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Entries: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Wednesday 18th May 2016 evening meeting

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 17:00 Members Race
2nd 17:30 Intermediate Race
3rd 18:00 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
4th 18:30 Mixed Open Race
5th 19:00 Restricted Race
6th 19:30 Open Maiden Race
7th 20:00 Confined Race

 

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going update: Good to Firm, watering to provide safe ground. Some showers possible

9th May 2016

EGGESFORD P2P AT UPCOTT CROSS MAY 18 th AT 5 P.M The Eggesford Champion Mixed Open will be run over 3miles not 4 miles as in previous years The prize money has been increased to £850.00 Val Quick secretary

6th May 2016

THE RESCHEDULED EGGESFORD POINT TO POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY FIRST RACE 5 P.M.

Entries will close on Wednesday 11th may ONLINE 12 noon. ENTRIES SECRETARY Mrs M. Bishop 9 pm

Races are same as in The Planner. The Intermediate race is no longer an Exeter Racecourse sponsored qualfier for the intermediate series final as that has already taken place this season.

Clerk of Course, John Heard reports the going is Good, Good to Soft. If necessary the course will be watered .

– Val Quick, Secretary

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: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday, 15th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Bratton Down Club Members Conditions Race
4th 14:45 PPORA Club Members Riders Conditions Race
5th 15:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 15:55 Intermediate Race
7th 16:30 TBA Club Members Mares & Fillies Race
138 Pony Race 11:45 138cms & under OPEN
148 Pony Race 12:00 148cms & under OPEN

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going at Bratton Down is on the Firm side of Good this morning, with a heavy dew. Will be perfect ground for racing 

Sunday 8th May 2016

Bratton Down, Dulverton West Point to Point Sunday 15th May, Going update is ‘Good

Entries close 12.30pm Monday

– Claire Hitch, Hon. Sec.

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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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Preview: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-to-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 13 March 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

Point-to-Point horse racing action takes place at the popular historic course of Buckfastleigh next weekend on Sunday March 13th. The history of the course dates back to 1883 when the track was first used for National Hunt Racing. Two pony races head up the action at 12 noon starting off what promises to be another fabulous day out for all the family. The main seven race card commences at 1pm with the Kath Bond Memorial Members race in which it looks to be a local battle between graduate pony racing jockey’s Hannah Welch on either Polo The Mumm having run well in second at Chipley Park in January, or Beuvron, having clocked up three wins for Hannah including one at this course and was unlucky to unseat at the previous meeting here. Barnaby Treneer could take up the ride on North London, trained locally by Nikki Frost, the gelding has a Hurdle win under rules and could be one to follow in the pointing field.

The Winston Pincombe-sponsored Open Maiden race has already been divided with a suggestion in the first division being Looking Glass for trainer Ben Clarke, the mares previous seconds came at Barbury and Wadebridge, she looked a certain winner at Black Forest Lodge last month before running out two fences from home under jockey Mitch Bastyan. Onwegoagain could run well for the Reuben Chapman team, having clocked up three seconds last season, could make the most of her 7lb mares allowance under jockey Darren Edwards to challenge here.

Those catching the eye in the second division of the Open Maiden is locally home bred and trained for the Frost family Robin Longstride, he ran well last weekend at Charlton Horetorne when fourth under Bryony Frost, coming home within two lengths of winner Athreeothree, he may turn out quickly again. Debutante Get On The Yager for the Barber/Biddick team looks interesting and would be fancied in the betting ring for the current leading yard. WBW Solicitors of Newton Abbot have stepped up to sponsor this division.

Totnes & Bridgetown have been supporting the course since the early 1960’s and are again sponsoring the Mixed Open race here. Of the nine entered, Ziggerson Hill from the Jackie du Plessis team won her maiden at this course last season, going on to win a Ladies open at Trebudannon on good to soft. Locally owned/trained and ridden Doctor Henry for Bronwyn Buttery could figure, they have been waiting for drier ground to follow up on their five lengths second behind Premier Portrait at Black Forest Lodge. Welstonedruid is a winner of seven of his starts to date and another to consider, he was running well at Black Forest Lodge in February until unseating jockey Tom Chanin, the combination had clocked up a one and a half lengths second behind Blazing Whale at Wadebridge earlier last month.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which Its All Or Nothing should be well fancied after running a good third under jockey Jo Buck at the February meeting here. Applesolutely could make the most of her 7lb weight allowance and go well for trainer Richard Mitford-Slade.

