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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – CORNWALL CLUB POINT-TO-POINT –  5TH DECEMBER 2021 

IT was almost back to a normal point-to-point on a blustery day on the showground on Sunday: Big crowd, 54 runners, strong line of nine bookies, divided race, good pre-Christmas atmosphere. The only unusual thing was that it kept fine and I backed a few winners.

Moratorium (5-4 into 4-7) was given a very confident ride off the pace by his novice jockey Nathan Green in the opening Conditions event to repeat his Dunsmore success. He got a good run up the rails round the final bend to win easily in the end. The ex-Gigginstown horse couldn’t spell his name on the race card or reveal his age, sex or colour – but that missing information amazingly applied to every horse on the race card. The Roestone (11-2) gave Charlie O’Shea a good spin to finish second, but caught a tartar in the winner.

Safe Harbour (7-2) looked a bit unsafe and soon got rid of Will Biddick in the first divided Maiden. Evron (2’s to 6-4 fav) had run really well behind a certainty at Dunsmore and was given a sympathetic ride by Josh Newman to pop his head in front near the finish. He can win again when upgraded. Runner up Transition Period (solid 3’s) spoilt his chance with some novicey jumping. His shrewd yard will soon have him winning. Hillbilly Filly (14-1) will do better in time and Ballynaglogh (8-1) showed ability until getting tired.

Escapeandevade (evens to 4-5) became the third successive winning jolly in the second Maiden section. Tom Malone’s Westerner gelding galloped on relentlessly to win as he liked and looks the type to progress under rules. School For Scandal (20-1) defied his odds to finish runner up on only his second run. By a good sire, he will improve. The mare Honest Opinion (5-2 to 9-4) keeps getting placed, and four-year-old Lighthouse Mill (10’s to 9’s) made a pleasing debut.

So three winners and plenty of spending money for the Christmas market across the barn. Easy game isn’t it? The answer is no because Goldbury (5-2 to 13-8 fav) got no further than the 13th fence before pulling up in the Ladies’. The winner Quite By Chance (9-1) got a good ride from Lauren Reed and has evidently retained his zest after a grand rules career. Nikki Steel showed a willing attitude to finish best of the chasing pack. He did well in his class for Dr Newland under rules and Robert Chanin can get another race out of him.

Sykes (9-4 after a snippet of 4’s) battled on well under Darren Edwards to win the Men’s Open, just fending off Sir Mangan (1-2 to 11-10), whose rider dropped his whip half way up the run in. Singapore Saga (7-1) was a close third and the Midnight Legend mare could prove a shrewd buy out of the Hobbs yard for pointing by John Heard.

There was a lot of money flying about the ring for Pyle Restricted winner Post No Bills (evens to 1-2) in the Intermediate. Some lumpy bets looked sure to be landed as he jumped clear three out, but Biddick had other ideas and got a good run on the rails up the hill on Voie Dans Voie (100-9) to take the prize. Getaway Honey (8’s to 6’s) was travelling well just behind the leaders when pulled up sharply when looking amiss four out.

The Restricted was a formality for Truckers Pass (1-2 to 4-7) who became the fourth winning favourite of the day, giving Will Biddick a treble and his seventh winner of the season. The horses to take out of the race however could be Teresa Clark’s pair of Fountains Chief (10-1) and Bennys Miracle (8-1) who filled the minor places.

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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


RESULTS – CORNWALL CLUB AT WADEBRIDGE 5 DECEMBER 2021

GOING GOOD TO SOFT, GOOD IN PLACES

(TINKERS CATERING)

1 Moratorium (Nathan Green) 4-7 fav held up, strong run two out, drew clear flat

2 The Roestone (Charlie O’Shea) 11-2 led 12th til headed after last, kept on

3 Trainwreck (Harry Arkright) 8-1 handy, third  after four out, one pace

7 ran, 1l;2l;  6m 3s

OPEN MAIDEN (THE ICE CREAM PARLOUR, PORT  ISAAC)

Division 1

1 Evron (Josh Newman) 6-4 fav  held up in touch, effort two out, led near finish

2 Transition Period (Darren Edwards) 3-1 mistakes, close up 15th ,slight lead last, headed near finish

3 Same Opinion (Darren Andrews )10-1 with ldrs, led 15th, joined last, every chance til wknd flat

8 ran; short head, 2l;  6m 7s

Division 2

1 Escapeandevade (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav made most, jumped well, clear three out, stayed on strongly

2 School For Scandle (Martin McIntyre) 20-1 in touch, chased wnr from four out, kept on

3 Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 9-4 well in touch til outpaced three out

9 ran; 3l; 4l;  6m 5s

LADIES’ OPEN (MOORES ST WENN LTD)

1 Quite By Chance (Lauren Reed) 9-1 jumped well, led from 14th, stayed on strongly

2 Nikki Steel (Anna Hylands) 7-1 alwys prom, led 11th to 14th, chased wnr from three out

3 Quinto (Holly-Anne Drowne) 10-1 chased ldrs from 15th, kept on flat

8 ran; 6l; head;  6m 8s

MEN’S OPEN (R & J TREVARTHEN LTD)

1 Sykes (Darren Edwards) 9-4 led 15th, stayed on well, gamely

2 Sir Mangan (Ben Sutton) 9-4 fav effort three out, not reach wnr flat

3 Singapore Saga (Darren Andrews) 7-1 led 4th til 15th, kept on well

5 ran; 1/2l; 1/2l;;6m 5s

INTERMEDIATE (EXETER RACECOURSE)

1 Voie Dans Voie (Will Biddick) 11-1 disputed lead til 15th, close up til driven clear flat

2 Post No Bills (Bradley Gibbs) 1-2 fav disputed lead, led 15th til no extra flat

3 Broadclyst (Conor Houlihan) 11-2 chased leaders, outpaced 15th

8 ran; 1l; 4l;  6m 2s

RESTRICTED (LODGE AND THOMAS)

1 Truckers Pass (Will Biddick) 4-7 fav led from 8th, clear four out v easily, impressive

2 Fountains Chief (Darren Andrews)  10-1 keen hold, chased wnr from 15th, promising

3 Bennys Miracle (Josh Newman) 8-1 midfield, late hdwy, kept on

9 ran; 3l; 4l;;6m 8s

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

REPORT – CORNWALL CLUB POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE  5TH DECEMBER 2021

“Rain and blizzard, sea and spray and one against the other hurled, we struggled round the Greenaway, blessed be St Enodoc…..”

From the poem Trebetherick by Sir John Betjeman, CBE, (1906 – 1984), former Poet Laureate, who lived locally, and is buried in St Enodoc churchyard.   

A healthy total of 54 runners contested the seven races on a blustery day with the wind turbines on the surrounding hills waving furiously at the Cornwall Club fixture at the Royal Cornwall Showground.

On going described as near perfect by jockeys, and before one of the biggest crowds I have seen at Wadebridge, seven times National champion Will Biddick took the riding honours with a treble. The Truro born rider however had an early chance to test the ground when dumped by his mount Safe Harbour at the second fence in the Ice Cream Parlour Port Issac Maiden race which had to be divided on the day.

Seven-year-old Evron  earned some ice cream money in the first Maiden section as Josh Newman eased his mount into the lead close home to deny Transition Period (Darren Edwards). Starting 6-4 favourite, the ex-French gelding is jointly owned by his jockey and Kayley Woollacott, who said, “We will keep him pointing now as he really enjoys it. My sister Steph hunts him and does fun rides with him.”

Will Biddick bounced back to win the second Maiden section in good style as the well backed Escapeandevade strode clear of his eight rivals up the finishing climb. A strong Westerner gelding, the winner is owned and trained by Taunton bloodstock agent Tom Malone, who does what his day job requires by showing his five-year-old off to the best effect on the track. “ I bought him at Goffs after he had run second in an Irish point He is for sale and will make a good staying chaser. There are more and more good English pointers going on to win under rules nowadays,” remarked the successful trainer.

Truckers Pass completed a double for the Malone / Biddick combination with a very easy success in the Lodge and Thomas sponsored Restricted. This time the owner/trainer didn’t need to add any superlatives as his seven-year-old was impressive in holding the challenge of Stratford bumper winner Fountains Chief. He said, “He is a lovely horse, gaining confidence, and can go back under rules on a good mark.”  

