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

GOING: GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES

CONDITIONS (SPONSOR RACE HILL GARAGE)

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

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

RESTRICTED (COODES SOLICITORS)

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

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

MIXED OPEN (SIMPKINS EDWARDS)

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

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

MIXED OPEN NOVICE RIDERS (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY)

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

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

MAIDEN CONDITIONS (PRJ ENGINEERING)

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

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

OPEN MAIDEN 2M 4F (FC CLEANING SYSTEMS)

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

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

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

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

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

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

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

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

South Tetcott Preview extract:

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

South Tetcott Course Updates:

Wednesday 26th May at 9:55

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

Saturday 22th 2pm

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

South Tetcott Spectator tickets

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

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

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

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

South Tetcott Live Stream

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

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

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

South Tetcott Restricted access zone entry tickets

Participants and owners will need to apply for tickets and complete a health declaration to be allowed to enter the course.

The tickets and the latest information required for accessing the course on the day can be obtained from https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

South Tetcott ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=took no part
©=course winner   

Abbreviations:

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

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

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Pony Races

138cm Pony Race

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

148cm Pony Race

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

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

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

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Race 2 – Coodes Restricted Race

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

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


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Race 3 – Simpkins Edwards Mixed Open Race

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

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

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

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

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

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Race 5 – PRJ Engineering Maiden Conditions Race

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

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


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Race 6 – The FC Cleaning Systems Maiden Race

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

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

Photo Credits: Megan Cobley Photography; Athwenna Irons/WMN


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 REMINISCENCES – SOUTH TETCOTT

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.

Bryant McGill, American author, “Voice of Reason

I was looking forward to the South Tetcott Spring Bank Holiday Monday fixture at Upcott Cross, but it was not to be this year. The point-to-point has settled there alongside the Eggesford since 2006, but it had been a moveable feast since the war. Here is a short description of its history.

The early South Tetcott meetings were held jointly with the Tetcott. From March 1924 the venue was Affaland Moor near Holsworthy, and this arrangement continued until the 1939 season. The star West Country horse in the early 1930’s was Mr Snip, an outstanding banking horse, bred by his owner Mr C T Nixon in North Devon. He won 0ver 20 races, including at this fixture each year from 1933 to 1936. Main Doctor was another good horse in the area and won at this fixture in 1937, 1938 and 1939 and remarkably went on to win three open nomination races in 1946.The leading West Country rider at that time was Mr F W B Smyth.

Joint meetings continued after the war, but from the fixture on 28th March 1946 until 1954 the fixture was held at Marhamchurch near Bude. The two point-to-points went their separate ways in 1955 when the Tetcott raced at Bradworthy on 17th March, and the South Tetcott went to Ashbury two weeks later.

This arrangement continued until foot and mouth led to cancelled fixtures in 1961, but the South Tetcott reverted to Ashbury, near Hatherleigh, in 1962 when that popular gelding Grand Morn II (R Bloomfield) won the Open. He went on to win the Cheltenham Foxhunter the following year. In those days it was run over the proper distance of four miles.

The 1963 meeting was lost due to the heavy snowfall that winter, and from then on several disruptions affected the fixture. In 1964 the venue was Kilworthy, but no fixtures were held after that until a new course at Beara Court, Highampton, hosted their first evening meeting on May 22nd 1968. The hunt race was a walk over, but jockeys such as Walter Dennis, Sue Aston, Colonel C R Spencer and Fred Rawle were amongst the winners.

The official times at the evening fixture at Highampton on May 21st 1969 reflected the shortness of the course. The Ladies’ Open went to Honey Ruff and Mrs K Huntley-Jones in 4mins 30 secs. The going was heavy ! Either the horses were Gold Cup standard or the track was very much shorter than the traditional three miles. I think it was the latter.

One of the leading point-to-pointers in the country won the Open Novice race there in 1970 which was sponsored by the Sale and Mackenzie annual. This was the Ledbury six-year-old Priceless Clown who won six times that year. Mrs Gaze’s gelding was ridden by Henry Oliver, and beat title seeking David Turner on Master Vesuvius that night in 4 mins 58 secs.

