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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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Entries: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook – CANCELLED

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Mid Devon Hunt Point to Point, Cherrybrook has regrettably been cancelled. The meeting will not be resheduled. Thank you to everyone for there help. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Thank you Sonia Geering MDH pt2pt Sec.

Preview extract

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

Going update

Saturday 24th February 2018

The clerk of the course reports that today the course has had a strong drying wind, the going is now good/good to soft in places.Next going report is on Monday.

Monday 26th February 2018

The clerk of the course has been working on the course today and reports that the going is good.There are 96 entries and the Mid Devon are looking forward to seeing you all there for a good days racing on Sunday at Cherrybrook, 1st race 1pm

Thursday 1st March 2018

Preview extract:

This weekends Point-to-Point meeting in the area takes place at Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock where the Mid Devon host their event on Sunday March 4th. The committee are delighted and grateful that this meeting can take place at the course with thanks to the Lamerton and Spooners and West Dartmoor Hunts, and land owners Messers N P & C Abel. This Point-to-Point was previously held at the Black Forest Lodge course before the site had been sold. Six races will be on offer which have attracted 96 entries. The action starts at 1pm.

This course which offers a stunning location and view of Brentor on Dartmoor. A great family day is on offer with plenty of trade stands, a bar, hot and cold refreshments together with on course bookies.  The racing will be fast and furious with trackside viewing.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person upto a maximum of £30 a car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.  Located off A386 North of Tavistock. Postcode PL19 0LA .

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 2016/17 form from 2015/16 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2014/15 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: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge Sunday 5th March 2017

Preview extract

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

Going Update

Friday 3rd March 2017:

Black Forest lodge is all ok for racing today. Going good to soft , soft in places.

Friday 3rd March 2017:

Going update Friday evening is Good to Soft.

Tuesday 28th February 2017:

Going after course inspection today is GOOD to SOFT , GOOD in places.

Some rain forecasted in week.

Date Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
Wednesday 01/03/2017 00:0006:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 00:0006:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 8 m/s from west-northwestFresh breeze, 8 m/s from west-northwest
06:0012:00 Rain. For the period: 06:0012:00 3.7 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwest
12:0018:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from southeast
18:0000:00 Fair. For the period: 18:0000:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
Thursday 02/03/2017 00:0006:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 00:0006:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
06:0012:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 06:0012:00 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from westModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west
12:0018:00 Cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 10° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwestModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwest
18:0000:00 Cloudy. For the period: 18:0000:00 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southwest
Friday 03/03/2017 00:0006:00 Rain. For the period: 00:0006:00 1.8 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south
06:0012:00 Rain. For the period: 06:0012:00 1.3 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeast
12:0018:00 Light rain. For the period: 12:0018:00 0.6 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeast
18:0000:00 Rain. For the period: 18:0000:00 2.2 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southLight breeze, 3 m/s from south
Saturday 04/03/2017 00:0006:00 Light rain. For the period: 00:0006:00 0.6 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast
06:0012:00 Light rain showers. For the period: 06:0012:00 0.8 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southeast
12:0018:00 Cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from east-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from east-southeast
18:0000:00 Rain. For the period: 18:0000:00 1.7 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwestGentle breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwest

Monday 27th February 2017:

Going Mid Devon at Black Forest Lodge : Good . Update after course inspection tomorrow (Tuesday).

Preview extract:

Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter, is the venue for next weekends Point-to-Point meeting to be held in the Devon & Cornwall Area this Sunday March 5th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon with two pony races followed by the main six race card which start at 1pm, over one hundred entries have been received.

The course offers excellent viewing both track-side and on the hill. Good food with bar, bookies and plenty of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Course is located at Kenton near Exeter (off A380 – EX6 8HR)

Please note that those travelling via A379 there is a possibility of a Bridge closure so do check for diversions and allow extra time to arrive at the course if the intended work goes ahead.  The website for Bridge closure info is https://new.devon.gov.ukbridgeroad/subscribe.

