led til headed apprg last, rallied flat

3 Cottage Rose (Fergus Gillard) 4-1 outpaced in 6th three out, stayed on nr finish

10 ran; 3/4l; 2 1/2l 7m 30s

 

OPEN MAIDEN (Mountpleasant Inn & Friends of the late Geoff White)

1 Le Tueur (Martin McIntyre) 2-1 fav alwys prom, rdn to lead three out, stayed on strongly

2 Kings Cave (Tom Doggrell) 5-1 improved 15th, every chance two out, no extra under pressure

3 Fitz Well (Zac Baker) 3-1 in touch til wknd three out

9 ran; 4l; 15l; 7m 1s

 

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Entries: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, Sunday 26th January 2020

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 Race
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

17 January at 18:25

The going is soft, good to soft in places.

Preview extract:

Next weekend it’s the turn of the Tiverton Foxhounds meeting to take place at the popular track known as Chipley Park on Sunday 26th January. There are seven races on offer with a start time of 12 noon. 90 entries have been received.

The course offers fantastic parkland viewing with a long uphill finishing straight which always provides thrilling finishes. On course facilities are a number of hot and cold food stands, licensed beer tent, on course bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located off B3187, 3m Wellington, 1m 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
© = 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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List of Races Next Race

Race 1 – Members race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
pu335-65 ART OF SYNERGY (IRE) 35 Ed Walker
31/u2pu2- JABBEA (IRE) 40 Mary Sanderson
p/111p12- JACK SNIPE 43 Robert Hawker
532u3p-p ON YOUR MAX 36 Louise Kittow
*632465-3 UEUETEOTL (FR) 34? Heidi Stevens

Preview extract

The day opens with the Hunt Members race in which entry Jack Snipe could continue the form for Frome based trainer/ jockey Rob Hawker, who also scored at last weekends Buckfastleigh meeting, having bounced back from an injury he sustained at his yard last season. Jack Snipe won under rules when in training with Jeremy Scott, having won at the Newton Abbot, Worcester and Taunton tracks. Art of Synergy could be the ones to chase them home, having had the benefit of two outings this season, the latest when running well to finish fifth at Larkhill.

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Race 2 – Restricted Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
252/p41f- COULD BE BETTER (IRE) 35 Stuart Sampson
u4/73214- DANCING DAVE (IRE) 34 Ed Walker
1pp5fp-8 GEORGES LEGACY 33? Joe Tickle
pp2/156-p GROVE CASTLE (IRE) 33 Ryan Potter
*/p32547- KILMOGANNY (IRE) NR Jemma Sargent
5/2522-21 MUSTMEETFORAPINT (IRE) 37+ Dean Summersby
22/3431- SCHIAP HILL 33 Hannah Clarke
31-f SYLVIES DANCE 36 Will Biddick
3p55-1 THECHASEISON 36+ Christopher Barber
/2243414- WHERE’S WILMA 35 Michael M. Watson

Preview extract

In the Restricted race Mustmeetforapint stands out for the formidable Dean Summersby team, being another shrewd buy out of Ireland having already pleased his owners with a win at Wadebridge under Darren Edwards. Will Biddick’s entry Sylvies Dance is 5lb better off in the weights, and won her maiden at Flete last season by an impressive 30 lengths. Thechaseison looks an interesting entry, out of Chris Barbers yard, should go well if following up on his eight length win at Larkhill earlier this month.

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Race 3 – Mixed Open Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
*7285f-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) 45 Thomas Malone
/145231-3 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 40 Robert Chanin
23/p4p4-1 FRELIA (IRE) 42 David Gibbs
p/12121-2 GREEN WINTER 43 James Ridley
12/21321- HEANEY (IRE) 43
Claire Wonnacott
/23/41-222 HELLO GEORGE (IRE) 43 Will Biddick
bu457p-7 KERISPER (FR) 24?
Alexander Gibbons
*/52584- MASTER DANCER NR Stuart Sampson
221112-11 NAVANMAN (IRE) 45 John Heard
5f3342p0- O MAONLAI (IRE) 36? Rebecca Welch
p1222121- RAMBLE ON (IRE) 42 Luke Price
*/05u40/- SILSOL (GER) NR Will Biddick
*p211pp/- TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE) NR
Gordon Chambers

Preview extract

The Mixed Open is the feature race of the day with a prize fund of £1000, with entry Art Mauresque a recent Cottenham winner, standing out for local bloodstock agent and trainer Tom Malone, with the yard bang in form at the moment. Art Mauresque has previous NH form which includes a win at Cheltenham in a Novice Chase in October 2015. They could be taken on by multiple Point winner Navanman for trainer John Heard, he has already clocked up two Open wins this season at the Wadebridge track and will need to defy top weight here. Green Winter for trainer James Ridley is another catching the eye after his one and-a-half length second to Shantou Flyer at Larkhill earlier this month.

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Race 4 – Intermediate Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
p223132-f AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 39 Carly Mather
25432113- BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) 37
Dean Summersby
3/3114-3f BUBBLE O’CLOCK (IRE) 37
Matthew Hampton
1/12/624-8 EMPEROR RENARD (IRE) 38 Will Biddick
/4f3212/-9 HIGH PRIORITY 38? Keith Cumings
/31p3213- KAIDEN MICHEAL (IRE) 37 Stuart Sampson
21ff-p341- KNOCKAN RUN (IRE) 36 Claire Hitch
ur/2421-u MISSYLADIE (FR) 37 Sam Holdsworth
9/22113u- PLATINUM BEN (IRE) 36 Reg Hopkins
526/2111- RIO BRAVO (IRE) 38 Bradley Gibbs

Preview extract

The Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race holds interesting entries with Rio Brave( Bradley Gibbs) having won three on the bounce last season at Monmouth and the two Bovilston meetings. Awesome Tunes (Carly Mather) was consistent last season with decent place form and a win at Trebuddanon, along with Banco de Logos (Dean Summersby) also having been consistent with wins at Trebudannon and Upcott Cross.

