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GRANVILLE’S REMINISCENCES: SPOONER’S & WEST DARTMOOR

For those of you looking for my normal on the spot report from the Cherrybrook meeting scheduled for this weekend, I am sorry but for reasons beyond my control there isn’t one……

However, all is not lost. Instead of the meeting scheduled for April 5th 2020, this week’s trip down memory lane takes us back to the Spooner’s & West Dartmoor fixture held at Kilworthy 41 years ago.

For Westcountry aficionados, I have added a few notes at the end about the past history of this particular point-to-point.

RESULTS

SPOONER’S & WEST DARTMOOR AT KILWORTHY APRIL 14TH 1979

Going; Good to soft

HUNT

1 Bararden (Nick Fell)

2 Snake Dance (Michael Williams)

3 Cornish Butterfly (P Lane)

6 ran; 12l; 4l; 7m 1s SP 4-1

LADIES’ OPEN

1 Wiener Chic (Mrs Sue Reynard)

2 Tam Rating (Miss Pip Fisher)

3 Lady Christine (Miss Doreen Hutchings)

8 ran; dist; neck; 6m 57s SP 2-7 fav

MEN’S OPEN

1 French Garcon (John Symons)

2 Hidden Treasure (Martin Keenor)

3 Uncle Arthur II (Jimmy Frost)

8 ran; head; dist 6m 59s SP 1-2 fav

ADJACENT HUNTS’

1 Trentishoe (Jimmy Frost)

2 Moon Step (Mike Biddick)

3 Moorland Lassie (Mark Reeves)

15 ran; 5l; 8l; 6m 57s SP 3-1

ADJACENT HUNTS’ MAIDEN

1 Raucous (RJ Reddaway)

2 Goodness Me (Jimmy Frost)

3 Used Notes (MF Hill)

14 ran; 1l; 5l; 7m 9s SP evens fav

Rame Fell’s bonny grey Bararden made all the running to win the Members’ ridden by the owner’s son Nick. This regular front runner was a Kilworthy specialist and improved further to win a Taunton hunter chase the following season. Snake Dance was a game and consistent staying mare who was one of the few pointers to win two Maiden races before the rules were changed. She won a total of 10 point-to-points in her career. Cornish Butterfly had not won since 1974, but finished well to take third just ahead of Kasim Baba and Amatol. Age had caught up with Kasim Baba, who was running his last race aged 14. He was unbeaten in six races and the third top rated pointer in the land in 1973, but very lightly raced afterwards.

Baraden winning at Wadebridge

The Ladies’ winner Wiener Chic was a high class German bred point-to-pointer and hunter chaser. He had won hurdle races for Fred Rimell in his younger days, but was not straight forward and was purchased for 750 gns. He soon notched up a string of pointing wins for Sue Reynard, and sailed home a distance clear of a decent field on this occasion. Tam Rating was a hard ride and the talented Pip Fisher drove him into second, ahead of such good pointers as Lady Christine (Doreen Hutchings) and Galloway Fabulous (Katie Halswell). Kilworthy specialist The Vee was in touch when unseating Belinda Fuller (now the Lamerton Point-to-Point secretary) after half way. It is worth noting that Wiener Chic, ridden by Sue Reynard, went on to finish third in the Cheltenham Foxhunters in 1980.

French Garcon was a highly rated pointer from the family of Arkle. He was winning for the fourth consecutive time, and had just beaten Panmure in a hunter chase at Devon and Exeter, albeit receiving weight and with Jimmy Frost up. His owner/rider on this occasion, John Symons, is no Jimmy Frost, and he made heavy weather of beating Paul Tylor’s mare Hidden Treasure (Martin Keenor). Michael Ogle’s Uncle Arthur II was fresh from beating Bararden at Wadebridge (the old course at Trewornan farm), but finished a tired third.

I remember the Adjacent Hunts’ winner Trentishoe as one of my favourite horses in those days – probably because she did me a few favours in the betting ring. A small mare by Romany Air, with the heart of a lion, she was owned and trained by Gail Harrison. She had the assistance of Jimmy Frost in the saddle, and ended a successful season by winning the John Corbet Cup at Stratford. John Weldhen’s Moonstep was a very useful pointer, bought cheaply off the flat. A consistent staying type, he had won this race the previous season with Mike Biddick up, but was no match for Trentishoe this time. He went on to win multiple points however and sprang a 25-1 surprise in the 1981 Jeep Christie Ladies’ hunter chase at Chepstow, ridden by the talented Katie Halswell. Third placed Moorland Lassie was fresh from winning the South Devon members’ and kept on well close home. The recent course winner Langton Way ran his usual sound race in fourth, just ahead of Joe’s Farewell, who went on to win the Tedworth Gold Cup at Larkhill over four miles later in the season.

I cannot remember much about the Maiden winner Raucous. He didn’t run much and was obviously out of his depth in his two previous races (trying to mix it with such as Spartan Missile, Wisbech Lad and Ten Up in military races at Sandown). A drop to this modest Maiden must have been just the ticket. The runner up Goodness Me was a half sister to the aforementioned Joe’s Farewell and won next time out at the Mid Devon. Used Notes improved four places on the run in, and duly obliged next time at Crimp Morwenstow. She subsequently won under rules at Haldon.

SOME HISTORY OF SPOONER’S POINT-TO-POINTS

The first details I have about the link between point-to-pointing and Mr Spooner’s Harriers is that they held a joint meeting with the Lamerton Hunt at Whitchurch Down on 9th March 1924. A joint meeting with Plymouth Garrison Hunt Club was held at Dunnabridge near Princetown the following year, and the Harriers continued at that venue until April 1929.