The Countryside Alliance Club Members race for Novice riders has attracted seven entries with the outside raider Premier Portrait from the Levinson team looks to be sent off certain short priced favorite having won four of his starts this season and will be the one they all have to catch.  The veteren King’s Wood may figure here, he has 13 Point wins to his credit and scored a treble two seasons ago under jockey Robbie Henderson, he was fourth on his only outing last season  and it will be interesting to see who gets the leg up if  appearing here.

Finally to end the day is the Subaru-sponsored Restricted race with one for the short list being In The Tub for bloodstock owner/trainer Tom Malone, having won a 17-runner maiden at Larkhill. Brandevin looked a promising prospect when winning his Maiden at Bratton Down last season and could go well for the Jack Barber team. Creative Inerta for trainer Harriet Brown looks progressive, of his four starts so far he won his Maiden at Black Forest Lodge 30 lengths ahead of the field and ran second in a Restricted also at Black Forest Lodge two weeks ago six lengths behind Itchymei’mscratch under jockey Ben Clarke.

With fabulous trackside viewing the course offers hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of traditional trade stands.

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

Course is located 1m SW of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean, adj  to A38 – Postcode TQ11 OLT

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Entries: Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 13th March 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
4th 14:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:30 Intermediate Race
6th 16:05 Novice Riders Race
7th 16:40 Restricted Race

Going Update from Eileen Ashby, Hon. Sec.Friday, 11 March 2016

At 5pm today the Clerk of the Course reported to me that it is still an improving picture at Buckfastleigh and the Going is now Good to Soft, Soft in Places.

With all the fences and bends having been moved, racing will be over totally new ground with a wonderful level surface. Another dry day forecast for Saturday and Sunday is set to be sunny so a further Going update will be posted early evening tomorrow.” 

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Thursday 10th March 2016

After a fine, sunny day and light winds, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going at Buckfastleigh is now Soft, Good to Soft in Places. From the forecast for continuing dry weather into next week, the prospects for Sunday’s race day are looking good. A further update will follow tomorrow.

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Wednesday 9 March 2016

This afternoon local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, walked the course together with Clerk of the Course, George Welch and following the heavy rainfall of the night before, reported the Going as Soft. From today dry weather is forecast into next week and further Going updates will be posted daily until race day.

General information

The days proceedings start with a D&C Area Pony Racing fixture which has two flat races scheduled for ponies 138cm and under, and 148cm and under, which get under way at 12 noon and the prize awards take place in the paddock immediately after their second race. This is followed by the main meeting at 1pm with seven races on the card, the Open Maiden having been divided and the last race is at 4.40pm. Further information can be found on the D&C Area website http://www.p2phorseraces-dc.co.uk

The course at Buckfastleigh offers excellent viewing and is easily approached off the A38 via a slip road to Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) and is clearly signposted to the races. The car park is on the slope behind the course and vehicles enter at the top, drive downhill to park and to leave they continue downhill to a hard track and bottom exit; there is ample hardstanding for horse boxes and trailers. The course has all the usual amenities, bookies, a large catering marquee with a real ale licensed bar, great value hot food, home baking and beverages, together with various trade stalls and displays. Entry is £10 pp (to a maximum of £30 per car) and race cards cost £2.50. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Eileen Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secretary

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Further to my last post, at 2.30pm this afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported that the preliminary Going at Buckfastleigh is now Good to Soft.

Mrs E Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secrerary

Preliminary information posted Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Clerk of the Course reported that as of this afternoon, the Going at Buckfastleigh is Good to Soft, Soft in Places. Following the February meeting, all the fences have been moved to fresh ground, as have the bends.

Mrs E Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secretary

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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The Cad’s top 10 Maiden Winners of the 2014/15 Pointing Season

Written by: The Cad 
First publishing on Jumping For Fun on Sunday 14th June 2015

This season was a vintage one for younger horses, full of really nice types that I hope will go on to success under rules or continue to move through the ranks in points. I have compiled my usual ‘top 10’ list – no doubt I will have left some potential stars out, or you will disagree with the order – but one thing is for certain – there are some real quality horses starting their careers in points at the moment. I have added some details about where the horses may be going, based on what I’ve been told/read, but if any of it is incorrect, please feel free to correct!

