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BRITISH POINT-TO-POINTING SHUT DOWN FOR 2019/20 SEASON

Posted: Tuesday, 17th March 2020 Author: The PPA

This is a formal announcement to confirm that the British point-to-point season is closed for this season.

This was a very difficult decision to make recognising that many people’s livelihoods are involved. However, the Prime Minister’s words last night made clear that everyone should minimise social contact and non-essential travel. Furthermore, our sport creates some medical burden, both on the course and potentially at the hospitals, where it would be unwelcome under the current circumstances.

The PPA would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked so hard to keep this season going so successfully until now, often under very trying circumstances. We will now be working on preparations to ensure that we start next autumn in the same successful manner as last, and will soon be in touch with many of you for your thoughts and ideas.

For more information, contact the PPA office:

info@p2pa.co.uk

01793 781990

Buckfastleigh Postponed

The South Pool Point to Point is postponed. The course is in very good condition but with the worry of high winds and also the car parking we have regretfully made this decision, hopefully will fix a new date A.S.A.P – Jacqui Elliott, Hon. Secretary.

POSTPONED Entries: South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 16th February 2020

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 4 & 5 Year Old Maiden Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champion Chase
4th 13:45 6 years + Open Maiden Race
5th 14:20 Mares Maiden Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Course Updates:

13 February 2020 at 21:00

The South Pool Point to Point is POSTPONED. The course is in very good condition but with the worry of high winds and also the car parking we have regretfully made this decision, hopefully will fix a new date A.S.A.P

12 February 2020 at 16:41

“The Chairman & Committee of The South Pool Harriers Point-to-Point to be held this Sunday 16th Feb. are pleased to say that at this moment in time we are definitely going ahead.
The course is looking good, The going is soft with a few heavy places. We will be racing on fresh ground with an excellent covering of grass, Entries are good and we look forward to a good days racing.” – Jacqui Elliott‎, Hon. Secretary

 Preview extract:

The South Pool Hunt stage their meeting at the historic Buckfastleigh course this coming Sunday February 16th. The Toad Hall Cottages-sponsored Pony races head up the action at 11am, followed by the main race card at 12 noon. Six races on offer which have attracted over 100 entries.

The course offers a fabulous day out in the country with great viewing, beer tent, hot food, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance to the course is  £10 per person with under 16’s free. Location is at Dean Prior alongside A38 Postcode TQ11 0LT.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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 – 4 & 5 year old Open Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 CUZZICOMBE (IRE) NR Keith Cumings
2 DON’T RIGHTLY KNOW NR Edward Walker
3 p-p EZILANA (FR) 0 Sam Holdsworth
4 KENYAN COWBOY (IRE) NR Francesca Nimmo
5 OPENING BID NR Stuart Sampson
6 -p OUTONPAROLE (IRE) 15 John Heard
7 PIANO STAIRS (IRE0 NR Sophie Lacey
8 -u REVELS HILL (IRE) 24? Christopher Barber
9 -pp SOMETIME LATER (IRE) 0 Camilla Greenwood
10 -p TERMINAFOND (FR) 6 Sam Holdsworth

Preview extract

The Tattersalls Cheltenham Open Maiden race for 4&5 year olds starts the main race card off, and entry Revels Hill, for trainer Chris Barber, catches the eye having had the benefit of a run at Milborne St Andrew earlier this month, he could improve for his outing where he travelled well until unseating his rider. Debutants Don’t Rightly Know(Ed Walker), Opening Bid (Stuart Sampson) and the Sophie Lacey-trained Piano Stairs will be worth following if the market suggests.

