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RESULTS- SOUTH TETCOTT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON 31ST MAY 2021

GOING: GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES

CONDITIONS (SPONSOR RACE HILL GARAGE)

  1. Definite Dilemma (Conor Houlihan) evens fav prom, led two out, stayed on well
  2. Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 9-4 disputed lead til two out, no extra flat
  3. Anolysee Moriniere (Isaac Buncle) 50-1 prog 14th, went 3rd two out, kept on

12 ran; 8l; 1 1/2l; 6m 31s

RESTRICTED (COODES SOLICITORS)

  1. Twig (Beau Morgan) 3-1 well in touch, led apprg last, ran on well
  2. Russian Invasion (Darren Edwards) 2-1 fav led til apprg last, no extra flat
  3. Aclassagold (Conor Houlihan) 3-1 every chance three out, gradually wknd

9 ran; 4 1/2l;;10l; 6m 35s

MIXED OPEN (SIMPKINS EDWARDS)

  1. Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 11-8 fav made most, stayed on gamely
  2. Eric The Third (Darren Andrews) 6-1 effort three out, kept on
  3. Master Dancer (Chloe Emsley) 11-4 3rd from three out, alwys held

5 ran; 1 3/4l; 10l; 6m 37s

MIXED OPEN NOVICE RIDERS (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY)

  1. Gentleman Farmer (Conor Houlihan) 7-2 made all, unchallenged
  2. Always on the Run (Conor Baker) 25-1 well held from three out, snatched 2nd on line
  3. Static Jack (Michael Treneer) evens fav hdwy 14th, short lived effort three out, no extra

5 ran; distance; short head; 6m 30s

MAIDEN CONDITIONS (PRJ ENGINEERING)

  1. Elusive Intentions (Darren Andrews) 10-1 led from 7th, held on well
  2. Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 2-1 fav sustained chall from three out, no extra nr finish
  3. Riding Shotgun (Natalie Parker) 4-1 good hdwy 15th, effort three out, grad wknd

11 ran; 2 3/4l; 5l; 6m 34s

OPEN MAIDEN 2M 4F (FC CLEANING SYSTEMS)

  1. Bon Calvados (Darren Edwards) 11-8 fav led from 6th, keen hold, mistakes, ran on
  2. Roc the Boat (Vinny Webster) 11-4 chased wnr bad mstk two out, no extra
  3. Midnight Jitterbug (Finn Lambert) 8-1 hdwy 15th, wknd two out

7 ran; 10l; 6l; 5m 28s

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

REPORT: SOUTH TETCOTT AT UPCOTT CROSS on 31st May 2021

Conor Houlihan added a double to his Bratton Down treble at the South Tetcott Bank Holiday fixture at Upcott Cross to elevate himself to the nine winner mark and into the lead for the National Novice Riders’ Championship.

The Irishman, who stands 6 feet 4 inches tall, began with a hard fought success in the opening Race Hill Garage sponsored Conditions event. His mount Definite Dilemma, trained by his boss Will Biddick, runs in the colours of his father Martin, who was able to watch the action in County Waterford via the popular live streaming. He would have seen Conor shake off Darren Edwards on Party Tunes after a sustained battle in the home straight.

Conditions winner Definite Dilemma, ridden by Conor Houlihan
Conditions winner Definite Dilemma, ridden by Conor Houlihan. South Tetcott Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross on 31st May 2021. photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

A further success for the Irish jockey followed as Gentleman Farmer made all the running to win the Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Novice Riders’ Mixed Open. Home bred by Richard Hawker, the lightly raced nine-year-old strolled home to win unchallenged.

Mixed Open for Novice Riders winner Gentleman Farmer, ridden by Conor Houlihan
Mixed Open for Novice Riders winner Gentleman Farmer, ridden by Conor Houlihan. South Tetcott Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross on 31st May 2021. photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

It is not all plain sailing at this game and a fall on Safe Harbour in the FC Cleaning Systems Maiden literally brought Houlihan back down to earth. The winner Bon Calvados proved anything but an armchair ride for Darren Edwards, racing keenly, and hanging and jumping erratically, but reaching the judge with eight lengths to spare over Roc the Boat. A half brother to Saint Calvados, who was narrowly beaten by Min in last year’s Ryanair Chase, Bon Calvados had been placed in a Market Rasen bumper for Olly Murphy, and is now in the care of Alan Hill for the Cross Channel Racing Club.

Edwards himself had been in the wars two days previously at Bratton Down when two heavy falls put his participation for this meeting in doubt. The Devon & Cornwall champion jockey bounced back however in typically determined fashion, and two winners and three seconds from five rides was his reward.

His win on the game veteran Honest Deed in the Simpkins Edwards Mixed Open was particularly apt, since it was announced afterwards that the Dean Summersby trained gelding had gone into honourable retirement after taking his career wins into double figures for his quartet of local owners.

Mixed Open winner Honest Deed, ridden by Darren Edwards.
Mixed Open winner Honest Deed, ridden by Darren Edwards. South Tetcott Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross on 31st May 2021. photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

16-year-old Beau Morgan gave a polished performance to score on the Matt Hampton trained Twig in the Coodes Solicitors Restricted, beating Darren Edwards on 2-1 favourite Russian Invasion into second place. “This is my second point-to-point winner. I have just left school and plan to ride in Jersey in the summer to gain experience,” said the young rider, who lives near Bath and judging by the cheering had brought his fan club with him to Devon.

Restricted winner Twig (far side), ridden by Beau Morgan
Restricted winner Twig (far side), ridden by Beau Morgan. South Tetcott Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross on 31st May 2021. photo: Athwenna Irons/WMN

It was the turn of Darren Andrews as Elusive Intentions just outstayed the Darren Edwards ridden Honest Opinion in the PRJ Engineering Maiden Conditions race. The winner is trained at Mappowder, near Sturminster Newton, by Harriet Brown for owner Shirley Prideaux who bought the well bred seven -year-old at Tattersalls Ascot sales two years ago.. “He is a big horse and has had a lot of niggles,” explained the trainer who was enjoying her first winner of this truncated season.

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

ENTRIES: SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON BANK MONDAY 31ST MAY 2021

These are the entries for the South Tetcott Point-To-Point. This fixture will welcome the return of the paying public, being granted a spectator capacity of 1000. The fixture will also be live streamed see below for details.

RaceStart timeLink to South Tetcott entries and form for race
PR 12:30 Pony Races
1st14:00Race Hill Garage Conditions (Lvl2) Race
2nd14:35Coodes Restricted Race
3rd15:10Simpkins-Edwards Mixed Open Race
4th15:45Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders Race
5th16:20PRJ Engineering Conditions Race
6th16:55FC Cleaning systems Race
South Tetcott Pony and Point-To-Point Races

South Tetcott Preview extract:

Pony racing heads up the action at The South Tetcott meeting at Upcott Cross this coming Monday at 12 noon, followed by the main six race card at 2pm which has attracted over 100 entries and will be a great way to round off the bank holiday weekend.

South Tetcott Course Updates:

Wednesday 26th May at 9:55

Going as at 9.55, 26 May, after rain over the last few days the ground is still soft, dryer weather is now forecast until Monday.

Saturday 22th 2pm

Upcott Cross going update: Soft. Drying weather during the week ahead, will maintain for Good ground on race day.

South Tetcott Spectator tickets

Tickets will be available via the www.pointtopoint.co.uk website, there is a fee of £15 which includes a racecard. .

  • Children under 16 go free but must apply for an e-ticket.
  • Social distancing still must be adhered to at all times.
  • Spectator ticket sales close at 6PM on Sunday 30th May
https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/point-to-point-uk/

On course facilities available are bar, refreshments, bookies and trade stands.

Course is located at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction EX21 5AE.

South Tetcott Live Stream

Live streaming of the Point-To-Point races with race commentary and presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght is on offer for the six Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 12.45 before the first of the pony races at 12:30.

The live stream will start at 12:00, for the first of the pony races at 12:30, commentary will be available for the pony racing.

There is a fee of £10 plus a small Eventbrite admin fee to view the race meeting.

