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Going: Good, Good to soft in places


Hunt Race (Philip Saunders Building Contractors Ltd)

1 Welstonedruid (Ian Chanin) evens

2 Ashclyst (Tom Chanin) 4-6 fav

2 ran; 15l;  6m 24s


Restricted (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Patricktom Boru (Evan David) 20-1

2 Soul Native (Vicky Wade) 6-1

3 The Crazy Crab (Alice Mills) 10-1

14 ran; 3l; 4l;  6m 18s


Ladies’ Open (Charles Stanley)

1 Byerley Bear (Leanda Tickle) 5-4 fav

2 Mobaasher (Lucy Gardner) 8-1

3 King of Alcatraz (Vicky Wade) 7-4

10 ran; 7l; 10l;  6m 12s


Men’s Open (Bonhams)

1 Penmore Mill (Tom Ellis) 4-6 fav

2 What A Laugh (Josh Guerriero) 7-4

3 Bermuda Boy (Will Telfer) 9-1

9 ran; 1 1/4l; distance;  6m 22s


Open Maiden Division 1(Jewson)

1 Best Bide Quiet (Jo Buck) 8-1

2 Village Whispers (Michael Legg) 12-1

3 Minella Web (Jamie Thomas) 4-1

15 ran; 1 1/2l; 7l;  6m 33s


Open Maiden Division 2  (Tincknell Devon Fuels)

Part 1

1 Honours Insight (Steve Croft) evens fav

2 Russian Empire (C West) 20-1

3 Upto Ollie (Mervyn Woodward) 10-1

9 ran; 1 1/2l; 10l;  6m 34s

Part 2

1 Cashwell (Will Telfer) 4-1

2 Sparkling Miss (Michael Legg) 6-1

3 Thetalkinghorse (Matt Hampton) 2-1 fav

8 ran; distance; head;  6m 40s


Intermediate (J Edward Sellars)

1 Ned White (Tom Chanin) 4-1

2 Ladfromhighworth (Vicky Wade) 9-2

3 Hilda Wild (Suzy Berry) 12-1

6 ran; 20l; 15l;  6m 47s

Silverton entries and form


Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon Members, Subscribers & Farmers Race
2nd 12:30 Restricted
3rd 13:00 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:30 Mens Open Race
5th 14:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
6th 14:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
7th 15:00 Intermediate Race



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


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

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Preview : Silverton Foxhounds – Black Forest Lodge, Sunday January 12

NOW that the storms have subsided, we can once again enjoy some fantastic Point to Point horse-racing without having to dodge the wind and rain. The second of three meetings takes place at Black Forest Lodge this weekend, where the Silverton Foxhounds host the event at Kenton near Exeter. With seven races on offer and a start time of 12 noon, over one hundred entries have been received.

The day includes a feature race, the Bonhams Mens Open, a qualifier for the series final at Cheltenham in April, there are no surprises in the class field of horses entering here. The Fred Hutsby-trained Penmore Mill has only been beaten once in seven races when Doctor Kingsley got the better by four lengths at Guilsborough, and an easy win here in December when jockey Tom Ellis came home 15 lengths ahead of his pursuers. Another entry, What A Laugh out of the Gary Hanmer yard has also only been beaten once in Points when three lengths behind Sybarite, and has an Aintree Chase to add to his form.
Phil Saunders Building Contractors sponsor the Members race, in which Robert Chanin trains five of the six entered, and may well run Welstonedruid for owners Andrew and Sue Knox. Having won the Restricted here in December, jockey Ian Chanin will be hoping to fend off the challenge of his brother Tom, who could get the leg up on Ashclyst for trainer Les Jefford. The partnership won a Mens Open at Cothelstone last season.
The Restricted race is sponsored by Simpkins Edwards Chartered Accountants, and has attracted twenty-four entries. The lightly raced Mister Teddy from the Fred Hutsby yard is highly rated having run fourth behind Cottage Oak at Haydock last year and second in a 17-runner Hunter Chase at Towcester previously. He had won his Maiden here in 2009. Ladfromhighworth from the Camilla Scott yard is another having won his maiden here when making virtually all for jockey Vicky Wade, the partnership was unlucky to be disqualified at Cothelstone when coming home a neck ahead of Kostaquarta.
Charles Stanley sponsors the Ladies Open, Hey Porter under jockey Jane Williams won a Ladies Open at Garthorpe last March for trainer Diane Williams, Byerley Bear will probably have a week off after his win at Wadebridge last weekend, and King Of Alcatraz won here last season and is sure to come on for his third at Wadebridge in December.
Division One of the Open Maiden is sponsored by Tinknell Devon Fuels, suggestions would be the Rosemary Partridge-trained Tallanstown Boy, and Silver Man from the Steve Flook yard after his third at Cottenham in December. Also entered is the Zara Phillips-trained Youhavetoo, having transferred from the Zoe Hammond yard.
The second division of the Open Maiden sponsored by Jewsons could see the Camilla Scott-trained Honours Insite take this after his previous second at this course.
J Edwards Sellars, sponsor the Intermediate in which Ladfromhighworth could atone if not entering the earlier race, challenging could be the ten year old Luso sired gelding Quantum Theory.
Entrance £20 per car or £10 per car and driver. Hot food,bookmakers,bar and trade stands are on course. With ringside viewing for the disabled.
Location is Kenton, near Exeter off A380. Postcode EX6 8HR.

