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Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Sunday 3rd March 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 4, 5 & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race
7th 15:30 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Sunday 24th February 2019 at 19:34

Update on the going at Bishops Court, Ottery St MARY. At the moment the going is good, good to soft in places. With light rain forecast on Thursday it is expected to improve. Most of the course is completed. I’m expecting to finish on Thursday.

Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 13:49

No change of going at Bishops Court

Thursday 28th February 2019 at 13:28

Bishops Court passed course inspection by Course inspector Mr Norman Chanin. Going is Good good to soft in places

Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 20:34

Going at Bishops Court unchanged today but with rain forecast this might change slightly

Preview extract:

It’s the turn of the East Devon Hunt to host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Sunday 3rd March. Seven races are on offer with a start time of Noon. Over 140 entries have been received and it’s set to be another competitive days racing.

This meeting usually sees the first of the spring weather drawing out picnic racegoers in their hundreds. For those wishing to sample the delights on course there will be plenty of stands offering hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of country trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Postcode EX11 1RJ.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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Entries: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, 24th February 2019

Please ensure you bring the latest version of the BHA Declaration of Health Form

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
11:00 Pony Racing
1st 12:00 Flat 4-6 years old Race
2nd 12:35 4-6 year olds Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 7 years and over Open Maiden Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Conditions Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Friday 22nd February 2019 at 09:16

The going at Great Trethew is now described as good – Sandie Newton

Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 10:19

Sandie Newton advises the going at Great Trethew for the East Cornwall Point-To-Point remains good to soft. She will further update on Friday.

Monday 18th February 2019 at 15:04

Great Trethew going update as of today, good to soft. With sunshine and a drying wind I cannot see it being anything but good by Sunday.

Preview extract:

It is the turn of the East Cornwall to host the next fixture to be held in the area, which will take this coming Sunday February 24th, at the popular course located at Menheniot, Great Trethew. Pony racing heads up the action with two pony races commencing at 11am. The main event follows at midday, with six races on offer attracting over 100 entries.

The course is a great location for a family day out to enjoy the spring weather, and an opportunity to dust off the picnic baskets, whilst watching some good race action. The course offers bar, hot and cold refreshments and food, bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located off the off the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard. Postcode PL14 3PZ.

Pony Racing Entries

138cm (5f ) Pony Race

1 Charlie Sprake
2 Chad Bament Ginger Wizard
3 Otis Morgan Menedh Jumping Jack Fash
4 Walter Fisher-barnett Wide Valley March

148cm (7.5f ) Pony Race

1
2
3 Tyler Heard Shotgun Minnie

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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

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

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

Going Update

Thursday 14th February 2019

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

Eileen Ashby, VSPH PtP Secretary

Preview extract:

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

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

Pony Racing Entries

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

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

148cm (m 8f ) OPEN

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

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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Preview: South Pool Harriers Point to Point at Buckfastleigh, Sunday 17th February 2019

Written by: Donna Harris

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

The feature race of the day is the Winners Only Mixed Open known as the ‘West Country Champion Chase’ which has a prize of £700 to the winner and is also a qualifier for the Timico Mixed Open Final to be held at Cheltenham in May. 19 entries had been received before the new vaccination rules had been announced on Tuesday morning, which may possibly exclude a few, however it promises still to be a really competitive race. Recent Chipley Park winner Heaney is entered for local trainer Claire Wonnacott and daughter Millie to ride. Heaney is out of the same Dam as Definitly Red, and is giving his connections plenty to be pleased about having won three of his seven starts to date and finished in the frame on the remaining four. Blackwater Bramble for trainer Alexandra Dunn won at this course in November and followed that up with two wins at Larkhill, he holds an entry at Larkhill again and could head for the Conditions race there. Dicky Bob (Verity Nicholls) already on a hat-trick here, is an entry for local jockey Tomasina Eyston to ride, and could add to Dicky Bob’s total of thirteen wins to date. His first outing this season saw him finish a creditable second to Monsieur Gibralter at Larkhill, Navanman (John Heard) is another with wins at this course and his recent second to Virak at Chipley Park could also put him in the mix if he runs here. The Last But One (Tom Malone), Master Baker (Lisa Jefford) and Herbert Park (Ray Alford) all have wins under rules and would prove dangerous if added to the equation.

