Cheltenham Hunter Chase night and Punchestown Champion Hunter Chase – At The Races – Punters Lounge Forum

Darran Pearce previews the Cheltenham and Punchestown hunter chases.

It is great to have Cheltenhams hunter chase night back after a year off last year and there there looks to be some cracking action in store across the 7 races. Over in Ireland we have their big hunter chase of the season at Punchestown where Caid Du Berlais will be looking to land the hat-trick….
— Read on forum.punterslounge.com/topic/177230-cheltenham-hunter-chase-night-and-punchestown-champion-hunter-chase/

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – FOUR BURROW AT TREBUDANNON 24TH APRIL 2021

Granville’s Betting Gossip: There was plenty of betting money flying about at Trebudannon for the eight races at the Four Burrow meeting. Unfortunately my cash flew in the wrong direction – straight into the bookies satchels.

David Phillips and Rich Pittard again did duty for the layers, and continued the innovation of taking telephone bets from punters at home watching the live streaming. 

All eight favourites were beaten, starting with Honest Opinion who drifted from 4-5 to 5-4 in the face of good money for The Dartmoor Rose (6’s to 5-2). The mare made up for a moderate display at Maisemore Park last month, but in fairness that race has thrown up three subsequent winners apart from the blooming rose. Newcomer Benny’s Miracle was cut from 3’s to 6-4 in a weak market and showed promise to finish third.

Eric The Third, ridden by Charlotte Summersby
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. RoR & The Jockey Club conditions race winner Eric The Third, ridden by Charlotte Summersby. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

Eric The Third (6-1) had won his share of races over jumps in his time, but was in the winner’s circle for the first time for two and a half years in the 12 –runner veterans event. Now with John Heard, and competently ridden by Charlotte Summersby, the gelding kept on strongly to hold a gallant effort from Awesome Tunes (7-1).  2-1 joint favourites Purple N’ Gold (from 7-2) and Soul Kaliber (from3’s) failed to sparkle.

It was unusual to see digital odds of 7-5 displayed against Port O’Clock’s name in the Conditions. That didn’t stop him from making all the running after a protracted duel with Crown of Thorns (1-2 to 2-5 fav), who went down fighting in trying to give the winner 6 lbs.

Race winner Port O'Clock, ridden by Darren Edwards
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Conditions race winner Port O’Clock, ridden by Darren Edwards. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

River Myth (evens to 4-6) was the next jolly to keep the bookies smiling in the Men’s Open. She led until four out, but weakened quickly at the next. Despite looking in need of the race, 4-1 chance Los Alamos ran down Talk of the South (8-1) in the home straight.  The winner is by Galileo and had been in the doldrums since winning for Joseph O’Brien in the colours of J P McManus in his younger days.

Master Baker (evens to 4-5 fav) and Chosen Lucky (11-10) jousted at the head of the market for the Ladies’ Open, but a bet of £500 to £50 was enough to see The Last But One cut from 10’s to 6’s. He duly obliged thanks to a fine display of jumping under Chloe Emsley. Master Baker ran his usual genuine race to finish runner up, but age has caught up with him nowadays and his owner announced  his honourable retirement afterwards.

The defeat of well fancied horses was getting a bit monotonous now, but worse was to come for one punter. A gamble on four-year-old Snow Stoppin Him went badly astray.  He was forced down from 8-1 to even money (bets of £ 800 to £100 and £400 to £100 were noted) in the first Maiden won by front running Party Tunes (2’s to 6-4). This easy winner was the middle leg of a fine treble for jockey Darren Edwards and trainer Dean Summersby.

Four Burrow Point-To-Point Maiden (Division 1)Race winner Party Tunes, ridden by Darren Edwards
Four Burrow Point-To-Point Maiden (Division 1)Race winner Party Tunes, ridden by Darren Edwards

The same combination came good in the second Maiden when Russian Invasion (5-2) sauntered home impressively from the only other finisher of the nine starters What a Bug (20-1). This time there was an amazing plunge on Bourbon Prince, seen at 8’s early before going off a shade of odds on (4-6). A former flat racer, he had shown a modicum of ability in points but had been off the track for over two years.  

Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Open Maiden Division two race winner Russian Invasion (nearside), ridden by Darren Edwards. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Open Maiden Division two race winner Russian Invasion (nearside), ridden by Darren Edwards. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

The two market leaders fought out the finish of the getting out stakes with the Fran Nimmo trained Kinondo Kwetu (3-1) completing a double for Will Biddick. The useful looking five-year-old overhauled Funky Sensation (2’s to 4-5 fav) in the home straight.

Race winner Kinondo Kwetu, ridden by Will Biddick
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Maiden (NWFAA) race winner Kinondo Kwetu, ridden by Will Biddick. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

I suppose my regular readers of Granville’s betting gossip (both of you?) will want to know how I contributed to the bookies profits.  Well, it was easy. Four bets, four losers – but I will be back at Flete. There’s never a last race for Granville’s Betting Gossip.

Next Fixture

Flete Park Races on 1st May 2021. Livestream (buy tickets below) and Telephone betting are both available.

Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

ENTRIES: FLETE PARK RACES (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES CO. LTD) AT FLETE PARK ON SAT 1st MAY 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Flete Park Races (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd) Point-To-Point and this fixture is being run BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and as such there will be no blue zone for the paying public at the fixture. The fixture will be live streamed and telephone betting is available, see below for details.

Printable version of the Flete Park Races Racecard

You can download a printable PDF of the racecard from the eventbrite ticket add-on page. The race card will be loaded there after it is published on Friday evening.

RaceStart timeLink to Flete Park Races entries and form for race
138 Pony Race 13:00Mr Anthony Mildmay-White 138cm Pony Race
148cm Pony Race13:20Mr Anthony Mildmay-White 148cm Pony Race
1st14:00Marchand Petit Maiden (NWFAA) Race
2nd14:35Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race
3rd15:10Skinner’s and Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Ladies Open 4 Mile Race (11st 5lb)
4th15:45Brewin Dolphin Conditions (Level 3) Race
5th16:20Artemis Morgan and Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Conditions (level 2) Novice Riders Race
6th16:55The White House Farm and Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co. Ltd Maiden 2m 4f Race
Four Burrow

Flete Park Races Course Updates:

Ground will be watered during the week to achieve Good, Good to Firm by race day as per the last meeting. All bends have been moved to fresh ground. Showers are forecast later in the week but we will NOT be relying on them. (updated 5 pm Sunday 25th April)

Flete Park Races Preview extract:

The second meeting to be held on the beautiful Flete Park Estate in South Devon, takes place this coming Saturday 1st May. The meeting will again be held behind closed doors due to current Covid restriction, but can be watched online via eventbrite live streaming. The main six race card commences at 2pm and has attracted 77 entries.

Flete Park Races Live Stream

Live streaming of the races with race commentary and all day presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght is on offer for the eight Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 1.00pm with the first of the races.

There is a fee of £10 plus a small Eventbrite admin fee to view the race meeting, which is the same cost as if you attended as a spectator, and the sport needs the income from live streaming to ensure its future.

Flete Park Races Telephone Betting

Some bookmakers will be offering a betting service by phoning them and opening up an account.

For those spectators wanting to place a bet, the contact numbers to register are 07711 298746 for Richard Pittard and 07810 775119 for Dave Phillips. The deadline to register for bets at this event is one hour before racing commences.

Full details will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website at Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

Flete Park Races Green and Amber zone entry tickets

Participants (Green Zone) and owners (Amber Zone) will need to apply for tickets and complete a health declaration to be allowed to enter the course.

The tickets and the latest information required for accessing the course on the day can be obtained from https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

Flete Park Races ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=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 entries 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Pony Race 1 – Mr Anthony Mildmay-White 138cm Race

# 138 Pony Name Rider Name Surname RiderAge Sex Colour HeightPony Age Silk Body Colour Silk Body pattern Arms Colour Arms Pattern Cap Colour Cap Pattern
1Antsar Peeptoe Jacob Robinson 10Bay 136.510Navy Blue Royal Blue Stars Royal Blue Plain Royal Blue Navy Blue Stars
2Churchill Myrtle Scudamore 12Bay 13815Red White Triple Diamond Red White Spots Red White Diamond
3Colwills Twilight Eugenie Froy 8Grey 135.512Dark Green Triple Diamond Dark Green Stars Dark Green Diamonds
4Corndonford Popstar Francis Partridge 13Chestnut 13812Purple Plain Black Plain Purple Black Quartered
5Dowhills Master Alfie Evie Coe 11Bay 13812Light Blue Purple Stars Light Blue Purple Armlet Navy Blue Plain
6Felicity (2) Lily French 9Black 13816Red Royal Blue Stars Red Royal Blue Alternative Halves Royal Blue Red Star
7Jessie Jazz It Up Harrison Day 16Bay 135.517Navy Blue Red Hoop Red Plain Navy Blue Red Quartered
8Maesteg Ruth Margot Scudamore 14Chestnut 137.511Red White Triple Diamond Red White Spots Pink White Custom
9Menedh Jumping Jack Flash Archie Pearse 10Chestnut 13512Emerald Green White Check Emerald Green White Hooped White Emerald Green Striped
10Nomoranun Jack Dace 13Bay 13813Orange Black Diamond Orange Black Diamonds Orange Black Diamond

Pony races head up the action at 1pm which have been kindly sponsored by the land owner, Mr Anthony Mildmay-White. The pony races are a great way for our young jockey’s of the future to gain their experience. Many have come through the ranks this way, including Harry Cobden, Harry Skelton, Tyler Heard, Bryony Frost, Megan Nicholls, Tamby Welch and many others. The current races are becoming even more competitive for those wishing to follow their dreams.


