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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW ON SUNDAY 27 FEBRUARY 2022

Two divisions on the day resulted in eight races at a mercifully dry Great Trethew, The nine bookies lined up against the paddock rails had plenty of chances to relieve the punters of their Cornish pasty money.

This is a splendid, atmospheric, point-to-point course which invariably puts on competitive racing.  This year with eight puzzles to solve it was not easy for punters. 

A quiet first race market (point to point bumper) saw the well touted Talimar Pearl (6-4 to evens) trail in last of nine. Not exactly the hors d’oeuvres  I had anticipated. Valereum Bridge (5-1) was a worthy winner with Josh Newman just fending off the late run of 8-1 chance In Exell (Fly McIntryre)

Some of the faces got stuck in to the previously unraced four-year-old Doc McCoy in the first young horses Maiden. I learnt from the trainer afterwards that this Getaway gelding had worked like a rocket at home. Too late for me then, but the ones in the know were up and down the line with a host of £100 bets at all rates from 6 to 1 to 5-4. He was most impressive, storming well clear down the hill to put a lot of daylight between himself and Looking For Larry (10-1) in a fast time. The Doc  is undoubtedly smart, but put the runner up in the note book as well.

Christopher Barber’s stable has been flying so it was no surprise to see his newcomer Izayte installed 5-4 fav (from 2’s) in the other division. He ranged up alongside long time leader Sake of Secrecy (7-1) at the penultimate, but fluffed the last and couldn’t recover on this ultra short (80 yards) run in up the hill.

The older Maiden was also split on the day. Roy Smith runs a shrewd little yard and his Say About It (3’s to 5-2) obliged under a good ride from Vinny Webster in the first section. Oyster Perch (14-1) ran a career best in second, but third placed Arv Way There (2-1 fav), who had finished in front of Say About It at Wadebridge, failed to last home.

In the other section Pyleigh Court’s promising Buckfatleigh run saw him sent off evens fav under the champion, but he compounded quickly from the top of the hill. I was beginning to count my winnings as Aunt Lily (8-1)  jumped ahead at the last, but she threw the race away by hanging violently to the inside rails before reaching the judge, allowing that perpetual bridesmaid Honest Opinion (5-2 to 2’s) to pinch the race. To be fair, Honest Opinion (who had finished in front of Pyleigh Court at Buckfastleigh) was not winning out of turn having finished runner up on five occasions. She will win again.

Sykes (5-2 jt fav) is a grand campaigner and was scoring his ninth career win in the Open, having won his Maiden here eight years ago. He had to pull out all the stops though this time as Minimalistic (14’s to 10’s) regained his old form to throw down a serious challenge. Board of Trade (100-8) ran an eye catching third on his seasonal debut, but River Myth (5-1) and Crown of Thorns (5-2 jt fav) each disappointed.

Broadclyst (3-1) is another standing dish in these parts, and has struck up a good partnership with Anna Johnston in Novice Riders races. The Leslie Jefford trained 10-year-old jumped quicker than Party Tunes (5-2 to 2-1fav) at the last fence to seal the race.

The attractive odds of evens disappeared like melting snow about the winner Jeremy Central (SP 4-7) in the Restricted, not surprising as he had two subsequent winners well behind him when scoring at Buckfastleigh.  I had 3-1 about Fountains Chief and this pair fought out the finish, literally. Make a note of Reflex Action (5-2) who was upsides the main protagonists at the penultimate. Anyway, the jolly kept the race following a Stewards’ enquiry for interference which took longer than an episode of Eastenders.

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

REPORT – EAST CORNWALL  POINT-TO-POINT  27TH FEBRUARY 2022

“You have such a February face, so full of frost, of storms, and cloudiness.”

Much ado about nothing, William Shakespeare  Act 5, Scene 4

Not quite correct Mr Shakespeare: There was no frost, no storms, but the clouds gathered after a sunny start in Cornwall.

A total of 82 runners in 8 races on softish going,  plus the bonus of two pony races, gave the large crowd their money’s worth at the popular Cornish venue of Great Trethew, Menheniot.

Darren Edwards and Josh Newman took the riding honours, each with a double

That grand campaigner Sykes, now 13-years-old, ran the legs off his younger rivals to win the INEOS Grenadier Mixed Open. Runner up Minimalistic proved the main threat, but Sykes was having none of it and stormed up the finishing climb. Nicky Martin’s gelding has now won nine races, including six under rules, since opening his account on this course eight years ago. Darren Edwards described his mount as a “real star, but was getting a bit lonely out in front today.”

The leading area rider had earlier won a section of the Open Maiden for older horses sponsored by the Kings Head, Altarnun, this time for the Dean Summersby yard on Honest Opinion. After finishing runner up in five races (one in Ireland), the Black Sam Bellamy mare finally came good as she just touched off Aunt Lily,  who virtually threw the race away by hanging towards the horse boxes on the short run in when looking the winner. “Honest Opinion is a three mile stayer really and tries her heart out.  The two and a half miles is not her trip. She prefers soft ground and will probably go to Kilworthy next.” reflected the trainer.

