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ENTRIES: FLETE RACES (DARTMOOR) POINT-TO-POINT ON SAT 17TH APRIL 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Flete Races (Dartmoor) 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 Races Racecard

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

RaceStart timeLink to entries and form for race
Pony Racing
1st13:00138cm Race
2nd13:20148cm Race
Point-To-Point Races
1st 14:00Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Members Race
2nd14:35Wainhomes Restricted Race
3rd15:20Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Mixed Open Race
4th15:55Francis Clark 4 & 5 Year Old Maiden Race
5th16:30Oriental Club Owner-Trainer Conditions (Level 3) Race
6th17:05Elizabeth May Memorial Conditions (Level 3) Race
7th17:40Luscombe Maye Maiden Race (NWFAA)

Flete Races Course Updates:

10th April 2021 at 20:00

Final touches being applied to the fences, and trimming the new fences in the home straight.The going is good ground, drying with the weather forecast. There is a good covering of grass and we will be watering from Tuesday to maintain the good ground.

Flete Races Preview extract:

The first of  two scheduled meetings to take place at the stunning parkland known as Flete Park, goes ahead this Saturday April 17th. The event will take place behind closed doors, although owners will be allowed on the course to watch their horses run. The Dartmoor host this meeting which has seven races on offer, attracting over eighty entries, are scheduled to commence at 2pm. Pony racing proceeds the main race card with two pony races which have attracted ten ponies in each race, head up the action at 1pm. These have been kindly sponsored by land owner Mr AJB Mildmay-White. As a mark of respect there will be a two minutes silence held at 3pm, together with black armbands being worn by officials and participants in respect of the passing, and funeral of  Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Flete 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 and former top jockey Lizzie Kelly is on offer for the two pony and seven Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 1.00pm with the first of the pony 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 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 Races Green and Amber zone entry tickets

Participants (Green Zone) and Owners 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

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 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Members Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
1ppp/pp-pAULD SPORT (IRE)27?Richard MorganFailed to complete in Irish Ptps;Won Cotley 2m4f maiden 2019 on only completion(from 10starts) acts gd/firm
513/432/-ppBAY TO GO (IRE)37Patricia ArmstrongWon 2 Huntchases/6Ptps; Won Members 2018; best  gd/firm;6L 2nd Torrington Open in 2019, no show in 2021
/fppp1/-p6EOLE D’UN REGARD (FR)30Deborah TreneerEx French;Won Banwell 2m4f maiden 2019;23L 6th to Daly An Sceil in Maisemore Park Intermediate 30th Mar
143/4fp-u6HOW ABOUT IT (IRE)38Alexandra DunnWon 2 NH & 3 Ptps(Inc Open) acts any; 31L 6th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds 30th Mar(weak 3 out)
531/4-p73IT’S A STEAL (IRE)40Lee GlanvilleWon 2 Chases/Irish Ptp;won Flete Members 2019; fair 8L 3rd to Crown of Thorns in Cherybrook Conds;
4p261/28-JOURNEY JUICE37Ed WalkerWon Maiden/Rest 2019; 6L 2nd Buckfast Interm won by Shometheway 2020;moderate 8th Didmarton Rest after
*68685-0uPOLO THE MUMM (FR)NRRebecca WelchWon 4NH & 2 Ptps(Course winner);best over 2m4f; acts on any ; well held in last few runs NH
/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
*0/0076-1STATIC JACK (IRE)42Deborah TreneerWon 4NH & Irish Ptp( 3m Hurdle 2019) acts gd/heavy; Beat River Myth 2L in Cherrybrook Open(stayed on well)

Preview extract

Totnes & Bridgetown Race Company have kindly sponsored two races here, the first  being the opening Members race. This could provide a good battle between previous course winner It’s A Steal, who could follow up on his game third last weekend for the Glanville family, and recent Cherrybrook winner, Static Jack, for the Treneer family.


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Race 2 – Wainhomes Restricted Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
3u/p-pBOYGOCHASING0Martin Peaty7L 3rd in Barbury NHflat race 2018 ; lightly races since and has yet to complete since
4p133/-CORBETT COURT (IRE)35Kieran PriceWon Ross Harriers maiden 2019(soft) & placed in Restricteds after ; acts gd/soft .missed last season
p2123/p-pCORNFLOWER BLUE35Patrick Picton-WarlowDam won 3NH;Won maiden & 2L 2nd Flete Rest 2019; best gd/firm; Pu Spooners Rest (lead until weak 3 out)
2312-pp6COTTAGE ROSE35John HeardDam won 7Ptps;beat Arctic Milly 1L Wadebridge maiden 2020; acts any; 23L 6th in Cherrybrrok Res (weak 2 out)
3214/p43-DANCING DAVE (IRE)34Ed WalkerEx Irish;Dead Heated in Flete 3m maiden(stayed on well) acts gd/soft;Dist 4th in Rest after;may need run return?
/99/1p3-4MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)35Jimmy ColeModest from NH; Left clear Dunsmore Maiden & 4L 4th Cherrybrook Members (stayed on well) acts good/soft
22/215-33MUSTMEETFORAPINT (IRE)36Dean SummersbyBeat Exhibit A 8L N.Corn maiden (stayed on) acts gd/heavy; 18l 3rd to Famous Clermont Cothelstone Rest (2m 4f)
fp33/3/-p1OUR GREY BOY (IRE)34+Annabelle BaconBeaten 15L+ Irish Ptps; 4L Winner of Cherybrook maiden (lead 15th ;run on well) acts on good;improving
/3/1p/-pRAGING FIRE (IRE)34Michael FeltonBeat Minimalisti  3L Tiverton maiden Jan 2019;Pu Blackmore Rest after;acts gd/soft;pu 13th Masemore Interm
21-46pppSTEVAN STEEL (IRE)32Janet AcknerBeat Gunner Vic 15L Buckfastleigh maiden(heavy); 39L 4th Ottery Rest; pulled up in Hunterchases/Rests
31p/2p-pTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)35Charlotte BuddWon Banwell maiden(20L gd/firm 2019) 2L 2nd to No Limitations Badbury Rest 2020; Pu 3 out Sponners Rest

Preview extract

The Wainhomes-sponsored  Restricted race could go the way of Dancing Dave who is the highest rated, he won his maiden at this track and ran well at Didmarton last season when finishing third for the Ed Walker team. Mustmeetforapint (Dean Summersby) ran at Cothelstone last weekend finishing third and could follow up here for Darren Edwards. Any market support for Raging Fire (Mike Felton) will be worth noting, with this ex-Irish import showing some promising place form in Ireland before winning his maiden at Chipley Park in 2018.


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Race 3 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Mixed Open Race (4 Mile)

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
4//u/fpu5-BENVOLIO (IRE)30?Alice ProcterWon 5NH (3m2f Chase) & Ptp;acts gd/heavy,lightly raced since (pulled up 2out S.Dorset Nov Riders latest)
031p6/21-3CHANGEOFLUCK (IRE)40Will BiddickWon 5 Ptps 2017/18(Conf/Conds);21L 4th Hunterchase;acts gd/soft;32L 3rd to Ravished Kimble Ladies Nov 1st
3u21*6/-43CHILL FACTOR (IRE)40Rachael HoneyballWon 6NH(2 Chases) Won Little Windsor Ladies 2019;7L 3rd to Raddon Top Wadebridge Conds;acts gd/soft
2p-p0612COCO LIVE (FR)43Harriet WaightWon Irish maiden 2016;Quad winner 2019;15L Winner of Charing Open & 2L 2nd Quantock Open;;best gd/firm
p/312/u-13HONEST DEED (IRE)42Dean SummersbyWon 9 Ptps (2017/20) beat the Dapper Fox 10L Wadebridge Open;4L 3rd to Static Jack in Cherrybrook Open
143/4fp-u6HOW ABOUT IT (IRE)38Alexandra DunnWon 2 NH & 3 Ptps(Inc Open) acts any; 31L 6th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds 30th Mar(weak 3 out)
/p616-pppIMOGENS THUNDER (IRE)39Mary ToryWon 4Ptps ;Won Interm & 3L 2nd Open 2019; won S.Dorset Members; pulled up both starst 2020; acts gd/soft
31/f43p-84INCH ROCK (IRE)40?Ed WalkerWon Rest/Club 2017; 5L 2nd Ladies & won Members 2018;9L 4th to Apples Queen Cherrybrook Ladies
3213/p5-56KAIDEN MICHEAL (IRE)37Stuart SampsonWon 2m4f maiden/ Restricted 2019; acts any; 15L 6th to The Roestone in Cherrybrook Intermediate
*33/1p5p-KNOW THE SCORE (IRE)NRLeslie JeffordWon 3NH & Irish Ptp; Won Worcester 2m7f Chase 2019; moderate form since; acts on any easy surface
p3p1p3/-pMISTER SERIOUS (IRE)37?Antony BurksWon Maiden/Rest 2016;stays 3m2f; 30L winner Catistock Conds (3 ran) pu 9th in Hunterchase only start
11131-242NAVANMAN (IRE)45John HeardWon 3 Hurdles & 11Ptps (inc 4m Flete Open 2018);10L 2nd to Jatiluwih Ottery Open; best soft/heavy;chances
22121/p-1RAMBLE ON (IRE)41?Luke PriceWon 9Ptps(Opens 2018/1) 1/2L 2nd 4m Mixed Open & won Torrington open 2019; acts any; walked over latest
p71p/pp-6ROCK ON CARLOS (IRE)24Wyn MorrisWon Irish maiden 2018;Pu in 2 Irish Restricteds 2019; 52L 6th to Black Jasper Revesby Park Rest 29th March
643/fp-886SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR)35Deborah TreneerDual Trethew winner & Won Flete Nov Riders; acts any; best stiff tracks; well held last 3 starts; best watched
*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
5224/32-22THE DAPPER FOX42Jack VeyseyWon 8 Ptps;won 3m6f Conds;often placed ;stays 4m;1L 2nd to Crown of Thorns in Cherrybrook Conditions 3rd
3414/42-1WHERE’S WILMA38Michael M. WatsonWon 3m Flete maiden 2019; beat Arcal Fifty 4L in Cherrybrook Rest; acts any ; stays well

Preview extract

The 4 mile Mixed Open race is another to be kindly sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Company, with those likely to be highly fancied in the betting ring are the prolific winning Navanman (John Heard), along with Honest Deed (Dean Summersby), both of which have reversed form with each other and could provide another thrilling finish. Chill Factor is a notable entry who could be in the mix here for Cheltenham Foxhunter winning trainer Will Biddick, with the combination of young Ella Orttewell booked to ride, who won her first race at this track, has been improving fast under the watchful eye of the Biddick team. Cocoa Live ran last weekend at Cothelstone and could find this race comes too soon, although going would suit and has the booking of another promising young jockey from the Biddick team in Charlie Sprake. Ramble On is another outside raider who has good solid form , going wouldn’t be a problem and could add to his win here in 2018.


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Race 4 – Francis Clark Four & Five Year Old Maiden Race (2m 4f)

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
-2CHARLES RITZ26+Edward WalkerDam won 3m Chase/hurdle;10L 2nd to Tip Top Mountain in Wadebridge on promising 1st run Dec 2020
-2GEMINI FIRE (IRE)27+Christopher BarberClose 2nd to Time Please in Charing Open Maiden 29th Mar; acts on good/Firm
HERMES DU GOUET (FR)NRChristopher BarberUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
MISSTREE WAVENREdward WalkerDam won 2 Ptps; Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
NOTORIETY (IRE)NRThomas WestonDam won a Mares Maiden; Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
NUOVA VITANREdward WalkerUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
RIBO A IREPNREdward WalkerUnraced 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
SURE LISTERN (FR)NRFrancesca NimmoUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
-6SWEARER (IRE)25Joe Tickle8L 6th to Salvino in Maisemore Park Ptp Flat race 25th Oct on only start so far

Preview extract

In the Maiden race for four and five year olds, sponsored by Francis Clark, Gemini’s Fire, who finished a half length second at Charing, could continue the winning form of young trainer Christopher Barber. Charles Ritz (Ed Walker) also catches the eye if connections choose this race over the later maiden, and having run second to Tiptop Mountain at Wadebridge in December.


