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Rescheduled: Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 16th February 2019

Point-To-Point Authority ⭐️ Update on equine influenza at 15:45pm Tue 12 Feb ⭐️

We are pleased to announce that point-to-pointing is set to return from this weekend (16 Feb), subject to the latest requirements regarding vaccinations. Further information here:  

All nine fixtures scheduled to take place this weekend will go ahead as planned. More news – including detail on potential refunds on entries for horses now ineligible to race – can be found here:  

Update from Fixture secretary, Val Mason

The Western point to point is now provisionally rescheduled to run on Saturday 16th February. Thanks to all who have made this possible. Now we all need to cross fingers that the current problems get resolved. All entries stand as made. thank you all. Thank you to South Pool Harriers and Combined Services for allowing us to have this opportunity to run. Going report will follow after the weekend.

Point-To-Point Authority ⭐️ Update on equine influenza ⭐️

The British Horseracing Authority has this afternoon taken the decision that racing will not resume in Britain until Wednesday 13 February at the earliest.

Therefore no point-to-point fixtures will take place this weekend.

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Conditions Race
2nd 12:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Ladies Open Race
6th 14:55 Mens Open Race

Going Update from Val Mason

Friday 15th February 2019  at 16:30

Just returned from Wadebridge the clerk of the course says the going is good. amazing day expected tomorrow please all come and cheer us all on. Val If your horse cant run have a day out, bring a bottle and have a party. Everyone needs it after the last 2 weeks.

Wednesday 13th February 2019  at 10:00

The Clerk of the Course reports going this morning good with good to soft in places. A dry week due and front paddock being used – Val Mason

Thursday 7th February 2019  at 02:00

Western, Wadebridge, Sunday 10th Feb. Going update from clerk of course: Good to soft – Val Mason

Sunday 3rd February 2019 at 12:29

Spoken to the assistant clerk of the course for 10th February – going report good to soft – all snow gone. Weather lovely today and looking to improve throughout the week. Entries invited – Val Mason

20 January at 21:19

Wadebridge course prep for Western Hunt point to point 10 Feb. Fences moved and ground good to soft in places with 3 weeks to go. Will update regularly and look forward to seeing you all there – Val Mason

Note:

The Point to Point Authority advised on Thursday 7th February at 11:00

We are aware of the equine influenza outbreak and the cancellation by the British Horseracing Authority of horse racing today in Britain.

We are currently monitoring the impact on point-to-pointing and racing this weekend. More news to follow on www.pointtopoint.co.uk and on the Point-To-Point authority’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)

🚨EQUINE INFLUENZA ALERT 🚨 In the light of the cancelling of today’s race meetings, please refer to the Animal Health Trust website guidance and updates on outbreaks at https://www.aht.org.uk/disease-surveillance/equiflunet/equiflunet-for-horse-owners

Live updates can also be followed on twitter via @equiflunet

Preview extract:

The Western Hunt hosts the third meeting to be held at The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday 10th February. Six races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon.

With the huge covered barn containing on course facilities such as hot and cold refreshments and food, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. The course has excellent track side viewing to get close to the action. Entrance is £10 per person. Dogs on leads welcome. Location is The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge. Postcode PL27 7JE.

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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information:

Met Office 5 day forecast: Wadebridge, 1.3 miles from PL27 7JE

BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

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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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Entries: North Cornwall Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, Sunday 13th January 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members Race
2nd 12:05 Novice Riders Race
3rd 12:40 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:15 Restricted Race
5th 13:50 Mens Open Race
6th 14:25 Intermediate Race
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
8th 15:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

Going Updates

‪Saturday 12th January 2019 at 16:23

Saturday’s going update for the North Cornwall meeting at Wadebridge: the course had a fairly heavy shower of rain this morning which improved the surface considerably. The going remains as GOOD, but the surface is considerably more forgiving than yesterday. – Nicholas Phillips ‬

Friday 11th January 2019 at 20:24

Today’s update on the going at the North Cornwall Point to Point at Wadebridge. There’s been no change in the weather or conditions all week, so the going remains GOOD. – Nicholas Phillips

Wednesday 9th January 2019 at 16:24

Today’s update on the going at the North Cornwall Point to Point at Wadebridge is GOOD. – Nicholas Phillips

Sunday 6th January 2019 at 16:44

The North Cornwall course at Wadebridge has just been inspected by the Course Inspector, and the going has been given as GOOD.