The opening Hassall Law Ltd Conditions race could see dual Wadebridge winner Raddon Top for the Les Jefford team, follow up on his second in a maiden here last season. He looks progressive and goes well for regular jockey Bryan Carver. Kernel Victor is the highest rated, is also a previous course winner here and could add to his seven wins to date for trainer Ed Walker.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which In Arrears for the Gordon Edwards team stayed on well when winning her Restricted by a neck at Chipley Park under Darren Edwards. Her opposition here could be Sixteen Letters for the Big Brook yard, having run second at this course last season and could go well fresh.

Luscombe Maye sponsor the Confined Race for Horses and Geldings. Merchant House (Les Jefford) catches the eye having won a Flat race at Barbury in December under in form jockey Jo Supple, could go well if taking to fences. Minimalistic wouldn’t need to travel far, the seven-year-old gelding is based at Nikki Frost’s yard at Buckfastleigh, and could come on for his three-length second to Raging Fire at Chipley Park.

Cloudy Music (Dean Summersby), Deise Gold (Jill Dennis) and Where’s Wilma (Michael Watson) have all notched up good place form recently and should be high among the betting in the Jockey Club-sponsored Mares Maiden race. Isla’s Dream is an entry for bloodstock agent and trainer Tom Malone, the mare won her division of a Flat race at Barbury and is another youngster who could run well if taking to fences, and also be another winner for jockey Jo Supple.

Finally to close the days event is the Moorland Timber-sponsored Restricted race which has attracted 21 entries. These include recent Chipley Maiden winner Crown Of Thorns who stayed on well to win under jockey Will Biddick. Pancrace (Teresa Clark) is another possibility for Will to ride if the combination head here and not the Larkhill meeting. Trainer/jockey Heidi Lewis has entered Native Gamut, and could be in the mix having run well in second at Wadebridge. Miss Seagreen is another to note, the six-year-old Black Sam Bellamy mare won her Maiden at Larkhill under trainer/jockey Sam Jukes last month.

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

Useful Information

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

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Upcoming Fixtures:

  • Saturday 16th February 2019, Rescheduled, Western point-to-point, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, post code: PL27 7JE. 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 17th February 2019, Combined Services point-to-point, Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire, post code: SP4 8QT. 1st Race now starts at 12:45
  • Sunday 17th February 2019, South Pool Harriers point-to-point, Buckfastleigh Racecourse, post code: TQ11 0 LT. 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 24th February 2019, Countryside Alliance Club (Wessex) point-to-point, Badbury Rings, Nr Wimborne, Dorset post code: DT11 9JL.  1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 24th February 2019, East Cornwall Great Trethew, Menheniot, Liskeard, post code: PL14 3PZ. 1st Race 12 noon

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Entries: Tiverton Point-To-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 27th January 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members Race
2nd 12:05 Restricted Race
3rd 12:40 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:15 Intermediate Race
5th 13:50 Novice Riders Race
6th 14:25 Mares Maiden Race
7th 15:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
8th 15:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

Course Updates:

Sunday 27th January 2019 at 08:35

The going at Chipley today is unchanged good, good to soft. The wind blew the rain away over night and is due to drop during the morning. There is a power line down in Wellington please follow the diversion signs, you need to head for Milverton on the B3187. Postcode is TA21 OQU.

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 16:56

The Ground remains the same at Chipley. Will update fb in the morning, rain is forecast over night.

– Jess Dorse

Friday 25th January 2019 at 19:36

Russell Wescott reports the course is good , good to soft in places.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 18:55

Going update: The clerk of the course recorded the ground as good, good to soft in place today at Chipley. A lot of good horses entered should make for exciting racing, first race at 11:30.