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Race 5 – Oriental Club Owner-Trainer Conditions (Level 3) Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
/*8770/-BEARS RAILSNRRachael BoardWon 4 Chases(2015/18; stays 3m1f+;acts on gd/soft; last seen Jan 2019
3u/p-pBOYGOCHASING0Martin Peaty7L 3rd in Barbury NHflat race 2018 ; lightly races since and has yet to complete since
3/5413-p2BRIDGE OF SPIES (IRE)40George BeilbyWon Irish Maiden 201& Won Rest 2019; head 2nd to The Roestone Cherrybrook Interm; stays well; chances
/-f41432/-COME ON JOEY (IRE)36Roy SmithWon N.Corn maiden & Lamerton Rest (20/1) &  28L 3rd Eggesford Interm; acts on gd/soft;unraced last season
531/4-p73IT’S A STEAL (IRE)40Lee GlanvilleWon 2 Chases/Irish Ptp;won Flete Members 2019; fair 8L 3rd to Crown of Thorns in Cherybrook Conds;
342/p2-pKELVINGROVE (IRE)39?Andrew LeyshonWon 4 NH/ 2Flat;head 2nd to Generous Ransom in Charing Conds(just failed) gd/soft; pu 12th return
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
2113u-p9PLATINUM BEN (IRE)35Reg HopkinsWon Maiden 2018 & Restricted & Conditions(lead last) acts any;35L 9th to Daly An Sceil in Maisemore Interm
63/542-71SKYLANDER (IRE)40Richard MorganWon 6 NH/Irish Ptp;Won Nov Riders 2018; beat Talk of the South 1L in Cherybrook members; acts on nay
2422/5-u5UNIONISTE (FR)37Will BiddickWon 11NH (10 Chases) Runner up in 3 Hunterchases 2018/19; 16L 5th to Static Jack in Cherrybrook Open
3414/42-1WHERE’S WILMA38Michael M. WatsonWon 3m Flete maiden 2019; beat Arcal Fifty 4L in Cherrybrook Rest; acts any ; stays well

Preview extract

Many look to have chances in the Oriental Club Owners/Trainers race including Bridge Of Spies (George Beilby) having finished second at Cherrybrook, Where’s Wilma(Michael Watson) who won her maiden at this course, followed by a four-length win at Cherrybrook earlier this month under Matt Hampton. 


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Race 6 – Elizabeth May Memorial Conditions (Level 3) Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
/326-504BOARD OF TRADENREdward WalkerDual NHflat & 2m4f hurdle winner 2016;5L 3rd in Worcester 2m7f Chase Oct 2020; acts good/soft
*223532-BROUGHTONS RHYTHMNRBronwen HurleyWon NHFlat & Hurdle 2017; placed often since (10L 2nd in Uttox 2m4f Chas 2020) acts on gd/soft
22/4351-3CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)40Dean SummersbyWon Maiden/Rest;best gd/soft; 6L 3rd to The Roestone Cherybrook Interm(finnished well) stiff courses suit
4p261/28-JOURNEY JUICE37Ed WalkerWon Maiden/Rest 2019; 6L 2nd Buckfast Interm won by Shometheway 2020;moderate 8th Didmarton Rest after
*5p4ppp-LOMACHENKO (IRE)NRMichael M. WatsonWon Leicester 2m4f Maiden hurdle Dec 2018;beaten 17L+ in Irish Ptp Opens in 2019/20
63/542-71SKYLANDER (IRE)40Richard MorganWon 6 NH/Irish Ptp;Won Nov Riders 2018; beat Talk of the South 1L in Cherybrook members; acts on nay
643/fp-886SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR)35Deborah TreneerDual Trethew winner & Won Flete Nov Riders; acts any; best stiff tracks; well held last 3 starts; best watched

Preview extract

In the Elizabeth May memorial Conditions race, which has been sponsored by Full Circle Motors, Cloudy Music (Dean Summersby) could improve on his third at Cherrybrook and be a win for the family with daughter Charlotte booked to ride. They maybe taken on by recent Cherrybrook  Members race winner Skylander, who won under Robert Hawker for owner/trainer Richard Morgan.


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Race 7 – Luscombe Maye Maiden Race (NWFAA)

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
pp52pp-ARACARAS (IRE)NRLuke PriceHead 2nd In Irish maiden Nov 2019(headed close home);pu in 2 hurdles since back in 2020
3u/p-pBOYGOCHASING0Martin Peaty7L 3rd in Barbury NHflat race 2018 ; lightly races since and has yet to complete since
-2CHARLES RITZ26+Edward WalkerDam won 3m Chase/hurdle;10L 2nd to Tip Top Mountain in Wadebridge on promising 1st run Dec 2020
/75///-pCHESHAM ROSE (IRE)0Daniel FarrEx Flat & modest maiden hurdler in April 2017; upu 15th Spooners maiden o0n return
*5/53d-6pCHICAGO LADY (IRE)27?Leslie Jefford2L 2nd 2m3f hurdle 2016/18; 2L 3rd Buckfast Maiden (disq) acts on soft; pu 6th Spooners maiden
p58-004COASTAL CAPERS (IRE)27Ian HambleyModerate form in Irish Ptps; Well beaten in 2m3f hurdle; 8L 4th Spooners Maiden won by Our Grey Boy
 CORNISH CAVALIERNRStephen LongUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
*p38up-3DA VINCI ROCK28+Robert ChaninEx Irish Hurdler/Chaser;16L 3rd in 21f Chase; acts on gd/heavy; 5L 3rd Spooners Maiden won by Our Grey Boy
4537p-puDR TIME (IRE)0Francesca Nimmo5L 3rd in Ffos Las 3m Hurdle 2019; Pulled up & in rear when ur 2out Maisemore maiden
*89pp-fpIVORSALEGEND0Edward WalkerWell beaten 2NHFlat & pu both starts over hurdles 2020;Fell in Wadebridge maiden & pu 15th Spooners maiden
#NAME?JIMMY SNIPE0Joe TickleDam won 17 Ptps;Pulled up 6th inMaisemore Maiden won by Twig
u/3p-26ppJIMMY TEW30?Janet Ackner3L 3rd in Mollington Maiden 2019; 25L 3rd in S.Dorst maiden won by Lagonda; pu in 2 Hunterchases 2021
 LAST OF THE DRUIDSNRRobert ChaninDam won a Maiden;Unraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
*/5846-4MASTER SAM BELLAMY18Chloe BoxallModeate form NH , 71L 4th and last in Leicester Hunterchase back in Feb; acts on soft
p/-MELVYN (IRE)NRThomas MalonePulled 2 out in Irish maiden in May 2019
2/36/p-4ppMOONARO (IRE)28?Susan DarkeHead 2nd in Lamerton maiden (just failed) 2018; 19L 4th Ottery Maiden(kept on) acts soft; No Show since
p23u3us/-NOT AT ALL32?Jason Warner26L 2nd NHFlat 2017;2L 3rd to Loco Coco in Bonvilston Open Maiden (2m4f) Apr 2019; may need the run
*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
3p2p32/p-SPRING BREAK (IRE)32Will Biddick6L 3rd Ptp Flat race; 22L 2nd & 3L 3rd in Cothestone 2m4f maiden(stayed on) acts gd/firm
/p-f5TERMINAFOND (FR)19Bronwyn ButteryDam won 1m4f in France(Flat); pu 2out Buckfast 2m4f maiden &  27L 5th to King’s Quay Cherrybrook maiden

Preview extract

Finally up is the Luscombe Maye-sponsored Maiden race which has 21 entries and looks to hold plenty of talent which include Spring Break (Will Biddick), Charles Ritz (Ed Walker) and Master Sam Bellamy (Chloe Boxhall).



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Preview: Flete Races (Dartmoor) Point-to-Point Flete Park, South Devon, Saturday 17 April 2021

Written by: Donna Harris

The first of two scheduled meetings to take place at the stunning parkland known as Flete Park, goes ahead this Saturday April 17th. The event will take place behind closed doors, although owners will be allowed on the course to watch their horses run. The Dartmoor host this meeting which has seven races on offer, attracting over eighty entries, are scheduled to commence at 2pm. Pony racing proceeds the main race card with two pony races which have attracted ten ponies in each race, head up the action at 1pm. These have been kindly sponsored by land owner Mr AJB Mildmay-White. As a mark of respect there will be a two minutes silence held at 3pm, together with black armbands being worn by officials and participants in respect of the passing, and funeral of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.

Totnes & Bridgetown Race Company have kindly sponsored two races here, the first  being the opening Members race. This could provide a good battle between previous course winner It’s A Steal, who could follow up on his game third last weekend for the Glanville family, and recent Cherrybrook winner, Static Jack, for the Treneer family. 

The 4 mile Mixed Open race is another to be kindly sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Company, with those likely to be highly fancied in the betting ring are the prolific winning Navanman (John Heard), along with Honest Deed (Dean Summersby), both of which have reversed form with each other and could provide another thrilling finish. Chill Factor is a notable entry who could be in the mix here for Cheltenham Foxhunter winning trainer Will Biddick, with the combination of young Ella Orttewell booked to ride, who won her first race at this track, has been improving fast under the watchful eye of the Biddick team. Cocoa Live ran last weekend at Cothelstone and could find this race comes too soon, although going would suit and has the booking of another promising young jockey from the Biddick team in Charlie Sprake. Ramble On is another outside raider who has good solid form , going wouldn’t be a problem and could add to his win here in 2018. 

The Wainhomes-sponsored  Restricted race could go the way of Dancing Dave who is the highest rated, he won his maiden at this track and ran well at Didmarton last season when finishing third for the Ed Walker team. Mustmeetforapint (Dean Summersby) ran at Cothelstone last weekend finishing third and could follow up here for Darren Edwards. Any market support for Raging Fire (Mike Felton) will be worth noting, with this ex-Irish import showing some promising place form in Ireland before winning his maiden at Chipley Park in 2018, 

In the Maiden race for four and five year olds, sponsored by Francis Clark, Gemini’s Fire, who finished a half length second at Charing, could continue the winning form of young trainer Christopher Barber. Charles Ritz (Ed Walker) also catches the eye if connections choose this race over the later maiden, and having run second to Tiptop Mountain at Wadebridge in December. 

Many look to have chances in the Oriental Club Owners/Trainers race including Bridge Of Spies (George Beilby) having finished second at Cherrybrook, Where’s Wilma(Michael Watson) who won her maiden at this course, followed by a four-length win at Cherrybrook earlier this month under Matt Hampton.  

In the Elizabeth May memorial Conditions race, which has been sponsored by Full Circle Motors, Cloudy Music(Dean Summersby) could improve on his third at Cherrybrook and be a win for the family with daughter Charlotte booked to ride. They maybe taken on by recent Cherrybrook  Members race winner Skylander, who won under Robert Hawker for owner/trainer Richard Morgan.

Finally up is the Luscombe Maye-sponsored Maiden race which has 21 entries and looks to hold plenty of talent which include Spring Break (WillBiddick), Charles Ritz (Ed Walker) and Master Sam Bellamy (Chloe Boxhall) .

Live streaming is available for the meeting which can be accessed through the https://pointingdc.co.uk/Live website to register with eventbright at a low cost of £10 plus a small admin fee. Betting is also open via registering with either Richard Pittard on 07711298746 or David Phillips on 07810775119, the deadline for registering is one hour before racing commences.

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR AT CHERRYBROOK – 3rd APRIL 2021

I don’t need a line of 15 bookmakers to lose money. I did it with only two at Cherrybrook, where point-to-pointing resumed after a four months gap with a tricky eight race card.

Anyway, well done to our bookie friends Dave Philips and Rich Pittard, two intrepid layers who stood like masked highwaymen behind the closed doors. It was a pity for my sake that the Cherrybrook doors weren’t locked.