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Pony Race 2 – Mr Anthony Mildmay-White 148cm Race

# 148 Pony Name Rider Name Surname RiderAge Sex Colour HeightPony Age Silk Body Colour Silk Body pattern Arms Colour Arms Pattern Cap Colour Cap Pattern
1Annie R U OK Taylor Fisher 16Bay 1466Red Other Triple Diamond Red Other Custom (triple diamonds) Red Other Diamonds
2Broadgrove Royal Gift Ella Stephens 13Bay 14513Royal Blue White Spots Royal Blue Royal Blue Plain White Royal Blue Spots
3Calypso Tamara King 16Bay 14816Maroon White Cross Belts Maroon White Armlet White Plain
NRITS FATHERTED Mason Paetel 11Bay 1488Purple Yellow Custom (Maltese Cross) Purple Yellow Chevrons Purple Yellow Custom (Single Stripe)
5MISS DOLLY Ruby Fisher-Barnett 15Bay 145.59Maroon Maroon Plain White Plain Light Blue Plain
6Our Jeremy Archie Stamp 13Bay 147.613White Navy Blue Disc Red Plain White Navy Blue Quartered
NRShotgun Minnie Billy Broomfield 12Bay 147.78Royal Blue Royal Blue Plain Yellow Royal Blue Chevrons Yellow Plain
NRTarka Rian Corcoran 13Bay 14816Black Light Blue Star Light Blue Black Stars Light Blue Light Blue
NRTommy Harrison Day 16Bay 145.912Navy Blue Red Hoop Red Plain Navy Blue Red Quartered
10White Water Edward Vaughan 11Grey 14810Light Blue White Spots Light Blue White Chevrons Light Blue White Spots

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Race 1 – Marchand Petit Maiden (NWFAA) Race

Runs off 12st with No Weight For Age Allowance

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
p32/-CHIPS FOR FREE (IRE)28Joe TickleFull brother to Peeping Tom (Ptp winner) 7L 2nd to Baby Sherlock in Bratton Down Maiden Jun 2019
 CORNISH CAVALIERNRStephen LongUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
*97///-pDUKE OF DORSET0Marilyn BracherLast seen in 2 flat races in 2017 (7f/1m) Pulled up 15th in Quantock maiden on 1st run
f/549-FESTIN D’UN SOIR (FR)NRTom Ellis10L 4th in & 28L 9th in Irish maidens in 2020 on soft ground ;unraced since
pp2/42-7pGUNNER VIC23Hugh ThomasDam won Maiden;placed Members(3L 2nd 2019)15L 2nd  & 31L 7th Wadebridge Maiden; pu 4 out last week
pp4-ppLUCKY LUCARNO12Martin Wanless12L 4th in Larkhill maiden in 2020;Pulled up 2 out in Mollington maiden on latest start;may improve
6p63-pp4MACS FRONTIER (IRE)24Ben ClarkeWell held in 4 Irish Points; fair 22L 4th to Clever des Assence in Cothelstone Maiden 11th Apr;
p23u3us/-NOT AT ALL32?Jason Warner26L 2nd NHFlat 2017;2L 3rd to Loco Coco in Bonvilston Maiden (2m4f) Apr 2019; may need the run today
*0fp//-SAFE HARBOUR (IRE)NRChristopher BarberModerate hurdler when last seen in 2018; unraced over fences
36/53-ppTARRYTOWN (FR)29?Melanie Dixon2L 3rd in 2m4f maiden 2019 ; 23L 5th  Buckfastleigh Maiden & 1L 3rd Members;pu 2out latest; acts on soft
*0777p-pTHE ROSARY FLYER (IRE)0Tom EllisWell beaten on most starts in 4 hurdle races & NHFlat race; pu 2 out in Mollington 2m4f maiden

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Marchand Petit jointly sponsor the opening Maiden race with Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd. This race could go the way of entry Not At All with previous place form for outside raider Jason Warner, and for jockey James King to continue his challenge for the men’s title. Chips For Free (Mary Sanderson) is another with decent previous place form and looks a decent ride for Rob Hawker.


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Race 2 – Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
pp/pp-ppAULD SPORT (IRE)27?Richard MorganFailed to complete Irish Ptps;Won Cotley 2m4f maiden 2019  (from 11starts) Pu last Flete members latest
682/655-6CHARLIE PAPA LIMA (IRE)35Tracy WilliamsWon Irish maiden 2016;2nd 4 times NH;33L 6th in Mollington Rest (prom for 2m)
p41f/f-ppCOULD BE BETTER (IRE)35Stuart SampsonBeat Ichifoot 4L in Little Windsor maiden(lead last) 2019;  acts on gd/heavy; has failed to complete since
214/p43-6DANCING DAVE (IRE)35Ed WalkerDead Heated in Flete 3m maiden 2019; 20L 6th to Cottage Rose in Flete Rest(better for run) acts any
537p-pu1DR TIME (IRE)38Francesca Nimmo5L 3rd in Ffos Las 3m Hurdle 2019; won Flete maiden (15L) stayed on well; may go close here
13/p3-pfpFAB VINNIE (IRE)30Martin WanlessWon Peper Harow maiden(beat On Parole 1L;gd/firm) pu 3out Horseheath & 26L 3rd Larkhill Rests 2020
*/p2u0-1FLORRIE WEBB (IRE)38Will Biddick;5L 2nd 2m5f Beginners Irish chase 2020;Easy winner Quantock members(8L) sure to improve; gd/firm
4p21-p33LONG MILE ROAD (IRE)34Jason WarnerWon Torrington Maiden 2019; 9L 3rd Larkhill Rest won by Captiva Island last week; acts gd/firm
99/1p3-43MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)35Jimmy ColeLeft clear Maiden 2019& 4L 4th in Spooners Members;17L 3rd to Kinondo Kwetu in Trebudannon Rest;acts any
p/u31-f2O’FAOLAINS LAD (IRE)36Stuart Penny2L winner of Larkhil 3m Maiden Mar 2020; 7L 2nd to Famous Clermont in Cothelstone Rest; acts any
33/3/-p13OUR GREY BOY (IRE)35Annabelle Bacon4L Winner of Cherybrook maiden & 10L 3rd in Flete Rest won by Cottage Rose; acts gd/firm ;EW chances
2f31/5-44THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE)34Dean SummersbyWon Fourburrow maiden(beat Poniel 5L) acts any; 20L 4th to Kinondo Kwetu in Trebudannon Rest last week
u54/-1u34WINTER HOLIDAY37Charlotte FullerWon Maisemore Maiden Oct 2020; close 4th in Mollington Rest won by Bawnmore; acts on gd/firm

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The well bred Dr Time was impressive on winning his maiden race under Josh Newman in style here two weeks ago, and could take the Restricted race which is sponsored by Print Concerns supporting the NHS. Florrie Web also catches the eye being trained by Will Biddick, he won the members race at Cothelstone by eight lengths and could well re-produce that form here. O’Faolains Lad (Stuart Penny) could be another option for Will Biddick to ride, and could go close after his second at Cothelstone,where he could come on for that run.


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Race 3 – Skinner’s Ladies Open 4 Mile Race (11st 5lb)

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
f4u6-375ANGE DES MALBERAUX (FR)38Francesca NimmoWon 7NH(4 Chases up to 3m3f) 5L 4th in Barbury Conds Dec 2020; 15L 5th Garthorpe Conds (never nearer)
4340-fpfpBASTIEN (FR)27?Peter MasonWon 3 Hurdles (2016/17) Has failed to complete in 4 starts in Ptps & Hunterchases in 2020/21
/u/fpu5-0BENVOLIO (IRE)30?Alice ProcterWon 5NH (3m2f Chase) & Ptp;acts gd/heavy,lightly raced ; 47L 10th to Know The Score in Flete 4m Open
/326-5042BOARD OF TRADE38Edward WalkerDual NHFlat & 2m4f hurdle winner 2016;2L 2nd to Syracuse’s Dream Flete Conditions (better for run)
2/4351-33CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)39Dean SummersbyWon Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & 14L 3rd to Syracuse’s Dream in Flete Conds; stays well
u0p/2p2CONINGSBY39Stuart PennyWon Maiden & 3m Hurdle 2019;12L 2nd to Vivaldi Collonges in Maisemore Open (3 ran) acts on gd/firm
31/4-p733IT’S A STEAL (IRE)38Lee GlanvilleWon 2 Chases/Irish Ptp;won Flete Members 2019; 9L 3rd to Journey Juice Flete Park Members; acts any
*3/1p5p-1KNOW THE SCORE (IRE)44Leslie JeffordWon 3NH/Irish Ptp; Won 2m7f Chase 2019; Won Flete 4m Open (Beat Ramble on 1L- Lead close home) chances
1219-2211SOUTHFIELD THEATRE(IRE)44Sara BradstockWon 9NH(Chases) & 7Ptps;Beat Shometheway 7L in Chaddesley  Ladies (3m 2f) jumps well ;acts on any; game
422/5-u52UNIONISTE (FR)37Will BiddickWon 11NH(10 Chases) Runner up 3 Hunterchases 2018/19; l0L 2nd to Bridge of Spies in Flete Cond;one paced

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Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd have added extra sponsorship for four of the races on the card which include the Skinners four- mile Ladies Open race and looks to be the feature of the day. Southfield Theatre is an entry who won over 170k under rules, and has been on the point-to-point scene for the Bradstock family for a number of years since retiring from National Hunt. This 13 year-old gelding is still part owned by his breeder Mrs Angela Yeoman, and is a credit to her stud farm. He also holds an entry in the Hunter Chase at Cheltenham on Friday this week, and connections may wish to target him there. Unioniste is another ex National Hunt horse who clocked up some more impressive form under rules gaining 250k in prize money, and now looks to be taking to pointing. He could improve on his second here two weeks ago for the Biddick team who may have young Ella Orttewell aboard, who has already tasted success at this track. Know The Score won here two weeks ago and could provide another winner for the inform Les Jefford team, this time with Jo Supple aboard.


