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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES CO LTD – FLETE PARK

It was good to see three bookies at Flete, with Joe Oliver joining Dave Phillips and Rich Pittard in the firing line. We should have known it was not going to be a day for the punters when a couple of unconsidered outsiders fought out the finish of the opening Maiden race. That result was enough to stop me betting for the afternoon.

I thought that the Tom Ellis trained grey Festin D’un Soir (6-4 jt fav) looked the pick of the paddock in the opener, but he was no betting proposition at such short odds. His form in Ireland last autumn was nothing to get excited about and it was not to be an evening feast. In-form jockey Jack Andrews always had him in a good position and he looked the winner coming down the hill, only to run out of steam after two out. He could not go with the Tommie O’Brien ridden Lucky Lucarno (7’s out to 12’s with no form to commend him) and Gunner Vic (13-2 out to 12’s). It was Lucky Lucarno who just got his head in front reaching the judge.

Dr Time (4-6 to 4-5) held favouritism in the Restricted in his bid to follow up his Maiden win on this track two weeks previously. His general form hardly merited odds-on, but he was always in pole position and readily drew away from Thewinnertakeitall (5-1) to win easily. Third placed Dancing Dave was friendless out from 6’s to 10’s and never threatened the leaders.

Dr Time ridden by James King (farside) flanked by Thewinnertakeitall and Darren Edwards (nearside) on his way to winning the Restricted
Dr Time ridden by James King (farside) flanked by Thewinnertakeitall and Darren Edwards (nearside) on his way to winning the Restricted

The shock of the day came in the four miles Ladies’ Open when dear old Southfield Theatre (1-4 to 1-3), after dominating throughout, had no answer as Board of Trade (4-1) pounced on him on the run-in thanks to a well judged ride from Chloe Emsley.

In the Conditions race For Rita (5-4 to 6-4 fav), a nippy looking mare, had obviously handled the downhill run at Aldington to win her Restricted recently. She was probably at home on the gradients here and almost merited a bet at 6-4. James King eased her clear here from the top of the hill to win unchallenged. Runner up Wotzizname (10’s out to 20’s), a former winning chaser under rules for Harry Fry, stayed on steadily for his novice rider without getting too involved. There was money for Mahler Style (4’s to 2’s). She has winning form but had not run since October. She was switched off early by Biddick, but faded tamely when asked at the business end.

Cloudy Music (6-4 to 4-5 fav) was expected to maintain the good form of the Dean Summersby yard in the Novice Riders race, but she has become a bit inconsistent lately and never really threatened. The race, went to Skylander (6-1), giving 16-year-old jockey Otis Morgan a first success in the event run in memory of his late sister Artemis. Skylander is a first class schoolmaster and this was a very apt and poignant success for Otis and his family.

Otis Morgan jumping the last on Skylander to win the win the Artemis Morgan Happiest When Hunting Devon and Cornwall Novice Riders Conditions race
Otis Morgan jumping the last on Skylander to win the win the Artemis Morgan Happiest When Hunting Devon and Cornwall Novice Riders Conditions race

Sheldon Cooper (2’s to evens) displaced The Rosary Flyer (6-4) as favourite at the last minute in the getting out stakes. However it was the flyer who got to the judge in front to secure this Maiden . He cost £45,000 as a three-year-old and had proved a costly disappointment for the Skeltons under rules.

Have you heard the one about the bookie who gave a punter his money back? Well this happened at Flete when a punter, after placing a £100 bet realised he had backed the wrong horse and asked for his money back just before the start. By this time of course the bookie had hedged the bet, but obligingly gave the punter half his stake money back. Incidentally the horse lost. For this bit of gossip, I am indebted to the astute Simon Nott who sums up the betting market for the excellent Area live streaming TV team.

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

CORNELIUS LYSAGHT REFLECTS ON A FAIRY-TALE SUCCESS AT FLETE PARK

The story of Otis Morgan pulling off a fairy-tale success in the race staged to remember and celebrate his late sister Artemis will live long in the memory, and is such a terrific illustration of the kind of poignant result that British sport as a whole, but all aspects of horseracing in particular, regularly achieve.