Wandering Soul (evens – 4-5 fav) started the rot in the opener. Even Will Biddick couldn’t persuade this sturdy Irish beast to get out of third gear. Lightly raced King’s Quay (100-8) had been a bit unlucky in his previous two races, but the Matt Hampton trained and ridden six-year-old put 14 rivals into their place. Berboru (10’s to 6’s) ran fast for two miles but was a spent force when falling at the last. The other horse for money was Oscara (20’s to 14’s) who finished strongly as runner up and can go into the notebook.

The second Maiden went to the more experienced Our Grey Boy (13-2 to 7-2). He comes from the same stable as Oscara (Annie Bacon at Frome), and was nicely handled by Josh Cameron . Exeter University student Will Knight got the 6-4 fav Da Vinci Rock into third place on his first ride, but the well backed This’ll Do (6’s to 4’s) made no show and was pulled up.

I hesitated over Crown of Thorns (4-5/evens fav) in the next, thinking that he may have needed the race and he had a 6lbs penalty.  He who hesitates is lost. Trainer Sarah Pidsley had him spot on and he received a masterful Biddick ride The Dapper Fox (7-2) ran his usual genuine race and was closing at the post.

The Restricted looked a decent contest. The eventual winner Where’s Wilma was backed from 5’s to 3’s and won with her ears pricked. She can progress to Intermediate class. Runner up Arcal Fifty (8’s to 7’s) looked really dangerous going to the penultimate but was held when blundering at the last. I had a small bet on Funky Sensation (3’s to 7-4 fav) on the basis of his NH runs. He came with a promising effort three out but found nil.

Apple’s Queen (3’s to 5-2) is a useful pointer and relished this better ground to beat the ultra consistent Chosen Lucky (5-4 to 4-5 fav) in the Ladies’ Conditions race. I did a bit of each way thieving with third placed Dry Ol’ Party (8’s to 6’s), whose small yard is in such good form with winners at Charing and Dingley since the resumption.

River Myth (7-1) set the pace in a good Men’s Open,  and this game mare was unlucky to be mugged a few yards from the line. It was ex-Irish chaser Static Jack (100-8), who took the prize, literally flying up the run in under novice jockey Michael Treneer. Honest Deed (2’s to 5-4 fav) made it nil out of four for me in finishing third, but can resume winning ways next time. Raddon Top (100-30) looked held when demolishing a wing at the last, leaving Eric The Third (12’s to 8’s) in fourth. Unioniste (8-1) found this company beneath him and lobbed round after running in such races as the Grand National in the past.

It always happens: have a bad day and give up, then your bet for the next race wins. On this occasion it was The Roestone (5-2 fav) in the Intermediate who stuck his tongue out at me (he was actually wearing ear plugs). He looked to have no chance at half way but made steady progress under Fly McIntyre  to head Bridge Of Spies (5-1) on the line.

A lovely sunny day at Cherrybrook with excellent racing; almost a pleasure to lose money….

Cover photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

The meeting’s official photographer Hazel Mansell Green’s album can be found at: https://www.flickr.com/gp/hazeblingbling/Lf5Ym0

Full results from Cherrybrook available at: www.pointtopoint.co.uk

REPORT OF SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT CHERRYBROOK – 3RD APRIL 2021

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Days of absence, sad and dreary, clothed in sorrow’s dark array. Days of absence, I am weary….”

Jean-Jacques Rousseau 1712-1778

Steady on J-J. I know we haven’t had any point to points since December last year but stop moaning and cheer up.  We are racing again now and the crowds will soon return.

After that unwelcome gap of 17 weeks, point-to-point racing resumed in the Devon & Cornwall area in bright sunshine at Cherrybrook on Easter Saturday. Not that the weather mattered that much because COVID regulations again dictated that the action took place behind closed doors.  The innovation of live streaming has however proved very successful and viewing of all 8 races was available to would-be spectators at home.

Static Jack found a remarkable turn of foot after jumping the last in third place to snatch the Totnes and Bridgetown Races Company Men’s Open.  Game front runner River Myth (Darren Andrews) looked to be holding the favourite Honest Deed (Darren Edwards,) until Michael Treneer swooped on his mother’s 10-year-old to hit the front near the line. 

Static Jack (green colours) ... Men's Open winner
Static Jack (green colours) … Men’s Open winner

The 20-year-old Devon rider, in his final year at the Royal Agricultural University at Cirencester, was partnering his second career winner. “My previous winner was at Flete Park in 2019,” said the young jockey, wearing the colours of his mother Deborah. “We bought Static Jack out of the ring at Goff’s sales last October,” he explained.    Previously with Gavin Cromwell in Ireland, Static Jack had dropped down the ratings after his last success at Killarney nearly two years ago and could prove a shrewd buy.

Apple’s Queen (Natalie Parker) just got the better of Chosen Lucky and Dry Ol’ Party in a blanket finish to the Totnes and Bridgetown Ladies’ Conditions race. This popular grey had disappointed in two runs under rules this year, but had won at Larkhill earlier this season and was scoring his eighth point-to-point success here. His trainer Sally Alner related the gelding’s unusual penchant for custard cream biscuits. “I was having a cup of coffee one day and he came and snatched a biscuit out of my hands, so he now has them every day. He’s very loveable.”

Apple's Queen (Ladies Open winner)
Apple’s Queen (Ladies Open winner)

King’s Quay landed the Condy Mathias Maiden to initiate a double for jockey Matt Hampton, who also trains the six-year-old for owner Laura Claydon.  King’s Quay faced 14 opponents but was well in command from the second last, with the well backed Oscara and Arctic Milly filling the places.  The winner is a Yeats gelding, bought as a store at Goffs, and was having only his third ever race. “He has been unlucky so far (ran out and brought down) and we have been very patient with him.” said the rider.

King's Quay (blue and orange colours) ... Open Maiden Division 1 winner
King’s Quay (blue and orange colours) … Open Maiden Division 1 winner

The mare Where’s Wilma completed Matt Hampton’s riding double in the Print Concern NHS Restricted, running on strongly to see off the challenges of Arcal Fifty, who clouted the last, and Funky Sensation. The bold jumping winner is one of only two pointers trained by Michael Watson near Tiverton for a small syndicate called the Not So Innocent Partnership. Despite looking a picture in the paddock the trainer reported that, “She has only schooled twice this year but is really gutsy.”

Our Grey Boy was always to the fore in the Dartmoor Community Maiden which was supported by joint sponsors Dartmoor Ice Cream, Dartmoor Hill Pony Association, Wild Dartmoor Pony Meat and Amos Cole Fencing. Our Grey Boy took command at the second last to give jockey Josh Cameron his third career winner at the expense of Mad For Action (Abigail Lewis) and Da Vinci Rock (first ride for Will Knight). “We have 12 point-to-pointers in our yard at Frome and it’s great to see Our Grey Boy getting a deserved win. Josh is my partner and we do a lot of the work between us,” explained trainer Annabelle Bacon.

Our Grey Boy (Open Maiden Division 2 winner)
Our Grey Boy (Open Maiden Division 2 winner)

Crown of Thorns defied a 6lbs penalty to take the Devon Hampers Owner/Trainer Conditions race to give Will Biddick his 8th winner of the season. This likeable gelding won four times in the 2019 season but drew a blank three times in a higher grade in last season’s curtailed campaign. The seven times National champion jockey had his mount in pole position throughout and held on well as The Dapper Fox came with a late run. Sarah Pidsley trains the winner for her parents at Payhembury near Honiton and did well to produce the rangy gelding fit to win here. “I just kept him ticking along,” she said modestly.   

The Roestone repeated his course victory of two years ago in the Penbode Vets sponsored Intermediate. Ridden by Martin “Fly” McIntyre, the Vinnie Roe seven-year-old dropped well behind in the first mile, but came home strongly to catch Bridge of Spies. Asked if it was the plan to hold him up the rider, who works for David Pipe said, “No, he was flat out and couldn’t go the pace early but he warmed up gradually.”

The Roestone is trained by Robert Chanin for owners Andrew and Sue Knox, and Ian Chanin equalled his father’s feat by saddling Skylander to win the concluding Tyre Marks of Tavistock Members’ race under Robert Hawker.

Despite failing to visit the winner’s enclosure for three years, Skylander, a good winner in his younger days, has recently been an excellent schoolmaster ride for his owner Anna Hylands.  On this occasion Anna had the mount on her other horse Alice’s Star who finished unplaced. Rob Hawker sent Skylander to the front at the penultimate and saw off the challenge of Talk of the South (Isaac Buncle) on the short run in.

Photos: Athwenna Irons / WMN

ENTRIES: SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT CHERRYBROOK ON SATURDAY 3rd APRIL 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Cornwall Club 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 or paying public at the fixture. The fixture will be live streamed and telephone betting is available, see below for details.

Printable version of the Racecard

RaceStart timeLink to entries and form for race
1st

13:30

Maiden Race, Division 1
2nd14:05Maiden Race, Division 2
3rd14:40Conditions (level 3) Race
4th15:15Restricted Race
5th15:50Ladies Conditions Race
6th16:25Mens Open Race
7th17:00Intermediate Race
8th17:35Members Race

Course Updates:

Monday 29th March at 17:07

The Clerk of the course – Julian Greatrex reports that the going at Cherrybrook is GOOD TO SOFT ALL ROUND on Monday afternoon

Friday 26th March at 14:55

Official going report from the clerk of the course Julian Greatrex:

The going at Cherrybrook is SOFT, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES, GOOD IN A PLACE .

Further showers expected towards a bit drier nearer race day.

Sunday 21st March at 21:48

The clerk of the course reports –

The going at Cherrybrook is good all round.The forecast suggests that it will remain so.Showers are forecast later in the week.There is a good covering of grass and the Clerk states that it is good racing ground.

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Preview extract:

With over 110 entries received for the Cherrybrook Point-to-Point meeting, the wait is now over for racing to return to this popular track in the Devon & Cornwall area, which will commence on Saturday 3rd April. Although this meeting will be held behind closed doors, with no public access, due to the current Covid restrictions, the Spooners & West Dartmoor team have worked hard to ensure the meeting will run smoothly.

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 and former top jockey Lizzie Kelly is on offer for the eight races, with a start time of 1.30pm with the first of the divided Open Maidens.

There is a fee of £10 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.

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 Cherrybrook, Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

Green zone entry tickets

Participants (Green 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

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 – Maiden Race, Division 1

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
 ARCTIC ARTICLENRJill Dennis
233/u32-5ARCTIC MILLY32Leslie Jefford
7u9604p-BERBORU (IRE)NRMyles Osborne
/75///-CHESHAM ROSE (IRE)NRDaniel Farr
*05/53d-6CHICAGO LADY (IRE)29Leslie Jefford
pp60/p//-DARSI’S PASS15Patrick Picton-Warlow
p00/pp-pEXIT PLAN0Sue Brown
 FOXYS FIRSTNRStewart Reddaway
*89pp-fIVORSALEGEND0Edward Walker
R/b/p-KING’S QUAY (IRE)0Matthew Hampton
*/5846-4MASTER SAM BELLAMY15Chloe Boxall
p/-ppOSCARA (IRE)0Anabelle Bacon
*575p/5-OYSTER PERCH14?Louise Kittow
*40/009/-STEPHENSTOWNNRJoseph Golding
/p-fTERMINAFOND (FR)6Sam Holdsworth
 WANDERING SOUL (IRE)NRChristopher Barber

Preview extract

Those catching the eye in the first division of the Condy Mathias-sponsored Open Maiden, are Artic Milly who has some good previous place form for the Les Jefford team,  Master Sam Bellamy who achieved a distant fourth place in a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February and has had the benefit of an outing for trainer Chloe Boxhall, and Wandering Soul could run well on debut for trainer Christopher Barber.