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Race 5 – Novice Riders Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
*u34u75- ALL KINGS (IRE) NR Bob Buckler
3474//u-f BENVOLIO (IRE) 32? Douglas Procter
p5242p-p BEUVRON (FR) 38? Sam Holdsworth
/11131-31 CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) 42
Dean Summersby
/23/41-222 HELLO GEORGE (IRE) 43 Will Biddick
*/52584- MASTER DANCER NR Stuart Sampson
22332-pp2 MISTER DICK (FR) 38? Jason Warner
80/fpf023- MODEL CLOUD (IRE) 37? Reg Hopkins
5f3342p0- O MAONLAI (IRE) 36? Rebecca Welch
p1222121- RAMBLE ON (IRE) 42 Luke Price
/36p23/-u REPEAT BUSINESS (IRE) 41 Jonathen Tudor
*/05u40/- SILSOL (GER) NR Will Biddick
*7/50pp-u THE IBBSTER (IRE) NR
Alexandra Goodman
*632465-3 UEUETEOTL (FR) 34? Heidi Stevens

Preview extract

Chosen Lucky (Dean Summersby) is the pick of the entry in the PPORA Jockey Club Novice Riders race to follow up on his Wadebridge win, and could clock up a first win for young jockey Charlotte Summersby here. Both Ramble On’s (Luke Price) decent form last season, along with Hello George who is trained by Will Biddick for owner Nathan Vergne has runner up form on three occasion this season. The two are equally rated, and could join in the battle up the hill to the finish.

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Race 6 – Mares & Fillies Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
54432fp-7 ATTACOTTI (IRE) 32 Pauline Geering
*0-/r4f-f BET ON BETTY 25 Christine Gray
4p4- BOSS BAY (IRE) NR David Gibbs
46322-52 COTTAGE ROSE 32 John Heard
*665p4-p EDABEAN (IRE) 0 Byron Moorcroft
4p4p-5 FINAL STING (IRE) 4 Max Young
/3f/455- GLIMPSE OF GLADYS 24 Robert Pudd
-6 GRACEFUL ABBIE 12 Robert Jones
74p-p KATES LANE (IRE) 15 Tim Underwood
KEEPSCALLING (IRE) NR Mark Grant
/pfuu-5 MAYBE FEESCARI 0 Ross Farr
53- MINELLA BEAG (IRE) 30+ Ed Walker
32-5 MINI LONG STOCKING 24 Joe Tickle
MOLLY MARTALINE (FR) NR Keith Cumings
4354-47u MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) 23? Sue Brown
2456-64 PRINCESS CAVE (IRE) 6 Gordon Edwards
/0/4642-p SUZIE STAPLES 20? Stuart Sampson
/p5p- TAKEABID (IRE) 16 Stuart Sampson

Preview extract

The first Open Maiden is for mares and fillies in which Mini Longstocking (Jo Tickle) and Cottage Rose (John Heard) are just two to mention which look progressive, and Molly Martaline (Keith Cumings) could go well on racecourse debut.

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Race 7 – Open Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
*u34u75- ALL KINGS (IRE) NR Bob Buckler
224/3pp-p ALWAYS ON THE BALL (FR) NR Chloe Boxall
*884/57p- BLACKFYRE (IRE) NR Dean Jones
/p7- BUSTERMOVE 0 Stuart Sampson
f5pf3-4 DAWNIE BOY (IRE) NR David Gibbs
2-u FEU DES MALBERAUX (FR) 32 Joe Tickle
4f60- FIER JAGUEN (FR) NR David Gibbs
FITZ WELL (IRE) NR Harriet Dickin
-6 GRACEFUL ABBIE 12 Robert Jones
/56- KINGS CAVE (IRE) NR Tiffany O’Dwyer
3-47 LE TUEUR (IRE) NR
Christopher Barber
/pp-p MINELLA DEVIL (IRE) 0 Lee Glanville
6/22- MONMOUTH HILL 25 Hannah Clarke
u5/55p-p3 STEVAN STEEL (IRE) 30 Janet Ackner
/0/4642-p SUZIE STAPLES 20? Stuart Sampson
*0p-pu SWEET FAB’S 0 Paul Williams
4p/fu4p4- TANGO DU ROY (IRE) 0 Ian Prichard
TO BE SURE NR Keith Cumings
WELL FIN (IRE) NR Ryan Potter

Preview extract

Suggestions in the final race of the day which is the Open Maiden and looks wide open, are ex NH All Kings, Stevan Steel ran an eight length third at Wadebridge behind Mustmeetforapint, and ex Irish Dawnie Boy for trainer David Gibbs could improve on his fourth place in Ireland in October.

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Granville’s Betting Gossip: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th January 2020

Buckfastleigh normally provides a strong betting market and the first of three points scheduled there this season saw plenty of jousting between the 18 bookies and several regular, hungry looking faces.

Punters had the edge in the opening Maiden which was divided on the day. The rangy grey Song of the Hunter was backed from 2’s to evens and put in a sound display of jumping to beat Young O’Leary (6-4) in the first section. The winner’s Irish point-to-point form included a good second behind Dolphin Square this time last year (four times winner since under David Maxwell and rated 138), so his ability was no secret. A nice early goal.