No fixtures were held between 1972 and 1984, but on Spring Bank Holiday Monday 1985 a new course was unveiled at Ashwater. This re-instituted fixture was originally scheduled for Grand National day but was washed out. The re-arrangement almost suffered the same fate but just survived the heavy rain. Ashwater was a narrow, rectangular course. I was there that day and remember backing Chris Down’s mount Pembridge in the last to give him a treble. The mare was pipped on the post and I got wet through. It was a funny little track and not the easiest for spectators. It was often beset with late season hard going, and only lasted until 1992.

More bad luck awaited in 1993 when a move to Jay’s Farm, Lifton was thwarted by waterlogging. This was quite a nice location on land owned by the Cornish comedian Jethro (who is still going strong because I went to his show at the Electric Palace, Bridport, six months ago, but that is not really relevant here). Jethro owned one or two pointers in those days. The hunt raced at Lifton until the move to the Upcott Cross course in 2006. This venue, shared with the Eggesford, is more of a stayers track and has permanent facilities. It is superbly maintained by the owners Ken and John Heard, who are great supporters of point-to-pointing.

The South Tetcott meeting for this week’s reminiscence is their first to take place at Lifton in 1994.

SOUTH TETCOTT AT LIFTON 30TH MAY 1994

Going: Good

HUNT

1 Royal Effigy (Richard Cole)

2 Catundra (David Jones)

3 Handsome Deb (Mrs C Isaac)

4 ran; dist; dist; 6m 25s SP 4-6 fav

OPEN

1 The Blue Boy (Damien Duggan)

2 Bluechipenterprise (Richard Darke)

3 Olveston (George Turner)

4 ran; dist; dist; 6m 4s SP evens fav

LADIES’ OPEN

1 Curraheen Lad (Tracey Brown)

2 Timber Tool (Alison Dare)

3 Sweet on Willie (Mandy Turner)

11 ran; 2l; 2l; 6m 6s SP 4-1

CONFINED

1 Buckingham Band (George Turner)

2 Bayford Energy (Ian Widdicombe)

3 Pharoah Blue (Claire Wonnacott)

15 ran; 5l; 6l; 6m 10s SP 2-1

INTERMEDIATE

1 Columcille (Richard White)

2 Beinn Mohr (Mandy Turner)

3 Anjubi (Stephen Slade)

9 ran; 3l; 4l; 6m 10s SP 4-1

OPEN MAIDEN

1 Sunwind (David Heath)

2 Aristocratic Gold (Mandy Turner)

3 Double Light (S Trotman)

14 ran; 3l; dist; 6m 23s SP 8-1

The Hunt race winner Royal Effigy was basically a non-stayer and found a weak opportunity here.

Damien Duggan was chasing the title that year. He formed a consistent partnership with the Peter Bowen trained The Blue Boy who had been a speedy hurdler for Martin Pipe and was now making hay as a pointer. Duggan failed by one to overtake Nick Bloom for the title. Bluechipenterprise had won his last three races for Richard Darke, but was readily outpaced here.

The Pembrokeshire gelding Timber Tool was a prolific pointing winner and was all the rage for a good Ladies’ Open with five times champion jockey Alison Dare in the saddle. This time however the favourite had to give best to the Edward Retter trained Curraheen Lad. The winner had shown good form with recent wins at both Flete Park meetings with Tracey Brown in the saddle. This time Tracey pounced entering the home straight to win going away.

George Turner, then 58 years old, was on his way to lifting the area title with 14 successes. Six-year-old Buckingham Band, stabled with his daughter Pauline Geering provided four of his winners although he was not the most fluent of jumpers. On this occasion Buckingham Band stayed on strongly to hold the sustained challenge of Bayford Energy and Ian Widdicombe.

Columcille was completing her seasonal hat trick in the Intermediate. I am old enough to remember her dam winning for Robert Alner (called Damside). By this time Harry Wellstead held the pointing licence for the yard and Columcille was the mount of Richard (Johnson) White, now a long standing part of the Philip Hobbs yard.

Owner-rider David Heath enjoyed his first winner on the well backed Sunwind (14’s to 8’s) in the Maiden where only four of the 14 runners finished.