In 40 years of reporting I long ago lost count of the amount of times that horses seem to have an instinct for what’s required, and consequently put their best foot forward to help to light up an otherwise dark and difficult situation, and this example would rate right up there amongst the most striking.

Ahead of the Conditions race at Flete Park, named in honour of Artemis, a young rider with ambitions aplenty – so completely appropriate that those conditions revolved around novice riders from the Devon and Cornwall point-to-pointing area in which she had thrived – Otis spoke to me on the Live Feed of about having a number of mounts during the course of the Totnes and Bridgetown Races Company fixture, but, obviously, one stood out.

And with commendable poise on what must have been an afternoon of high emotion, he concluded by saying that he was “hoping to have some of my sister’s courage on my side…and hopefully I might come out with a place”.

Despite reversals in earlier races, to the delight of the Morgan family and to the large number of their friends amongst the limited crowd permitted, Otis and Skylander actually strolled home into first place with a 30-length advantage over their closest pursuers after being left clear by a faller at the third last; I’m sure I was not the only one who felt I was riding, nervously and a tiny bit tearfully, over the final two fences along with the jockey and his horse.

Well wishers gathered around the transmission area as Otis gave his debrief, and spontaneous applause rang out as he finished, continuing in the winners’ circle, as the Morgans received well-earned trophies.

A genuine dream result: that the success was the rider’s first point-to-pointing just added to the occasion – with Artemis’ courage – and more – clearly behind him the first of quite a few I suspect.

<em><strong>Cornelius Lysaght </strong></em>
Cornelius Lysaght 

Broadcaster – Journalist – Writer – Presenter – Voiceover Artist – Event Host

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

REPORT – FLETE PARK RACES (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES CO LTD)

FLETE PARK REPORT WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Stars can’t shine without darkness”

D H Sidebottom, mum and author from Derbyshire

The Novice Riders’ race is not normally the highlight of a point-to-point meeting, but it took centre stage amidst poignant scenes on the six-race card at Flete Park, a fixture which received significant sponsorship from the Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Ltd

The race in question was called the Artemis Morgan Happiest When Hunting Devon & Cornwall Novice Riders Conditions Race. This mouthful of a title however meant so much to the local community, since the race was held in memory of a 13-year-old girl who lost her life last April in a tragic accident near her home at Buckfastleigh.

Artemis had been a keen pony racing participant, and the race run in her memory resulted in a fairy tale scenario as her 16-year-old brother, Otis, steered Skylander home to win by a distance. This was a first pointing success on his fifth ride for the young jockey, who, like his sister had competed in pony races and was cheered on by a host of ex-pony race riders.

“I wasn’t sure who was behind me so I just kicked on. To win my sisters race was the great thing and I hope that Arty is looking down now, said an emotional Otis afterwards.” Skylander was winning for the ninth time in his career and now runs in the colours of the Dartmoor Racing Club, run by mum Joanna and trained by father Richard.

The four miles Skinner’s Ladies Open produced a form upset as long odds-on favourite Southfield Theatre was collared on the run-in by the Ed Walker trained Board of Trade. “He loved it, travelled really well and battled to the line,” enthused winning jockey Chloe Emsley, partnering her fifth winner of the season.

Local successes were few and far between in the other races. Warwickshire trainer Francesca Nimmo collected a double thanks to Dr Time in the Print Concern Restricted and For Rita, who sailed home in the Brewin Dolphin Conditions Race. James King had the mount on both these winners to stretch his lead in the Men’s championship over Will Biddick, who drew a blank from his two rides

Dr Time led from half way before shrugging off the Darren Edwards ridden Thewinnertakeitall coming down the hill to follow up his course win two weeks ago. Representing his wife Fran, Charlie Poste said of the winner, “He was very nimble and accurate with his jumping.”