Fran Nimmo’s four-year-old Freezing Point (2’s to 7-4 fav) was ridden out on his debut to repel a bold bid by Party Tunes (10-1) in the other division run in a much slower time. The concession of 21lbs proved just too much for the runner up, but he jumped soundly and is a winner in waiting. Arctic Milly (5-2) ruined her chance with a blunder at the last, but a Mares race is there for the taking. Freezing Point has an appointment at the sales later this week.

Five Gold Bars (Rob Hawker) was backed from 6’s to 3’s before keeping on well to hold the sustained challenge of Gio’s Girl (6-4 to evens) in the Restricted. Nobodydoesitbetter (solid 4’s), who looked well after a lay off had every chance three out before finishing third, should find a similar contest.

It was hard to oppose the top hunter chaser Caid du Berlais in the feature Mixed Open. Will Biddick’s mount eased slightly from 2-5 to 1-2 and won like a 10’s-on chance. I have always liked Marcle Ridge ( 3’s at the off), although he had a few pounds to find with the winner. I joined the each way thieves at 4’s so got a few quid back when he finished a creditable second. I expect a few subsequent winners to come out of this race. Third placed Doc Carver (16’s to 14’s) will no doubt pop up in Wales. Raddon Top (20’s) put a poor Larkhill run behind him and was best of the also rans here. Crown of Thorns (10’s) will be better for the race and Soul Kaliber (8’s) was not disgraced up in grade.

It all seemed a bit easy at this stage, but the plunge on Unioniste (13-8) came unstuck in the Veteran Horses Conditions Race (excellent opportunities for 10-year olds and over). He was rated 159 in his hey day but like most of us he is not the force of old. Three Faces West (5-1) made all under Nathan Vergne and pulled out more from the top of the hill when pressed by teenager Dicky Bob (5-2 to 2’s). In the end Three Faces West drew right away with Millanisi Boy (16-1) leaving his recent form behind in second. Bradley Brook (14’s to 12’s) had been off the track for over 1500 days and was taken carefully from well off the pace before finishing third, passing Dicky Bob close home. The well backed Rye Cross (8’s to 3’s) was pulled up early after breaking a blood vessel.

The seven years plus Open Maiden attracted a large field and a very easy winner with a large name in Gottagottagetaway. Despite three non completions in his three outings, the winner was nibbled at from 16’s to 100-7 with the competent Sam Jukes replacing a claimer (who owns the gelding) in the saddle. The more experienced On Raglan Road (16-1) outran his odds to finish runner up. Clever Des Assence (3-1 jt fav) is in a good yard and took third as Chicago Lady (7-1) was disqualified.

Clive Bennett’s Shometheway (7-4 to 11-10) had a hard race winning the Carmarthenshire Restricted before Christmas, but turned out here as fresh as a daisy here to win the getting out stakes stylishly. Journey Juice (8-1) finished his race well and Cloudy Music (3’s) ran her usual game race to fill the placings. Shometheway’s dam Labarynth won a few Westcountry points a few years ago when ridden by her trainer Polly Gundry (now Polly Walker). Apart from this useful mare she has bred Marcle Ridge and promising young hurdler Shishkin, who may be Festival bound for Nicky Henderson.

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Preview: Tiverton Point-to-Point, Chipley Park Sunday, Sunday 26th January 2020

Written by: Donna Harris

Next weekend it’s the turn of the Tiverton Foxhounds meeting to take place at the popular track known as Chipley Park on Sunday 26th January. There are seven races on offer with a start time of 12 noon. 90 entries have been received.

The Mixed Open is the feature race of the day with a prize fund of £1000, with entry Art Mauresque a recent Cottenham winner, standing out for local bloodstock agent and trainer Tom Malone, with the yard bang in form at the moment. Art Mauresque has previous NH form which includes a win at Cheltenham in a Novice Chase in October 2015. They could be taken on by multiple Point winner Navanman for trainer John Heard, he has already clocked up two Open wins this season at the Wadebridge track and will need to defy top weight here. Green Winter for trainer James Ridley is another catching the eye after his one and-a-half length second to Shantou Flyer at Larkhill earlier this month.

The day opens with the Hunt Members race in which entry Jack Snipe could continue the form for Frome based trainer/ jockey Rob Hawker, who also scored at last weekends Buckfastleigh meeting, having bounced back from an injury he sustained at his yard last season. Jack Snipe won under rules when in training with Jeremy Scott, having won at the Newton Abbot, Worcester and Taunton tracks. Art of Synergy could be the ones to chase them home, having had the benefit of two outings this season, the latest when running well to finish fifth at Larkhill.

In the Restricted race Mustmeetforapint stands out for the formidable Dean Summersby team, being another shrewd buy out of Ireland having already pleased his owners with a win at Wadebridge under Darren Edwards. Will Biddick’s entry Sylvies Dance is 5lb better off in the weights, and won her maiden at Flete last season by an impressive 30 lengths. Thechaseison looks an interesting entry, out of Chris Barbers yard, should go well if following up on his eight length win at Larkhill earlier this month.

The Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race holds interesting entries with Rio Brave( Bradley Gibbs) having won three on the bounce last season at Monmouth and the two Bovilston meetings. Awesome Tunes (Carly Mather) was consistent last season with decent place form and a win at Trebuddanon, along with Banco de Logos (Dean Summersby) also having been consistent with wins at Trebudannon and Upcott Cross.

Chosen Lucky (Dean Summersby) is the pick of the entry in the PPORA Jockey Club Novice Riders race to follow up on his Wadebridge win, and could clock up a first win for young jockey Charlotte Summersby here. Both Ramble On’s (Luke Price) decent form last season, along with Hello George who is trained by Will Biddick for owner Nathan Vergne has runner up form on three occasion this season. The two are equally rated, and could join in the battle up the hill to the finish.