ACKNOWLEGMENTS

  • Hunter Chasers & Point-to-Pointers, Mackenzie & Selby, various years
  • The Continuing Story of Point-to-Point Racing, Michael Williams
  • Point-to-point Calendar, Arthur W Coaten, various years
  • The Pointer
  • Michael Kutapan – Point-to-point History & Research, Jumping For Fun website

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

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

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

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

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

For more information, contact the PPA office:

info@p2pa.co.uk

01793 781990

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON BANK HOLIDAY HOLIDAY 27TH MAY 2019

The well watered ground meant a very good racing surface which attracted a total of 48 runners for the six races at Upcott Cross. 15 bookies produced a strong betting market with a few faces ready to pounce in the ring.

33-1 outsider Ballyhowne upset his nine better fancied rivals in the well framed opening Conditions race, just mugging Sixteen Letters (7-4 from 2’s) in the final strides. Banco De Logos was a springer (12’s to 6’s) and ran a sound race to finish third, with the favourite Crown of Thorns (evens to 4-5), a winner of four of his five races this season just behind the places in fourth. I managed to back two losers in this race. Needless to say, one of them was the head runner up, and the other was Skinflint(5’s to 9-2) who held every chance when falling two out.

The money was only loaned to the bookies as Minimalistic (5-2 jt fav), who looked really well in the paddock, trotted up in the next. Runner up Golander (5-1) is worth keeping an eye on.

Ballyknock Cloud opened at a generous 7-4 in the Mixed Open and was sent off evens fav before a good round of jumping saw the ex-rules performer win easily under Will Biddick in the Mixed Open. Imogens Thunder (4-1), who looked a difficult ride for Matt Hampton, was not disgraced in chasing the winner home.

Ryves Rocky is improving all the time and was given a confident ride by Millie Wonnacott in the Novice Riders’, having been backed from 7-2 to 6-4 (nearly pinched 4’s but too slow in my old age). This was quite a decent race with the excellent Cloudy Music (5-2 to 7-4) a creditable runner up, with her stable companion Clondaw Bunny (4-1) less than a length behind in third.

Leslie Jefford’s horses are in good form and having saddled Ryves Rocky he mopped up the three miles Open Maiden with first and second. The jolly Willaldo (6-4 to evens) kept finding more to fend off his stable mate Businessman (7-2). It was good to see Oliver Carter’s old colours carried by the winner, owned by his grand daughter Anne Carter. When I said old I meant old because jockey Bryan Carver seemed to have put another split under the arms of the silks on return to the winner’s enclosure! Good luck to Bryan in his future professional career.

The two and a half miles Open Maiden went to the 2-1 jolly So When, trained by Christopher Barber and in his grandfather Richard Barber’s colours. This five-year-old grey by Geordieland has been on the naughty stool most of the season thanks to his running out antics, but Will Biddick proved why he is a multiple champion jockey with a masterful ride here. Having covered the grey up for the first two miles, Biddick eased his mount to the front at the second last and won under hands and heels before So When realised he was having a race.

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019 Exmoor Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor EX31 4SG 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Sunday 9th June 2019 Tiverton Staghounds Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor EX31 4SG 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Season Finale: Saturday 15th June 2019 Torrington Farmers Chapelton Barton, Umberleigh EX37 9EB 1st Race 2.00pm

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REPORT – SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS – BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27TH MAY 2019

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

THE course at Upcott Cross had been well watered to counteract the long dry spell. The organisers were duly rewarded for their efforts when a total of 48 runners contested six competitive races.

Will Biddick’s double took him to the 42 winner mark for the season, giving him a seemingly unassailable lead in his quest for a seventh National jockeys title with just a handful of fixtures left during June.

Ballyknock Cloud defied a 6 lbs penalty with a good exhibition of jumping in the Simpkins Edwards Mixed Open. The Truro born rider soon had the grey in pole position, and he shook off his only serious rival Imogens Thunder after the third last. Jade Barber trains the winner for the Ballyknock Cloud partnership. The eight-year-old was setting up his seasonal hat trick in points after a spell under rules. Representing his wife, Jack Barber said, “ They have done a fantastic job here watering. This horse was dossing a bit in front. He may come back to me for summer jumping.”

Will Biddick’s other winner came in the two and a half miles FC Cleaning Systems Open Maiden. His mount So When had failed to finish on five occasions from his six runs with a special party trick of running out when in contention. This time Biddick needed to produce one of his best rides of the season, nursing his blinkered partner in the slip stream of the leaders until asking for an effort down the hill. So When forgot all his wayward tendencies to score going away without breaking sweat. The home bred Geordieland gelding is trained by 21-year-old Christopher Barber for his grandfather, legendary point-to-point trainer Richard Barber, who was unable to be present due to ill health.