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Tiverton Staghounds, Bratton Down, Sunday 9th June 2013 Report

A COOL Summer breeze with plenty of sunshine resulted in another bumper crowd turn out for Sunday’s meeting at Bratton Down where the ground was described officially as firm resulting in top of the ground horses clocking up some fast times.

My Runaway under jockey Robbie Henderson ran away with the opener winning the Hunt Members, sponsored by Winston Pincombe Land Rovers, coming home four lengths ahead of Double Fun for local trainer Kayley Jones. Owners Andrew and Hannah Broggie gave credit to trainer Kayley who has found a suitable way to travel the horse.

“It is the first time all season we have had suitable ground, he has been unlucky, had undergone a colic operation early in his career and then suffered injuries sustained in the trailer whilst at the Chipley Park meeting”

The David Brace – trained Son Of Swallow under jockey Bradley Gibbs took the Intermediate by a neck, leading over the last, then battling the finish out up the steep hill having got the better in a three way dual between Stalbridgeswansong and the late challenge from For Sahkey Money who flew up the hill snatching second, Robbie Lllewellyn who was standing in for David Brace claimed

“Son Of Swallow had some foot issues after winning his Restricted at Didmarton, but a big team effort including that of 11 year old Conor Brace riding him out after school they decided to run the horse again on his preferred ground”.

Nine went to post in the Stags sponsored Open Maiden, Thank Evans under Ben Robarts set the pace until fading after the final ditch leaving Dads Birthday and Dernier Dance tussling two out, Mr Bachster soon joined the battle and resulted in the judges having to sort out the finish with Leanda Tickle timing the race to perfection winning on Mr Bachster by a head from Dernier Dance leaving Dads Birthday another head behind in third. Trainer David Stephens had bought the horse from Ascot sales.

“He was a no hoper but I liked the horse, we soon got over his quirky ways and had to mount him in the box before schooling out, I may target him for a two mile hunter chase next season”.

The Men’s Open was run in memory of the late Sid Tarr, and of the six runners Tom Chanin resumed front running tactics on Ashclyst setting a strong pace ahead of Pastek and a patiently ridden Round Tom. Champion jockey Will Biddick pushed the overdrive button on Round Tom two out and eased clear over the last justifying odds on favourite winning stylishly by 15 lengths in a time of five minutes fifty four. Pastek came home second one and a half lengths ahead of Ashclyst. Round Tom was originally in training with Paul Nicholls and now with Richard Barber who hopes the the horse can be aimed at the Foxhunters at Cheltenham.

“He has now qualified with two open wins, but the horse will only run on firm ground”.

It was a battle of the Welsh trainers in the Ladies Open, seven went to post with Shernally under Jane Williams sent off odds on favourite but struggled after the first circuit with the David Brace OBE-trained Respectueux under Charlotte Prichard setting a strong pace, Shake The Bottle’s took up the running after the last ditch and went on to win for 19 year old jockey Rachel Leyshon leaving Respectueux three lengths down in second and Fiulin in third. It was an emotional win for Shake The Bottles trainer Andrew Leyshon having just lost his half brother Peter Evans to cancer.

“Peter would have still wanted us to run the horse, he was regularly checking up on the horses progress”.

Rachel is working for Tim Vaughan and is leading the West Wales and Southern Wales Ladies title.

Eastleigh Care Homes sponsored the Restricted in which FourStar River was sent off even money favourite of the ten runners under Ian Chanin, punters were given a good run for their money but had to settle for second when Bathwick Scanno under talented young jockey Jamie Bargary got up to snatch a win by a neck on the 2 -1 second favourite. It was Jamies third win, two of them being on this horse and he is hoping for another chance at Umberleigh next weekend. Bathwick Scanno is owned by the Rising Sun Partnership, and trainer Teresa Clark puts his success down to the veterinary team lead by Phil Browne having sorted out his respiratory issues. Teresa is based near Bridgwater and this is her second season training, her first ever win came from Bathwick Scanno last year.