The first Open Maiden is for mares and fillies in which Mini Longstocking (Jo Tickle) and Cottage Rose (John Heard) are just two to mention which look progressive, and Molly Martaline (Keith Cumings) could go well on racecourse debut.

Suggestions in the final race of the day which is the Open Maiden and looks wide open, are ex NH All Kings, Stevan Steel ran an eight length third at Wadebridge behind Mustmeetforapint, and ex Irish Dawnie Boy for trainer David Gibbs could improve on his fourth place in Ireland in October.

The course offers fantastic parkland viewing with a long uphill finishing straight which always provides thrilling finishes. On course facilities are a number of hot and cold food stands, licensed beer tent, on course bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located off B3187, 3m Wellington, 1m from Milverton. Postcode TA21 0QY.

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Report: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th January 2020

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“The decaying grandstand is no longer used. It remains as a derelict monument to past glories, looking down across the acres where, twice a year, thousand still urge their fancies home….” Extracted from the excellent book A Long Time Gone by Chris Pitt

This year three meetings are scheduled to take place at the old racecourse alongside the A38. The Modbury Harriers, having moved from Flete Park was the first of these.

Racing was delayed for 35 minutes on Sunday for the last remnants of overnight frost to disappear from the course. Luckily the sun did its job and in fact stayed around to make for a pleasant afternoon for the large crowd at this popular Devon track.

The combination of the frost and the recent wet spell saw very soft ground putting a premium on stamina.

The Totnes & Bridgetown Mixed Open marked the seasonal re-appearance of top hunter chaser Caid du Berlais. Will Biddick exuded confidence on the 11-year-old, and was content to track Marcle Ridge, himself a Cheltenham hunter chase winner last May, until the second last. Once asked for his effort Biddick’s mount soon bounded clear to score by five lengths.

“He was too fresh at home and I was glad to get a run. That was plenty soft enough for him but it was a good prep for Cheltenham,” said trainer Rose Loxton, who confirmed that the Foxhunter in March followed by the valuable Punchestown champion hunter chase he has won for the last two years is the plan. “He will be my Foxhunter ride,” confirmed Will Biddick immediately after the race.

Sam Jukes had steered Marcle Ridge into the runner-up spot behind the odds-on Caid du Berlais. He went on to partner the quaintly named Gottagottagetaway to win the Favis of Salcombe sponsored Open Maiden before completing his double thanks to Shometheway, who took the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. The successful 30 year old rider also trains his two winning mounts (and Marcle Ridge) at Dimmick near Ledbury.

Although he had failed to complete the course in his previous three runs, 14-1 chance Gottagottagetaway drew right away from his pursuers down the hill to win by 12 lengths. He had decanted his owner Daniel Garlick on his last appearance at Larkhill. “He jumped well today and has a good engine,” reported Sam Jukes who expects the owner, a farrier, absent in Ireland for this victory, to be back in the saddle for a novice riders contest next.

Jukes rode his fifth winner of the season when the seven-year-old Presenting mare Shometheway followed up her easy Ffos Las success with another convincing performance in the Intermediate. A full sister to Marcle Ridge, runs in the familiar pink colours of her owner and breeder Clive Bennett, who also owns the property where Jukes trains in Gloucestershire. The owner is a fairly regular visitor to Buckfastleigh despite the three hours trip, and when asked about the plans for the useful looking Shometheway, the owner said with a wry smile, “ We will go home, have a drink and think about it.” It probably won’t take too much thinking about because this mare, out of winning pointer Labarynth, is a half sister to the exciting Nicky Henderson trained Shiskin, and goes back to a top jumping family.

The two and a half miles Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds, sponsored by Tony Glynn Scaffolding, had to be divided on the day, resulting in nine runners in each section. Taunton bloodstock agent Tom Malone supplied the first winner as Will Biddick steered home the well backed Song of the Hunter. No doubt this rangy six-year-old, by Network, will appear in the sales ring, as will the winner of the other division, the aptly named Freezing Point, whose dam is a half sister to 1998 Grand National winner Earth Summit. Freezing Point provided jockey James King with his fifth winner of the season. “That was a very professional performance,” remarked the rider of the Fran Nimmo trained four-year-old.

It was good to see jockey Rob Hawker back in the winner’s enclosure as Five Gold Bars found the better finishing pace to take the Stanley Carpets Restricted. Frome based Hawker, who also trains the winner on behalf of former Euro Millions winner Wayne Rowles and Dick Grant, suffered a perforated bowel and liver damage in an accident a year ago. “We could aim him for the Dunraven Bowl at Chepstow,” he commented.

The Jockey Club & Retraining of Racehorses Veteran Conditions race saw a game front running performance from 12-year-old Three Faces West, owned by the Notre Cheval Partnership and trained at Carhampton by Beth Childs. The winner had lost his form after a fruitful career under rules from the Philip Hobbs yard. He was certainly not for passing here under the talented Frenchman Nathan Vergne, and battled on well as such useful horses as Dicky Bob and Unioniste were seen off.