  1. Chap – I wasn’t at Maisemore when this one made his debut, but some shrewd judges were soon informing me of his star potential. He reportedly jumped very well, and cantered away from his rivals. I was eagerly anticipating the new point to point bumper final to see him, and he didn’t disappoint. To quicken in that fashion like he did, you have to be useful, and he beat several decent maiden winners with ease. He certainly looks graded class to me, and I understand he will be trained by Dan Skelton next season. I wish Dan all the very best with the horse, and I hope he can do very well with him.
  2. Boa Island – Won with emphatic ease at Charlton Horethorne, jumping like an old hand on his obstacle debut, having previously finished 3rd in a bumper for Stuart Crawford. Having been bought for £38,500 after his bumper run, you would expect a fairly decent run in a point, but this was impressive, and in his next start he really caught the eye. At Upcott Cross, he went with a strong early pace before taking it up around the 10th and sauntered clear, winning by about 30 lengths. Add to this that Winter Soldier, who was 2nd at Upcott has only narrowly been beaten in a bumper since, and the form has a good look to it. Boa Island did jump a little left at Upcott, and I personally think Chepstow would be an ideal starting point under rules, where I understand he will be trained by Paul Nicholls.
  3. North Hill Harvey – Debuted at Chaddesley Corbett, where he and Native Gamut poured it on with a circuit to run and duly stretched clear of their remaining rivals, until North Hill Harvey went away from 3 out, winning by around 15 lengths. Earlier on in the contest North Hill Harvey had made a significant mistake, in a race where several runners made errors, but he made up the ground after this with ease and clearly has a very decent cruising speed. The ability to burn rivals off with mid-race speed is a very useful asset to have, as shown in recent years by Denman and Un De Sceaux and whilst there is a long way to go before he reaches those levels, it will be interesting to watch him progress. I believe he will be trained by Dan Skelton next season, having been bought at the sales by Mr Kelvin-Hughes.
  4. Village Mystic – Started his racing career at Milborne St Andrew where he followed the early pace, jumping nicely until taking it up at 2 out and powering up the hill after the last. He was reminiscent of Full Shift two years before him for the same connections. The way Village Mystic travelled through the race he was clearly a very classy horse and he certainly doesnt look short of pace to my eye. I personally do not think hed have any problem winning a bumper or a 2 mile novice hurdle, and it will therefore be intriguing to see the route taken with him under rules. I understand he is now owned by Gigginstown House Stud.
  5. Bandeirantes – Came through nicely to win on debut at Larkhill back in January, where he looked to enjoy the good ground. I am uncertain why he did not run again afterwards, so I hope he is ok. What was striking about his debut victory was he appeared to be learning all the time, taking it all in, jumping superbly before quickening away at the end of the race with the minimum of fuss. Should he go under rules, he looks to me to be a horse to bring along slowly, taking the bumper route initially so as he can continue his learning curve and we see the best of him in a couple of years time. Personally, I think it would be great to see him have another couple of runs in points first.
  6. Bugsie Malone – Another to just have the one start, and in contrast to Bandeirantes, it was near the seasons end when he appeared at Bratton Down. Sadly, I was not there due to a golfing trip to Villamoura, but have since watched his race and spoke to people who were. He looks an imposing sort and appeared all set to win with ease, when sauntering around the field from 3 out to the last with the minimum of fuss. However, on hitting the front he ran around, before being straightened up and running on well to win by a neck. His jumping was at times a shade novicey and will improve with racing. I would very much like to see him in a bumper first time under rules because I think it would really help his education. Owned by Graham Roach, it may be he follows pointing winners in recent years for the same owner, Port Melon and Its A Close Call, into the stables of Paul Nicholls.
  7. Brandevin – We had to wait even later to see him, where he debuted at the second Bratton Down meeting. He was a little on his toes in the paddock pre race, but was soon settled beautifully at the back of the field in the early part of the race. As they quickened with a circuit to run, he gradually made up ground, and jumping well, came to challenge at the last before going away on the run-in to win easily. He has stamina in abundance and will learn a lot from this. The most interesting aspect of this win was that upon unsaddling, he didnt look like he would blow out a candle, and so the race did perhaps not take much out of him. He could be anything, and I think he may prove to have been very well bought. I would think a career under rules beckons, possibly with Paul Nicholls?
  8. Judge John Deed – Had just the one run, at Kingston St Mary on Easter Monday over 2m 4f. He looked the part in the paddock before-hand, and this flashy chestnut was soon jumping well, tracking the leaders before taking it up at the 8th. After a superb leap at 4 out, he looked like he was going to win with the utmost ease, but the field closed, and he was ultimately driven out to score. All 5 horses who finished behind him that day (one was disqualified) have since gone on to win maidens and so the form has a reasonable look to it. He is part-owned by Paul Nicholls, and therefore I would assume he would be trained by him next season under rules. As for a trip, its a little hard to say he doesnt look short of pace, but I think stamina ultimately won the race for him on debut, and therefore he may want 3 miles in time.
  9. Fly Du Charmil – Another horse to make just the one appearance, he won his maiden at Woodford, in a race where I would say a lot went wrong for the horse and yet he still managed to gain a win. After a fairly significant first fence error, he took a while to find his confidence and jumped little novice before drawing clear with Canopy of Stars from some way out. On touching down at the last he was at least a length down, before coming with a storming finish on the run-in to win by over a length. Beautifully bred, he has the looks to go with the page, and he will have learned plenty from that first run. He was subsequently bought for £80,000 by Highflyer at the Brightwells sales, and hopefully a promising career under rules awaits.
  10. Crosspark – Again, just the one run for this good looking horse, at Buckfastleigh in mid-March. I personally think this horse is, without doubt, the best horse trained by the Dennis family since Coome Hill, all those years ago. Well backed pre-race, he sauntered round, and despite one or two novice jumps, came there on the bridle, before going away with ease after the last. He looks to have plenty of toe and for that reason I wouldnt be in a hurry to run the horse over 3 miles in the near future if he took the rules route. Hopefully, we will see him add to his tally in due course and should he stay pointing, he is the type to rack up an unbeaten sequence.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EXMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN, SUNDAY 31st MAY 2015

