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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: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 8th March 2020

Punters should have sensed they were going to be up against it during the afternoon when the favourite in the opener (two miles flat race) got no more than 100 yards before pulling up . This was Le Slithy Tove, eased from 4-5 to 5-4 having touched 6-4 in a light betting race. Unfortunately the mare appeared to go lame behind and was quickly dismounted. In a good finish Tom Chanin just got his fit looking four-year-old Bravo Buddy ( 15-8 touched 2’s) home. Front runner Grumpy Freya (4’s to 7-2) looked the winner until headed by the winner entering the final furlong. The Grumpy one was coming back in the final strides. Both first and second were making their racecourse debuts.

13 lined up for the young horses Maiden over two and a half miles with Party Tunes (11-10 fav touched 5-4) all the rage after his promising Buckfastleigh run. Darren Edwards soon had him in front and he looked the winner coming down the hill. Don’t Rightly Know (4-1) emerged as the only real challenger going to two out and stayed on strongly after the last to win going away as the favourite hung towards the inside rails. The winner, given a good ride by Chloe Emsley, was making her racecourse debut and this Malinas mare looks a promising chasing type. Say About It (100-8) was unfancied but finished a creditable third. Ahead of the Game (5’s to 4’s) again carried Welsh cash. He must have shown something at home but has left the money behind three times in a row now. The other eye catcher in the ring was Henry’s Regime (6’s to 3’s) who crashed out at half way.

The next jolly to boost the bookies satchels was Roc The Boat (2’s to 6-4) in the Maiden for older horses which saw the longest price winner of the day in The Meters Running (8-1). This gelding was making his seasonal debut but had shown promise last year from the yard of Gordon Chambers. Jake Bament sent the winner clear down the hill to win as he liked. The favourite was never sighted.

Only three turned out for the Mixed Open. Chosen Lucky (5-4) is one of the most consistent pointers in the area and won the battle with his main rival Spencer Moon (evens fav) who was eventually pulled up at the top of the hill when palpably tired. Talk of the South (9-4) chased home Chosen Lucky and can win a race before the ground dries up.

Somewhere To Be was a surprisingly short priced favourite (13-8) for the Novice Riders. He never looked like winning and was eventually pulled up four out. The main gamble here was course winner Syracuse’s Dream (8’s to 4’s) but he faded after showing early pace. At the business end of the race the mare Cloudy Music (4’s touched 9-2) stayed on strongly to give Charlotte Summersby her first winner, coming with a strong run to beat Awesome Tunes (drifted from 5’s to 10’s).

With the rain and hail lashing down, only the needy and the greedy remained for the last race where the four bookies left narrowly outnumbered the punters. Makeapoint (evens) was preferred to Port O’Clock (5-4) in a very weak market. Once again the Welsh lads left their money behind as Port O’Clock repeated his Milborne success as his three rivals all threw the towel in – and who can blame them.

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Report: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 8th March 2020

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“Mud, mud, glorious mud. Nothing quite like it for cooling the blood…”

Flanders & Swann

It was a real Cornish mud bath at this lovely course. I have been going to Great Trethew since it opened in 1986 and have experienced a lot of wet and windy race days, but the ground around the paddock and bookies had the deepest mud I have ever seen, resembling a gooey chocolate cake. Full marks to the organisers whose determination ensured that the meeting went ahead and that entry and exit for all vehicles was as smooth as possible. The going on the track was inevitably heavy with a premium on stamina.

The meeting had been postponed for two weeks due to waterlogging, and it was touch and go again after heavy overnight rain.

Racing was put back for one hour as organisers worked hard to enable medical and veterinary vehicles to get safely round the very soggy track.

Dean Summersby’s yard has been in great form this season, and the Lifton based trainer added three more winners to his tally on this very testing ground. The winner to give the stable most pleasure came in the PPORA Novice Riders’ race as Dean and Emma Summersby’s 16-year-old daughter Charlotte rode her first point-to-point winner on Cloudy Music. This seven-year-old grey mare runs in the colours of John and Sonia Gardener, and was given an exemplary waiting ride as the young jockey, contesting her fourth point-to-point, swooped on runner up Awesome Tunes (Holly-Anne Drowne) approaching the final fence.