Monday 21st January 2019 at 19:07

Near-record entries at Chipley for this Sunday 27th January, with 177 entries

8 races scheduled on “good” ground
1st race bought forward to 11.30 am

Many Trade stalls, hot and cold food and bar
Great day out for all the family

See you on Sunday

Saturday 19th January 2019 at 19:50

The going was officially given as ‘Good’ on Thursday 17th after inspection. Will keep you posted this week.

Preview extract:

This weekends Point-to-Point fixture in the Devon & Cornwall area takes place at Chipley Park near Wellington on Sunday 27th January. Eight races will be on offer with a start time of 11.30. Over 170 entries have been received.

On course facilities include bar, hot and cold refreshments, bookies, and a number of good trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head to a maximum of £40 per car. Children under 16 go free. Dogs on leads welcome. Course is located off B3187, Wellington 3m, Milverton 1m, TA21 0QY.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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Preview: Silverton & Mid Devon Point to Point at Buckfastleigh 18 Nov 2018

Written by: Donna Harris

Having enjoyed one of the longest Summers for decades, It’s now time to dig out the winter woollies, welly boots and picnics as the Pointing season is about to begin.

The old historic course at Buckfastleigh is the venue for the first meeting on Sunday 18th November, which will be hosted by the Silverton & Mid Devon. There are six races on offer which have attracted 70 entries, with a start time of 12 noon.

There should be some give in the ground after the recent deluge of rain, however trainers will be hoping to have achieved enough fast work in their horses to be competitive here. One such local trainer is Claire Wonnacott who has entered previous Wadebridge and Flete winner Heaney for daughter Millie to ride. Millie is now based working at Neil Mulholland’s yard  and recently rode her first winner under rules, Ladies Dancing for Chris Down. Heaney is among the 13 entries in the Heltor-sponsored Conditions race. Honest Deed from the Dean Summersby team, could be among the entries to challenge, having held Heaney to a head second at the Upcott Cross meeting. Portrait King catches the eye, having won over 100k under rules, including a third in the Topham at Aintree. Portrait King now runs for the Woollacott team under the care of long term stable hand Neil McLean, who is now in charge of the Pointers.

The opening Maiden race for 4,5 & 6 year-olds is sponsored by The Tiverton Hotel. Robin Why Not stands out for the Joe Tickle team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. Having run second here last season, he could have the booking of area champion jockey Will Biddick, who is looking to break the all time Point-to-Point wins, the title which is currently held by Richard Burton. Bridge of Cally could be an exiting new recruit for the Dean Summersby yard, having had previous National Hunt form when finishing third in a Hurdle race under rules at Southwell last February, and will have the booking here of Darren Edwards to ride.

Seven are entered for the Royal Seven Stars Hotel-sponsored Restricted race, in which Predestined, for local trainer Gordon Chambers could go well. Predestined won his maiden here on heavy going in March and soon followed that run up with a decent second on good to soft at Flete Park, Druid Spitfire has yet to run at this course, but is bred locally by Elizabeth Kessler. He won his maiden at Kilworthy under jockey Tom Chanin, followed by a second at the Vauterhill meeting for the Robert Chanin team.

Navanman stands out in the JL Lightfoot Allingeston Stud, Spreyton-sponsored Mixed Open race, which has attracted eleven entries. A previous course winner here last season, along with a win at the Flete park meeting Navanman has been placed in all of his starts in 2018 to  date, under jockey Rex Dingle for the John Heard yard. Entry O Maonlai for the local Welch family and Hannah Welch to ride looks a promising horse to follow. He has two seconds in Hunter Chase runs earlier this season at Exeter and Newton Abbot courses, whilst in training with Alexandra Dunn.