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Race 4 – Brewin Dolphin Conditions (Level 3) 2m 4f Race

Date to which penalties and exclusions for Level 3: 1 Oct 18

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
124p//-86ALTERNATIF (FR)34Annabelle BaconWon 4 NH/Flat (inc in France) Won Larkhill Conditions 2018;20L 6th to Static Jack in Cherrybrook Open
/432/-pp2BAY TO GO (IRE)37Patricia ArmstrongWon 2 Huntchases/6Ptps; Won Members 2018; 6L 2nd in Open 2019; 2L 2nd to Journey Juice Flete members
/326-5042BOARD OF TRADE38Edward WalkerDual NHFlat & 2m4f hurdle winner 2016;2L 2nd to Syracuse’s Dream Flete Conditions (better for run)
21*6/-437CHILL FACTOR (IRE)39Will BiddickWon 6NH(2 Chases) Won  Ladies 2019;22L 7th to Know The Score in Flete Park 4m Open(weak 3 out)
43p/u1p-uFARAWAY STAR36Tracey WilliamsWon Maiden/Rest 2017/18;Beat Captain Bucks head Larkhill Ladies Conds (match) acts on any;best in small fields
p-*7ppp-4FLEUR DU POMMIER30Harriet WaightWon 3 Ptps 2021;Unplaced in 3 starts NH; 27L 4th in High Easter Intermediate last week(weak 2out)
/12ff-41FOR RITA (IRE)37Francesca NimmoWon Irish Mares maiden 2019; Beat Man of Means 1 3/4L in Aldington Rest; acts on any
31/4-p733IT’S A STEAL (IRE)38Lee GlanvilleWon 2 Chases/Irish Ptp;won Flete Members 2019; 9L 3rd to Journey Juice Flete Park Members; acts any
p261/28-1JOURNEY JUICE39Ed WalkerWon Maiden/Rest 2019; 6L 2nd Buckfast Interm won by Shometheway 2020;Won Flete Members 2(stayed well)
*p4ppp-pLOMACHENKO (IRE)22Michael M. WatsonWon Leicester 2m4f Maiden hurdle Dec 2018;beaten 17L+ in Irish Ptp Opens in 2019/20/ pu 3out on return
p3/11/-pMAHLER STYLE (IRE)37Alan WalterWon Larkhill Maiden(6L-match) & Rest 2019;best gd/firm;prom to 15th in Maisemore Interm on return
pp355/1/-MR BURGESS (IRE)38?Jason WarnerWon 4 NH (2 Chases up to 2m5f) 2014/16; Well Eaton Hall Confined Nov 2018 (made all) acts on any
p3/154/3-OUR HENRIETTA (IRE)38Alice ProcterWon 3 Irish Ptps 2017/18; 2L 3rd in S.Dorset Members in 2020 ; front runs; acts on any;Lightly raced
*fp/80-5SHANTOU TIGER (IRE)34?Simon EdwardsWon 4NH & Mixed Open; Beaten 45L 5th in Sandon Conds on return; acts on good/soft; more required here
/32p-Ru4SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE)39Rebecca WelchWon 2m3f Chase 2018(heavy)2L 2nd Nov riders 2020; 10L 4th to Crown of Thorns(weak 3 out) Cherrybrook Conds
*53/82p/-pWOTZIZNAME (IRE)36Sarah GouldWon 4NH & Uk Ptp (2016/19) acts good/soft;prom for 2m in Quantock Open (better for run) acts any

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Next up is the Brewin Dolphin-sponsored Conditions race in which local entry It’s A Steal would be a popular winner for the Lee Glanville team and follow up on their third here at the previous meeting, although they could be up against Journey Juice (Ed Walker) who got the better of them that day and could be the main threat, For Rita (Fran Nimmo) and Our Henrietta (Alice Procter) have both clocked up some decent form and any market support should be noted. If Chill Factor (Will Biddick)  runs here he is likely to put up a brave performance and deny a high weight penalty.


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Race 5 – Artemis Morgan and Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Conditions Level 2 Race

Date to which penalties and exclusions for Level 2: 1 Oct 19

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
3p1p-u8uBALLYHOWNE (IRE)38?Robert ChaninDual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Inter/Conds & Open;weak 2 out Cherrybrook Ladies; ur 14th latest (in touch)
3p3/53-6pBANKHALL (IRE)36Emma JonesDual NH winner 2016/17; Won Nov Riders/Ladies 2018; 25L 6th Fifty Shades Cothelstone Open only recent form
/432/-pp2BAY TO GO (IRE)37Patricia ArmstrongWon 2 Huntchases/6Ptps; Won Members 2018; 6L 2nd in Open 2019; 2L 2nd to Journey Juice Flete members
/3121-22pCHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)41Dean SummersbyWon 14 Ptps(5 wins Wadebridge) Won Members/Open 2020;1L 2nd  Cherrybrook Ladies; pu Fourburrow Ladies
2/4351-33CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)39Dean SummersbyWon Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & 14L 3rd to Syracuse’s Dream in Flete Conds; stays well
47/-34641ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40John HeardWon 7NH Races(4 Chases) up to 2m5f) beat Awesome Tunes 2L in Trebudannon Conditions; acts on gd/firm
360-3u66GUERRILLA TACTICS (IRE)36Alexander MuirheadWon 3NH & Badbury Rings Ptp (2016/18) best good/firm;25L 3rd Ottery Conds Oct; well beaten Quantock Cond
143/4fp-u6HOW ABOUT IT (IRE)38Rebecca WelchWon 2 NH & 3 Ptps(Inc Open) acts any; 31L 6th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds 30th Mar(weak 3 out)
1/f43p-84uINCH ROCK (IRE)38?Ed WalkerWon Rest/Club 2017; won Members 2018;9L 4th to Apples Queen Cherrybrook Ladies; held when ur 4 out latest
*8685-0uuPOLO THE MUMM (FR)38Rebecca WelchWon 4NH & 2 Ptps(Course winner);best over 2m4f; acts on any ; every chance when ur 2 out Flete Members
3/542-71uSKYLANDER (IRE)40Richard MorganWon 6 NH/Irish Ptp;Won Nov Riders 2018; beat Talk of the South 1L in Cherybrook Members; acts on any
43/fp-8861SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR)39Deborah TreneerWon 4 Ptps(Dual Flete winner) best stiff tracks; beart Board of Trade 2 1/2L in Flete Conditions ; act on any

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Polo The Mumm was travelling well until unseating his rider close home at the last meeting, and should go well here in the Artemis Morgan and Totnes & Bridgetown- sponsored  Conditions Novice Riders race for jockey Tamby Welch. Charlotte Summersby is booked to have the option of three rides in this, with Cloudy Music for her family team Summersby, and could follow up on their third here at the previous meeting. Another from the team as a possible ride is Chosen Lucky if bouncing back from his run last weekend at Trebudannon, and Eric The Third a winner under Charlotte last weekend at Trebudannon. Syracuse’s Dream got his head in front when winning here at the last meeting at this track, with a good training performance by his patient owner/trainer Deborah Treener, and he could be close at the finish again under young Barnaby Treneer.


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Race 6 – The White House Farm and Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co. Ltd Maiden 2m 4f Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
pp52pp-3ARACARAS (IRE)26Luke PriceHead 2nd In Irish maiden Nov 2019;pu in 2 hurdles 2020; 14L 3rd to Doctor time Flete maiden (headed 2out)
 ARV WAY THERENRHugh ThomasUnraced in Point to Points and NH
*97///-pDUKE OF DORSET0Marilyn BracherLast seen in 2 flat races in 2017 (7f/1m) Pulled up 15th in Quantock maiden on 1st run
*00/-p9FLAMING RED7Jenny CookUnplaced on the Flat & pu up after 3 out in  2m Hurdle Feb 2021; well beaten in Quantock maiden 2m4f maiden
#NAME?GONE SURFING (IRE)0Jill DennisPulled up 2out in Maisemore 2m5f maiden (in touch till 11th)
 HERMES DU GOUET (FR)NRChristopher BarberUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
*89pp-fppIVORSALEGEND0Edward WalkerWell beaten 2NHFlat & pu both starts over hurdles 2020;Fell in Wadebridge maiden & pu 15th Spooners maiden
-2LASSUE32+Will BiddickPromising 4L 2nd to Kindofabigdeal in Cothelstone Maiden (2m 4f) 11th April (kept on)
 LAST OF THE DRUIDS0Robert ChaninDam won a Maiden;Pulled up 12th in Flete maiden won by Dr Time on 1st run
53/7-45MILLSTONE14Tom Elli2L 3rd in NHFlat race 2019;beaten 29L in 2 maidens 2021 (weakened  3 out) in both
*05/f3-06OYSTER PEARL (IRE)24Joe TicklePlaced Flat/unplaced 3 Hurdles; 24L 6th to Kindofabigdeal in Cothelstone maiden; shows early speed ;acts any
0ROLLED IN GOLD (IRE)0Simon Edwards40l 11th in Chaddesley Ptp  Flat race (led until  hdd 5f out; wknd qckly 4f out) on only start
43-p*790SHELDON COOPER (IRE)25William Worthington7L 3rd in 2m4f Maiden 2019; unplaced on the all weather Flat in  3 starts in 2021
36/53-ppTARRYTOWN (FR)29?Melanie Dixon2L 3rd in 2m4f maiden 2019 ; 23L 5th  Buckfastleigh Maiden & 1L 3rd Members;pu 2out latest; acts on soft
*0777p-pTHE ROSARY FLYER (IRE)0Tom EllisWell beaten on most starts in 4 hurdle races & NHFlat race; pu 2 out in Mollington 2m4f maiden

Flete Park Races Preview extract

Finally up is the two-mile four furlong Maiden race sponsored by The White House Farm and Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co, in which entries Lassue (Will Biddick) finished four-lengths second at Cothelstone, and Aracara ( Luke Price) ran third here at the last meeting, both will be likely favourites if turning up here again.

Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN


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PREVIEW: Flete Park Races (Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd) Saturday 1st May 2021

The second meeting to be held on the beautiful Flete Park Estate in South Devon, takes place this coming Saturday 1st May. The meeting will again be held behind closed doors due to current Covid restriction, but can be watched online via eventbrite live streaming.

Pony races head up the action at 1pm which have been kindly sponsored by the landowner, Mr Anthony Mildmay-White. The pony races are a great way for our young jockey’s of the future to gain their experience. Many have come through the ranks this way, including Harry Cobden, Harry Skelton, Tyler Heard, Bryony Frost, Megan Nicholls, Tamby Welch and many others. The current races are becoming even more competitive for those wishing to follow their dreams.

The main six race card commences at 2pm and has attracted 77 entries. Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd have added extra sponsorship for four of the races on the card which include the Skinners four- mile Ladies Open race and looks to be the feature of the day. Southfield Theatre is an entry who won over 170k under rules, and has been on the point-to-point scene for the Bradstock family for a number of years since retiring from National Hunt. This 13 year-old gelding is still part owned by his breeder Mrs Angela Yeoman, and is a credit to her stud farm. He also holds an entry in the Hunter Chase at Cheltenham on Friday this week, and connections may wish to target him there. Unioniste is another ex National Hunt horse who clocked up some more impressive form under rules gaining 250k in prize money, and now looks to be taking to pointing. He could improve on his second here two weeks ago for the Biddick team who may have young Ella Orttewell aboard, who has already tasted success at this track. Know The Score won here two weeks ago and could provide another winner for the inform Les Jefford team, this time with Jo Supple aboard.

Marchand Petit jointly sponsor the opening Maiden race with Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd. This race could go the way of entry Not At All with previous place form for outside raider Jason Warner, and for jockey James King to continue his challenge for the men’s title. Chips For Free (Mary Sanderson) is another with decent previous place form and looks a decent ride for Rob Hawker .

The well bred Dr Time was impressive on winning his maiden race under Josh Newman in style here two weeks ago, and could take the Restricted race which is sponsored by Print Concerns supporting the NHS. Florrie Web also catches the eye being trained by Will Biddick, he won the members race at Cothelstone by eight lengths and could well re-produce that form here. O’Faolains Lad (Stuart Penny) could be another option for Will Biddick to ride, and could go close after his second at Cothelstone,where he could come on for that run.

Next up is the Brewin Dolphin-sponsored Conditions race in which local entry It’s A Steal would be a popular winner for the Lee Glanville team and follow up on their third here at the previous meeting, although they could be up against Journey Juice (Ed Walker) who got the better of them that day and could be the main threat, For Rita (Fran Nimmo) and Our Henrietta (Alice Procter) have both clocked up some decent form and any market support should be noted. If Chill Factor (Will Biddick)  runs here he is likely to put up a brave performance and deny a high weight penalty.

Polo The Mumm was travelling well until unseating his rider close home at the last meeting, and should go well here in the Artemis Morgan and Totnes & Bridgetown- sponsored  Conditions Novice Riders race for jockey Tamby Welch. Charlotte Summersby is booked to have the option of three rides in this, with Cloudy Music for her family team Summersby, and could follow up on their third here at the previous meeting. Another from the team as a possible ride is Chosen Lucky if bouncing back from his run last weekend at Trebudannon, and Eric The Third a winner under Charlotte last weekend at Trebudannon. Syracuse’s Dream got his head in front when winning here at the last meeting at this track, with a good training performance by his patient owner/trainer Deborah Treener, and he could be close at the finish again under young Barnaby Treneer.

Finally up is the two-mile four furlong Maiden race sponsored by The White House Farm and Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co, in which entries Lassue (Will Biddick) finished four-lengths second at Cothelstone, and Aracara ( Luke Price) ran third here at the last meeting, both will be likely favourites if turning up here again.

Flete Park Racing Betting is available by registering at least one hour before the event by ringing either Richard Pittard on  07711298746 or Dave Phillips on 07810775119. Flete Park Racing’s Live stream can be registered through pointingDC.co.uk/live for a fee of £10 plus a  small admin fee.

FOUR BURROW POINT-TO-POINT AT TREBUDANNON REPORT – 24 TH APRIL 2021

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“We’ll cross the Tamar, land to land, the Severn is no stay, then one and all and hand to hand, and who shall bid us nay?”

From The Song of the Western Men by Robert Stephen Hawker 1803-1875; celebrated poet and vicar of Morwenstow. Under the name of Trelawny, it is a verse from the unofficial National Anthem of Cornwall.

Quite a number of runners from Devon and further inland crossed the Tamar where the well watered ground at Trebudannon attracted a total of 67 runners for the Four Burrow’s eight race card.

The action had to take place without crowds as COVID restrictions continued. Cornelius Lysaght and his team again provided top quality live streaming and bookmakers David Phillips and Rich Pittard were in attendance.

Trainer Dean Summersby saddled three winners, all partnered by Darren Edwards, whilst Will Biddick added a double from his five rides in his quest for his eighth National jockeys title.

Four Burrow Point-To-Point Maiden (Division 1)Race winner Party Tunes, ridden by Darren Edwards
Four Burrow Point-To-Point Maiden (Division 1)Race winner Party Tunes, ridden by Darren Edwards

The Summersby yard landed both divisions of the Open Maiden thanks to Party Tunes and Russian Invasion. Party Tunes, owned by Rita Underhill and Ruth Burrow, made all in his division to win unchallenged. “He is a big horse and has taken time to come to himself, and has strengthened up this year”, remarked the trainer.

Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Open Maiden Division two race winner Russian Invasion (nearside), ridden by Darren Edwards. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Open Maiden Division two race winner Russian Invasion (nearside), ridden by Darren Edwards. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

Six-year-old Russian Invasion, in the colours of the Little Acres Racing Club, received an equally positive ride and was left clear when Melvyn fell three out.” We bought him at the Trevor Hemmings dispersal sale and always thought he was a useful horse at home, where we do a lot of work on the moors. He is a very nice sort and could be a hunter chase prospect,” enthused the delighted handler.

Race winner Port O'Clock, ridden by Darren Edwards
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Conditions race winner Port O’Clock, ridden by Darren Edwards. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

Port o’Clock had started the ball rolling for the Summersby / Edwards combination when getting the better of odds-on favourite Crown of Thorns (Will Biddick) after a sustained battle in the Conditions race. “We were trapping down the back straight. You can’t touch him in the mouth approaching a fence as his head comes up and there was no stride at the last.” reported a rather relieved rider, whose Trebudannon treble earned him a presentation for lifting his career total to 300, including his wins under rules.

It could have been a four-timer for the rider, now commuting regularly to Devon & Cornwall meetings from his Leicestershire base, but for him offering his booked  ride on Men’s Open winner Los Alamos to Will Biddick. “I called Darren in the week to see if I could ride Los Alamos as it is will be hammer and tongs until the end of the season for the championship,” said Biddick, striving to add to his seven national jockeys titles with James King hot on his heels. His call certainly paid dividends as the Luke Price owned and trained gelding was given a copybook Biddick ride to overcome Talk of the South.“Los Alamos won a hurdle and bumper for Joseph O’Brien and needed a change of scenery after a few runs for Tim Vaughan,” said the trainer, who had travelled the four hours journey to Cornwall from his Pontypridd base.

Race winner Kinondo Kwetu, ridden by Will Biddick
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. Maiden (NWFAA) race winner Kinondo Kwetu, ridden by Will Biddick. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

Will Biddick’s double was sealed when Kinondu Kweto, named after a Kenyan beach resort, followed up his Chaddesley Corbett success last February. The five-year-old was awarded that Maiden race on the disqualification of the original winner. He needed no official help this time, outjumping Funky Sensation at the last to score by two lengths. “He is a nice big horse and this is my first winner for Fran Nimmo and Charlie Poste,” remarked the rider.  

Eric The Third, ridden by Charlotte Summersby
Four Burrow Point-To-Point. RoR & The Jockey Club conditions race winner Eric The Third, ridden by Charlotte Summersby. From Trebudannon on 24th April 2021.

It was difficult to keep the Summersby family out of the headlines as Dean and Emma’s 17-year-old daughter Charlotte landed the second winner of her career when Eric the Third caught the tiring Awesome Tunes at the last fence in the 12-runner Conditions race for veteran horses. “The more I asked him the more he gave,” remarked the young rider about the John Heard trained 12-year-old, a seven times winner under rules earlier in his career.

First time cheek pieces seemed to galvanise Tom Malone’s nine-year-old The Last But One, who jumped soundly and fought off the gallant Master Baker to take the Ladies’ Open in the hands of in-form jockey Chloe Emsley who said, “The race went to plan. I kept him on the inner. I was trying to hear if Master Baker was coming, but it was difficult with the strong headwind up the home straight.”

Front running tactics paid off for The Dartmoor Rose under Darren Andrews in the Mares and Fillies Maiden over two and a half miles. “The plan was to make all and she was very nimble round the bends,” reported the rider. Okehampton trainer Charlotte Rowe remarked, “She lacked a fitness edge in her previous race at Maisemore (which has thrown up three subsequent winners). They have done a fantastic job with the ground here.”