“She made a few little mistakes jumping. I waited until the bottom of the hill, gave her a slap and she took off,” reported the delighted jockey, who rode her first pony race winner here three years ago on her first pony ride. Charlotte is a pupil at Launceston College and rides out as much as possible at home.

Chosen Lucky has been a real flag bearer for the Summersby yard and their Little Acres Racing Club in recent seasons. He won his 14th point-to-point in the club’s colours in the Mixed Open, shrugging off the sustained challenge of the Welsh trained favourite Spencer Moon before coasting to an eight lengths success. Talk of the South took the runner up spot as Byron Moorcroft eased the tiring Spencer Moon to a halt at the top of the hill. “Chosen Lucky is genuine. I wanted some cover from Spencer Moon and was pleased when Byron came to me. I poached a bit of ground round the top bend which gave me the advantage from the top of the hill,” remarked winning rider Darren Edwards.

A double for reigning Devon & Cornwall Men’s title holder Edwards, and a treble for the Dean Summersby stable was sealed when Port O’Clock slogged through the mud to take the Restricted. Little could be seen of the first part of this race as one of the frequent squally rain and hail showers swept across the track. In the end the relentless gallop set by Port O’Clock had forced his three rivals into submission, and the gelding, owned by John Gardener and Torben Hughes passed the post solo. Bought as a store in Ireland, the sturdy five-year-old was following up his South Dorset Open Maiden success last month, but an injury last year almost ended his career. “He split his chest when he fell at the Cotley last March,” said the trainer who is in a good position to defend his Area leading trainer championship.

Party Tunes almost made it four on the day for the yard in the Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds, but edged towards the far rails and was overhauled up the finishing climb by newcomer Don’t Rightly Know. Home bred by owner Julian Selby from winning hurdler Thebelloftheball, the winner is trained at Ottery St Mary by Ed Walker. This strong bodied mare stormed up the hill under the talented Chloe Emsley. “She has scope and jumped for fun. She will be even better over three miles,” reported the rider, who was taking her career total into double figures.

The Open Maiden for older horses went to The Meters Running for owner -trainer Gordon Chambers. The Milan gelding’s stamina came into play as he drew right away from his rivals from the top of the hill. Jockey Jake Bament reported that, “He got a bit lonely out in front but just kept galloping.”

Jake Bament was narrowly denied a double in a close finish for the two miles flat race for four and five-year-olds. His mount Grumpy Freya made much of the running, but she was collared close home and was beaten a short head by the well backed Bravo Buddy under Tom Chanin. “He is a bit green but is a super little horse,” remarked the winning jockey who had bought the four-year-old at Tattersalls Fairyhouse sales last year. “He was only broken last August and is a likely hurdler,” said trainer Robert Chanin.

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RESULTS: EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW 8TH MARCH2020

Going Heavy

Point-to-point flat race 2 miles (Sponsor Philip Warren Butchers)

1 Bravo Buddy (Tom Chanin) 15-8 effort 3 furlongs out, led 1 furlong out, hung left nr finish

2 Grumpy Freya (Jake Bament) 7-2 led til joined 3 furlongs out, headed inside last furlong, kept on

3 Dancin Davey (Nathan Vergne) 5-1 in touch til outpaced 4 furlongs out

6 ran; short head – 2l; 4m 19s

 

Open Maiden 4 to 6 year olds 2m 4f (Dawe, Hawken & Dodd, Callington)

1 Don’t Rightly Know (Chloe Emsley) 4-1 held up, hdwy 3 out, strong run to lead flat

2 Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 11-10 fav led til headed flat, hung left closing stages

3 Say About It (Fionn Summers) 12-1 in touch til wknd 3 out

13 ran; 2l; 5l; 5m 54s

 

Open Maiden 7- year-olds & upwards 2m 4f (The King’s Head, Altarnun)