South Tetcott Restricted access zone entry tickets

Participants 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

South Tetcott 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 Races

138cm Pony Race

138cm (m 8f ) OPENPonyEntered
1Antsar PeeptoeJacob Robinson
2ChurchillMyrtle Scudamore
3Little ReplacementKatherine Sprake
4Maesteg RuthMargot Scudamore
5Menedh Jumping Jack FlashArchie Pearse
6NomoranunJack Dace
7Oh My DaysLevi Williams
8Tealson TopicDewi John Haddock
9Tullibards Little LegendRuby Price
10Willow The Wisp 111Rian Corcoran
RDowhills Master AlfieEvie Coe
RFelicity (2)Lily French
RDeehaven ChipmunkSophie Flynn

148cm Pony Race

148cm (m 12f ) OPENPonyEntered
1Acamis Ibn MontrozeSantino Graziano
2Annie R U OkTaylor Fisher
3Beside The SeaFrank Davis
4Broadgrove Royal GiftElla Stephens
5CalypsoTamara King
6Class Act AnnieFreddie Gingell
7Flo TinawayMegan Ridsdale
8Gulliver IvMiley Jenkins
9Heavenly RoseHenry Pugh
10Indian RiverHolly Flynn
RSeal The DealElijah Lynch
RMallow RoyaleEdward Vaughan
RTommyHarrison Day
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Race 1 – Race Hill Garage Conditions (Lvl 2) Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p/fp-p3puANOLYSSE MORINIERE (FR)32French NHFlat & hurdle winner(2m2f) 2015/16;8L 3rd to Eric The Third in Trebudannon Condi(late headway)
2351-3332CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)41Won Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & sh hd 2nd (headed line) Eggesford Intem ; best soft;stays well
341432/-p4COME ON JOEY (IRE)36Won N.Corn maiden & Lamerton Rest (20/1) 22L 4th to Port O’Clock in Trebudannon Cond; acts gd/soft
42-pp6144COTTAGE ROSE38Dam won 7Ptps; Won  maiden 2020 & Flete Rest;14L 4th to Largy Mountain Bratton Rest (stayed on well) gd/soft
5/232422DEFINITE DILEMMA (IRE)42Dual Irish Ptp winner 2018;placed Chases in March;1L 2nd to Sir Mangan & 21L 2nd in Hunterchase;chances
6-3464156ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40Won 7NH Races(4 Chases) Beat Awesome Tunes 2L in Trebudannon Conds;last in DulWest 4m Open (ran wide)
7112/4-1pHADMEATHELLO (IRE)41Won 3 Ptps;Beat Bingo Star7L in Dingle Conds(stays on well) pu Cheltenham Hunterchase latest;acts good
83/4fp-u6pHOW ABOUT IT (IRE)36Won 2 NH & 3 Ptps(Inc Open) acts any; 31L 6th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds 30th Mar(weak 3 out)
961/28-146JOURNEY JUICE37Won Maiden/Rest 2019;Won  Members & 13L 4th Flete Park Conds;15L 6th to Minim Mouse in Bratton Conds
105/7-585p7KILCREA BRIDGE35Won Maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018; acts gd/heavy; 8L 7th to Master Sunrise in Edgcote Club ; one paced
114ppp-p65LOMACHENKO (IRE)27Won 2m4f Maiden hurdle Dec 2018; 28L 5th to Famous Clermont in Cothelstone Conds; acts on any
1268463-2f7OSCAR LANTERN (IRE)38Ex Irish;Won 2NH; 5L 2nd to More Bucks Maisemore Conds & 24L 7th to Wotzizname Bratton Conds;one paced
13p361p/-p2PANCRACE (FR)37Won 3 Ptps 2018/19(maiden-Conds); acts good/firm;fair 12L 2nd to Where’s Wilma in Upcott Interm
14pu/22-311PARTY TUNES (IRE)39+24L 4th Irish maiden 2019;20L winner Trebudannon  Maiden & beat Man of Means in 5L Upcott Rest;improving
153/fp-8861fSYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR)39Won 4 Ptps(Dual Flete winner) best stiff tracks; beat Board of Trade 2 1/2L in Flete Conditions ; act on any
16pp/42-203TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE)40Won 3 NH(3m5f Chase 2018)1L 2nd to Skylander in Members & 4L 3rd to Minim Mouse Bratton Conds; acts any
1724/32-22pTHE DAPPER FOX40?Won 8 Ptps;won 3m6f Conds;1L 2nd to Crown of Thorns in Cherrybrook Conds 3rd; pu 4m Flete Open
18u14/12-13THE ROESTONE (IRE)40Won 4 Ptps;beat Bridge of Spies Cherrybrook InterM (head) & 12L 3rd to Raddon Top Upcott Conds;acts any

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This fast relatively flat track will provide some exciting competitive racing and the opening Conditions Race Hill Garage-sponsored race has hot entries, such as Party Tunes another for the Dean Summersby team under jockey Darren Edwards. Definate Dilema is one out of the Will Biddick yard who looks to be a runner at Stratford for jockey Conor Houlihan, but if running here would be definitely dangerous. Hadmeathehello ia another to mention who could battle it out if the latter doesn’t run at the Bratton meeting on Saturday

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Race 2 – Coodes Restricted Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p2-5223ACLASSAGOLD (IRE)38Irish Maiden winner 2018;Runner up in 4 Resticteds 2020/21; 1/2L 3rd Grafton Rest(kiept on) chances here
25/3/4-p1DON’T ASK US (IRE)3522L 3rd in Barbury Maiden won by Nobodydoesitbetter 2019; Left clear at last in Upcott maiden; acts gd/soft
3p/p-p4214EDABEAN (IRE)36Modest Hurdler 2018/19;beat Walk In Clover 2L Edgcote Maiden; 1 1/2L 4th Dul West Rest (kept on) chances
4p1/-p6pu2EOLE D’UN REGARD (FR)37Ex French;Won 2m4f maiden 2019;1/2L 2nd in Bratton Rest (headed runin) won by Dancing Dave; acts any
5*6531//-ppHONOURBOUND (IRE)12Won Ffos Las 1m4f Flat race 2018 (gd/Soft) Pulled up 3 out in Trebudannon Rest & 2out in Eggesford Rest
6/1p3-4366MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)34Won Maiden 2019;17L 3rd in Trebudannon Rest & 13L 6th to Dancing Dave in Bratton Rest; more required here
7/1p-*0033MINELLA BEAG (IRE)37+Dam won hurdle;Won Mares maiden; 1L 3rd Dulverton West Rest(Stayed on well) ;acts soft/heavy; Chances
846/*9703PRINCESS ROANIA (IRE)33NHFlat & Flat winner 2015/16;3L 2nd hurdle 2017; acts soft/heavy;21L 3rd to Gats And Co in Holnicote Rest
9/uppp/-p1RISK AND CO (FR)34+1L 2nd NHFlat & 11L 3rd of 3 in hurdle 2018; beat Coastal Capers 6L in Cothelstone 2m4f Maiden; acts gd/soft
102*7/p0-12RUSSIAN INVASION (IRE)35Left clear 3 out Trebudannon Maiden & 6L 2nd to Gats And Co in Holnicote Rest (2m 4f) acts on any;EW chances
1131p/2p-pTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)34Won Banwell maiden(20L gd/firm 2019) 2L 2nd to No Limitations Badbury Rest 2020; Pu 3 out Spooners Rest
126p41/-ppTARA SNIPE29Dam won 17 Ptps;won 2m4 Trebudannon 2m4f maiden 2019; acts gd/soft ;pu 3 out Trebudannon Rest
1337/32-7p1THE KITCHENMECANIC35Placed 3 Irish maidens 2019; beat Jasmin des Bordes 3/4L in Cothelstone Maiden ; acts on good/soft
144/0623-p4TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Irish maiden winner 2018; Neck 2nd Rest 2020; 46L 4th to Gats And Co in Holnicote Rest latest;more require
15*50-314TWIG35Beat Largy Mountain 3L(Triple winner since)Maisemore Maiden; l7L 4th to Party Tunes in Upcott Rest; acts gd

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In the Coodes Insurance-sponsored Restricted race Edabean(Jason Warner), Aclassageld (Martin Wanless) is another outside raider who could go close after his neck third at the Edgecote meeting, where as Don’t Ask Us (Keith Cumings) and Russian Invasion (Dean Summersby) both look good on recent form and could fly the flag for the area.


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Race 3 – Simpkins Edwards Mixed Open Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
15/11-1p22CHAMERON (FR)44Won French;Won Coronation Cup 2020 & Hunterchase;1L 2nd to Thumb Stone Blues Banwell Open; chances
23121-22p3CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)40Won 14 Ptps;1L 2nd Cherrybrook Ladies & 39L 3rd to Diplomate Sivola Holnicote Conds;acts on any
343412/-33CHU CHU PERCY41Won Perth 3m Chase & Dual hurdle winner 2017/18;7L 3rd in Mollington Ladies; acts on gd/heavy
414465/-p3COPAIN DE CLASSE (FR)40Won 5NH(2m2f Chase 2018) pu Ludlow Hunterchase(fav) & 9L 3rd to Famous Clermont Cothelstone Conds
5-3464156ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40Won 7NH Races(4 Chases) Beat Awesome Tunes 2L in Trebudannon Conds;last in DulWest 4m Open (ran wide)
67p/31/p-6GENTLEMAN FARMER33Dam won 4 Ptps;Won 2m4f maiden 2017;lightly raced; 71L 6th to Barney Dwan in Edgcote Mixed Open
732/u-1352HONEST DEED (IRE)41Won 9 Ptps (2017/20) Won Wadebridge Open;4L 2nd to River Myth in Upcott Cross Open; acts any
8/1p5p-171KNOW THE SCORE (IRE)43Won 3NH/Irish Ptp; Won Flete 4mOpen (Beat Ramble On 1L) & Bratton 4m1f Open ; acts gd/soft; chances
9421-4534MASTER DANCER40Won 4 Flat & 2 Hurdles 2013/17;3L 3rd in Chepstow Hunterchase; well beaten latest ; acts on any; one paced
10uup/p-p7pMORE THAN LUCK (IRE)22?Won 2 Hurdles & Chase 2017/18; stays 3m2f+;56L 7th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds ;only recent form
1111/-pR2p1RIVER MYTH42Won 10Ptps;Won Rest/Interm 2018 & Mixed Open 2019; beat Honest Deed 4L in Eggesford Open; may go close
12219-22112SOUTHFIELD THEATRE(IRE)43Won 9NH(Chases) & 7 Ptps;Won Ladies & 2L 2nd to Board of Trade Flete Park Ladies (4m) acts nay.jumps well
13/55puc1uSTAPLE HEAD (IRE)39Won Maiden 2018 & Cothelstone Rest by 15L (jumped right) acts on any;leading when ur 3 out latest
14/p1-51111THUMB STONE BLUES (IRE)45Won 3 NH & 5 Ptps;Won 4 in 2021(Beat Green Winter 8L in Mollington Conds ) stays well; must go close
1511/41-425TUFF NANO (IRE)41Won 5 Ptps(inc Irish maiden);11L 2nd to Marcle Ridge Barbury Open; well behind in Chelteham Hunterchase

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The Simpkins Edwards-sponsored Mixed Open holds good entries with Chameron for trainer Sam Loxton, looking to follow up on his Hunter Chase win at Leicester, and Thumb stone blues who won at this track at the previous meeting under leading gentleman jockey James King if not running at Kingston Blount on Sunday. Southfield Theatre also holds an entry for the Sara Bradstock team and would be highly followed, but holds an entries at Stratford this Friday and Kingston Blount on Sunday, so connections will decide where he is to run.