Vinny Webster partnered his second career winner on Roy Smith’s Say About It in the other division. The 28-year-old from County Kilkenny works for the Victor Dartnall yard and gave his mount a positive ride to fend off Oyster Perch and Arv Way There  

Josh Newman was narrowly beaten on Minimalistic in the Mixed Open, but had started the day well by winning the Philip Warren Butchers point-to-point flat race on  Valereum Bridge, in the colours of Ivan Thompson.  The five-year-old just held the strong finishing In Exell (Martin McIntyre) .  “ She just gallops and was green in front,” said the rider of the previously unraced youngster by Fame and Glory  who is likely to head to the sales.

The Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds, sponsored by Dawe, Hawken, Dodd and Prydis had to be divided on the day. Josh Newman won his section on Sake of Secrecy, who just overcame the Chris Barber trained  Izayte after out jumping his rival at the last. The winner was saddled by Neil Mclean for Crediton based owner Becky Kealey, who was enjoying her first success as an owner.

The earlier Maiden division saw an emphatic display by four-year-old debutant Doc McCoy, who jumped well and drew well clear down the hill to win in impressive style under Charlie Sprake. Ian Chanin trains the exciting Getaway prospect for a small syndicate,  and he was backed down from 6-1 to 5-4 favourite.  “I was blown away with him after his first canter. We call him magic,” remarked the trainer, who said that he had purchased the gelding out of the ring at Doncaster sales. He should produce a nice profit on his intended return trip to the sales ring.  

Broadclyst gave Anna Johnston her second career winner in a competitive PPORA Novice Riders race. Sue Trump’s 10-year-old, sent out by Leslie Jefford, is proving an ideal novice ride and was following up his earlier Wadebridge success under this rider. “He has a huge amount of stamina and his jumping is fantastic,” reported the rider who works for Jane Williams.

The Jefferys sponsored Restricted resulted in a three way battle at the business end as Jeremy Central, Fountains Chief and Reflex Action rose in unison at the penultimate fence. It was Will Biddick’s mount Jeremy Central who proved the stronger in the end despite jumping to the left at the last as Fountains Chief (Darren Andrews) rallied to renew his challenge alongside the eventual winner. A lengthy stewards enquiry left the result unchanged, much to the relief of Jeremy Central’s owner/trainer Tom Malone who was watching the Pointing DC live stream coverage whilst on holiday abroad.

“This will be the last February meeting at Great Trethew due to the landowners farming commitments,” confirmed point-to-point secretary Sandie Newton, who is retiring from that job after 10 years service.   It remains to be seen if an alternative option for this excellent track can be found. Personally, I hope it can because I have been going there since the course opened 36 years ago. I recall seeing future Cheltenham Foxhunters winner Earthmover winning his Maiden there on debut.

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

RESULTS – EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW  ON 27 FEBRUARY 2022

GOING Good to Soft becoming Holding

POINT TO POINT FLAT RACE 2 miles– SPONSOR PHILIP WARREN BUTCHERS

1 Valereum Bridge (Josh Newman) 5-1  prom, led 5 furlongs out, held on well

2 In Exell (Martin McIntyre) 8-1 held up, finished strongly to take 2nd nr finish

3 Gingerbred (Natalie Parker) 8-1 handy, every chance 2 furlongs out, kept on

9 ran; 1/2l; 1/2l;  4m 3s

OPEN MAIDEN  4 – 6 YEAR OLDS –  2m 4f  DAWE, HAWKEN, DODD & PRYDIS

DIVISION 1

1 Doc McCoy (Charlie Sprake) 5-4 fav led 14th, clear three out, easily, impressive

2 Looking For Larry (Jake Bament) 10-1 held up, went 2nd two out, promising

3 Cockspur Balla (Nathan Rahman) 8-1 went 3rd two out, kept on

14 ran; 14l; 6l;  5m 27s

DIVISION 2

1 Sake of Secrecy (Josh Newman) 7-1 led 14th, hard pressed two out, ran on well flat

2 Izayte (Martin McIntyre) 5-4 fav strong run to join wnr two out, no extra flat

3 One Tree Hill (Pippa Glanville) 14-1 rear, stayed on steadily, nearest at finish

14 ran 1/2l;  1/2l; 5m 36s

OPEN MAIDEN 7 YEAR OLDS AND OVER – KINGS HEAD ALTARNUN

DIVISION 1

1 Say About It (Vinny Webster) 5-2 prog 11th, led two out, ran on well

2 Oyster Perch (Darren Andrews) 14-1 chased ldrs three out, went 2nd at last

3 Arv Way There (Heidi Stevens) 2-1 fav led 10th til headed two out, wknd last

9 ran; 7l; 4l;  5m 38s

DIVISION 2

1 Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 2-1 led from 3rd, ran on well when hard pressed flat