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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: Tiverton Point-To-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 29th January 2017

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:

Friday 27th January 2017: “Keith left the course at 3p.m. the ground was good/good to soft in a place a little rain forecast tonight and some showers for Sunday so he would imagine the going would be good to soft by the time racing takes place at 11.30a.m, come early it looks like a fantastic days racing” – Jean Granger

Tuesday 24th January 2017: The ground at Chipley Park remains Good to Soft

Monday 23rd January 2017: Important News due to a large entry of horses (182) we have had to bring the first race forward to 11.30a.m. All good fun and the ground is now Good to Soft with a little rain forecast Friday/Saturday. Look forward to seeing you all there. Keith and Jean Granger, Hon. Sec.

Preview extract:

Chipley Park is the picturesque venue for next weekends Point-to-Point horse racing meeting, where 182 entries have been received for the Tiverton meeting this coming Sunday 29th January. Eight races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.30am

Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands.

Location is at Chipley Park off B3187, Wellington 1m, 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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SOUTH POOL AT BUCKFASTLEIGH 21 February 2016

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Although Buckfastleigh closed its doors as a licenced racecourse in August 1960, this historic old course still provides a marvellous setting for point-to-points.

Oldies will know that they used to go right handed in the past, but they race left handed now. The original grandstand is sadly just a relic. Nevertheless, the course still basks in a glorious setting with fine viewing for the two point-to-point meetings held at this venue each season.

The February South Pool meeting had to be postponed for a week this year due to the never ending wet winter, and as so often happens with rescheduled fixtures, the quantity of runners and the crowd numbers appeared to suffer. The going was very testing but the track was in exceptional condition and the fences looked superb. There was a strong betting market.

The first three short priced favourites were all beaten, but punters struck back with three successive winning favourites to earn a score draw.

Jepeck (9-4 from 5-2) turned the tables on his Chipley conqueror Blinding Lights (6-4 to 5-4 fav) in the opening Confined (3lbs and 7 lbs penalties respectively) Blinding Lights eventually finished third behind runner up Delphi Mountain (3lbs extra), who drifted slightly from 2-1 to 9-4. This trio should certainly figure again before the ground dries up.

Kernel Victor (6-4 to 7-4) is a promising stayer, and followed up his Milborne St Andrew win at the expense of the Welsh trained Oscar mare Frelia, who was backed from 7-4 into 5-4 fav at the off. Kernel Victor was always travelling well and won comfortably although Frelia was doing her best work on the run-in.

The £1,000 Mixed Open is the Devon & Cornwall Area classic race for winners only. The race featured an ultra game staying performance from Kirkleigh who attracted support from 5’s to 3’s and deserves a gold medal for guts. Tom Chanin had him out in front from flag fall and he bravely fought off the challenges of Dicky Bob (6-4 to 4-6) and Indiana Bay (9-2/5’s). Last year’s winner Blazing Whale (9-4 – 11-4) finished fourth without threatening the principals.

The tide turned for punters in the Confined Maiden (yes, strictly a race for the home team). Tom Chanin employed hold up tactics this time on Whatastormnorm (7-4 to 5-4 fav) and a well timed run did the business. Arcs Abound (solid 8-1) kept on well to deprive newcomer County Road of the runner up spot. Arcs Abound’s dam won eight points so he has a bit to live up to. County Road was seen as 5’s in a place before contracting to 2-1 and looks a winner in waiting when he learns a bit more about the game. His half brother has been successful over hurdles for Tim Vaughan this season. The eight minutes recorded for this race can be ignored because the eight runners stood frozen on the spot for 20 seconds before trundling off.

Sophie Lacey’s youngster Bells On Sunday had been well backed on her racecourse debut at Milborne over a shorter distance, and relished the stamina test in the 11 runner Mares race when a well supported 2-1 favourite. Midnight Queen (8-1) showed promise on her debut to chase home the winner. Her dam was a point-to-point winner.