Race 4 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
14p//-86u2ALTERNATIF (FR)38Won 4 NH/Flat (inc France) Won Larkhill Conditions 2018;5L 2nd to Knight Bachelor Cothelstone Conds
2pp/pp68uALWAYS ON THE RUN (IRE)18Won 4NH (3 Chases) 2015/16;2nd in Hunterchase 2019; well beaten since (in rear whenur 4 out latest)
34u6-37581ANGE DES MALBERAUX (FR)39Won 7NH(4 Chases) 5L 4th Conds Dec 2020;beat Aunty Joan 20L in Edgcote Members (stay on well) acts gd/soft
43p1p-u8u4BALLYHOWNE (IRE)36?Dual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Inter/Conds & Open;42L 4th to Skylanderin Flete Park Cond latest; best watched ?
5351-3332CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)41Won Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & sh hd 2nd (headed line) Eggesford Intem ; best soft;stays well
614465/-p3COPAIN DE CLASSE (FR)40Won 5NH(2m2f Chase 2018) pu Ludlow Hunterchase(fav) & 9L 3rd to Famous Clermont Cothelstone Conds
77p/31/p-6GENTLEMAN FARMER33Dam won 4 Ptps;Won 2m4f maiden 2017;lightly raced; 71L 6th to Barney Dwan in Edgcote Mixed Open
832/u-1352HONEST DEED (IRE)41Won 9 Ptps (2017/20) Won Wadebridge Open;4L 2nd to River Myth in Upcott Cross Open; acts any
9/d21-341KNIGHT BACHELOR39Won 4NH; Won Open 2019/Conds 2020;beat Alternatif 5L in Cothelstone Conditions Novice Riders; acts gd/soft
10321/-R2ppMIXBOY (FR)35?Won 7NH & 4 Flat (2015/19 ;acts gd/soft;8L 2nd to Florrie Webb in Quantock Members; no show since
113/154/3-pOUR HENRIETTA (IRE)38Won 3 Irish Ptps 2017/18; 2L 3rd S.Dorset Members 2020; front runs; pu last Flete 2m4f Conds(prom to 11th)
12121/p-124RAMBLE ON (IRE)41?Won 10Ptps(inc Opens) 1L 2nd in 4m Flete Open (headed close home) acts on any; moody;may win again
13735-2414ROLLING DYLAN (IRE)40Won 4 NH (2015/18) Beat Bridge of Spies 4L in Holnicote members; 12L 4th in Bratton Conds latest
14/2-121111SIR MANGAN (IRE)44Won 5NH & 4 Ptps;won 4 Conds races this season (bt Amigo 40L in Edgcote Club; easy) acts any ;game
1532p-Ru47SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE)39Won 2m3f Chase 2018(heavy)2L 2nd Nov riders 2020; 30L 7th to For Rita in Flete Park Conditons
16/55puc1uSTAPLE HEAD (IRE)39Won Maiden 2018 & Cothelstone Rest by 15L (jumped right) acts on any;leading when ur 3 out latest
17*/0076-1pSTATIC JACK (IRE)42Won 4NH & Irish Ptp(3m Hurdle 2019) acts gd/heavy; Beat River Myth 2L Cherrybrook Open(stayed on)
1812/-pp66pTOP CHIEF39Won 4 NH & 7 Ptps;won N.Abbot Chase (3m2f) acts on any; 37L 6th to More Buck’s in Maisemore Conds
19*3428p-3pVIF ARGENT (FR)17Won 9NH (last won 2015) 2nd in hurdle 2018; distant 3rd & pulled up in both starts this season

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The Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders looks to be another thriller, with Honest Deed who won at Wadebridge, and runner-up here at the last meeting for young jockey Charlotte Summersby. Outside raider Sir Mangan for jockey Ben Sutton, who is already on a seasons hat-trick of wins this season should run well again for the Alan Hill team.

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Race 5 – PRJ Engineering Maiden Conditions Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p52pp-32ARACARAS (IRE)32Head 2nd Irish maiden 2019;14L 3rd & 4L 2nd to Hermes du Gouet Eggesford maiden;front runs;EW chances
23/u32-533ARCTIC MILLY32Dam won 3NH;Placed Maidens ; 6L 3rd & 5L 3rd to Jimmy Snipe Bratton Maidens;one paced; consistent
332fp/76-pATTACOTTI (IRE)28?1L 2nd Lamerton Mares Maiden 2018; acts gd/soft;27L 7th & 18L 6th in 2 Maidens 2021; pu 3 out return
4-35BENNYS MIRACLE (IRE)1833L 3rd Trebudannon Maiden (2m 4f) & 29L 5th to Lassue in Cothelstone Maiden(2m4f)may improve;acts any
5/p-p33pBORROWED AND BLUE(IRE)2435L 3rd in Dingley maiden & 7L 3rd to The Kitchenmecanic in Cothelstone maiden when completing; acts any
64/42/3-5p2BUSINESSMAN (IRE)34placed maidens;29L 5th in Ottery Maiden & Sh hd 2nd Bratton maiden (headed post) ; acts gd/soft;chances
738up-34pDA VINCI ROCK26Ex Irish Hurdler/Chaser;acts gd/heavy; 5L 3rd Spooners Maiden & 17L 4th to Dr Time in Flete Park maiden
85u46-p3fELUSIVE INTENTIONS (IRE)27Moderate form in Irish Ptps 2018/19;8L 3rd in Edgecote maiden; Fell heavily 6th latest; front runner
9f/-96p824FESTIVAL DAWN32+Dam won 3 Ptps/NH Chase;Neck 2nd Mollington 2m4f maiden & 4L 4th to Hilnamix in Edgcote Maiden;chances
10*3755-73fFOOTLOOSE24Placed Hurdles 2018; 16L 3rd to Gats And Co Maisemore Park Maiden(weak 2 out); fell 11th latest; gd/firm
114/*7p-pFUSIONICE (FR)08L 4th in Irish maiden 2019;well held in 2 NH races2020;well behnd when pu aft 3 out Eggesford maiden
12p/-ppGOLLY ITS MOLLY0Related to winning pointers; Pulled up on all 3 starts (pu 3 out in Minehead maiden lastest) best watched
132*3/fp-f3fHENRY’S REGIME27Dam won a Ptp;3L 2nd Ptp Flat; 5L 3rd to The Mighty Ash  in Cothelstone maiden & fell 11th lastest
1464/32-422HONEST OPINION (IRE)33Runner up in 3 maidens; 8L 2nd & 4L 2nd to Don’t Ask Us in Upcott Maiden ;knocking on the door;may go close
1503p5-22JASMIN DES BORDES (FR)3412L 2ndin  Larkhilll 2m4f maiden & 3/4L 2nd to the The Kitchenmecanic Cothelstone maiden; acts any; chances
16#NAME?LAST OF THE DRUIDS0Dam won a Maiden;Pulled up on all 3 starts to date  (saddle slipped latest) watching brief here
17/p-p236MYTHICAL PRINCE (IRE)1712L 2nd in Higham maiden & 35L 6th to The Kitchenmecanic Cothelstone (weak 3 out) acts on any;
180-44RIDING SHOTGUN (IRE)1920L 4th in Barbury Ptp Bumper & 13L 4th in Maisemore maiden won by Twig; could improve further
193/p-4cROC THE BOAT20Dam won maiden;29L 4th to Don’t Ask Us in Upcott maiden;carried out 11th Bratton maiden latest
206/53-pp54TARRYTOWN (FR)29?2L 3rd in 2m4f maiden 2019 ; 18L 4th to The Kitchenmecanic in Cothelstone Maiden; acts on gd/soft
21p/6-274pVAMANOS (IRE)15?Placed in Hurdles 2018/19;25L 2nd in Barbury maiden Dec 2020;well held since ; acts on any

South Tetcott Preview extract

Aracas for the Luke price team finished runner up here at the previous meeting and holds an entries in both the maiden races that follow and should go close if returning here, along with Honest Opinion for team Summersby and Safe Harbour for the Chris Barber team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. These races have been sponsored by PRJ Engineering and The FC Cleaning systems.