The two tone green Barber colours have been well known in point-to-points and hunter chases for many years, and another familiar set of colours graced the winner’s enclosure when Willaldo justified favouritism in the three miles PRJ Engineering Open Maiden. This eight-year-old Black Sam Bellamy mare is owned by Anne Carter, and trained by Leslie Jefford, who also saddled runner up Businessman in this race. Willaldo’s jockey Bryan Carver wore the silks associated with the owner’s grandfather Oliver Carter. Oldies will recall such as his Whitbread Gold Cup winner Ottery News, Otter Way and Lucky Rock). “Willaldo has improved all along and loves it,” said Carver who is looking forward to turning conditional jockey under Paul Nicholls this summer.

Payhembury trainer Leslie Jefford had earlier saddled Ryves Rocky to win the Dodson & Horrell Novice Riders Condition race under Millie Wonnacott. A quartet of the six runners came to the second last with a chance, but long time leader Ryves Rocky would not be denied and this well backed favourite stayed on strongly to hold the game mare Cloudy Music and her stable companion Clondaw Bunny .

Ballyhowne looked held in fourth place rounding the top bend in the quality 10 runner Conditions race sponsored by Penbode Veterinary Group, but Tom Chanin’s mount was left in a challenging position when Skinflint fell two out, and eventually wore down the tiring leader Sixteen Letters in the shadow of the post to win by a head. ”I was content to hold him up and the pace sorted them out. He jumped so well and is so game,” reflected the rider, whose father Robert trains the ex-Irish gelding for the Stone Valley Racing Club.

Josh Newman narrowly missed out on Sixteen Letters, but enjoyed a smooth success as Minimalistic drew clear of Golander from the third last to score by 12 lengths in the Coodes Solicitors Restricted. Nikki Frost saddled this improving seven-year-old for Susan and Edward Darke, who commented, ”He stays well and jumps but would be better left handed. He will be put away now for next season.”

Upcoming Fixtures

  • Sunday 2nd June 2019 Exmoor Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor EX31 4SG 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Sunday 9th June 2019 Tiverton Staghounds Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor EX31 4SG 1st Race 2.00pm
  • Season Finale: Saturday 15th June 2019 Torrington Farmers Chapelton Barton, Umberleigh EX37 9EB 1st Race 2.00pm

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RESULTS -SOUTH TETCOTT AT UPCOTT CROSS 27TH MAY 2019

Going: Good, good to soft in places – watered

CONDITIONS RACE (SPONSOR; PENBODE VETERINARY GROUP)

1 Ballyhowne (Tom Chanin) 33-1 Good hdwy three out, stayed on to lead nr finish
2 Sixteen Letters (Josh Newman) 7-4 prom, left clr two out, headed nr finish
3 Banco De Logos (Darren Edwards) 6-1 well in touch til wknd three out
10 ran; head; 8l; 6m 39s

RESTRICTED (COODES SOLICITORS)

1 Minimalistic (Josh Newman) 5-2 jt fav jumped well, made all, drew clear two out
2 Golander (Bryan Carver) 5-1 chased wnr from 13th. no extra two out
3 Ann Maries Reject (Natalie Parker) 5-1 tracked ldrs til wknd three out ran on agn nr finish
9 ran; 12l; neck; 6m 36s

MIXED OPEN (SIMPKINS EDWARDS)

1 Ballyknock Cloud (Will Biddick) evens fav made all, clear three out, pushed out
2 Imogens Thunder (Matt Hampton) 4-1 alwys prom, every chance 15th, grad wknd
3 La Madonnina (Abi Lewis) 66-1 lost touch 15th, left 3rd two out
6 ran; 6l; 20l; 6m 46s

CONDITIONS NOVICE RIDERS (DODSON & HORRELL)

1 Ryves Rocky (Millie Wonnacott) 6-4 fav slight lead from 6th, dvn out, held on well
2 Cloudy Music (Liam Harrison) 7-4 handy, close 2nd from three out, kept on, just held
3 Clondaw Bunny (Fergus Gillard) 4-1 chased ldrs, stayed on well from two out
6 ran; 1l; 3/4l; 6m 49s

OPEN MAIDEN (PRG ENGINEERING)