1 The Meters Running (Jake Bament) 8-1 led 12th, went clear 3 out, unchallenged

2 Best To Come (Byron Moorcroft) 3-1 led 10th til 12th wknd rapidly 3 out

3 Shadow Blue (Tom Chanin) 12-1 went remote 3rd 3 out

10 ran; 8l; 20l; 5m 54s

 

Mixed Open (Porsche Centre Exeter)

1 Chosen Lucky (Darren Edwards) 5-4 alwys prom, led 3 out, soon clear, comf

2 Talk of the South (Jake Bament) 9-4 3rd til went 2nd three out, no chance with winner

3 ran; only two finished ; 8l; 7m 16s

 

PPORA Novice Riders Conditions (Group Travel, Bodmin)

1 Cloudy Music (Charlotte Summersby) 4-1 held up, good hdwy four out, strong run to lead apprg last, comf

2 Awesome Tunes (Holly-Anne Drowne) 10-1 always ldrs, disputed lead by passing three out, no extra apprg last

3 Mister Dick (Scott Malson) 4-1 led 14th til after by passing three out, wknd

9 ran; 6l; 2l; 7m 17s

 

Restricted (Jefferys)

1 Port O’Clock (Darren Edwards) evens fav made all, left alone by passing three out

4 ran; winner finished alone 7m 13s

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Entries: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 8th March 2020

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
11:00 Pony Racing
1st 12:00 Flat 4 and 5 years old Race
2nd 12:35 4-6 year olds Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 7 years and over Open Maiden Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Novice Riders Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Note: Entries stand from the original race date, prior to rescheduling

Going Update

Saturday, 7 Mar, 16:54

From East Cornwall clerk of the course, the Great Trethew course is ready for racing tomorrow.

The going update is: Good to soft with one heavy patch. Drying lovely

Friday, 6 Mar, 08:28

No change in the going at Great Trethew, still soft to heavy.

Thurs, 5 Mar, 07:19

Our clerk advises that, with overnight rain on Tuesday, the going is currently soft to heavy.

Owners’ passes will be available on the gate.

Tues, 4 Mar, 09:57

The going remains soft with heavy patches, the top bend is currently good to soft but it is going to be a wet day today.

Sandie Newton will be receiving further updates from their clerk of course tomorrow and Friday.

Sun, 1 Mar, 20:17

Going is currently soft with heavy patches but the top “home” corner is drying nicely

Preview extract:

Racegoers will be hoping that the weather is kind this week and enables the re arranged East Cornwall Hunt meeting to take place at the Great Trethew course on Sunday 8th March. Pony racing heads up the action at 11am and is sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages. The main six race card commences at 12 noon. Over 100 entries have been received.

The course offers excellent viewing facilities. On course beer tent , hot and cold food and refreshments, a number of country trade stands.  Entrance is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car load. Children under 16 free. Location is Menheniot off A38 between Saltash and Liskeard PL14 3PZ.

Pony Racing Entries

138cm (m 5f ) OPEN PONY RACE

Entered pony
1 Rian Corcoran Willow The Wisp
2 Lowan Cruise Mills Cwmgwaun Dinas Boy (2)
3 Margot Scudamore Churchill
4 Bruce Vaughan Avalon Dancer
5 Taylor Fisher Oh My Days
6 Edward Vaughan The Gentle Touch
7 Artemis Morgan Menedh Jumping Jack Flash
8 Katherine Sprake Little Replacement
NR Freddie Fletcher Dowhills Master Alfie

148cm (m 9f ) OPEN

Entered Pony
1 Lowan Cruise Mills Chico
2 Kelsie Beilby I’m Making It
3 Freddie Curtis Goldwell’s Gucci (IRE)
4 Taylor Fisher Snubinette
5 Ruby Fisher-Barnett She’sagoodun
6 Walter Fisher-barnett Miss Dolly
7 Artemis Morgan Tarka
NR Beau Morgan Follow The Star

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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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List of Races Next Race

