Entries: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 15th March 2020

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
PR 11:00 Pony Racing
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champion Chase Mens Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Ladies Open Race
6th 14:55 Novice Riders Race
7th 15:30 4&5 Year Olds Flat Race Race

Course Updates:

Thursday, 12 Mar, 17:25

The course is soft and drying nicely

Wednesday, 11 Mar, 11:15

Buckfastleigh, the going is still soft with a few heavy places, it is improving daily and hopefully with the weather forecast should improve further.

Friday, 6 Mar, 14:19

Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Sunday March 15th, The course is drying nicely, the going is now officially soft heavy in places we hope for further improvement.

Tues, 3 Mar, 18:37

The Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday March 15, the going is currently heavy, soft in places.

The fences have been moved after our January meeting and we have good grass cover.

The Feature race is £1000 mens Champion Chase and Exeter Racecourse are sponsoring the Intermediate which is a qualifier for their final.

Preview extract:

A great way to end Cheltenham Festival week is to go along to the Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers meeting at Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, where they host their meeting on Sunday 15th March.

Pony racing sponsored by Barton Sawmills heads up the action at 11am. With the main seven race card commencing at 12 noon.

This track is steeped in history, it offers fantastic viewing, beer tent, hot and cold food and refreshments, on course bookies and a host of interesting trade stands. Easy access along the A38 Post code TQ11 0LT. Entrance to the course is £10 per person, children under 16 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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Pony Racing

Race 1 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN, DIVISION 1

138cm (m 6f ) MAIDEN
1 Artemis Morgan Menedh Jumping Jack Flash
2 Katie Vernon Southcroft Pimms
3 Archie Pearse Zellions Frolic
4 Hannah Smith Mayphillic Sea Pearl
5 Lauren Callister Newoak Dream Catcher
6 William White Strasburg Boy
7 Lowan Cruise Mills Chico
8 Harrison Day Jessie Jazz It Up
9 Harry Robinson Antsar Peeptoe

Race 2 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN, DIVISION 2

138cm (m 6f ) OPEN
1 Freddie Fletcher
Temmas Diamonds Forever
2 Billy Broomfield
Anton Bubble Of Spring
3 Margot Scudamore Churchill
4 Rian Corcoran Willow The Wisp
5 James Dawkins
Luanshya Ambassador
6 Billy Loughnane Clear The Track
7 Megan Ridsdale Veno Star
8 Bruce Vaughan
The Gentle Touch
9 Taylor Fisher Oh My Days

Race 3 148cm (m 8f ) OPEN

148cm (m 8f ) OPEN
1 Otis Morgan Tarka
2 Daniel Ellis O’flynn’s Daughter
3 Molly Landau Roy Boy Green
4 Alfie Godfrey Calypso
5 Daisy White Aries
6 Henry Pugh Heavenly Rose
7 Walter Fisher-barnett Miss Dolly
8 Ruby Fisher-barnett She’sagoodun
9 Taylor Fisher Annie R U Ok

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Race 1 – Members Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
242p-p5p BEUVRON (FR) 37? Sam Holdsworth
/42f2/36- MOONARO (IRE) 32? Susan Darke
3/p344-p RAGGED DREAM (FR) 24 Hannah Welch
37f63-54 SKYLANDER (IRE) 36 Robert Chanin
2pfp-32p SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE) 38 Rebecca Welch
*0/pp36-5 TARRYTOWN (FR) 29 Melanie Dixon
/p/6p3-1 THE METERS RUNNING(IRE) 34+ Gordon Chambers

Preview extract

The opening Members race is sponsored by Ashburton Motors. This looks to be a battle among the locals, with The Meters Running for the Gordon Chambers yard looking to follow up on his Great Trethew win last weekend. They could come up against Rebecca Welch’s Somewhere To Be who ran second at Wadebridge, but found the conditions tough when pulling up at Great Trethew last weekend, and Moonaro another local entry who has clocked up some decent previous place form for the Kingsbridge based Darke family.