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Race 6 – The FC Cleaning Systems Maiden Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p52pp-32ARACARAS (IRE)32Head 2nd Irish maiden 2019;14L 3rd & 4L 2nd to Hermes du Gouet Eggesford maiden;front runs;EW chances
2-5pARV WAY THERE339L 5th to The Rosary Flyer in Flete maiden;pulled up in Dul West maiden latest; may do better in time
3-50BEAG ORAISTE0Well beaten in 2Ptp Flat races to date; unraced over fences
43503-p3fBON CALVADOS (FR)34Placed NHflat/Hurdles; 25L 3rd in Aldinngton maiden & leading when fell last Mollington maiden; chances
554p//-pppBURNING SANDS (IRE)015L 4th in Irish maiden in 2018; beaten 33L+ in NHFlat/Nov hurdles in 2018 ;pulled up in all starts 2021
6f/-96p824FESTIVAL DAWN32+Dam won 3 Ptps/NH Chase;Neck 2nd Mollington 2m4f maiden & 4L 4th to Hilnamix in Edgcote Maiden;chances
7*00/-p95FLAMING RED7Unplaced on the Flat & pu up after 3 out in  2m Hurdle Feb 2021; 38L 5th in Quantock maiden 2m4f maiden
84/*7p-pFUSIONICE (FR)08L 4th in Irish maiden 2019;well held in 2 NH races2020;well behnd when pu aft 3 out Eggesford maiden
9#NAME?GONE SURFING (IRE)16Pulled up 2out in Maisemore 2m5f maiden & 31L 4th to The Rosary Flyer in Flete Park Maiden (2m 4f)
10-4pHANDS FACE SPACE (IRE)1527L 4th to Rafferty in Sheriff Hutton Maiden (2m 4f) 3rd Apr(no hdwy 3 out) pu 2out Trebudannon maiden
11*0f543/9-4MIDNIGHT JITTERBUG19Maiden; placed IN 5 hurdles; 18L 4th to Risk And Co in Cothelstone Maiden (2m 4f) may do better
123/p-4cROC THE BOAT20Dam won maiden;29L 4th to Don’t Ask Us in Upcott maiden;carried out 11th Bratton maiden latest
135662/99-pROWLEY PARK (IRE)03L 3rd in 1m7f  Wincanton hurdle May 2019; beaten 40L+ in 2 starts in 2020;pu 4 out Minehead maiden
14*0fp//-2SAFE HARBOUR (IRE)33+Moderate hurdler when in 2018;1L 2nd to Lassue in Cothelstone 2m4f maiden on promising return; acts gd/soft
15ffR/fp/-TALLY HO DOCTOR017L 4th in Welsh maiden in 2918;has failed to  complete in all runs in 2018/19; watching brief here
16#NAME?THISTLE DO20?prom until weak & Fell 2out in Mollington Maiden on 1st run;
17*696708-cWISE GARDEN (FR)0Moderate form in 5 Hurdles & NHflat race in 2020/21; acts on gd/heavy ; carried out 11th Bratton maiden

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Aracas for the Luke price team finished runner up here at the previous meeting and holds an entries in both the maiden races that follow and should go close if returning here, along with Honest Opinion for team Summersby and Safe Harbour for the Chris Barber team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. These races have been sponsored by PRJ Engineering and The FC Cleaning systems.

Photo Credits: Megan Cobley Photography; Athwenna Irons/WMN


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PREVIEW: South Tetcott POINT-TO-POINT AT Upcott Cross ON BANK Monday, 31st May 2021

Pony racing heads up the action at The South Tetcott meeting at Upcott Cross this coming Monday at 12 noon, followed by the main six race card at 2pm which has attracted over 100 entries and will be a great way to round off the bank holiday weekend.

The Simpkins Edwards-sponsored Mixed Open holds good entries with Chameron for trainer Sam Loxton, looking to follow up on his Hunter Chase win at Leicester, and Thumbstoneblues who won at Cothelstone under leading gentleman jockey James King if not running at Kingston Blount on Sunday. Southfield Theatre also holds an entry for the Sara Bradstock team and would be highly followed, but holds an entries at Stratford this Friday and Kingston Blount on Sunday, so connections will decide where he is to run.

The Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders looks to be another thriller, with Honest Deed who won at Wadebridge, and runner-up here at the last meeting for young jockey Charlotte Summersby. Outside raider Sir Mangan for jockey Ben Sutton, who is already on a seasons hat-trick of wins this season should run well again for the Alan Hill team.

This fast relatively flat track will provide some exciting competitive racing and the opening Conditions  Race Hill Garage-sponsored race has hot entries, such as Party Tunes another for the Dean Summersby team under jockey Darren Edwards. Definate Dilema is one out of the Will Biddick yard who looks to be a runner at Stratford for jockey Conor Houlihan, but if running here would be definitely dangerous. Hadmeathehello ia another to mention who could battle it out if the latter doesn’t run at the Bratton meeting on Saturday.

In the Coodes Insurance-sponsored Restricted race Edabean(Jason Warner), Aclassageld (Martin Wanless) is another outside raider who could go close after his neck third at the Edgecote meeting, where as Don’t Ask Us (Keith Cumings) and Russian Invasion (Dean Summersby) both look good on recent form and could fly the flag for the area.

Aracas for the Luke price team finished runner up here at the previous meeting and holds an entries in both the maiden races that follow and should go close if returning here, along with Honest Opinion for team Summersby and Safe Harbour for the Chris Barber team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. These races have been sponsored by PRJ Engineering and The FC Cleaning systems.

Racegoers can book tickets online via https://pointingdc.co.uk/tickets for £15 per person or via the Weatherbys Point-to-Point website. Children under 16 go free but must register for e-tickets online, ticket office closes at 6pm Sunday evening.

On course facilities available are bar, refreshments, bookies and trade stands.

The South Tetcott fixture will be live streamed with tickets available through eventbrite or pointingdc.co.uk/live.

Telephone betting is available and you can register with a bookie by ringing either Richard Pittard on 07711298746 or Dave Phillips 07810775119.

Course is located at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction EX21 5AE.

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Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP EGGESFORD

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EGGESFORD POINT-TO-POINT, HELD AT UPCOTT CROSS ON SUNDAY 9th MAY 2021

Dave Phillips and Rich Pittard have been regular layers on the Devon & Cornwall pointing circuit in this COVID hit season, and were joined by Mike Bolitho at Upcott Cross, as racing continued with a strong seven-race Eggesford card behind closed doors.

I really fancied The Roestone (2’s to 11-10 fav) in the opener on his Cherrybrook form, and so did quite a few others. He flattered briefly on the top bend but soon came under pressure and had no chance as Raddon Top (9-4) just nudged past Cloudy Music (11-2) in the dying strides.

It didn’t take long to get back into profit though as Where’s Wilma (5-2 to 2-1) justified the bet of the day in the Intermediate. She was guaranteed to stay this testing track with her Flete Park Open effort in mind (4 miles and running on), and saw out this three miles plus trip well. Pancrace (8’s to 7’s) had come on for his Cothelstone race and ran well. He should win an Intermediate. Dr Rhythm (5-2 to 9-4) was the only danger to the winner in the closing stages, but looked held when falling at the penultimate. Port O’Clock was sent off a strong 5-4 fav but was struggling a long way out. He may need a shorter tri

Race 2: Intermediate winner Where's Wilma, ridden by Matt Hampton, jumping the last
Race 2: Intermediate winner Where’s Wilma, ridden by Matt Hampton, jumping the last

Punters were on the mark in the first Maiden with the 6-4 joint favourites filling the first two places. The four-year-old newcomer Hermes Du Gouet looked a nice type and his yard has done well in this lopsided season. He showed plenty of pace and determination to quicken away from Welsh challenger Aracaras. A few outsiders were nibbled at. Gone Surfing (12-1) is still immature but is improving steadily. Fusionice (10’s to 8’s) was pulled up, but this half brother to Bacardys looks the part and once changed hands for 92,000 euros. Even Richard Johnson couldn’t get him to win under rules but I wouldn’t write him off yet. What a Bug (8’s to 5’s) never showed.

Honest Opinion (5-2 to 6-4 fav) keeps knocking at the door and this mare had every chance in the second Maiden, but it was the lightly raced Don’t Ask Us (8-1) who stayed on the better for the Keith Cumings yard. Whispering Soul (5-2) took a crashing fall at the last when in front, putting Will Biddick out for the season. Master Sam Bellamy (12’s to 5’s) just got past Roc The Boat (16’s to 3’s) for minor honours.

River Myth (6-4 to 11-8 fav) returned to her best form to win the Mixed Open at the expense of Honest Deed (2-1). Ramble On (2-1) struggled and forfeited third place when the jockey dropped his hands after the last, allowing Quinto (7-1) past him.

Race 5: Mixed Open winner River Myth, ridden by Darren Andrews
Race 5: Mixed Open winner River Myth, ridden by Darren Andrews

Party Tunes (9-4 to 2’s) put an end to a frustrating weekend for the Summersby yard (five seconds) when jumping soundly and making all in the Restricted. Essex trained Man of Means is a nice type and Jack Andrews’s only mount of the day was a creditable runner up. He is sure to win a Restricted. Corbett Court (12’s to 3’s) was dropped in class after his Cheltenham hunter chase effort but was done with after the final bend.