Will Biddick had to work harder to take the Exeter Racecouse Intermediate as eight-year-old Voie Dans Voie just got the better of a sustained battle up front with heavily backed LlangeinorPentyrch qualified Post No Bills. The winner had won his Maiden at this corresponding fixture two years ago and is now in the care of Alan Hill, who was busy saddling winners at Charing. Joe Hill was on duty after his four hour journey to Wadebridge and reported, “I am delighted for the owners who have supported dad for years. He had cheek pieces for the first time and his jumping won him the game. He could go for another point-to-point before hunter chasing.”

A double for the Hill stable was narrowly denied in the R & J Trevarthen Ltd Men’s Open, as the useful veteran pointer Sir Mangan, ridden by last season’s Novice Rider champion Ben Sutton, was just held by fellow veteran Sykes in the hands of Darren Edwards. Once rated 147, and a six times winner under rules, Sykes had begun his career with a Maiden point to point victory under today’s rider, and in the same colours on the showground as a five-year-old.  He was described by his jockey as, “very honest”.  Sykes is obviously the apple of owner / trainer Nikki Martin’s eyes. Now based at Withypool on Exmoor, she said, “I am delighted as he has come full circle. He loves his job and leads the babies at home.”

Another formerly useful NH performer Quite By Chance gave Lauren Reed her second career winner with a good round of jumping at the expense of Nikki Steel (Anna Hylands) and Quinto (Holly-Anne Drowne) in the Moores and Wenn Ltd  Ladies’ Open.  Working for the winner’s trainer Stuart Sampson at Culmstock, the successful rider explained, “I rode a winner in 2019 but missed a season with a shoulder injury. It was nice today because my partner Darren (Andrews) is here and missed seeing my first winner”. 12-year-old Quite By Chance, described by his trainer as, “One of the nicest horses I have ever had,”  had gained five chase wins in his time and went close to beating Frodon at Cheltenham in his younger days.

Moratorium followed up his recent Dunsmore success under a very confident ride under 23-year-old Nathan Green. The young rider, looking for his second winner on only his third ride, was content to sit behind his six rivals in the Tinkers Catering Conditions race until unleashing his willing mount up the finishing hill to collar The Roestone. 

I am told that the live streaming coverage of Wadebridge, conducted most professionally by Cornelius Lysaght, was a great bonus for enthusiasts who couldn’t make it to the Cornish track.

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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

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Preview: Cornwall Club Point-to-Point at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge on Sunday 5th December 2021

The Cornwall Hunt Club hosts the first of two meetings which are scheduled to be held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground this season, attracting 65 good qualities from around the country, for this Sunday’s event on 5th December. An early start time of 11.30 to make the most of daylight hours, for the six races on offer.

The Tinks Catering-sponsored Conditions race for Veteran and Novice riders opens the days event, with Eric The Third for the John Heard team catching the eye having won at Trebudannon in April, followed up by a spin around Cheltenham in a Hunter Chase in April finishing reasonably well in mid division, he could be a competitive ride for young jockey Lauren Reed. Their main rival looks to be Moratorium, a recent winner at Dunsmore for jockey Nathan Green and trainer Myles Osbourne. Ex Wincanton Chase winner Hit The Highway will be flying the flag for trainer Will Biddick, who is now making his name among winning trainers, and The Roestone is another entry who cannot be left out of the equation having run a creditable second at this track in 2019 for team Chanin.

Dean Summersby has an excellent strike rate with his young horses, and his team have two entries in the Ice Cream Parlour – Port Issac Maiden race which follows. Honest Opinion had gone close on three occasions in second place last season, and should be progressive now. Another of the Summersby team entries is Transition period who stayed on well to run second at Cothelstone under  area champion jockey Darren Edwards. The Summersby team offer much fun for their syndicate members for the young horses normally purchased out of Ireland. Bloodstock agent Tom Malone is another with a fantastic strike rate with his purchases, and his entry Escapeandevade could well follow up on his second place at Castletown in Ireland this October, and be a winning ride for jockey Will Biddick.

Moores of St Wenn sponsor the Ladies open race in which the Alan Hill-trained Back Bar looks to be one of the bookies favourites if making the trip down to the track for the Alan Hill team, hoping his entry can follow-up on Back Bars three career wins between the flags to date. The eye is drawn to Goldbury for the Parker family team, this game mare having previously won at this track and has a mares weight allowance, she should be well fit to figure here with both trainer Laura Jones and rider Natalie Parker working for top National Hunt trainers themselves, being the Hobbs and Nicholls teams. Robin Gundry has Inch Rock entered for jockey Pippa Glanville, and they should be competitive having had a recent run finishing second at the Dunsmore meeting last month.

Sir Mangan for trainer Alan Hill is the highest rated entry in the R & J Trevarthen Men’s Open race, and could prove difficult to beat having won five out of his six outings to date. Although Sir Mangan could have a few young horses snapping at his heels here up the gruelling uphill finish, with entry Bridge Of Spies for the George Beilby team, and jockey Conor Houlihan looking to improve on their recent second at Dunsmore, when carrying top weight, and is a previous track winner here.

The Exeter Racecourse–sponsored Intermediate race is the first of the seasons qualifiers for the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate final Hunter Chase Final in April next year. Post No Bills is the highest rated and could steal this for outside raider Bradley Gibbs to follow-up on their Restricted win in October at Pyle, although this race could be more competitive with his opposition looking to be entry Minim Mouse for the Chloe Newman team to follow up on her Bratton win and carrying her mares weight allowance, which could prove the key up the finishing hill. Cloudy Music for team Summersby is another with a mares weight allowance and could be a winning ride for Charlotte Summersby. Broadclyst would need to defy top weight, but with a canny ride from jockey Conor Houlihan should be close at the finish.

Finally up is the Lodge & Thomas-sponsored Restricted race, in which Truckers Pass for Team Malone and jockey Will Biddick combination will be likely favourites after their impressive Dunsmore win. Trainer Teresa Clark has two entered, Bennys Miracle & Fountain Chief both who will be well respected on their winning form at Bratton Down and Stratford. Dock of The Bay for the Les Jefford team cannot be left out of the equation if turning up here, after his head win at Badbury last month under Martin McIntyre.

The Large covered barn holding all warming facilities for a winters day out in the country. Facilities include hot and cold food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands which ideal for Christmas shopping. Entrance to the Wadebridge course is a bargain at £12 per person, cash payments only on the gate. Children under 16 go free and dogs on leads welcome. For those spectators wishing to view on the television at home, this can be accessed via the eventbrite link on pointingdc.co.uk/Live there is a deal on offer for angels ticket for all of the remaining fixtures in the Devon & Cornwall area, these can be accessed via pointingdc.co.uk/live or Weatherbys Point-to-Point website. The course is located at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge Postcode PL27 7JE

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

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

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – CORNWALL CLUB AT WADEBRIDGE ON 6TH DEC 2020

After a nine months gap from betting gossip due to you know what, I am pleased to offer readers (if they are still there) some snippets from the point-to-point betting ring at Wadebridge.

I was lucky enough to be in attendance at the Cornwall Club meeting on press duties, but It was a bit like working in a ghost town “behind closed doors”.

At least we got some very good point-to-point action. It was also pleasing to battle with the layers again, although I could have done with socially distancing my wallet from them.

Full marks anyway to Dave Philips, Rich Pittard and G & T Williams for standing at the showground. Dave and Rich operated in the green zone and Tony Williams was the lone ranger in the amber zone. The zones were strictly enforced with no transit between them. The bookies on -course business was boosted by a telephone betting service for punters watching the live streaming in their armchairs at home. I am told that the live streaming was excellent.

Some of the contests on Sunday resembled a three card trick for punters. Sir Mangan was the form pick in the opener and was backed from evens to 4-6. Like most good things he finished second. The winner Raddon Top (4-1) is no mug and got a good ride from Conor Houlihan. Guerrilla Tactics was supported from 5-1 into 4’s but lost rider Finn Muirhead at the third fence.

The other division for Veteran and Novice riders attracted 14 runners. There was money for Tom Malone’s Thelastbutone(4’ to 5-2) and Chosen Lucky (5-4 fav), but they could only fill the places behind Carmarthenshire raider Coquin Mans (6-1) who dominated this field. On reflection he could have given all his opponents at least two stones on his Irish form for Willie Mullins as a young horse. He had a BHA  rating of 158 at his best.