One of the leading lady point-to-point riders of that era, Miss Sylvia Spooner, had taken over the mastership of the pack from her father, Clarence Spooner, in 1926. A fixture at Kilworthy is recorded on 9th April 1930, but it was back to Dunnabridge the next year. I had to smile at a Western Morning News report of the 1938 meeting: “Conditions were not conducive to the comfort of spectators.” I wonder how many times I could have said that when struggling to make notes in a muddy field with soggy race cards over the years. The Harriers raced at Dunnabridge until 1951.

April 30th 1952 saw the start of a long run of fixtures at Kilworthy. Frank Ryall rode a treble on that occasion, including the Adjacent Hunts’ Pony race on Lonesome Boy. That famous East Cornwall pony was described as “invincible” in Geoffrey Sale’s 1960 annual. When he retired after the 1959 season he had won 65 times, including 53 consecutive races, all in the Westcountry and many over banks.

In the 1959 hunting season the pack became known as Spooner’s Foxhounds, and after acquiring some country on Dartmoor for 1961/62 the Spooner’s and West Dartmoor Hunt came into being. Their point-to-points were held at Kilworthy until the move to Cherrybrook, adjacent to the Kilworthy track, in 1986.

Other Photo galleries

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Acknowledgments:

  • Hunter Chasers and Point to Pointers (various years)– Sale & MacKenzie
  • The Point to Point Calendar (various years 1933 – 1938)
  • The Pointer
  • Horse & Hound Year Book
  • Baily’s Hunting Directory
  • Mr Michael Kutapan – Point to Point History & Research ( Jumping For Fun web site)
  • Western Morning News

BRITISH POINT-TO-POINTING SHUT DOWN FOR 2019/20 SEASON

Posted: Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Author: The PPA

This is a formal announcement to confirm that the British point-to-point season is closed for this season.

This was a very difficult decision to make recognising that many people’s livelihoods are involved. However, the Prime Minister’s words last night made clear that everyone should minimise social contact and non-essential travel. Furthermore, our sport creates some medical burden, both on the course and potentially at the hospitals, where it would be unwelcome under the current circumstances.

The PPA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked so hard to keep this season going so successfully until now, often under very trying circumstances. We will now be working on preparations to ensure that we start next autumn in the same successful manner as last, and will soon be in touch with many of you for your thoughts and ideas.

For more information, contact the PPA office:

info@p2pa.co.uk

01793 781990

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: Spooner’s and West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 7th April 2019

Favourite backers found themselves on the back foot in the early races at Cherrybrook where the 13 layers offered a strong market.

After the opener, which produced a walk over for the second successive year, the first three jolly old favourites were all beaten.

Only two horses were seriously backed in the first Maiden, these were Attacotti (2’s to 11-10 fav) and Neetside (5-4 out to 6-4). They went 6-1 bar these two. Neetside possessed plenty of experience under rules and had run well behind Isla’s Dream in a mares race at Buckfastleigh. She won comfortably in the end from Banco De Logos (5’s out to 6’s). Her market rival Attacotti came down three out when looking held.

Thewinnertakeitall (4-5 fav) was never much more than evens in the other Maiden division, but landed steeply and fell at the last ditch. Tomb Storme led from the first and was still travelling well when unseating Josh Cameron at the second last. The well backed Hurlstone Point (12’s to 13-2) then inherited the lead, but The Roestone (7’s out to 9’s) was staying on well from off the pace under Tom Chanin and took control on the run in.

The open ditch was proving a stumbling block for favourites, and Saffron Wells (7-4 to 5-4 fav) lost his rider there in the next. This let in Kernel Victor (9-2 to 3’s) and Biddick’s mount went on to dominate his rivals in the Conditions race from the cross fence. Every Breakin Wave (evens to 7-4) was chasing shadows from a long way out.

Punters hit back in the next three events, In the Mixed Open, that reliable yardstick Whenharrymetsally wavered between 5-4 and 6-4 to settle at my SP of 11-8 fav). She won easily in the end with Matt Hampton peeping round, followed at a respectable distance by The Last But One (2’s touched 5-2). Only these two finished with Minella Fifty (3’s to 2’s) pulled up three out after fading quickly.

I had missed backing the Midnight Legend mare River Myth when she had opened her account for the season at Milborne, and I was even more stupid when letting her go here. Punters got stuck in at 4-5 and she contracted to 4-7 fav at the off. She never looked like being caught under in form jockey Darren Andrews.

Sixteen Letters (evens to 4-5 fav) is on the upgrade and justified market support in the Exeter Intermediate qualifier. He is the improving type to look out for if sent to run in the final at Haldon. Ballyvodock drifted to 5’s but ran well under his penalty to be runner up.

The Restricted produced a good finish which saw the rangy Soul Kaliber (3’s out to 6’s) holding off Kaiden Michael (12-1) with Minimalistic (1-2 fav) a rather disappointing third. This looked a decent race for its class and it will be interesting to see how the form stands up.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Sunday 14th April 2019 Seavington Littlewindsor, Beaminster, DT8 3QU 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 Dartmoor Flete Park, Ermington, Ivybridge PL21 9NX 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 South and West Wilts Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 8QT 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 Four Burrow Trebudannon, St.Columb Major TR9 4LP 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 Taunton Vale Kingston St Mary, Taunton, TA2 8AS 1st Race 1.30pm
  • Saturday 27th April 2019 Eggesford Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction EX21 5AE 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Sunday 28th April 2019 Axe Vale Stafford Cross, Seaton EX24 6HZ 1st Race 1.30pm
  • Saturday 4th May 2019 Modbury Harriers & Totnes Bridgetown Co. Ltd Flete Park, Ermington,  Ivybridge PL21 9NX 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Sunday 5th May 2019 Devon and Somerset Staghounds Holnicote, Minehead, TA24 8TE 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Monday 6th May 2019 Cattistock Littlewindsor, Beaminster, DT8 3QU 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Monday 6th May 2019 Stevenstone Vauterhill, High Bickington EX37 9BT 1st Race 2.00pm

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Report: Spooner’s and West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 7th April 2019

GRANVILLE TAYLOR & DONNA HARRIS

THE two leading Devon & Cornwall area jockeys in recent years, Darren Edwards and Will Biddick each landed doubles at Cherrybrook. Will Biddick carried off the local Area title last season, with the 2017 title holder Darren Edwards having to settle for runner up. It could be all change again this season with Edwards setting a strong pace pursued by his old rival as we reach the final few weeks of the season.