Race 6: Restricted winner Party Tunes (far side), ridden by Darren Edwards
Race 6: Restricted winner Party Tunes (far side), ridden by Darren Edwards

There was a sad outcome to the last race as Thereyarsee (9-2) fell heavily at the last with the race won. The Mulcair (5-4 fav) had departed two out leaving Imogen’s Thunder (5’s to 3’s) to stroll home after being tailed off.

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

EGGESFORD AT UPCOTT CROSS on 9th MAY 2021

EGGESFORD POINT-TO-POINT REPORT WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“When will I see you again?
When will we share precious moments?
Will I have to wait forever? “

The chorus from a song by a pop group called The Three Degrees which oldies may remember from the late 1970’s

The answer is we will see you again next Monday evening at Bratton Down , when hopefully we can say goodbye to behind closed doors point-to-pointing in the Devon & Cornwall area and welcome back spectators to enjoy their sport.

It was still behind closed doors at Upcott Cross, with just a smattering of owners in attendance to witness the Eggesford’s seven races which attracted a total of 65 runners.

Will Biddick and Darren Edwards are neck and neck in their quest for the Devon & Cornwall jockeys’ title, and each landed a winner on the softish ground at the Eggesford meeting. It was Conor Houlihan who stole the headlines however with a first and last race double as he chases the Area Novice Riders’ championship.

The tall Irish born jockey, who works for Will Biddick, opened his account for the day when Raddon Top, conceding 10lbs, got home by a head after a sustained battle with Charlotte Summersby’s mount Cloudy Music in the Chris Hodgson Engineering Area Conditions race. By coincidence these two jockeys are currently in pole position for their respective Area Novice riders’ championship.

Race 1: Conditions winner Raddon Top, ridden by Conor Houlihan, going down to the start
Race 1: Conditions winner Raddon Top, ridden by Conor Houlihan, going down to the start

Raddon Top is trained at Payhembury by Leslie Jefford for owner Sue Trump and said, “He appreciates some cut in the ground but will go out in the field now.” The eight-year-old had won at Wadebridge before Christmas, but blotted his copybook when running out at the last fence in a good Open at Cherrybrook last month. “He was brilliant today, really gutsy and stuck his head out to get there,” reported the jockey, who has set his sights on the local Area Novice Riders’ title.

Conor Houlihan’s double was completed when Imogen’s Thunder was virtually presented with the Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Conditions race for riders with no more than 15 wins. The South Dorset gelding, trained by Mary Tory for owner Wendy Jarrett had more letters than numbers to his name in the form book this season, but came from well back to win as his rivals fell by the wayside.

River Myth had let her supporters down when last seen at Trebudannon, but put matters right with a sparkling performance in the Simpkins Edwards Mixed Open to get her trainer Stuart Sampson off the mark for the season. Owners Terry Hamlin and John Gardener have now seen their mare win 10 races, with jockey Darren Andrews explaining ,” She is a genuine, tough mare who had colic in the evening after that Trebudannon race.” The jockey was fresh from a six hours trip from Hexham on the previous day where he had ridden Dr Kananga to win a hunter chase.

Race 5: Mixed Open winner River Myth, ridden by Darren Andrews
Race 5: Mixed Open winner River Myth, ridden by Darren Andrews

Darren Edwards chased home River Myth on Honest Deed, but enjoyed a pillar to post success on Party Tunes in the Waie Inn & Ford Fuels Restricted. Rita Underhill and Ruth Burrow share ownership of the Dean Summersby trained seven-year-old who gave a fine display of jumping to beat Man of Means (Jack Andrews). “He will probably run again this season. He is my fifth winner of the season but I have had four seconds this weekend,” said the trainer, whose yard is at Broadwoodwidger, near Launceston.

Where’s Wilma was impressive in winning the Bridgetown & Totnes Races Company Intermediate by 15 lengths under Matt Hampton.”She gives her all and Matt gets on well with her,” said Michael Watson of one of the two pointers he trains near Tiverton for the Not So Innocent Partnership. “She was flat out all the way and really tries,” commented the jockey, partnering his fourth winner of the season.

Race 2: Intermediate winner Where's Wilma, ridden by Matt Hampton, jumping the last
Race 2: Intermediate winner Where’s Wilma, ridden by Matt Hampton, jumping the last

Will Biddick kept his championship hopes alive by scoring on four-year-old debutant Hermes Du Gouet in the first section of the C & R Construction Maiden. Littlewindsor, Dorset based trainer Christopher Barber described his four-year-old as, “Very green. I bought him at Goffs Land Rover sale. It is the first time he has been away from home as I have not been able to give him the usual build up. He will go back to the sales”.

Race 3: Open Maiden (Division 1) winner Hermes du Gouet, ridden by Will Biddick
Race 3: Open Maiden (Division 1) winner Hermes du Gouet, ridden by Will Biddick

The Barber/Biddick team came close to a Maiden race double, but five-year-old Wandering Soul failed to read the script and gave Will Biddick a crunching fall at the last when looking the winner. The race went to the lightly raced eight-year-old Don’t Ask Us in the hands of Josh Newman, still celebrating the birth of his daughter a few days ago. The winner is owned jointly by Peter Clarke and Bishops Nympton trainer Keith Cumings. “It is our first winner of the season,” remarked Keith’s daughter Nicky Boundy. “He has had all sorts of issues since we bought him as a three-year-old at the (Goffs) Land Rover sale. He is a heavy topped horse who overheated on that hot day at Maisemore (30th March)”.

There was unanimous approval for the state of the track (officially good to soft, soft in places) produced by the Heard family on this popular North Devon stayers course.

RESULTS – EGGESFORD POINT-To-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS on SUNDAY 9th MAY 2021

Going: Good to soft, soft in places

HUNT AREA CONDITIONS (SPONSOR CHRIS HODGSON ENGINEERING)

  1. Raddon Top (Conor Houlihan) -9-4 led 15th, disp two out til led on line
  2. Cloudy Music (Charlotte Summersby) 11-2 left 2nd 15th, disp two out til headed on line
  3. The Roestone (Martin McIntyre) 11-10 fav 3rd & one pace from three out

7 ran; head; 12l; 6m 59s

INTERMEDIATE (BRIDGETOWN & TOTNES RACES COMPANY)

  • Where’s Wilma (Matt Hampton) 2-1 stdy hdwy three out, left clear two out, stayed on well
  • Pancrace (Will Biddick) 7-1 led 13th, hard pressed three out, headed next
  • Port o’Clock (Darren Edwards) 5-4 fav disp lead til 13th, wknd

8 ran; 15l; distance; 6m 42s

OPEN MAIDEN (C & R CONSTRUCTION & BOWEN EQUUS)

DIV 1

  1. Hermes Du Gouet (Will Biddick) 6-4 jt fav good hdwy 15th, disp lead last, clr flat
  2. Aracaras (Byron Moorcroft) 6-4 jt fav led 12th til joined last, no extra flat

10 ran; only two finished 3l; 6m 47s

DIV 2

  1. Don’t Ask Us (Josh Newman) 8-1 hdwy 14th, left in lead last, clear flat
  2. Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 6-4 fav made most til headed two out, no extra flat
  3. Master Sam Bellamy (Darren Andrews) 5-1 not trouble ldrs, took 3rd flat

13 ran; 3 1/2l; 15l; 6m 54s

MIXED OPEN (SIMPKINS EDWARDS)

  1. River Myth (Darren Andrews) 11-8 fav led from 8th, drew clr flat, comf
  2. Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 2-1 chased ldr 13th, effort but outpaced apprg last
  3. Quinto (Holly-Anne Drowne) 7-1 behind three out, snatched 3rd nr finish

5 ran; 4 1/2l; 25l;; 6m 51s

RESTRICTED (WAIE INN & FORD FUELS)

  1. Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 2-1 made all, stayed on strongly
  2. Man of Means (Jack Andrews) 7-4 fav effort from three out, no extra apprg last
  3. Corbett Court (Byron Moorcroft) 3-1 in touch, one pace from three out

13 ran; 2 1/2l; 10l; 6m 50s

CONDITIONS (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY)

  1. Imogen’s Thunder (Conor Houlihan) 3-1 rear, prog 14th, no chance til left in lead last
  2. Bistouri D’Honore (Hollie Greene) 8-1 led til 12th, wknd, well behind 15th

9 ran; only two finished; won by a distance 7m 3s

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

ENTRIES: EGGESFORD POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON SUNDAY 9TH MAY 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Eggesford 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 Eggesford 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 Eggesford entries and form for race
1st 14:00Chris Hodgson Conditions (Level 3) Race
2nd14:35Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Intermediate Race
3rd15:10C & R Construction & Bowen Equus Maiden Race, Division 1
4th15:45C & R Construction & Bowen Equus Maiden Race, Division 2
5th16:20Mixed Open Race
6th16:55Waie Inn & Ford Fuels Restricted Race
7th17:30Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Conditions (Level 3) Race
Eggesford Point-To-Point Races

Eggesford Races Course Updates:

5th May 2021 at 19:50

Update from clerk of the course John Heard:

‘Ground is now good. Watered all day yesterday and today, will be watering tomorrow. Will keep an eye on forecast and monitor ground through to Sunday and will work to maintain good ground.’

3rd May at 09:57

Update on going from clerk of the course John Heard:

‘Eggesford point to point update on going. Good, good to firm in places. Started watering yesterday. Rain forecast today. Will continue to water to produce good ground.’