The three Open Maiden divisions took some sorting out. In the first section I ruled out Eros (5-4 fav) because he had pulled too hard at Ottery. He ran well to finish third here however and should atone. Another for the note book is four-year-old debutant Imperial Joe (6’s to 4’s) who stayed on nicely up the hill. The winner Old Town Garde  (5-1)  is another four-year-old from a good yard and looks to have a future.

There was a remarkable plunge on the mare The Kitchenmechanic  from 10’s in one place to as low as 5-2 at flag fall in the second division. She finished seventh. The winner Rossderrin (6-1) is nicely bred but arrived with a modest CV.  He turned in a workmanlike performance and should win again. Feu Des Malberaux (7’s to 5’s) chased the winner home and is improving steadily. 

Five-year-old Tip Top Mountain (4’s to 3’s) made all the running to win the other division easily under a positive ride from Rob Hawker. He looks the part and fetched £30,000 a few days later when offered at the Cheltenham sales (confusingly held at Newmarket). Word had obviously got out about Ed Walker’s four-year-old Charles Ritz because this Milan gelding was always tight at evens. He wasn’t unduly knocked about by the champion to finish ten lengths second best, but is no Santini. There is a race to be won by Reflex Action (6-s to 5-2) but he will need to jump better.

There was little or no value for punters in the Ladies’ race. I thought that Different Gravey (6-4 to 5-4) would win despite a long absence but he never looked like getting to grips with Back Bar who traded from 6-4 to evens.  Back Bar is a lot more consistent in points than he was under rules.

Navanman was virtually unbackable at level weights in thefive-runner Men’s Open with 1-3 called early. He was sent off at 1-2. There was good money for Welshman Dr Des (5-2 to 7-4) but he jumped sloppily and managed to knock the rider off Beneficial Joe (25-1) at the sixth with a violent leap to his right. The Dapper Fox (16’s to 14’s) ran very well when ridden closer to the pace than normal to finish second, but there was no stopping the consistent Honest Deed (5-1) who sailed clear under Darren Edwards down the hill.

Getting Closer (6-4 fav) just snatched the Intermediate in a six horse blanket finish to give Izzie Marshall a double., denying Waterloo Warrior(3-1) by a short head. The latter was only sixth jumping the last. Missyladie (100-6) was in front 50 yards out before being edged out to finish third. ClondawBunny (12-1) caught the eye under his novice rider and is worth bearing in mind. 

Only two of the eight favourites had obliged so far and it was the same story in the getting out stakes. This time Starsky (5’s to 7-4) was the culprit. Like most each way certainties he finished fourth. The winner Hotel du Nord (3’s to 2’s) gave Charlie Sprake his first jumps winner. Runner up Schiap Hill (7-2) looks nailed on for a Restricted.

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REPORT – CORNWALL CLUB POINT-POINT-TO-POINT 6TH DECEMBER

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“For the loser now will be later to win, for the times they are a changing”……lyrics from the song The times they are a changing by song writer and singer Bob Dylan

Yes, it does seem that the times we live in are definitely changing Mr Dylan. Well illustrated by the fact that no crowds were allowed into the course to see one of the best point-to-points ever staged in the 35 years of racing at the Royal Cornwall Showground course at Wadebridge.

This was because the Cornwall Club pre-Christmas point-to-point had to take place “behind closed doors” due to continuing COVID-19 restrictions.

Apart from participants, officials, press, the live streaming team, and three bookmakers, only owners of runners were allowed to watch the action at a gloriously sunny  Royal Cornwall Showground on Sunday. It was a pity that the normally enthusiastic crowd of spectators could not attend, especially as the competitive nine-race card attracted a healthy total of 97 runners, a record for the Wadebridge track. 

Top jockey Darren Edwards landed the Men’s Open with an enterprising ride on the useful Honest Deed. This Dean Summersby trained 11-year-old has a liking for the showground and stayed on strongly to beat The Dapper Fox and Dr Des. “He is nimble round the corners here and although it wasn’t the plan I had no choice but to go on down the hill,” reported the rider.

The popular Navanman started odds-on favourite here, but could only finish fourth on one of his rare off days. Will Biddick had the mount on Navanman, but gained some consolation for a blank day in the saddle by later sending out Hotel Du Nord to win the Restricted under novice rider Charlie Sprake. This young rider, just short of his 18th birthday, works in Biddick’s yard, and was partnering his first point-to-point winner after much success in the pony racing sphere. 

It was a good day for Will Biddick’s academy of young riders, since another prodigy, Conor Houlihan, steered Sue Trump’s Raddon Top home to take the opening Conditions race for novice and veteran riders. This was the tall young jockey’s sixth career winner.  The Houlihan name is well known thanks to the National Hunt successes of brothers Sean and Niall. Leslie Jefford  trains Raddon Top at Payhembury and said, “He is a progressive seven-year-old who acts very well here and will keep finding.”

Izzie Marshall is yet another promising rider on the point-to –point circuit and went home with a double thanks to Back Bar and Getting Closer, each saddled by Alan Hill.

The Essex and Suffolk qualified Back Bar took the Ladies’ Open in good style with the rider reporting, “He is a big horse who keeps galloping and handled the tight bends really well. He is a good jumper and showed a massive turn of foot near the end. The course is brilliant.”

Getting Closer justified favouritism to win the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate in a blanket finish with the first six horses separated by less than two lengths. The runner up Waterloo Warrior was only sixth jumping the last. It was a judge’s nightmare with the group of six in front charging up the hill spread right across the track. It reminded me of the finish of the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket.  Video evidence showed that the correct result had been called and a relieved Izzie Marshall claimed the spoils. Trainer Alan Hill said, “This horse belongs to a small syndicate mainly farmers in the Suffolk area. It would be nice to aim him at the Exeter final .”

Ian Chanin had given up his riding career to train and the Thorverton based handler was also rewarded with a double care of Rossderrin and Tip Top Mountain in their respective divisions of the Open Maiden.

Five-year-old Rossderrin was purchased out of Ireland by Kayley Woollacott and Josh Newman a few weeks ago. “Kayley’s yard was full so she sent him to me to train,” remarked Ian Chanin. Josh Newman conjured a strong finish out of Rossderrin, who just held off the challenge of Feu Des Malberaux. “He got me out of trouble at the ditch first time. He will stay pointing but is for sale. Ian Chanin has done a good job with him” said the rider.

Chanin’s training double was completed when Tip Top Mountain spread eagled the field of 10 to win his section of the Maiden by 10 lengths. The five-year-old made every yard of the running and won unchallenged. “He was bought as a store in Ireland and ran well recently at Ottery when he was a good fourth after hitting four out,” reported the trainer, who thinks that his next appearance is likely to be in the sales ring.

The other division of the three- way divided Maiden went to the previously unraced Old Town Garde from Chloe Roddick’s yard. Jumping into the lead four out, Old Town Garde showed plenty of resolution to hold off Imperial Joe and Eros. Successful jockey Angus Cheleda, who works for Paul Nicholls and is enjoying a good spell in the saddle, said of the four-year-old, “He jumped brilliantly and quickened up nicely.” Welsh raider Coquin Mans left his Carmarthen stable at four o’clock in the morning for an almost five hours trip to Cornwall.  Nevertheless he was able to put his 13 opponents in their place with a gutsy performance in his section of the Conditions race.  The eight-year-old was a prolific winner in his younger days for top Irish trainer Willie Mullins, and has recently found his way to the South Wales yard of Bobby Thomas who took the mount himself here. The combination made most of the running and shrugged off the sustained challenge of Chosen Lucky  (Charlotte Summersby) up the finishing climb. “I tried to get him to settle but it was no use,” said the jockey, adding, “He kept jumping and hanging right but he has quite an engine. We call him Coco in the yard”.