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Race 2 – Open Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
ppuf3p/- ASKRUMOR (IRE) 27? Chris Cox
*84/57p-p BLACKFYRE (IRE) NR Dean Jones
26//- BOOMTOWN KNAT (IRE) 30? Zoe Lewis
*2246-u5 BRANDY JAMES (GER) 5
Timothy Vaughan
6/f5/5-23 CLEVER DES ASSENCE (FR) 30 Laura Parker
-p CLOSE FRIEND (IRE) 0
Gearoid Costelloe
*80/-4f FAT SAM 31+ Alan Walter
2-up FEU DES MALBERAUX (FR) 32 Joe Tickle
FLICK THE SWITCH NR Victoria Collins
u3/pp2-4 GUNNER VIC 24 Hugh Thomas
62*3-f HENRY’S REGIME 18?
Mervyn Woodward
pp3-ppp MILITARY MISCHIEF (IRE) 27? Jane Western
/42f2/36- MOONARO (IRE) 32? Susan Darke
RESTLESS BRIAN NR Robert Hawker
/5-u ROLL ON ROSCO 19 John Heard
55p-p342 STEVAN STEEL (IRE) 30 Janet Ackner
/p5p-7 TAKEABID (IRE) 16 Stuart Sampson
/48-up THE DEVON DUMPLING 23 Sam Holdsworth
p3p4p/- THE RIGHT PROIFILE (IRE) NR Carly Mather
TIP TOP MOUNTAIN (IRE) NR Ian Chanin
-p TOP CLICHE NR Jill Dennis
*80-p4 TOWER VIEW (IRE) 0 Victoria Collins
WONDER FLOW NR Helen Bament

Preview extract

Clever Des Assence (Laura Parker) ran third here at the January meeting, and Steven Steel ( Janet Ackner) with a second at the Didmarton meeting, are just two catching the eye in the Luscombe Maye-sponsored Open Maiden race.

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Race 3 – Westcountry Champion Chase, Mens Open Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
5231-3p1 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 42 Robert Chanin
/2134-1 BIG GEORGIE (IRE) 41 James Ridley
/21u13-4 DICKY BOB 44 Verity Nicholls
1/up11/-1 FISHY STORY 44+ Stuart Sampson
115/2212- HERBERT PARK (IRE) 43 Ray Alford
p5/1111- HIGHWAY JEWEL (IRE) 40 David Gibbs
222-p616 IMOGENS THUNDER (IRE) 40 Mary Tory
457p-733 KERISPER (FR) 26
Alexander Gibbons
p5/pp-22 MILLANSIE BOY 42 Neil McLean
112-1113 NAVANMAN (IRE) 46 John Heard
*5/61p/p- POTTERS APPROACH (IRE) NR Patricia Shaw
30/214-1 SAUSALITO SUNRISE (IRE) 47 Alexandra Dunn
*14/8p7-4 TANIT RIVER (IRE) 39 Abbi Vaughan
*ffp/p-312 THREE FACES WEST (IRE) 44 Bethen Childs
/61121-p1 WIND TOR 43 Edward Walker

Preview extract

The feature race of the day is the £1000 West Country Men’s Open Champion Chase which is sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd. Entries include previous National Hunt winner Sausalito Sunrise for the Alexandra Dunn team, he won a Hunter Chase at Hexham last season, and started this season with an impressive ten length win at Cocklebarrow in January. Fishy Story for trainer Stuart Sampson, could figure and was impressive when she bounced back from a year’s break when she battled on for a short head win ahead of Sixteen Letters at Milborne St Andrew last month. Three Faces West (Bethan Childs) has strong claims after his win at this track in January under jockey Nathan Vergne, although holds an entry at the Cothelstone meeting on Saturday. Local entry Dicky Bob (Verity Nicholls), now a veteran, knows this track well and could figure here.

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Race 4 – Intermediate Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
4p1-4050 BALLYBRUFF (IRE) 34? Leslie Jefford
/44/123p- BALLYVODOCK (IRE) 39
Gordon Chambers
432113-2 BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) 38
Dean Summersby
4524-252 DAN’S WEE MAN 35 Peter Mason
f2-u21 HARD GROUND 37+
Gearoid Costelloe
/u2pu2-2 JABBEA (IRE) 40 Mary Sanderson
4p261-28 JOURNEY JUICE 38 Ed Walker
1p/52-0s MICKY STARK 34? Zoe Hawkins
r/2421-up MISSYLADIE (FR) 37 Sam Holdsworth
p3p/12p- MY KING (FR) 35 Anna Johnston
*22/-311 NICKELSONTHEDIME (IRE) 39+ Neil McLean
p/24p3-p NORMAN CONQUEST 36? Robert Chanin
p2p334-f PRINCE OF POETS 36? Lucy Mager
252-11 THE GALLOPING BEAR 38+ Ben Clarke

Preview extract

In the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate, team Summersby’s Banco de Logos ran a decent three length second at Chipley Park and should be among the favourites with jockey Darren Edwards on a winning roll. Outside raider Hard Ground (Gearoid Costello) won his restricted at Higham last month and is the highest rated, but looks to prefer a sound surface which he may not find here unless the ground dries. The Galloping Bear for the Ben Clarke team looks progressive with wins at Ffoss Las and Wadebridge, with the ground not seeming an issue for him could score again for jockey Darren Andrews.

