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PREVIEW: STEVENSTONE POINT-TO-POINT AT VAUTERHILL ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY, 6th MAY 2019

Written by: Donna Harris

The Stevenstone meeting can be a great way to round off the Bank Holiday by attending their fixture at Vauterhill near High Bickington, on Monday 6th May. Six races are on offer with a start time of 2pm, 60 entries have been received.

The races include a Mixed Open race which is a qualifier for the Skinners Ladies Open Race to be held at Stratford-on-Avon on Friday 31st May, entries include the prolific winning mare Whenharrymetsally for the Keith Cumings team who’s latest win came when storming home the 20-length winner at Cherrybrook. Minella Fifty (Claire Hitch) was only just denied a win last weekend when having to settle for a head second under Josh Newman at the Axe Vale meeting. Also River Myth (Stuart Sampson) who may go for the opening Conditions race, but should be in the mix if  here having won three this season, the latest a six-length win at Upcott Cross, and her low weight could prove crucial.

The opening Conditions race has six entries in which Chosen Lucky (Dean Summersby) could add to his tally of four wins this season. Dragon de La Tour is another to note having destroyed the field by 16 lengths when taking the Restricted race at Kingston St Mary under Will Biddick.

In the Restricted race the eye is drawn to Cornflower Blue for trainer Patrick Picton-Warlow after her maiden win at Cothelstone followed by her length second at Flete Park. Mahler Style (Alan Walter) won her maiden in March at Larkhill and looks one to follow, along with Could Be Better (Stuart Sampson after his four length win at Little Windsor, and Victoria Sleeps mare Rumor Has It who could improve on her second at Trebudannon.

Skinflint (Gerry Supple) is an entry in the Intermediate race, connections may choose to run at the Flete meeting on Saturday, however this race could give him an extra few days to recover from his eight length win at Stafford Cross, when ridden by Bryan Carver. He could come up against Trebudannon winner Robin Why Not for the Jo Tickle team. Robin Why Not won his maiden nicely at Buckfastleigh before scoring his eight length victory in his Restricted race in a small field at Trebudannon. Cloudy Music (Dean Summersby) looks another having a good season, and is consistently in the frame and should be considered after her second at Upcott Cross to Kernel Victor.

The Jockey Club Mares & Fillies Open Maiden race is also on the agenda with 17 entered. Many with chances here including recent Upcott runner up Willadoo (Les Jefford), Fireweld (Patricia Shaw) a six length second at Trebudannon and Where’s Wilma (Michael Watson) if she can repeat her promising form at the beginning of the season and progress.

Where’s Wilma is also entered in the Open Maiden race which closes the days event. Itchifoot looks an interesting entry, another out of the Patrick Picton-Warlow team ran  four-lengths second to Cold Be Better at Little Windsor.

This is a relatively flat track and will promise some fast thrilling finishes. Good track-side viewing with a dry weekend on offer, will be sure to get the families out to enjoy the countryside sport. For those not choosing to pack their picnic baskets full, there will be hot and cold food and refreshments on offer, together with a bar and bookies to compliment the day. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Location is at High Bickington signed from A377, A3124 and B3217. Postode EX37 9BT.

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Preview: South Pool Point-to-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 18 February 2018

 

Written by: Donna Harris

A fantastic family day of Point-to-Pointing is on offer next weekend with the first of two meetings to take place at the popular track based at Buckfastleigh, South Devon on Sunday February 18. Three pony races head up the action at 11am, with the 148 cm race already divided, followed by the six race card commencing at 12 noon. 111 entries have been received.

This course always has a great atmosphere, with the feature race being The West Country Champion Chase Mixed Open, which holds a total prize fund of £1000. The race is for winners only and has attracted top quality horses  such as recent Wadebridge specialist Sobre Tresor and Barbury winner Saddlers Encore both for the Chloe Newman team. Winner of nine Points including a treble at this track Dicky Bob for trainer Verity Nicholls, Dual Wadebridge winner Mic’s Delight for team Wonnacott, Chipley Park winner Whenharrymetsally for the Keith Cumings team, and Larkhill runner-up with two Hurdle wins under Rules to his C.V Bistouri D’Honore for the Michael Felton yard. This race is also a qualifier for the Timico Mixed-Open final to be held at Cheltenham in May, and the Skinners Ladies Open final to be held at Stratford-upon-Avon in June.