Eggesford Preview extract:

It’s the turn of the Eggesford to host their Point-to-Point meeting at Upcott Cross situated in the deepest heart of Devon, this coming Sunday May 9th. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. 110 entries have been received, with the Open Maiden race now divided. Once again this is a meeting which will be held behind closed doors,with live viewing available via Eventbrite live streaming.

Eggesford 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 2.00pm 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.

Eggesford 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

Eggesford 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

EGGESFORD 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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Race 1 – Chris Hodgson Conditions (Level 3) Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
*8770/-puBEARS RAILS0Rachael BoardWon 4 Chases(2015/18; stays 3m1f+;acts on gd/soft; last seen Jan 2019; pu 12th Flete Conds race last week
2/1116/-fBLACKWATER BRAMBLE(IRE)42Alexandra DunnWon 6Ptps;Triple Conds winner 2018; acts on any;held when fell 2 out Maisemore members return
*23532-pBROUGHTONS RHYTHMNRBronwen HurleyWon NHFlat & Hurdle 2017; placed often since (10L 2nd in Uttox 2m4f Chas 2020) acts on gd/soft
/3121-22pCHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)41Dean SummersbyWon 14 Ptps(5 wins Wadebridge) Won Members/Open 2020;1L 2nd Cherrybrook Ladies;pu Fourburrow Ladies
/4351-333CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)39Dean SummersbyWon Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & 14L 3rd to Syracuse’s Dream in Flete Conds; stays well
312-pp61COTTAGE ROSE38John HeardDam won 7Ptps;Won Wadebridge maiden 2020; beat Boygochasing 2L in Flete Park Restricted ;acts any;
p412-21rRADDON TOP (IRE)41Leslie JeffordDam Won 2NH;Won 4 Ptps;Beat Sir Mangan  1 1/4L in Wadebridge Conds; ran out last latest; acts gd/soft
p1/pp-p54STARWELD26Patricia ShawPlaced in 2 members 2018/19; Won Larkhill maiden match(10L) gd/firm in 2019; Dist 4th Exeter Hunterchase
*1p/2362-THE MULCAIR (IRE)NRCamilla ScottWon Irish maiden & 3m hurdle 2019 runner up in 2 Chases in 2020/21;acts on sft/heavy
6u14/12-1THE ROESTONE (IRE)41+Robert ChaninWon Ptp Flat/Maiden/Rest;beat Bridge of Spies head Cherrybrook Inter(lead close home); may go close here
422/5-u52UNIONISTE (FR)36Michael BiddickWon 11NH(10 Chases) 2nd 3 Hunterchases 2018/19; l0L 2nd to Bridge of Spies  Flete Cond;dist 3rd 4m Ladies

Eggesford Preview extract

In the opening Chris Hodgson-sponsored Conditions race, Raddon Top could go well for trainer Les Jefford if re-producing his impressive win at Wadebridge and goes well for jockey Conor Houlihan,  The Roestone for the Robert Chanin team also catches the eye on his Cherrybrook Intermediate win last month and goes well for Martin McIntyre. Trainer Camilla Scott holds an entry with The Mulcair who ran second in a Hunter Chase in Leicester in March, and is another who could go well if defying top weight under young Finn Muirhead. Unioniste will run an honest race and should be there in the frame at the finish for the Biddick family team.

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Race 2 – The Bridgetown & Totnes Races Co. Ltd Intermediate Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
u34-f811AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE)38+Jason Warner10L 3rd NHflat 2019;Won Higham maidn & Edgecote Rest (beat Cave Queen 8L (made all) improveing
/123p/p-pBALLYVODOCK (IRE)38Gordon ChambersWon  Irish maiden 2017;Beat Clondaw Buuny 1L in Lamerton Conf & 6L 2nd Spooners Intem;pu 7th return
312-pp61COTTAGE ROSE38John HeardDam won 7Ptps;Won Wadebridge maiden 2020; beat Boygochasing 2L in Flete Park Restricted ;acts any;
/05/u-p11DANNY ARCHER (IRE)39+Ellie JeffersonUnplaced Irish NHFlat ; won Maiden & 2m5f Edgecote Rest 2021; acts on any; keeps on improving
p321/2-83DR RHYTHM (IRE)36Keith CumingsWon Holnicote maiden 2017 & Cothelstone Rest (25L) 2019;15L 3rd to Daly An Sceil Maisemore Park Inter
ppp4/34-DRUID SPITFIRE35Robert ChaninMaiden/Rest winner 2018; 20L 4th to Bridge of Spies Wadebridge Interm 2020; acts gd/soft
p/u1p-u5FARAWAY STAR36Tracey WilliamsWon Maiden/Rest 2017/18;won Larkhill Ladies Conds (match) 19L 5th to For Rita in Flete Park Condition
000/11-1FRENCH PIECE40Luke PriceWon Welsh 2m4f maiden & Restricted (2L) 2019;bt Donjon 10L in Sandon Intermediate 3rd Apr; front runs
1p361p/-pPANCRACE (FR)37Teresa ClarkWon 3 Ptps 2018/19(maiden-Conds); acts on good/firm ; pulled up 2out in Cothelstone Conds on return
p/11-0661PORT O’CLOCK (IRE)42Dean SummersbyDam won Irish Ptp;Won Maiden/Rest 2020; beat Crown of Thorns 21/2L in Trebudannon Conditions; chances
565u/1-ppRIEN DU TOUT (IRE)35Charlotte BuddWon Cothelstone maiden 2018;won 5L Larkhill Rest (gd/soft) 2020 ;front runs; pulled up both runs this season
414/42-13WHERE’S WILMA41Michael M. WatsonWon 3m Flete maiden 2019 & beat Arcal Fifty 4L Cherrybrook Rest; close 3rd Flete 4m;acts any

Eggesford Preview extract

The Bridgetown & Totnes Race Co Ltd-sponsored Intermediate race holds a strong entry for the Heard family with Cottage Rose, who was a worthy winner at Flete Park last month. They could come up against outside raider and winner a Higham and Edgcote Ahead Of The Game for the Jason Warner team. Also Danny Archer for team Jefferson, another with recent previous winning form who is progressing fast into Intermediate company. Where’s Wilma is another highly rated and could improve on her recent second in an Open at Flete Park, and goes well for jockey Matt Hampton.

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Race 3 – C & R Construction & Bowen Equus Maiden Race, Division 1

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)
Mar-67AUNT LLLY14Harriet Brown10L 4th Larkhill Ptp Flat Jan 2020 &  Dist 6th Barbury Ptp Flat 2020; 52L 7th to Edabean in Edgcote Maiden
fp/p063BALINESKER BEACH (IRE)18Stuart PennyPu Larkhill maiden Dec 2020;well beaten 2 Hurdles 2021; 21L 3rd to Clever des Assence in Cothelstone maideN
4/42/3-5pBUSINESSMAN (IRE)31Leslie Jefford16L 4th & 10L 2nd in maidens;29L 5th to Grey Getawayin Ottery Maiden back in October
#NAME?CUZZICOMBE (IRE)0Keith CumingsIn rear when pulled up 15th in Maisemore maiden won by Gats And Co on 1st run
p2ff3-3EVRON (FR)27+Neil McLeanEx French; 8L 3rd in Chase (2m 5f) Nov 2020; 27L 3rd in Trebudannon maiden won by Party Tunes; EW chances
4/*7p-FUSIONICE (FR)NRMatthew Hampton8L 4th in Irish maiden 2019;well held in 2 NH races in 2020; unraced since
#REF!GONE SURFING (IRE)16Jill DennisPulled up 2out in Maisemore 2m5f maiden & 31L 4th to The Rosary Flyer in Flete Park Maiden (2m 4F)
 HERMES DU GOUET (FR)NRChristopher BarberUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
#NAME?ISLAND DANCER0Robert ChaninUnseated rider 4th in Quantock maiden and pu 13th Trebudannon maiden
/5/p-8ISLAND TYPHOON (IRE)12Zoe Hawkins44L 5th & pulled up at last in 2 Irish maidens 2019; 45L 9th to Kindofabigdeal in Cothelstone Maiden
#NAME?JIMMY SNIPE0Danielle KenealyDam won 17 Ptps; Pulled up 6th in Maisemore Maiden won by Twig; pu 4 out latest; best watched?
22p/44-2LOODEEN (IRE)34Brooke Gardener-WollenTriple Runner up in Maidens 2018/2019; 3/4L 2nd in Quantock maiden won by The Mighty Ash ; stays; chances
/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
ffR/fp/-TALLY HO DOCTOR0Dylan Kitts17L 4th in Welsh maiden in 2918;has failed to  complete in all runs in 2018/19; watching brief here
 THE LAST FLOWNRKieran PriceUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
#NAME?THE TARDY LEMONNRNaomi CarterPulled up  15th in Edgcote maiden won by Guttural on 1st run
p/f2p9/-2WHAT A BUG20?Sarah ProuseDam won Hunterchase & 3 Ptps; Left Distant 2nd in Trebudannon maiden won by Russian Invasion

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The C & R Construction & Bowen Equus-sponsored Open Maiden race is pre-divided. Those catching the eye in the first division are Everon(Neil mcLean), Loodeen(Charlie Dando) and Whatabug( Sarah Prouse) all having had the benefit of a run and gained place form.


