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BLACK FOREST CLUB POINT-TO-POINT REPORT – 29 NOV 2015

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WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

THE Devon & Cornwall area got the new British point-to-point season under way at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday (29 Nov) in blustery, but dry conditions.

The Devon track attracted much media interest surrounding the debut over jumps of Victoria Pendleton. As a prelude to her quest to ride in the Cheltenham Foxhunter chase next March, the former Olympic cycling champion took the mount on 12-year-old Minella Theatre, saddled by her mentor Alan Hill, in the Club Members’ race.

Her experienced mount had been ridden to victory by Tony McCoy back in 2009, but with cameras thrust at her in every direction, the champion cyclist’s safe schoolmaster conveyance was back-pedalling in the rear soon after half way and she eventually pulled her mount up half a mile from home.

The nine-runner contest went to another ex-chaser in the shape of Premier Portrait, who gave Gus Levinson his first winner. This was a most accomplished ride by the 16-year-old who is taking “A” levels at Radley College. “I just wanted to keep him in a rhythm knowing he would stay well,” explained the rider, whose mount defied a 7lbs penalty after being fractious in the parade ring. The former Kim Bailey trained chaser is now owned and trained by the young rider’s father Dr Charles Levinson near Cheltenham.

It was the turn of another young jockey to shine when the imposing grey Argentato jumped well and made virtually all the running to win the Intermediate. 17-year-old Jordan Nailor hails from Moreton In The Marsh, Gloucestershire and works for jumps trainer Charlie Longsdon. “I rode my only other winner at Andoversford last season,” reported the rider. Argentato runs in the colours of the Cotswold Chancers Partnership and is stabled with Claire Hart, who missed the win due to her riding commitments at Cottenham.

Welsh challengers rarely go home empty handed from Black Forest Lodge and two of Sunday’s winners travelled across the Severn Bridge. Doctor Braveheart lived up to his name with a hard fought head victory in the Restricted. The six-year-old is owned and trained by David Brace who stands the gelding’s sire Dr Massini at his Dunraven Stud. “I bought Doctor Braveheart privately in Ireland last summer after he had run well in a Cork hunter chase but he really needs better ground,” remarked the owner/trainer. Byron Moorcroft, who works for David Brace, rode the winner, who just got up close home to deny Will Biddick’s mount Tempestatefloresco.

It was a similar story in the Open Maiden which saw 26-year-old Byron Moorcroft in the winner’s enclosure again at the expense of champion jockey Biddick. This time the Welsh trained Northgeorge had 12 lengths to spare over Wotzizname on reaching the judge to secure Byron Moorcroft’s double. “We bought Northgeorge at Ascot as a three-year-old reported Jonathon Tudor who trains the winner at Bridgend for owner Steve Young. “This is my first winner with my first horse,” exclaimed the delighted owner. “I drove rally cars for 26 years and now run a medical equipment company,” he added.

The Mixed Open produced a close finish won by The Wealerdealer, who asserted on the final bend and just held off Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards), and the evergreen Coombe Hill who was giving a first ride to Millie Wonnacott. The ever improving winner was ridden by Ian Chanin who also trains the eight-year-old and said, “He is owned by my fiancée Becks Barnett who is a farrier. We train just two horses at Rackenford and this one works with a nice un-named youngster by Winged Love.”

The two and a half miles Open Maiden for four and five-year-olds saw 15 of the 16 entries facing the starter. Iwanabebobbiesgirl and Red Red Rover set a scorching gallop, but at the business end it was left to the well backed Mystery Edition to fend off the challenge of Creative Inerta. “He idled a bit when he hit the front,” reported winning rider Rob Hawker. Mystery Editions owner David Luff is well known as the jockeys’ valet in the West Country but could not be present on this occasion. The winner was bought by his trainer Neil Harris as a three-year-old at Tattersalls, Ireland. “He is a lovely type and has strengthened up really well,” reported the Brompton Regis based trainer.

RESULTS

Results of the Black Forest Club 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: Cat Down (Official Photographer) Tim Holt, Marcus Bath, Hamish Mitchell (Horse & Hound), Alun Sedgemore (Sporting Prints), Roger Peaple and Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News).