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Race 2 – Maiden Race, Division 2

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
26///-pBOOMTOWN KNAT (IRE)0George Hiscock
p58-0COASTAL CAPERS (IRE)NRIan Hambley
*p38up-DA VINCI ROCKNRRobert Chanin
40/p5p/-FLORABELL (IRE)0Ian Hambley
 GUINESS VILLAGE (IRE)NRClive Boultbee-Brooks
03p5-2JASMIN DES BORDES (FR)33Teresa Clark
/ppp/pp-pMAD FOR ACTION (IRE)0Abigail Lewis
f2/36/p-4pMOONARO (IRE)30?Susan Darke
3fp33/3/-pOUR GREY BOY (IRE)26Annabelle Bacon
 REBEL INTENTIONS (IRE)NRChristopher Barber
2*7/p0-RUSSIAN INVASION (IRE)NRDean Summersby
*03546/3-SAY ABOUT IT27Roy Smith
 STONEAGE ICONNRStephen Long
8p-pTHIS’LL DO12Leslie Jefford
/f/-WESTWOOD PISTOL0Stuart Sampson

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In the second division of the Open Maiden sponsored by the Dartmoor Community, the Teresa Clark entry Jasmin Des Bordes has a second place at Larkhill in December to his credit, along with the booking of previous champion jockey and now Cheltenham winning trainer Will Biddick aboard, should go off the likely favourites. Say About It for the Roy Smith team could come on for his fourth at Wadebridge in December, along with This’ll Do for the Les Jefford team who could make amends for his fall at Wadebridge and give talented young jockey Conor Houlihan a good each way chance here.


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Race 3 – Conditions (Level 3) Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
/pppp/fp-ANOLYSSE MORINIERE (FR)00?Janet Ackner
513/432/-pBAY TO GO (IRE)38Patricia Armstrong
/-f41432/-COME ON JOEY (IRE)36Roy Smith
2114/5pp-CROWN OF THORNS41Sarah Pidsley
p11p2/pp-DOCTOR’S  DIFFER (IRE)37George Hiscock
*pp4/4fp-INDIGO  STAMP12Tamika Leigh
8531/4-p7IT’S A STEAL (IRE)38Lee Glanville
f2/36/p-4pMOONARO (IRE)30?Susan Darke
pfp/32p-RSOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE)39Rebecca Welch
07/04/5841SPOOKYDOOKY (IRE)34Laura Parker
ppp1/pp-pSTARWELD26Patricia Shaw
643/fp-88SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR)36Deborah Treneer
5224/32-2THE DAPPER FOX40Jack Veysey
*ppu5u6-TIPPINAWAYNOW (IRE)NRLiam Corcoran

Preview extract

The Dapper Fox holds an entry in the Conditions race which is sponsored by Devon Hampers. He looks to set the standard with good win and place form and should put up another brave performance under owner/trainer/jockey Jack Veysey. Tippinawaynow is an interesting ex Irish recruit for trainer Liam Cocoran and could be supported in the betting market, along with previous winners It’s A Steal, and Spookydooky could re kindle their form and be in the mix at the finish here.


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Race 4 – Restricted Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
222/p3p-bARCAL FIFTY37Bea Coward
p1ppp/pp-AULD SPORT (IRE)30?Richard Morgan
4p133/-CORBETT COURT (IRE)35Luke Price
fp2123/p-CORNFLOWER BLUE35Patrick Picton-Warlow
/52312-ppCOTTAGE ROSE35John Heard
2/p41f/f-pCOULD BE BETTER (IRE)35Stuart Sampson
u46p3/p1-EARTH STORM (IRE)34?Peter Doggrell
u2-1343FAMOUS CLERMONT (FR)38Christopher Barber
31/-4fpFUNKY SENSATIONNRJill Dennis
/99/1p3-MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)27Jimmy Cole
ppp1/pp-pSTARWELD26Patricia Shaw
3331p/2p-TAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)37Charlotte Budd
6p41/-TARA SNIPE29Pippa Moorhouse
/32f31/5-THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE)34Dean Summersby
5u631/u-TOMB STORME (IRE)31Annabelle Bacon
43414/42-WHERE’S WILMA36Michael M. Watson

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Print Concerns sponsor the Restricted race in which all entry money is donated to the NHS. Famous Clermont is the highest rated having won at Larkhill in December under Will Biddick for trainer Christopher Barber. Earthstorm is another to note, looks to act on any going and this Getaway-sired gelding could repeat his form when winning at Cothelstone last March for the Tracey Williams team.


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Race 5 – Ladies Conditions Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
/R435-1p0APPLE’S QUEEN (FR)42Robert Walford
p1ppp/pp-AULD SPORT (IRE)30?Richard Morgan
3132/fp2-AWESOME TUNES (IRE)37?Ryan Chapman
31/3p1p-uBALLYHOWNE (IRE)42Robert Chanin
214/p3/-p4BISTOURI D’HONORE (FR)40Mike Felton
*223532-BROUGHTONS RHYTHMNRBronwen Hurley
31/3121-2CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)43Dean Summersby
13144/53-DRY OL’PARTY39Stuart Payne
747/-346ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)38John Heard
431/f43p-8INCH ROCK (IRE)40?Ed Walker
8531/4-p7IT’S A STEAL (IRE)38Lee Glanville
3611111/-PURPLE ‘N GOLD42Leslie Jefford
p4/4p-p54QUITE BY CHANCE35Stuart Sampson

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Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Company have kindly sponsored both the Men’s and Ladies Open races here, which hold top class entries. In the Ladies race entry Chosen Lucky has won an impressive 14 out of 21 starts to date, finishing second or third in the remaining seven, he could well snatch this for team Summersby and follow up on his second at Wadebridge in December under Charlotte Summersby, who has to be a lady jockey to watch for the future.  Purple ‘N Gold for the Les Jefford team is another with a good record when ridden by Millie Wonnacott who has now graduated to National Hunt winning form, he could be a main contender here under jockey Jo Supple who has ridden him before.


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Race 6 – Mens Open Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
4124p//-8ALTERNATIF (FR)34Annabelle Bacon
12/1116/-fBLACKWATER BRAMBLE(IRE)42Alexandra Dunn
/111//-3pDIFFERENT GRAVEY (IRE)45?Ed Walker
6p3-7534ENVOYE SPECIAL (FR)40Christopher Barber
747/-346ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)38John Heard
2/21321/-pHEANEY (IRE)44Matthew Hampton
1p/312/u-1HONEST DEED (IRE)43Dean Summersby
/31321/-MIXBOY (FR)NRMelanie Dixon
/3p412-21RADDON TOP (IRE)42Leslie Jefford
222121/p-RAMBLE ON (IRE)41?Luke Price
11111/-pRRIVER MYTH42Stuart Sampson
30/214/10-SAUSALITO SUNRISE (IRE)47Alexandra Dunn
*p0/0076-STATIC JACK (IRE)NRDeborah Treneer
7/2422/5-uUNIONEAST (FR)40Will Biddick

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In the Men’s Open,  Unioniste stands out, previously in training with Paul Nicholls for David Maxwell has three Hunter Chase wins to his credit which includes a Wincanton win under jockey Lorcan Williams. Trainer Polly Gundry holds an entry with dual Larkhill winner Different Gravey which could be another option for jockey Will Biddick to ride. Dual Larkhill winner Blackwater Bramble and veteran ex National Hunt Chase winner Sausalito Sunrise are two entries from the Alexandra Dunn team who have travelled to Devon before, and could prove threatening if competing at this meeting.


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Race 7 – Intermediate Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
/40504-69BALLYBRUFF (IRE)34?Leslie Jefford
R3/5413-pBRIDGE OF SPIES (IRE)40George Beilby
222/4351-CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)38Dean Summersby
/-f41432/-COME ON JOEY (IRE)36Roy Smith
43p/u1p-FARAWAY STAR36Tracey Williams
f3212/9p-HIGH PRIORITY37?Keith Cumings
2/p616-ppIMOGENS THUNDER (IRE)39Mary Tory
3213/p5-5KAIDEN MICHEAL (IRE)38Stuart Sampson
p111/p-ppLAWSONS THORNS (IRE)40Mike Vanstone
21p361p/-PANCRACE (FR)37Teresa Clark
565u/1-pRIEN DU TOUT (IRE)38Charlotte Budd
21p/746-6SHANOULE WOOD (IRE)34Hannah Clarke
p6u14/12-THE ROESTONE (IRE)39Robert Chanin

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Penbode Vets sponsor the Intermediate race and those catching the eye are Cloudy Music for team Summersby, with solid win and place form and the benefit of a light weight under young jockey Charlotte Summersby. The Robert Chanin trained The Roestone has the booking of Robert Hawker aboard, who could re-produce the course winning form of his maiden win here in April 2019.


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Race 8 – Members Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERS
432fp/76-ATTACOTTI (IRE)30?Pauline Geering
f2/36/p-4pMOONARO (IRE)30?Susan Darke
f63/542-7SKYLANDER (IRE)36Ian Chanin
5224/32-2THE DAPPER FOX40Jack Veysey
p6u14/12-THE ROESTONE (IRE)39Robert Chanin
31/3p1p-uBALLYHOWNE (IRE)42Robert Chanin
/pp36/53-pTARRYTOWN (FR)29Melanie Dixon
5p5/735-5ALICE’S STAR32?Robert Chanin
2111/6p-6SOUL KALIBER (IRE)40Dean Summersby
/99/1p3-MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)27Jimmy Cole
*11pp/42-TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE)40Gordon Chambers

Preview extract

Finally up is the Members race which has been sponsored jointly by Tyre Marks of Tavistock and Bill Lane, this race could be a preferred option for The Dapper Fox or The Roestone mentioned earlier, however an interesting entry is the ex National Hunt winner Talk Of The South, now in training with Gordon Chambers, could well produce his previous dual Chase winning form when under rules, and ran second in a Mixed Open at Great Trethew in March 2020.


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PREVIEW: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-to-Point at Cherrybrook ON 3RD April 2021 [BEHIND CLOSED DOORS}

Written by: Donna Harris

With over 110 entries received for the Cherrybrook Point-to-Point meeting, the wait is now over for racing to return to this popular track in the Devon & Cornwall area, which will commence on Saturday 3rd April. Although this meeting will be held behind closed doors, with no public access, due to the current Covid restrictions, the Spooners & West Dartmoor team have worked hard to ensure the meeting will run smoothly.

Live streaming of the races with race commentary and all day presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght and former top jockey Lizzie Kelly is on offer for the eight races, with a start time of 1.30pm with the first of the divided Open Maidens.

Those catching the eye in the first division of the Condy Mathias-sponsored Open Maiden, are Artic Milly who has some good previous place form for the Les Jefford team,  Master Sam Bellamy who achieved a distant fourth place in a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February and has had the benefit of an outing for trainer Chloe Boxhall, and Wandering Soul could run well on debut for trainer Christopher Barber.

In the second division of the Open Maiden sponsored by the Dartmoor Community, the Teresa Clark entry Jasmin Des Bordes has a second place at Larkhill in December to his credit, along with the booking of previous champion jockey and now Cheltenham winning trainer Will Biddick aboard, should go off the likely favourites. Say About It for the Roy Smith team could come on for his fourth at Wadebridge in December, along with This’ll Do for the Les Jefford team who could make amends for his fall at Wadebridge and give talented young jockey Conor Houlihan a good each way chance here.

Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Company have kindly sponsored both the Men’s and Ladies Open races here, which hold top class entries. In the Ladies race entry Chosen Lucky has won an impressive 14 out of 21 starts to date, finishing second or third in the remaining seven, he could well snatch this for team Summersby and follow up on his second at Wadebridge in December under Charlotte Summersby, who has to be a lady jockey to watch for the future.  Purple ‘N Gold for the Les Jefford team is another with a good record when ridden by Millie Wonnacott who has now graduated to National Hunt winning form, he could be a main contender here under jockey Jo Supple who has ridden him before.

In the Men’s Open,  Unioniste stands out, previously in training with Paul Nicholls for David Maxwell has three Hunter Chase wins to his credit which includes a Wincanton win under jockey Lorcan Williams. Trainer Polly Gundry holds an entry with dual Larkhill winner Different Gravey which could be another option for jockey Will Biddick to ride. Dual Larkhill winner Blackwater Bramble and veteran ex National Hunt Chase winner Sausalito Sunrise are two entries from the Alexandra Dunn team who have travelled to Devon before, and could prove threatening if competing at this meeting.