1 Willaldo (Bryan Carver) evens fav made all, drew clr two out, comf
2 Businessman (Millie Wonnacott) 7-2 in touch, effort three out, not qckn
3 Flemenstrix (Michael Legg) 2-1 tracked ldrs, outpaced 15th, no extra clsg stgs
8 ran; 10l; 10l; 6m 48s

OPEN MAIDEN 4 TO 6 YEAR OLDS 2M 4F (FC CLEANING SYSTEMS)

1 So When (Will Biddick) 2-1 fav tracked ldrs, led three out, drew clr last
2 Sansgini (Josh Cameron) 12-1 led 10th til 12th, close 2nd next til outpaced apprg last
3 The Meters Running (Jake Bament) 8-1 steady hdwy three out, no extra from next
9 ran; 4l; 2 1’2l; 5m 48s

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Entries: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Monday 27th May 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Conditions Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:45 Novice Riders Race
5th 16:20 Open Maiden Race
6th 16:55 2m 4f Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Watering of the course continues and will continue over the weekend. It was clear and cloudy last night with a bit of dampness. Predicting the Going to be GOOD for Monday.

(Updated 9:30 am on Friday 24th May 2019).

Good; All bends and fences moved to fresh ground. Watering starting on Monday and continuing through the week as necessary.

(Updated: Sunday 19th May at 14:00)

Preview extract:

The South Tetcott Hunt meeting at Upcott Cross is due to be held on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May, it’s a well supported event receiving over 100 entries. Pony racing heads up at the action at 12 noon, followed by the main six race card at 2pm. With some rain forecast later in the week, the going should be ideal and the course will be watered if necessary.

Entrance to the course is £10 per car & driver and £10 per passenger. Children under 16 free. All on course facilities include hot and cold refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. The course is located 2m South of Halwill junction, off A3079 – EX21 5AE.


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
(c) = 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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Race 1 – Conditions Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 5f4p-pu33 ART OF SYNERGY (IRE) 37 Ed Walker
2 434-14523 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 39 Robert Chanin
3 -2543211 BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) 37 Dean Summersby
4 5/f4513-43 BAY TO GO (IRE) 37 Patricia Armstrong
5 p-45p5242 BEUVRON (FR) 38? Sam Holdsworth
6 2-2311322 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 40 Dean Summersby
7 *53-11211 CROWN OF THORNS 42+ Sarah Pidsley
8 3-1333511 DRAGON DE LA TOUR (FR) 38 Neil McLean
9 4p/-p4p3f HONOURABLE EXIT (IRE) 32 Joe Tickle
10 431-u2pu2 JABBEA (IRE) 40 Mary Sanderson
11 p6-53ppp3 JABOLTISKI (SPA) 34 Stuart Sampson
12 33-333115 KERNEL VICTOR 41 Ed Walker
13 122-3pp15 PREDESTINED (IRE) 37 Gordan Chambers
14 113-54232 RYVES ROCKY (IRE) 38 Leslie Jefford
15 1121-4214 SIXTEEN LETTERS (IRE) 41+ Neil McLean
16 7pp-21411 SKINFLINT (IRE) 42+ Gerard Supple
17 3-p337f63 SKYLANDER (IRE) 36 Sam Holdsworth
18 44723531 SYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR) 37 Deborah Treneer
19 *534/-p4p4 TOKYO JAVILEX (FR) 34 Heidi Lewis
20 211-61121 WIND TOR 43 Ed Walker

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st
2nd
3rd
4th

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Crown of Thorns also holds an entry in the opening Penbode Vet Group Conditions race and will need to defy top weight. Challengers could come in the way of the Les Jefford-trained Ryves Rockey with the booking of jockey Millie Wonnacott who will be hoping to improve on their two lengths second to Skinflint at the Vauterhill meeting. Skinflint also holds an entry here as does seasons treble winning Wind Tor, also Skinflint (Gerry Supple) another on a season treble, and this could be a very competitive race if any of these turn up to compete among the 21 entered.