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Race 2 – Intermediate Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 2p/212p-2 ACADIAN (FR) 37 Heidi Lewis
2 223132-fp AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 37 Carly Mather
3 34p1-405 BALLYBRUFF (IRE) 34? Leslie Jefford
4 24/pp35-p BALLYCASH (IRE) 34 Ben Clarke
5 /44/123p- BALLYVODOCK (IRE) 39 Gordon Chambers
6 432113-2 BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) 38 Dean Summersby
7 2p44/43-2 BRICKS AND BEAMS (IRE) 37 Linda Syckelmoore
8 4/pup44- CIDER ‘N’ BLACK 29? Michael Sweetland
9 32222-43 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 38 Dean Summersby
10 05/5p321- DR RHYTHM (IRE) 36 Keith Cumings
11 333511-6 DRAGON DE LA TOUR (FR) 37 Neil McLean
12 33ppp4-3 DRUID SPITFIRE 35 Robert Chanin
13 *67446/1- EVERYBODY’S TALKIN (IRE) 36 Brooke Gardener-Wollen
14 p/2132-1 FIVE GOLD BARS (IRE) 39+ Robert Hawker
15 upup/-6p GETAWAY DRIVER(IRE) 27? Tanisha Little
16 1/u2pu2-2 JABBEA (IRE) 40 Mary Sanderson
17 24p261-2 JOURNEY JUICE 38 Ed Walker
18 1p3213-p KAIDEN MICHEAL (IRE) 37 Stuart Sampson
19 p/5/14-pu MAGHERAL EXPRESS (IRE) 37? Julie Mansell
20 5p/p3/11- MAHLER STYLE (IRE) 36 Alan Walter
21 41p/52-0s MICKY STARK 34? Zoe Hawkins
22 ur/2421-u MISSYLADIE (FR) 38+ Sam Holdsworth
23 /13-3r51/- MORPET 37? Christine Gray
24 1p/24p3-p NORMAN CONQUEST 36? Robert Chanin
25 /5423212- RYVES ROCKY (IRE) 39 Leslie Jefford
26 252-11 THE GALLOPING BEAR 37+ Ben Clarke

Preview extract

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted the biggest entry of 26. Five Gold Bars for trainer/jockey Rob Hawker won well here at the last meeting and looks to set the standard if progressing. Journey Juice for the Ed Walker and Will Biddick combination should also be there about having run a decent race here last time, when six-lengths second to Showmetheway in January. Banco de Logos should be among the finishers if following up on his three-length  second at Chipley Park for trainer Dean Summersby and jockey Darren Edwards.

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Race 3 – Westcountry Champion Chase

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 4p44/165- BELHARBOUR TWO (IRE) 38 Heidi Lewis
2 474//u-fp BENVOLIO (IRE) 30? Douglas Procter
3 171/2///-3 BRADLEY BROOK (IRE) 43? Nicola Martin
4 /21u13-4 DICKY BOB 44 Verity Nicholls
5 142-121r DON BERSY (FR) 44? Ryan Potter
6 u8/58531- IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 40 Lee Glanville
7 /1u632d2- ITS ALL OR NOTHING 42 Charlotte Rowe
8 pp5/ppp4- KALASTAR (IRE) 21? Elizabeth Scott
9 1/11212-2 MARCLE RIDGE (IRE) 45 Sam Jukes
10 f/1112p-8 MASTER BAKER 44? Lisa Jefford
11 *2p5/pp-2 MILLANSIE BOY 43 Neil McLean
12 *652337- MUCKLE ROE (IRE) NR Natasha Dickenson
13 1112-111 NAVANMAN (IRE) 46 John Heard
14 f3342p0-p O MAONLAI (IRE) 36? Rebecca Welch
15 *b644p/p- READY TOKEN (IRE) NR Elizabeth Scott
16 p/43257- RED RISING (IRE) NR Joshua Cameron
17 30/214-1 SAUSALITO SUNRISE (IRE) 47 Alexandra Dunn
18 */05u40/-1 SILSOL (GER) 43+ Will Biddick
19 112111-6 SOUL KALIBER (IRE) 41 Dean Summersby
20 *3ffp/p-31 THREE FACES WEST (IRE) 44 Bethen Childs
21 1/61121-p WIND TOR 42 Edward Walker
22 *2/3p89-p WISHICOULD (IRE) 34 Gordon Chambers

Preview extract

The popular £1000 winners only Mixed Open race, sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Co, is the feature of the day. Last years winner Master Baker, for trainer Les Jefford, could be out again to defend his title under jockey Jo Supple, but there are many challengers entered. These include multiple point winner Navanman for the John Heard team who will be fresh from his win at Chipley Park, along with recent Cocklebarrow winner Sausalito Sunrise, who is an ex Philip Hobbs recruit who briefly went to Olly Murphys yard and now in training with Alexandra Dunn. Silsol is another Chipley Park winner and is an ex Paul Nicholls inmate who holds strong claims for young jockey Ella Orttewell. Don Bersy, Three Faces West and Dicky Bob are also among the entries which is a potential thriller not to be missed 