The dice again rolled the punters way in the getting out stakes with in-form Jo Buck steering Master Baker (4-5 fav after 6-4 in a place) to a resounding victory. He will win again. Annwyl was backed from 16’s to 8’s and this mare was well in touch until fluffing the third last.

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Entries: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, 21st February 2016

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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 Rac, for mares & fillies
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday, 20 February 2016

At 6pm, the Clerk of the Course gave me the following Going update. “The Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places.  The course is in great shape and with a dry forecast for tomorrow we are looking forward to a good day’s racing.”

Eileen Ashby, PtP Secretary, DVSPH

Friday, 19 February 2016

“At 3.15pm today, the Clerk of the Course reported that the Local BHA Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, had walked the course this afternoon and called the Going Soft, Heavy in Places. Some rain is forecast for tomorrow , Saturday, but importantly, it is a dry forecast for race day on Sunday.”

We are all geared up to race – track fully prepared, barrier netting now up, catering marquee up, race cards collected, toilets on site and the Admin Barn only awaiting the”feminine touch” from the lady “Dec. team” and me!. A few cosmetics on Saturday, bins, banners and flags and we are ready for action on Sunday. Wrap up warm and come join us!

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Thursday, 18 February 2016

This evening, the Clerk of the Course reported to me that as of late afternoon today the Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places. The course has shrugged off yesterdays heavy rain and most of it would ride soft or better. Further rain is forecast for Friday and Local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, is due to visit to walk the course. A further update will follow tomorrow evening.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Notified at 8.15pm, Wednesday 17 February 2016

“After a day of persistently heavy rainfall, the Going at Buckfastleigh is Heavy, Soft in Places. A mostly dry day is forecast for tomorrow and a further report will be posted tomorrow evening”.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary.

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Today has been another fine day at Buckfastleigh and work parties have been busy at the Course adding finishing touches to the track and converting the inside of the big Barn into the Admin. centre for the meeting.

The Clerk of the Course reported to me this evening the Going is now “Good to Soft, Soft and Heavy in Places“.  Car parking areas have dried very well and are now fit for all vehicles, there is ample hard standing for horse-boxes in the lorry park and all vehicles exit the course downhill via a hard track to the bottom gate.

Approximately 12 ml of rain is forecast for tomorrow with a further dry day on Thursday; another update will be posted tomorrow evening.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Monday 15th February 2016

“This afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported that after a
sunny, drying day the Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places.”

Thursday 11th February 2016

The South Pool Harriers meeting at Buckfastleigh has now been re-scheduled for Sunday, 21st February 2016.  All entries & timings still stand and Complimentary Passes already issued will still be valid on this date.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH Point-to-Point Secretary.

Preview extract:

The historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh, situated alongside the A38 is the venue for this weekends re-arranged Point-to-Point horse racing fixture which takes place on Sunday 21st February. The course plans to stage the first of the Pony Race series , with two races  one for 138cm and under ponies followed by the 148cm and under ponies, kindly sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages. With a start time of 11am, there are nine ponies entered in each race and could well produce some jockey stars for the future.

Over 100 entries have been received for the main six race card  starts at 12 noon. A fabulous day out for all the family to enjoy, the course offers fabulous viewing, together with a host of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar, and bookies. Entrance £10 per person maximum £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The organisers would also like to give a mention to sponsors MST, Co-Op Funeral Care and Ashburton Motors for their support in funding the event.

Course is located 1 mile South of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean adjacent to A38 Postcode TQ11 0LT

For further info contact the secretary on 01548 531490

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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 and form guide: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, 24th January 2016

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

Going Update from Keith Granger

Keith Granger has provided the following going update on Wednesday 20th January, the ground is Good with Good to Soft Patches this morning, a band of some sort of rain due to come across us tomorrow evening/Friday morning.