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Race 2 – Restricted race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 13-6p424 ANN MARIES REJECT (IRE) 36 Christine Gray
2 21/p6f3-p BALTAZAR DU SEUIL (FR) 35? Stuart Sampson
3 p12-p6832 BOB ALONG MAHLER (IRE) 33 Stuart Sampson
4 /1434-463 DAMBY’S STAR (IRE) 34 Sara Bradstock
5 3-u223p15 DEISE GOLD (IRE) 34 Jill Dennis
6 443p-4133 DIPLOMATICO (USA) 29 Jason Warner
7 1/05-5p32 DR RHYTHM (IRE) 33 Keith Cumings
8 21-6226 GERTIES GARTER 36 Ed Walker
9 3225-47p2 GOLANDER (IRE) 35 Gordon Chambers
10 357*43-34 MINELLA MOJO (IRE) 35 Robert Chanin
11 /f2-2113d MINIMALISTIC (IRE) 37 Nikki Frost
12 *900/f14-p MISTER BUDDY (IRE) 35 Luke Price
13 323231-f3 SWEET LADY JANE (IRE) 34 Byron Moorcroft
14 -32f31 THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE) 34+ Dean Summersby
15 /1p464-p9 WALLABROOK 33 Ed Walker
16 p4-224341 WHERE’S WILMA 36+ Michael M. Watson

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Jockey Darren Edwards has a ride booked in the Coodes Solicitor-sponsored Restricted race on Thewinnertakeitall for team Summersby, and could follow up on their previous win at Trebudannon, the combination have been in the frame on four of his five starts this season, with an unlucky fall at Cherrybrook ended his race when travelling well falling at the 12th fence. Golander could go well for the Gordon Chambers team, having run a close second to Banco des Logos at Trebudannon two weeks ago. Dr Rhythm (Keith Cumings) has previous National Hunt form when in training with Paul Nicholls, and had run well in second to Bubble O’Clock at Holnicote two weeks ago.

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Race 3 – Mixed Open Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 5f4p-pu33 ART OF SYNERGY (IRE) 37 Ed Walker
2 p7/799f-11 BALLYKNOCK CLOUD (IRE) 41 Jade Barber
3 5p0334r2 BLUE BENNY (IRE) 36 Lucy Felton
4 *53-11211 CROWN OF THORNS 42+ Sarah Pidsley
5 /211-pp11 EARTHLY REASON (IRE) 42+ Neil McLean
6 4/115-221 HERBERT PARK (IRE) 43 Ray Alford
7 R11-12322 IMOGENS THUNDER (IRE) 40 Mary Tory
8 41213-u4u LA MADONNINA (IRE) 40? Abigail Lewis
9 53-674321 LE CLO DE LA LONDE (FR) 36 Emma Watson
10 p-6565423 PETERBROWN (IRE) 40? Holly-Anne Drowne
11 11-2p1222 RAMBLE ON (IRE) 42 Luke Price
12 111-32111 RIVER MYTH 43+ Stuart Sampson
13 p1111-121 SPENCER MOON (IRE) 44 Luke Price
14 211-61121 WIND TOR 43 Ed Walker

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The Simpkins Edwards-sponsored Mixed Open race is the feature of the day, and with the championships hotting up, we could see Will Biddick partner Crown Of Thorns to follow up on their win here at the meeting in April. They could come up against entry Spencer Moon, the Welsh raider for trainer Luke Price and jockey Byron Moorcroft, who could follow up on the horses impressive eleven wins to date from 14 starts in Point-to-Points, and connections targeting him here should be respected. River Myth is another who could figure having won the Members race here at the last meeting for the Stuart Sampson team under jockey Darren Andrews and have clocked up an impressive five straight wins this season.

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Race 4 – Novice Riders Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 9-523p45p ALICE’S STAR 35? Robert Chanin
2 434-14523 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 39 Robert Chanin
3 5p0334r2 BLUE BENNY (IRE) 36 Lucy Felton
4 82p-12132 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 38 Dean Summersby
5 2-2311322 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 40 Dean Summersby
6 /3/31/12-62 EMPEROR RENARD (IRE) 38 Marie McGuiness
7 4/115-221 HERBERT PARK (IRE) 43 Ray Alford
8 *1p-111p1 JACK SNIPE 43 Robert Hawker
9 p-6565423 PETERBROWN (IRE) 40? Holly-Anne Drowne
10 113-54232 RYVES ROCKY (IRE) 38 Leslie Jefford
11 pp11-3p5u SHANNON SILVER 36 Claire Hardwick
12 *50-673614 TIGER SAM (IRE) 36? Laura Hurley

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The Dodson & Horrel-sponsored Novice Riders race also has two Summersby entries with Clondaw Bunny and Cloudy Music an option for young jockey Liam Harrison. Jack Snipe ( Robert Hawker) has to be feared if turning up here, with four wins this season, the latest coming at Cothelstone, where he also holds an entry at the weekend. Blue Benny (Lucy Felton) could be a worthy each way bet to follow, having previously finished a close second to Tiger Sam at Larkhill last month.