Photo credits: Athwenns Irons/WMN

RESULTS – FOUR BURROW AT TREBUDANNON 24TH APRIL

Going: Good, Good to firm in places – watered

MARES & FILLIES MAIDEN 2M 4F (Sponsor The Jockey Club & Mitchell & Webber)

  1. The Dartmoor Rose (Darren Andrews) 5-2 made all, ran on strongly
  2. Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 5-4 fav chased winner til no extra apprg last
  3. Benny’s Miracle (Will Biddick) 6-4 in touch til three out

 9 ran; 6l; 25l;  4m 54s

VETERAN HORSE (ROR & JOCKEY CLUB)

  1. Eric The Third (Charlotte Summersby) 6-1 led til 11th and again at last, kept on well
  2. Awesome Tunes (Fionn Summers) 7-1 led 12th til last, hung left flat
  3. Anolysse Moriniere (Issac Buncle) 50-1 rear, stayed on to 3rd nr finish

12 ran; 2l; 3l;  6m 17s

CONDITIONS (Chris & Sarita Perkins)

  1. Port O’Clock (Darren Edwards) 7-5 made all, mistake last, kept on, comf
  2. Crown of Thorns (Will Biddick) 4- 9 fav tracked wnr from 9th, outpaced two out
  3. Shanoule Wood (Charlie Marshall) 8-1 went 3rd 16th, no chance leaders

9 ran; 3l; 10l ; 6m 15s

MEN’S OPEN (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company)

  1. Los Alamos (Will Biddick) 4-1 tracked ldrs, led two out, pushed out
  2. Talk of the South (Issac Buncle) 8-1 led 14th til two out, kept on

5 ran, only two finished; 2 ½ l 6m 13s

LADIES’ OPEN (RJ Trevarthen Ltd)

  1. The Last But One (Chloe Emsley) 6-1 close up til led 15th, quickened three out, easily
  2. Master Baker (Jo Supple) 4-5 fav chased winner & every chance til no extra three out

4 ran; only two finished; 15l; 6m 13s

OPEN MAIDEN

DIVISION 1 (Paul Tylor)

  1. Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 6-4 made all, clear two out, unchallenged
  2. Thursdayateight (Josh Cameron) 12-1 stdy hdwy 16th, 2nd from three out, outpaced
  3. Evron (Josh Newman) 6-1 prom til three out

9 ran; 25l; 10l; 6m 15s

DIVISION 2 (Ray Davies Foods)

  1. Russian Invasion (Darren Edwards) 5-2 prom til led three out, clear next, easily
  2. What A Bug (Conor Houlihan) 20-1 rear, left moderate 2nd three out, no chance with winner

9 ran; only two finished; won by a distance; 6m 16s

RESTRICTED 2m 4f (Truro Tractors)

  1. Kinondo Kwetu (Will Biddick) 3-1in touch, effort two out, led last, comf
  2. Funky Sensation (Jake Bament) 4-5 fav made most, headed last, no extra flat
  3. Macca’s Stowaway (Jimmy Cole) 6-1behind til fin strongly to take 3rd flat

10 ran; 2l; 10l;  4m 59s

Cover Photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

Tiverton STAGHOUNDS Members QUALIFICATION

The Tiverton staghounds members race has been opened up to members farmers subscribers who hold a this Years Hunters certificate with the Devon and Somerset Staghounds as well as the Tiverton staghounds 

The Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point takes place on Sunday 6th June Bratton Down and the first race at 2 pm.

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP FROM FLETE RACES on 17th APRIL 2021

DARTMOOR AT FLETE PARK

The betting situation was a bit strange at sunny Flete, with one bookmaker standing in each of the two zones. Dave Phillips served the green zone, and Rich Pittard did duty in the owners roped off area. Fortunately for scribes like me their boards were adjacent so it was just possible to assess a market (and have a bet). In addition phone betting was offered for punters watching the live streaming which again drew much praise for the coverage.

Favourite backers got off to a flying start as Journey Juice landed odds of 4-5 after an opening show of 4-6 in the Hunt race. His jockey Chloe Emsley survived a scare as her mount stumbled badly at the top of the hill. Bay To Go (6’s out to 14’s) had made the best of his way home under James Armstrong, but had no answer when tackled by the winner on the run in.

I backed Corbett Court (4-1) in the next. Although he had been off the course for two years, he had beaten Rio Bravo in his Maiden ( unbeaten in both his races this season including a hunter chase at Catterick)). Corbett Court is from a shrewd yard and looked fit. Well I was wrong: Corbett Court was off the bit at half way and finished a poor fifth. The race went to gallant Cottage Rose (100-8) who ran straighter than runner up Boygochasing (8-1), who seemed intent on taking a more scenic route. The favourite Mustmeetforapint (5-2 to 6-4) was appearing for the second time in six days. He probably needs softer ground but has proved expensive to follow.

Darren Andrews riding Cottage Rose thanks his mount after winning the Restricted race
Darren Andrews riding Cottage Rose thanks his mount after winning the Restricted race

Know The Score (10-1) was certainly on the ball in the four miles Open for the Lord Mildmay Cup. Now with Leslie Jefford, and ridden by Fly McIntyre,  this once very expensive gelding had “lost his way” after a rules career which included three wins and a good run in the Cheltenham Festival bumper in his youth for David Pipe. He had been off the track for 18 months but looked fit and collared front running Welsh challenger Ramble On (7-2 to 5-2) 50 yards out. Where’s Wilma (10’s to 6’s) was a creditable third, upped in class, but staying on nicely. Navanman (evens) headed the market, but ran a shade below form in finishing fourth.

Know The Score ridden by Martin McIntyre (nearside) winning the Mixed Open four-miler from long-time leader Ramble On (far side)
Know The Score ridden by Martin McIntyre (nearside) winning the Mixed Open four-miler from long-time leader Ramble On (far side)

Oh yes, I nearly forgot:  with a BHA rating of 129 and probably a stone in hand I couldn’t resist a few quid on the winner.   

The four and five-year-old Maiden attracted only four runners, three of which were previously unraced from Ed Walker’s yard.  The one for money was Misstree Wave (evens fav), but even Will Biddick’s handling couldn’t prevent the five year-old from veering off the course nearly into the woods coming down the hill. The other two, Ribo A Irep (7-2) and Nuova Vita (5-2) raced locked together in front for two miles, but were left behind by the finishing burst of Swearer (5-2). The winner, ridden by Darren Edwards for the Joe Tickle yard had benefited from his bumper run at Maisemore Park last October. 

That grand old gelding Unioniste (7-4 ), winner of £170,000 under rules in his day, led his five rivals for a long way in the Owner/Trainer Conditions race, but his old legs couldn’t hold off Bridge of Spies (2-1). The winner had been mugged close home at Cherrybrook and merited a nice bet here. 

Syracuse’s Dream was ignored at 14-1 before making virtually all in the Conditions race. The grey galloped on merrily under his young rider Barnaby Treneer to hold the strong challenge of Will Biddick’s mount Board of Trade (7-2). Cloudy Music (2’s to 6-4 fav) had won on heavy ground at Great Trethew last year and the mare soon looked in trouble here before trailing in last. This form is best forgotten. It might however be worth keeping in mind Lomanchenko (10’s to 4’s), presumably named after the former world featherweight champion boxer. Admittedly his form under rules took a nose dive after his maiden hurdle win, but he was in touch for a long way here under his penalty  before getting tired.

13 lined up for the Open Maiden, unlucky for some, including me. I went for Melvyn (2-1) who looked the part but slid to the floor at the ninth. I am not sure how much cash went on the winner Dr Time, but he was noted at 8’s early before being returned 6-4 favourite. He is from a top yard but the nine-year-old had shown little in public. Runner up Jimmy Tew (5-1) should win a Maiden, but third placed Aracaras ((5’s) ran too freely. Da Vinci Rock (4-1) was not knocked about. He had bits of form in Ireland and has joined a good yard.

Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

ENTRIES: FOUR BURROW POINT-TO-POINT AT TREBUDANNON ON SAT 24TH APRIL 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Four Burrow Point-To-Point and this fixture is being run BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and as such there will be no amber or blue zone for the owners paying public at the fixture. The fixture will be live streamed and telephone betting is available, see below for details.

Printable version of the Four Burrow Racecard

[A link will be posted here when the Four Burrow Racecard is published]

RaceStart timeLink to Four Burrow entries and form for race
1st 13:00Jockey Club, and Mitchell & Webber Maiden for Mares and Fillies Only Race
2nd13:35RoR & Jockey Club Conditions (Level 2) 9 years olds and up Race
3rd14:10Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Conditions (Level 3) Race
4th14:45Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Mens Open Race
5th15:20R. J. Trevarthen Ladies Open Race
6th15:55The Feste 50 Years Ago Maiden Race, Division 1
7th16:30Ray Davies Foods Maiden Race, Division 2
7th17:05Truro Tractors Restricted Race
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Four Burrow Course Updates:

Four Burrow Preview extract:

We head to the furthest point west this coming Saturday, when it is the turn of the Four Burrow to host their meeting at  the Trebudannon track.

This event will take place behind closed doors with the option of live streaming for viewing the action. Eight races are now on offer with a start of 1pm. With over 100 entries received, the later Open Maiden race has been divided. This relatively level track has a slightly uphill finish and is popular for maiden horses, many of which we will see as stars for  the future.

Four Burrow Live Stream

Live streaming of the races with race commentary and all day presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght is on offer for the eight Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 1.00pm with the first of the races.

There is a fee of £10 plus a small Eventbrite admin fee to view the race meeting, which is the same cost as if you attended as a spectator, and the sport needs the income from live streaming to ensure its future.

Four Burrow Telephone Betting

Some bookmakers will be offering a betting service by phoning them and opening up an account.