Race 1 – Flat 4 and 5 years old Race

# Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 BRAVO BUDDY (IRE) NR Robert Chanin
2 BUCKSKIN (IRE) NR John Priday
3 CAN’T SAY NR Pam Roffe-Silvester
4 CARTER THE KING NR William Twiston-Davies
5 DANCIN DAVEY NR Jazmin Hosgood
6 0 FAIRLEY EQUAL 0 Zoe Hawkins
7 FEVERTRE (IRE) NR Nicola Martin
8 GRUMPY FREYA NR Chris Honour
9 HARDY HUNTER NR Stephanie Hunter
10 INDIGO BREEZE (FR) NR Gearoid Costelloe
11 -4 LE SLITHY TOVE (FR) 25+ Leslie Jefford
12 MULTISTORY NR Laura Horsfall
13 SALVINO (IRE) NR Ben Clarke
14 TIPSY HALL NR Christopher Barber
15 VALENTINES JEWEL (IRE) NR Ian Chanin
16 WHAT A PLEASURE NR Alan Walter

Preview extract

This meeting holds an exciting point-to-point Flat race for four and five year olds, and  is a good opportunity to see some potential stars of the future. This has been kindly sponsored by Philip Warren Butchers. Most of the 16 entries are experiencing their first time racing, although Le Slithy Tove has the benefit of a fair effort at Barbury Castle in December and could go well for jockey Millie Wonnacott. Trainer Nicky Martin has an interesting five year old entered named Fevertre, and should be high in the market, also Chris Honour’s Grumpy Freya catches the eye. The four year old’s entered do get a decent weight allowance and market support would be worth following for Indigo Breeze (Gearoid Costelloe), Bravo Buddy (Robert Chanin) also Tipsy Hall for trainer Chris Barber.


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Race 2 – 4-6 year olds Open Maiden Race

# Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 *37-pu3 AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE) 25 Byron Moorcroft
2 u233-u3 ARCTIC MILLY 32 Leslie Jefford
3 *0fp-u BEECHER (IRE) 0 Oliver Brissenden
4 3/34/42- BUSINESSMAN (IRE) 31+ Leslie Jefford
5 /ufp4- CHETOMIAN (IRE) 11 Ian Chanin
6 CLOSE FRIEND (IRE) NR Gearoid Costelloe
7 6322-523 COTTAGE ROSE 32 John Heard
8 DON’T RIGHTLY KNOW NR Edward Walker
9 *665p4-p EDABEAN (IRE) 0 Byron Moorcroft
10 p-p EZILANA (FR) 0 Sam Holdsworth
11 62*3- HENRY’S REGIME NR Mervyn Woodward
12 /43-6u I PREFERE DIAMONDS (IRE) 26 Robert Chanin
13 /6p8p- JOHNNY B (IRE) NR Pam Roffe-Silvester
14 /pp-pp MINELLA DEVIL (IRE) 0 Lee Glanville
15 /5355-34 MRS DAVIES (IRE) 30 Thomas Malone
16 *8/68/-pu MYBOYSAM 15 Victoria Sleep
17 *8575p- OYSTER PERCH NR Louise Kittow
18 p4pu-2 PARTY TUNES (IRE) 33+ Dean Summersby
19 *03546/- SAY ABOUT IT NR Roy Smith
20 22-2u SO SOCKSY (FR) 32+ Ben Clarke
21 -pp SOMETIME LATER (IRE) 0 Camilla Greenwood
22 *7098- SUPREME SOVIET (IRE) NR Ryan Chapman
23 0/4642-p SUZIE STAPLES 20? Stuart Sampson
24 /p5p-7 TAKEABID (IRE) 16 Stuart Sampson
25 -p TERMINAFOND (FR) 6 Sam Holdsworth
26 TIP TOP MOUNTAIN (IRE) NR Ian Chanin
27 TOP CLICHE NR Jill Dennis
28 YIPEE KAI AYE NR Sam Holdsworth

Preview extract

The Dawe Hawken & Dodd Open Maiden race for 4,5 & 6yr olds holds 28 entries and could well be divided on the day. Les Jefford holds two entries with Upcott Cross runner up Businessman, and Artic Milly who ran one length second to Cottage Rose at Wadebridge in February, both go well for Millie Wonnacott. Team Summersby has entered Party Tunes, another who holds strong claims after his three and a quarter-length second under Darren Edwards, to Freezing Point at Buckfastleigh. Henry’s Regime looks interesting after his third in a Bumper flat race at Taunton and is now trained and ridden by Merv Woodward.