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The majestic course of Chipley Park is the location where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host next weekends Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday 24th January. This popular track attracts many of the top horses and jockey’s in the country, and boasts increased prize money for many of the races on offer. Over 80 entries have been received for the seven race card.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person, up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free Course facilities include bar, bookies, hot refreshments and a host of trade stands. Dogs on leads welcome.

Location is Chipley Park, off B3187, Wellington 3m , Milverton 1m – TA21 0QA.

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 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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Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Steeple Chase series final qualifiers

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The following horses have qualified for the final of the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Steeple Chase series final after the first two rounds of the series, in accordance with page 362 of the Planner. The final is to be held at Exeter Racecourse on the 5th May 2015 (Entries must be made by noon on April 29th and declarations to run by 10am on May 4th)

Qualified Horses (62):  ACCORDING TO HARRY (IRE), AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE), ARGENTATO, ASK THE WEATHERMAN, BIEN CONNU (IRE), BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE), CANADA COOMBE, CANSHETRAIN (IRE), CARRY ON NANDO (IRE), CHERRY VINE, COLLEY ROW (IRE), DANCING OLGA, DEVON GENERAL, DEVON MEAD, FATHER OWEN, FOUNTAINS CLOUD (IRE), FOURSTAR RIVER (IRE), FOXY DOLLY (IRE), GALE FORCE LUCEY (IRE), GENERAL GIRLING, GET READY TO GO (IRE), GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE), GREAT CAMANOE, GYPSY JACK (IRE), HARRYS KAP (FR), HORATIO CAINE (FR), IMPACT AREA (IRE), INFAMOUS GROUSE (IRE), JEPECK (IRE), KAWANA COVE, KIMORA (IRE), KING KASH (IRE), KING’S SCOUT (IRE), LIGHTENING JACK (IRE), LITTLE CORNHAM (IRE), LUCIUS FABEO, MAUSEFALLE, MAUSEFALLE (IRE), MILLED (IRE), MINELLA WEB (IRE), MISS CUPCAKE, MISS GOTAWAY, MISTER TEDDY, OUR CRUSADE, ROSEYROO (IRE), RUPERTS VISION, SAVA BRIDGE (IRE), SOUL NATIVE, SUNKEN SECRET (IRE), SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE), TAKAMARU (FR), THE DAPPER FOX, THE MEXICAN BANDIT, THE MYTHOLOGIST (IRE), THE WEALERDEALER (IRE), THIRD CHANCE (IRE), TOLATETOBEEARLY (IRE), TUCUMCARI (IRE), TURTLE BOYS (IRE), UPPERTOWN HAWK (IRE), WAY BEFORE DAWN, WHAT ABOUT WILL (IRE)

Round 1 Black Forest Club. Black Forest Lodge
AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE)
BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE)
DEVON MEAD
GET READY TO GO (IRE)
GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE)
MISTER TEDDY
SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE)
THE MYTHOLOGIST (IRE)
TURTLE BOYS (IRE)
UPPERTOWN HAWK (IRE)

 

Round 2: Tiverton, Chipley Park
AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE)
CANADA COOMBE
CANSHETRAIN (IRE)
FOUNTAINS CLOUD (IRE)
JEPECK (IRE)
KIMORA (IRE)
KING KASH (IRE)
KING’S SCOUT (IRE)
OUR CRUSADE
SOUL NATIVE
TAKAMARU (FR)
TUCUMCARI (IRE)
TURTLE BOYS (IRE)

 

Round 3: Western, Wadebridge
KING KASH (IRE)
LIGHTENING JACK (IRE)
LITTLE CORNHAM (IRE)
MILLED (IRE)
SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE)
TOLATETOBEEARLY (IRE)
WHAT ABOUT WILL (IRE)

 

Round 4: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh
AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE)
ARGENTATO
BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE)
CANSHETRAIN (IRE)
FOXY DOLLY (IRE)
GYPSY JACK (IRE)
HORATIO CAINE (FR)
IMPACT AREA (IRE)
KAWANA COVE
KING’S SCOUT (IRE)
MAUSEFALLE (IRE)
MISS CUPCAKE
ROSEYROO (IRE)
SOUL NATIVE
TAKAMARU (FR)
THE MEXICAN BANDIT
THE WEALERDEALER (IRE)
THIRD CHANCE (IRE)