The Dapper Fox holds an entry in the Conditions race which is sponsored by Devon Hampers. He looks to set the standard with good win and place form and should put up another brave performance under owner/trainer/jockey Jack Veysey. Tippinawaynow is an interesting ex Irish recruit for trainer Liam Cocoran and could be supported in the betting market, along with previous winners It’s A Steal, and Spookydooky could re kindle their form and be in the mix at the finish here.

Print Concerns sponsor the Restricted race in which all entry money is donated to the NHS. Famous Clermont is the highest rated having won at Larkhill in December under Will Biddick for trainer Christopher Barber. Earthstorm is another to note, looks to act on any going and this Getaway-sired gelding could repeat his form when winning at Cothelstone last March for the Tracey Williams team.

Penbode Vets sponsor the Intermediate race and those catching the eye are Cloudy Music for team Summersby, with solid win and place form and the benefit of a light weight under young jockey Charlotte Summersby. The Robert Chanin trained The Roestone has the booking of Robert Hawker aboard, who could re-produce the course winning form of his maiden win here in April 2019.

Finally up is the Members race which has been sponsored jointly by Tyre Marks of Tavistock and Bill Lane, this race could be a preferred option for The Dapper Fox or The Roestone mentioned earlier, however an interesting entry is the ex National Hunt winner Talk Of The South, now in training with Gordon Chambers, could well produce his previous dual Chase winning form when under rules, and ran second in a Mixed Open at Great Trethew in March 2020.

There is a fee of £10 to view the race meeting’s livestream, 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.

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.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – CORNWALL CLUB AT WADEBRIDGE ON 6TH DEC 2020

After a nine months gap from betting gossip due to you know what, I am pleased to offer readers (if they are still there) some snippets from the point-to-point betting ring at Wadebridge.

I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the Cornwall Club meeting on press duties, but It was a bit like working in a ghost town “behind closed doors”.

At least we got some very good point-to-point action. It was also pleasing to battle with the layers again, although I could have done with socially distancing my wallet from them.

Full marks anyway to Dave Philips, Rich Pittard and G & T Williams for standing at the showground. Dave and Rich operated in the green zone and Tony Williams was the lone ranger in the amber zone. The zones were strictly enforced with no transit between them. The bookies on -course business was boosted by a telephone betting service for punters watching the live streaming in their armchairs at home. I am told that the live streaming was excellent.

Some of the contests on Sunday resembled a three card trick for punters. Sir Mangan was the form pick in the opener and was backed from evens to 4-6. Like most good things he finished second. The winner Raddon Top (4-1) is no mug and got a good ride from Conor Houlihan. Guerrilla Tactics was supported from 5-1 into 4’s but lost rider Finn Muirhead at the third fence.

The other division for Veteran and Novice riders attracted 14 runners. There was money for Tom Malone’s Thelastbutone(4’ to 5-2) and Chosen Lucky (5-4 fav), but they could only fill the places behind Carmarthenshire raider Coquin Mans (6-1) who dominated this field. On reflection he could have given all his opponents at least two stones on his Irish form for Willie Mullins as a young horse. He had a BHA  rating of 158 at his best.

The three Open Maiden divisions took some sorting out. In the first section I ruled out Eros (5-4 fav) because he had pulled too hard at Ottery. He ran well to finish third here however and should atone. Another for the note book is four-year-old debutant Imperial Joe (6’s to 4’s) who stayed on nicely up the hill. The winner Old Town Garde  (5-1)  is another four-year-old from a good yard and looks to have a future.

There was a remarkable plunge on the mare The Kitchenmechanic  from 10’s in one place to as low as 5-2 at flag fall in the second division. She finished seventh. The winner Rossderrin (6-1) is nicely bred but arrived with a modest CV.  He turned in a workmanlike performance and should win again. Feu Des Malberaux (7’s to 5’s) chased the winner home and is improving steadily. 

Five-year-old Tip Top Mountain (4’s to 3’s) made all the running to win the other division easily under a positive ride from Rob Hawker. He looks the part and fetched £30,000 a few days later when offered at the Cheltenham sales (confusingly held at Newmarket). Word had obviously got out about Ed Walker’s four-year-old Charles Ritz because this Milan gelding was always tight at evens. He wasn’t unduly knocked about by the champion to finish ten lengths second best, but is no Santini. There is a race to be won by Reflex Action (6-s to 5-2) but he will need to jump better.

There was little or no value for punters in the Ladies’ race. I thought that Different Gravey (6-4 to 5-4) would win despite a long absence but he never looked like getting to grips with Back Bar who traded from 6-4 to evens.  Back Bar is a lot more consistent in points than he was under rules.

Navanman was virtually unbackable at level weights in thefive-runner Men’s Open with 1-3 called early. He was sent off at 1-2. There was good money for Welshman Dr Des (5-2 to 7-4) but he jumped sloppily and managed to knock the rider off Beneficial Joe (25-1) at the sixth with a violent leap to his right. The Dapper Fox (16’s to 14’s) ran very well when ridden closer to the pace than normal to finish second, but there was no stopping the consistent Honest Deed (5-1) who sailed clear under Darren Edwards down the hill.

Getting Closer (6-4 fav) just snatched the Intermediate in a six horse blanket finish to give Izzie Marshall a double., denying Waterloo Warrior(3-1) by a short head. The latter was only sixth jumping the last. Missyladie (100-6) was in front 50 yards out before being edged out to finish third. ClondawBunny (12-1) caught the eye under his novice rider and is worth bearing in mind. 

Only two of the eight favourites had obliged so far and it was the same story in the getting out stakes. This time Starsky (5’s to 7-4) was the culprit. Like most each way certainties he finished fourth. The winner Hotel du Nord (3’s to 2’s) gave Charlie Sprake his first jumps winner. Runner up Schiap Hill (7-2) looks nailed on for a Restricted.

Photo credit: Athwenna Irons / WMN

REPORT – CORNWALL CLUB POINT-POINT-TO-POINT 6TH DECEMBER

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“For the loser now will be later to win, for the times they are a changing”……lyrics from the song The times they are a changing by song writer and singer Bob Dylan

Yes, it does seem that the times we live in are definitely changing Mr Dylan. Well illustrated by the fact that no crowds were allowed into the course to see one of the best point-to-points ever staged in the 35 years of racing at the Royal Cornwall Showground course at Wadebridge.

This was because the Cornwall Club pre-Christmas point-to-point had to take place “behind closed doors” due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions.

Apart from participants, officials, press, the live streaming team, and three bookmakers, only owners of runners were allowed to watch the action at a gloriously sunny  Royal Cornwall Showground on Sunday. It was a pity that the normally enthusiastic crowd of spectators could not attend, especially as the competitive nine-race card attracted a healthy total of 97 runners, a record for the Wadebridge track. 

Top jockey Darren Edwards landed the Men’s Open with an enterprising ride on the useful Honest Deed. This Dean Summersby trained 11-year-old has a liking for the showground and stayed on strongly to beat The Dapper Fox and Dr Des. “He is nimble round the corners here and although it wasn’t the plan I had no choice but to go on down the hill,” reported the rider.

The popular Navanman started odds-on favourite here, but could only finish fourth on one of his rare off days. Will Biddick had the mount on Navanman, but gained some consolation for a blank day in the saddle by later sending out Hotel Du Nord to win the Restricted under novice rider Charlie Sprake. This young rider, just short of his 18th birthday, works in Biddick’s yard, and was partnering his first point-to-point winner after much success in the pony racing sphere. 

It was a good day for Will Biddick’s academy of young riders, since another prodigy, Conor Houlihan, steered Sue Trump’s Raddon Top home to take the opening Conditions race for novice and veteran riders. This was the tall young jockey’s sixth career winner.  The Houlihan name is well known thanks to the National Hunt successes of brothers Sean and Niall. Leslie Jefford  trains Raddon Top at Payhembury and said, “He is a progressive seven-year-old who acts very well here and will keep finding.”

Izzie Marshall is yet another promising rider on the point-to –point circuit and went home with a double thanks to Back Bar and Getting Closer, each saddled by Alan Hill.

The Essex and Suffolk qualified Back Bar took the Ladies’ Open in good style with the rider reporting, “He is a big horse who keeps galloping and handled the tight bends really well. He is a good jumper and showed a massive turn of foot near the end. The course is brilliant.”

Getting Closer justified favouritism to win the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate in a blanket finish with the first six horses separated by less than two lengths. The runner up Waterloo Warrior was only sixth jumping the last. It was a judge’s nightmare with the group of six in front charging up the hill spread right across the track. It reminded me of the finish of the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket.  Video evidence showed that the correct result had been called and a relieved Izzie Marshall claimed the spoils. Trainer Alan Hill said, “This horse belongs to a small syndicate mainly farmers in the Suffolk area. It would be nice to aim him at the Exeter final .”

Ian Chanin had given up his riding career to train and the Thorverton based handler was also rewarded with a double care of Rossderrin and Tip Top Mountain in their respective divisions of the Open Maiden.

Five-year-old Rossderrin was purchased out of Ireland by Kayley Woollacott and Josh Newman a few weeks ago. “Kayley’s yard was full so she sent him to me to train,” remarked Ian Chanin. Josh Newman conjured a strong finish out of Rossderrin, who just held off the challenge of Feu Des Malberaux. “He got me out of trouble at the ditch first time. He will stay pointing but is for sale. Ian Chanin has done a good job with him” said the rider.

Chanin’s training double was completed when Tip Top Mountain spread eagled the field of 10 to win his section of the Maiden by 10 lengths. The five-year-old made every yard of the running and won unchallenged. “He was bought as a store in Ireland and ran well recently at Ottery when he was a good fourth after hitting four out,” reported the trainer, who thinks that his next appearance is likely to be in the sales ring.

The other division of the three- way divided Maiden went to the previously unraced Old Town Garde from Chloe Roddick’s yard. Jumping into the lead four out, Old Town Garde showed plenty of resolution to hold off Imperial Joe and Eros. Successful jockey Angus Cheleda, who works for Paul Nicholls and is enjoying a good spell in the saddle, said of the four-year-old, “He jumped brilliantly and quickened up nicely.” Welsh raider Coquin Mans left his Carmarthen stable at four o’clock in the morning for an almost five hours trip to Cornwall.  Nevertheless he was able to put his 13 opponents in their place with a gutsy performance in his section of the Conditions race.  The eight-year-old was a prolific winner in his younger days for top Irish trainer Willie Mullins, and has recently found his way to the South Wales yard of Bobby Thomas who took the mount himself here. The combination made most of the running and shrugged off the sustained challenge of Chosen Lucky  (Charlotte Summersby) up the finishing climb. “I tried to get him to settle but it was no use,” said the jockey, adding, “He kept jumping and hanging right but he has quite an engine. We call him Coco in the yard”.

Entries: Cornwall Club Point-To-Point At Wadebridge on Sunday 6th December 2020

Please note these are the entries for the Cornwall Club 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.

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st

11:30

Racing will now start at 11:00

Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race, Division 1
2nd 12:05 Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race, Division 2
3rd 12:40 Maiden Race
4th 13:15 Ladies Open Race
5th 13:50 Mens Open Race
6th 14:20 Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Race
7th 14:55 The Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race
     

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Course Updates:

Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 09:27

The Clerk of the course for Wadebridge advises the going is now GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 15:17

Wadebridge Cornwall Club Meeting Sunday 6th December. First race – Conditions section 1 will start at 11am. Please spread the word. Looking to be a fabulous card. Watch the live stream.

Friday 28th November 2020 at 14:39

Just to confirm – On 6th December we are still running behind closed doors. Owners and sponsors are most welcome from Tiers 1 and 2 – with amber zone tickets. We hope that for January we will be able to welcome our lovely public supporters into the point to point. For the first meeting please watch the live video and also register and have a bet. Many thanks for your understanding.

