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South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point entries & form guide, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 15 February 2015


Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 The Westcountry Champion Chase Mixed Open Race
4th 13:45 Confined Maiden Race for Horses and Geldings
5th 14:20 Open Maiden Race for Mares & Fillies only
6th 14:55 Restricted 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

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: Lamerton Hunt, Kilworthy Sunday March 23rd

THE Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open has attracted a class field at this weekends Lamerton meeting, Kilworthy, Tavistock March 23rd. Aiteen Thirtythree is entered, having won his maiden at Larkhill in 2009, then going onto win a bumper,a novice hurdle and two chases when trained by Paul Nicholls. He lost his form in the autumn and was bought by Tracey Parker, now trained by Kevin Parker, and could well see daughter Natalie get the leg up. Also entered is Hunter Chase winner Kirkleigh, who was just denied a win by Minella Stars at Buckfastleigh, and again had to settle for second at Cothelstone. Another entry, Lucette Annie was a recent Cheltenham contender, and Double Bank could line up, having also entered in the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase only to unseat his rider at the first fence.

Over 100 entries have been received for the now seven race card which starts at 1pm with the Pannell Commercials sponsored Members race, Dean Summersby holds three of the entries of which Mausefalle, under Darren Edwards ran second behind Twyford at Cothelstone, having clocked-up two seconds on good going in Ireland he could appreciate the drying ground. Tres Bien is another to consider for jockey Heidi Lewis, the combination having travelled well at Buckfastleigh last weekend before weakening three out.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow. The first division is the Yvonne Watson Memorial race in which Wood Park under Will Biddick has hinted ability, when two lengths second at Bishops Court last season. Grey Dreams trained by Teresa Clark could also have claims, having travelled well at the recent Treborough Hill meeting before weakening three out.

In the second division of the Open Maiden, which is sponsored by Langdon Transport Ltd, Nudge The Nugget could follow up after his two seconds this season at Cothelstone and Treborough. Harrys Kap trained by Ray Alford also gets a vote after his eye catching third less than a half a length behind winner Let Me Speak at Bratton on good going in June.

The Confined race sponsored by Dawn West Devon, could see the Emma Loosemore-trained Diamond Brook improve on his third at Buckfastleigh in February, and the Katherine Northcott-trained Almail is an interesting entry, having run third in a group three race at Chantilly and won a listed race for Freddy Head at Toulouse in 2010 his new career in Pointing could be worth following, and he may make amends for his fall at Wadebridge last weekend.

Tinhay Building Supplies sponsor the Restricted, in which the two entries from Camilla Scott’s yard hold good claims, with Ladfromhighworth’s recent second at Treborough Hill having been caught near the line by Level Spirit, and stable mates Honours Insite length second to Master Hooper at Cothelstone.

The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate, is the final race of the day, this could see Minella Fifty for trainer Claire Hitch, follow up on his impressive win at Charleton Horethorne under Will Biddick. The Keith Cumings-trained Thetalkinghorse is another exciting prospect who could follow up on recent wins at Black Forest Lodge and Treborough Hill.

On course facilities include bar, hot refreshments, bookies and trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car & driver, £5 per passenger and children free.

Course is located at Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock. Postcode PL19 OJX.

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The Cad’s top 10 South West Maiden Winners of the 2012-13 Point to Point Season

A Westcountry scribe posted the following list of point to point maiden winners that impressed them in the 2012-13 season on the Jumping For Fun discussion forum recently, they felt these horses would be quite likely to go on to make their mark under rules in the coming few years, and that it was the highest quality season for new horses they could remember for some time. Reposted here with permission as three of the horses raced in the Devon & Cornwall area last season.

1. FULL SHIFT – Very impressive at Milborne St Andrew on début, recording the fastest three-mile time of the day. Jumped for fun, and showed both strength and pace at the end of the race to power up the run-in. Bought afterwards by JP McManus and put into training with Nicky Henderson, I’ve no doubt this 4-year-old would easily be capable of winning a bumper before going on to a successful hurdles and chasing career. Could be destined for the top.

2. PORT MELON – A very sleek-looking individual, who could rate very highly in the future judging by his ability shown in the pointing field. Hacked up over 2m4f at Trebudannon on début, he jumped well and won pretty much hard held. Followed up at Woodford with a very high-class display of jumping, speed and stamina over three miles in what was a strong restricted. He has more than enough pace for a bumper and jumps for fun.

3. NET WORK ROUGE – A very impressive looking horse, he jumped well and bolted up on his only start in a Woodford 2m4f maiden. He came there cruising at 4 out looking like he’d just joined in and went right away from the field without coming off the bit. Even accounting for Siege of Troy’s unlucky fall, this was a serious display and in my mind he’d hack up in a bumper. A most exciting 4-year-old.

4. URBAN HYMN – Heavily backed on début, this grand looking horse met a fence down the back wrong at Charlton Horethorne and came down. Out to gain compensation shortly afterwards at Ston Easton, another mistake saw him fail to complete, before we finally saw what he could do at Larkhill. On good ground he led nearly from flag fall and jumped and galloped his rivals into submission. He looked to me to have the subsequently impressive winner Virtuoso Rouge beaten when he departed 3 out and this was a visual performance that the clock backed up. A real stamp, he should make a fine chaser.

5. V NECK – Appeared at Bratton Down in May, where he looked a very strong 4-year-old in the paddock. He cantered round towards the back of the field before steadily making ground on the final circuit when hard on the bridle. At the last he looked to be around 3-4 lengths down when having to swerve, but effortlessly made the ground up on the run-in to saunter to victory. A horse with plenty of boot, with some very efficient jumping noted throughout his début and he should make a decent chaser.

6. TARA POINT – Technically this is a tad sneaky, as I didn’t actually see her win her maiden, but I saw a huge glimpse of ability in the driving snow at Charlton Horethorne on her début. She had effortlessly taken up the running and having jumped nicely to 3 out, victory looked assured, but she got the fence slightly wrong and sadly came down. A month later at Mollington she duly made amends in effortless fashion. In a normal mares bumper I’m sure she’d win easily, and she could be a very useful mare.

7. SILVER WARREN – Ran twice at Kingston St Mary and won twice, with effortless ease. Jumped and travelled for fun in his maiden where he beat Chinatown Boy, who later finished 2nd in a decent Woodford maiden. Silver Warren duly followed up in a restricted, once more giving a fine display of leaping. He is a great looking horse, and should make a decent chaser.

8. BITOFAPUZZLE – She won a mares maiden at Larkhill, with a lovely display of jumping and really striding away on the run-in. She seemed to really enjoy the good to soft going, powering through the ground that was being rained upon and looked to have stamina in abundance. She should make a really nice chaser in due course.

9. THOMAS BROWN – Put up a decent display at Bishops Court to win on début, where he jumped nicely before showing a ready turn of foot to sprint past his rivals on the run in. He soon followed up in a restricted at Larkhill, where he saw every fence on a stride, and won a shade cosily. Looks a very athletic and rangy type of horse, who should do well over obstacles.

10. VAZARO DELAFAYETTE – Gorgeous looking individual, he jumped well on début at Larkhill before showing a ready turn of foot to go clear of his rivals and win with authority. Subsequently bought for £160,000 at the Brightwells Sales by Bryan Drew, to go into training with David Pipe. I’m sure he’d be capable of winning a bumper en route to a decent rules career.