Sixteen are entered for the Richard Stringer Equine Vet Practice & Mr Richard Mizen-sponsored Open Maiden race. Banco de Logoa is another new recruit for the Dean Summersby team for Darren Edwards to ride, he could be a likely favourite after his second in a hurdle race under rules at Towcester in March, when trained by Seamus Mullins. Outside raider Road to Rome is another to note with National Hunt form when in training with Oliver Sherwood gaining seconds earlier this year in Chase races at Bangor and Ludlow. Road to Rome is now in training with Jospeh O’Shea who is  based in Staffordshire. Moonaro is another to note. Based locally at Kingsbridge for the Edward Darke team,  Moonaro ran second at Bishops Court and Kilworthy tracks earlier this year, and would be a popular local winner. Nikki Frost wouldn’t have to travel far to this track either, and her debutant maiden Cuddle Up under jockey Josh Newman, could be a worthy each way bet.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted six entries. Ballycahane from the Nicky Sheppard (Monmouth) yard will have to defy top weight and a long journey to keep his head in front here. Although has proven to be a good stayer and has some solid form with wins at Chaddesley Corbett and Cockleburrow. Point View Gale for the Woollacott team, won his maiden at Bishops Court twelve months ago and ended last season with a win at Cothelstone in  a strong contest having made all that day. The first two past the post qualify for the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate series finals to be held at Cheltenham in May.

On course facilities are hot and cold refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. Also offers a good disabled parking area Located at Lower Dean off the A38 and offers fabulous viewing. Postcode TQ11 OLT. Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free.

A full fixture list for both Devon & Cornwall and Wessex area, can be obtained by sending a SAE to Claire Hitch Barn Lane Farm, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LD.

Useful Information

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Entries: Silverton Point-to-Point at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary ‪on Saturday 14 April 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Restricted Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:20 Mens Open Race
6th 15:55 Intermediate Race

Going Updates

Wednesday 11th April 2018 at 13:36

Silverton point to point at Bishops Court passed a course inspection today. We are still on to run Saturday. Going Soft , Heavy in places Linda Courtney, Hon. sec reports.

Sunday 8th April 2018 at 12:18

The Silverton point to point at Bishops Court , Ottery St Mary Saturday April 14th 1st race 1pm has passed a course walk today . Going is Soft , Heavy in places . We all look forward to seeing you all next week. Remember in the Bar and Cafe live racing from Aintree will be shown.

Thursday 5th April 2018 at 19:25

The Clerk of Course has walked around Bishops Court and reports it has much improved from the 10th of March.

The going is heavy, soft in places but improving. The mats to aid entry and exit are still in place with the option to add more if needed.

The weather predicted is mixed but favourable.

 

Preview extract:

The Silverton Hunt are able to host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary this coming Saturday 14th April, with the kind permission of landowners Andrew and Della Carter. It promises to be a fabulous family day out at this beautiful parkland setting. Not only will there be six races on offer, but the organisers have hired a large TV screen which will be set up in the Bishops Court Cafe on site for race goers to watch live coverage of the Aintree Grand National meeting. Over 70 entries have been received for the six races on track which start with a competitive Members race to kick off the action at 1pm.

There will be a good on course party to look forward to in the Bishops Court Cafe which will have live coverage of the Grand National enabling race goers to enjoy their day without missing the action Aintree before heading home.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a maximum of £30 per car. Pedestrians £10 and Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. On course facilities include bar, hot and cold refreshments, bookies and a host of trade stands. The course is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Postcode EX11 1RJ

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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South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Confined Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 14:55 Restricted Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:40 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

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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Preview: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday, 26 May 2014

Point-to-Point action returns to the course at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction, where the South Tetcott hold their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 26. With over 120 entries for the seven race card, attracting some of the top horses and jockeys, it promises to be a great day out for all the family.

Pony racing kicks off the action at 12 noon, with two pony races on offer before the main card starts with the Penbode Veterinary Group– sponsored Confined race at 1pm.