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Results: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th January 2020

Going: Soft, heavy in places

OPEN MAIDEN 4 TO 6 YEAR-OLDS ABOUT 2M 4F (SPONSOR TONY GLYNN SCAFFOLDING)

Division 1

1 Song of the Hunter (Will Biddick) evens fav tracked ldrs, led apprg last, easily

2 Young O’Leary (David Prichard) 6-4 made most, headed apprg last, no extra

3 Ahead of the Game (Byron Morcroft) 10-1 with ldrs til wknd two out

9 ran; 6l; 25l; 6m 3s

Division 2

1 Freezing Point (James King) 7-4 fav prom, disp 12th til led after two out, ran on well

2 Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 10-1 led, mstk 10th, disp from 12th every chance last, no extra flat

3 Arctic Milly (Millie Wonnacott) 5-2 chased ldrs from three out, close 3rd blundered last

9 ran; 1l; 3l; 6m 24s

 

RESTRICTED (STANLEY CARPETS)

1 Five Gold Bars (Rob Hawker) 3-1 held up, hdwy three out, led last, pushed out

2 Gio’s Girl (Will Biddick) evens fav bad mistake 2nd, hdwy 14th, effort two out, every chance last, not qckn flat

3 Nobodydoesitbetter (Darren Edwards) 4-1 alwys ldrs, slight lead three out, outpaced apprg last

9 ran 1l; 3l; 7m 11s

 

MIXED OPEN (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY)

1 Caid Du Berlais (Will Biddick) 1-2 fav held up, prog 14th, led two out, easily

2 Marcle Ridge (Sam Jukes) 3-1 led til two out, no extra apprg last, kept on but no ch wnr

3 Doc Carver (Rebecca Pugh) 14-1 imprvd to chase ldrs three out, outpaced next

11 ran 5l; 12l; 7m 2s

 

VETERAN CONDITIONS (JOCKEY CLUB & RE-TRAINING OF RACEHORSES)

1 Three Faces West (Nathan Vergne) 5-1 made all, strongly pressed two out, ran on gamely

2 Millanisi Boy (Josh Newman) 16-1 stdy hdwy 15th, went 2nd two out, kept on well

3 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 12 -1 bhd til hdwy three out, stayed on, nearest at finish

10 ran; 4l; 5l; 7m 6s

 

OPEN MAIDEN 7 YEAR-OLDS AND OVER (FAVIS OF SALCOMBE)

1 Gottagottagetaway (Sam Jukes) 14-1 went 2nd 14th, led two out, soon clear

2 On Raglan Road (Fergus Gillard) 16-1 5th at 13th, stayed on clsg stgs but no chance wnr

3 Clever Des Assence (Natalie Parker) 3-1 with ldrs til wknd two out

13 ran; original distances 12l; 3l; 1/2l ; 7m 18s; Chicago Lady finished 3rd but was disqualified following an objection by the clerk of the scales

 

INTERMEDIATE (EXETER RACECOURSE)

1 Shometheway (Sam Jukes) 11-10 fav handy, led two out, soon clear , comfortably

2 Journey Juice (Will Biddick) 8-1 hdwy 14th, 3rd two out, went 2nd apprg last

3 Cloudy Music (Darren Edwards) 3-1 well in touch, slight lead three out, kept on under pressure

10 ran; 5l; 1 1/2l; 7m 13s

 

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Entries: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th January 2020

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 4, 5 & 6 Year Old Maiden Race
2nd 12:35 Restricted Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:45 Veterans Conditions Race
5th 14:20 7 years + Open Maiden Race
6th 14:55 Intermediate Race

Course Updates:

Wednesday, 15 January 2020 at 18:52

The course is looking really good, jumps are out and ready and the going is so much better than we expected. At present it is soft with a few heavy places, The forecast is for showers and dry for the end of the week so we should have some really good racing.

Monday, 13 January 2020 at 21:09

We have had a fantastic entries weekend and the going is currently good to soft. There is further rain forecast over the week

 Preview extract:

The first of three meetings scheduled to take place at the popular Buckfastleigh course this coming weekend is where the Modbury Harriers will host their meeting on Sunday 19th January. It is by kind permission of landowners Richard & Robert Cooper and the Dart Vale & South Pool Hunt, that the Modbury Harriers have been able to relocate at this popular track.

There are six races on offer with a start time of 12 noon, they have attracted over 120 quality entries.

The course has two other major sponsors , MST and Ashburton Motor Works who also make the meeting possible along with many smaller local companies. The track is easily located alongside the A38 at Dean Prior TQ11 OLT. Fabulous track-side viewing is on offer along with a catering marquee, licensed bar with real ale,locally sourced food, trade stands and on course bookies to enjoy a flutter whilst spending a day in the country. Entry fee is £10 per person under 16’s free, 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 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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List of Races Next Race

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

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
*37-pu AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE) 12 Byron Moorcroft
-6u233-u ARCTIC MILLY 32 Leslie Jefford
b-p ASK DAI (IRE) 28? David Gibb
f33-3 BAIGNARD (FR) 26+ Harriet Brown
COURT INFORMANT (IRE) NR Thomas Weston
46p8- FAMOUS CLERMONT (FR) NR Christopher Barber
*80/- FAT SAM NR Alan Walter
4f60- FIER JAGUEN (FR) NR David Gibbs
FREEZING POINT (IRE) NR Francesca Nimmo
*0/5b4- GIOVANNI ACUTO (FR) 15 Annabelle Bacon
HOOKY STREET (IRE) NR Francesca Nimmo
/pp- MINELLA DEVIL (IRE) 0 Lee Glanville
*28/68/-p MYBOYSAM 0 Victoria Sleep
OUTONPAROLE (IRE) NR John Heard
p4pu- PARTY TUNES (IRE) NR Dean Summersby
01p-u PETIT PETARD 27 Hannah Clarke
/5- ROLL ON ROSCO 19 John Heard
2p3f- SONG OF THE HUNTER(FR) NR Thomas Malone
9/0/4642- SUZIE STAPLES 20? Stuart Sampson
/p5p- TAKEABID (IRE) 16 Stuart Sampson
TERMINAFOND (FR) NR Sam Holdsworth
-p THE BIG NIPPER 0 Peter Shaw
-8 THIS’LL DO 12 Leslie Jefford
TIME TO DEPLOY (IRE) NR Jill Dennis
*80-p TOWER VIEW (IRE) 0 Victoria Collins
fp- WESTDANTE (IRE) NR Mr Max Young
455p-2 YOUNG O’LEARY (IRE) 31+ Ian Prichard