RESULTS – CORNWALL CLUB POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE 6 DEC 2020

GOING: GOOD TO SOFT

CONDITIONS RACE VETERAN & NOVICE RIDERS (SPONSOR HELEN HUMFREY & LOTUS THERAPIES)

Division 1

1 Raddon Top (Conor Houlihan) 4-1 held up, led four out, ran on strongly

2 Sir Mangan (Ben Sutton) 4-6 fav alwys leaders, kept on but not pace of winner

3 Chill Factor (Charlie Sprake) 7-1 finished well without troubling leaders

11 ran; 1/2l; 1l; 6m 5s

Division 2

1 Coquin Mans (Bobby Thomas) 6-1 led from fourth, jumped & hung right, made rest, gamely

2 Chosen Lucky (Charlotte Summersby) 5-4 went 2nd four out, stayed on well

3 The Last But One (Conor Houlihan) 5- 2  3rd from three out, no extra from next

14 ran; 4l; 6l;  6m 7s

OPEN MAIDEN (SPONSORS ANDREW & SUSAN PELLOWE & DAVE HARDIE PLUMBING& HEATING & HAYLEY MASON)

Division1

1 Old Town Garde (Angus Cheleda) 5-1 led four out, clear when mstk last, comf

2 Imperial Joe (Jake Bament) 4-1 hdwy 14th, third from four out, finished well, promising debut

3 Eros (Josh Newman) 5-4 fav  prog 14th, effort three out, no extra closing stages

12 ran; 4l; 1/2l; 6m 9s

Division 2

1 Rossderrin (Josh Newman) 6-1 close up from 14th, led two out, stayed on gamely

2 Feu Des Malberaux (Fionn Summers) 5-1  progress 15th, finished strongly

3 Takeabid (Angus Cheleda) 4-1 tracked leaders, hdwy three out, 2nd til near finish

12 ran; 1/2l; 1l;  6m 13s

Division 3

1 Tip Top Mountain (Rob Hawker) 4-1 made all, in command from 15th, easily

2 Charles Ritz (Will Biddick) evens fav  held up, hdwy 14th, not reach leaders, nearest at finish

3 Reflex Action (Fionn Summers) 5-2 chased winner 14th, no real impression, lost 2nd nr finish

10 ran; 10l; head;  6m 14s

LADIES’ OPEN (R J TREVARTHEN)

1 Back Bar (Izzy Marshall) evens fav made most, stayed on strongly, easily

2 Quinto (Holly-Anne Drowne) 14-1 good late hdwy, took 2nd nr finish

3 Different Gravey (Chloe Emsley) 5-4 held up, 5th three out,  kept on but not reach leaders

9 ran; 9l; head;  6m 9s

MEN’S OPEN (MOORES ST WENN)

1 Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 5-1 led 15th, soon clear, easily

2 The Dapper Fox (Jack Veysey) 14-1 with leaders, outpaced four out

3 Dr Des (Matthew Barber) 7-4 mistakes, 2nd from four out til no extra flat

5 ran; 10l; head;  6m 22s

INTERMEDIATE  (EXETER RACECOURSE)

1 Getting Closer (Izzy Mars hall) 6-4 fav  prom from 14th, driven to lead last few strides in blanket finish

2 Waterloo Warrior (Darren Edwards) 3-1 midfield, only 7th jumping last, fin strongly, just failed

3 Missyladie (Thomasina Eyston) 16-1 handy, led two out til last few strides

11 ran; short head; head;  6m 24s

NHS RESTRICTED (PRINT CONCERN)

1 Hotel Du Nord (Charlie Sprake) 2-1 disputed lead, led three out, stayed on strongly

2 Schiap Hill (Charlie Marshall) 7-2  disputed lead til outjumped three out, good effort

3 Mustmeetforapint (Darren Edwards) 3-1 took 3rd at 15th, ridden & kept on from two out

13 ran; 1/2l;  3/4l;  6m 17s

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Entries: Cornwall Club Point-To-Point At Wadebridge on Sunday 6th December 2020

Please note these are the entries for the Cornwall Club 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.

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1st

11:30

Racing will now start at 11:00

Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race, Division 1
2nd 12:05 Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race, Division 2
3rd 12:40 Maiden Race
4th 13:15 Ladies Open Race
5th 13:50 Mens Open Race
6th 14:20 Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Race
7th 14:55 The Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race
     

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Course Updates:

Thursday 3rd December 2020 at 09:27

The Clerk of the course for Wadebridge advises the going is now GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Wednesday 2nd December 2020 at 15:17

Wadebridge Cornwall Club Meeting Sunday 6th December. First race – Conditions section 1 will start at 11am. Please spread the word. Looking to be a fabulous card. Watch the live stream.

Friday 28th November 2020 at 14:39

Just to confirm – On 6th December we are still running behind closed doors. Owners and sponsors are most welcome from Tiers 1 and 2 – with amber zone tickets. We hope that for January we will be able to welcome our lovely public supporters into the point to point. For the first meeting please watch the live video and also register and have a bet. Many thanks for your understanding.

Friday 28th November 2020 at 13:17

The course inspector has just pronounced the going at Wadebridge as Good.

Thursday 27th November 2020 at 13:19

The clerk of the course at Wadebridge on 6th December reports the going as good. Ready for your entries. Sorry we are staying behind closed doors – please support the live video and the telephone betting.

Tuesday 24th November 2020 at 13:33

Wadebridge getting all set. Clerk of course confirmed that this weekend the going is good with good to soft in places. Course inspection Saturday and updates after this. Amber for owners please – there will be no charge for you, and there will be some refreshments – looking forward to a lovely day out. Socially distanced of course

Preview extract:

The Cornwall Club Point-To-Point is the first of three scheduled meetings to take place this season at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this Sunday 6th December. It will be a welcome return for trainers, owners and jockeys, who have had to keep their horses ticking over during the Covid lockdown. This meeting will still be behind closed doors, but live race streaming will be available on Facebook and hopefully Youtube.

Betting will also be available remotely by telephone, contact numbers are 07974584712 and 07711298746, with the Bookmakers having worked hard to open accounts for those wishing to place a bet. This can be done by opening up an account by depositing funds into their Paypal account by 6pm on Saturday 5th December. Minimum bet deposits are £30 to open, and individual bets are taken at £10 five minutes before the scheduled race time. Full details can be found on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point Website and Facebook page. Seven races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.00am. 120 good quality entries have been received.

Live streaming will be available on facebook.com/PointingDC/Live. Full details and updates will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website or visit https://pointingdc.co.uk/

Thanks also go to The Waterside Meadery, Penzance for sponsoring the jockey prizes, to Amanda Drayson for sponsoring the owners prizes and St Winnow Yachts for tack and turnout

Live Stream

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

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  List of Races Next Race

Race 1 – Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race Entries, Division 1

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 *85f/133-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) Thomas Malone 44 Won 9NH (6 Chases) 6L winner Cottenham Open 2020; acts gd/heavy; won Ottery Members return; useful
2 23up/p6-p BENEFICIAL JOE (IRE) Jason Warner 36 Won 3 3m Hurdles 2016/17;acts gd/soft; Walked over Howick Open; well beaten in match & last 3 latest starts
3 2p/p5p4-p BEUVRON (FR) Sam Holdsworth 37? Won 3 French/7 Ptps(4 at Buckfastleigh) 29L 5th Nov Riders & 12L 2nd Conf 2019 ;moderate form after/since
4 93u21*6/-4 CHILL FACTOR (IRE) Rachael Honeyball 40 Won 6NH(2 Chases) acts gd/soft;Won Little Windsor Ladies 2019; 37L 4th Kimble Ladies(always rear on return)
5 2111f/*39/- DESERT ROE (IRE) Jonathan Tudor NR Won 6 Ptps;Won Confined(25L)& beat Jack Snipe Conds Match 2019;6L 3rd in hurdle after; acts on any;
6 */52360-3 GUERRILLA TACTICS (IRE) Camilla Scott 40 Won 3NH & Badbury Rings Ptp (2016/18) stays 3m;best good/firm;25L 3rd Ottery Conds 24th Oct; better for run
7 33345/7-5 KILCREA BRIDGE Robert Hawker 34 Won S.Dorset maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018;placed Chase 2020;25L 5th Ottery Members; acts gd/heavy
8 */6607/-p LUMA’S GIFT Megan Bevan 0 Unplaced in 2NHFlat & 2 Novice hurdles in 2017/18; pu 11th in Maisemore Maiden on return
9 /pp/221-4 MILLANSIE BOY George Beilby 40? Hurdle/Chase winner 2017;Beat Raddon Top 3L Buckfast Nov Riders 2020; Dist 4th Ottery Ladies; acts any
10 4/3p412-2 RADDON TOP (IRE) Leslie Jefford 42 Dam Won 2NH;Won 4 Ptps;(Inc Wadebridge Conds 2020) acts on soft;2L 2nd to Art Mauresque Ottery Members
11 2754/2-1 SIR MANGAN (IRE) Alan Hill 44 Won 5NH & 2 Ptps(2012-17) 2L 2nd Hunterchase 2020;Easy 8L winner of Kimble Conds 25th Oct;chances here
12 7f63/542- SKYLANDER (IRE) Robert Chanin 36 Won 5 NH/Irish Ptp;Won Nov Riders 2018; 30L 5th Corn Club Nov riders & 1/2L 2nd Members 2020; acts on any
13 12111/6p- SOUL KALIBER (IRE) Dean Summersby 41 Won 5 Ptps in 2019(maiden & Rest & 5L winner of Bratton Inter) acts on any ;no show 2020; goes well fresh
14 *1315/p2- SOUNDS OF ITALY (IRE) Finbar Mulrine 40 Won 2 Irish Ptps & 2 x 3m NH Chases 2018;4L 2nd in Ampton Nov Riders 2020; acts on gd/heavy
15 fp/p/3124- THREE FACES WEST (IRE) Bethen Childs 43 Won 6NH(3 Chases) Beat Millansie Boy 4Lin Buckfast Conditions & 8L 2nd Badbury Open;acts any;chances