The stunning grey Dicky Bob is also entered in the opening Confined race for Dartmoor trainer Verity Nicholls, but could come up against entry and recent Chipley Park winner Cotillion. The Sadler’s Wells-sired Cotillion also holds an entry at Larkhill, but should be respected on his previous National Hunt form when in training with Ian Williams. Local trainer Sam Holdsworth has two entered with Beuvron and winner of six Points including one at this track last season for local jockey Hannah Welch, and a new French import for the yard Diligent, who was well fancied at Wadebridge and could come on for his third there.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which the Ed Walker-trained Inch Rock stands out after his two length second at Chipley Park, having made most with a bold front running tactical run under jockey Will Biddick finishing two lengths behind the winner that day. Palmaria is also entered, she put up a good performance when winning her Restricted race at Chipley Park for trainer Caroline Keevil and has the booking of promising young jockey Bryan Carver.

Moonaro would be a popular local winner for owners Edward Darke and Susan Eveleigh, if taking the Confined Maiden race for horses and geldings. Moonaro is lightly raced and ran third here last season then followed up with a second at Upcott Cross in April. Gorcombe’s Rascal could be another popular winner on the day for the Nikki Frost team, having been placed third at Wadebridge and then not disgraced having finished his race although out of the frame, when many had pulled up at Milborne St Andrew earlier this month. The Frost team also have Wookey Hole entered here, another promising young recruit who has had the benefit of a run when sixth at Milborne St Andrew two weeks ago. They could come up against entry Sixteen Letters for trainer Claire Harris. The lightly raced gelding ran second at this meeting last season and could be worth following in the betting arena.

Several debutants are entered in the Jockey Club Mares Maiden race, with You’re A Lady catching the eye for the Camilla Scott team, especially with husband Jeremy Scott saddling many winners under Rules recently. One Big Love is another looking promising if following up on her recent Chipley Park head second under jockey Lorcan Williams for trainer Sally Alner.

Finally up is the Restricted race in which Wind Tor, trained by Ed Walker, standing out having been another to win at Chipley Park last month. Eastern Calm for the Stu Sampson team is the highest rated and won at Bishops Court last year.

With spring just around the corner this venue offers a fun day of racing together with many trade stands giving a warm country feel. There is a large catering tent and bar, with on course bookies.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

The course is located at Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, adjacent to the A38. Postcode TQ11 0LT.

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Entries: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, 18th February 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champion Chase Mixed Open
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, for horses & geldings
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Race, for mares & fillies
6th 15:05 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday 17 February 2018 – at 6.30pm

The Clerk of the Course reported the Going remains unchanged, Soft, Heavy in Places.  There was no overnight rain, it’s been another dry, sunny day and we are all set to race tomorrow.  Before racing begins tomorrow, as is usual the Going will be determined by the Chief Steward.

Friday 16 February 2018 15:45

Yesterday Clare Wonnacott, BHA local Inspector, visited the course, found it to be in good order with the Going ” Soft, Heavy in Places”. Today, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going remains unchanged but with a current spell of fine weather set to continue to race day, the course will be drying out further all the time. Preparations are all well in hand to be ready to race on Sunday.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Clerk of the Course reports that following overnight rain the Going at Buckfastleigh today is “Soft, Heavy in Places”.

Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, and thereafter dry and sunny weather up to and including race day.

Local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, is due to visit and inspect the Course on Thursday when a further Going Report will be posted.

Preview extract:

A fantastic family day of Point-to-Pointing is on offer next weekend with the first of two meetings to take place at the popular track based at Buckfastleigh, South Devon on Sunday February 18. Three pony races head up the action at 11am, with the 148 cm race already divided, followed by the six race card commencing at 12 noon. 111 entries have been received.

With spring just around the corner this venue offers a fun day of racing together with many trade stands giving a warm country feel. There is a large catering tent and bar, with on course bookies.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

The course is located at Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, adjacent to the 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
(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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NATIONAL PRESS COVERAGE OF POINT-TO-POINTING RETURNS, Weatherbys Point-to-Point, Weatherbys Point-to-Point

The Racing Post Weekender, in association with the PointtoPoint Racing Company, is to publish a weekly PointtoPoint supplement sponsored by Arena Racing Company and The Jockey Club.

The PointtoPoint Racing Company (PTPRC) is delighted to announce that national coverage of Pointto-Pointing is to return in print media via the Racing Post Weekender for the coming season which starts on 27th November.

The weekly newspaper will carry the supplement, the Pointto-Pointing Weekly, which will be produced in association with the PTPRC. It will include meeting previews and reviews as well as entries, results and editorial features. The Racing Post Weekender is available from a Wednesday giving PointtoPointenthusiasts plenty of time to plan for the weekend ahead. The first edition will be available from 23rd November and include a season preview.