For those spectators wanting to place a bet, the contact numbers to register are 07711 298746 for Richard Pittard and 07810 775119 for Dave Phillips. The deadline to register for bets at this event is one hour before racing commences.

Full details will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website at Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

Four Burrow Green zone entry tickets

Participants (Green Zone) only will need to apply for tickets and complete a health declaration to be allowed to enter the course.

The tickets and the latest information required for accessing the course on the day can be obtained from https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

Four Burrow ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=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 entries 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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Race 1 – Jockey Club, and Mitchell & Webber Maiden for Mares and Fillies Only Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
 BENNYS MIRACLE (IRE)NRTeresa ClarkUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
7u9604pfBERBORU (IRE)23Myles OsborneRunner up in 3 Irish maiden 2017/18 ; lead until headed 3 out held when fell last in Cherrybrook maiden
4-64p90fBET ON BETTY24Christine GrayDam won French Chase;12L 5th in Tiverton Mares 2020 maiden & Unplaced in 3 runs NH; fell 11th latest
-6DOTTIE’S JOY0Kieran Price45L 6th in Sandon 2m Ptp Flat race (prom 5f) April 3rd
7/p5p/-pFLORABELL (IRE)20?Ian HambleyRunner up in 3 maidens 2016/17;acts any;Pulled up in 15th in Cherrybrook maiden won by Our Grey Boy
p/-GOLLY ITS MOLLY0Sarah ProuseRelated to winning pointers; Pulled up 3 out in Upcott maiden in 2019; unraced since
3464/32-4HONEST OPINION (IRE)30+Dean SummersbyEx Irish Pointer;1/2L 2nd Mares maiden 2020;acts gd/soft;fair 12L 4th Wadebridge maiden ;chances
 ROSIES REDEMPTION(IRE)NRByron MoorcroftDam won 4 Hurdles; Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
 SO THEY SAY0Edward WalkerDam won Irish Ptp/hurdle; Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
f3322/4-pTHE DARTMOOR ROSE30Charlotte RoweDam won Flat/NH; 10L 3rd & 2L 2nd in FourBurrow maidens 2019;36L 4th Rest;pu 15th Maisemore maiden
8p-pfpTHIS’LL DO12Leslie JeffordDam won maiden; 30L 8th in Barbury Ptp Flat won by Raffle Ticket; pu 9th Cherrybrook maiden

Four Burrow Preview extract

The day starts with the Mares and Fillies Open Maiden race run over 2 miles and four furlongs, which has been sponsored by both the Jockey Club and Mitchell & Webber. Entries include debutant Benny’s Miracle for trainer Teresa Clark, who will have Will Biddick aboard. Ex Irish import Honest Opinion, for the Dean Summersby team, had some good place form in Ireland and this mare should have a promising future.


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Race 2 – RoR & Jockey Club Conditions (Level 2) 9 years olds and up Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
pppp/fp-pANOLYSSE MORINIERE (FR)00?Janet AcknerFrench NHFlat & hurdle winner(2m2f) 2015/16;acts gd/soft; has failed to complete in last 7 runs
132/fp2-6AWESOME TUNES (IRE)37?Ryan ChapmanWon 4 Ptps(3 wins at Trebudannon) 8L 2nd in Conds;23L 6th to Apple’s Queen in Cherrybrook Ladies
44/123p/p-BALLYVODOCK (IRE)39Gordon ChambersWon  Irish maiden 2017;Beat Clondaw Buuny 1L in Lamerton Conf & 6L 2nd Spooners Intem;goes well fresh
12/1116/-fBLACKWATER BRAMBLE(IRE)42Alexandra DunnWon 6Ptps;Triple Conds winner 2018; acts on any;held when fell 2 out Maisemore members return
4160/p-07BOHER CALL (IRE)37Peter BamentWon 4 Chases & 2 Ptps;Dual Members winner 2017/18; 37L 7th in Quantock Conds  latest; acts on any
*223532-BROUGHTONS RHYTHMNRBronwen HurleyWon NHFlat & Hurdle 2017; placed often since (10L 2nd in Uttox 2m4f Chas 2020) acts on gd/soft
747/-3464ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)38John HeardWon 7NH Races (4 Chases) up tp 2m5f)14L 4th in Cherrybrook Open; acts on any; seems one paced
1/f43p-84INCH ROCK (IRE)40?Ed WalkerWon Rest/Club 2017; 5L 2nd Ladies & won Members 2018;9L 4th to Apples Queen Cherrybrook Ladies
31321/-R2MIXBOY (FR)35?Melanie DixonWon 7NH & 4 Flat races (2015/19) up to 2m4f ;acts gd/soft;8L 2nd to Florrie Webb in Quantock Members
611111/-7PURPLE ‘N GOLD42Leslie JeffordWon 11 Flat/NH;Won 5 Ladies 2019;best gd/firm;26L7th to Apple’s Queen Cherrybrook Ladies(better for run)
111/6p-63SOUL KALIBER (IRE)41Dean SummersbyWon 5 Ptps 2019; 2L 3rd to Skylander in Cherrybrook Members(kept on); acts on any ;may win again
07/04/5841SPOOKYDOOKY (IRE)34Laura ParkerWon 4NH & Irish Ptp (2013/18) lightly raced recently ;34L 7th in Barbury Nov riders in Dec 2020
2212/-pp6TOP CHIEF40Stuart SampsonWon 4 NH & 7 Ptps;won N.Abbot Chase (3m2f) acts on any; 37L 6th to More Buck’s in Maisemore Conds
/p114/6-pTREE SPARROW40Camilla ScottDual Bratton winner(Maiden/Rest 2017/18) beat Northgeorge 5L Minehead Open; Pu Quantock Conds

Four Burrow Preview extract

Purple ‘N Gold stands out for the in form Les Jefford team in the Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored Condition race, he looked to need the outing at Cherrybrook and could well come on for the run and rekindle his previous form of five straight wins last season. Soul Kaliber for team Summersby is another previous course winner here, looks to act any going and could improve on his third at Cherrybrook and score again for owners The Little Acres Racing Club, who have had some great winning days with the yard.


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Race 3 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Conditions (Level 3) Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
23p3/53-6BANKHALL (IRE)36Emma JonesDual NH winner 2016/17; Won Nov Riders/Ladies 2018; 25L 6th to Fifty Shades Cothelstone Open
/*8770/-pBEARS RAILS0Rachael BoardWon 4 Chases(2015/18; stays 3m1f+;acts on gd/soft; last seen Jan 2019; pu 12th Flete Conds race last week
4/p3/-p4RBISTOURI D’HONORE (FR)39Lucy FeltonDual hurdle winner;won Badbury Ladies & Nov Riders; 17L 4th to Dubai Quest in Maisemore Ladies
41432/-ppCOME ON JOEY (IRE)36Roy SmithWon N.Corn maiden & Lamerton Rest (20/1) &  28L 3rd Eggesford Interm; acts gd/soft;unraced last season
114/5pp-1CROWN OF THORNS41Sarah Pidsley2nd Irish hurdles 2018;Won 5 Ptps(Conds/Interm) 2019; beat The Dapper Fox 1L in Cherrybrook Conds
p5pp7//-DRIFTWOOD PRIDE (IRE)35Jane WesternWon 2 Ptps;Placed Interms(2L 2nd 2017 & 26L 5th 2018;acts on gd/firm; last seen in 2018
31/-4fp3FUNKY SENSATION36Jill DennisWon Irish Maiden 2019;18L 4th Hurdle 2020; 6L 3rd in Cherrybrook Rest won by Where’s Wilma; chances
up/6p-794GETAWAY DRIVER(IRE)33?Tanisha LittleWon Maiden/Rest 2013;18L 4th Corn Club Interm 2016;19L 4th to Moscow Prices Quantock Conds; acts any?
212/9p-pHIGH PRIORITY37?Keith CumingsWon 3 Ptps (Won 2m4f Rest & Conf 2018) best gd/firm;32L 9th Corn Interm & better for run
u/64/pp-4KILRONAN CASTLE24Martin SweetlandWon 3NH (2m4f Chase Dec 2017) & Irish Ptp;26L 4th Open 2019;40L 4th in Quantock Members latest
p3/11/-pMAHLER STYLE (IRE)36Alan WalterWon Larkhill Maiden(6L-match) & Rest 2019;best gd/firm;prom to 15th in Maisemore Interm on return
fp/11-066PORT O’CLOCK (IRE)NRDean SummersbyDam won Irish Ptp;Won Maiden & Rest(left alone) 2020; moderate form NH in 2021; acts on any
1p/746-6pSHANOULE WOOD (IRE)34Hannah ClarkeDual Parham winner 2019 (Maiden/Rest) acts on any ; 5L 6th In Wadebridge Interm (weak flat) back in Dec
21/5ppO/-SMART BOY (IRE)30+Annabelle Bacon18L 3rd in 2m4f nov hurdle & 38L 3rd in 2m6f nov hurdle for Tim Easterby 2016; acts good/heavy
35/f06-12SPARKLEANDSHINE (IRE)41Alan HillWon Huntingdon 2m Hurdle 2018;25L winner Ottery Conds & 4L 2nd in Charing Conds ;acts on any
07/04/5841SPOOKYDOOKY (IRE)34Laura ParkerWon 4NH & Irish Ptp (2013/18) lightly raced recently ;34L 7th in Barbury Nov riders in Dec 2020
432-53500THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE)NRThomas MaloneWon 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Nov Riders 2020;well beaten in 3 runs NH 2021
6u14/12-1THE ROESTONE (IRE)40Robert ChaninWon Ptp Flat/Maiden/Rest;beat Bridge of Spies headCherrybrook Inter(lead close home); may go close

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In the following Conditions race we could see outside raider Sparkleandshine turn up to snatch a win for the Alan Hill team. He looks dangerous having clocked up a 25L  win at Bishops Court in October under Tommie O’Brien, and ran a creditable second at Charing in March. Crown Of Thorns won under Will Biddick at the recent Cherrybrook meeting and  could score again for the Sarah Pidsley team, although he also holds an entry in the Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored Men’s open race which follows.