R.Henderson, 1-2F
M.Woodward, 8-1
D.Edwards, 5-1

Miss L Tickle, 9-1
S.Allwood, 9-2
J.Newman, 2-1F

B.Gibbs, 2-1
Miss E Hamilton, 25-1
R.Henderson, 4-5F

W.Biddick, 4-7F
Miss E. Hamilton, 25-1
R.Henderson, 4-5F

Miss R. Leyson, 20-1
Miss C Prichard, 14-1
Miss B Frost, 5-1

J. Bargary, 2-1
I. Chanin, 6-4F
A. Johns, 10-1

Exmoor, Bratton Down Preview

Another bumper entry of over one hundred and twenty entries have been received for this weekend’s Point-to-Point fixture at Bratton Down on Exmoor this Sunday June 2nd, where two pony races starts the action at 1pm. The main seven race card includes prolific winners Shernally and Start Royal both entered in the Ladies Open.

Burges Salmon Solicitors sponsor the Hunt Members race in which the Charlotte Tizzard-trained Little Cornham should go close after season wins at Badbury Rings and Cothelstone and recent five length second to Bay To Go at Larkhill. Mister Moonax has a good record as this course with two wins and a second for the Hawkins family and won at Kingston St Mary staying on well to beat Just Amazing by a neck.

In the David Wallace sponsored Restricted Bradley Brook was an easy winner of a 15 runner Maiden at Little Windsor beating Lord Samson by eight lengths under jockey Darren Edwards. Rokshi from the Caroline Hobbs yard won her Maiden in a strong field at Chaddesly Corbett last month beating Glamorous GG by two lengths, and Ladfromhighworth was unlucky when disqualified after his win at Cothelstone when his jockey Vicky Wade was unable to weigh in and cannot be dismissed here for trainer Camilla Scott.

Bray Leino sponsor the Ladies Open in which Shernally under current leading AGA lady jockey Jane Williams could add to the mare’s tally of 13 Point wins. She is a previous course winner here but her recent third behind It Was Me at Dingley in May could leave the door open to challengers, of which Start Royal from the Alan Hill yard is another with Point wins in double figures and he may be excused when fifth behind Broughton Green at Charing may have cost his the race. Jopero from the inform Kayley Jones yard could be another to challenge after his recent win at Trebudannon.

In the Men Open the Kayley Jones yard is well represented with Checkerboard, Deb’s Dasher, Jopero and Parkam Jack all have creditable wins this season. Parkam Jack won the Mens Open at Upcott Cross last weekend ahead of only other finisher Swansbrook. The lightly raced Flanshan for the Barber/Biddick combination won the Mixed Open at Stafford Cross beating Checkerboard by six lengths and looks the likely favourite here with Ashclyst having run at Newton Abbot this week.

The family of the late Donna Kingdon sponsor the Intermediate, Stalbridgeswangsong under Will Biddick made virtually all at Holnicote before being headed two out and had to settle for second two lengths behind Roisini Bay, Ladfromhighworth and Little Cornham have claims if not running in the earlier races.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden conclude the day’s events; these have been sponsored by The Old Station Inn, Blackmoor Gate and Slee Blackwell Solicitors.

The course offers excellent viewing and views of Exmoor, bar, bookmakers, trade stands and hot refreshments. Entrance £20 per car and passenger’s, £10 car and driver.

Location 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG.

Spooners & West Dartmoor , Cherrybrook, Sunday 7th April 2013 Report

INDIANA BAY just prevailed in a fast run Mixed Open on another afternoon blighted for the good crowd of spectators by a bitterly cold wind on the edge of Dartmoor.

The seven Open runners were quickly strung out as front runner Ashclyst set a furious gallop from flagfall. Gershwinner just about kept tabs on the leader, but the remainder of the field, including the eventual winner, toiled well off the pace. At the fourth last across the top of the course, the odds-on favourite Indiana Bay was still a remote 30 lengths back in third, but gradually crept closer under in-form Josh Guerriero. His ten lengths deficit at the second last was quickly whittled away and he was able to pounce on the rapidly tiring Ashclyst just a few yards from the line.

Six-year-old Indiana Bay had started an unbeaten hat trick of wins last year in a Maiden on this course and evidently has a liking for faster ground. “It was too soft for him when Lucette Annie beat him at Buckfastleigh last time,” said trainer Jill Dennis, who has the gelding in her Bude yard for owner Charlie Rush, and could aim the gelding at the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Final on May 7th. .