 

Round 5: East Devon, Bishops Court
BIEN CONNU (IRE)
COLLEY ROW (IRE)
GALE FORCE LUCEY (IRE)
KING KASH (IRE)
TAKAMARU (FR)
TURTLE BOYS (IRE)

 

Round 6: Dulverton Farmers, Treborough Hill
Abandonned before entries taken

 

Round 7: Lamerton, Kilworthy
ACCORDING TO HARRY (IRE)
CARRY ON NANDO (IRE)
DEVON GENERAL
FATHER OWEN
FOURSTAR RIVER (IRE)
GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE)
HARRYS KAP (FR)
MINELLA WEB (IRE)
RUPERTS VISION
SAVA BRIDGE (IRE)
SUNKEN SECRET (IRE)
THE DAPPER FOX

 

Round 8: Second East Cornwall, Great Trethew
BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE)
INFAMOUS GROUSE (IRE)
WAY BEFORE DAWN

 

Round 9: Spooners & West Dartmoor, Cherrybrook
ACCORDING TO HARRY (IRE)
MISS GOTAWAY
SAVA BRIDGE (IRE)
SUNKEN SECRET (IRE)

 

Round 10: Eggesford, Upcott Cross
ASK THE WEATHERMAN
DANCING OLGA
GENERAL GIRLING
GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE)
GREAT CAMANOE
HARRYS KAP (FR)
INFAMOUS GROUSE (IRE)
KAWANA COVE
LUCIUS FABEO (IRE)
MAUSEFALLE (IRE)
MISS CUPCAKE
ROSEYROO (IRE)

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW 29TH MARCH 2015

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Firstly well done to the East Cornwall organisers who were determined for the meeting to go ahead in the face of the wild Cornish weather on Sunday.

Six of our finest local bookmakers braved the elements – or would have braved the elements except they set up shop inside a small marquee. The boards would have been blown away as far as Liskeard in their normal position outside. Commentator Mark Dennis summed up the day best when announcing, “This meeting is for the true enthusiast or mentally challenged,”

In truth the small crowd found it difficult to drum up much business for betting, perhaps as well for punters since most results went in favour of the layers.

CARRY ON MOTHER was backed from 6-4 to evens favourite in the opener which was delayed while the course was put together again after wind damage. She had shown promise on her debut over this course and distance three weeks ago, but found two newcomers too good for her this time. The winner ARTY BELLA is not very big but is stoutly bred and can improve further. She drifted out to 5-1 from 5-2. APPLESOLUTELY also took a trip in the betting out to 7-1 from 4’s but ran really well to finish second.

It was a similar story in the other Open Maiden won by the six-year-old CAILLEACH ANNIE. This well made mare was easy to back at 7’s and 8’s for her debut appearance in the Du Plessis colours before getting the better of BRANDY AND RED (steady at 7’s) coming down the hill.

BLAZING WHALE proved a disappointing favourite in the Mixed Open. I had got my fingers burnt on this good Buckfastleigh winner on his latest effort in a Chepstow hunter chase (moderate sixth) and was not prepared to get involved here at evens and 11-10. Two of the most progressive youngsters in the area fought out the finish with WELSTONEDRUID (6-4 out to 2’S) beating WHENHARRYMETSALLY (solid 3’s).

SILVER TOKEN extended his winning sequence to four under Harry Cobden in the Novice Riders’. He defied a small penalty with easejust like a 1-4 shot should.

A tricky three-runner race for the Intermediate saw all three starting at odds against. BLINDING LIGHTS (5-2 touched 11-4) just held INFAMOUS GROUSE (7-4 to 2’s) despite edging left on the run in. The favourite WAY BEFORE DAWN (11-10 to 5-4) was outpaced coming down the hill.