Press from At The Races, Pinnacle Sports, The Telegraph and The Guardian were also in attendance, with Sky Sports, The BBC, Racing Post, Sporting Life, Daily Mail, Oxford Times, Racing UK, Mid Devon Gazette, Express & Echo and Western Morning News featuring Victoria Pendleton’s Jumps debut.

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Black Forest Club Black Forest Lodge 29 November 2015 entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon 2 mile 4 furlong Open Maiden Race for 4 & 5 year olds
2nd 12:35 Black Forest Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted
4th 13:45 Mixed Open
5th 14:20 3 mile Open Maiden
6th 14:55 Intermediate

Preview extract

Black Forest Lodge hosts the first meeting of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season in the Devon & Cornwall area this Sunday 29th November.

The course offers a great countryside day out for all the family with good views across the track. Facilities include hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Trackside parking for the disabled.

Entrance is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Location is Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, near Exeter (off A380 – EX6 8HR)

FORM GUIDE

Key:

Form = Definition Form = Definition
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  v =  void

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 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/14 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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Four Burrow (2) Point-To-Point entries and form, Trebudannon, Sunday 10th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 2m4f Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Horses, Geldings and colts Race
2nd 14:35 10 yrs+ Club Members Race
3rd 15:10 2m4f Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Mares Race,
4th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race
7th 17:30 Open Maiden Race

Going: Good (8th May)

Preview extract:

THE Four Burrow stage their Point-to-Point horse race meeting at the popular course of Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this Sunday May 10. There are seven races on offer, attracting over 100 entries.

On course facilities include large covered barn containing, bookies, bar, hot food and refreshments. Entrance to course is £10 per person to maximum of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free.
Course is located at St Columb Major, signed off A30 & A39. Postcode TR9 4LP

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EGGESFORD AT UPCOTT CROSS 12TH APRIL 2015

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THE line of 14 bookies formed a strong betting market at Upcott Cross. It was good to see the Devon & Cornwall layers offering as much as 50’s. 66’s and even 100-1 in some of the races.

Having noted that – it was the much shorter priced horses who took money out of the satchels. Favourites took four of the first five races before the Maiden races started to redress the balance.

The Barber / Biddick combination provided two of the odds-on winners. Ask The Weatherman (evens – 10-11 fav) stepped up to Intermediate class after three fairly hollow successes. He won easily enough after fluffing the last. The mare Roseyroo (3’s – 11-4) ran her usual game race to finish runner up and is sure to win in this class.

Their double was secured when the promising five-year-old Boa Island took a decent Restricted in emphatic style. The bookies were lying in wait for the winner after his 20 lengths Maiden success and early 4-5 soon became 1-2 before the off. Winter Soldier (5’s – 6’s) was the only other runner to finish in the same field as the winner and has plenty of potential.

Bradley Brook was the other odds-on favourite to score in the four miles Devon National. A little 11-10 was available but 4-5 ruled at the off. He came off best in a barging match at the last fence with the admirable Reliable Richie (7-2 out to 5’s).

Darren Edwards looked like winning the Confined when According To Harry (3’s – 11-4) came with a strong run from three out to cross the last fence in a narrow lead. Jepeck (5-2 into evens fav) fought like a tiger however on the run in to get up in the last stride under Jamie Thomas.

Southfield Fairy’s good debut third at Ston Easton meant that the four–year-old was a short order (4-5 to evens fav) in a modest looking Mares and Fillies maiden. She was quickly pulled up entering the final circuit by Alice Mills indicating that all was not well. Annwyl (7’s – 6’s) had been found wanting with her jumping on occasions but did well here and scored readily after forging clear approaching the last.

The first Open Maiden, sponsored by bookmaker David Phillips, went to Beetle Jack whose SP of 8-1 looked a bit skinny based on his previous efforts this year. At least David must have recouped his sponsorship cash as the two market leaders Tell Tony (2’s from 4’s) and Turnstone (4‘s to 3’s) both fell.

Clues to the last race winner were in abundance. The winner’s owner sponsored the race, her photo riding the winner of the Eggesford Ladies’ Open in 1964 was featured in the race card on the page opposite, and she was celebrating her 70th birthday. What more do punters want? Her eight-year-old Cracking Habit (5-2 fav from 3’s) , a half brother to Beetle Jack, rose to the occasion under in-form jockey Darren Edwards and saw favourite backers going home happy.