Hameldown Tor also scored at this track last season, and ran on gamely to hold Swansbrook in the Confined under Ed Barrett. This nine-year-old grandson of Gold Cup runner-up Dubacilla has been first past the post in his last three races, but was demoted for interference at the Cotley . He has not been the luckiest of horses: “He had a cracked pelvis earlier in his career and did a suspensory winning his Maiden at Buckfastleigh and had to have a year off,” reported Ken Edwards on behalf of the six strong owners who make up the Otter Club.

Buzz Me In initiated a double for Darren Edwards in the Restricted. Ryan Chapman’s Irish import was left in the lead when Ladfromhighworth unseated Vicky Wade at the penultimate. “He likes better going and was no good at Wadebridge last time in the soft. We might go for the Exeter Intermediate final if the ground is on the firm side,” reported the owner/trainer. Buzz Me In’s dam is a half sister to Cool Friend who was just touched off in the John Smith’s Aintree Foxhunter last week.

Darren Edwards completed his double and reached double figures for the season when Sir Watty made all to win the second maiden section. The strong bodied Presenting gelding is owned and trained by West country stalwart David Rogers. “I bought him at Ascot sales and he had lots of problems in Ireland,” said the owner whose colours have been successfully carried in the area for many years.

Foxy Dolly and Ian Chanin steadily drew clear from three out and jumped the final fence in puissance style before winning the other division of the Maiden for the Reddaway family. Robert Reddaway does all the work on the well backed seven-year-old mare who was sourced from Gerald Penfold in Ireland. “She has been waiting for good ground and needs more racing experience,” said Robert.

Searree was another mare to appreciate the quicker going in winning the Exeter Intermediate qualifier and could join the list of candidates for the final. Michael Heard’s mount just held the sustained challenge of Delta Borget. The winner is trained a few miles away from the course at Lydford by Pauline Geering on behalf of owner David Congdon. “She hated the ground on Easter Monday and needs firm. She also prefers a left handed track”, remarked the owner. Michael Heard was partnering his seventh pointing winner of the season to add to three successes under rules.

It was good to see 31 year old Jimmy Cole claim the Hunt race on his own Furmagiatt. Jimmy produced his trademark wave when crossing the winning line in front for the first time this season. “He has had tendon trouble and been hard to train since I got him at Ascot sales,” said Jimmy, who has four horses in his Okehampton yard and spends a lot of time running marathons in the South West.




“It was estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended and there were over 500 cars in the car park. The many police officers on duty were in their new summer dress – collar and ties. The sun shone brightly for the whole afternoon.” 2012 – no, the year was in fact 1949 but plenty of similarities. This newspaper cutting formed a part of the excellent display of photographs and memorabilia on show at Stafford Cross depicting the past 65 years of the Axe Vale point-to-point races.

Mixed Open (Axminster Carpets Ltd)

This produced one of the most extraordinary results of the season with the unconsidered outsider Clew Bay Cove giving his young rider the first success of his career. I think we had all forgotten what a different track Stafford Cross is compared with many courses in the area which demand stamina. The shorter, sharp Axe Vale course was certainly more to the liking of speed merchants on Saturday, and Clew Bay Cove found it right up his street. The winner raced alongside Gunner Be Quick from the fourth last, and the pair shook off Direct Flight and the odds-on favourite Benetwood from the second last. Clew Bay Cove got on top of his rival with 75 yards to run and held on gamely under his 19-year-old owner/rider Dominic Furnell in a race taking well under six minutes. In some areas of the country point-to-point bookmakers impose an upper odds limit by operating as a cartel. Fortunately the Devon & Cornwall layers do not act in this way and outsiders are priced as outsiders – in the case of Clew Bay Cove 200-1 was freely available on more than one board. Although the 12-year-old gelding had failed to score for over four years, he had useful form in Ireland in his younger days, winning five times for leading owner JP McManus. The winning jockey said, “I rode in 15 or 20 points and a few bumpers without success in Ireland and bought Clew Bay Cove for only 500 euros out of his previous stable. He ran three times in Ireland at the beginning of this season before I came over to work for Lucy Wiegersma at Hatherleigh.” I train my horse from there and Lucy’s father has been very helpful to me.

Open Maiden (Everys Solicitors)

Another young jockey partnered his first winner here as Jamie Bargary scorched home on four-year-old Bathwick Scanno. This former David Pipe trained gelding was also the first winner saddled by Teresa Clark who is based at Broomfield on the Quantocks. Bathwick Scanno jumped his way to the front at the fifth fence and was not hard pressed to hold off the late run of Rock of Fife. “He was running away with me,” exclaimed the 18-year-old jockey who comes from Cashel, County Tipperary and works in the Pipe yard. He has only had a handful of rides but is taking himself off to France for further experience in the summer with French champion National Hunt trainer Francois Coutin. Bathwick Scanno is by the top American dirt stallion Aptitude. He was placed on the flat and over hurdles and seems to have a preference for quick ground.