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Race 4 – C & R Construction & Bowen Equus Maiden Race, Division 2

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
432fp/76-ATTACOTTI (IRE)30?Pauline Geering1L 2nd Lamerton Mares Maiden (kept on) 2018; acts gd/soft;27L 7th & 18L 6th in 2 Maidens lat season
 BOONBAWN (IRE)NRThomas WestonUnraced in Point to Points and under NH rules
5/53d-6ppCHICAGO LADY (IRE)27?Leslie Jefford24L 6th to Old Town Garde in Wadebridge Open Maiden 6th Dec; pulled up on both starts since
*p38up-34DA VINCI ROCK28+Robert ChaninEx Irish Hurdler/Chaser; acts gd/heavy; 5L 3rd Spooners Maiden & 17l 4th to Dr Time in Flete Park maiden
5/3/4-pDON’T ASK US (IRE)29Keith Cumings22L 3rd in Barbury Maiden won by Nobodydoesitbetter 2019; pu last in Maisemore maiden won by Twig
*3755-73FOOTLOOSE24Harriet BrownPlaced Hurdles 2018; 16L 3rd to Gats And Co in Maisemore Park Maiden 30th Mar(weak 2 out); gd/firm
p/-pGOLLY ITS MOLLY0Sarah ProuseRelated to winning pointers; Pulled up 3 out in Upcott maiden in 2019;pu 11th Trebudannon mares maiden
464/32-42HONEST OPINION (IRE)34Dean Summersby1/2L 2nd Mares maiden 2020 & 8L 2nd to The Dartmoor Rose in Trebudannon maiden latest;acts gd/soft
03p5-2JASMIN DES BORDES (FR)33Teresa Clark12L 2nd to  Maitree Express in Larkhilll 2m4f maiden in Dec (headed last) acts gd/soft;chances here
3p-26pp2JIMMY TEW30?Janet Ackner3L 3rd in Mollington Maiden 2019; 10L 2nd to Dr Time in Flete Park Maiden 17th Apr; EW Chances
*/5846-4MASTER SAM BELLAMY18Chloe BoxallModeate form NH , 71L 4th and last in Leicester Hunterchase back in Feb; acts on soft
#NAME?PARK THIS ONE (IRE)0Neil McLeanPulled up 14th in Trebudannon maiden won by Russian Invasion on 1st run
3/p-ROC THE BOAT20Jennifer BoucherDam won Spooners maiden;33L 3rd inEggesford maiden won by Getaround(NH winner since) pu latest
/p-f5pTERMINAFOND (FR)19Bronwyn ButteryDam won 1m4f in France(Flat); pu 2out Buckfast 2m4f maiden &  27L 5th to King’s Quay Cherrybrook maiden
-2THURSDAYATEIGTH (IRE)26Annabelle Bacon20L 2nd to Party Tunes  in Trebudannon Maiden ( wknd app 2 out) on promising 1st run
p-4pTOP CLICHE27Jill DennisPulled up 12th in E.Corn maiden 2020;Fair 13L 4th to Kindofabigdeal in Cothelstone Maiden (2m 4f)
-4WANDERING SOUL (IRE)25+Christopher Barber12L 4th to King’s Quay in Cherrybrook Maiden 3rd Apr (nvr nr to chall) ;sure to improve further
/f/-pWESTWOOD PISTOL0Stuart SampsonDam failed to complete all 15 starts Ptp/NH;in rear when fell last Stevenstone maiden 2019; pu 15th return

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The second division could go the way of Jasmin des Bordes (Teresa Clark), Jimmy Tew (Janet Akner) or Thursdayateight( Annabelle Bacon) are suggestions on promising previous recent form.


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Race 5 – Simpkins Edwards Eggesford Champion Mixed Open Race

FormNameRating Race_Comments
p8/p1u-p3ARDVIEW BOY (IRE)40? Won 3 Ptps 2019  ;5L winner N.Corn Nov Riders;acts soft; 16L 3rd to Argot in Shelfield Park Conds
05/11-1p2CHAMERON (FR)42 Dual French Hurdle winner;Won Coronation Cup 2020(12L) Won Hunterchase;beaten fav latest;acts any
p-p0612uCOCO LIVE (FR)43 Won Irish maiden 2016;Quad winner 2019;15L Winner of Charing Open & 2L 2nd Quantock Open;;best gd/firm
u0p/2p2CONINGSBY39 Won Maiden & 3m Hurdle 2019;12L 2nd to Vivaldi Collonges in Maisemore Open (3 ran) acts on gd/firm
312/u-135HONEST DEED (IRE)42 Won 9 Ptps (2017/20) beat the Dapper Fox 10L Wadebridge Open;4L 3rd to Static Jack in Cherrybrook Open
2/212-p4KNOCKEDOUTLOADED(IRE)36 Won 7Ptps (2016/2020) Won Ladies Open 2020;17L 4th to Law of Gold in Garthorpe Mixed Open; acts nay
*30/7p9-1LOS ALAMOS (IRE)41 Won NHFlat & 2m6f Hurdle 2017/18;acts gd/firm; beat Talk of The South 3Lin Trebudannon Open ;acts gd/firm
143-00p2MISTER DICK (FR)40 Won 2m6f Chase 2016;Won S.Dorset Conds (left clear last) 3L 2nd in Mollington Conds May 3rd; acts any
131-24243NAVANMAN (IRE)44 Won 3 Hurdles & 11Ptps (4m Flete Open 2018);10L 2nd Ottery Open; 1 1/2L 3rd 4m Hunterchase;gane
*5/p34-2pQUINTO39 Won 2NH & Irish Ptp(inc 3m2f Chase 2019) acts good/heavy; 15L 2nd in Wadebridge Ladies in Dec
2121/p-12RAMBLE ON (IRE)43 Won 10Ptps(Opens 2018/1) 1/2L 2nd 4m Mixed Open ;1L 2nd in 4M Flete Open (headed close home) acts any
111/-pR2pRIVER MYTH42 Won 9 Ptps;Won Rest/Interm 2018 & Mixed Open 2019; acts oany; stays well; 2L 2nd in Cherrybrook Open
/53500-1THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE)44 Won 4NH & 7Ptps;Won 4 2019;beat Master Baker 15L in Trebudannon Ladies(easy) acts any, may go close
1132/111-VIRAK (FR)46 Won 12 NH(6 Chases inc Hunterchases) Won 3 Opens/6 Hunterchases 2019/20; acts any; useful

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The Eggesford Champion Mixed Open race, which is sponsored by Simpkins Edwards, looks to be the feature of the day with over £600 in prize money. Entries include ex National Hunt and multiple Point-to-Point winners Chameron and Virak for trainer Sam Loxton. Virak also holds an entry at Holnicote this weekend, and connections may choose to run him there. Navanman  would be a popular family win at this track for trainer John Heard, and could follow up on his Hunter Chase spin around Cheltenham last month when he came home a creditable one-and-a half  length third. The well bred Galileo-sired gelding Los Alamos for the Luke Price team could go close if turning up here and follow up on his Open win at Trebudannon two weeks ago.


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Race 6 – Waie Inn & Ford Fuels Restricted Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
9/51u4/u-pACCORDINI33Philip RowleyUnplaced NHFlat 2018;Beat Field Master 2L in Howick maiden 2019; gd/soft;held when ur 2out Ffos Las Rest
4p133/-5pCORBETT COURT (IRE)35Kieran PriceWon Ross Harriers maiden 2019(soft) & placed in Restricteds after ; acts gd/soft ; pu Cheltenham Hunterchase
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
pp/p-p421EDABEAN (IRE)35+Jason WarnerModest Hurdler 2018/19;beat Walk In Clover 2L in Edgcote Maiden 18th Apr, acts gd/firm;improving
*/p2u0-1FLORRIE WEBB (IRE)38Will Biddick5L 2nd 2m5f Beginners Irish chase 2020;Easy winner Quantock members(8L) sure to improve; gd/firm
*6531//-pHONOURBOUND (IRE)0Jane WesternWon Ffos Las 1m4f Flat race 2018 (gd/Soft) Pulled up 3 out in Trebudannon Rest on 1st run
04-DecMAN OF MEANS (IRE)37Nigel PadfieldWon Ampton Maiden (Soft) 1 /3/4L 2nd to For Rita(winner since) in Aldington Rest ; acts on any
24/p-p3p5MONTARLOT (IRE)27Harriet Brown8L 4th in Irish maidens 2018; 4L 2nd in Larkhill maiden 2019 & 6L 3rd in Larkhill Rest Dec; pu Hunterchaes
2/215-337MUSTMEETFORAPINT (IRE)35Dean SummersbyWon N.Corn maiden 2020;  acts gd/heavy; 20L 7th to Cottage Rose in Flete Park Restricted latest
0MY LITTLE CECIL (IRE)31Tim SleathBeat Spring Break  30L in Larkhill Open Maiden 25th Apr (3 ran drew clear 15th) acts on firm
p7-r454pNORUKI (IRE)27Andrew GardnerIrish maiden winner March 2017;Well beaten last 5 starts 2019/20;33L 4th to Grageelagh Girl in Edgcote Cond
4pu/22-31PARTY TUNES (IRE)37+Dean Summersby24L 4th Irish maiden 2019;beat Thursdayateight  20L in Trebudannon Open Maiden 24th Apr;improving
46/*970PRINCESS ROANIA (IRE)NRTeresa ClarkNHFlat winner 2015 & 2m1f Flat winner 2016;3L 2nd hurdle 2017; acts soft/heavy;beaten 20L + in 3 NH races
/3/1p/-pRAGING FIRE (IRE)34Michael FeltonBeat Minimalisti  3L Tiverton maiden Jan 2019;Pu Blackmore Rest after;acts gd/soft;pu 13th Masemore Interm
1/42-22ppSCHIAP HILL36Hannah ClarkeWon Mollington maiden 2019;4L 2nd to Hotel du Nord in Wadebridge Rest;pulled up in 2 Hunterchases since
1-46ppp4STEVAN STEEL (IRE)33Janet AcknerBeat Gunner Vic 15L Buckfastleigh maiden(heavy);pu in Hunterchases; 12L 4th to Cottage Rose in Flete Rest
31p/2p-pTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)34Charlotte BuddWon Banwell maiden(20L gd/firm 2019) 2L 2nd to No Limitations Badbury Rest 2020; Pu 3 out Sponners Rest
3322/4-p1THE DARTMOOR ROSE36+Charlotte RoweDam won Flat/NH;Beat  Honest Opinion 8L in Trebudannon Open Maiden (2m 4f) acts gd/firm
/p/6p3/1-THE METERS RUNNING(IRE)35Gordon ChambersPu Irish maiden in 2016; Easy winner of E.Corn 2m4f maiden 2020 acts soft/heavy;May go close here
*50-31TWIG36+Matthew HamptonUnplaced NHFlat races; Won Maisemore Maiden beating Largy Mountain 3L; Acts on gd/firm
u54/-1u34WINTER HOLIDAY37Charlotte FullerWon Maisemore Maiden Oct 2020; close 4th in Mollington Rest won by Bawnmore; acts on gd/firm