Friday 28th November 2020 at 13:17

The course inspector has just pronounced the going at Wadebridge as Good.

Thursday 27th November 2020 at 13:19

The clerk of the course at Wadebridge on 6th December reports the going as good. Ready for your entries. Sorry we are staying behind closed doors – please support the live video and the telephone betting.

Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 13:33

Wadebridge getting all set. Clerk of course confirmed that this weekend the going is good with good to soft in places. Course inspection Saturday and updates after this. Amber for owners please – there will be no charge for you, and there will be some refreshments – looking forward to a lovely day out. Socially distanced of course

Preview extract:

The Cornwall Club Point-To-Point is the first of three scheduled meetings to take place this season at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this Sunday 6th December. It will be a welcome return for trainers, owners and jockeys, who have had to keep their horses ticking over during the Covid lockdown. This meeting will still be behind closed doors, but live race streaming will be available on Facebook and hopefully Youtube.

Betting will also be available remotely by telephone, contact numbers are 07974584712 and 07711298746, with the Bookmakers having worked hard to open accounts for those wishing to place a bet. This can be done by opening up an account by depositing funds into their Paypal account by 6pm on Saturday 5th December. Minimum bet deposits are £30 to open, and individual bets are taken at £10 five minutes before the scheduled race time. Full details can be found on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point Website and Facebook page. Seven races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.00am. 120 good quality entries have been received.

Live streaming will be available on facebook.com/PointingDC/Live. Full details and updates will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website or visit https://pointingdc.co.uk/

Thanks also go to The Waterside Meadery, Penzance for sponsoring the jockey prizes, to Amanda Drayson for sponsoring the owners prizes and St Winnow Yachts for tack and turnout

Live Stream

Live streaming will be available via the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/PointingDC/Live (you don’t need a Facebook account to view via that link) and website.

This guide will help those of you who want to watch on a larger screen, be that a socially distanced party for six at home or perhaps on the local’s big screen: https://t.co/B6MmsXtIJc

Telephone Betting

Some bookmakers will be offering a betting service by phoning them and opening up an account. Full details will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website or visiting  Wadebridge, Cornwall Club Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

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

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ENTRIES 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 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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  List of Races Next Race

Race 1 – Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race Entries, Division 1

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 *85f/133-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) Thomas Malone 44 Won 9NH (6 Chases) 6L winner Cottenham Open 2020; acts gd/heavy; won Ottery Members return; useful
2 23up/p6-p BENEFICIAL JOE (IRE) Jason Warner 36 Won 3 3m Hurdles 2016/17;acts gd/soft; Walked over Howick Open; well beaten in match & last 3 latest starts
3 2p/p5p4-p BEUVRON (FR) Sam Holdsworth 37? Won 3 French/7 Ptps(4 at Buckfastleigh) 29L 5th Nov Riders & 12L 2nd Conf 2019 ;moderate form after/since
4 93u21*6/-4 CHILL FACTOR (IRE) Rachael Honeyball 40 Won 6NH(2 Chases) acts gd/soft;Won Little Windsor Ladies 2019; 37L 4th Kimble Ladies(always rear on return)
5 2111f/*39/- DESERT ROE (IRE) Jonathan Tudor NR Won 6 Ptps;Won Confined(25L)& beat Jack Snipe Conds Match 2019;6L 3rd in hurdle after; acts on any;
6 */52360-3 GUERRILLA TACTICS (IRE) Camilla Scott 40 Won 3NH & Badbury Rings Ptp (2016/18) stays 3m;best good/firm;25L 3rd Ottery Conds 24th Oct; better for run
7 33345/7-5 KILCREA BRIDGE Robert Hawker 34 Won S.Dorset maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018;placed Chase 2020;25L 5th Ottery Members; acts gd/heavy
8 */6607/-p LUMA’S GIFT Megan Bevan 0 Unplaced in 2NHFlat & 2 Novice hurdles in 2017/18; pu 11th in Maisemore Maiden on return
9 /pp/221-4 MILLANSIE BOY George Beilby 40? Hurdle/Chase winner 2017;Beat Raddon Top 3L Buckfast Nov Riders 2020; Dist 4th Ottery Ladies; acts any
10 4/3p412-2 RADDON TOP (IRE) Leslie Jefford 42 Dam Won 2NH;Won 4 Ptps;(Inc Wadebridge Conds 2020) acts on soft;2L 2nd to Art Mauresque Ottery Members
11 2754/2-1 SIR MANGAN (IRE) Alan Hill 44 Won 5NH & 2 Ptps(2012-17) 2L 2nd Hunterchase 2020;Easy 8L winner of Kimble Conds 25th Oct;chances here
12 7f63/542- SKYLANDER (IRE) Robert Chanin 36 Won 5 NH/Irish Ptp;Won Nov Riders 2018; 30L 5th Corn Club Nov riders & 1/2L 2nd Members 2020; acts on any
13 12111/6p- SOUL KALIBER (IRE) Dean Summersby 41 Won 5 Ptps in 2019(maiden & Rest & 5L winner of Bratton Inter) acts on any ;no show 2020; goes well fresh
14 *1315/p2- SOUNDS OF ITALY (IRE) Finbar Mulrine 40 Won 2 Irish Ptps & 2 x 3m NH Chases 2018;4L 2nd in Ampton Nov Riders 2020; acts on gd/heavy
15 fp/p/3124- THREE FACES WEST (IRE) Bethen Childs 43 Won 6NH(3 Chases) Beat Millansie Boy 4Lin Buckfast Conditions & 8L 2nd Badbury Open;acts any;chances

Preview extract

Helen Humphry & Lotus Therapies sponsor the opening Novice & Veteran riders race which has been pre-divided. In the first division, the Tom Malone – trained Art Mauresque stands out having won at the opening meeting at Bishops Court in October. This French bred gelding had decent form when under rules with Paul Nicholls, having won over £180,00 in prize money, before loosing his way. Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone has sweetened the horse up with a change of scenery and he sets the standard here. However he also holds an entry in both the Men’s Open and Ladies Open races, which may be a preferred option for Art Mauresque, this could leave the door open for the Les Jefford-trained Raddon Top who should go well in the first division of the opener and follow upon his second at the East Devon meeting in October, when coming home two lengths second under Conor Houlihan, who holds the ride again here. Sounds of Italy looks an interesting outside raider for owner/trainer/jockey Finbar Milrane, with his two lengths second at Ampton when last seen, but he also holds an entry at the Chaddesley Corbett fixture, so may head there if conditions suit. Kimble winner Sir Mangan could prove a danger coming out of the red hot Alan Hill’s team. 


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Race 2 – Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race Entries, Division 2

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 231/3p1p- BALLYHOWNE (IRE) Robert Chanin 42 Dual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Interm & Conds (33/1) 2019; beat Millanisi Boy 3/4L in Wadebridge Open;acts soft
2 564160/p- BOHER CALL (IRE) Peter Bament 38 Won 4 Chases & 2 Ptps;Won S.Dorset Members 2018 & 2L winner of Wilton Members 2019; acts on any
3 131/3121- CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) Dean Summersby 43 Won 14 Ptps form 20 starts(inc 5 wins at Wadebridge) Won Members/open (3ran) 2020; acts on any; consistent
4 *70/646p- COQUIN MANS (FR) Bobby Thomas NR Won in France & uk Flat Flat(1m4f+) & 4 Irish Hurdles (2015/18) stays 3m; well held in 4 Irish Chases in 2020
5 pup/6p-7 GETAWAY DRIVER(IRE) Tanisha Little 27? Won Maiden/Rest 2013; acts soft/hy;18L 4th Corn club Interm 2016;36L 7th on return Maisemore Conds
6 p212/- ICHIFOOT (USA) Patrick Picton-Warlow 35 Ex USA Flat 2016; Beat What a Bug 30L Stevenstone maiden & 10L 2nd in Bratton Rest 2019; acts on gd/firm
7 *325473-4 KILMOGANNY (IRE) Jemma Sargent 32 Placed 4NH Chases(2L 2nd 2019) gd/soft;5L 3rd Chipley Rest & 27L 4th to Winter Holiday Maisemore Maiden
8 /52/0s8-4 MICKY STARK Zoe Hawkins 35? Dam won Ptp;Won maiden 2017/Buckfast Rest 2018 ;acts soft;Moderate form last season; 15L 4th Ottery Members
9 2/pp2143- MISTER DICK (FR) Jason Warner 38 Won 2m6f Chase 2016;Won S.Dorset Conds (left clear last) 9L 3rd Great Trethew Cov Riders; acts soft
10 *32/21322- PHOENIX ROCK (IRE) Gary Barber NR Won Worcester 2m7f Chase 2019;3/4L 2nd in M.Rasen 3m chase July 2020; acts on good/soft; consistent
11 5//61pp/p- POTTERS APPROACH (IRE) Patricia Shaw 20 Won Irish Ptp & Hurdle/Chase 2017/18;stays 3m2f;in rear when pu 2out Buckfastleigh Open 2020
12 *5/p4735-2 ROLLING DYLAN (IRE) Laura Parker 40 Won 4 NH (2 Chases 2015-2018) stays 3m; acts soft/heavy; 25L 2nd to Sparkleandshine Ottery Conds
13 pfp/32p-R SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE) Rebecca Welch 39 Won 2m3f Chase 2018(heavy)2L 2nd to Raddon Top Wadebridge Nov riders 2020; ran out 2nd on return
14 0pp/u4p-p THE IBBSTER (IRE) Alexandra Goodman 30? Maiden/Rest winner 2017;well beaten 4 starts NH 2019; acts gd/soft; stays 3m;50L 4th Tiverton Nov Riders
15 11/2432-5 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) Thomas Malone 41? Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Didmarton Nov Riders 2020;remote 5th Ottery Ladies (faded 2out)

Preview extract

In the second division Chosen Lucky could get another win for the Dean Summersby team, with daughter Charlotte on board. Rolling Dylan is an entry for trainer Laura Parker, who has a good strike rate at this track, and the gelding could find his old National Hunt form when in training with Philip Hobbs, who still owns him, and has the booking of promising young jockey Tom Dixon aboard.