RESULTS

Results of the Eggesford 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: Marcus BathWestern Morning News (Athwenna Irons), and Roger Peaple

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Saturday, 18th April 2015, the Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Flete Park, nr Ermington.

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REPORT: EGGESFORD POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS, SUNDAY 12TH APRIL 2015

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WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

IT was a day of doubles on testing going at Upcott Cross, where a healthy total of 74 runners faced the starter in eight races.

The breezy, cool afternoon featured three training doubles coupled with two riding doubles. Darren Edwards is having a tremendous season and landed the four miles “Devon National” on the useful Bradley Brook. “His jumping can be sketchy at times but he was fine today,” reported the jockey. Bradley Brook’s trainer Nicky Martin was not sure that her charge would see out the long trip. The Exmoor trainer said, “They go a bit slower over four miles and he did well. He needs softish ground and ran well over three and a half miles at Stratford last year. We could go there again,”

Edwards completed his double when Cracking Habit won the appropriately named Sarah Prouse Birthday Celebration Open Maiden. The winner is owned and trained by Sarah at Crediton, Devon. She had earlier saddled her Beetle Jack to win the David Phillips Bookmaker Open Maiden under David Noonan, who currently leads the area novice riders’ championship “We haven’t got an all weather gallop and train them on a small strip in the field. Both these horses were home bred by Henry (Sarah’s late husband) out of our mare Monty’s Lass who won a hunter chase. Our daughter Caroline broke them in, rides them and jumps them.”

Kayley Woollacott’s successful season continued thanks to Cinevator’s Hunt race win and Jepeck’s hard fought Confined victory. Harriet Skinner was enjoying her third career success on board ex-chaser Cinevator – “a brilliant serious spin”, in her words.

Rose Ash trainer Kayley Woollacott went on to saddle her 16th winner of the season when the progressive Jepeck (Jamie Thomas) got his head in front on the line in the colours of Jon Pike to beat According To Harry. Jepeck gained the first of his four wins in the opening race of the season at Black Forest Lodge and, “loves cut in the ground and a good test,” according to his trainer.

Jack Barber is another trainer who cannot stop saddling winners from his Dorset base. His two winners here put him on the 34 winner mark for the season and a comfortable lead for the Connolly’s Red Mills National trainers’ title. Ask The Weatherman was not hard pressed to win the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate in the hands of Will Biddick. The champion jockey went on to record his 43rd winner on the season on the exciting five-year-old Boa Island, who went into many notebooks when trouncing his 12 rivals in a good quality Restricted. “He has now won his two point-to-points and that will be him for the season. He will join Paul Nicholls to go under rules and is for sale to stay in the yard,” said Jack

Robbie Henderson steered the Ed Walker trained Annwyl to win the Mares and Fillies Open Maiden. “She has been a bit slow at her fences in the past, but we have done a lot of work with her and she jumped big today,” commented the jockey.

RESULTS

Results of the Eggesford 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: Marcus BathWestern Morning News (Athwenna Irons), and Roger Peaple

NEXT FIXTURES

Saturday, 18th April 2015, the Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Flete Park, nr Ermington.

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RESULTS: EGGESFORD POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS – 12TH APRIL 2015

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Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places

Hunt race (Nigel Cant Planning)

1 Cinevator (Harriet Skinner) 2-1 made all, easily
2 Fourstar River (Ian Chanin) 2-5 fav chased winner, no impression from three out

3 ran;15l; only two finished; 6m 56s
Owner: R. Skinner; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Ask The Weatherman (Will Biddick) 10-11 fav led from 9th, stayed on well
2 Roseyroo (Harry Cobden) 11-4 effort three out, every chance next, no extra
3 Dancing Olga (Sean Houlihan) 25-1 improved four out, not trouble leaders

12 ran; 10l; 4l; 6m 46s
Owner; D Martin & P Barber; Trainer; Jack Barber

Confined (Chris Hodgson Engineering)

1 Jepeck (Jamie Thomas) evens fav hdwy 12th, disputed four out, headed flat, rallied to lead near finish
2 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 11-4 progress four out, sustained effort from two out, hard rdn & headed near finish
3 Delphi Mountain (Emma Watson) 12-1 led 13th, disp lead four out til wknd apprg last

11 ran; neck; 5l; 6m 57s
Owner; J Pike; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