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Race 4 –  years + Open Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 *37-pu3 AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE) 25 Byron Moorcroft
2 *34u75-3 ALL KINGS (IRE) 32? Bob Buckler
3 40224-fr BEST TO COME (IRE) 27? Byron Moorcroft
4 pu/0p7-p DAWN SUNRISE (IRE) 0 Peter Shaw
5 *ff33/-pp DERRYHALE (IRE) 0 Stuart Penny
6 *80/-4f FAT SAM 31+ Alan Walter
7 /u3/pp2- GUNNER VIC 24 Hugh Thomas
8 *0pp4-4fp INDIGO STAMP 12 Tamika Leigh
9 *p32547-3 KILMOGANNY (IRE) 35 Jemma Sargent
10 p4322p-4 LOODEEN (IRE) 30? Brooke Gardener-Wollen
11 *00/ppp-p MAD FOR ACTION (IRE) 0 Abigail Lewis
12 /pp-pp MINELLA DEVIL (IRE) 0 Lee Glanville
13 /42f2/36- MOONARO (IRE) 32 Susan Darke
14 p4pu-2 PARTY TUNES (IRE) 33+ Dean Summersby
15 RESTLESS BRIAN NR Robert Hawker
16 *0/pp36-5 TARRYTOWN (FR) 29 Melanie Dixon
17 p3p4p/- THE RIGHT PROIFILE (IRE) NR Carly Mather
18 -p TIME TO DEPLOY (IRE) 9 Jill Dennis
19 *80-p4 TOWER VIEW (IRE) 0 Victoria Collins
20 WHAT (IRE) NR Sophie George
21 /ppppp-3 WOTASNIP (IRE) 23+ Sarah Gould
22 455p-22 YOUNG O’LEARY (IRE) 33+ Ian Prichard

Preview extract

In the Hassall Law-sponsored Open Maiden race for geldings aged 6 years and over Party Tunes could be another to score for team Summersby following on from their second here last month, also Young O’Leary for trainer Ian Prichard, is another for the short list also having clocked up a second here at the last meeting in the divided maiden which was run at a faster pace.

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Race 5 – 7 years + Open Maiden Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 432fp-76 ATTACOTTI (IRE) 30? Pauline Geering
2 26//- BOOMTOWN KNAT (IRE) 30? Zoe Lewis
3 *305-53d CHICAGO LADY (IRE) 31 Leslie Jefford
4 6322-523 COTTAGE ROSE 32 John Heard
5 DON’T RIGHTLY KNOW NR Edward Walker
6 *665p4-p EDABEAN (IRE) 0 Byron Moorcroft
7 34f/- ETHERIDGE ANNIE NR Joshua Cameron
8 4p4p-5 FINAL STING (IRE) 4 Max Young
9 /3f/455-f GLIMPSE OF GLADYS 24 Robert Pudd
10 /43-6u I PREFERE DIAMONDS (IRE) 26 Robert Chanin
11 *20/- MECHELEN NR Stuart Sampson
12 54-47u4 MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) 23? Sue Brown
13 *7235-4p OSCAR WORLD (IRE) 28? Stuart Payne
14 *80805/- OYSTER PEARL (IRE) NR Joe Tickle
15 /p5p-p TAKEABID (IRE) 16 Stuart Sampson
16 /48-u THE DEVON DUMPLING 23 Sam Holdsworth
17 TOP CLICHE NR Jill Dennis

Preview extract

The Jockey Club sponsor the mares Open  Maiden in which Cottage Rose (John Heard) ran third at Chipley under Fergus Gillard and must be respected. Don’t Rightly Know could figure here if trainer Ed Walker chooses this race over the earlier maiden, and Oyster Pearl is another to catch the eye for the Joe Tickle team who has a good strike rate with maiden horses.

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Race 6 – Intermediate Race

Form Name Rating TRAINERS
1 52/p41f-f COULD BE BETTER (IRE) 35 Stuart Sampson
2 1/6226p-p GERTIES GARTER 34 Ed Walker
3 1/-22 GIO’S GIRL 36+ Ed Walker
4 *66p-13p IUSETALUVHERONCE (IRE) 33 Luke Price
5 /24142- JEANS LADY 34 Victoria Collins
6 3-471 LE TUEUR (IRE) 35+ Christopher Barber
7 p322f/1/- LIGHT FLICKER (IRE) 33? Ryan Potter
8 *22/-31 NICKELSONTHEDIME (IRE) 35+ Neil McLean
9 pp1R-3 NO LIMITATIONS (IRE) 33 Ryan Potter
10 3p3/5/1-3 NOBODYDOESITBETTER 36 Andrew Jackson
11 14003p-p PERSISTANTPRINCESS (IRE) 32? Rebecca Wilkins
12 5/3331p- TAKEN BY FORCE (IRE) 34 Charlotte Budd

Preview extract

Finally up is the Moorland Timber-sponsored Restricted race in which Gio’s Girl has run two promising seconds including at this track when finishing a length behind Five Gold Bars.  Le Tueur’s recent win at Chipley Park under Martyn McIntyre for trainer Chris Barber must be respected, also Wadebridge winner Nicklesonthedime under Josh Newman, and Nobodydoesitbetter’s under Darren Edwards third here in January are two others for the short list.