Kernel Victor gained reward for his consistency in the Conditions race as Biddick sent his mount for home round the final bend to beat Every Breakin Wave by 10 lengths. The winner’s trainer Ed Walker shares ownership with John Pearn. “He travelled better in headgear” (first time blinkers) reported the successful jockey, who went on to complete his double when Sixteen Letters, trained by Neil McLean, gave him his 20th winner of the season in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. “He was unlucky last time at Kilworthy and Will gave him a good patient ride today. I would like to think we could go to either the Exeter or Cheltenham Intermediate finals. He prefers top of the ground.” said John Symes of this useful looking seven-year-old he owns in conjunction with his wife Floss.

It was an afternoon of contrasting fortunes for Darren Edwards which included two winners, a runner up and a fall. His first and last race double was initiated when the Dean Summersby trained Clondaw Bunny walked over for the Hunt race. The Lifton trainer later went on to saddle the improving Soul Kaliber to take the Restricted for The Little Acres Racing Club. “He is a nice big hprse with plenty of scope” said the trainer of the gelding bought out of Gordon Elliott’s yard. He formerly raced in the GIgginstown colours famously worn by Grand National winner Tiger Roll.

The mare Whenharrymetsally needs little introduction to local pointing followers and duly landed her 15th career victory in the Mixed Open. Matt Hampton eased his mount to the front at the third last and had the luxury of peeping round long before reaching the judge. “She is so game and a joy to ride,” exclaimed the jockey.

The Midnight Legend mare River Myth is still climbing the pointing ladder and added the Confined to her burgeoning CV in the hands of Darren Andrews. Trained by Stuart Sampson for joint owners Terry Hamlin and John Gardener, River Myth made all the running to give her jockey his sixth winner of the season.

The Open Maiden was run in two divisions and attracted double figure runners in each division. The Jill Dennis owned and trained mare Neetside ran on strongly to take the first section under Jake Bament, who commented. “She was always travelling and jumping well and is a nice mare,” Bought as[G1] a yearling by the Dennis family, this half sister to Tide Times (a winner for the same connections on the opening day of the season at Buckfastleigh) could next be seen in Restricted class at Flete Park.

Tom Chanin brought The Roestone from well off the pace to catch Hurlstone Point jumping the last in the other section. Tomb Storme may have been unlucky here, unseating Josh Cameron when leading at the penultimate, but The Roestone was flying at the finish and had five lengths in hand at the post. “He gallops and stays well and has been given plenty of time since winning his flat race at Great Trethew,” said Robert Chanin, who trains the Vinnie Roe five-year-old for Andrew and Sue Knox.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Sunday 14th April 2019 Seavington Littlewindsor, Beaminster, DT8 3QU 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 Dartmoor Flete Park, Ermington, Ivybridge PL21 9NX 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Saturday 20th April 2019 South and West Wilts Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire SP4 8QT 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 Four Burrow Trebudannon, St.Columb Major TR9 4LP 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Easter Monday 22nd April 2019 Taunton Vale Kingston St Mary, Taunton, TA2 8AS 1st Race 1.30pm
  • Saturday 27th April 2019 Eggesford Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction EX21 5AE 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Sunday 28th April 2019 Axe Vale Stafford Cross, Seaton EX24 6HZ 1st Race 1.30pm
  • Saturday 4th May 2019 Modbury Harriers & Totnes Bridgetown Co. Ltd Flete Park, Ermington,  Ivybridge PL21 9NX 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Sunday 5th May 2019 Devon and Somerset Staghounds Holnicote, Minehead, TA24 8TE 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Monday 6th May 2019 Cattistock Littlewindsor, Beaminster, DT8 3QU 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Monday 6th May 2019 Stevenstone Vauterhill, High Bickington EX37 9BT 1st Race 2.00pm

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Results: Spooner’s and West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 7th April 2019

Hunt Race (Sponsor Condy Mathias)

1 Clondaw Bunny (Darren Edwards) walked over

Open Maiden

Div 1 (Tyre Marks Tavistock)

1 Neetside (Jake Bament) 6-4 led four out, stayed on well
2 Banco De Logos (Darren Edwards) 6-1 led 11 til mstk four out, gradually wknd
3 Cottage Rose (Will Biddick) 7-1 hdwy 14th, no extra three out
11 ran. 8l; distance; 6m 22s

Div 2 (Michael Damerell in tribute to Del Boy the horse)

1 The Roestone (Tom Chanin) 9-1 strong run from three out, led last
2 Hurlstone Point (Tom Dogrell) 9-2 left in lead two out, hdd last, no extra
3 Mountain Las (Matt Hampton) 9-1 alwys prom, wknd three out
12 ran; 5l; 15l; 6m 27s

Cherrybrook Chance Conditions (Rodger’s of Plymouth)

1 Kernel Victor (Will Biddick) 3-1 led three out, easily
2 Every Breakin Wave (Martin McIntyre) 7-4 hdwy four out no chance with winner
3 Its A Steal (Pippa Glanville) 12-1 midfield til stayed on clsg stages
11 ran; 10l; 15l; 6m 15s

Mixed Open (Barriers International)

1 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 11-8 fav led three out, easily
2 The Last But One (Nathan Vergne) 2-1 led til three out, soon no extra
5 ran; only two finished; 15l; 6m 16s

Confined (Rock Inn Yelverton)