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Race 4 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Mens Open Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
1/3121-22CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)42Dean SummersbyWon 14 Ptps(5 wins at Wadebridge) Won Members/Open 2020;1L 2nd to Apple’s Queen Cherrybrook Ladies
114/5pp-1CROWN OF THORNS41Sarah Pidsley2nd Irish hurdles 2018;Won 5 Ptps(Conds/Interm) 2019; beat The Dapper Fox 1L in Cherrybrook Conds
143/4fp-u6HOW ABOUT IT (IRE)38Rebecca WelchWon 2 NH & 3 Ptps(Inc Open) acts any; 31L 6th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds 30th Mar(weak 3 out)
345/7-585KILCREA BRIDGE33Robert HawkerWon Maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018;25L 5th Ottery Members; acts gd/heavy; Modest form recently
*530/7p9-LOS ALAMOS (IRE)NRLuke PriceWon NHFlat & 2m6f Hurdle 2017/18;well behind in 3 runs NH 2019/20 ; acts on gd/firm
1131-2424NAVANMAN (IRE)44John HeardWon 3 Hurdles & 11Ptps (inc 4m Flete Open 2018);10L 2nd  Ottery Open; 4L 4th Flete 4m Mixed Open
1111/-pR2RIVER MYTH42Stuart SampsonWon 9 Ptps;Won Rest/Interm 2018 & Mixed Open 2019; acts oany; stays well; 2L 2nd in Cherrybrook Open
11/1212/p-SPENCER MOON (IRE)42Luke PriceWon 11Ptps & 2m5f Hunterchase;20L winner Monmouth Open & Match 2019;useful at best; acts on any
*0/0076-1STATIC JACK (IRE)42Deborah TreneerWon 4NH & Irish Ptp(3m Hurdle 2019) acts gd/heavy; Beat River Myth 2L  Cherrybrook Open(stayed on)
*11pp/42-2TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE)41Gordon ChambersWon 3 NH (3m5f Chase 2018) gd/heavy;1L 2nd to Skylander in Cherrybrook Members 3rd Apr; EW chances
432-53500THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE)NRThomas MaloneWon 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Nov Riders 2020;well beaten in 3 runs NH 2021

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Here Crown Of Thorns could come up against recent Cherrybrook winner The Roestone from team Chanin, or multiple winner Chosen Lucky under Darren Edwards, who could go close if improving on his runner up result at Cherrybrook. 


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Race 5 – R. J. Trevarthen Ladies Open Race

FormNameRatingTrainerRace_Comments
f4u6-37ANGE DES MALBERAUX (FR)39 Won 7 NH(4 Chases up to 3m3f) 5L 4th in Barbury Conds Dec 2020; well behind in Mollington Open latest
/3p1p-u8uBALLYHOWNE (IRE)40? Dual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Inter/Conds &  Open;ur 9th return; weak 2 out Cherrybrook Ladies
23p3/53-6BANKHALL (IRE)36 Dual NH winner 2016/17; Won Nov Riders/Ladies 2018; 25L 6th to Fifty Shades Cothelstone Open
4/p3/-p4RBISTOURI D’HONORE (FR)39 Dual hurdle winner;won Badbury Ladies & Nov Riders; 17L 4th to Dubai Quest in Maisemore Ladies
1/3121-22CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)42 Won 14 Ptps(5 wins at Wadebridge) Won Members/Open 2020;1L 2nd to Apple’s Queen Cherrybrook Ladies
3144/53-3DRY OL’PARTY41 Won 2 NH(2014/15);WoLadies & Members; 3L 3rd to Apple’s Queen in Cherrybrook Ladies; acts any
747/-3464ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)38 Won 7NH Races (4 Chases) up tp 2m5f)14L 4th in Cherrybrook Open; acts on any; seems one paced
1/f43p-84INCH ROCK (IRE)40? Won Rest/Club 2017; 5L 2nd Ladies & won Members 2018;9L 4th to Apples Queen Cherrybrook Ladies
p/811-243MASTER BAKER44 Won 12Ptps & 3 Hunterchases;8L 3rd to Dubai Quest in Maisemore Park Ladies 9stayed on well) chances
*45/p34-2QUINTO39 Won 2NH & Irish Ptp(inc 3m2f Chase 2019) acts good/heavy; 15L 2nd in Wadebridge Ladies in Dec
2121/p-12RAMBLE ON (IRE)43 Won 10Ptps(Opens 2018/1) 1/2L 2nd 4m Mixed Open ;1L 2nd in 4M Flete Open (headed close home)
11/1212/p-SPENCER MOON (IRE)42 Won 11Ptps & 2m5f Hunterchase;20L winner Monmouth Open & Match 2019;useful at best; acts on any
62p/343-pSTAGE ONE (IRE)38 Won  Irish maiden & 3 UK Ptps 2018/19; 5L & 12L 3rd’s in Larkhill/Cottenham Opens 2020
432-53500THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE)NR Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Nov Riders 2020;well beaten in 3 runs NH in 2021

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In the R J Trevarthen-sponsored Ladies Open race, Master Baker could add to his 15 race wins to date which include Hunter Chase wins at Taunton and Newbury under regular jockey Jo Supple. If connections choose this race over the previous for Chosen Lucky, he could be a winner for Charlotte Summersby. Ramble On is another notable entry catching the eye if making the trip down from the Luke Price yard and follow up on his second at Flete Park last weekend.


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Race 6 – The Feste 50 Years Ago Maiden Race, Division 1

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
 BENNYS MIRACLE (IRE)NRTeresa ClarkUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
*2/u42/-CHAPEL ROCK19?Bethen Childs2L 4th in Newton Abbot NHFlat Race 2018; Beaten 6L in a Larkhill maiden Match in 2019; unraced since
#NAME?CUZZICOMBE (IRE)0Keith CumingsIn rear when pulled up 15th in Maisemore maiden won by Gats And Co on 1st run
*0p//p-33EASTERN PROMISES31+Ed Hitch3L 3rd Barbury Maiden Dec 2020 & 5L 3rd in Quantock maiden won by Kindofabigdeal; acts any;Chances
p2ff3-EVRON (FR)NRNeil McLeanEx French; placed in Chases – 8L 3rd to Forisk in Angouleme Chase (2m 5f) Nov 2020; intresting
pp2/42-7GUNNER VIC24Hugh ThomasDam won Maiden;placed Members(3L 2nd 2019)15L 2nd Buckfastleigh & 31L 7th Wadebridge Maiden
 HERMES DU GOUET (FR)NRChristopher BarberUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
#NAME?JIMMY SNIPE0Joe TickleDam won 17 Ptps;Pulled up 6th in Maisemore Maiden won by Twig
4pu/22-3PARTY TUNES (IRE)32Dean Summersby24L 4th Irish maiden 2019; 11/2L 2nd in  Trethew maiden 2020; remote 3rd Maisemore maiden return
#NAME?RHETORIC (IRE)00?Francesca NimmoWell held when ur last in Charing Maiden  on 1st run ,should do better
0-44RIDING SHOTGUN (IRE)16Laura Parker20L 4th in Barbury Ptp Bumper & 13L 4th in Maisemore maiden won by Twig; could improve
*0fp//-SAFE HARBOUR (IRE)NRChristopher BarberModerate hurdler when last seen in 2018; unraced over fences
 SNOW STOPPING HIM (IRE)NRMark QuinlanUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
 STELLAR STREAM (IRE)NRNeil McLeanUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
 THURSDAYATEIGTH (IRE)NRAnnabelle BaconUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
p-4TOP CLICHE27Jill DennisPulled up 12th in E.Corn maiden 2020;Fair 13L 4th to Kindofabigdeal in Cothelstone Maiden (2m 4f)

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Two divisions of the three-mile Open Maiden follow, with those to note in the first are Eastern Promise (Ed Hitch), Benny’s Miracle(Teresa Clark), Party Tunes( Dean Summersby) and Riding Shotgun a debutant for Laura Parker.