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Race 3 – 7 years and over Open Maiden Race

# Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 *34u75-3 ALL KINGS (IRE) 32? Bob Buckler
2 /333333- ARTIC FEVER (IRE) NR Dean Summersby
3 ppuf3p/- ASKRUMOR (IRE) 27? Chris Cox
4 *u/97p9p- BALLYCANEW (IRE) NR Emma Watson
5 40224-fr BEST TO COME (IRE) 27? Byron Moorcroft
6 *0-/r4f-f5 BET ON BETTY 26+ Christine Gray
7 934/p6-p BURNING DESIRE (IRE) 22? Deborah Treneer
8 *305-53d CHICAGO LADY (IRE) 31 Leslie Jefford
9 /25p-2 EXHIBIT A (IRE) 31 Laura Parker
10 pp45-6p HATARI (IRE) 11 Camilla Greenwood
11 /678/pp- KRISTEN ELLER 0 Robert Chanin
12 fp-p MISS NIGHTINGALE 0 Will Biddick
13 *647p-p MONK’S VIEW 0 Major Harry Wallace
14 54-47u4 MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) 26 Sue Brown
15 *80805/- OYSTER PEARL (IRE) NR Joe Tickle
16 p3/p344- RAGGED DREAM (FR) 24 Hannah Welch
17 3- ROC THE BOAT 20+ Jennifer Boucher
18 450/505- SHADOW BLUE (IRE) 24 Amanda Maller
19 /48-u THE DEVON DUMPLING 23 Sam Holdsworth
20 /p/6p3- THE METERS RUNNING(IRE) 28+ Gordon Chambers
21 WONDER FLOW NR Helen Bament

Preview extract

In the Open Maiden for 7yrs and over Exhibit A for the Laura Parker team could improve for their third at Wadebridge. Oyster Pearl looks to have the booking of Will Biddick to ride for trainer Joe Tickle who could find the key to this young mares potential. This race is sponsored by The Kings Head & Prydis.


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Race 4 – Mixed Open Race

# Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 p1ppp-pp AULD SPORT (IRE) 30? Richard Morgan
2 4p44/165- BELHARBOUR TWO (IRE) 38 Heidi Lewis
3 171/2///-3 BRADLEY BROOK (IRE) 43? Nicola Martin
4 /11131-31 CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) 42 Dean Summersby
5 44/12p1-1 GOLDBURY (IRE) 41+ Laura Parker
6 12/21321- HEANEY (IRE) 44 Claire Wonnacott
7 111p/312- HONEST DEED (IRE) 43 Dean Summersby
8 u8/58531- IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 40 Lee Glanville
9 *2p5/pp-2 MILLANSIE BOY 43 Neil McLean
10 332-pp21 MISTER DICK (FR) 37? Jason Warner
11 1112-111 NAVANMAN (IRE) 46 John Heard
12 f3342p0-p O MAONLAI (IRE) 36? Rebecca Welch
13 222121-p RAMBLE ON (IRE) 41? Luke Price
14 1/42142-2 SIXTEEN LETTERS (IRE) 42 Neil McLean
15 111/1212- SPENCER MOON (IRE) 42 Luke Price
16 *211pp/-4 TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE) 41 Gordon Chambers
17 *514/8p7- TANIT RIVER (IRE) NR Abbi Vaughan
18 252-11 THE GALLOPING BEAR 38+ Ben Clarke
19 2111-243 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) 42 Thomas Malone
20 *3ffp/p-31 THREE FACES WEST (IRE) 44 Bethen Childs