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IT was about a score draw in the end between the bookmakers and punters at Bratton Down.

The bookis drew first blood when course winner Bernshaw was well beaten in the opener. He was a solid 1-2 favourite after touching 4-6. I thought he looked plenty fit enough in the preliminaries, but he was beaten a long way out. The winner, The Mystro, was second best in the market at 2-1 and lost his maiden tag in some style.

The 10-runner Restricted looked quite an open event and they went 5-2 A Real Cliché who opened at 3’s, Will Biddick’s mount ran well but nobody had any answers to Beaufort winner The Flying Doc (solid 4-1) who cruised up to the leaders on the home turn and won on the bit. She looks a decent mare and can progress from here. I backed runner-up Winter Garden (9-2 touched 5.s). This six-year-old had won nicely at Trebudannon and ran quite well in the DBS bumper at Aintree. He stays well and is one to keep an eye on for the future

Claire Hitch has done well with Minella Fifty who won an Irish point but was evidently not easy to train in the Jonjo O’Neill yard after changing hands for an enormous sum. He is in good form at present and did well to beat the useful Presentandcorrect (11-4 from 5-2) in the Ladies’ Open.

The Midnight Legend six-year-old Whataknight has gone from strength to strength this year and took his upgrading to Open class in his stride. He is a workmanlike type with plenty of speed and looks a natural to progress to better things. 5-4 did not last long and he was a solid 4-6 at the off. Wincanton hunter chase winner Parkam Jack (5-2 ), bidding for his fourth win of the season, found his 7 lbs penalty just too much. .

Favourite backers soon knew their fate in the Intermediate when Credit Crunched (2-1) ploughed through the fifth fence and unseated Johny Bailey. What About Will had found it hard to win an Intermediate since his Black Forest win in January, but looks more street wise now and drew right away under Vicky Wade up the final climb to score easily here,

The Maiden was divided on the day with declarations just one above the safety factor. The slightly quicker division went to the Kayley Woollacott mare Spendajennie (4’s out to 6’s). She had been lightly raced since I gave a favourable note to her at Wadebridge in January, but she kept on well up the hill to hold Master Max (5-4 fav touched 6-4).

The Jack Barber trained four-year-old Brandevin (evens out to 11-8 favourite) took the other division to record his trainer’s 50th win of the season. Brandevin fetched £30,000 at Brightwells Cheltenham breeze up sales last December and had a lot to live up to. He was very green and was given an exemplary quiet educational ride by Will Biddick . He probably didn’t know he was in a race until his rider asked him to quicken after the last and had a good look at the crowd as he mastered his rivals on meeting the higher ground. I expect he will finish up under rules with Paul Nicholls.