The supplement will be sponsored by The Jockey Club and Arena Racing Company with both organisations recognising the need for a thriving Pointto-Pointing sector in order to ensure strong foundations for the whole of National Hunt racing.

It represents a vital step for the sport in terms of wide ranging national exposure and one which aligns with the ongoing marketing strategy of The PointtoPoint Authority (PPA).

The PTPRC will look after the page creation for the supplement alongside their existing responsibilities of managing Pointto-Pointing’s main website (www.pointtopoint.co.uk) and the weekly production of Go Pointing.

Commenting on the venture Andrew Carter, Commercial Director Weatherbys and a Director of the PTPRC said: “PointtoPoint Racing is in many ways the bedrock of National Hunt racing and provides an invaluable nursery for young horses and riders many of whom go on to compete under Rules.

“It is really important that the sport is given national coverage and I would like to thank the Racing Post, ARC and The Jockey Club for their support in making this possible.”

Simon Bazalgette, Group Chief Executive of The Jockey Club, said: “PointtoPoint racing is very important to the grassroots of our sport, so we are pleased to partner with PTPRC and ARC to help toincrease its visibility through this initiative. The Jockey Club is a stakeholder in the PointtoPointAuthority and each year welcomes many horses at our courses that have competed in Pointto-Points and vice versa, as well as sponsoring the Mares Maiden Series, which we consider is part of our role in acting for the long-term good of British Racing.”

Susannah Gill, Director of External Affairs of Arena Racing Company said: “We are delighted to be able to work with The Jockey Club to support Pointto-Pointing by helping bring back the weekly supplement. Pointto-Pointing is an essential component of British Racing and it is important that information about the sport is available to as wide an audience as possible. We hope everyone has a successful season when it gets underway at the end of the month.”

Mark Whittaker, Head of Newspapers and Operations Director for the Racing Post, said: “We are delighted, to once again, be supporting and promoting Pointto-Pointing through both the Racing Post and the Weekender. As the grass roots of jumps racing, rooted in local communities, PointtoPointracing provides an accessible, exciting and very social opportunity to enjoy the sport we all love. We look forward to seeing stars of the future coming up through Pointing’s ranks.”

REPORT: STEVENSTONE POINT-TO-POINT AT VAUTERHILL, HIGH BICKINGTON, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 2TH MAY 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

The Kayley Woollacott team were on top form at Bank Holiday Monday’s Point-to-Point Stevenestone meeting at Vauterhill, saddling a double with odds on Steeltown taking the mixed open, followed up by Devon General scoring in the Kivells-sponsored confined race.

Steeltown, ridden by regular jockey Jamie Thomas had made most of the running in the feature Mixed Open race, and came home 25 lengths ahead of his nearest rival Lucy’s Girl. “We bought him from Ascot sales in 2014 and is an ex Tom Taaffe, he is happier Pointing rather than Hunter Chasing, we my go Cothelstone next but it is ground dependent.” stated Kayley Woollacott. The teams second winner was in the form of Devon General in the Confined race, when jockey Matt Hampton took up the lead on Devon General two fences out over Comanche Conflict and won by three lengths.  “It was a decent pace and ideally he would like quicker ground, we have worked on him alot since Cothelstone as he is not the most natural of jumpers.” stated the trainer with Matt Hampton adding ” He never really travelled on the ground, but jumped alot better, class got him through in the end.”

The local crowd who braved the early damp conditions which soon turned into glorious sunshine, were treated to a spectacular performance in the opening Members race when odds-on Cinevator stormed home under trainer/jockey Ella Pickard 25 lengths ahead of the field. “I thought the going would be too soft, but he just took off with me.” exclaimed the jubilant jockey who added “I intend to enter him for Cothelstone Ladies race next.”

Back In June was sent off 11/10 favourite for the Restricted race, and duly obliged by sustaining a challenge over the last fence from Mongress Boy, with Back In June under jockey Jake Bament winning by two lengths. Trainer Karyn Heard quoted ” He turned out to be what we wanted, Tyler rides him at home and does much of thee work. We hope to aim Back In June at an intermediate at Bratton Down if ground not too firm.”