Preview extract

Helen Humphry & Lotus Therapies sponsor the opening Novice & Veteran riders race which has been pre-divided. In the first division, the Tom Malone – trained Art Mauresque stands out having won at the opening meeting at Bishops Court in October. This French bred gelding had decent form when under rules with Paul Nicholls, having won over £180,00 in prize money, before loosing his way. Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone has sweetened the horse up with a change of scenery and he sets the standard here. However he also holds an entry in both the Men’s Open and Ladies Open races, which may be a preferred option for Art Mauresque, this could leave the door open for the Les Jefford-trained Raddon Top who should go well in the first division of the opener and follow upon his second at the East Devon meeting in October, when coming home two lengths second under Conor Houlihan, who holds the ride again here. Sounds of Italy looks an interesting outside raider for owner/trainer/jockey Finbar Milrane, with his two lengths second at Ampton when last seen, but he also holds an entry at the Chaddesley Corbett fixture, so may head there if conditions suit. Kimble winner Sir Mangan could prove a danger coming out of the red hot Alan Hill’s team. 


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Race 2 – Conditions (Level 2) Veteran & Novice Riders Race Entries, Division 2

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 231/3p1p- BALLYHOWNE (IRE) Robert Chanin 42 Dual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Interm & Conds (33/1) 2019; beat Millanisi Boy 3/4L in Wadebridge Open;acts soft
2 564160/p- BOHER CALL (IRE) Peter Bament 38 Won 4 Chases & 2 Ptps;Won S.Dorset Members 2018 & 2L winner of Wilton Members 2019; acts on any
3 131/3121- CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) Dean Summersby 43 Won 14 Ptps form 20 starts(inc 5 wins at Wadebridge) Won Members/open (3ran) 2020; acts on any; consistent
4 *70/646p- COQUIN MANS (FR) Bobby Thomas NR Won in France & uk Flat Flat(1m4f+) & 4 Irish Hurdles (2015/18) stays 3m; well held in 4 Irish Chases in 2020
5 pup/6p-7 GETAWAY DRIVER(IRE) Tanisha Little 27? Won Maiden/Rest 2013; acts soft/hy;18L 4th Corn club Interm 2016;36L 7th on return Maisemore Conds
6 p212/- ICHIFOOT (USA) Patrick Picton-Warlow 35 Ex USA Flat 2016; Beat What a Bug 30L Stevenstone maiden & 10L 2nd in Bratton Rest 2019; acts on gd/firm
7 *325473-4 KILMOGANNY (IRE) Jemma Sargent 32 Placed 4NH Chases(2L 2nd 2019) gd/soft;5L 3rd Chipley Rest & 27L 4th to Winter Holiday Maisemore Maiden
8 /52/0s8-4 MICKY STARK Zoe Hawkins 35? Dam won Ptp;Won maiden 2017/Buckfast Rest 2018 ;acts soft;Moderate form last season; 15L 4th Ottery Members
9 2/pp2143- MISTER DICK (FR) Jason Warner 38 Won 2m6f Chase 2016;Won S.Dorset Conds (left clear last) 9L 3rd Great Trethew Cov Riders; acts soft
10 *32/21322- PHOENIX ROCK (IRE) Gary Barber NR Won Worcester 2m7f Chase 2019;3/4L 2nd in M.Rasen 3m chase July 2020; acts on good/soft; consistent
11 5//61pp/p- POTTERS APPROACH (IRE) Patricia Shaw 20 Won Irish Ptp & Hurdle/Chase 2017/18;stays 3m2f;in rear when pu 2out Buckfastleigh Open 2020
12 *5/p4735-2 ROLLING DYLAN (IRE) Laura Parker 40 Won 4 NH (2 Chases 2015-2018) stays 3m; acts soft/heavy; 25L 2nd to Sparkleandshine Ottery Conds
13 pfp/32p-R SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE) Rebecca Welch 39 Won 2m3f Chase 2018(heavy)2L 2nd to Raddon Top Wadebridge Nov riders 2020; ran out 2nd on return
14 0pp/u4p-p THE IBBSTER (IRE) Alexandra Goodman 30? Maiden/Rest winner 2017;well beaten 4 starts NH 2019; acts gd/soft; stays 3m;50L 4th Tiverton Nov Riders
15 11/2432-5 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) Thomas Malone 41? Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Didmarton Nov Riders 2020;remote 5th Ottery Ladies (faded 2out)

Preview extract

In the second division Chosen Lucky could get another win for the Dean Summersby team, with daughter Charlotte on board. Rolling Dylan is an entry for trainer Laura Parker, who has a good strike rate at this track, and the gelding could find his old National Hunt form when in training with Philip Hobbs, who still owns him, and has the booking of promising young jockey Tom Dixon aboard.