Confined (J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd)

Recent Cothelstone winners Ashclyst and Allerford Jack squared up to each other with Ashclyst, who had recorded a much quicker time on that occasion, sent off 11-8 favourite here under Tom Chanin. Richard Woollacott was content to sit quietly on Allerford Jack who had plenty of support at 5-2, as Ashclyst blazed the trail. The distress signals were out for the favourite entering the home straight however, and Allerford Jack jumped ahead at the final fence. John Daniell and Sam’s Lad passed the favourite for the minor places on the flat. Richard Woollacott has recently obtained his trainers licence and his partner Kayley Jones has taken over the pointto-point side of the yard. Kayley was initiating a double with this winner who was scoring for the fourth time this season. “We will probably keep him going until the end of the season,” said Kayley

Restricted (Martin Diplock)

My Runaway completed the training double for Kayley Jones, this time ridden by Robbie Henderson. Blinkered for the first time, My Runaway was a solid 3-1 second favourite behind Gone That Way who was marginally preferred in the market at 5-2. The favourite fought for the lead with Florence Mary and Wassonthen, but My Runaway always had that trio in his sights and took command at the second last. Gone Thaty ran well to finish second with Dalmatian keeping on to take third spot. Despite being backed from 10’s to 5’s, Wassonthen faded badly in the latter stages and eventually finished in about the same place as Engelbert Humperdinck in the song contest.

Intermediate (Matford Land Rover)

Rilly Goschen’s mount Tenawa looked to be going nowhere leaving the back straight as Tork to Me and Amber Love went on. The situation changed however as Tenawa fought back to head the leaders shortly after jumping the last, and the ten-year-old mare showed plenty of guts on the run-in to hold Amber Love (Darren Edwards) with Googoobarabajagal and Michael Heard staying on into third place. Home bred by her owner/trainer Jane Wilkinson from Ibberton near Sturminster Newton, Tenawa used to be a bit of a handful in her younger days She could not have a better rider however than Rilly, who, if she will forgive me, is at the veteran stage. With over a century of point-to-point winners to her credit, a National Hunt amateur ladies’ championship and a Cheltenham Foxhunters (2004) in her CV, Amaryllis Goschen represents the best example of a woman rider.

Novice Riders’ (Lentells)

It was the turn of the younger brigade with Oxfordshire schoolboy Joe Hill securing his ninth winner in his first season thanks to the useful Ravethebrave. Joe has an unassailable lead for the Wilkinson Sword Trophy for under 21 riders and is well in contention for the National Novice Riders’ title. Ravethebrave proved a cut above his four rivals here. Tres Bien (Josh Newman) just deprived Doof of the runner-up spot but they were only playing for places behind Alan Hill’s expensive Doncaster sales purchase who was winning his fourth novice riders’event of the season. Hill the younger has a long term ambition to train, but meanwhile gets back to his school desk with four more GCSE exams to come during the week.

Hunt Race (Beviss & Beckingsale)

A disappointing turn out with Dr Cerullo (Joe Hill) getting a walk over.



Hunt Race

1 Dr Cerullo (J Hill) walked over


1 Allerford Jack (R Woollacott); 2 John Daniell (Miss A Bush); 3 Sams Lad (Miss B Frost); 11 ran; 1 1/2l; 2l; 5m 47s

Mixed Open

1 Clew Bay Cove (D Furnell); 2 Gunner Be Quick (R Tory); 3 Direct Flight (Miss V Wade); 8 ran; neck; 2l; 5m 45s


1 Tenawa (Miss A Goschen); 2 Amber Love (D Edwards); 3 Googoobarabajagal (M Heard); 7 ran; 2l; head; 5m 46s

Novice Riders’

1 Ravethebrave (J Hill); 2 Tres Bien (J Newman); 3 Doof (Miss V Wade); 5 ran; 12l; head; 5m 51s


1 My Runaway (R Henderson); 2 Gone That Way (J Guerriero); 3 Dalmatian (D Andrews); 7 ran; 2l; 2 1/2l; 5m 50s

Open Maiden

1 Bathwick Scanno (J Bargary); 2 Rock of Fife (Miss S Berry); 3 Gleann Ri (J Ponting); 10 ran; 5l; 8l; 6m 8s