In a driving finish to the last race (by which time only a bus load of spectators were left) GREAT CAMANOE (7-2 to 3’s) prevailed by a neck over THEATRE GOER (2’s to 9-4). AAH BLESS was backed to win a Maiden last time out and again attracted support up in class here (4’s to 3’s). He finished a tired third here.

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall meeting

Report for the East Cornwall 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 photographer was at the meeting: Sean Hernon

NEXT FIXTURES

Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, the Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock.
Easter Monday, 6th April 2015, the Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, nr St. Columb Major.

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REPORT ON THE EAST CORNWALL  POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW SUNDAY 29thMARCH 2015

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THE worst of the rain relented during the afternoon but there was no respite from the strong, blustery wind at Great Trethew, where the six bookmakers present operated from the cosy shelter of small marquee.

The strength of the wind had caused problems before the first race in which the last fence on the uphill section had to be omitted when it proved impossible to get the wings erected. Fortunately jockeys in the first race reported no adverse effects from the gusty wind in this two and a half miles Maiden won by Jimmy Frost’s four-year-old  Arty Bella. Bryony Frost was content to bide her time on the filly, who shook off another previously un-raced youngster in Applesolutely. “ My brother Hadden bought her at Ascot last June unbroken. She is from the family of Colonian Queen and her grandam was Colonial Princess who won point-to-points. I have done a lot of work on her. She didn’t make a mistake today and I can’t fault her guts,” reported the 19-year-old jockey.

Two progressive young pointers fought out the finish of the Mixed Open. The favourite Blazing Whale was struggling from the top of the hill as seven-year-olds Welstonedruid and Whenharrymetsally dominated the closing stages. It was the Robert Chanin trained Welstonedruid who saw the trip out best after his main rival blundered her chance away at the last. “This is his first Open win. He just keeps galloping and will stay four miles,” said the Thorverton trainer, intimating that Upcott Cross or Flete Park could be next on the agenda. The gelding was something of a chance ride for Tom Chanin, whose brother Ian normally has the ride. “I am just standing in for Ian today because he has gone to the Cotley,” said the winning rider.

Matt Hampton had to settle for second best on Whenharrymetsally, but reached the winner’s enclosure in the Intermediate thanks to Blinding Lights. “He is not a speed horse but stays and we will probably go for the Exeter Racecourse Final,” remarked the winner’s owner/trainer Mary Sanderson.

The Open Maiden for four to seven-year-olds attracted 12 runners and went to a previously un-raced youngster in six-year-old Cailleach Annie. The winner drew clear at the last jump as her main pursuer Brandy and Red (Pippa Glanville) got tired. “I got her from Jay Leahy in Cork as a three-year-old but she is big and has taken time to come to herself. She is a half sister to Fear Glic who won over hurdles for me,” explained owner/trainer Jackie Du Plessis. The winner was ridden by 19-year-old David Noonan who is based with David Pipe. “I have now had six point-to-point winners and two under rules said the Irish born jockey.

Although based in Dorset with Anthony Honeyball, Harry Cobden is currently in a narrow lead (from David Noonan) for this year’s Devon & Cornwall male novice riders’ title. The 16-year-old reinforced his lead with a facile victory on Rachael Green’s grey Silver Token in the PPORA Novice Riders’ contest. 

Another novice rider on the score sheet was Jake Bament who took his career total to five when Great Camanoe just outstayed Theatre Goer to win the Restricted. “He was on and off the bridle but battled on well for me,” said the 18-year-old jockey who works for Harry Fry. Great Camanoe, who was repeating his course win three weeks ago, is owned and trained by Rebecca Welch. “Another by Morpeth and he is home bred from a tiny un-raced Rakaposhi King mare bred by my late father,” explained Rebecca.

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall 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 photographer was at the meeting: Sean Hernon

NEXT FIXTURES

Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, the Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock.
Easter Monday, 6th April 2015, the Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, nr St. Columb Major.

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