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Race 3 – Maiden Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 2/3222/-u A TIPPLE OR TWO Caroline Keevil 33 Dam won maiden;Runner up in 3 maidens (4L 2nd Axe Vale maiden) front runs; prom when ur 13th Ottery Maiden
2 37/pu34-f AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE) Byron Moorcroft 25 10L 3rd NHflat 2019;31L 3rd Buckfastleigh 2m4f maiden; fell 5th Kimble maiden on return do better ; acts soft
3 /r4f/f54-6 BET ON BETTY Christine Gray 24 Dam won French Chase;12L 5th in Tiverton Mares 2020 maiden & 30L 6th to Grey Getaway Ottery Maiden
4 *0/9000-p BOMBAY BASIL (IRE) Tracey Barfoot-Saunt 0 Well behind in all 7NH races in Ireland in 2018/19; Pulled up 13th Maisemore Maiden on return
5 07fpp//-7 CAPTAINS HORSE (FR) David Mitchell 9 Unplaced in 4 Chases & 3 hurdles in 2016/17; 45L 7th in Ottery maiden won by Grey Getaway in Oct
6   CHARLES RITZ Edward Walker NR Dam won 3m Chase/hurdle;Unraced in Point to Points and NH
7 *305/53d- CHICAGO LADY (IRE) Leslie Jefford 31 5L 2nd in Irish maiden & 2L 2nd 2m3f hurdle 2016/18; 2L 3rd in Buckfast Maiden (disq) acts on soft; chances
8 *b/05/u- DANNY ARCHER (IRE) Ellie Jefferson 0 Unplaced Irish NHFlat & 18L 5th in Sedgefield NHFlat (weak 3 f out) ur 1st in Quantock maiden only start 2020
9 *5p4/pp/p- EDABEAN (IRE) Byron Moorcroft 0 Modest Hurdler 2018/19; Pulled up in last 3 runs 2019/20 , watching brief today
10 *6/0647-3 EROS (FR) Neil McLean 33+ 8L 4th in Huntingdon 2m hurdle (heavy) Feb 2020;6L 3rd to Starsky Ottery Maiden(lead to last) Chances
11 2/up5-3 FEU DES MALBERAUX (FR) Joe Tickle 27 5L 2nd to Matt’s Legacy Buckfastleigh 2m4f maiden 2019;16L 3rd in Ottery 4/5yo maiden(one paced from 3 out)
12   FITZ IN (IRE) Harriet Dickin NR Unraced in Point to Points and NH
13 -2 GREAT COLEWOOD Edward Walker 33+ 8L 2nd to Kyntara in Ottery 4/5yo maiden 24th Oct (stayed on well) promising start; acts on soft
14 3/pp2/42- GUNNER VIC Hugh Thomas 24 Dam won Maiden;placed Members(3L 2nd 2019)15L 2nd to Stevan Steel in Buckfastleigh Open Maiden 2020
15 62*3/fp- HENRY’S REGIME Mervyn Woodward 18? Dam won a Ptp;3L 2nd Ptp Flat;13L 3rd 2m hurdle after;prom when fell 11th E.Corn Maiden & pu 2out after
16 3464/32- HONEST OPINION (IRE) Dean Summersby NR Ex Irish Pointer; 1/2L 2nd in Mares maiden Feb 2020;acts gd/soft; capable of winning a small race
17 2/2/-3 HOPE ‘N SKIP (IRE) Alan Hill 30 Runner up in 2 Maidens (4ran in both) 2019/2020; 30L 3rd in Kimble maiden won by Ahoy Senior on return
18 /43/6uf- I PREFERE DIAMONDS (IRE) Robert Chanin 26 3L 4th & 16L 3rd in 2 Ptp Flat Races(2m) 2019; 15L 6th Corn Club maiden; ur12th after;best watched
19   IMPERIAL JOE (IRE) Jill Dennis NR Unraced in Point to Points and NH
20 *89pp- IVORSALEGEND Edward Walker NR Well beaten in 2 NHFlat races & pulled up in both starts over hurdles in 2020;
21 *325473-4 KILMOGANNY (IRE) Jemma Sargent 32 Placed 4NH Chases(2L 2nd 2019) gd/soft;5L 3rd Chipley Rest & 27L 4th to Winter Holiday Maisemore Maiden
22 */6607/-p LUMA’S GIFT Megan Bevan 0 Unplaced in 2NHFlat & 2 Novice hurdles in 2017/18; pu 11th in Maisemore Maiden on return
23 pp/p/- MADAM MASSINI Ellie Batten 0 Dam won Mares Maiden; Failed to complete in 3 (2m4f/3m Maidens) in 2018/2019; unraced since
24 2f2/36/p-4 MOONARO (IRE) Susan Darke 31 Head 2nd in Lamerton maiden (just failed) 2018; 19L 4th Ottery Maiden(kept on) acts soft; may win one day
25   OLD TOWN GARDE (IRE) Chloe Roddick NR Brother to winning hurdler Clondaw Robin; Unraced in Point to Points and NH
26 upp//- PENTILLY Joe Tickle 0 Failed to complete in maidens when last seen in 2018
27 *600/p/4- PLAY WITH THE WIND Bobby Thomas 24 Ex Irish NH; Well Beaten (17L+) in 5 hurdle races & pu in chase 2018/19; 13L 4th Bangor maiden only start 2010
28 /24/2- REFLEX ACTION (IRE) Paul Nicholas 25 Dam won Irish Ptp;2L 2nd E.Corn Ptp Flat race;left 40L 2nd S.Dorset maiden 2020; acts gd/soft
29 *9664/pp- ROSSDERRIN (IRE) Ian Chanin NR 18L 5th in Irish maiden 2019; moderate Irish hurdler/Chaser since ; acts on Good/Heavy
30 *03546/3- SAY ABOUT IT Roy Smith 27 Ex Flat; Placed over 1m2f/1m4f in 2018; 5L 3rd to Don’t Rightly Know E.Corn Open Maiden (2m 4f) 2020
31 u/p43ff-5 SPIVEY COVE Arron Butterfield 21 Ex Irish Pointer (4L 2nd June 2018 & 5L 3rd Dec 2019) acts ogd/heavy; 35L 5th to Starsky in Ottery maiden
32 p5p/7p-f TAKEABID (IRE) Stuart Sampson 34+ Half Sis to Fishy Story & River Myth;Fell last in Ottery Maiden(staying on & every chance) may go close
33 /48/upp- THE DEVON DUMPLING Sam Holdsworth 22? 14L 4th to Misstree Song E.Corn 2m Ptp Flat & faded quickly in Wilton Ptp Flat; no form in maidens in 2020
34 p637/32- THE KITCHENMECANIC Teresa Clark 28 Placed 3 Irish maidens(inc 2L 2nd) 2019; 15l 2nd to Lilith Quantock Maiden(2m4f) 2020; acts soft
35 4p/p/- THE MAD BOUNCER (IRE) Sarah Gordon NR 26L 4th in Irish Maiden 2018 (pulled up in both starts starts) watching brief here
36 8p-p THIS’LL DO Leslie Jefford 12 Dam won a maiden; 30L 8th in Barbury Ptp Flat won by Raffle Ticket; pu 13th in Ottery Maiden on return
37 p-4 TIP TOP MOUNTAIN (IRE) Ian Chanin 24 Dam won 2 Irish Ptps;Pu 3 out Quantock maiden 2020; 28L 4th to Kyntara in Ottery Maiden 24th
38 /u- TORIANNA Neil McLean 0 Half Sister to Spuddler’s Dream(won 9 Ptps) Unseated rider 12th in Quantock Mares 2m4f maiden only run
39 p/- WONDER FLOW Peter Bament 0 Dam 3rd in a maiden Ptp;Pulled up 11th in Quantock Mares 2m4f maiden only run 2020
40 p- YIPEE KAI AYE Sam Holdsworth 0 Pulled up 3 out in E.Corn 2m4f maiden(heavy) on only run to date in 2020

Preview extract

The open maiden race has 40 entries and is likely to be divided on the day. Those that catch the eye are A Tipple Or Two who was unlucky when unseating at Bishops Court, and could go well on his previous runner-up form. Honest Opinion who could be another shrewd buy on previous place form, from Ireland for team Summersby.  Great Colewood for the Ed Walker team could follow up on his second at Bishops Court. Old Town Garde for the Chloe Roddick team with the booking of jockey Angus Cheleda is interesting. Moonaro could improve on his place form for trainer Susan Darke,  and The Kitchenmecanic had previous place form in Ireland and could go well for trainer Teresa Clark. The maiden races have been kindly sponsored by Andrew & Susan Pellowe, David Hardie Plumbing & Heating and Hayley Mason.


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Race 4 – Ladies Open Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 *85f/133-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) Thomas Malone 44 Won 9NH (6 Chases) 6L winner Cottenham Open 2020; acts gd/heavy; won Ottery Members return; useful
2 2111/21- BACK BAR (IRE) Alan Hill 44 Won Irish 2m Hurdle 2018;Won 3 Ladies Opens in 2019/20;acts on gd/heavy; consistent & may go close here
3 131/3121- CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) Dean Summersby 43 Won 14 Ptps form 20 starts(inc 5 wins at Wadebridge) Won Members/open (3ran) 2020; acts on any; consistent
4 2111f/*39/- DESERT ROE (IRE) Jonathan Tudor NR Won 6 Ptps;Won Confined(25L)& beat Jack Snipe Conds Match 2019;6L 3rd in hurdle after; acts on any;
5 u7/111//- DIFFERENT GRAVEY (IRE) Ed Walker 45? Won 5NH/3Ptps;Won Conds & beat Bistouri d’Honore 3L in Larkhill Open 2018;not seen since; acts on any
6 *05747/-3 ERIC THE THIRD (IRE) John Heard 38 Won 7NH (4 Chases – up to 2m5f) ;Dist 3rd in Ottery Ladies won by Red Indian. acts on any (better for run)
7 16f/755/- GRAND VISION (IRE) Emma Moseley NR Won 5NH (2 Chases) Veteran; stays 3m+ ; Beaten 18L + in 3 Chase 2018/19 for Colin Tizzard; acts soft/heavy
8 431/f43p- INCH ROCK (IRE) Ed Walker 40 Won Rest/Club races 2017; 5L 2nd in Ladies & won Members 2018;1L 3rd in Western Ladies won by Wind Tor
9 /58531/4-p IT’S A STEAL (IRE) Lee Glanville 40 Won 2 Chases/Irish Ptp;won Members 2019;32L 4th Buckfastleigh Ladies ;gd/soft; pu 14th Ottery Ladies
10 *545/p34- QUINTO Holly-Anne Drowne NR Won 2NH & Irish Ptp(inc 3m2f N.Abbot Chase 2019) acts on good/heavy; consistent sort; EW chances
11 *4p4/4p-p QUITE BY CHANCE Stuart Sampson 39? Won 5 Chases (2014-16) stays 3m2f; acts good/soft; placed Chases 2019/20;pu quickly 14th return Ottery Club
12 11/2432-5 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) Thomas Malone 41? Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Didmarton Nov Riders 2020;remote 5th Ottery Ladies (faded 2out)

Preview extract

The Treavarthen-sponsored Ladies Open race looks to be a thriller in store, with previous course winner The Last But One entered for the Tom Malone team, which could see jockey Jo Supple back in the winners enclosure. They may be challenged by entry Chosen Lucky under Charlotte Summersby if not competing in the earlier Novice race, or the Ed Walker entry Different Gravy. The latter having had decent form under rules when with Nicky Henderson when he clocked up five wins under rules. Once joining the Ed Walker team, Different Gravy’s latest win came at Larkhill in 2018 under jockey Will Biddick, they could be right there at the finish if going well fresh after a long layoff. 