1 River Myth (Darren Andrews) 4-7 fav made all, unchallenged
2 Ballyhowne (Tom Chanin) 5-1 outpaced three out
3 Clondaw Bunny (Darren Edwards) 2-1 effort three out, wknd last
4 ran; 10l; neck’ 6m 26s

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Sixteen Letters (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav led two out, ran on well
2 Ballyvodock (Jake Bament) 5-1 led 8th til two out. no extra
3 Cloudy Music (Darren Edwards) 5-2 prom til three out
6 ran; 6l; 5l; 6m 18s

Restricted (Active Services)

1 Soul Kaliber (Darren Edwards) 6-1 led two out, kept on well
2 Kaiden Michael (Darren Andrews) 12-1 hdwy three out, mstk two out, ran on well
3 Minimalistic (Josh Newman) 1-2 fav chased ldrs outpaced four out
8 ran; 1l; 2l; 6m 27s

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Entries: Spooner’s and West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 7th April 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:05 Open Maiden, Division 1 Race
3rd 14:40 Open Maiden, Division 2 Race
4th 15:10 Conditions Race
5th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
6th 16:25 Confined Race
7th 17:00 Intermediate Race
8th 17:35 Restricted Race

Going Update

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Preview extract:

Spring has arrived and it’s the turn of the Spooners & West Dartmoor Hunt to host their meeting at the picturesque track known as Cherrybrook, near Tavistock this coming Sunday April 7th.  95 entries have been received for the eight races on offer with a start time of 1.30pm.

The course offers picturesque track-side viewing with many trade stands on offer. Hot and cold food, bar and bookies are also on offer. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Directions are signed from A386 North of Tavistock. PL19 OLA.


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
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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Race 1 – Members Race

# Dec Form Name Rating Trainer Rider
1 41p/p/44-1 BALLYVODOCK (IRE) 40+ Gordon Chambers
2 Y 46182p-12 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 39+ Dean Summersby
3 1112-21u1 DICKY BOB 45 Verity Nicholls
4 4/2f232-1u ITS ALL OR NOTHING 42 Charlotte Rowe

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 2 Walkover
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

The popular local grey Dicky Bob has been entered in the opening Condy Mathias-sponsored Members race. He took this race last season here as a walkover and then went on to win the Mixed Open. Trainer Verity Nicholls has only entered him in this race here with his challengers all holding entries later in the day. Recent Kilworthy winner Ballyvodock is an eye catching new recruit for the Gordon Chambers yard, and could be the one to tackle Dicky Bob here. It’s All Or Nothing is already a three times course winner here but connections may choose the later Confined race, whilst entry Clondaw Bunny was held in second at Kilworthy to Ballyvodock, and could be another to bypass this race for the Confined.

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Race 2 – Open Maiden, Division 1 Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider
1 Y -54432 ATTACOTTI (IRE) 7/4 to 5/4 35+ Pauline Geering Matt Hampton
2 Y 042-2543 BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) C/P 7/2 to 3/1 32? Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
3 Y ff63-pp46 COTTAGE ROSE C/P 9/2 to 11/2 31 John Heard Will Biddick
4 DUNNICKS JASPER Teresa Clark
5 Y -pp ESPRESSINO 8/1 to 16/1 0 Robert Chanin Tom Chanin
6 Y 2624/p47- FLORABELL (IRE) 12/1 to 10/1 26? Ian Hambley Paul John
7 GOLLY ITS MOLLY Caroline Prouse
8 Y p/pfpf-pr HATARI (IRE) 33/1 0 Camilla Greenwood Martin McIntyre
9 Y -7pp KILMORE LAD (IRE) 16/1 to 20/1 0 Annabelle Bacon J. Cameron
10 Y *0600-pp MAD FOR ACTION (IRE) T/S 16/1 to 40/1 0 Abigail Lewis A. Lewis
11 Y *45/656-2 NEETSIDE (IRE) Evens to 6/4 33+ Jill Dennis Jake Bament
12 3/48633-p PORTERS LANE 25? Stewart Reddaway
13 *96/970- TAKE THIS WALTZ 0 Peter Doggrell
14 Y /ppfup- TOMAISIN A RI (IRE) 14/1 to 25/1 0 Nikki Frost Josh Newman
15 Y -up TREBORS TWINKLE T/S 14/1 to 25/1 0 Joe Tickle Darren Andrews
16 -3ur WESTERN WHISKEY (IRE) 23? Dean Summersby

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 11 8L 6m 22
2nd 2 Dist
3rd 3
4th

Preview extract

Two  divisions of the Open Maiden race follow, with 16 in each division. Tyre Marks Tavistock sponsor the first in which Neetside for trainer Jill Dennis stands out having finished two-lengths second to Isla’s Dream at Buckfastleigh and has the benefit of a weight allowance. Banco de Logo’s for team Summersby is another to note having finished in the frame twice this season with a second and third at the Buckfastleigh track and has had a seven week break to recover.

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Race 3 – Open Maiden, Division 2 Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider
1 Y f5u3p7/-p BOB ON 10/1 24? Tracy Williams Liam Trott
2 3/6R45/-4 BRANNOC (IRE) 23? Gail Heywood
3 Y /ppp53-p BROADWOOD ROBIN (IRE) 20/1 7 Julia Batho V. Webster
4 Y CHIPS FOR FREE (IRE) 6/1 Joe Tickle Will Biddick
5 /34252-p4 COULD BE BETTER (IRE) 22 Stuart Sampson
6 Y /fp-7 DEVON REDWAY (IRE) 10/1 19 Stewart Reddaway S. Kirwin
7 27443p-4 DIPLOMATICO (USA) 15 Jason Warner
8 Y *9p/200p-p HURSLTONE POINT 4/1 21+ Mark Pendarves Tom Doggerell
9 Y /pp6-5u JAZZ UP THE BEAT 16/1 16? Victoria Sleep Victoria Sleep
10 Y Rp/-u55 LACEY LIGHTFOOT 10/1 0 Leslie Jefford Alistair Harvey
11 Y 226-43p4 MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) 5/1 25 Pauline Geering Matt Hampton
12 Y /15-p6u THE ROESTONE (IRE) 10/1 25? Robert Chanin Tom Chanin
13 Y u3-p35p THESTOPPERDUNNE (IRE) T/S 6/1 29? Thomas Malone Natgan Vergne
14 Y -32 THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE) 1/2 28+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
15 pp3/pp- TIK TAK (IRE) 00? Fiona Walker
16 Y 6fpup-85 TOMB STORME (IRE) 20/1 2 Annabelle Bacon J. Cameron