Preview extract

The Porsche Centre at Exeter sponsor the Mixed Open which has attracted 20 entries.   Navanman for trainer John Heard would looked to have set the standard having already clocked up a seasons treble, but had a hard race at Wadebridge when finishing third and may need more time before returning. Spencer Moon is the highest rated, could make the trip down from Luke Price’s yard. He won his maiden here in 2017 and followed up with another ten Point wins and a Hunter Chase win at Fontwell to add to his form. He may need the run first time out this  season. Three Faces West catches the eye having stayed on well to win recently at Buckfastleigh for trainer Bethan Childs and jockey Nathan Vergne. They then ran eight lengths second at Badbury Rings and should be there at the finish. With The Galloping Bear (Ben Clarke) on a season double, and Goldbury’s Intermediate win at Wadebridge (Laura Parker) also puts them in the mix if progressing.


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Race 5 – Novice Riders Race

# Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 23132-fp AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 37? Carly Mather
2 4/pp35-p BALLYCASH (IRE) 34 Ben Clarke
3 *0fp-u BEECHER (IRE) 0 Oliver Brissenden
4 5242p-p5 BEUVRON (FR) 37? Sam Holdsworth
5 4/564160- BOHER CALL (IRE) 39 Helen Bament
6 *4753-pp BOND’S CONQUEST 24? Camilla Greenwood
7 21323-4u CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 38 Dean Summersby
8 32222-43 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 38 Dean Summersby
9 *75//-p04 HEAVEN SCENT 0 Amber Jackson-Fennell
10 22431/-f4 INCH ROCK (IRE) 39? Ed Walker
11 332-pp21 MISTER DICK (FR) 37? Jason Warner
12 337f63-54 SKYLANDER (IRE) 36 Robert Chanin
13 1p/2pfp-3 SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE) 39 Rebecca Welch
14 111/1212- SPENCER MOON (IRE) 42 Luke Price
15 3531643- SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR) 37 Deborah Treneer
16 2111-243 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) 42 Thomas Malone

Preview extract

In the PPORA Novice Riders race which is sponsored by Group Travel, team Summersby is again double handed with Cloudy Music and Clondaw Bunny. Cloudy Music ran well last season with some decent runner up places on four occasions, and looks a good schoolmaster for Charlotte Summersby who will be looking to improve on their place form this season and clock up her first victory. Clondaw Bunny was an unlucky unseat at Larkhill in January, and could again have the booking of promising young jockey Connor Houlihan who himself rode a double at the February Wadebridge meeting. Inch Rock for the Ed Walker team looks the main danger, having previously won his Restricted race at this course, and his recent close third behind stable mate winner Wind Tor at Wadebridge last month under jockey Pippa Glanville must be respected.


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Race 6 – Restricted Race

# Name Form Race_Comments Rating
1 ALICE’S STAR p45p5-73 Won Irish maiden 2018;Placed Rests(4L 2nd)Dist 7th to Neetside Corn Club Rest; 42L 3rd latest; acts gd/heavy 32?
2 AULD SPORT (IRE) p1ppp-pp Failed to complete in Irish Ptps;Won Cotley 2m4f maiden 2019 on only completion(from 9 starts) acts gd/firm 30?
3 DIPLOMATICO (USA) 4133p-up Easy winner of Tedworth maiden (4 ran) well beaten(40L+) in Rest since;pu last S.Dorset Rest;front runs 29
4 GEORGES LEGACY 1pp5fp-8p Dam won 2 Hurdles;5L winner Tiverton Mares maiden;struggled in Rests after; well behind Corn Club Rest Dec 33?
5 GIO’S GIRL 1/-22 Dam won 6;Won 2m4f maiden 2018; 10L 2nd Corn Club Rest& 1L+ 2nd to Five Gold Bars Modbury Rest;chances 36+
6 IUSETALUVHERONCE (IRE) *66p-13p Runner up in 2 Irish 2m hurdles in 2017;5L winner of Dunsmore maiden & 25L 3rd Ffos Las Rest; acts gd/soft 33
7 MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE) 5p/99-1p Modest hurlder/Chaser(18L 3rd in 3m hurdle)Left clear in Dunsmore Maiden & pu in Larkhill Rest; acts on soft 27
8 MAKEAPOINT (IRE) 433/22/- Irish Maiden winner Dec 2015;often placed after(1/2L 2nd in winners Race) 2018; misssed last season; soft/heavy NR
9 MINELLA BEAG (IRE) 53-1 Dam won hurdle; Beat Boss Baby neck in Tiverton Mares maiden(kept on well) acts soft/heavy;stays well;chances 35+
10 NICKELSONTHEDIME (IRE) *22/-31 Runner up 2NHflat (4L & 7L) Nov 2018;Beat Cottage Rose 10L in N.Cornwall maiden; acts on soft; improving 35+
11 PORT O’CLOCK (IRE) 5fp-1 Dam won Irish Ptp;beat Tristan de Gane 5L in Milbourne 3m maiden (made all) acts on soft;May go close 36+
12 UPTON FUNK (IRE) p/4p4/p1- 11L 4th in Irish maiden 2017;Beat Willaldoo 5L in Vauterhill maiden (gd/firm) 2019; may improve further 33