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Race 5 – Mens Open Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 *85f/133-1 ART MAURESQUE (FR) Thomas Malone 44 Won 9NH (6 Chases) 6L winner Cottenham Open 2020; acts gd/heavy; won Ottery Members return; useful
2 23up/p6-p BENEFICIAL JOE (IRE) Jason Warner 36 Won 3 3m Hurdles 2016/17;acts gd/soft; Walked over Howick Open; well beaten in match & last 3 latest starts
3 u7/111//- DIFFERENT GRAVEY (IRE) Ed Walker 45? Won 5NH/3Ptps;Won Conds & beat Bistouri d’Honore 3L in Larkhill Open 2018;not seen since; acts on any
4 */54O173- DR DES (IRE) Gary Barber NR Dual hurdle winner ;Won Uttoxeter 2m7f hurdle 2019 (acts soft/heavy) 20L 3rd in Exeter Chase feb 2020
5 3464/32- HONEST OPINION (IRE) Dean Summersby NR Ex Irish Pointer; 1/2L 2nd in Mares maiden Feb 2020;acts gd/soft; capable of winning a small race
6 33345/7-5 KILCREA BRIDGE Robert Hawker 34 Won S.Dorset maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018;placed Chase 2020;25L 5th Ottery Members; acts gd/heavy
7 2/11131-2 NAVANMAN (IRE) John Heard 47 Won 3 Hurdles & 11Ptps(3 at Wadebridge);10L 2nd to useful Jatiluwih Ottery Open; best soft/heavy;chances
8 55224/32- THE DAPPER FOX Jack Veysey 40 Won 8 Ptps;won 3m6f Conds; often placed ; stays 4m ; acts on any; 10L 2nd in Heythrop 3m6f Open
9 11/2432-5 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) Thomas Malone 41? Won 4NH & 6Ptps;Won 4 2019;Head 2nd Didmarton Nov Riders 2020;remote 5th Ottery Laies (faded 2out)

Preview extract

The prolific winning gelding Navanman for the John Heard team could take on Art Mauresque in the Moore’s of St Wenn-sponsored Men’s Open which looks another exciting race. Navanman has already scored a hat-trick at this course and may have the booking of either top jockey’s Will Biddick, if Art Mauresque is chosen to run in an earlier race, or Darren Edwards who has won aboard Navanman. Dr Des catches the eye for Welsh raider Gary Barber after his dual hurdle win and third at Exeter in February this year. Also Different Gravy, mentioned before, if not running in the Ladies race.


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Race 6 – Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Race entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 1/40504-6 BALLYBRUFF (IRE) Leslie Jefford 34? Won 2m4f maiden & Eggesford Rest(4L);acts on any;26L 5th Ottery Members 24th Oct; stays; one paced
2 4/pup44/- CIDER ‘N’ BLACK Michael Sweetland 29? Veteran;Won Maiden 2013 & 28L 4th only form 2018; acts gd/firm; moderate 4ths last 2 starts 2019; best watched
3 1323/4u4- CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) Dean Summersby 38 Won 2m4f maiden 2018; Won Rest/ members 2019; 17L 4th to Cloudy Music in Great Trethew Conds; acts any
4 p/fp13/12- GETTING CLOSER (IRE) Alan Hill 40 Irish maiden winner 2019;Won Horseheath Rest 2020 2L 2nd to Fumet d’Oudairies in Interm; acts on any
5 f3212/9p- HIGH PRIORITY Keith Cumings 37? Won 3 Ptps (Won 2m4f Rest & Banwell Conf 2018; best gd/firm;32L 9th Corn Club Interm & pu Tiverton Interm
6 2421/up6- MISSYLADIE (FR) Sam Holdsworth 36 Won maiden/Rest 2019; acts gd/soft; stays well;headway when ur 3out Buckfast Interm;No show after
7 13-3r51/-u MORPET Christine Gray 36? Dead heated Tiverton maiden 2017 & Won Cothelstone Rest 2018; acts any; missed last season ; ur 11 return
8 23212/9-3 RYVES ROCKY (IRE) Leslie Jefford 39 Dual Flete winner(Maiden/Rest) Beat Cloudy Music 1L in S.Tetcott Conds 2019; 3L 3rd Ottery Members
9 121p/746- SHANOULE WOOD (IRE) Hannah Clarke 34 Dual Parham winner 2019 (Maiden/Rest) acts gd/firm ; 36L 6th Didmarton Interm 2020;hard to fancy
10 p/p3421-4 STEVAN STEEL (IRE) Janet Ackner 34 Beat Gunner Vic 15L in Buckfastleigh maiden(heavy); stays well;39L 4th to Ryans Fancy Ottery Rest 24th Oct
11 3531643-8 SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR) Deborah Treneer 37 Dual Trethew winner & won Flete Nov Riders(stayed on well) acts any;25L 4th Bratton Interm; best stiff tracks
12 238/2121-6 VOIE DAN VOIE (FR) Will Biddick 38 Placed NH;Won Wadebridge maiden & Larkhill Rest; 17L 6th to Organised Solution Maisemore Intem;acts any
13 11/1p124-3 WATERLOO WARRIOR (IRE) Angela Slatter 41 Won Maiden/Rest 2019;Won Interm 2020; 1/2L 3rd Maisemore Conds(2nd Dual NH winner since) chances

Preview extract

In the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, Waterloo Warrier is an outside raider to note if travelling down from the Cotswolds for the Angela Slater team, having good previous National Hunt form and ran a half length third at Maisemore in October. Getting Closer for trainer Alan Hill won his Restricted at Horseheath and followed up with a two length second to Fumet O’Oudaries in his Intermediate also at Horseheath. Voie Dans Voie is another to hold some promising form with a previous maiden win at this track and is now trained and ridden by Will Biddick.


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Race 7 – The Print Concern Supports the NHS Restricted Race Entries