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POSTPONED Preview: South Pool Harriers Point to Point at Buckfastleigh, Sunday 16th February 2020

The South Pool Point to Point is POSTPONED. The course is in very good condition but with the worry of high winds and also the car parking we have regretfully made this decision, hopefully will fix a new date A.S.A.P

Written by: Donna Harris

The South Pool Hunt stage their meeting at the historic Buckfastleigh course this coming Sunday February 16th. The Toad Hall Cottages-sponsored Pony races head up the action at 11am, followed by the main race card at 12 noon. Six races on offer which have attracted over 100 entries.

The popular £1000 winners only Mixed Open race, sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Co, is the feature of the day. Last years winner Master Baker, for trainer Les Jefford, could be out again to defend his title under jockey Jo Supple, but there are many challengers entered. These include multiple point winner Navanman for the John Heard team who will be fresh from his win at Chipley Park, along with recent Cocklebarrow winner Sausalito Sunrise, who is an ex Philip Hobbs recruit who briefly went to Olly Murphys yard and now in training with Alexandra Dunn. Silsol is another Chipley Park winner and is an ex Paul Nicholls inmate who holds strong claims for young jockey Ella Orttewell. Don Bersy, Three Faces West and Dicky Bob are also among the entries which is a potential thriller not to be missed

The Tattersalls Cheltenham Open Maiden race for 4&5 year olds starts the main race card off, and entry Revels Hill, for trainer Chris Barber, catches the eye having had the benefit of a run at Milborne St Andrew earlier this month, he could improve for his outing where he travelled well until unseating his rider. Debutants Don’t Rightly Know (Ed Walker), Opening Bid (Stuart Sampson) and the Sophie Lacey-trained Piano Stairs will be worth following if the market suggests.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted the biggest entry of 26. Five Gold Bars for trainer/jockey Rob Hawker won well here at the last meeting and looks to set the standard if progressing. Journey Juice for the Ed Walker and Will Biddick combination should also be there about having run a decent race here last time, when six-lengths second to Showmetheway in January. Banco de Logos should be among the finishers if following up on his three-length second at Chipley Park for trainer Dean Summersby and jockey Darren Edwards.

In the Hassall Law-sponsored Open Maiden race for geldings aged 6 years and over Party Tunes could be another to score for team Summersby following on from their second here last month, also Young O’Leary for trainer Ian Prichard, is another for the short list also having clocked up a second here at the last meeting in the divided maiden which was run at a faster pace.

The Jockey Club sponsor the mares Open Maiden in which Cottage Rose (John Heard) ran third at Chipley under Fergus Gillard and must be respected. Don’t Rightly Know could figure here if trainer Ed Walker chooses this race over the earlier maiden, and Oyster Pearl is another to catch the eye for the Joe Tickle team who has a good strike rate with maiden horses.

Finally up is the Moorland Timber-sponsored Restricted race in which Gio’s Girl has run two promising seconds including at this track when finishing a length behind Five Gold Bars. Le Tueur’s recent win at Chipley Park under Martyn McIntyre for trainer Chris Barber must be respected, also Wadebridge winner Nicklesonthedime under Josh Newman, and Nobodydoesitbetter’s under Darren Edwards third here in January are two others for the short list.

The course offers a fabulous day out in the country with great viewing, beer tent, hot food, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with under 16’s free. Location is at Dean Prior alongside A38 Postcode TQ11 0LT.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Buckfastleigh, 1 mile from TQ11 OLT

BBC Travel News: Devon; CornwallSomerset;

Upcoming Fixtures:

  • FEB 15 Rescheduled Western Point-To-Point, Royal Cornwall Showground, nr Wadebridge
  • FEB 16 South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh Racecourse
  • FEB 23 East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, nr Liskeard
  • MAR 1 East Devon Point-To-Point, Bishops Court, nr Ottery St Mary
  • MAR 15 Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh Racecourse
  • MAR 22 Lamerton Point-To-Point, Kilworthy, nr Tavistock

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – WESTERN & SOUTH POOL HARRIERS 2019 FIXTURES

WESTERN AT WADEBRIDGE

The original postponement and the ramifications of the equine flu regulations badly affected this fixture. The organisers deserve much credit for getting the meeting on. Not many runners though, not many punters and not many bookies.