Preview extract

Finally up is the Jeffreys-sponsored Restricted race in which another Ed Walker-trained recruit catches the eye in Gio’s Girl. She won her maiden at Flete Park, then missed a season and came back with a 10 length second to Neetside at Wadebridge in December, followed by a length second to Five Gold Bars at Buckfastleigh in January under Will Biddick. Minella Beag is another option here for the Walker/Biddick combination, and could well follow up on their maiden win at Chipley Park in January, although the jockey may have ride commitments at the Charlton Horethorne meeting.

Preview: East Cornwall Point-to-Point, Great Trethew Sunday 8 March 2020

Written by: Donna Harris

Racegoers will be hoping that the weather is kind this week and enables the re arranged East Cornwall Hunt meeting to take place at the Great Trethew course on Sunday 8th March. Pony racing heads up the action at 11am and is sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages. The main six race card commences at 12 noon. Over 100 entries have been received.

This meeting holds an exciting point-to-point Flat race for four and five year olds, and  is a good opportunity to see some potential stars of the future. This has been kindly sponsored by Philip Warren Butchers. Most of the 16 entries are experiencing their first time racing, although Le Slithy Tove has the benefit of a fair effort at Barbury Castle in December and could go well for jockey Millie Wonnacott. Trainer Nicky Martin has an interesting five year old entered named Fevertre, and should be high in the market, also Chris Honour’s Grumpy Freya catches the eye. The four year old’s entered do get a decent weight allowance and market support would be worth following for Indigo Breeze (Gearoid Costelloe), Bravo Buddy (Robert Chanin) also Tipsy Hall for trainer Chris Barber.

The Porsche Centre at Exeter sponsor the Mixed Open which has attracted 20 entries.   Navanman for trainer John Heard would looked to have set the standard having already clocked up a seasons treble, but had a hard race at Wadebridge when finishing third and may need more time before returning. Spencer Moon is the highest rated, could make the trip down from Luke Price’s yard. He won his maiden here in 2017 and followed up with another ten Point wins and a Hunter Chase win at Fontwell to add to his form. He may need the run first time out this  season. Three Faces West catches the eye having stayed on well to win recently at Buckfastleigh for trainer Bethan Childs and jockey Nathan Vergne. They then ran eight lengths second at Badbury Rings and should be there at the finish. With The Galloping Bear (Ben Clarke) on a season double, and Goldbury’s Intermediate win at Wadebridge (Laura Parker) also puts them in the mix if progressing.

The Dawe Hawken & Dodd Open Maiden race for 4,5 & 6yr olds holds 28 entries and could well be divided on the day. Les Jefford holds two entries with Upcott Cross runner up Businessman, and Artic Milly who ran one length second to Cottage Rose at Wadebridge in February, both go well for Millie Wonnacott. Team Summersby has entered Party Tunes, another who holds strong claims after his three and a quarter-length second under Darren Edwards, to Freezing Point at Buckfastleigh. Henry’s Regime looks interesting after his third in a Bumper flat race at Taunton and is now trained and ridden by Merv Woodward.