Preview extract

The Opening Maiden race is sponsored by Tony Glynn Scaffolding and could well be divided on the day with 27 entered. Entry Artic Millie looks to be another ride for jockey Millie Wonnacott here and could be competitive with previous place form, they may be taken on by entry Song Of The Hunter under Will Biddick for Trainer and Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone, the horse had place form before heading over from Ireland. Young O’Leary ran second at the Barbury course in December for the Ian Prichard team and holds the highest rating, whilst Baigngard for Fergus Gilllard, Outonparole(John Heard) also look interesting debutants, and Suzie Suzie Staples is a worthy each way bet on previous place form when second at the Flete Park meeting for trainer Stuart Sampson.

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Race 2 – Restricted Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
/pp1ppp- AULD SPORT (IRE) 32 Richard Morgan
4/pup44- CIDER ‘N’ BLACK 29?
Michael Sweetland
f5p/2132- FIVE GOLD BARS (IRE) 37 Robert Hawker
21/6226p- GERTIES GARTER 35 Ed Walker
1/-2 GIO’S GIRL 34+ Ed Walker
12u15-4 MERCHANT HOUSE (IRE) 35 Leslie Jefford
p68pp3-p MILITARY MISCHIEF (IRE) 27? Jane Western
u3p3/5/1- NOBODYDOESITBETTER 34 Andrew Jackson
*548//p32- OSCAR MOR (IRE) 36 Jade Barber
p55f123- RIVERS END (IRE) NR Kieren Buckley
*0007/-3 THE MINKLE (IRE) 29+ Anthony Fear
/p4234/1- TRULY SPOKEN 34 Sally Alner

Preview extract

In the Stanley Carpets-sponsored Restricted race Gio’s Girl stands out for Ottery based-trainer Ed Walker having won her maiden at Flete Park under Will Biddick and has already clocked up a creditable second at Wadebridge behind Neetside first time out this season in December. Oscar Mor(Jade Barber) clocked up a two length second to Earth Leader at Little Windsor also in December. The ex Irish import Nobodydoesitbetter won his maiden last season by a healthy 12 lengths for the Andrew Jackson team.

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Race 3 – Mixed Open Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
/145231-3 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 40 Robert Chanin
3p423up- BENEFICIAL JOE (IRE) 36 Jason Warner
1151/1p1- CAID DU BERLAIS (FR) 48 Rose Loxton
*3/112114- CROWN OF THORNS 42+ Sarah Pidsley
12/21u13- DICKY BOB 45 Verity Nicholls
*657522-f DILIGENT (FR) 38? Mary Sanderson
*/831243- DOC CARVER (IRE) NR Dennis Pugh
23/p4p4-1 FRELIA (IRE) 42 David Gibbs
12/21321- HEANEY (IRE) 43
Claire Wonnacott
/23/41-222 HELLO GEORGE (IRE) 43 Will Biddick
p5/1111- HIGHWAY JEWEL (IRE) 39 David Gibbs
/123222-p IMOGENS THUNDER (IRE) 40 Mary Tory
3ppp3p-6 JABOLTISKI (SPA) 32 Melanie Dixon
11/11212- MARCLE RIDGE (IRE) 44 Sam Jukes
80/fpf023- MODEL CLOUD (IRE) 37? Reg Hopkins
21/114-3p RADDON TOP (IRE) 39 Leslie Jefford
*/05u40/- SILSOL (GER) NR Will Biddick
22112111- SOUL KALIBER (IRE) 41
Dean Summersby
67361433- TIGER SAM (IRE) 34 Laura Hurley
*7p/11-1p WATERLOO WARRIOR (IRE) 38 Jake Slatter
11/61121- WIND TOR 43 Edward Walker
*12/3p89- WISHICOULD (IRE) NR
Gordon Chambers

Preview extract

The feature race of the day will be the Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored Mixed Open race which has an entry from in-form trainer Rose Loxton with Caid Du Berlais, a winner of all of his six Points to date and a Hunter Chase winner at Punchestown for the past two seasons, he sets the standard here if by passing the Larkhill meeting the day before. Local trainer Claire Wonnacott will be hoping her entry Heaney will go well for daughter Millie to ride. Millie Wonnacott will still be on a high from her win on Fingerontheswitch at Kempton Park last weekend. She has previously won a Hunter Chase at Exeter on Heaney, the combination have won four of his nine starts in Points and placed second or third in the remaining five. Crown of Thorns out of the Sarah Pidsley yard won his Restricted race at this course last season, he looks again to have the booking of reigning champion Will Biddick aboard and could be considered. Silsol has decent form under rules having won over 128k and is a ride here for Ella Orttewell, who was a winning combination with There’s No Panic last season. Silsol looks to have potential to get her back in the winners enclosure again. Marcle Ridge is another to catch the eye having won a Hunter Chase at Cheltenham in May although is another to hold an entry at Larkhill on Saturday, and the entry of multiple point winner Soul Kaliber for Darren Edwards and team Summersby who are also in form should make this race one not to be missed.