The Intermediate race went the way of Upto Ollie for the Sarah Pidsley team, having made most of the running under jockey Lee Drowne. “He jumped really well, we had bought him from Doncaster sales as an unbroken four-year old. He stays all day, we will possibly go to Upcott next.” stated the trainer

The Grey Celt under jockey Darrren Edwards battled on to win the Open Maiden race for the Reuben Chapman team, taking the race  by four lengths ahead of Kisha Lad who had put up a bold attempt. With the final race of the day the Jockey Club-sponsored Mares and Fillies race going the way of Fishy Story. Owned by the Gale Force Partnership made up of brothers Richard and Martin Tucker, Fishy Story was bought out of  David Pipe’s yard.  “Her saddle had slipped on two of her previous starts so she was pulled up.” stated Martin Tucker. Jockey Matt Hampton had ridden his double for the day and added “She is an extremely tough mare and a nice restricted prospect.”

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath) and Roger Peaple

NEXT FIXTURES

  • Sunday 8th May 2016, Four Burrow, Trebudannon, St.Columb Major, Newquay
  • Sunday 15th May 2016, Dulverton West, Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor
  • Wednesday 18th May 2016, Eggesford, Upcott X, Halwill Junction, Holsworthy
  • Sunday 22nd May 2016, Exmoor, Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor
  • Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016, South Tetcott, Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction, Holsworthy
  • Sunday 5th June 2016, Tiverton Staghounds, Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming, Exmoor
  • Saturday 11th June 2016, Torrington Farmers, Chapelton Barton, Umberleigh, Barnstaple

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Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries, form guide and ratings at Vauterhill Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Open Mares Maiden Race

 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 2013/14 form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 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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RESULTS: EAST DEVON POINT-TO-POINT AT BISHOPS COURT – 5 MAR 2016

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GOING: SOFT, HEAVY IN PLACES

Hunt race ( Sponsor: East Devon Associates)

1 Kirkleigh (Alistair Harvey) 1-2 fav led 10th, clear from three out, left solo next

4 ran; winner finished alone

Owner; Sue Trump; Trainer; Robert Chanin

Open Maiden (4 to 6 year olds only) (Country Leisure)

1 Arcs Abound (Rob Stoneman) 100-30 prom, led two out, dvn out

2 Micky Stark (Will Gordon) 13-2 gd hdwy 14th, challd two out, every chance til no extra last 75 yds

3 Eddies Pearl (Jamie Thomas) 9-2 prom from 7th til wknd three out

9 ran; ; 1 1/2l; dist

Owner; Claire Alers-Hankey, Jill & Geoff Nute; Trainer; Lucy Gardner

Mixed Open (Michael Pidsley & Son Ltd)

1 Blazing Whale (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav cl up til led after two out, hard pressed last, stayed on strongly

2 Ohio Gold (Martin McIntyre) 5-1 gd hdwy four out, slt ld two out, every chance last, no extra flat

3 Batu Ferringhi (Rob Hawker) 9-2 led til three out, wknd

7 ran; 4l; 15l; 6m 58s

Owner; Francis Read & Ed Walker; Trainer; Ed Walker

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Master Baker (Jo Buck) 4-6 fav led four out, clear two out, very easily

2 Hallo Dolly (Darren Edwards) 10-1 hdwy four out, went 2nd last, no chance with winner

3 Follow The Paint (Will Biddick) 2-1 handy, not alwys fluent, 2nd four out til last

7 ran; 20l; 8l; 7m 10s

Owner; Jackie Mc Cullough; Trainer; Leslie Jefford

PPORA Club Novice Riders (Ford Simey Solicitors)

1 Maller Tree (Chris Wald) 5-2 made virtually all, drew clr two out, comf

2 Flying Award (Rob Stoneman) 2-1 fav held up, prog two out, fin strongly

3 Fiulin (Abbie Hughes) 11-4 prom, mistake 6th, 2nd from 14th, outpaced two out, lost 2nd nr finish

8 ran; 4l; 1 1/2l; 7m 15s

Owner; Mrs Kate Dennis; Trainer; Chris Wald

Restricted (Harris Timber Products Ltd)

1 Earthpower (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav led/ disputed throughout, asserted flat, dvn out

2 Pauls Conn (Nick Lawton) 5-2 cl 2nd or disputed throughout, every chance last, no extra nr finish

3 Printing Blue (Darren Edwards) 15-2 chased ldrs from 14th, fin strongly

6 ran; 2 1/2l; 1l; 7m 21s

Owner; Roger Penny; Trainer; Jack Barber

Open Maiden 7 year olds & over (Otter Brewery)