# Form Name TRAINERS Rating Race_Comments
1 45p5/735- ALICE’S STAR Robert Chanin 32? Won Irish maiden 2018;Placed Rests(4L 2nd);well held in 2020(42L 3rd); acts on gd/heavy; seems one paced
2 p/*3378/-5 ANN MARIES REJECT (IRE) Christine Gray 33 Won Ottery maiden 2018;placed Rests (4L 2nd & 12L 3rd) acts on any; 44L 5th Ottery on return in October
3 2/52312-p COTTAGE ROSE John Heard 35 Dam won 7Ptps;beat Arctic Milly 1L Wadebridge maiden(kept on) 2020; acts on any, pu 4out Ottery Rest
4 52/p41f/f- COULD BE BETTER (IRE) Stuart Sampson 35 Beat Ichifoot 4L in Little Windsor maiden(lead last) 2019; acts on gd/heavy; fell on last 2 starts
5 ppppup/- COURT IN FLIGHT (IRE) Reg Hopkins 31? 20L winner of Lydstep maiden (heavy) 15L 2nd & 10L 3rd in Rests after;failed to complete in 2019; unraced since
6 326442/p-
326442/-P
DESIGN PLAN (IRE) Emma Moseley 34 Won Banwen maiden(2L) 2018 ; acts gd/soft; 2L 2nd in Rest 2019; pu 2out Ffos Las Members only start last year
7 133p/fpp- DIPLOMATICO (USA) Jason Warner 29 Easy winner of Tedworth maiden(4 ran) well beaten(40L+) in Rest since;pu last S.Dorset Rest;front runs
8 6226p/p-3 GERTIES GARTER Ed Walker 34 Won Little Windsor maiden 2018; 2L & 4L 2nd Rests 2019; acts any;35L 3rd Ottery Rest (some late headway)
9 *45/p537- HOTEL DU NORD (FR) Will Biddick NR 6L Irish Maiden winner 2018;20L 3rd in Leopardstown Nov Chase Mar 2020; acts on soft/heavy
10 p212/- ICHIFOOT (USA) Patrick Picton-Warlow 35 Ex USA Flat 2016; Beat What a Bug 30L Stevenstone maiden & 10L 2nd in Bratton Rest 2019; acts on gd/firm
11 2522/215- MUSTMEETFORAPINT (IRE) Dean Summersby 36 2nd in 4 Irish maidens 2018/19;Beat Exhibit A 8L N.Corn maiden (stayed on) acts gd/heavy; 26L 5th in Rest after
12 */5007p- OBORNE LADY (IRE) Sally Rawlins NR Won Salisbury 1m6f Flat Handicap 2019(gd/firm) 1/2L 2nd in 3m Hurdle (4 ran).poor form on the Flat/NH since
13 3431/42-2 SCHIAP HILL Hannah Clarke 36 Won Mollington maiden 2019;10L 2nd to Ryans Fancy in Bishops Court Rest 24th Oct; acts on gd/soft;EW chance
14 *637333-1 STARSKY (IRE) Thomas Malone 35+ Runner up NHflat 2018;Placed in 4 2m4f hurdles; acts gd/soft; beat Jimmy Tew 4L Bishops Court Open Maiden
15 3ppp1/pp- STARWELD Patricia Shaw 26 Placed in 2 members 2018/19; Won Larkhill maiden match(10L) on gd/firm in 2019; pulled 13th Larkhill Rest
16 p/p3421-4 STEVAN STEEL (IRE) Janet Ackner 34 Beat Gunner Vic 15L in Buckfastleigh maiden(heavy); stays well;39L 4th to Ryans Fancy Ottery Rest 24th Oct

Preview extract

Finally up is the Print Concerns NHS Restricted race in which Mustmeetforapint is a previous winner at this track and acts on any going. Starsky could follow up on his win at Bishops Court, and Schiap Hill after his second at Bishops Court. Also Hotel Du Nord could give Will Biddick another training performance and see a promising young jockey Charlie Sprake take a step up the ladder in his career.


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Preview: Cornwall Club Point-to-Point at Wadebridge ON Sun 6 December 2020

The Cornwall Club Point-To-Point is the first of three scheduled meetings to take place this season at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this Sunday 6th December. It will be a welcome return for trainers, owners and jockeys, who have had to keep their horses ticking over during the Covid lockdown. This meeting will still be behind closed doors, but live race streaming will be available on Facebook and hopefully Youtube.

Betting will also be available remotely by telephone, contact numbers are 07974584712 and 07711298746, with the Bookmakers having worked hard to open accounts for those wishing to place a bet. This can be done by opening up an account by depositing funds into their Paypal account by 6pm on Saturday 5th December. Minimum bet deposits are £30 to open, and individual bets are taken at £10 five minutes before the scheduled race time. Full details can be found on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point Website and Facebook page. Seven races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.00am. 120 good quality entries have been received.

Helen Humphry & Lotus Therapies sponsor the opening Novice & Veteran riders race which has been pre-divided. In the first division, the Tom Malone – trained Art Mauresque stands out having won at the opening meeting at Bishops Court in October. This French bred gelding had decent form when under rules with Paul Nicholls, having won over £180,00 in prize money, before loosing his way. Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone has sweetened the horse up with a change of scenery and he sets the standard here. However he also holds an entry in both the Men’s Open and Ladies Open races, which may be a preferred option for Art Mauresque, this could leave the door open for the Les Jefford-trained Raddon Top who should go well in the first division of the opener and follow upon his second at the East Devon meeting in October, when coming home two lengths second under Conor Houlihan, who holds the ride again here. Sounds of Italy looks an interesting outside raider for owner/trainer/jockey Finbar Milrane, with his two lengths second at Ampton when last seen, but he also holds an entry at the Chaddesley Corbett fixture, so may head there if conditions suit. Kimble winner Sir Mangan could prove a danger coming out of the red hot Alan Hill’s team. 

In the second division Chosen Lucky could get another win for the Dean Summersby team, with daughter Charlotte on board. Rolling Dylan is an entry for trainer Laura Parker, who has a good strike rate at this track, and the gelding could find his old National Hunt form when in training with Philip Hobbs, who still owns him, and has the booking of promising young jockey Tom Dixon aboard.

The Treavarthen-sponsored Ladies Open race looks to be a thriller in store, with previous course winner The Last But One entered for the Tom Malone team, which could see jockey Jo Supple back in the winners enclosure. They may be challenged by entry Chosen Lucky under Charlotte Summersby if not competing in the earlier Novice race, or the Ed Walker entry Different Gravy. The latter having had decent form under rules when with Nicky Henderson when he clocked up five wins under rules. Once joining the Ed Walker team, Different Gravy’s latest win came at Larkhill in 2018 under jockey Will Biddick, they could be right there at the finish if going well fresh after a long layoff. 

The prolific winning gelding Navanman for the John Heard team could take on Art Mauresque in the Moore’s of St Wenn-sponsored Men’s Open which looks another exciting race. Navanman has already scored a hat-trick at this course and may have the booking of either top jockey’s Will Biddick, if Art Mauresque is chosen to run in an earlier race, or Darren Edwards who has won aboard Navanman. Dr Des catches the eye for Welsh raider Gary Barber after his dual hurdle win and third at Exeter in February this year. Also Different Gravy, mentioned before, if not running in the Ladies race.

The open maiden race has 40 entries and is likely to be divided on the day. Those that catch the eye are A Tipple Or Two who was unlucky when unseating at Bishops Court, and could go well on his previous runner-up form. Honest Opinion who could be another shrewd buy on previous place form, from Ireland for team Summersby.  Great Colewood for the Ed Walker team could follow up on his second at Bishops Court. Old Town Garde for the Chloe Roddick team with the booking of jockey Angus Cheleda is interesting. Moonaro could improve on his place form for trainer Susan Darke,  and The Kitchenmecanic had previous place form in Ireland and could go well for trainer Teresa Clark. The maiden races have been kindly sponsored by Andrew & Susan Pellowe, David Hardie Plumbing & Heating and Hayley Mason.

In the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, Waterloo Warrier is an outside raider to note if travelling down from the Cotswolds for the Angela Slater team, having good previous National Hunt form and ran a half length third at Maisemore in October. Getting Closer for trainer Alan Hill won his Restricted at Horseheath and followed up with a two length second to Fumet O’Oudaries in his Intermediate also at Horseheath. Voie Dans Voie is another to hold some promising form with a previous maiden win at this track and is now trained and ridden by Will Biddick.

Finally up is the Print Concerns NHS Restricted race in which Mustmeetforapint is a previous winner at this track and acts on any going. Starsky could follow up on his win at Bishops Court, and Schiap Hill after his second at Bishops Court. Also Hotel Du Nord could give Will Biddick another training performance and see a promising young jockey Charlie Sprake take a step up the ladder in his career.

Live streaming will be available on facebook.com/PointingDC/Live. Full details and updates will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website or visit https://pointingdc.co.uk/

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Thanks also go to The Waterside Meadery, Penzance for sponsoring the jockey prizes, to Amanda Drayson for sponsoring the owners prizes and St Winnow Yachts for tack and turnout

Donna Harris
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Wadebridge, Cornwall Club Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

David Phillips

There will be a telephone betting facility on offer at Wadebridge. Anybody wishing to place a bet will need to deposit funds into a PayPal account by 6pm on Saturday 5th December.

Funds added after this time will not be able to place bets. The minimum deposit will be £30 and the minimum bet per selection will be £10

All bets will need to be placed at least 5 minutes before the scheduled off time of the race. All funds in accounts at the end of racing will be refunded within 24 hours.

The Paypal account to deposit funds into is:ricpttrd@aol.com

Richard Pittard

When asked please tick business and the bookmakers will cover any costs incurred.

There will be two telephone lines available which are:

07974584712

07711298746

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