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Race 5 – Open Maiden Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 33ur-pp A MILL FROM MILAN (IRE) Joe Tickle
2 p/ppp-62 BASHER BRIAN (IRE) 25 Byron Moorcroft
3 3/34-4 BUSINESSMAN (IRE) 27+ Leslie Jefford
4 *0968/8p- CONCEALED AMBITION(IRE) Kieran Price
5 -pp46322 COTTAGE ROSE 32 John Heard
6 -2 FEU DES MALBERAUX (FR) 31+ Joe Tickle
7 *44-fp2 FLEMENSTRIX (IRE) 33+ Christopher Barber
8 -f HOT CROSS BUN 0 Mary Tory
9 //-pp223 ITALIAN SYMPHONY (IRE) 26 Jason Warner
10 -p JOHNOFGORCOMBE 0 Nikki Frost
11 87-3p6p4 KEMICALLIE 12 Christine Gray
12 f-p6ppp LAUREL LASS (IRE) 0 Ryan Chapman
13 -3 LONGSHANKS (IRE) 27+ Leighton McGuinness
14 -53 MINELLA BEAG (IRE) 30+ Ed Walker
15 9//-p5622 PONIEL 33+ Zoe Moore-Williams
16 -5f PORT O’CLOCK (IRE) 20? Dean Summersby
17 -pp SANSGINI (IRE) Annabelle Bacon
18 SCHEMLI PFLUMLI Joe Tickle
19 /p/-6p THE METERS RUNNING (IRE) 24 Gordon Chambers
20 -upp3 TREBORS TWINKLE 17 Joe Tickle
21 pp/-f2 WHAT A BUG 25 Sarah Prouse
22 pp/76- WIDLAKE SCORPIOUS (IRE) 0 David Stephens
23 /pfpp-422 WILLALDOO 34+ Leslie Jefford

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There follows two Open Maiden races, with those catching the eye in the first,  which is sponsored by PRJ Engineering, are Minella Beag, Cottage Rose and Poniel.

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Race 6 – 2m 4f Open Maiden Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider Notes
1 p4p9-p42 BALLINLA LADY (IRE) 26? Seanin McPherson
2 p/ppp-62 BASHER BRIAN (IRE) 25 Byron Moorcroft
3 /34p2/-Rp BLACKDOWN BABE 21? Michael Coate
4 *0968/8p- CONCEALED AMBITION(IRE) Kieran Price
5 8-4upff5 COUSIN RITA 0 Helen Llewellyn-Griffiths
6 24/p47-p5 FLORABELL (IRE) 23? Ian Hambley
7 //-pp223 ITALIAN SYMPHONY (IRE) 26 Jason Warner
8 -ppu JOHN’S B’S (FR) 14 Jack Wallace
9 -R KING’S QUAY (IRE) 25? Leighton McGuinness
10 f-p6ppp LAUREL LASS (IRE) 0 Ryan Chapman
11 -p MISS JET LAG 0 Matthew Griffiths
12 -ppp MISSYOUATGORCOMBE 0 Nikki Frost
13 9//-p5622 PONIEL 33+ Zoe Moore-Williams
14 -5f PORT O’CLOCK (IRE) 20? Dean Summersby
15 -pp SANSGINI (IRE) Annabelle Bacon
16 SCHEMLI PFLUMLI Joe Tickle
17 -RpR4uR SO WHEN 30? Christopher Barber
18 /p/-6p THE METERS RUNNING (IRE) 24 Gordon Chambers
19 -upp3 TREBORS TWINKLE 17 Joe Tickle
20 pp/-f2 WHAT A BUG 25 Sarah Prouse

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Whilst in the second which is run over 2m4f Open Maiden race and is kindly sponsored by FC Cleaning Systems, King’s Quay, Italian Symphony and What A Bug have  previously hinted at ability and caught the eye in their races and should be high in the betting arena.

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