That did not spoil the entertainment – especially for the punters who kept the faith as every favourite won.

The consistent Chosen Lucky (4-6 to 4-7 fav) proved too good for game veteran Mic’s Delight (7-4 to 6-4) in the opener. The Peter Edwards Memorial Open Maiden provided the biggest field of the day with nine runners. The hard pulling Rare Oul Times (4’s to 11-4) was just outstayed by Cloudy Music (5-4 to evens fav) after a neck and neck battle up the finishing hill.

Acadian (1-2 to 4-6 fav) had run well here last month and duly obliged in the Restricted. Runner up Alice’s Star (drifted to 16’s) stuck to her task well to finish second, but Mujadel (7-4 into 11-10) ran below par. He was well held in third.

After the six-runner Restricted the fields dried up; Robert Chanin’s Irish import Ballyhowne (4-5 to 1-2 fav) beat his sole opponent Awesome Tunes (4-5 to 10-11) in the Intermediate – but only by a neck after a protracted battle all the way up the hill.

The Last But One was the only declaration out of the five entries in the Ladies’ Open. After his stroll past the judge he was quickly re-saddled to carry a 12lbs penalty successfully in the Men’s Open. Even with Will Biddick in the saddle he made little appeal at 10-1 on. Sole opponent King of Alcatraz (3’s) was eventually pulled up after a vain pursuit.

So all the jolly old favourites had obliged, and not surprisingly the layers threw the towel in. Just two bookies left for the getting out stakes, shouting to an empty auditorium except for one man and his dog Oh yes, and me.

SOUTH POOL AT BUCKFASTLEIGH

Kernel Victor (4-5 to 4-7 fav) was backed to good money in the opener, several three figure bets recorded. Will Biddick’s mount always seemed on the back foot though and could only finish third behind Its All or Nothing (3’s to 2’s) who galloped on strongly in the testing conditions.

Favourite backers got it wrong again in the following race when In Arrears (2’s to 6-4 fav) couldn’t quite follow up her Chipley Park success. Wind Tor (4’s in one place into 9-4) kept on well to hold the late challenge of Jabbea (6’s to 9-2). I felt that this was a strong Intermediate and the form looks solid. Just for the record, we can keep an eye out for the unplaced trio Sixteen Letters (7-2), Tamarstone (12’s) and Second Captain (33-1).

After that the 14 layers took a bashing with well backed favourites rolling in. Master Baker (8-11 fav touched 4-6) put a stop to the weekend frolics of The Last But One (11-10) who couldn’t quite add to his Wadebridge double 24 hours earlier.

Minimalistic (11-10 to 4-6 fav) drew right away to win the Confined Maiden. He is sure to win again. The runner up Merchant House (7-2 to 5-2) lacked experience but is a good sort who will win races. Banco De Logos (4-1) was well held in third, and has failed to build on his good run behind Road to Rome (has won six times since) on the opening day of the season. He needs to up his game.

The punting bonanza continued as jumping debutant Isla’s Dream (evens to 10-11 fav) beat the experienced Neetside (5’s to 6’s) in the Mares Maiden despite running green. A 33,000 euros purchase, Isla’s Dream no doubt has a longer term future under rules.

Crown of Thorns (evens to 4-6 fav) stayed on strongly to win the Restricted. He was not hard pressed to follow up his Chipley win, and is beginning to look a shrewd purchase out of the Gigginstown draft at Doncaster sales last Septembert. Runner up Journey Juice (8’s to 7’s) is capable of picking up a similar race.

Anyway, the form book held up well so Chipley losses were regained with interest. Champagne to drink instead of beer.

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REPORT ON THE SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT BUCKFASTLEIGH – 17TH FEBRUARY 2019

 

GRANVILLE TAYLOR and DONNA HARRIS  

“Late February days, and now, at last might you have thought that winter’s woe was past   

William Morris, poet  1834-1896

THE South Pool Harriers meeting featured three separate riding doubles on the testing Buckfastleigh track, where race times in excess of seven minutes proved the norm on the soft ground. Jockeys Jo Supple, Will Biddick and Josh Newman farmed the six-race card between them.

It is good to see Jo Supple in top form this year after sustaining injuries from a bad fall at the end of last season. She was quickly on the mark here thanks to It’s All or Nothing, who took the opening Hunt Conditions race in good style. Okehampton based owner/trainer Charlotte Rowe is now looking for a hunter chase for her popular ten-year-old grey.