Mixed Open 4 miles – The Devon National (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 4-5 fav held up, disp lead three out til pushed ahead near finish
2 Reliable Richie (Sean Houlihan) 5-1 led 15th, joined three out, no extra near finish
3 Uncle Keef (Hannah Welch) 25-1 hdwy 19th, went 4th three out, finished well

9 ran; 1l; 1/2l; 8m 39s
Owner; The Bradley Partnership; Trainer; Nicola Martin

Restricted (T.T. Buildings Ltd)

1 Boa Island (Will Biddick) 1-2 fav led from 10th, soon clear, unchallenged
2 Winter Soldier (John Mathias) 6-1 hdwy 13th, chased winner from four out, no impression
3 Tourist Board (Leanda Tickle) 100-1 rear, went moderate 3rd three out

13 ran; 30l; 20l; 6m 54s
Owner: I Fogg, P Nicholls & R Webb; Trainer; Jack Barber

Open Maiden Mares & Fillies only (David Pipe)

1 Annwyl (Robbie Henderson) 6-1 led three out, drew clear apprg last
2 Onwegoagain (Vicky Wade) 13-2 led 11th til four out, 3rd two out, rallied flat
3 Queen’s Law (Darren Edwards) 3-1 imprvd 13th, every chance three out, lost 2nd flat

6 ran; 10l; 1l; 7m 10s
Owner: Mr & Mrs R Kemp & Mr M Milne: trainer; Ed Walker

Open Maiden Horses & Geldings

Division 1 (David Phillips, Bookmaker)

1 Beetle Jack (David Noonan) 8-1 hdwy four out, led two out, all out
2 Face To face (John Mathias) 6-1 chased leaders, effort two out, took 2nd near finish
3 Strong Hurricane (Jo Buck) 25-1 led 8th, hit 12th, left in lead again three out, every chance last, wknd flat

11 ran; 1 1/2l; 1 1/2l; 7m 24s
Owner: Sarah Prouse; Trainer; Sarah Prouse

Division 2 (The Prouse Family)

1 Cracking Habit (Darren Edwards) 5-2 fav led three out, soon clear, eased flat
2 Forrardon Exmoor (Vicky Wade) 12-1 made most til three out, gradually wknd
3 Don’t Wait For Me (Matt Hampton) 11-4 lost touch 13th, tailed off

9 ran; 6l; distance; 7m 12s
Owner: Sarah Prouse; Trainer; Sarah Prouse

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Preview: Eggesford Point-to-Point at Upcott Cross Sunday 12 April 2015

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Written by: Donna Harris
Horse racing enthusiasts will still be buzzing after the Grand National, and flock to Upcott Cross, where the Eggesford will be staging their Point-to-Point, which features their own four mile Devon National Mixed Open race, this weekend Sunday April 12. With a start time of 1pm, there are eight races on offer and a bumper entry of over 130 horses.

The Nigel Cant Planning-sponsored Members races heads up the days events, in which the Stuart Reddaway-trained Fourstar River could improve on his recent third at Kilworthy. Also entered is Hallo Dolly, having not been seen on the track for two years, her previous form of two Point wins and a third at this track could make her a leading contender.

There follows the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race, in which Roseyroo from the Louise Caddle team, could follow up on her second at Ston Easton last month, under Harry Cobden the combination were only denied by a neck. With the Jack Barber team sending out winners each weekend, his entry Ask The Weatherman has to be respected following his wins at Badbury Rings, Charlton Hawthorne and Cotley. Dancing Olga is a previous course winner here, and ran second in an Intermediate at Bratton Down on good to firm.

The Confined race is sponsored by Chris Hodgeson Engineering, this could go the way of According To Harry, he ran three lengths second to Minella Web at Kilworthy, having previously clocked up wins at Black Forest Lodge and Wadebridge. Jepeck for the Kayley Woollacott team won his Restricted at Larkhill and an Intermediate at Chipley Park, he pulled up on good to firm on his latest outing at Larkhill, but may run well here if any rain softens the ground.

The Devon National Mixed Open looks very competitive, Bellsinni Ron was second here last season, and could score under Will Biddick for the Barber team, Dashing John could improve on his third in a Ladies Open last month under Natalie Parker. Bradley Brook is another to consider, having won here last season and follow up on his recent win at Great Trethew. This race is sponsored by Simpkins Edwards.