1 Upto Ollie (Will Gordon) 5-1 alwys prom, led two out, headed last.stayed on to lead agn 75 yds out

2 The Conjurer (Rob Hawker) 9-4 fav with leaders, effort two out, slt ld last, headed last 75 yds

3 Gold Relief (Will Biddick) 6-1 in touch, slight lead three out, wknd next

8 ran; neck; 20l; 7m 20s

Owner; Sarah Pidsley; Trainer; Sarah Pidsley

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RESULTS: SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT BUCKFASTLEIGH – 21 FEB 2016

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Going: SOFT, HEAVY IN PLACES

POINT-TO-POINT RACES

CONFINED  (Sponsor: Fortress Hassall Law Ltd, Kingsbridgeloudspeaker

1 Jepeck (Jamie Thomas) 9-4 led after two out, easily

2 Delphi Mountain (Emma Watson) 9-4 always with leaders, outpaced two out

3 Blinding Lights (Matt Hampton) 5-4 fav made most til wknd three out

7 ran; 10l; 11l;  7m 32s

Owner; John Pike; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

INTERMEDIATE (Connollys Red Millsloudspeaker

1 Kernel Victor (Joshua Newman) 7-4 held up, led apprg last, stayed on well

2 Frelia (Bradley Gibbs) 5-4 fav held up, finished well to take 2nd flat

3 It’s All or Nothing (Jo Buck) 5-1 every chance til no extra after two out

7 ran; 3l; 1 1/2l;  7m 35s

Owner; Mrs E Targett; Trainer; Ed Walker

 

MIXED OPEN – WEST COUNTRY CHAMPION CHASE (Totnes and Bridgetown Races Companyloudspeaker

1 Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) 3-1 made all, stayed on gamely

2 Dicky Bob (Jo Buck) 4-6 fav in touch, outpaced two out, kept on flat

3 Indiana Bay (Rob Hawker) 5-1 always leaders, every chance two out, no extra flat

6 ran; 2l; 2l;  7m 25s

Owner; Mrs Sue Trump; Trainer; Robert Chanin

 

CONFINED MAIDEN – HORSES & GELDINGS  (Farriers of South Devon) loudspeaker

1 Whatastormnorm (Tom Chanin) 5-4 fav in touch, led two out, pushed out

2 Arcs Abound (Rob Stoneman) 8-1 led 12th til three out, stayed on again apprg last

3 County Road (Rob Hawker) 2-1 held up, effort two out, no extra apprg last

8 ran; 2l; 2l;  8m 0s

Owner; Chakel Bojo Friends; Trainer; Robert Chanin

 

MAIDEN – MARES & FILLIES (The Jockey Clubloudspeaker

1 Bells On Sunday (Thomas O’Brien) 2-1 fav in touch, led after two out, stayed on well

2 Midnight Queen (Bradley Gibbs) 8-1 held up, good late headway

3 What A Saga (Chester Williams) 5-1 imprvd 15th, challd two out, mstk last

11 ran; 10l; short head;  7m 44s

Owner; Mrs S M Newell; Trainer; Sophie Lacey

 

RESTRICTED (Stagsloudspeaker

1 Master Baker (Jo Buck) 4-5 fav drew clear two out v easily

2 Zephyr (Chester Williams) 6-4 headwy two out, not reach winner

3 Bertie’s Way (Darren Edwards) 3-1 with leaders, wknd two out

6 ran; 14l; 10l;  7m 38s

Owner; Mrs J McCullough; Trainer; Leslie Jefford

Pony Racing

CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE SOUTH POOL HARRIERS AT BUCKFASTLEIGH on Sunday, 14th February.

138cms & under OPEN

1. The Jobs Not Straight – Tyler Heard

2. Molly VIII – Molly Landau

3. Talponciau Perfect Print – Joshua Brown

4. Menedh Jumping Jack Flash – Otis Morgan

5. Ginger Wizard – Chad Bament

6. Mocking Bird – Alfie Godfrey

7. Hideaway Evening Star – Taylor Fisher

8. HesingtonValetta – Lewis McDonald

9. Lucy in the Sky – Harry Brown

NR – Bronze Lawrence – Roisin Leech

NR – Wee Antony – Freddie Gingell

9 ran

148cms & under OPEN

1. Shotgun Minnie – Tyler Heard

2. Calypso – Ben Godfrey

3. Vadlawalkover – Tamby Welch

4. Heavenly Rose – Becky Wilkins

5. Regimental Bay – Hamish Clarke

6. Mario – Taylor Fisher

7. Tarka – Michael Treneer

NR – Don’t tell Dai – Connor Brace

NR – Tallyho Tina – George Daly

7 ran

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REPORT: STEVENSTONE POINT-TO-POINT AT VAUTERHILL, HIGH BICKINGTON, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 4TH MAY 2015

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WRITTEN BY DONNA HARRIS

A good crowd were treated to some exciting finishes at the Stevenstone Point-to-Point meeting at Vauterhill on Bank Holiday Monday where the heavy rain stayed away until after the last race.
The open ditch was omitted throughout the afternoon, resulting in some very quick times.