The reigning Devon & Cornwall area lady champion jockey went on to ride her sixth winner of the season by taking the three-runner Westcountry Champion Chase on Janet McCullough’s useful Master Baker. Trainer Lisa Jefford rides this gelding out every day and said, “He is so good and nothing can go with him at home.” The ten-year old will go hunter chasing again, but an imminent flu jab now beckons to comply with the recently changed BHA regulations.

Will Biddick chased Master Baker all the way on The Last But One. Tom Malone’s gelding just failed to achieve a unique third win of the weekend, having easily won a two-runner race plus a walk over on the previous day at Wadebridge.

Biddick went one better on another Tom Malone charge, five-year-old Barbury Castle bumper winner Isla’s Dream, who made a winning debut over fences in the Jockey Club Mares Maiden. “She will improve so much and was very green,” remarked the rider. This left the Taunton bloodstock agent rubbing his hands in glee. He had bought his fine prospect at Fairyhouse sales as a three-year-old for 33,000 euros .She jumped well and led all the way. to hold the strong challenge of Neetside (Jake Bament).

Crown of Thorns followed up his Chipley Park success to seal Will Biddick’s double and provide him with his eighth winner of the season. The well made gelding pulled well clear of his nine rivals from the top bend to win the Restricted. The Sarah Pidsley trained six-year-old had started odds-on and was given a typically smooth Biddick ride to beat Journey Juice by 10 lengths. A shrewd purchase out of the Gigginstown (O’Leary) empire at Doncaster last September, Crown of Thorns now runs in the colours of Michael and Judith Pidsley. Daughter Sarah has her eye on the East Devon Hunt race at Ottery St Mary next month.

Josh Newman was the other jockey in top form. This Cheltenham festival winning rider (National Hunt Chase in 2014) was seen to good effect on Wind Tor who stayed on well to beat a strong field for the Intermediate. Ed Walker trains this improving mare for the six members of The Otter Club. ”She was really on song today and her jumping was excellent,” reported the rider who rides out regularly for the Harry Fry yard.

Local trainer Nikki Frost supplied Newman’s other winner, Minimalistic, owned by Edward and Susan Darke. The fast improving seven-year-old drew right away from his rivals down the hill to score impressively in the Confined Maiden. “He was a bit sharp when he came to us but has lots of potential,” remarked the trainer, who has earmarked a return to this course for the Dart Vale Members race next month.

Upcoming Events

  • Sunday 24th February 2019 East Cornwall Great Trethew, Menheniot, Liskeard PL14 3PZ 1st Race 12 noon Sec Tel No: 01579 384889
  • Sunday 3rd March 2019 East Devon Bishops Court, Ottery St. Mary EX11 1RJ 1st Race 12 noon Sec Tel No: 07870 737209
  • Sunday 10th March 2019 Blackmore and Sparkford Vale Charlton Horethorne, Sherborne, DT9 4LJ 1st Race 12.30pm Sec Tel No: 01963 370260
  • Saturday 16th March 2019 Quantock Staghounds Cothelstone, Taunton, TA4 3DT 1st Race 12.30pm Sec Tel No: 01278 732944
  • Sunday 17th March 2019 Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Buckfastleigh Racecourse. TQ11 0LT 1st Race 1.00pm Sec Tel No: 01548 531490

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RESULTS: SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT, BUCKFASTLEIGH, 17TH FEBRUARY 2019

POINT-TO-POINT RESULTS

Going: Soft

Hunt Conditions (Hassall Law Ltd Kingsbridge)

1 Its All or Nothing (Jo Supple) 2-1 led 14th, kept on strongly

2 Norman Conquest (Tom Chanin) 8-1 led early, rallied two out, not catch wnr

3 Kernel Victor (Will Biddick) 4-7 fav moderate late hdwy, not challenge ldrs

5 ran; 5l; 1/2l;  7m 6s

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Wind Tor (josh Newman) 9-4 led to 7th & agn from 14th, stayed on well

2 Jabbea (Nick Lawton) 9-2 good hdwy 3 out, challd last, no extra

3 In Arrears (Darren Edwards) 6-4 fav hdwy three out, 3rd when mstk last

6 ran; 2 1/2l; 6l;  7m 20s

 

Mixed Open – Westcountry Champion Chase (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Ltd)

1 Master Baker (Jo Supple) 8-11 fav made all, stayed on strongly

2 The Last But One (Will Biddick) 11-10 chased wnr, no extra apprg last

3 Goulanes (Solomon Wood) 8-1 lost touch 10th

3 ran; 2 1/2l; dist

 

Confined Maiden Horses & Geldings only  – 2miles 5 furlongs (Luscombe Maye)