In the Restricted race sponsored by TT Buildings, Boa Island catches the eye after his 20 length win of a maiden race at Charlton Hawthorne under National leading jockey Will Biddick last month. Peterbrown could go well for Karyn Heard, having taken the maiden race at Kilworthy, when making virtually all of the running to win by five lengths.

David Pipe sponsors the Open Maiden race for mares and fillies, in which Southfield Fairy ran promisingly at Ston Easton when third under jockey Alice Mills, and should be in the mix. Queens Law had hinted at ability last season when finishing second on both of her starts and may go well fresh.

The Open Maiden race for horses and geldings has already been divided. In the first division San Satiro could be a horse for the future, making his debut run here, out of the Jack Barber yard for owner Paul Nicholls. Both Turnstone and Master Max have had the benefit of a run this season, with any market support worth noting. The second division of the open maiden could see the Jill Dennis-trained Mount Prospex go one better than his head second at the recent Kilworthy meeting. Derniere Dance could be worth an each way bet. These races have been sponsored by David Phillips Bookmakers and Sarah Prouse Birthday Celebrations.

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

The course is located 2 miles South of Halwill junction, off A3079. Postcode EX21 5AE

Entrance to course is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

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Four Burrow (1) Point-To-Point entries and form, Trebudannon, Easter Monday 6th April 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Race, Division 1
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Race, Division 2
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 15:25 Ladies Open Race
6th 16:00 Cornish National 3m4f Mens Open Race
7th 16:35 Restricted Race
8th 17:10 Open Maiden Race

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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Preview: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, nr St. Columb Major, Easter Monday, 6th April 2015

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Written by Donna Harris
The second of the Point-to-Point meetings over the Easter weekend takes place at Trebudannon, where it is the turn of the Fourburrow to host their event on Bank Holiday Monday April 6, start time 1pm. This course is popular with its natural amphitheatre style providing fantastic viewing. They have eight races on offer including the Bonhams Cornish National Men’s Open race, attracting entries such as Chapoturgeon from the Jack Barber team who was a National Hunt Festival winner. Posh Totty from the same yard is another entry bang in form, having been in the frame on all 12 of her last starts. The prolific winning mare Lucette Annie is also entered, as is Bradley Brook, both hold strong claims if not running at Cherrybrook on Saturday.
 
The Members race, sponsored by A.G.Prowse heads up the action. Previous course winner Reliable Richie is the pick of the three Reuben Chapman entries, who could improve on his third behind Silver Token and Mic’s Delight at Buckfastleigh.
 
The Open Maiden has already been divided, Miss Weld ran second here last season, she loves the soft and goes well for young jockey Pippa Glanville. Boyman is another entry with a previous second at this course under jockey Conor Smith.
 
In the second division of the Open Maiden, Ryalzaro trained by Jack Barber, ran close at Larkhill in January finishing second under Will Biddick. Mount Prospex for the Jill Dennis team would be the one to fear if connections choose this race over Cherrybrook entry, after his head second at Kilworthy.
 
Mic’s Delight could put claims on the Truro Tractors-sponsored Confined race, having been in the frame on all of his starts this season for owner/trainer/jockey Jennifer Davenport. He loves the soft, likes to keep his head in front as he showed when winning at Ottery. Knight Pass for the Nikki Frost yard and Devon General for Kayley Woollacott could be the ones to chase him home.
 
The Ladies Open race is sponsored by Carrs Landrover Truro, in which Minella Fifty could score again here after his recent win at Milborne St Andrew, when sent off odds on favourite, for the Claire Hitch team. Sweet My Lord connections will be looking for a hat-trick after his two wins at Wadebridge, and was running well at Kilworthy until falling. 
 
The Restricted race is a qualifier for the Subaru Restricted Point-to-Point series final to be held at Stratford racecourse on Friday 29th May,  in which entries include On Your Max, who has been knocking at the door for a Restricted win. Templeton was only just denied a win under Jamie Thomas when caught in the final 150 yards by winner Sonoftheking. Im All Set, from the Claire Hitch yard, who won his Maiden at Ston Easton at the second time of asking under Will Biddick. This race is sponsored by Tremaine Plant Hire.
 
Lamanva Brood Mares sponsor the three mile Open Maiden race, Judge John Deed could make his debut Point run here for the Barber family, who have a good strike rate with maiden horses at this course. Arny and Up To Ollie both ran well at the Kilworthy meeting and should improve for the run.
 