RESULTS

Results of the Exmoor meeting

VIDEO

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REPORT ON THE EXMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN, SUNDAY 31st MAY 2015

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WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

OVERNIGHT rain gave way to a cool, blustery afternoon at Bratton Down where it was business as usual with a double for the unstoppable combination of trainer Jack Barber and jockey Will Biddick.

The progressive Whataknight was given a typically patient Biddick ride to win the Men’s Open. “He was rushed off his feet for the first two miles so I had to be patient. You can’t go quick and keep going quick here,” explained the rider on the verge of securing his fourth consecutive National championship. Six-year-old Whataknight remains unbeaten in his four races this season.

Trainer Jack Barber has enjoyed a remarkable season in winning his first trainers championship, increasing his winning tally from 14 last year to 50 this season. His half century came up when Brandevin, making his racecourse debut, overcame greenness to win a section of the Maiden which was divided on the day.

Once again Biddick nursed and educated his mount from the back until swooping to lead up the final climb. “He was really green and ticks every box. There is room for improvement in him,” reported Biddick, who was enjoying his 66th winner of the season and whose career successes in the saddle had topped the 300 mark at Stratford just a few days before. Four-year-old Brandevin was purchased at the Cheltenham breeze up sales last December by Tom Malone. He is now in the ownership of Colm Donlon and Richard Webb. “He has needed time but he works well and jumps well,” said Jack Barber.

The race was marred when Jo Buck was fired into the ground when her mount Strong Hurricane fell at the second fence. Jo was concussed and spent the night in Barnstaple hospital. She was reported to have facial injuries but thankfully a scan revealed no broken bones.

Biddick’s mount Master Max was runner up in the other Maiden division won by Matt Hampton on six-year-old mare Spendajennie. Bought at the Tattersalls Derby sales as a four-year-old, the Old Vic mare is owned by Andrew and Hannah Broggio and is trained by Kayley Woollacott who described her charge as, “ A lovely madam who works and jumps well at home,” Kayley was achieving her 25th pointing winner of the season, in addition to a hunter chase.

Claire Hitch trains just a few miles from the course and saddled Minella Fifty to win the Ladies’ Open after a battle with the consistent Presentandcorrect. The winning rider, 19-year-old Charlotte Prichard, is looking forward to three months working holiday in New Zealand during the summer.

Bernshaw has proved something of a Bratton Down course specialist for the Claire Hitch stable, but could only finish third on this occasion in the Hunt race behind The Mystro. Lee Drowne, who works in the Nigel Hawke yard, sent his mount to the front at the third last before drawing right away from Father Owen. Placed over hurdles in Ireland for Mouse Morris, the winner is now with Keith Cumings, and had been knocking at the door in his English points this season.

The Flying Doc treated her nine Restricted rivals with disdain. The mare was cruising coming to the last and Robbie Henderson only had to let out an inch of rein coming up the hill to overcome A Real Cliché and Winter Garden. “She is a pocket rocket and jumped brilliantly,” confirmed the jockey. Ed Walker bought the Dr Massini seven-year-old for only 4,000 euros at Tattersalls, Ireland last August. She had scored at Didmarton on her English debut in March where she was ridden by Ed Barrett, who subsequently suffered serious injuries in a fall at the Eggesford a few weeks later.

Favourite backers soon knew their fate when long distance traveller Credit Crunched blundered and unseated Johny Bailey at the fifth fence in the Intermediate which was run in memory of Donna Kingdon. What About Will took command entering the final circuit and strode clear after the last. Neil Harris saddled the winner who was partnered by Vicky Wade for her father Keith. “He has sharpened up his jumping after his two recent Hunter chases,” said the trainer.

RESULTS

Results of the Exmoor meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

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The following photographers were at the meeting: Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), and Roger Peaple

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Sunday, 7th June 2015, Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down.