1 Minimalistic (Josh Newman) 4-6 fav led 12th, soon clear, easily

2 Merchant House (Jo Supple) 5-2 went 2nd apprg last, no chance with wnr

3 Banco De Logos (Darren Edwards) 4-1 went 2nd 13th, no extra from two out

6 ran; 15l; 12l;  5m 54s

 

Open Maiden – Mares & Fillies only (The Jockey Club)

1 Isla’s Dream (Will Biddick) 10-11 fav made all ran on well

2 Neetside (Jake Bament) 6-1 strong chall two out, kept on

3 It’s A Mugs game (Kieren Buckley) 10-1 in touch til outpaced 15th

5 ran; 2l; dist

 

Restricted (Moorland Timber, Ipplepen)

1 Crown of Thorns (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav stealthy prog 14th, led three out, soon clear

2 Journey Juice (Josh Newman) 7-1 led 5th, kept on steadily

3 Ballybruff (Alistair Harvey) 7-1 stayed on closing stages

10 ran; 10l; 5l;  7m 11s

PONY RACING RESULTS

138cm 6 furlong open race

1 Taylor Fisher, Clear The Track.
2 Jack Dace, Dillans Girl
3 Billy Broomfield, Wee Antony
4 Kelsie Beilby, Veno Star
5 Ruby Fisher-barnett, Wide Valley Spiderman
6 Evan Hughes, Pennway Angharad
7 William Dunlop, Talponciau Perfect Print
8 Artemis Morgan, Menedh Jumping Jack Flash
9 Bruce Vaughan, Reylem Eastern Sunrise

148cm 8 furlong open race

1 Daniel Ellis, O’flynn’s Daughter
2 Megan Bevan, Motor Edd
3 Ivor Herbert, The Mumbler
4 Kelsie Beilby, Shotgun Minnie
5 Talor Hopkins, Don’t Tell Dai
6 Charlotte Summersby, Weebumbee

South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point, Sunday 17th February 2019

Having had time to re-coup following last Sunday’s SPH fixture, I am happy to say that despite all the extra work involved and the negative affect the “equine flu” issue had on our entries, enough equines remained eligible for us to stage both Pony Racing and our Point-to-Point successfully, thanks to the co-operation and goodwill all round.

Of 24 Ponies originally entered we only lost 7, 15 eventually declared giving us 9 in the 138’s and 6 in the 148’s. D&C Area Pony Racing team led by Kelvin Heard, with Angela Heath on Decs., did a marvellous job seeing them in and checking them out, before they could unbox to declare. In some very competitive racing,. Taylor Fisher on Clear the Track won the 138’s and Taylor Hopkins on Don’t Tell Dai won the 148’s. Congratulations to all concerned for making it all happen!

For the main meeting, of 105 entries originally received we had 35 eligible horses declared, spread over the 6 races: 5, 6, 3, 6, 5, 10. Lucy Croft, the Senior Vet and her South Moor Vets’ team did an excellent job processing them all on arrival, along with our own officials in the lorry park. The goodwill and co-operation of everyone involved made for smooth running of the whole operation and sincere thanks go to all. Whilst most races were nicely spread, the smallest field of 3 contested the D&C Area Classic , Totnes & Bridgetown Races’ £1000 “Westcountry Champion Chase” , but a grand tussle to the finish between Master Baker, Jo Supple and The Last But One ,Will Biddick made for an exciting race, with Master Baker taking the spoils. Full results of the day will be appearing in Granville Taylor’s Report, so enough said.

The PtP Committee is sincerely grateful to all those already mentioned above, Terry Hamlin, the Chief Steward, the Doctors and all the other Officials involved, plus our own Volunteer army. All helped make the day run smoothly to the enjoyment of a very supportive crowd in attendance and was very much appreciated. A big thank you to one and all!

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

19.2.2019

Buckfastleigh arrivals and declarations process

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Tel: 01548 531490 – Posted 15 February 2019

SPH PtP, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 17 February, 2019

Fortunately we are able to both staging our Pony Racing and Point-to-Point Fixture this Sunday but, under current circumstances, it’s level of success will depend on the forbearance and goodwill of all concerned. To those wishing to participate, please abide by BHA the stipulations that allow racing to go ahead and, in turn, we will make every effort to process the necessary Equine Health checks as speedily as possible. Irrespective of the documentary status, failure to comply in any way will result in leaving the course forthwith.