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Race 3 – Maiden Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 2/3222/-u A TIPPLE OR TWO Caroline Keevil 33 Dam won maiden;Runner up in 3 maidens (4L 2nd Axe Vale maiden) front runs; prom when ur 13th Ottery Maiden
2 37/pu34-f AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE) Byron Moorcroft 25 10L 3rd NHflat 2019;31L 3rd Buckfastleigh 2m4f maiden; fell 5th Kimble maiden on return do better ; acts soft
3 /r4f/f54-6 BET ON BETTY Christine Gray 24 Dam won French Chase;12L 5th in Tiverton Mares 2020 maiden & 30L 6th to Grey Getaway Ottery Maiden
4 *0/9000-p BOMBAY BASIL (IRE) Tracey Barfoot-Saunt 0 Well behind in all 7NH races in Ireland in 2018/19; Pulled up 13th Maisemore Maiden on return
5 07fpp//-7 CAPTAINS HORSE (FR) David Mitchell 9 Unplaced in 4 Chases & 3 hurdles in 2016/17; 45L 7th in Ottery maiden won by Grey Getaway in Oct
6   CHARLES RITZ Edward Walker NR Dam won 3m Chase/hurdle;Unraced in Point to Points and NH
7 *305/53d- CHICAGO LADY (IRE) Leslie Jefford 31 5L 2nd in Irish maiden & 2L 2nd 2m3f hurdle 2016/18; 2L 3rd in Buckfast Maiden (disq) acts on soft; chances
8 *b/05/u- DANNY ARCHER (IRE) Ellie Jefferson 0 Unplaced Irish NHFlat & 18L 5th in Sedgefield NHFlat (weak 3 f out) ur 1st in Quantock maiden only start 2020
9 *5p4/pp/p- EDABEAN (IRE) Byron Moorcroft 0 Modest Hurdler 2018/19; Pulled up in last 3 runs 2019/20 , watching brief today
10 *6/0647-3 EROS (FR) Neil McLean 33+ 8L 4th in Huntingdon 2m hurdle (heavy) Feb 2020;6L 3rd to Starsky Ottery Maiden(lead to last) Chances
11 2/up5-3 FEU DES MALBERAUX (FR) Joe Tickle 27 5L 2nd to Matt’s Legacy Buckfastleigh 2m4f maiden 2019;16L 3rd in Ottery 4/5yo maiden(one paced from 3 out)
12   FITZ IN (IRE) Harriet Dickin NR Unraced in Point to Points and NH
13 -2 GREAT COLEWOOD Edward Walker 33+ 8L 2nd to Kyntara in Ottery 4/5yo maiden 24th Oct (stayed on well) promising start; acts on soft
14 3/pp2/42- GUNNER VIC Hugh Thomas 24 Dam won Maiden;placed Members(3L 2nd 2019)15L 2nd to Stevan Steel in Buckfastleigh Open Maiden 2020
15 62*3/fp- HENRY’S REGIME Mervyn Woodward 18? Dam won a Ptp;3L 2nd Ptp Flat;13L 3rd 2m hurdle after;prom when fell 11th E.Corn Maiden & pu 2out after
16 3464/32- HONEST OPINION (IRE) Dean Summersby NR Ex Irish Pointer; 1/2L 2nd in Mares maiden Feb 2020;acts gd/soft; capable of winning a small race
17 2/2/-3 HOPE ‘N SKIP (IRE) Alan Hill 30 Runner up in 2 Maidens (4ran in both) 2019/2020; 30L 3rd in Kimble maiden won by Ahoy Senior on return
18 /43/6uf- I PREFERE DIAMONDS (IRE) Robert Chanin 26 3L 4th & 16L 3rd in 2 Ptp Flat Races(2m) 2019; 15L 6th Corn Club maiden; ur12th after;best watched
19   IMPERIAL JOE (IRE) Jill Dennis NR Unraced in Point to Points and NH
20 *89pp- IVORSALEGEND Edward Walker NR Well beaten in 2 NHFlat races & pulled up in both starts over hurdles in 2020;
21 *325473-4 KILMOGANNY (IRE) Jemma Sargent 32 Placed 4NH Chases(2L 2nd 2019) gd/soft;5L 3rd Chipley Rest & 27L 4th to Winter Holiday Maisemore Maiden
22 */6607/-p LUMA’S GIFT Megan Bevan 0 Unplaced in 2NHFlat & 2 Novice hurdles in 2017/18; pu 11th in Maisemore Maiden on return
23 pp/p/- MADAM MASSINI Ellie Batten 0 Dam won Mares Maiden; Failed to complete in 3 (2m4f/3m Maidens) in 2018/2019; unraced since
24 2f2/36/p-4 MOONARO (IRE) Susan Darke 31 Head 2nd in Lamerton maiden (just failed) 2018; 19L 4th Ottery Maiden(kept on) acts soft; may win one day
25   OLD TOWN GARDE (IRE) Chloe Roddick NR Brother to winning hurdler Clondaw Robin; Unraced in Point to Points and NH
26 upp//- PENTILLY Joe Tickle 0 Failed to complete in maidens when last seen in 2018
27 *600/p/4- PLAY WITH THE WIND Bobby Thomas 24 Ex Irish NH; Well Beaten (17L+) in 5 hurdle races & pu in chase 2018/19; 13L 4th Bangor maiden only start 2010
28 /24/2- REFLEX ACTION (IRE) Paul Nicholas 25 Dam won Irish Ptp;2L 2nd E.Corn Ptp Flat race;left 40L 2nd S.Dorset maiden 2020; acts gd/soft
29 *9664/pp- ROSSDERRIN (IRE) Ian Chanin NR 18L 5th in Irish maiden 2019; moderate Irish hurdler/Chaser since ; acts on Good/Heavy
30 *03546/3- SAY ABOUT IT Roy Smith 27 Ex Flat; Placed over 1m2f/1m4f in 2018; 5L 3rd to Don’t Rightly Know E.Corn Open Maiden (2m 4f) 2020
31 u/p43ff-5 SPIVEY COVE Arron Butterfield 21 Ex Irish Pointer (4L 2nd June 2018 & 5L 3rd Dec 2019) acts ogd/heavy; 35L 5th to Starsky in Ottery maiden
32 p5p/7p-f TAKEABID (IRE) Stuart Sampson 34+ Half Sis to Fishy Story & River Myth;Fell last in Ottery Maiden(staying on & every chance) may go close
33 /48/upp- THE DEVON DUMPLING Sam Holdsworth 22? 14L 4th to Misstree Song E.Corn 2m Ptp Flat & faded quickly in Wilton Ptp Flat; no form in maidens in 2020
34 p637/32- THE KITCHENMECANIC Teresa Clark 28 Placed 3 Irish maidens(inc 2L 2nd) 2019; 15l 2nd to Lilith Quantock Maiden(2m4f) 2020; acts soft
35 4p/p/- THE MAD BOUNCER (IRE) Sarah Gordon NR 26L 4th in Irish Maiden 2018 (pulled up in both starts starts) watching brief here
36 8p-p THIS’LL DO Leslie Jefford 12 Dam won a maiden; 30L 8th in Barbury Ptp Flat won by Raffle Ticket; pu 13th in Ottery Maiden on return
37 p-4 TIP TOP MOUNTAIN (IRE) Ian Chanin 24 Dam won 2 Irish Ptps;Pu 3 out Quantock maiden 2020; 28L 4th to Kyntara in Ottery Maiden 24th
38 /u- TORIANNA Neil McLean 0 Half Sister to Spuddler’s Dream(won 9 Ptps) Unseated rider 12th in Quantock Mares 2m4f maiden only run
39 p/- WONDER FLOW Peter Bament 0 Dam 3rd in a maiden Ptp;Pulled up 11th in Quantock Mares 2m4f maiden only run 2020
40 p- YIPEE KAI AYE Sam Holdsworth 0 Pulled up 3 out in E.Corn 2m4f maiden(heavy) on only run to date in 2020

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The open maiden race has 40 entries and is likely to be divided on the day. Those that catch the eye are A Tipple Or Two who was unlucky when unseating at Bishops Court, and could go well on his previous runner-up form. Honest Opinion who could be another shrewd buy on previous place form, from Ireland for team Summersby.  Great Colewood for the Ed Walker team could follow up on his second at Bishops Court. Old Town Garde for the Chloe Roddick team with the booking of jockey Angus Cheleda is interesting. Moonaro could improve on his place form for trainer Susan Darke,  and The Kitchenmecanic had previous place form in Ireland and could go well for trainer Teresa Clark. The maiden races have been kindly sponsored by Andrew & Susan Pellowe, David Hardie Plumbing & Heating and Hayley Mason.


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Race 4 – Ladies Open Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 *85f/133-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) Thomas Malone 44 Won 9NH (6 Chases) 6L winner Cottenham Open 2020; acts gd/heavy; won Ottery Members return; useful
2 2111/21- BACK BAR (IRE) Alan Hill 44 Won Irish 2m Hurdle 2018;Won 3 Ladies Opens in 2019/20;acts on gd/heavy; consistent & may go close here
3 131/3121- CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) Dean Summersby 43 Won 14 Ptps form 20 starts(inc 5 wins at Wadebridge) Won Members/open (3ran) 2020; acts on any; consistent
4 2111f/*39/- DESERT ROE (IRE) Jonathan Tudor NR Won 6 Ptps;Won Confined(25L)& beat Jack Snipe Conds Match 2019;6L 3rd in hurdle after; acts on any;
5 u7/111//- DIFFERENT GRAVEY (IRE) Ed Walker 45? Won 5NH/3Ptps;Won Conds & beat Bistouri d’Honore 3L in Larkhill Open 2018;not seen since; acts on any
6 *05747/-3 ERIC THE THIRD (IRE) John Heard 38 Won 7NH (4 Chases – up to 2m5f) ;Dist 3rd in Ottery Ladies won by Red Indian. acts on any (better for run)
7 16f/755/- GRAND VISION (IRE) Emma Moseley NR Won 5NH (2 Chases) Veteran; stays 3m+ ; Beaten 18L + in 3 Chase 2018/19 for Colin Tizzard; acts soft/heavy
8 431/f43p- INCH ROCK (IRE) Ed Walker 40 Won Rest/Club races 2017; 5L 2nd in Ladies & won Members 2018;1L 3rd in Western Ladies won by Wind Tor
9 /58531/4-p IT’S A STEAL (IRE) Lee Glanville 40 Won 2 Chases/Irish Ptp;won Members 2019;32L 4th Buckfastleigh Ladies ;gd/soft; pu 14th Ottery Ladies
10 *545/p34- QUINTO Holly-Anne Drowne NR Won 2NH & Irish Ptp(inc 3m2f N.Abbot Chase 2019) acts on good/heavy; consistent sort; EW chances
11 *4p4/4p-p QUITE BY CHANCE Stuart Sampson 39? Won 5 Chases (2014-16) stays 3m2f; acts good/soft; placed Chases 2019/20;pu quickly 14th return Ottery Club
12 11/2432-5 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) Thomas Malone 41? Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Didmarton Nov Riders 2020;remote 5th Ottery Ladies (faded 2out)

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The Treavarthen-sponsored Ladies Open race looks to be a thriller in store, with previous course winner The Last But One entered for the Tom Malone team, which could see jockey Jo Supple back in the winners enclosure. They may be challenged by entry Chosen Lucky under Charlotte Summersby if not competing in the earlier Novice race, or the Ed Walker entry Different Gravy. The latter having had decent form under rules when with Nicky Henderson when he clocked up five wins under rules. Once joining the Ed Walker team, Different Gravy’s latest win came at Larkhill in 2018 under jockey Will Biddick, they could be right there at the finish if going well fresh after a long layoff. 


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Race 5 – Mens Open Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 *85f/133-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) Thomas Malone 44 Won 9NH (6 Chases) 6L winner Cottenham Open 2020; acts gd/heavy; won Ottery Members return; useful
2 23up/p6-p BENEFICIAL JOE (IRE) Jason Warner 36 Won 3 3m Hurdles 2016/17;acts gd/soft; Walked over Howick Open; well beaten in match & last 3 latest starts
3 u7/111//- DIFFERENT GRAVEY (IRE) Ed Walker 45? Won 5NH/3Ptps;Won Conds & beat Bistouri d’Honore 3L in Larkhill Open 2018;not seen since; acts on any
4 */54O173- DR DES (IRE) Gary Barber NR Dual hurdle winner ;Won Uttoxeter 2m7f hurdle 2019 (acts soft/heavy) 20L 3rd in Exeter Chase feb 2020
5 3464/32- HONEST OPINION (IRE) Dean Summersby NR Ex Irish Pointer; 1/2L 2nd in Mares maiden Feb 2020;acts gd/soft; capable of winning a small race
6 33345/7-5 KILCREA BRIDGE Robert Hawker 34 Won S.Dorset maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018;placed Chase 2020;25L 5th Ottery Members; acts gd/heavy
7 2/11131-2 NAVANMAN (IRE) John Heard 47 Won 3 Hurdles & 11Ptps(3 at Wadebridge);10L 2nd to useful Jatiluwih Ottery Open; best soft/heavy;chances
8 55224/32- THE DAPPER FOX Jack Veysey 40 Won 8 Ptps;won 3m6f Conds; often placed ; stays 4m ; acts on any; 10L 2nd in Heythrop 3m6f Open
9 11/2432-5 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) Thomas Malone 41? Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Didmarton Nov Riders 2020;remote 5th Ottery Laies (faded 2out)

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The prolific winning gelding Navanman for the John Heard team could take on Art Mauresque in the Moore’s of St Wenn-sponsored Men’s Open which looks another exciting race. Navanman has already scored a hat-trick at this course and may have the booking of either top jockey’s Will Biddick, if Art Mauresque is chosen to run in an earlier race, or Darren Edwards who has won aboard Navanman. Dr Des catches the eye for Welsh raider Gary Barber after his dual hurdle win and third at Exeter in February this year. Also Different Gravy, mentioned before, if not running in the Ladies race.