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In the Waie Inn & Ford Fuels-sponsored Restricted race, Will Biddick could have a winning training and riding performance on Florrie Webb to follow up on their win at Cothelstone, if not choosing the Holnicote meeting on Saturday where they also hold an entry. Along with Party Tunes for team Summersby, who could follow up on their impressive 20-length win at Trebudannon two weeks ago under Darren Edwards.


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Race 7 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Conditions (Level 3) Race

FormNameRatingTRAINERSRace_Comments
/14/p4-u6AQUA DUDE (IRE)40?Catherine WilliamsWon 3 NH/Ptp;Won Beginners Chase 2017; 19L 4th Hunterchase 2020; acts soft;39L 6th Mollington Conds
*8770/-puBEARS RAILS0Rachael BoardWon 4 Chases(2015/18; stays 3m1f+;acts on gd/soft; last seen Jan 2019; pu 12th Flete Conds race last week
4/p3/-p4RBISTOURI D’HONORE (FR)39?Lucy FeltonDual hurdle winner;won Badbury Ladies & Nov Riders; 17L 4th to Dubai Quest in Maisemore Ladies
1128/7-32BLAIRS COVE40Luke PriceWon 4 NH (3 hurdles up to 2m5f) 8L 2nd to Maitree Express Molington Conds Monday; acts on good
323142/-7CARRIG DUBH (IRE)38Brooke Gardener-WollenDual Irish Ptp winner;Won Members/Confined (15L) 2018;42l 7th to Grageelagh Girl in Edgcote Conds
/4351-333CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)39Dean SummersbyWon Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & 14L 3rd to Syracuse’s Dream in Flete Conds; stays well
616-ppp6IMOGENS THUNDER (IRE)39Mary ToryWon 4Ptps ;Won Interm &  S.Dorset Members;10L 6th to Know The Score in Flete 4miler latest start
43p-84uRINCH ROCK (IRE)36?Ed WalkerWon Rest/Club 2017; won Members 2018;9L 4th to Apples Queen Cherrybrook Ladies; ur both starts since
/64/pp-4pKILRONAN CASTLE24Martin SweetlandWon 3NH (2m4f Chase Dec 2017) & Irish Ptp;26L 4th Open 2019;40L 4th in Quantock Members latest
2/212-p4KNOCKEDOUTLOADED(IRE)36Alexandra KnightWon 7Ptps (2016/2020) Won Ladies Open 2020;17L 4th to Law of Gold in Garthorpe Mixed Open; acts nay
p7-r454pNORUKI (IRE)27Andrew GardnerIrish maiden winner March 2017;Well beaten last 5 starts 2019/20;33L 4th to Grageelagh Girl in Edgcote Cond
2p0p/p-pRUARAIDH HUGH (IRE)16?Tracy WilliamsWon 8 Hurdles up to 2018 (up to 2m7f) pulled up 2 out in Cothelstone Club race in 2020; pu 13th return
45//23/-5SQUIRRELL ESQUIRE36?Celia PlunkettWon 3 Ptps (Deadheated Interm 2016) 3L 2nd Larkhill Conds; 22L 5th to Ballyboker Breeze in Maise Members
/53500-1THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE)44Thomas MaloneWon 4NH & 7Ptps;Won 4 2019;beat Master Baker 15L in Trebudannon Ladies(easy) acts any, may go close
*1p/2362-THE MULCAIR (IRE)NRCamilla ScottWon Irish maiden & 3m hurdle 2019 runner up in 2 Chases in 2020/21;acts on sft/heavy
p/p34f-7THEREYARSEE39Sally AlnerWon 6Ptps (last win 2018);acts on any;18L 7th to No Limitations in Larkhill Conditions Back in Dec

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Finally up is the Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd-sponsored Conditions race, which also holds plenty of talent with The Last But One (Tom Malone) looking to reproduce the form of his Trebudannon victory. He does hold entries in the earlier races here in which he could run well, along with his Holnicote option entry. Cloudy Music (Dean Summersby) will run a sound race under Charlotte Summersby, and The Mulcair for trainer Camilla Scott could opt for this race over his earlier entry.

Photo Credits: Megan Cobley Photography; Athwenna Irons/WMN


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Preview: The Eggesford POINT-TO-POINT AT Upcott Cross On Sunday 9TH MAY 2021

It’s the turn of the Eggesford to host their Point-to-Point meeting at Upcott Cross situated in the deepest heart of Devon, this coming Sunday May 9th. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. 110 entries have been received, with the Open Maiden race now divided. Once again this is a meeting which will be held behind closed doors,with live viewing available via Eventbrite live streaming.

The Eggesford Champion Mixed Open race, which is sponsored by Simpkins Edwards, looks to be the feature of the day with over £600 in prize money. Entries include ex National Hunt and multiple Point-to-Point winners Chameron and Virak for trainer Sam Loxton. Virak also holds an entry at Holnicote this weekend, and connections may choose to run him there. Navanman  would be a popular family win at this track for trainer John Heard, and could follow up on his Hunter Chase spin around Cheltenham last month when he came home a creditable one-and-a half  length third. The well bred Galileo-sired gelding Los Alamos for the Luke Price team could go close if turning up here and follow up on his Open win at Trebudannon two weeks ago.

In the opening Chris Hodgson-sponsored Conditions race, Raddon Top could go well for trainer Les Jefford if re-producing his impressive win at Wadebridge and goes well for jockey Conor Houlihan,  The Roestone for the Robert Chanin team also catches the eye on his Cherrybrook Intermediate win last month and goes well for Martin McIntyre. Trainer Camilla Scott holds an entry with The Mulcair who ran second in a Hunter Chase in Leicester in March, and is another who could go well if defying top weight under young Finn Muirhead. Unioniste will run an honest race and should be there in the frame at the finish for the Biddick family team.

The Bridgetown & Totnes Race Co Ltd-sponsored Intermediate race holds a strong entry for the Heard family with Cottage Rose, who was a worthy winner at Flete Park last month. They could come up against outside raider and winner a Higham and Edgcote Ahead Of The Game for the Jason Warner team. Also Danny Archer for team Jefferson, another with recent previous winning form who is progressing fast into Intermediate company. Where’s Wilma is another highly rated and could improve on her recent second in an Open at Flete Park, and goes well for jockey Matt Hampton.

The C & R Construction & Bowen Equus-sponsored Open Maiden race is pre-divided. Those catching the eye in the first division are Everon(Neil mcLean), Loodeen(Charlie Dando) and Whatabug( Sarah Prouse) all having had the benefit of a run and gained place form. The second division could go the way of Jasmin des Bordes (Teresa Clark), Jimmy Tew (Janet Akner) or Thursdayateight( Annabelle Bacon) are suggestions on promising previous recent form.

In the Waie Inn & Ford Fuels-sponsored Restricted race, Will Biddick could have a winning training and riding performance on Florrie Webb to follow up on their win at Cothelstone, if not choosing the Holnicote meeting on Saturday where they also hold an entry. Along with Party Tunes for team Summersby, who could follow up on their impressive 20-length win at Trebudannon two weeks ago under Darren Edwards.

Finally up at the Eggesford Point-To-Point is the Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd-sponsored Conditions race, which also holds plenty of talent with The Last But One (Tom Malone) looking to reproduce the form of his Trebudannon victory. He does hold entries in the earlier races here in which he could run well, along with his Holnicote option entry. Cloudy Music (Dean Summersby) will run a sound race under Charlotte Summersby, and The Mulcair for trainer Camilla Scott could opt for this race over his earlier entry.

Cover Photo: Megan Cobley Photography

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