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Race 7 – Ray Davies Foods Maiden Race, Division 2

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
/pd4u/-BOURBON PRINCE23Dean JonesShowed some ability; 14L 4th to Oscar Bravo in Didmarton Maiden Mar 2019; unraced since
5/3/4-pDON’T ASK US (IRE)29Keith Cumings22L 3rd in Barbury Maiden won by Nobodydoesitbetter 2019; pu last in Maisemore maiden won by Twig
647-33p0EROS (FR)33Neil McLean8L 4th in  2m hurdle (heavy) 2020;6L 3rd to Starsky Ottery Maiden(lead to last) unplaced NH since ; chances
30-ppFORTY ACRES (IRE)0Jo Hepburn20l 3rd in Irish Maiden in 2019; pulled up after around 2m iles in 2 Uk Ptps
-4HANDS FACE SPACE (IRE)15Francesca Nimmo27L 4th to Rafferty in Sheriff Hutton Maiden (2m 4f) 3rd Apr ( 5th & no hdwy 3 out) may Improve
#NAME?ISLAND DANCER0Robert ChaninUnseated rider 4th in Quantock maiden on 1st run
322p/44-2LOODEEN (IRE)34Brooke Gardener-WollenTriple Runner up in Maidens 2018/2019; 3/4L 2nd in Quantock maiden won by The Mighty Ash ; stays; chances
 MEETMELATER (IRE)NRChristopher BarberUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
p/-fMELVYN (IRE)0Thomas MalonePulled 2 out in Irish maiden in May 2019; Prom when fell 9th in Flete maiden last week
 PARK THIS ONE (IRE)NRNeil McLeanUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
2*7/p0-RUSSIAN INVASION (IRE)NRDean SummersbyRunner in Irish maiden (1 1/2L) May 2019; well beaten in both hurdle races in 2021
*3546/3-5fSAY ABOUT IT27Roy SmithEx Flat; 5L 3rd E.Corn Maiden & 7L 5th Wadebridge maiden;tracking leaders when fell 14th Quantock maiden
 SO THEY SAY0Edward WalkerDam won Irish Ptp/hurdle; Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
-RSTONEAGE ICON0Stephen LongRan out 5th in Cherrybrook maiden won by Our Grey Boy on 1st start
p36/53-ppTARRYTOWN (FR)29Melanie Dixon2L 3rd in 2m4f maiden 2019 ; 23L 5th  Buckfastleigh Maiden & 1L 3rd Members;pu 2out latest; acts on soft
pp/f2p9/-WHAT A BUG24Sarah ProuseDam won Hunterchase & 3 Ptps; Pu in two maiden in 2017; 30L 2nd to Ichifoot in Stevenstone maiden only form

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In the second division Hard Face Space for the inform Francesca Nimmo team, who scored an impressive  five wins last weekend and must be feared if travelling to this track, Cothelstone runner-up Loodeen for the Brooke-Gardener-Wallen team, and debutant Meetmelater  for young trainer Christopher Barber, all look interesting prospects.


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Race 8 – Truro Tractors Restricted Race (2m 4f)

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
ppp1/-p6EOLE D’UN REGARD (FR)30Deborah TreneerEx French;Won Banwell 2m4f maiden 2019;23L 6th to Daly An Sceil Maisemore Park Intermediate 30th Mar
647-33p0EROS (FR)33Neil McLean8L 4th in  2m hurdle (heavy) 2020;6L 3rd to Starsky Ottery Maiden(lead to last) unplaced NH since; chances
203/-p1FINLEY’S EYES(IRE)26Luke PriceRunner up in 2 hurdle races 2018; Won Shelfield 2m4f maiden 1L (3 ran) acts on gd/firm
31/-4fp3FUNKY SENSATION36Jill DennisWon Irish Maiden 2019;18L 4th Hurdle 2020; 6L 3rd in Cherrybrook Rest won by Where’s Wilma; chances
*6531//-HONOURBOUND (IRE)NRJane WesternWon Ffos Las 1m4f Flat race 2018 (gd/Soft) unraced over jumps
-1KINONDO KWETU34Francesca Nimm15L 2nd to Honour and Glory in Chaddesley maiden (Awarded race) 2020 ; acts on gd/soft
/99/1p3-4MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)35Jimmy ColeModest from NH; Left clear Dunsmore Maiden & 4L 4th Cherrybrook Members (stayed on well) acts good/soft
46/*970PRINCESS ROANIA (IRE)NRTeresa ClarkNHFlat winner 2015 & 2m1f Flat winner 2016;3L 2nd hurdle 2017; acts soft/heavy;beaten 20L + in 3 NH races
31p/2p-pTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)34Charlotte BuddWon Banwell maiden(20L gd/firm 2019) 2L 2nd to No Limitations Badbury Rest 2020; Pu 3 out Sponners Rest
6p41/-pTARA SNIPE29Pippa MoorhouseDam won 17 Ptps;won 2m4 Trebudannon 2m4f maiden 2019; acts gd/soft ;pu 12th Cherrybrook Rest
32f31/5-4THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE)34Dean SummersbyWon Fourburrow maiden(beat Poniel 5L; stayed on) acts any; 14L 4th in Cherrybrook Rest on return
54/0623-TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Elizabeth ScottIrish maiden winner 2018; Neck 2nd in Cockleburrow Rest 2020; 38L 3rd after ; acts on any
u631/u-5TOMB STORME (IRE)34Annabelle BaconEx Irish;10L winner Cothelstone maiden 2019;20L 5th Cherrybrook Rest return(weak 3 out); acts gd/firm
0/1/*p-WILLIES DREAM24Robert HawkerFinnished alone in Kingston St Mary 2m4f maiden (left alone 2 out) 2019; pulled up in hurdle Oct 2020

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Finally up is the Truro Tractors-sponsored Restricted race, which could go the way of Kinondo Kwetu who won his maiden by 20 lengths for the Francessca Nimmo team, Funky Sensation (Jill Dennis) ran third at Cherrybrook, and Willies Dream (Robert Hawker) another to have an impressive maiden win in 2019, and came home alone that day at Kingston St Mary and highly rated Tinnehinch for trainer Elizabeth Scott, who has some good place form to note.

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REPORT OF FLETE RACES (DARTMOOR) POINT-TO-POINT AT FLETE PARK – 17TH APRIL 2021

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Oh to be in England now that April’s there….”

Robert Browning, English poet 1812-1889

Well Mr Browning, I am not sure that you would really like to be in England today, but  you are correct in that Flete Park races epitomises the very best of English point-to-pointing in April. 

Despite pleasant wall to wall April sunshine it seemed a sombre afternoon at Flete Park for the Dartmoor fixture. The winning post flags fluttered at half mast, and there was a break after the second race for a silence in recognition of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and funeral. 

COVID restrictions added to the unreal scenario, with just one bookmaker in each sparsely populated, segregated zone. At least a limited return of owners was encouraging. The organisers had worked tirelessly to water the course in the face of the dry spell.

A quality field of 11 contested the four miles Mixed Open for the Lord Mildmay Memorial Cup. Byron Moorcroft set a searching gallop on Ramble On, and was still in front jumping the last, only to be collared by Know the Scene (Martin McIntyre) close home. Where’s Wilma stayed on well to finish third, just ahead of Navanman and Honest Deed.

Know The Score ridden by Martin McIntyre (nearside) winning the Mixed Open four-miler from long-time leader Ramble On (far side)
Know The Score ridden by Martin McIntyre (nearside) winning the Mixed Open four-miler from long-time leader Ramble On (far side)

Know The Score had won three times under rules for the David Pipe yard, having cost £380,000 as a four-year-old. Current trainer Leslie Jefford explained, “He had lost his way a bit and we are trying to rekindle his enthusiasm. I hoped he would enjoy himself. We might come back for the Ladies’ four-miler in two weeks.” Successful Jockey Martin (Fly) McIntyre reported, “We went a nice gallop and I tried to hold him together. He would be better on a galloping track.”

27-year-old rider Darren Andrews had partnered losing favourite Navanman for John Heard in the Open, but fared better for the same yard as the mare Cottage Rose scored readily in the Restricted. After paying tribute to the watering efforts, the trainer said, “Darren gave her a peach of a ride. She is good at coming from behind. We made too much use of her at Cherrybrook.”

Darren Andrews riding Cottage Rose thanks his mount after winning the Restricted race
Darren Andrews riding Cottage Rose thanks his mount after winning the Restricted race

Ed Walker saddled Journey Juice to win the Hunt race under a fine hold up ride from  Chloe Emsley. Bay to Go (James Armstrong) made a bold bid from the front, but had no answer to the finishing pace of the winner. “This was my first ride at Flete and my third winner of the season. The plan was to come late but I had a scare when he stumbled and lost some ground on the top bend,” reported the rider.

The Ed Walker yard looked likely to complete a double when sending out three of the four runners in a disappointing turn out for the four and five-year-old Maiden. It was the Darren Edwards ridden Swearer (yes that is the gelding’s name) who took the prize however, coming from behind to win going away by five lengths. Owned by Paul Emmins and trainer Joe Tickle’s partner Danielle Kenealy, the five-year-old showed the benefit of his point-to-point bumper run last year against his three unraced opponents. “He is fractious at home and our 16-year-old son Taylor rode him round the lorry park today to keep him calm,” remarked the up and coming North Devon trainer.

Bridge of Spies gained consolation for his unlucky defeat at Cherrybrook with a convincing win under Conor Houlihan in the Owners and Trainers Condition race. The winner runs in the colours of the Bielby family with trainer George Bielby reporting, “He was a gift horse. My wife and daughter do a lot of the work. This course suited him and he acts on any going.” Jockey Conor Houlihan commented, “He was amazing. Every time I asked him up he responded.”

The Oriental Club Owner-Trainers conditions Level 3 field jumping the fourth fence

The tall jockey works for Will Biddick, who chased the winner home on evergreen Unioniste. Biddick also had to settle for the runner up spot on Board of Trade in the Conditions event. On this occasion he played second fiddle to front running Syracuse’s Dream, who gave jockey Barnaby Treneer a popular local victory, and his third career success. “He loves it here and I rode him for stamina,” said the young rider whose mother Deborah trains the gelding she described as, “inconsistent and better on a hilly course.”

Syracuse's Dream ridden by Barnaby Treneer on their way to winning the Elizabeth May Memorial Conditions race
Syracuse’s Dream ridden by Barnaby Treneer on their way to winning the Elizabeth May Memorial Conditions race

Will Biddick’s frustrating afternoon continued as his mount Melvyn fell at half way in the concluding Maiden. Both horse and the seven-times National champion jockey were unhurt. This race went to Dr Time who had shown only modest form under rules, and had failed to finish in two recent points.. He sauntered home here from 12 opponents under Josh Newman. Warwickshire based trainer Francesca Nimmo had enjoyed a winner at Chaddesley Corbett earlier in the day. Her husband Charlie Poste was on duty here and said, “Dr Time has enough ability for Restricted and Intermediates. We have now had six winners from the last ten runners.”

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