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Race 6 – Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 1/40504-6 BALLYBRUFF (IRE) Leslie Jefford 34? Won 2m4f maiden & Eggesford Rest(4L);acts on any;26L 5th Ottery Members 24th Oct; stays; one paced
2 4/pup44/- CIDER ‘N’ BLACK Michael Sweetland 29? Veteran;Won Maiden 2013 & 28L 4th only form 2018; acts gd/firm; moderate 4ths last 2 starts 2019; best watched
3 1323/4u4- CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) Dean Summersby 38 Won 2m4f maiden 2018; Won Rest/ members 2019; 17L 4th to Cloudy Music in Great Trethew Conds; acts any
4 p/fp13/12- GETTING CLOSER (IRE) Alan Hill 40 Irish maiden winner 2019;Won Horseheath Rest 2020 2L 2nd to Fumet d’Oudairies in Interm; acts on any
5 f3212/9p- HIGH PRIORITY Keith Cumings 37? Won 3 Ptps (Won 2m4f Rest & Banwell Conf 2018; best gd/firm;32L 9th Corn Club Interm & pu Tiverton Interm
6 2421/up6- MISSYLADIE (FR) Sam Holdsworth 36 Won maiden/Rest 2019; acts gd/soft; stays well;headway when ur 3out Buckfast Interm;No show after
7 13-3r51/-u MORPET Christine Gray 36? Dead heated Tiverton maiden 2017 & Won Cothelstone Rest 2018; acts any; missed last season ; ur 11 return
8 23212/9-3 RYVES ROCKY (IRE) Leslie Jefford 39 Dual Flete winner(Maiden/Rest) Beat Cloudy Music 1L in S.Tetcott Conds 2019; 3L 3rd Ottery Members
9 121p/746- SHANOULE WOOD (IRE) Hannah Clarke 34 Dual Parham winner 2019 (Maiden/Rest) acts gd/firm ; 36L 6th Didmarton Interm 2020;hard to fancy
10 p/p3421-4 STEVAN STEEL (IRE) Janet Ackner 34 Beat Gunner Vic 15L in Buckfastleigh maiden(heavy); stays well;39L 4th to Ryans Fancy Ottery Rest 24th Oct
11 3531643-8 SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR) Deborah Treneer 37 Dual Trethew winner & won Flete Nov Riders(stayed on well) acts any;25L 4th Bratton Interm; best stiff tracks
12 238/2121-6 VOIE DAN VOIE (FR) Will Biddick 38 Placed NH;Won Wadebridge maiden & Larkhill Rest; 17L 6th to Organised Solution Maisemore Intem;acts any
13 11/1p124-3 WATERLOO WARRIOR (IRE) Angela Slatter 41 Won Maiden/Rest 2019;Won Interm 2020; 1/2L 3rd Maisemore Conds(2nd Dual NH winner since) chances

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In the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, Waterloo Warrier is an outside raider to note if travelling down from the Cotswolds for the Angela Slater team, having good previous National Hunt form and ran a half length third at Maisemore in October. Getting Closer for trainer Alan Hill won his Restricted at Horseheath and followed up with a two length second to Fumet O’Oudaries in his Intermediate also at Horseheath. Voie Dans Voie is another to hold some promising form with a previous maiden win at this track and is now trained and ridden by Will Biddick.


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Race 7 – The Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race Entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 45p5/735- ALICE’S STAR Robert Chanin 32? Won Irish maiden 2018;Placed Rests(4L 2nd);well held in 2020(42L 3rd); acts on gd/heavy; seems one paced
2 p/*3378/-5 ANN MARIES REJECT (IRE) Christine Gray 33 Won Ottery maiden 2018;placed Rests (4L 2nd & 12L 3rd) acts on any; 44L 5th Ottery on return in October
3 2/52312-p COTTAGE ROSE John Heard 35 Dam won 7Ptps;beat Arctic Milly 1L Wadebridge maiden(kept on) 2020; acts on any, pu 4out Ottery Rest
4 52/p41f/f- COULD BE BETTER (IRE) Stuart Sampson 35 Beat Ichifoot 4L in Little Windsor maiden(lead last) 2019; acts on gd/heavy; fell on last 2 starts
5 ppppup/- COURT IN FLIGHT (IRE) Reg Hopkins 31? 20L winner of Lydstep maiden (heavy) 15L 2nd & 10L 3rd in Rests after;failed to complete in 2019; unraced since
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DESIGN PLAN (IRE) Emma Moseley 34 Won Banwen maiden(2L) 2018 ; acts gd/soft; 2L 2nd in Rest 2019; pu 2out Ffos Las Members only start last year
7 133p/fpp- DIPLOMATICO (USA) Jason Warner 29 Easy winner of Tedworth maiden(4 ran) well beaten(40L+) in Rest since;pu last S.Dorset Rest;front runs
8 6226p/p-3 GERTIES GARTER Ed Walker 34 Won Little Windsor maiden 2018; 2L & 4L 2nd Rests 2019; acts any;35L 3rd Ottery Rest (some late headway)
9 *45/p537- HOTEL DU NORD (FR) Will Biddick NR 6L Irish Maiden winner 2018;20L 3rd in Leopardstown Nov Chase Mar 2020; acts on soft/heavy
10 p212/- ICHIFOOT (USA) Patrick Picton-Warlow 35 Ex USA Flat 2016; Beat What a Bug 30L Stevenstone maiden & 10L 2nd in Bratton Rest 2019; acts on gd/firm
11 2522/215- MUSTMEETFORAPINT (IRE) Dean Summersby 36 2nd in 4 Irish maidens 2018/19;Beat Exhibit A 8L N.Corn maiden (stayed on) acts gd/heavy; 26L 5th in Rest after
12 */5007p- OBORNE LADY (IRE) Sally Rawlins NR Won Salisbury 1m6f Flat Handicap 2019(gd/firm) 1/2L 2nd in 3m Hurdle (4 ran).poor form on the Flat/NH since
13 3431/42-2 SCHIAP HILL Hannah Clarke 36 Won Mollington maiden 2019;10L 2nd to Ryans Fancy in Bishops Court Rest 24th Oct; acts on gd/soft;EW chance
14 *637333-1 STARSKY (IRE) Thomas Malone 35+ Runner up NHflat 2018;Placed in 4 2m4f hurdles; acts gd/soft; beat Jimmy Tew 4L Bishops Court Open Maiden
15 3ppp1/pp- STARWELD Patricia Shaw 26 Placed in 2 members 2018/19; Won Larkhill maiden match(10L) on gd/firm in 2019; pulled 13th Larkhill Rest
16 p/p3421-4 STEVAN STEEL (IRE) Janet Ackner 34 Beat Gunner Vic 15L in Buckfastleigh maiden(heavy); stays well;39L 4th to Ryans Fancy Ottery Rest 24th Oct

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Finally up is the Print Concerns NHS Restricted race in which Mustmeetforapint is a previous winner at this track and acts on any going. Starsky could follow up on his win at Bishops Court, and Schiap Hill after his second at Bishops Court. Also Hotel Du Nord could give Will Biddick another training performance and see a promising young jockey Charlie Sprake take a step up the ladder in his career.


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Preview: Cornwall Club Point-to-Point at Wadebridge ON Sun 6 December 2020

The Cornwall Club Point-To-Point is the first of three scheduled meetings to take place this season at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this Sunday 6th December. It will be a welcome return for trainers, owners and jockeys, who have had to keep their horses ticking over during the Covid lockdown. This meeting will still be behind closed doors, but live race streaming will be available on Facebook and hopefully Youtube.

Betting will also be available remotely by telephone, contact numbers are 07974584712 and 07711298746, with the Bookmakers having worked hard to open accounts for those wishing to place a bet. This can be done by opening up an account by depositing funds into their Paypal account by 6pm on Saturday 5th December. Minimum bet deposits are £30 to open, and individual bets are taken at £10 five minutes before the scheduled race time. Full details can be found on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point Website and Facebook page. Seven races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.00am. 120 good quality entries have been received.

Helen Humphry & Lotus Therapies sponsor the opening Novice & Veteran riders race which has been pre-divided. In the first division, the Tom Malone – trained Art Mauresque stands out having won at the opening meeting at Bishops Court in October. This French bred gelding had decent form when under rules with Paul Nicholls, having won over £180,00 in prize money, before loosing his way. Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone has sweetened the horse up with a change of scenery and he sets the standard here. However he also holds an entry in both the Men’s Open and Ladies Open races, which may be a preferred option for Art Mauresque, this could leave the door open for the Les Jefford-trained Raddon Top who should go well in the first division of the opener and follow upon his second at the East Devon meeting in October, when coming home two lengths second under Conor Houlihan, who holds the ride again here. Sounds of Italy looks an interesting outside raider for owner/trainer/jockey Finbar Milrane, with his two lengths second at Ampton when last seen, but he also holds an entry at the Chaddesley Corbett fixture, so may head there if conditions suit. Kimble winner Sir Mangan could prove a danger coming out of the red hot Alan Hill’s team. 

In the second division Chosen Lucky could get another win for the Dean Summersby team, with daughter Charlotte on board. Rolling Dylan is an entry for trainer Laura Parker, who has a good strike rate at this track, and the gelding could find his old National Hunt form when in training with Philip Hobbs, who still owns him, and has the booking of promising young jockey Tom Dixon aboard.

The Treavarthen-sponsored Ladies Open race looks to be a thriller in store, with previous course winner The Last But One entered for the Tom Malone team, which could see jockey Jo Supple back in the winners enclosure. They may be challenged by entry Chosen Lucky under Charlotte Summersby if not competing in the earlier Novice race, or the Ed Walker entry Different Gravy. The latter having had decent form under rules when with Nicky Henderson when he clocked up five wins under rules. Once joining the Ed Walker team, Different Gravy’s latest win came at Larkhill in 2018 under jockey Will Biddick, they could be right there at the finish if going well fresh after a long layoff. 

The prolific winning gelding Navanman for the John Heard team could take on Art Mauresque in the Moore’s of St Wenn-sponsored Men’s Open which looks another exciting race. Navanman has already scored a hat-trick at this course and may have the booking of either top jockey’s Will Biddick, if Art Mauresque is chosen to run in an earlier race, or Darren Edwards who has won aboard Navanman. Dr Des catches the eye for Welsh raider Gary Barber after his dual hurdle win and third at Exeter in February this year. Also Different Gravy, mentioned before, if not running in the Ladies race.

The open maiden race has 40 entries and is likely to be divided on the day. Those that catch the eye are A Tipple Or Two who was unlucky when unseating at Bishops Court, and could go well on his previous runner-up form. Honest Opinion who could be another shrewd buy on previous place form, from Ireland for team Summersby.  Great Colewood for the Ed Walker team could follow up on his second at Bishops Court. Old Town Garde for the Chloe Roddick team with the booking of jockey Angus Cheleda is interesting. Moonaro could improve on his place form for trainer Susan Darke,  and The Kitchenmecanic had previous place form in Ireland and could go well for trainer Teresa Clark. The maiden races have been kindly sponsored by Andrew & Susan Pellowe, David Hardie Plumbing & Heating and Hayley Mason.

In the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, Waterloo Warrier is an outside raider to note if travelling down from the Cotswolds for the Angela Slater team, having good previous National Hunt form and ran a half length third at Maisemore in October. Getting Closer for trainer Alan Hill won his Restricted at Horseheath and followed up with a two length second to Fumet O’Oudaries in his Intermediate also at Horseheath. Voie Dans Voie is another to hold some promising form with a previous maiden win at this track and is now trained and ridden by Will Biddick.

Finally up is the Print Concerns NHS Restricted race in which Mustmeetforapint is a previous winner at this track and acts on any going. Starsky could follow up on his win at Bishops Court, and Schiap Hill after his second at Bishops Court. Also Hotel Du Nord could give Will Biddick another training performance and see a promising young jockey Charlie Sprake take a step up the ladder in his career.

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Donna Harris
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