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Race 5 – Ladies Open Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
/21u13-4 DICKY BOB 44 Verity Nicholls
44/12p1-1 GOLDBURY (IRE) 41+ Laura Parker
12/21321- HEANEY (IRE) 44
Claire Wonnacott
2431/-f43 INCH ROCK (IRE) 40 Ed Walker
u8/58531- IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 40 Lee Glanville
u632d2-3 ITS ALL OR NOTHING 41 Charlotte Rowe
1112p-81 MASTER BAKER 45 Lisa Jefford
*1/5617p- MENDIP EXPRESS (IRE) 44 Bethen Childs
*5/61p/p- POTTERS APPROACH (IRE) NR Patricia Shaw
*05u40/-1 SILSOL (GER) 43+ Will Biddick
/61121-p1 WIND TOR 43 Edward Walker

Preview extract

The popular grey Dicky Bob also holds an entry in the Skinners Ladies Open race, which may be a preferred option for the gelding, with the booking of local jockey Millie Wonnacott to ride. Millie also looks to have the option of riding her mother’s owned and trained Heaney who was impressive when winning a Hunter Chase at Exeter last April. This race looks very competitive with recent Chipley Park winner Silsol for jockey Ella Orttewell, Badbury Rings winner Master Baker for Jo Supple, and promising young mare Goldbury having the benefit of a mare’s weight allowance and won nicely at the Wadebridge December meeting under Natalie Parker, also among the entries.

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Race 6 – Novice Riders Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
p/73422- ATHREEOTHREE(IRE) 42 Louise Hendy
*/05p65- BALKINSTOWN (IRE) NR Michael Bowen
1/606-p53 CHICORIA (IRE) 30? Chloe Boxall
*26/925/- FIRE IN HIS EYES (IRE) NR Bobby Thomas
*1/5617p- MENDIP EXPRESS (IRE) 44 Bethen Childs
p5/pp-22 MILLANSIE BOY 42 Neil McLean
/114-3p41 RADDON TOP (IRE) 40 Leslie Jefford
1331p/13- SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE) 43 Alan Hill
*/50pp-u4 THE IBBSTER (IRE) 32
Alexandra Goodman

Preview extract

TheWinston Pincombe-sponsored Novice Riders race could go the way of recent Wadebridge winner Raddon Top (Les Jefford) for promising young jockey Conor Houlihan, who will try and fend off multiple Point winner Supreme Danehill (Alan Hill) who is also among the nine entered.

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Race 7 – 4 & 5 Year Olds Flat Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
ALLABOUTTHEMEMORIES NR Lee Glanville
ANY ALIBIS NR Gearoid Costelloe
BEAUTIFUL PROSPECT NR Alan Hill
CHARLOTTES WAY (IRE) NR Julie Mansell
CILLABROOKE NR Zoe Hawkins
-3 DROMORE MOUNTAIN 26 Gareth Moore
-4 FAIRLEY EQUAL 12 Zoe Hawkins
FEVERTRE (IRE) NR Nicola Martin
0 GET ON RON 0 Victoria Sleep
MIDNIGHT BILLY NR Jill Dennis
QUEEN KALAMBA (IRE) NR Jazmin Hosgood
RED CAP (IRE) NR Robert Chanin
SALVINO (IRE) NR Ben Clarke
SANDAROC NR Gerard Supple
SATURDAY SONG NR Gearoid Costelloe
SUN RISING HILL (IRE) NR Francesca Nimmo
THE RAMP SLEEPER NR Teresa Clark
TIP TOP MOUNTAIN (IRE) NR Ian Chanin
-3 VAIN GIRL 32 Alan Hill

Preview extract

To end the day is a four & five year old Flat race which is sponsored by M1 Plant Engineering, with debutants to note as suggestions being Fevertre (Nicky Martin) The Ramp Sleeper(Teresa Clark) and local entry Allaboutthememories (Lee Glanville).

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