Please remember to check your entry has been received by the entries secretary

There still are problems with the online entry system please please check with DI Kendall ( ptp sec ) your entry has registered for NCH ptp on 13th Jan. Just got back from the course and it is looking a picture – lets make sure your horse can run – Stephanie Chapman

Saturday 5th January 2019

Message from Point-to-Point Racing Company
Please be aware that we are having technical difficulties with the Online Entries system. We are working to fix this & close of entries have been extended until 2pm on Monday for all three meetings. For more info:

t.co/NNsIKBvO2C

Saturday 3rd January 2019

Work over the Xmas period has resulted in the Wadebridge course looking great ready for racing on Sunday 13th Jan. The Ladies Race has enhanced prize money plus the Big Screen relaying the racing to the shed whilst you enjoy some refreshment. Looking forward to good racing with good company

Preview extract:

The second scheduled Point-to-Point meeting to be held at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge, takes place this coming Sunday 13th January. Eight races are now on offer, with the Open Maiden race divided.  A total of 87 entries have been received. The first race is off at 11.30am

The course at Wadebridge offers a huge covered barn containing hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies, a huge tv screen, and a number of country trade stands. The parking is easily accessed along tarmac avenues, and there is good track-side viewing.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person, max £30 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Location is off the A39 west of Wadebridge. PL27 7JE.

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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information:

Met Office 5 day forecast: Wadebridge, 1.3 miles from PL27 7JE

BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: CORNWALL CLUB POINT-TO-POINT SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2018

The betting ring at Wadebridge is much different to other point-to-point courses. Our bookie friends count their winnings in comfort indoors in a huge barn.

In reality it is more than a spacious barn. Apart from the bookmakers, it includes bar and restaurant facilities (home made food and real ale), jockeys changing rooms, the weighing room, declarations rooms, and a shopping mall. All very nice when it rains.

IF there are any readers of this column (very welcome ) who have not been point-to-pointing at this Royal Cornwall Showground venue, I recommend a visit. Real value for money and you will never get your car stuck there because there are hard roads all round

So I am saying that it is a likeable place and almost a pleasure to lose money. I had a good go at that on Sunday when the finances certainly fell in the bookies favour. Only two of the seven races went to favourites.

Mic’s Delight (2’s in a place to 4-6) started the rot in the opener. The old boy ran well however to finish second to Rockinrolldixie (9-2 to 4’s). The winner was purchased in the summer by one of his joint owners Val Mason, and was well ridden on this occasion by Frenchman Nathan Vergne. The rider got the shock of his life however when his mount got down and rolled over like a playful child in the sand area on the way to the start. Monsieur Vergne, who works for the Philip Hobbs yard, had to walk his steed all the way to the start with broken reins. After that, his passage in the race was as smooth as silk, sauntering past his six opponents to win going away. Felicitations monsieur.

The Open Maiden attracted 10 runners in each division, each section providing a setback for favourite backers. Dragon De La Tour (4’s to 7-2) finally and deservedly got his head in front in the first section, beating the staying on Captain Cuckoo (solid 4’s) and Ragged Dream (16-1). Cuddle Up (20’s to 7’s) never showed, but Tarrytown (16-1) caught my eye with a promising run. I joined in the gamble on Will Biddick’s mount Rabunda (7-2 to 6-4 fav), who looked really well but clattered to the ground at the fourth.

Banco De Logos (4-6 to evens fav) looked the form horse in the other section, but was never really travelling. He could still atone. The winner Shelcomeonfortherun was easy to back (drifted to 12-1), but won impressively to give jockey David Prichard a double. A well made, long striding Flemensfirth mare with a few runs in Ireland behind her, she looks a nice prospect. Runner up Deise Gold (14’s to 12’s) is getting the hang of things, and third placed Mujadel (12’s to 8’s) is a winner in waiting.

Another lively gamble went astray when Purple N Gold (3’s in a place to 5-4 fav) faded to finish third behind the improving Double Captain (11-4) in the Ladies’ Open. The ex-David Pipe winning hurdler Purple N Gold may need to regain headgear.The winner was nicely handled by Naomi Sims and acts well on this track. Start Royal (11-2) is a pointing legend (28 wins including two hunter chases), and was a worthy runner up here.

So the punters were losing four nil, but then hit back with two winning favourites. Navanman (6-4 to 5-4) followed up his Buckfastleigh win with another game performance at the expense of second favourite Broadclyst (6’s to 6-4) in a good class Men’s Open. Broadclyst was tackling his first Open and is worth following. Honest Deed (11-2) ran a decent race to finish third.

Another jolly then went in as the Welsh trained Kensington Castle (6-4 to 5-4) scored in a tight finish in the Intermediate. In Arrears (11-4) ran extremely well to be second, but was punching above her weight here and would be of interest in a Restricted.