Leanda Tickle winning the Jockey Club Mares Maiden on Triggywinkle for trainer Rod Chelton
Leanda Tickle winning the Jockey Club Mares Maiden on Triggywinkle for trainer Rod Chelton

Some new training faces were seen in the area, with trainer Rod Chelton’s Triggywinkle scoring under Leanda Tickle, in the Jockey Club’s Mares Maiden Race. Now based at North Petherton in Somerset the delighted trainer stated “She is a mare we bred in France before we moved back to England, and now the only one I have in training, and I am helped by Ruth Tilsley-Baker.”

Just Seven provided favourite backers with a win in the opening members race. Under jockey Vicky Wade, Just Seven made virtually all to win by ten lengths. Owner/trainer Roy Smith bought the horse in Ireland four years ago. “He had a good run, he is a big horse and has just come into himself, it is a family affair and I ride him out daily.” stated the trainer.

The Restricted race was won with a fine tactical ride by promising jockey Jake Bament on Peterbrown, Templestatefloresco and Templeton threw down challenges at the second last but Bament switched Peterbrown to the inside and held on to win by a neck in a thrilling finish. Trained by Karyn Heard who was delighted with his run, she stated that “Peterbrown found the ground at Upcott Cross too soft for him, he is young and progressive.” Owner Sally White was delighted ” It is magic when you have a winner, his second this season.”

Parkam Jack gave trainer Kayley Woollacott her 21st winner of the season, when taking the Mixed Open. The winner travelled well, coming home ten lengths ahead of Welstonedruid. Jockey Jamie Thomas, having just ridden his 17th winner of the season quoted “I turned down the back straight and just gave him a squeeze and he took off. It is my best season ever.”

David Noonan on It's All Or Nothing and Leanda Tickle on Swansbrook race into the finishing straight.
David Noonan on It’s All Or Nothing and Leanda Tickle on Swansbrook race into the finishing straight.

Four lined up for the Confined race, in which odds on favourite It’s All Or Nothing demonstrated a good style of jumping to fend off his main challenger Swansbrook to the delight of his owner Rob White. Trained by Charlotte Rowe who stated, “He just gets better and better, and is so easy to do at home.” The champagne corks are bound to be popping at The Blacksmiths Arms, owned by Rob White, who stated “I am looking forward to It’s All Or Nothing’s Restricted entry at Stratford which he qualified for previously, we will see how he comes out of this race first.”

Heidi Lewis rides Pasternak Jack to victory in the Intermediate race.
Heidi Lewis rides Pasternak Jack to victory in the Intermediate race.

The Woollacott team saddled two of the three runners contesting the Intermediate race, with King Kash heading out the odds on favourite under Jamie Thomas. However it was young Heidi Lewis who set the pace in front on Pasternak Jack, coming home five lengths ahead of the late challenging Hallo Dolly, with King Kash three lengths back in third. Trainer Kayley Woollacott gave all credit to Heidi, “She works full time for us, and puts in over and above working 24/7 on her days off too, showing real dedication.”

David Noonan rode a patient ride in the nine runner Open Maiden race, steering home The Persuader to get up to win by five lengths from Thirtyfirst Dansar. Trainer Caroline Prouse was delighted with her first winner in her own colours. “David gave him a peach of a ride, and made up so much ground. We bought him from Doncaster two years ago, he is a big backward sort, but showed lots of promise last year at Bratton.”

RESULTS

Results of the Stevenstone meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath)

NEXT FIXTURES

Sunday, 10th May 2015, the second Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, St. Columb Major, nr Newquay.

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Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries and form, Vauterhill, Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Mares Maiden Race

Going:  Good / Good to Firm and will be a​grivated on Saturday/Sunday. (Friday 1st May)

 Preview extract

The Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, High Bickington, offers a great way to enjoy the scenic countryside on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th.

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

The course is located at High Bickington (signed from A377,A3124 & B3217) Post code EX37 9BT. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car driver and passenger, £30 per car load, under sixteens go free.

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 2014/15 form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Warkleigh (3.7 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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