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Race 4 – Veteran Conditions Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
/145231-3 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 40 Robert Chanin
45p5242p- BEUVRON (FR) 38? Sam Holdsworth
3171/2///- BRADLEY BROOK (IRE) 40? Nicola Martin
*11/606-p CHICORIA (IRE) 30? Chloe Boxall
*56/35-pf DICK DARSIE (IRE) 00? Rachel Bartlett
12/21u13- DICKY BOB 45 Verity Nicholls
*7/4/pp6- HAVE A GO HERO (IRE) NR Kirstin Mellor
*75076-pp HOLEINTHEWALL BAR(IRE) 22
Tracey Barfoot-Saunt
22431/-f4 INCH ROCK (IRE) 39? Ed Walker
//p4p835- MERRION SQUARE (IRE) 33
Christopher Barber
*12p5/pp- MILLANSIE BOY NR Neil McLean
11p/24p3- NORMAN CONQUEST 36? Robert Chanin
5f3342p0- O MAONLAI (IRE) 36? Hannah Welch
3-5p321-p RYE CROSS (IRE) 43 Sam Jukes
22112111- SOUL KALIBER (IRE) 41
Dean Summersby
1/48237-4 SPANISH ARCH (IRE) 40 Victoria Sollitt
*p211pp/- TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE) NR
Gordon Chambers
*7/50pp- THE IBBSTER (IRE) NR
Alexandra Goodman
*3ffp/p-3 THREE FACES WEST (IRE) 39 Bethen Childs
*32202p-p THUMB STONE BLUES (IRE) 34 Byron Moorcroft
534432-2 TRAVERTINE (IRE) 34 Bobby Thomas
5/93pp*7- TULSA JACK (IRE) NR
John Smith-Maxwell
17/2422- UNIONEAST (FR) 40 Will Biddick

Preview extract

There is a race here sponsored by The Jockey Club and Retraining of Racehorses Veteran Horse Conditions race for older horses. This could be a battle between two popular greys, Dicky Bob, well known in the area and has won 14 of his starts to date, including a treble at this course for Dartmoor trainer Verity Nicholls. They could be taken on by another stylish winning grey Unioniste, now trained by Will Biddick to be ridden by Connor Houlihan. Unioniste is owned by David Maxwell and could again be targeted at Hunter Chases in which he has won three and finished runner up on four occasions. He has won over 176k under Rules when in training with champion trainer Paul Nicholls, which include a win at Cheltenham in 2012 when ridden by Paul’s nephew Harry Derham, who is now his assistant trainer.

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Race 5 – 7 years + Open Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
4224/3pp- ALWAYS ON THE BALL (FR) NR Chloe Boxall
54432fp-7 ATTACOTTI (IRE) 33 Pauline Geering
540224-f BEST TO COME (IRE) 27? Byron Moorcroft
*0-/r4f- BET ON BETTY 25 Christine Gray
*2/44ppp- BOBONYX NR Emily Shepherd
*46/305-5 CHICAGO LADY (IRE) 14 Leslie Jefford
822/f37- CLASSICAL DAYTIME (IRE) 26? Mr Max Young
6/f5/5-2 CLEVER DES ASSENCE (FR) 30 Laura Parker
*345/4/- CYDERCOURT (IRE) NR Andrew Leyshon
*5-ff33/- DERRYHALE (IRE) NR Stuart Penny
p/-pf FOXY CHARLIE 0 Andrew Carter
Rp/-u GOTTAGOTTAGETAWAY(IRE) 0 Sam Jukes
64434-75 HERE COMES MOLLY (IRE) 24?
Tracey Barfoot-Saunt
*600/ppp- MAD FOR ACTION (IRE) 0 Abigail Lewis
7p2pp-f ON RAGLAN ROAD (FR) 00? Harriet Brown
5322/72/- PASCHALS DREAM (IRE) NR Daniel Bourne
*06600/p- PLAY WITH THE WIND NR Bobby Thomas
/u-p SCHEMLI PFLUMLI 0 Joe Tickle
*0/pp36- TARRYTOWN (FR) 29 Melanie Dixon
*0007/-3 THE MINKLE (IRE) 29+ Anthony Fear

Preview extract

The Open Maiden race for 7yrs and over is sponsored by The Favis of Salcombe, and has Barbury runner-up Clever des Assence for Minehead trainer Laura Parker entered, also third at Barbury The Minkle for trainer Antony Fear, and Chicago Lady who was eye catching until fading into fifth at Wadebridge in Dec for the Les Jefford team among the 20 entered.

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Race 6 – Intermediate Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
3p34p1-40 BALLYBRUFF (IRE) 36? Leslie Jefford
25432113- BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) 37
Dean Summersby
1/2p44/43- BRICKS AND BEAMS (IRE) 35
Linda Syckelmoore
2143R3-5 BRIDGE OF SPIES (IRE) 38 George Beilby
1132222-4 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 39
Dean Summersby
31/4524-2 DAN’S WEE MAN 36 Peter Mason
1333511-5 DRAGON DE LA TOUR (FR) 37 Neil McLean
133ppp4-3 DRUID SPITFIRE 35 Robert Chanin
ff-24p261- JOURNEY JUICE 37 Ed Walker
2u-55121- LURE DES PRES (IRE) 37+ Mike Vanstone
25p/5/14- MAGHERAL EXPRESS (IRE) 37 Julie Mansell
5p/p3/11- MAHLER STYLE (IRE) 36 Alan Walter
41p/52-0 MICKY STARK 35? Zoe Hawkins
p2p2/471- MINIM MOUSE 39 Chloe Newman
12ur/2421- MISSYLADIE (FR) 37 Sam Holdsworth
11p/24p3- NORMAN CONQUEST 36? Robert Chanin
/4p3114-2 ROBIN WHY NOT (IRE) 37 Joe Tickle
55/321p-1 SHOMETHEWAY (IRE) 39+ Sam Jukes
/2p511/-p SWINCOMBE TOBY 36 Sally Alner

Preview extract

Finally up is the Exeter Racecoursesponsored Intermediate race, where Banco de Logo’s a winner of two last season at Trebudannon
and Upcott Cross for team Summersby hold a strong claim here. Along with Dan’s Wee Man (Peter
Mason) after his second at Ffos Las, and Magheral Express for trainer Julie Mansell an easy winner at
Monmouth last February, all hold decent form among the 19 entries.