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 12 5L 6m 27
2nd 8 18L
3rd 11
4th 3

Preview extract

In the second division Could Be Better (Stuart Sampson) has previous place form in Ireland, and Thewinnertakeitall for team Summersby has hinted at ability running second at Great Trethew behind Skinflint in February.

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Race 4 – Conditions Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 Y /p2p5pp-7 AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE) 33/1 34 Alice Mills S. Turner
2 Y pppu57p- CARRIGKERRY (IRE) c/p 10/1 20? Andrew Congdon Paul John
3 Y 4111/3-3f EVERY BREAKIN WAVE (IRE) 9/4 40? Claire Hitch Martin McIntyre
4 Y 322u8-585 IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 12/1 34? Lee Glanville Pippa Glanville
5 Y ppp6-53p JABOLTISKI (SPA) 12/1 34 Stuart Sampson Ben Robarts
6 Y u/p236-pp KAPOUPAKAP (FR) Hd t/s 20/1 32? Gordon Chambers Jake Bament
7 Y /2233-333 KERNEL VICTOR bl 3/1 39 Ed Walker Will Biddick
8 Y p3/1/pp-p KING OF ALCRATRAZ (IRE) 16/1 37? Roy Smith D. Pritchard
9 Y *7pppp5- LADY JAMESON (IRE) 20/1 34 Zoe Hawkins Zoe Hawkins
10 223p/pp-p MIDNIGHT MONTY 12 Bethen Childs
11 5662-5f33 O MAONLAI (IRE) 38? Hannah Welch
12 Y 75pRp-656 PETERBROWN (IRE) 40/1 32? Holly-Anne Drowne Miss H. Drowne
13 Y *34436/-23 SAFFRON WELLS c/p Evens 42 Mark Hoskins Tom Doggerell
14 Y *0p50-673 TIGER SAM (IRE) c/p 10/1 32 Laura Hurley Miss H. Stevens

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 7 10L 6m 15
2nd 3 15L
3rd 4
4th 6

Preview extract

Every Breakin Wave another out of the Claire Hitch yard, is the highest rated in the Cherrybrook Chance Conditions race  having won three races in 2017, but needs to re-kindle that form. Kernal Victor is another to stand out in the conditions race having clocked up some decent form including three Men’s Open races in 2017, trainer Ed Walker could get some improvement on his recent place form.

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Race 5 – Mixed Open Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 Y *0060/-p5 BETTY’S LANE STAR (IRE) 10.9 33/1 9 Tiffany O’Dwyer Tom Dogerell
2 /231-1113 CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) 42 Dean Summersby
3 0f339/3p-4 GOLDEN DOYEN (GER) 41 Janet Ackner
4 Y 6p341-403 KAPRICORNE (FR) 11.2 10/1 40 Rebecca Branton S. Kirwan
5 Y u111/f/12- MINELLA FIFTY (IRE) t/s 5/4 43? Claire Hitch Martin McIntyre
6 5662-5f33 O MAONLAI (IRE) 38? Hannah Welch
7 11/6upp- PERSIAN SNOW (IRE) 34? Bethen Childs
8 Y 212-11122 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) 12st 9/4 43 Thomas Malone Nathan Vergne
9 Y 121222-21 WHENHARRYMETSALLY 11.4 5/4 44 Keith Cumings Matt Hampton
10 1p211-611 WIND TOR 42+ Ed Walker

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 9 15L 6m 16
2nd 8
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Entries in the Barriers International-sponsored Mixed Open race include the two classy mares Wind Tor a previous course winner here for trainer Ed Walker, and recent Buckfastleigh Open winner Whenharrymetsally under jockey Matt Hampton. Also top rated geldings The Last But One for Tom Malone has good previous NH form, has taken three Points this season and finished second in a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February, he will need to defy top weight here. Also Minella Fifty (Claire Hitch) has won 11 points to date including three at Axe Vale where he won the Mixed Open last April under Will Biddick, he goes well fresh and could be the one to lead the mares home.

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Race 6 – Confined Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 Y 1434-145 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 5/1 38 Robert Chanin Tom Chanin
2 Y 46182p-12 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) c/p 2/1 39+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
3 322u8-585 IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 34? Lee Glanville
4 4/2f232-1u ITS ALL OR NOTHING 42 Charlotte Rowe
5 p3/1/pp-p KING OF ALCRATRAZ (IRE) 37? Roy Smith
6 Y 5662-5f33 O MAONLAI (IRE) t/s 8/1 38? Hannah Welch Tamby Welsh
7 Y 4p111-321 RIVER MYTH t/s 4/7 42+ Stuart Sampson Darren Andrews
8 1313-5551 TAMARSTONE (IRE) 38+ Neil McLean

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 7 10L 6m 26
2nd 1 Neck
3rd 2
4th 6

Preview extract

River Myth from the Stuart Sampson team and It’s All or Nothing (Charlotte Rowe) are ones to note in the Rock Inn-sponsored Confined race, both having won this season. River Myth took the Conditions race at Milborne St Andrew with a seven-length comfortable win under jockey Darren Andrews, and more recently two-and-a half lengths second to Navanman at Charlton Horethorne. It’s All Or Nothing won this race in 2017, and this season scored a four-length win at Buckfastleigh in February, then was an unfortunate unseat for jockey Jo Supple in the Mixed Open at Charlton Horethorne when looked to be travelling well.