In the Open Maiden for 7yrs and over Exhibit A for the Laura Parker team could improve for their second at Wadebridge. Oyster Pearl looks to have the booking of Will Biddick to ride for trainer Joe Tickle who could find the key to this young mares potential. This race is sponsored by The Kings Head & Prydis.

In the PPORA Novice Riders race which is sponsored by Group Travel, team Summersby is again double handed with Cloudy Music and Clondaw Bunny. Cloudy Music ran well last season with some decent runner up places on four occasions, and looks a good schoolmaster for Charlotte Summersby who will be looking to improve on their place form this season and clock up her first victory. Clondaw Bunny was an unlucky unseat at Larkhill in January, and could again have the booking of promising young jockey Conor Houlihan who himself rode a double at the February Wadebridge meeting. Inch Rock for the Ed Walker team looks the main danger, having previously won his Restricted race at this course, and his recent close third behind stable mate winner Wind Tor at Wadebridge last month under jockey Pippa Glanville must be respected.

Finally up is the Jeffreys-sponsored Restricted race in which another Ed Walker-trained recruit catches the eye in Gio’s Girl. She won her maiden at Flete Park, then missed a season and came back with a 10 length second to Neetside at Wadebridge in December, followed by a length second to Five Gold Bars at Buckfastleigh in January under Will Biddick. Minella Beag is another option here for the Walker/Biddick combination, and could well follow up on their maiden win at Chipley Park in January, although the jockey may have ride commitments at the Charlton Horethorne meeting.

The course offers excellent viewing facilities. On course beer tent , hot and cold food and refreshments, a number of country trade stands.  Entrance is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car load. Children under 16 free. Location is Menheniot off A38 between Saltash and Liskeard PL14 3PZ.

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East Cornwall course preparations well underway

FURTHER POSTPONEMENTS FOR THE EAST DEVON AT BISHOPS COURT WITH REARRANGED DATES ANNOUNCED FOR EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW

Unfortunately, following an inspection at Bishops Court it was unanimously agreed that the ground conditions meant that it would still be unraceable next weekend (1st March). Therefore the following new dates have been agreed subject to conditions and new officials being found:

  • Saturday 7th March East Devon at Bishops Court. Entries will open at normal time for that weekend (up until Monday 2nd March)
  • Sunday 8th March East Cornwall at Great Trethew. Entries will stand

Subject to conditions and new officials being found

EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW CANCELLED, WESTERN HUNT AT WADEBRIDGE INTENDING TO FILL ITS PLACE

Unfortunately, due to the ground conditions, the East Cornwall Foxhounds have been forced to cancel its point to point at Great Trethew this coming Sunday 23rd February, and is now looking for another date. The Western point to point at Wadebridge, which had been abandoned, is now intending to run in its place on Sunday due to a gap in the calendar, if it can find the necessary officials. This meeting is will be a great day so please support it!

Entries will stand in both cases.

The PPA and PPSA are doing all that they can in these very difficult conditions to support the fixtures and innovative ideas that are being proposed. However, it is very difficult to put on fixtures, or change dates, at short notice due to the requirements these days. If you can help in any way, please do not hesitate to offer your assistance to your local fixture. In particular, we have a shortage of available doctors for some rearranged meetings.

https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk/news_articles/east-cornwall-at-great-trethew-cancelled-western-hunt-at-wadebridge-intending-to-fill-its-place

East Cornwall Point-To-Point Weatherbys entry fee and passes update

Sandie Newton has advised that the East Cornwall Weatherbys entry fees are to be increased to £34 and £19 respectively for 2020, and not as set out in the planner at £33 and £18. The increase is due to Weatherbys increasing their rate this season, the old rates were erroneously included in the planner and the East Cornwall are not actually increasing their entry fee.

In addition no entry passes will be sent out, but passes will be left on the gate so owners must let the gate person know the name of their horse.