The Leslie Jefford trained Raddon Top (7’s to 5’s) turned in a workmanlike performance to win the Restricted and give Bryan Carver a double. Bridge of Spies (20-1) stayed on well to outrun his odds in finishing second, with the Carmarthenshire mare She’s A Gangster signalling much promise for the season (solid 5-1) in finishing third.

After my woeful punting afternoon being charitable to the layers, I managed to salvage my bus fare home thanks to Raddon Top in the lucky last.

Whatever the outcome, I really like point-to-pointing at Wadebridge.

RESULTS

Results of the Cornwall Club meeting
Report on the Cornwall 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

OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Kate Batters Photography

NEXT FIXTURES

  • Sunday 6th January 2019 Larkhill Racing Club Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8QT 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 13th January 2019 North Cornwall Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge PL27 7JE 1st Race 11.30am
  • Saturday 26th January 2019 Royal Artillery Larkhill, Amesbury, Wiltshire, SP4 8QT 1st Race 12 noon
  • Sunday 27th January 2019 Tiverton Chipley Park, Milverton,  Wellington TA21 0QY 1st Race 12 noon

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RESULTS: CORNWALL HUNT CLUB AT WADEBRIDGE SUNDAY 9TH DECEMBER 2018

Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Conditions Race Veteran & Novice Riders (Sponsor Ray Davies Foods)

1 Rockinrolldixie (Nathan Vergne) 4-1 prog four out, led last, ran on strongly
2 Mic’s Delight (Millie Wonnacott) 4-6 fav made most til joined three out, no extra flat
3 Jack The Hat (Mark Robinson) 5-2 with leaders til not quicken from three out
7 ran; 6l; 15l; 6m 5s

Open Maiden

Division 1 (Foot Anstey LLP)

1 Dragon De La Tour (David Prichard) 7-2 alwys prom, led last, stayed on well
2 Captain Cuckoo (Sam Lee) 4-1 prom, 3rd three out, kept on flat
3 Ragged Dream (Hannah Welch) 16-1 led and clear 15th, mstk next, wknd flat
10 ran; 5l; 2l; 6m 12s

Division 2 (Nare Hotel)

1 Shelcomeonfordrun (David Prichard) 12-1 hdwy 12th, 2nd three out, led next, easily
2 Deise Gold (Jake Bament) 12-1 led 8th til 12th, kept on steadily
3 Mujadel (James King) 8-1 led 13th til three out, wknd last
10 ran; 5l; 3l; 6m 7s

Ladies’ Open (R & J Trevarthen)

1 Double Captain (Naomi Sims) 11-4 hdwy 13th, led three out, comf
2 Start Royal (Izzie Marshall) 11-2 led til four out, kept on
3 Purple N Gold (Jo Supple) 6-4 fav in touch, every chance til no extra three out
4 ran; 7l; 1l; 6m 0s

Men’s Open (Moores St Wenn Ltd)

1 Navanman (Bryan Carver) 5-4 fav led/disp throughout, ran on gamely flat
2 Broadclyst (Tom Chanin) 6-4 hdwy four out, every chance last, no extra close home
3 Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 11-2 in touch, close 3rd three out, no extra flat
8 ran; 3l; 2l; 6m 8s

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Kensington Castle (Byron Moorcroft) 5-4 fav held up, led three out, easily
2 In Arrears (Darren Edwards) 11-4 disp ld 13th til 15th, every chance til no extra two out
3 Druid Spitfire (Tom Chanin) 15-8 prom til lost place 13th, kept on same pace
4 ran; 1/2l; neck; 6m 18s

Restricted (Land Promotion Group)

1 Raddon Top (Bryan Carver) 5-1 handy, led four out, stayed on well
2 Bridge Of Spies (Nathan Vergne) 20-1 in touch, 4th three out, stayed on well flat
3 She’s A Gangster (Byron Moorcroft) 5-1 effort from 15th, no extra apprg last
8 ran; 3l; 3l; 6m 6s

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Entries: Cornwall Club Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 9th December 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Conditions Race
2nd 12:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
3rd 13:10 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
4th 13:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 14:20 Mens Open Race
6th 14:55 Intermediate Race
7th 15:30 Restricted Race

Going Update from Linda Matthews

Sunday

Wadebridge is definitely on. It’s dried out nicely and the wind has dropped a lot. Going report to follow.

09:45

Preliminary going report from Nick Phillips: good to soft, soft in places. Wadebridge.