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Race 7 – Intermediate Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 /312-pp223 AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 38 Ed Walker
2 Y 41p/p/44-1 BALLYVODOCK (IRE) 9/2 40+ Gordon Chambers Jake Bament
3 46182p-12 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 39+ Dean Summersby
4 Y 6222-2311 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 2/1 38+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
5 Y pf73R/-f41 COME ON JOEY (IRE) 7/1 37 Roy Smith Paul John
6 *697/211-p EARTHLY REASON (IRE) 37 Neil McLean
7 4111/3-3f EVERY BREAKIN WAVE (IRE) 40? Claire Hitch
8 Y 9/7u1-pp6 FARAWAY STAR 33/1 37 Tracey Williams Tom Doggerell
9 *7pppp5- LADY JAMESON (IRE) 34 Zoe Hawkins
10 535p/p3-1 MAHLER STYLE (IRE) 30 Alan Walter
11 1/941p-52 MICKY STARK 36 Zoe Hawkins
12 5p2p2-47 MINIM MOUSE 40 Chloe Newman
13 u32/412-p RIVER WYE 36 Alan Walter
14 Y 4u1121-42 SIXTEEN LETTERS (IRE) t/s 10/11 39 Neil McLean Will Biddick
15 Y 1313-5551 TAMARSTONE (IRE) 7/1 38+ Neil McLean D. Pritchard

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 14 6L 6m 18
2nd 2 5L
3rd 4
4th 5

Preview extract

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted 15 entries, these include Buckfastleigh and Wadebridge winner Cloudy Music from team Summersby, he could be taken on by Kilworthy winner  Ballyvodock if trainer Gordon Chambers chooses to bypass the earlier Members race.

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Race 8 – Restricted Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 21*9-523p ALICE’S STAR 35? Robert Chanin
2 p74p12-p6 BOB ALONG MAHLER (IRE) 34 Stuart Sampson
3 f2u1fp/-pp CROOKESMOOR 18 Sue Young
4 Y 1/*05-5 DR RHYTHM (IRE) 9/1 17? Keith Cumings Martin McIntyre
5 Y f533-1333 DRAGON DE LA TOUR (FR) c/p t/s 5/1 35 Neil McLean D. Pritchard
6 Y 1/790p-uu4 EARTH STORM (IRE) 10/1 34 Peter Doggrell Tom Doggrell
7 Y 466/3225-4 GOLANDER (IRE) 12/1 35 Gordon Chambers Jake Bament
8 Y 3252-31p3 KAIDEN MICHEAL (IRE) c/p 12/1 35 Stuart Sampson Darren Andrews
9 Y /f2-211 MINIMALISTIC (IRE) 1/2 38+ Nikki Frost Josh Newman
10 0/44-43132 MUJADEL (FR) 34 Teresa Clark
11 Y *85u-5122 SOUL KALIBER (IRE) t/s 4/1 36 Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
12 Y /213-pb WHO TOLD YOU t/s 6/1 35 Ed Walker Will Biddick

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 11 1L 6m 27
2nd 8 2L
3rd 9
4th 12

Preview extract

Finally up is the Active Services-sponsored Restricted race in which Minimalistic (Nikki Frost) could put up another fine performance having won at Buckfastleigh on two occasions this season, winning his maiden comfortably 15 lengths ahead of the field in February under Josh Newman, then followed that up with a win in the Members race at Kilworthy two weeks ago. He looks ready to progress and please his owners Susan & Edward Darke. Soul Kaliber (Dean Summersby) could be another winner on the board for jockey Darren Edwards, if improving on their seconds at Kilworthy and Cothelstone.

Preview: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, near Tavistock Sunday 7th April 2019

Written by: Donna Harris

Spring has arrived and it’s the turn of the Spooners & West Dartmoor Hunt to host their meeting at the picturesque track known as Cherrybrook, near Tavistock this coming Sunday April 7th.  95 entries have been received for the eight races on offer with a start time of 1.30pm.

The popular local grey Dicky Bob has been entered in the opening Condy Mathias-sponsored Members race. He took this race last season here as a walkover and then went on to win the Mixed Open. Trainer Verity Nicholls has only entered him in this race here with his challengers all holding entries later in the day. Recent Kilworthy winner Ballyvodock is an eye catching new recruit for the Gordon Chambers yard, and could be the one to tackle Dicky Bob here. It’s All Or Nothing is already a three times course winner here but connections may choose the later Confined race, whilst entry Clondaw Bunny was held in second at Kilworthy to Ballyvodock, and could be another to bypass this race for the Confined.

Two  divisions of the Open Maiden race follow, with 16 in each division. Tyre Marks Tavistock sponsor the first in which Neetside for trainer Jill Dennis stands out having finished two-lengths second to Isla’s Dream at Buckfastleigh and has the benefit of a weight allowance. Banco de Logo’s for team Summersby is another to note having finished in the frame twice this season with a second and third at the Buckfastleigh track and has had a seven week break to recover. In the second division Could Be Better (Stuart Sampson) has previous place form in Ireland, and Thewinnertakeitall for team Summersby has hinted at ability running second at Great Trethew behind Skinflint in February.

Entries in the Barriers International-sponsored Mixed Open race include the two classy mares Wind Tor a previous course winner here for trainer Ed Walker, and recent Buckfastleigh Open winner Whenharrymetsally under jockey Matt Hampton. Also top rated geldings The Last But One for Tom Malone has good previous NH form, has taken three Points this season and finished second in a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February, he will need to defy top weight here. Also Minella Fifty (Claire Hitch) has won 11 points to date including three at Axe Vale where he won the Mixed Open last April under Will Biddick, he goes well fresh and could be the one to lead the mares home.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted 15 entries, these include Buckfastleigh and Wadebridge winner Cloudy Music from team Summersby, he could be taken on by Kilworthy winner  Ballyvodock if trainer Gordon Chambers chooses to bypass the earlier Members race.