The course at Trebudannon is located at St Columb Major, signed off A30 and A39. Postcode TR9 4LP. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. On course facilities include bar, bookies, trade stands and hot refreshments. 

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: St Mawgan (2.2 miles)

BBC Travel News: Cornwall; Devon;  Somerset;

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REPORT ON THE EAST CORNWALL POINT TO POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW SUNDAY 8TH MARCH 2015

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STEADY rain during the morning meant soft ground and testing conditions at Great Trethew for the East Cornwall fixture postponed from a fortnight ago.

The sun eventually came out and it proved a busy afternoon for jockey Darren Edwards who continues to lead the table in his quest for the Devon & Cornwall riders’ title.

The Wheddon Cross jockey took the Mixed Open on Bradley Brook after the useful chestnut had seized the initiative on the tight bend at the top of the hill. The race looked in safe keeping as this evens favourite strode clear down the hill, but his backers must have held their breath as he ran down the last fence. Explaining the slight blip his successful jockey reported that, “he had it well in hand and show jumped the last.” Trainer Nicky Martin. looking tanned on return from holiday said “Bradley Brook had stem cell treatment three years ago and we have to be careful about his ground. He went hunting yesterday like my other runners today. He will probably go to Chepstow next for a hunter chase.”

Wadebridge winner Sonoftheking represented the same connections (Nicky Martin is also an integral part of the owning Bradley Partnership) in the Restricted. This seven-year-old had to give best however to Way Before Dawn in a slow motion finish. The pair were locked in battle all the way down the hill and it was only in the last few strides that Leanda Tickle forced Way Before Dawn ahead.

Darren Edwards again had to settle for the runner-up spot when newcomer Turnstone just failed to peg back Only Gorgeous (Jo Buck) in the Open Maiden which had to be divided on the day. The winner is owned and trained by Lucy Gardner who explained, “We got him from Ireland last summer He is really straightforward but had lost his confidence after a fall in Ireland. He will go to Doncaster sales.”

Jo Buck just missed out on a double as Bold Perk was just outstayed by Lucius Fabeo ( who had beaten Only Gorgeous at Wadebridge) in the Hunt race. Olivia Hutchings was achieving her third career winner in the space of three weeks in this race.

Jake Bament was also enjoying the third winner of his career on five-year-old Great Camanoe, whose form showing unseated, pulled up and fell was reflected in his starting odds of 20-1. Great Camanoe had mastered Arcs Abound when the latter blundered at the last. “He stayed really well and kept picking up for me,” said the 18 year old jockey who works in the Harry Fry yard at Seaborough, Dorset. Great Camanoe is sure to progress. “He is a delightful horse and an absolute pleasure,” commented owner Rebecca Welch who also bred the gelding.

Hannah Welch had been concussed when Great Camanoe fell at Buckfastleigh three weeks ago and had decided to pass up the ride this time. The King’s College, Taunton scholar however did not leave empty handed. She returned from her injury when profiting from an exhilarating performance aboard five-year-old Polo The Mumm, who ran and jumped his eight rivals into submission in the four and five-year-old maiden. The winner was making his English debut and was bought on behalf of George and Rebecca Welch by agent Toby Jones out of a French claiming chase. Modbury trainer Sam Holdsworth has done well with ex-French horses this season (eg Beuvron). “Polo The Mumm has been really progressive with his jumping and work,” said the trainer.

The ground was really testing when the Confined took place as the last on the card, but this four-runner contest provided 19 year old jockey Sean Houlihan with the first winner of his career. This was Minella Ranger who stayed on gamely to hold the attentions of the Bryony Frost ridden Knight Pass. “I had six point-to-point rides in Ireland and joined Philip Hobbs eighteen months ago,” said the young rider who hails from Dungarvan in County Waterford. The winner is trained locally by Gordon Chambers for owners Mr and Mrs Tim Winzer.

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Only Gorgeous winning under Jo Buck at Great Trethew.
Verity Holdsworth cools down Polo The Mumm after his pillar to post win under Hannah Welch.
Verity Holdsworth cools down Polo The Mumm after his pillar to post win under Hannah Welch.

Ex pony racer Jake Bament steers Great Camanoe to victory

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, Ray Roberts, Athwenna Irons

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 15th March 2015, the Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh.

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