Pony Racing

There are two races scheduled – 138’s @ 11am and 148’s at 11.20am. As per your PRA instructions, families must be aware that trailers are not permitted on the course before 8am. You will be directed to your parking area, but ON NO ACCOUNT ARE YOU TO UNBOX ANY EQUINES until your required documents have been examined by the Area Organiser, Kelvin Heard, in the Declarations Barn and his authorisation given to do so. In the event of any dispute over eligibility, the pony must remain in its box until the Vet attending can examine said documents and adjudicate; her word is final.

Timing

Mr Heard will be there from 8am and the Area organising Team will arrive shortly thereafter to oversee racing preparations from 9am. The Vet will arrive on course by 10am.

Pointers/Companion Equines & Hunt Horses

On arrival you will also be directed to a parking area and the same rule applies as above ,ie ON NO ACCOUNT ARE YOU TO UNBOX your equines until official authorisation has been received. The responsible person concerned should proceed to the Declarations Barn where the horse’s passport and the Declaration of Health document will be checked by the Veterinary Officer present . If satisfied, she can then authorise you to unbox and proceed with Declarations in the normal way. However, failing this, you will immediately be asked to leave the course.

Entry Fee Refunds

These will only be made to claimants on receipt of proof of genuine eligibility. We require their name, full contact details, name of the horse and race entered, together with photographic proof from the horse’s passport ie Front cover bearing the horse’s name AND the relevant Vaccination Record page. Claims should be sent to:

Mrs E Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary, Treetops, Frogmore, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 2NR. to be received NO LATER THAN Saturday,2nd March 2019. At the end of this period, details of all valid claims will be forwarded to the Point-to-Point Racing Company Ltd for reimbursement.

Current Going Report

On another fine, sunny day, the Clerk of the Course reports from the course this lunchtime that the Going at Buckfastleigh remains Good to Soft but is slowly drying as the good weather continues.

Thank you for your forbearance and let’s ALL put our best foot forward and have an enjoyable day’s racing!

Entries: South Pool Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 17th February 2019

Note: As a result of the Equine Influenza outbreak and the subsequent changes to the vaccination rules, some of the entries listed here may have deemed ineligible to run after entry for this meeting.

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st Pony Race 11:00 am 138cm (m 6f ) OPEN
2nd Pony Race 11:20 148cm (m 8f ) OPEN
1st 12:00 noon Conditions Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champioon Chase, Winners Only Mixed Open Race
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race
5th 14:30 Mares Maiden Race
6th 15:05 Restricted Race

Going Update

Thursday 14th February 2019

On a routine visit to Buckfastleigh this afternoon, Claire Wonnacott, the local Course Inspector, walked the Course with John Bond, Clerk of the Course and subsequently declared the Going to be Good to Soft. Following another sunny day, the course is looking really good and the current fine weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

Eileen Ashby, VSPH PtP Secretary

Preview extract:

Over 100 entries have been received for the South Pool Harriers meeting due to be held at the historic racecourse Buckfastleigh this coming Sunday 17th February. Pony racing heads up the action at 11am, with the main six race card starting at Noon.

The course is located off the A38 at Lower Dean. Postcode TQ11 OLT. On course facilities include hot and cold food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Check out all the latest up to date information on the http://www.pointingdc website or on the Devon & Cornwall Facebook Page. The committee would also like to mention MST (Medland Sanders & Twose) and Ashburton Motor Works who are other major sponsors for the event and will be bringing their large trade displays.

Pony Racing Entries

138cm (m 6f ) OPEN (DIV I)

1
Billy Broomfield
Wee Antony
2 Kelsie Beilby Veno Star
3 Taylor Fisher Clear The Track
4 William Dunlop Talponciau Perfect Print
5 Ruby Fisher-barnett Wide Valley Spiderman
6
Evan Hughes
Pennway Angharad
7 Bruce Vaughan Reylem Eastern Sunrise
8 Jack Dace Dillans Girl
9 Megan Bew Saltre Coral Reef
10 Artemis Morgan Menedh Jumping Jack Flash
NR Freddie Fletcher Temmas Diamonds Forever
NR Harry Robinson Antsar Peeptoe
NR Sophie Flynn Deehaven Chipmunk

148cm (m 8f ) OPEN

1
Talor Hopkins
Don’t Tell Dai
2
Daniel Ellis
O’flynn’s Daughter
3 Kelsie Beilby Shotgun Minnie
4 Megan Bevan Motor Edd
5 Ivor Herbert The Mumbler
6 Charlotte Summersby Weebumbee
NR Daisy White
Aries
NR Taylor Fisher Our Jeremy
NR Chad Bament Little Rock Star
NR Otis Morgan Tarka
NR Alfie Godfrey Calypso
NR Holly Flynn Perfect Place

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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