Every Breakin Wave another out of the Claire Hitch yard, is the highest rated in the Cherrybrook Chance Conditions race  having won three races in 2017, but needs to re-kindle that form. Kernal Victor is another to stand out in the conditions race having clocked up some decent form including three Men’s Open races in 2017, trainer Ed Walker could get some improvement on his recent place form.

River Myth from the Stuart Sampson team and It’s All or Nothing (Charlotte Rowe) are ones to note in the Rock Inn-sponsored Confined race, both having won this season. River Myth took the Conditions race at Milborne St Andrew with a seven-length comfortable win under jockey Darren Andrews, and more recently two-and-a half lengths second to Navanman at Charlton Horethorne. It’s All Or Nothing won this race in 2017, and this season scored a four-length win at Buckfastleigh in February, then was an unfortunate unseat for jockey Jo Supple in the Mixed Open at Charlton Horethorne when looked to be travelling well.  

Finally up is the Active Services-sponsored Restricted race in which Minimalistic (Nikki Frost) could put up another fine performance having won at Buckfastleigh on two occasions this season, winning his maiden comfortably 15 lengths ahead of the field in February under Josh Newman, then followed that up with a win in the Members race at Kilworthy two weeks ago. He looks ready to progress and please his owners Susan & Edward Darke. Soul Kaliber (Dean Summersby) could be another winner on the board for jockey Darren Edwards, if improving on their seconds at Kilworthy and Cothelstone.

The course offers picturesque track-side viewing with many trade stands on offer. Hot and cold food, bar and bookies are also on offer. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Directions are signed from A386 North of Tavistock. PL19 OLA.

Note: For anyone attending the Spooners and West Dartmoor point to Point at Cherrybrook travelling from the Liskeard /Callington direction. https://www.piratefm.co.uk/news/latest-news/2843516/a390-at-gunnislake-could-stay-closed-until-may/

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT CHERRYBROOK, SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018

Despite small fields punting was not easy at Cherrybrook, The going was heavy and wellington boots were essential for wallowing about in the deep mud. At least the bookies were positioned nearer the paddock which made life easier.

The winner Tamarstone drifted from 1-2 to 5-4 in the opening Maiden race as support came for newcomer Minimalistic (2’s to evens fav).

These two six-year-olds came to the last with the race between them as early leader Georges Legacy (5-1) dropped away. Tamarstone (David Prichard) held the favoured inner, but Tom Chanin’s strong challenge on Minimalistic looked promising only for his mount to fall when virtually level. We will never know….

Only three ran in the other Maiden and solid 1-2 fav Newlands Cross stayed on well after making all the running under Jo Supple. Mountain Las (6-4) has been placed numerous times and was chasing shadows here in the closing stages. The winner was fit from his recent runs in Ireland and looks a promising stayer.

Dicky Bob had already walked over for the Hunt race and turned out again in the Mixed Open where he faced five opponents. Mic’s Delight (6’s to 5’s) set the pace, but when Rex Dingle asked the popular grey to lengthen, the 1-3 fav drew right away to  score by 25 lengths. Inch Rock (5’s to 6’s) was well held in third but kept on late and could soon find a race

For some reason Ballybane took a walk in the market (4-5 to 6-4) before winning the Confined (completing a double for David Prichard). He seems to relish the mud and got the upper hand over course specialist Its All Or Nothing (5-2 to 9-4) with a determined strong finish. Heaney (6-4) started joint fav with the winner, but had little left after being sent to the front well over a mile from home.

Honest Deed justified his odds-on status (plenty of 4-5) when beating main rival Prince of Poets (6-4) in the four-horse Intermediate. Darren Edwards was content to stalk treble seeking Rex Dingle until by-passing the second last, and although Prince of Poets stuck to his task there was only one winner in the home straight.

After a few punting ups and downs, patience was rewarded in the getting out stakes. I had a few bob on Wind Tor, and so did many others as the mare was forced from 11-4 into 6-4. Missyladie remained favourite (4-6 to evens), but despite her generous weight allowance she was unable to go with Wind Tor, given a positive ride by Josh Newman, who had dashed to the meeting after riding at Badbury Rings.

Ah well, a hard earned profit towards the dry cleaning bill.

RESULTS

Results from the Spooners & West Dartmoor fixture

Report from the Spooners & West Dartmoor Fixture

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

Upcoming Event

  • Saturday 14th April 2018 Silverton, Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary EX11 1RJ, 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Saturday 21st April 2018 Dartmoor, Flete Park, Ermington, Ivybridge PL21 9NX, 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 [Rescheduled] Four Burrow, Trebudannon, St.Columb Major TR9 4LP, 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Sunday 29th April 2018 Axe Vale Hunt, Stafford Cross, Seaton EX24 6HZ, 1st Race 1.30pm

 

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REPORT ON THE SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT CHERRYBROOK, SUNDAY 8TH APRIL 2018

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Water, water everywhere, and all the boards did sink,

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink”….

From The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 -1834

Herculean efforts by the organisers, and the welcome support of the landowners allowed this fixture to defy the recent atrocious weather. A good sized crowd enjoyed warm Dartmoor sunshine, but it was heavy going both on the track and in the car parks.

DICKY BOB won the Hunt race for the fourth successive year at Cherrybrook, but this time the locally trained grey met with no opposition in his favourite race and only had to walk over to claim the prize.

His day was not over however, and Verity Nicholls also declared her gelding for the Mixed Open, again ridden by Rex Dingle. This time he met with five opponents, but an emphatic 25 lengths success over Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) showed his well being and liking for this course. He started the race as a grey and came back a mud splattered pastel shade of brown. “I don’t have any plans for him but he could possibly go for a hunter chase,” said his delighted owner/trainer.