Included in the entries for the Confined are the two Karyn Heard-trained horses Carheney River and Cottage Oak, they would be popular winners here at the connections local family owned track. Print The Money from the Sarah Dennis team is another to consider, after his recent runner-up spots at Vauterhill and Trebudannon. Any rain to soften the ground could see Ambitous Pursuit out again to follow up on his wins at Flete Park for the Glanville family. Another entry, Clew Bay Cove won this race last year, under Harriet Skinner.

The Simpkins Edwards sponsored Mens Open could see Keith Cumings-trained Certain Flight add to his tally of 10 Point wins and a Hunter Chase,, and could give current leading jockey Will Biddick another win here. Round Tom from the Richard Barber team may be another option for Biddick to ride, and has strong claims after his win at Little Windsor, when coming home six lengths ahead of recent Hunter Chase winner Iron Chancellor, also entered. Robbie Henderson who is currently second in the jockey championship, may be the challenger on either Blazing Whale or Level Spirit from the Ed Walker team.

T L Rowe Park Homes sponsor the Ladies Open, which looks another exciting race with the two Rose Loxton entries, Gwanako and Current Event as possibilities for Megan Nicholls to ride. Byerley Bear from the Robert Chanin team will be looking to make it eight wins for the season, and is the only horse to have beaten Gwanako so far this season. Double Mead could also be in the mix for Alexandra Dunn after her win at Trebudannon and Hunter Chase win at Fontwell Park this month. Red Penny from the Frost team could spring a surprise here, and is currently sharing second place in the Novice mares table.

Suggestions in the Coodes Solicitors-sponsored Restricted race would be Fresh Fever from the Kayley Woollacott team after his recent second at Holnicote, Four Star River from the Stewart Reddaway yard who clocked up a second at Cothelstone, and Cothelstone Maiden winner Golden Squirell. Recent Holnicote winner and a new addition to the Keith Cumings yard is Mexican Bandit, who could well follow up on his Holnicote win under Josh Guerriero. With this race attracting 27 entries , it may well be divided on the day.

In the Members race for novice riders which is sponsored by PJR Engineering, Megan Nicholls may take some catching on either Current Event or Join Together, challengers could be Mr Gardner for Harriet Skinner who rode her first winner here last year, or Vertige Dore who gave Hannah Welch her first ever Point-to-Point win at Flete Park.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden wrap up the days events, Dawn West Devon and FC Cleaning Systems Inc Cleanmart sponsors these. In the first division options could be Blue Abby, Walker Ridge and Wivannie. In the second division Miss Weld, and Aah Bless look to hold strong claims.

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

Entrance is £10 car & driver. £20 car,driver & one passenger. £25 car,driver & more than one passenger. Walk in £7

Course is located 2 miles South of Halwill junction, off A3079 – EX21- 5AE.

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REPORT: FOUR BURROW POINT-TO-POINT, TREBUDANNON , SUNDAY 11TH MAY 2014

JOCKEY Darren Edwards teamed up with Lifton trainer Dean Summersby in scoring a first and last race double at Trebudannon, which just about escaped the circulating showers. The flags on the winning posts however indicated a very stiff following breeze up the home straight

Indian Dancer had shown promise on this track on Easter Monday and stayed on well in the opening Maiden race to overhaul long time leader Boymann just after the last fence.

“He was keen early, jumped well, and stayed on for me after hitting a flat spot on the last bend,” reported Darren Edwards. A good looking seven-year-old, the winner was bought by Dean Summersby at Ascot sales last October. He is owned by the trainer in conjunction with Belinda Fuller and Eileen Worth. “He has improved with every race but has done enough for the season now,” remarked the trainer.

Mausefalle took Darren Edwards to the 12-winner mark for the season when staying on well up the home straight in the concluding Restricted race, despite fiddling the last two obstacles. Dean Summersby bought the gelding at Doncaster sales last May and was saddling the seven-year-old for owner Mike Bickell.