For Rita is quite a small mare, but had too much pace for her nine rivals to secure the stable double in the Conditions race. Charlie Poste reported, “We bought her cheaply in Ireland. She is now owned by a small syndicate called The Picnic Partnership. She is a lovely filly and was more impressive today. The cut in the ground helped.”

Sheldon Cooper started evens favourite to give James King a treble in the Whitehouse Farm Maiden over two and a half miles. Despite a healthy lead at the penultimate, King’s mount ran out of stamina on the climb to the post as The Rosary Flyer swept past under another in-form jockey Jack Andrews.

A four hours journey from his yard near Rugby paid off for winning owner/trainer Tom Ellis, currently running away with the Foran Equine point-to-point trainers’ championship, and fresh from saddling a hunter chase winner under Jack Andrews the previous evening at Cheltenham. He said, “I wasn’t too confident but told Jack to get him into the race today. He is not an easy horse and didn’t handle it at Mollington the other day.”

Martin and Jane Wanless sent Lucky Lucarno from their base near Stratford on Avon to take the three miles Marchand Petit Maiden under Tommie O’Brien, whose prelude to Flete had been a double on the previous evening at Cheltenham. The winner had shown modest form under rules with Sue Smith, and just got the better of fellow 12-1 outsider Gunner Vic after jumping the last.

FLETE PARK RACES, Saturday 1st May 2021.

Cover Photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

RESULTS – FLETE PARK RACES (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES CO LTD) – SATURDAY 1st MAY 2021

Going: Good, Good to soft in places (watered)

Maiden (Sponsored by Marchand Petit and Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

  1. Lucky Lucarno (Tommie O’Brien) 12-1 steady hdwy from three out, led last 50 yards
  2. Gunner Vic (Fionn Summers) 12-1 held up, effort three out, led last, headed last 50 yards
  3. Festin D’un Soir (Jack Andrews (6-4 jt fav) led 11th til wknd apprg last

8 ran; neck ; 10l; 6m 50s

Restricted (Print Concern supports the NHS)

  1. Dr Time (James King) 4-5 fav made most, clear 15th, easily
  2. Thewinnertakeitall (Darren Edwards) 5-1 disp ld 5th-11th, outpaced three out, mistake last
  3. Dancing Dave (Chloe Emsley) 12-1 never near ldrs, went 3rd apprg last

8 ran; 10l; 5l; 6m 47s

Ladies’ Open Four miles (Skinner’s & Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

  1. Board of Trade (Chloe Emsley) 4-1 chased ldr 17th, disp ld last, led last 75 yds
  2. Southfield Theatre (Lily Bradstock) 1-3 fav clear lead til pressed two out, headed last 75 yards
  3. Unioniste (Ella Orttewell) 4-1 chased ldr 2nd til 17th, one pace

5 ran; 1 ½ l; distance; 8m 51s

Conditions 2m 4f (Brewin Dolphin)

1 For Rita (James King) 6-4 fav led 12th, soon clear, easily

2 Wotzizname (Megan Bevan) 20-1 rear til hdwy 11th, took 2nd flat

3 Mahler Style (Will Biddick) 2-1 held up, effort three out, every chance til wknd apprg last

Novice Riders’ Conditions Artemis Morgan Memorial (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

  1. Skylander (Otis Morgan) 6-1 led 7th, clear after three out, unchallenged
  2. Guerrilla Tactics (Finn Muirhead) 10-1 behind til late hdwy to take 2nd nr finish
  3. Cloudy Music (Charlotte Summersby) 4-5 fav chased ldrs, left 20l 2nd three out, lost 2nd nr finish

Maiden 2m 4f (Whitehouse Farm & Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

  1. The Rosary Flyer (Jack Andrews) 6-4 held up, hdwy 15th, effort two out, led last, comf
  2. Sheldon Cooper (James King) evens fav led 11th til apprg last, wknd
  3. Oyster Pearl (Lucy Mager) 7-2 led til 11th, lost place 14th

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

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

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

Printable version of the Flete Park Races Racecard

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

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

Flete Park Races Course Updates:

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

Flete Park Races Preview extract:

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

Flete Park Races Live Stream

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

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

Flete Park Races Telephone Betting

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

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

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

Flete Park Races Green and Amber zone entry tickets

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

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

Flete Park Races ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=took no part
©=course winner   

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entries at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2019/20 form from 2018/19 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2017/18 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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

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

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


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

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

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Race 1 – Marchand Petit Maiden (NWFAA) Race

Runs off 12st with No Weight For Age Allowance

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

Flete Park Races Preview extract

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


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Race 2 – Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race

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

Flete Park Races Preview extract

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DARTMOOR AT FLETE PARK

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

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

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

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

Robert Browning, English poet 1812-1889

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Credits: Athwenna Irons/WMN

RESULTS – FLETE RACES (DARTMOOR) AT FLETE PARK 17TH APRIL 2021

GOING; GOOD, GOOD TO FIRM IN PLACES (WATERED)

HUNT RACE (Sponsor; Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company)

  1. Journey Juice (Chloe Emsley) 4-5 fav hdwy three out, disp lead last, clear flat
  2. Bay To Go (James Armstrong) 14-1 made most til joined last, no extra flat
  3. It’s A Steal (Pippa Glanville) 6-4 led early, lost place three out, left 3rd two out

5 ran; 2l; 6l;  6m 3s

The Otters are back, winning with Journey Juice in the members race

RESTRICTED (Wainhomes)

  1. Cottage Rose (Darren Andrews) 12-1 led after three out, stayed on well
  2. Boygochasing (George Hiscock) 8-1 hung left, led three out til wide on bend, not recover
  3. Our Grey Boy (Josh Cameron) 5-1 led 2nd til three out, wknd

8 ran; 2l; 8l;  6m 36s

MIXED OPEN LORD MILDMAY MEMORIAL CUP 4 MILES (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company)

  1. Know The Score (Martin McIntyre) 10-1 stdy hdwy three out, effort next, led nr finish
  2. Ramble On (Byron Moorcroft) 5-2 led 4th til headed nr finish,
  3. Where’s Wilma (Matt Hampton) 6-1midfield,  good late hdwy, stayed on well

11 ran; 2l ;  1/2l   7m 48s

MAIDEN 4 AND 5-YEAR OLDS 2M 4F (Francis Clark)

  1. Swearer (Darren Edwards) 5-2 held up, prog to lead two out, soon clear
  2. Ribo A Irep (Chloe Emsley) 7-2 disp lead til after three out, rallied but no extra apprg last
  3. Nuova Vita (Josh Newman) 5-2 disputed lead til apprg two out, outpaced

4 ran; 5l; 4l;  5m 30s

OWNER / TRAINER CONDITIONS (Oriental Club)

  1. Bridge of Spies (Conor Houlihan) 2-1 held up, led four out, v easily
  2. Unioniste (Will Biddick) 7-4 jt fav led til four out, grad wknd
  3. Kelvingrove (Byron Moorcroft) 7-4 jt fav niggled along, 3rd from three out, no progress

6 ran; 10l;  1 1/2l;  6m 37s

CONDITIONS – ELIZABETH MAY MEMORIAL (Full Circle Motors)

  1. Syracuse’s Dream  (Barnaby Treneer) 14-1 made virtually all, headed briefly 14, ran on gamely
  2. Board of Trade (Will Biddick) 7-2 chased leader, sustained chall two out, no extra flat
  3. Cloudy Music (Charlotte Summersby) 6-4 fav started slowly, struggling in last mostly

5 ran;  2 1/2l; 20l;   6m 41s

MAIDEN (Luscombe May)

  1. Dr Time (Josh Newman0 5-4 fav prom, led after two out, soon clear, easily
  2. Jimmy Tew (Darren Edwards) 5-1 chased ldrs, went 2nd apprg last
  3. Aracaras (Byron Moorcroft) 5-1 led til two out, soon no extra

13 ran;  15l; 5l;  6m 31s

Photo Credits:
Cover, Athwenna Irons/WMN
Stephen Wensley/PointingDC

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)

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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

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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

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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

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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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