David Prichard landed a double thanks to Tamarstone and Ballybane.each saddled by Claire Harris who holds the pointing licence for the Kayley Woollacott yard. Tamarstone’s 26-year-old jockey David Prichard was left clear at the last fence in the four to six-year-olds Maiden, as newcomer Minimalistic (Tom Chanin) overjumped and fell when delivering a strong challenge. The winner, owned jointly by Royston Britton, John Gardener and Peter Wade, is a half brother to former prolific winning pointing mare Lucette Annie.

Ballybane retained his unbeaten record for the season, fending off course specialist It’s All Or Nothing and Heaney to win the Confined. “He will have a bit of a break now and we may aim him at the Intermediate hunter chase final at Cheltenham, said owner Melanie Dixon.

Jo Supple had to settle for second place on It’s All Or Nothing in the Confined, but had earlier steered the ex-Irish pointer Newlands Cross to a 15 lengths success over Mountain Las in the Open Maiden. This six-year-old is owned and trained by Culmstock bloodstock agent Tom Malone, who should have no trouble finding a buyer for this sturdy six-year-old by Stowaway

Dean Summersby saddled Honest Deed to follow up his recent Kilworthy success under Darren Edwards in the Intermediate at the expense of front running Prince of Poets. “I thought I had gone too early. He is a nice little horse who travelled and jumped well and would want better ground,” said the jockey, who was partnering his ninth winner of the season.

The Restricted saw jockey Josh Newman rewarded for his 114 miles dash from the meeting at Badbury Rings with a 12 lengths victory on Ed Walker’s progressive mare Wind Tor. The jockey had finished runner-up on one of his two rides at the Dorset track, but a positive ride on Wind Tor ended his afternoon on a high note. This game Midnight Legend six-year-old runs in the colours of the Ed Walker Racing Club.

RESULTS

Results from the Spooners & West Dartmoor fixture

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

Upcoming Event

  • Saturday 14th April 2018 Silverton, Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary EX11 1RJ, 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Saturday 21st April 2018 Dartmoor, Flete Park, Ermington, Ivybridge PL21 9NX, 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 [Rescheduled] Four Burrow, Trebudannon, St.Columb Major TR9 4LP, 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Sunday 29th April 2018 Axe Vale Hunt, Stafford Cross, Seaton EX24 6HZ, 1st Race 1.30pm

 

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RESULTS: SPOONERS & WEST DARTMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT CHERRYBROOK – 8TH APRIL 2018

 

Going; Heavy; Two jumps omitted on each circuit

 

Hunt race (Sponsor –  Condy Mathias, Chartered Accountants)

1 Dicky Bob (Rex Dingle) walked over

Owner; Verity Nicholls; Trainer; Verity Nicholls

 

Open Maiden 4 to 6-year olds only (Charles Stanley)

1 Tamarstone (David Prichard) 5-4 prom til led 15th, left clear last

2 Georges Legacy (Kieren Buckley) 5-1 led til headed 15th, wknd after three out

3 The Dartmoor Rose (Jo Supple) 7-1 held up, lost touch 13th

4 ran; 15l; 10l; 7m 2s

Owner; Royston Britton, John Gardener, Peter Wade; Trainer; Claire Harris

 

Open Maiden (Tyremarks, Tavistock)

1 Newlands Cross (Jo Supple) 1-2 fav made all, stayed on well

2 Mountain Las (Rex Dingle) 9-4 chased winner from 6th, well held from three out

3 ran, only two finished; 15l; 6m 58s

Owner; Tom Malone; Trainer Tom Malone

 

Mixed Open (Rodgers of Plymouth  Ltd)

1 Dicky Bob (Rex Dingle) 1-3 fav handy til led 15th, clear next, easily

2 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) 5-1 led til headed 15th, no extra

3 Inch Rock (Abbie Hughes) 6-1 went 3rd 14th, not trouble leaders

6ran; 25l; 3l;  6m 51s

Owner; Verity Nicholls; Trainer; Verity Nicholls

 

Confined (The Rock Inn, Yelverton)

1 Ballybane (David Prichard) 6-4 jt fav in touch, effort three out, led last, stayed on

2 Its All Or Nothing (Jo Supple) 9-4 prom, led 15th til headed last

3 Heaney (Millie Wonnacott) 6-4 jt fav prom. led 13th til 15th, one pace next

5 ran; 2 1/2l; 3l;  6m 54s

Owner; Melanie Dixon; Trainer; Claire Harris

 

Intermediate (Stags)

1 Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 4-5 fav  tracked ldr, led by passing two out, rdn out 

2 Prince of Poets (Rex Dingle) 6-4 led til headed by passing two out, kept on well

3 High Priority (David Prichard) 4-1 in touch til wknd 13th

 4 ran; 2l; 20l;  7m 16s

Owner; Emma Summersby; Torben Hughes; Nick Banks, Belinda Fuller; Trainer Dean Summersby

Restricted (Active Services)

1 Wind Tor (Josh Newman) 6-4 led 15th, drew clear next, kept on well

2 Missyladie (Thomasina Eyston) evens fav held up, effort 15th, not reach winner

3 Coco Live (David Prichard) 11-1 with ldrs til wknd three out

5 ran; 12l; 8l;;7m 6s

Owner; The Edward Walker Racing Club; Trainer; Ed Walker

VIDEO

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Upcoming Event

  • Saturday 14th April 2018 Silverton, Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary EX11 1RJ, 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Saturday 21st April 2018 Dartmoor, Flete Park, Ermington, Ivybridge PL21 9NX, 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Saturday 28th April 2018 [Rescheduled] Four Burrow, Trebudannon, St.Columb Major TR9 4LP, 1st Race 1.00pm
  • Sunday 29th April 2018 Axe Vale Hunt, Stafford Cross, Seaton EX24 6HZ, 1st Race 1.30pm

 

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