2 Aunt Lily (Chloe Emsley) 8-1 strong chall two out, looked wnr til hung badly left flat

3 Wise Garden (Charlie Sprake) 16-1 prog 10th,  3rd from two out, not reach ldrs

9 ran; 1/2l;  4l;  5m 39s

MIXED OPEN  – INEOS GRENADIER

1 Sykes (Darren Edwards) 5-2 jt fav led 1st to 3rd & agn from 11th, hard pressed two out, ran on gamely

2 Minimalistic (Josh Newman) 10-1 alwys handy, neck 2nd two out, no extra by passing last, fair effort

3 Board of Trade (Chloe Emsley)  12-1  hdwy 14th, stayed on, not reach ldrs

12 ran; 1 1/2l;  6l;  6m 36 s   last fence omitted, damaged

NOVICE RIDERS CONDITIONS PPORA

1 Broadclyst (Anna Johnston) 3-1 in touch, effort two out, led last, ran on well

2 Party Tunes (Charlotte Summersby) 2-1 fav disp 13th, led 16th, outjumped by wnr  last, no extra flat

3 Guerrilla Tactics (Finn Muirhead) 11-1 rear, improved three out,  stayed on one pace

9 ran; 2l;  2 1/2l ;  9 ran

RESTRICTED – JEFFERYS

1 Jeremy Central (Will Biddick) 4-7 fav led 14th, joined by two rivals two out, led & jumped left last, dvn & ran on flat

2 Fountains Chief (Darren Andrews) 3-1 hdwy four out, chall two out, not much room last, not recover

3 Reflex Action (Heidi Stevens) 5-2 led 12th til 14th, rallied & every chance two out, outpaced last

6 ran; 2l; 12l;  6m 54s   Result stands after stewards enquiry

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

Preview: East Cornwall Point-to-Point at Great Trethew, nr Liskeard on Sunday 27th February 2022

Hopefully the storms are over, and the weather looks to be drying up in time for the East Cornwall Hunt to host their meeting at Menheniot, Great Trethew, on Sunday 27th February. This promises to be a fabulous day out for all the family, with the first of the two area Pony Races heading up the action at 11am. The Pony races have been generously sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages.

After which six races are on offer, attracting over 100 entries, with the Feature race of the day being the INEOS GRENADIER Mixed Open, which is a Cheltenham Mixed Open Hunter Chase final to be held in May. This could be a great area battle between highest rated River Myth, for trainer Stuart Sampson, taking on Sykes for the Nicola Martin team, Field Exhibition for the in form Ed Walker yard, and the two Dean Summersby entries Port O’clock and Cloudy Music.

The first race of the day is a two-mile flat race sponsored by Philip Warren, and will be fast until the uphill finish which will be a stamina test. Those catching the eye are, Honeymoon Period for jockey Charlie Sprake carrying a light weight, Gingerbread for jockey Natalie Parker , Talimar Pearl (Will Biddick) and Pour the Gin for jockey Robert Hawker. Gingerbread is bred out of a winning chaser out of the Philip Hobbs yard, and Pour The Gin’s Dam was placed twice at this track in previous years. It could be worth checking the movement in the bookies arena, as only one of the 15 entries have run before.

The Dave Hawken & Dodd/Prydis – sponsored Maiden race follows which holds thirty six entries, and looks sure to be divided on the day. Get On Ron holds hopes for team Jefford having run third at Buckfastleigh. Trainer Chloe Roddick holds two interesting entries with Bollin Twinkle, and more interestingly Cobre Noire who’s dam Sericina won multiple points plus a Hunter Chase. Polly Sans catches the eye, for the Keiran Price team is another who could make te trip down to run here.

Among the entries for the Open Maiden for 7 -years and over include Pyleigh Court for the inform Chris Barber team, who could follow up on the yard winner at Horseheath last Saturday. Ninth Wave will hold the hopes for the Will Biddick team, and Honest Opinion has been consistently placed, and must progress soon for team Summersby.

In the Group Travel-sponsored PPORA Club Members Race for Novice riders, entry Party Tunes is the highest rated, and could be a winning ride for jockey Charlotte Summersby, they could be taken on by Fionn Summers on Thewinnertakeitall, also from the Summersby yard. In the mix could be Broadclyst for team Jefford and jockey Anna Johnston, the combination winning at the January Wadebridge meeting.

The Jefferies-sponsored Restricted race closes the days events, In which Jeremy Central for owner/trainer Tom Malone looks to head the field and be a winner for Cornish born jockey Will Biddick. Jockey Will Biddick could have the option to ride Reflex Action (Paul Nicholas) a horse which he won on at Milborne St Andrew in January. Transition Period (Dean Summersby) for jockey Darren Edwards to ride has also been in the winners enclosure this season, when winning at the North Cornwall meeting in January .

This is a must event for anyone wanting a fun action packed day out at this popular track. On course facilities are hot and cold food, bar, bookies, and trade stands. Entrance to the course is £15 pp which includes a racecard and is by CASH ONLY on gate with children under 16 free. Live streaming is available via eventbrite on pointingdc.co.uk/live. The course is located at Menheniot off A38 between Menheniot and Liskeard, Postcode PL14 3PZ. A note to owners for passes, they need to contact Sandie Newton with an SAE for car passes, contact details sandie@david-newton.co.uk.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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