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Preview: Modbury Harriers Point to Point at Buckfastleigh on 19 January 2020

Written by: Donna Harris

The first of three meetings scheduled to take place at the popular Buckfastleigh course this coming weekend is where the Modbury Harriers will host their meeting on Sunday 19th January. It is by kind permission of landowners Richard & Robert Cooper and the Dart Vale & South Pool Hunt, that the Modbury Harriers have been able to relocate at this popular track.

There are six races on offer with a start time of 12 noon, they have attracted over 120 quality entries.

The feature race of the day will be the Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored Mixed Open race which has an entry from in-form trainer Rose Loxton with Caid Du Berlais, a winner of all of his six Points to date and a Hunter Chase winner at Punchestown for the past two seasons, he sets the standard here if by passing the Larkhill meeting the day before. Local trainer Claire Wonnacott will be hoping her entry Heaney will go well for daughter Millie to ride. Millie Wonnacott will still be on a high from her win on Fingerontheswitch at Kempton Park last weekend. She has previously won a Hunter Chase at Exeter on Heaney, the combination have won four of his nine starts in Points and placed second or third in the remaining five. Crown of Thorns out of the Sarah Pidsley yard won his Restricted race at this course last season, he looks again to have the booking of reigning champion Will Biddick aboard and could be considered. Silsol has decent form under rules having won over 128k and is a ride here for Ella Orttewell, who was a winning combination with There’s No Panic last season. Silsol looks to have potential to get her back in the winners enclosure again. Marcle Ridge is another to catch the eye having won a Hunter Chase at Cheltenham in May although is another to hold an entry at Larkhill on Saturday, and the entry of multiple point winner Soul Kaliber for Darren Edwards and team Summersby who are also in form should make this race one not to be missed.

The Opening Maiden race is sponsored by Tony Glynn Scaffolding and could well be divided on the day with 27 entered. Entry Artic Millie looks to be another ride for jockey Millie Wonnacott here and could be competitive with previous place form, they may be taken on by entry Song Of The Hunter under Will Biddick for Trainer and Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone, the horse had place form before heading over from Ireland. Young O’Leary ran second at the Barbury course in December for the Ian Prichard team and holds the highest rating, whilst Baigngard for Fergus Gilllard, Outonparole(John Heard) also look interesting debutants, and Suzie Suzie Staples is a worthy each way bet on previous place form when second at the Flete Park meeting for trainer Stuart Sampson.

In the Stanley Carpets-sponsored Restricted race Gio’s Girl stands out for Ottery based-trainer Ed Walker having won her maiden at Flete Park under Will Biddick and has already clocked up a creditable second at Wadebridge behind Neetside first time out this season in December. Oscar Mor((Jade Barber) clocked up a two length second to Earth Leader at Little Windsor also in December. The ex Irish import Nobodydoesitbetter won his maiden last season by a healthy 12 lengths for the Andrew Jackson team.

There is a race here sponsored by The Jockey Club and Retraining of Racehorses Veteran Horse Conditions race for older horses. This could be a battle between two popular greys, Dicky Bob, well known in the area and has won 14 of his starts to date, including a treble at this course for Dartmoor trainer Verity Nicholls. They could be taken on by another stylish winning grey Unioniste, now trained by Will Biddick to be ridden by Connor Houlihan. Unioniste is owned by David Maxwell and could again be targeted at Hunter Chases in which he has won three and finished runner up on four occasions. He has won over 176k under Rules when in training with champion trainer Paul Nicholls, which include a win at Cheltenham in 2012 when ridden by Paul’s nephew Harry Derham, who is now his assistant trainer.

The Open Maiden race for 7yrs and over is sponsored by The Favis of Salcombe, and has Barbury runner-up Clever des Assence for Minehead trainer Laura Parker entered, also third at Barbury The Minkle for trainer Antony Fear, and Chicago Lady who was eye catching until fading into fifth at Wadebridge in Dec for the Les Jefford team among the 20 entered.

Finally up is the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, where Banco de Logo’s a winner of two last season at Trebudannon and Upcott Cross for team Summersby hold a strong claim here. Along with Dan’s Wee Man (Peter Mason) after his second at Ffos Las, and Magheral Express for trainer Julie Mansell an easy winner at Monmouth last February, all hold decent form among the 19 entries.

The course has two other major sponsors , MST and Ashburton Motor Works who also make the meeting possible along with many smaller local companies. The track is easily located alongside the A38 at Dean Prior TQ11 OLT. Fabulous track-side viewing is on offer along with a catering marquee, licensed bar with real ale,locally sourced food, trade stands and on course bookies to enjoy a flutter whilst spending a day in the country. Entry fee is £10 per person under 16’s free, Dogs on leads welcome.

A full fixture list for both Devon & Cornwall and Wessex area, can be obtained by sending a SAE to Claire Hitch Barn Lane Farm, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LD.

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