Double Mead has travelled far and wide this season in her bid to add to her impressive tally of six victories last year. Her Ladies’ Open wins this year have come as far away as Marks Tey and Godstone, and this time the trip down the A30 to Cornwall from her yard at West Buckland near Wellington, Somerset, paid off in the Mixed Open. Alex Dunn rides and trains this mare and had the 12-year-old handily placed until hitting the front just after half way. “We are lucky to have such a good mare. She won here last year and this course is kept in such good condition. We could have gone to Maisemore Park last Monday but we think so much of this mare that we choose her ground carefully. They have moved all the fences to fresh ground and we came here for that reason,” explained the jockey’s mother Katherine Smith-Maxwell who owns the mare.

Robbie Henderson currently leads the Devon & Cornwall jockey’s table by a comfortable margin and his win on Hameldown Tor in the PPORA Club race took him to the 28-winner mark for the season, just six behind National title leader Will Biddick. Hameldown Tor was not hard pressed to hold off Rob Hawker’s mount Mr Redwood. The Ed Walker trained winner runs in the colours of the Otter Club syndicate, whose spokesman Ken Edwards nominated the John Corbett Cup at Stratford as his next likely objective. “He tries hard and has been placed every time this season so we wanted to give him a confidence booster here,” said the jockey.

The Open Maiden race for mares and fillies attracted 12 runners. Paper Lady, ridden by Bryony Frost, stepped up on her recent promising debut in this country at Flete Park by staying on gamely to hold the sustained challenge of the favourite Queen’s Law (Leanda Tickle). Bryony Frost took herself to double figures for the season on this winner who looks a tough sort. The Beneficial mare had been sourced in Ireland through Hadden Frost and Gerald Penfold. “She obviously stays well and we are looking for an owner,” said Jimmy Frost.

Leanda Tickle was narrowly beaten on Queen’s Law and went one better by winning the three miles Open Maiden on Dusky. Leanda was also reaching the 10-winner mark for the season and is hot on the heels of Bryony Frost in her quest for a first area lady jockey’s title. The five-year-old Winged Love gelding Dusky became the first training success for the jockey’s 26-year-old brother Joe Tickle who said, “I have three in training at South Molton including Boymann, who was just beaten in the first race. I broke Dusky in last summer. He is home bred by Rodney Gay, but unfortunately Rodney died last Christmas and never got to see him run. The gelding now runs for Rodney’s widow Vivienne.

There was disturbing news from Ross Oliver about his prolific winning mare Wee Fly who has been a star in the area for some time. Ross told me, “I was driving the lorry home from galloping the horses on the moor when a car came out of nowhere just a mile from home. I had to jam the brakes on and Wee Fly suffered cuts in the accident. She will have to be retired and will be covered eventually. The car driver drove off without stopping.”

MONEY TALKS

HAMELDOWN TOR was virtually unbackable at 1-4 and 1-3 in the race for older horses. and it was surprising to see KNOXHILL ARCHIE, beaten over 30 lengths last time out, supported from 8s’ to 4’s in the same event. MR REDWOOD was cut from 14’s to 10’s,. but at least he ran up to his best form in finishing a commendable runner-up to the hot favourite.

The innovative card put on by the Four Burrow included a Mares maiden which attracted 12 runners. QUEEN’S LAW is on the upgrade and seemed a worthy favourite at 7-4. PAPER LADY had gained a favourable remark in the official form book however after her eye catching run at Flete Park, and started second best in the market at 3-1. These promising youngsters fought out the finish with Paper Lady running on in determined fashion to hold the favourite.

It was difficult to establish a firm favourite in the three miles Open Maiden with only modest form to go on. In the end, punters went for the newcomer Penzflo (5-2 to 7-4). This Luso mare didn’t look particularly imposing in the paddock, and revealed inexperience before finishing third behind DUSKY (5-2) and MISS WELD (14-1).

RESULTS

Results of the Four Burrow May 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 FIXTURE

Sunday 18th May, Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Exmoor (near Bratton Fleming).