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RESULTS: EXMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AND PONY RACES– BRATTON DOWN – 31st MAY 2015

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Point-To-Point Races

Going: Good / Good to soft

Hunt race (RSM Beares & Brian Thorne & Son)

1 The Mystro (Lee Drowne)  led three out, stayed on strongly

2 Father Owen (Scott Turner) 10-1 steady hdwy from 15th, went 2nd flat

3 Bernshaw (Darren Edwards) 1-2 fav led til three out, weakend

4 ran; won by distance; 1l; 6m 10s

Owner; Duckers & Divers Club; Trainer; Keith Cumings

Restricted (Rosettes Direct)

1The Flying Doc (Robbie Henderson) 4-1  good hdwy three out, took lead flat, v. easily

2 Winter Garden (Sean Houlihan) 9-2 chased leaders, outpaced after two out, stayed on late

3 A Real Cliché (Will Biddick) 5-2 fav  led 15th til headed 150 yards out

10 ran; 1 1/2l; neck;  6m 13s

Owner; Cow Boys; Trainer; Ed Walker

Ladies’ Open (Bray Leino)

1 Minella Fifty (Charlotte Prichard) 7-4 fav led from 14th, stayed on well

2 Presentandcorrect (Laura Scott) 11-4 led/ disputed 5th til 13th, pressed leader til no extra flat

3 Fiulin (Leanda Tickle) 5-1 went third two out, not reach leaders

8 ran; 6l; 10l;  6m 11s

Owner; E & Mrs C Hitch; Trainer; Claire Hitch

Men’s Open (Moore Scarrott)

1 Whataknight (Will Biddick) 4-6 fav held up, hdwy three out, led 250 yards out, soon clear

2 Parkam Jack (Jamie Thomas) 5-2 held up, hdwy to lead after three out til headed flat

3 Right Enough (Tom Chanin) 16-1 prom, led 15th til three out, weakened

5 ran; 5l; 20l;  6m 9s

Owner; T Hamlin; M dare; J Snook; Trainer; Jack Barber

Intermediate (Ashley Farrant & the Kingdon family)

1 What About Will (Vicky Wade) 3-1 led from 14th, drew clear flat, comf

2 Way Before dawn (Leanda Tickle) 5-1 went 2nd 16th, pressed ldr, every chance til wknd flat

3 Redlynch Rock (Rob Hawker) 4-1 hdwy three out, stayed on to take 3rd close home

9 ran; 12l; 3l;  6m 11s

Owner; Keith wade; Trainer; Neil Harris

Open Maiden

Division 1(The Old Station House Inn)

1 Spendajennie (Matt Hampton) 6-1 tracked ldr from 13th, led last, drew clear flat

2 Master Max (Will Biddick) evens fav progress12th, effort & every ch two out, no extra flat

3 Derniere Dance (David Noonan) 10-1 headway three out, stayed on steadily

9 ran; 6l; 6l;  6m 19s

Owner; Andrew & Hannah Broggio; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

Division 2 (Slee Blackwell Solicitors)

1 Brandevin (Will Biddick) 11-8 fav held up, hdwy three out, quickened to lead 200 yards out

2 The Conjurer (Rob Hawker) 10-1 alwys prom, disputed lead three out til 200 yards out

3 Regular Guy (Darren Andrews) 14-1 chased leaders, 3rd at last, kept on close home

8 ran; 5l; 5l;  6m 23s

Owner; C Donlon; Trainer; Jack Barber

Pony Racing

Point to Point Pony Racing CONFIRMED RESULTS FOR THE EXMOOR HUNT AT BRATTON DOWN ON SUNDAY, 31ST MAY 2015:

138cms & Under Race at 1.00pm

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch
2. MOCKING BIRD – Alfie Godfrey
3. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament
4. BECCA WALK O’ THE WILD SIDE – Molly Landau
5. MAGIC – Honor Weatherlake
6. TALPONCIAU PERFECT PRINT – Hamish Clarke
7. JOBANKER MORNING MIST – Finn Muirhead
8. PARKHILL PLAYBOY – Joshua Brown
9. KISSY – Emily Handel
UR HELSINGTON VANETTA – Lewis McDonald

NR TOBY – Josh Craddock

148cms & under at 1.20pm

1. VADLAWALKOVER – Tamby Welch
2. CALYPSO – Ben Godfrey
3. IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong
4. COOL RUNNER – Thomas Doggrell
5. PICKMERE BOND STREET – Hamish Clarke

NR SHOTGUN MINNIE- Tyler Heard
NR SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston
NR TARKA – Michael Treneer
NR TOTAL ECLIPSE – William Cox

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Exmoor Point-To-Point entries and form, Bratton Down, Sunday 31st May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:45 Mens Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 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 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 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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