Saturday 8th December 2018 at 19:00

Report that the going at Wadebridge is good to soft, soft in places (4pm today). The course builders have been driving adjacent to the course all day with no problems. However, he is concerned that the sand has taken on a lot of water.

On Nick’s suggestion I have also spoken to the Course Inspector, Tim Dennis, and he has said that a decision cannot be made until he inspects the course tomorrow at 10am. with the Chairman of Stewards.

We will try and improve the drainage of the sand area in the morning, and put up the wings as it was too windy today. I’m sorry that we can’t be more specific at this stage but time and time again at Wadebridge we have been able to race against all odds.

I realise that some of you are travelling long distances and you need an answer but we really can’t make a decision tonight. The forecast is better in the morning all round.

21:30

The secretary has been informed that the inspection at Wadebridge tomorrow morning is just a general inspection which happens before every meeting. The Course Inspector is fairly confident that we can race as usual. We’ve had a lot of rain today but it should clear overnight.

Friday 7th December 2018 at 16:00

Nick Phillips, the Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has just sent a going report. The going is still good, good to soft in places.

Wednesday 5th December 2018 at 15:30

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has reported that the going is good, good to soft in places.

Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 16:00

Tim Dennis, the Course Inspector walked the course at Wadebridge this morning and considered the going to be GOOD. Entries close at 12.30pm tomorrow. If anyone has sent a postal entry please call me to check that I’ve received it. Linda Matthews will confirm receipt of entries by fax or email.

Friday 30th November, 15:30

Following a course inspection at Wadebridge today the Clerk of Course has reported that the going is now GOOD TO SOFT, SOFT IN PLACES. There has been heavy rain in the last 2 days. The Met Office are forecasting heavy rain on Tuesday but improving after that.

Wednesday 28th November at 16:59

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has just reported that the GOING is still GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Monday 26th November

The Clerk of the Course at Wadebridge has provided a preliminary going report. The going is good, good to soft in places, with an excellent covering of grass on old turf. The Cornwall Club Point to Point is on Sunday 9th December.

Preview extract:

The first of three Point-to-Point fixtures to be held at the Royal Cornwall Showground, takes place this coming Sunday 9th December, where the Cornwall Hunt Club stage their meeting. Seven races are on offer, with the Open Maiden race now divided, and a start time of 12 noon. Over sixty entries have been received.

With its easy access parking, track side viewing, on course bookies, bar, hot and cold refreshments inside a huge covered barn, along with a number of trade stands providing gifts for Christmas shopping, this is an event not to be missed. Entrance is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located off the A39 west of Wadebridge.Post code PL27 7JE. Check out the pointing.dc website and Facebook page for up to date entries and going changes.

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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information:

Met Office 5 day forecast: Wadebridge, 1.3 miles from PL27 7JE

BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

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Entries and form guide: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, 28th January 2018

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 Mares Maiden
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Friday 26th January 2018

3.30p.m. just come back from the course and the ground is good to soft and soft in places. Keith

Wednesday 24th January 2018

After heavy showers today, Wednesday, the ground for Sunday 28th is now soft with good to soft patches, however forecast is for little or no rain for the next 3 days so no problems envisaged Keith

Saturday 20th January 2018

All systems go for Sunday 28th 1st race 12 noon. Looking great at the moment all fences out and cut off, 4-5″ grass and the ground today was good to soft, soft in places. Trusting another good entry on its way as it does seem to be very popular. See you all then. Keith

Preview extract:

With the Point-to-Point season back in full swing, the stunning location of Chipley Park is where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host their meeting, this coming Sunday January 28th.  Set in over 90 acres of parkland this has been a popular venue since the year 2000. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon. 124 entries have been received

There are many trade stands which include a Venison and Buffalo Burger stand, Taunton Cider and Zara’s Country Accessories which could be ideal for ladies looking for Cheltenham Festival wear. Bookies, bar and hot food are available. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to £30 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads are welcome. The organisers would like to give a mention to many of the sponsors who have helped in funding the day, which include Matford Landrover, A.J.D.Nash, Pennymore Timber, John Dorse Hay & Straw, Simon & Annabel Brooks-Ward vet team, The Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton and The Keepers Cottage Kentisbere.

The course is located of the B3167 3 miles from Wellington and 1mile from Milverton. Postcode 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
(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 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Wellington, 3.4 miles from TA21 OQU

BBC Travel News: SomersetDevon;

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE ON SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018

Favourite backers were soon on the front foot at Wadebridge, with the first three jollys obliging – but all at short prices.

The form book will show that Robin De Souza (1-7 to 1-8) beat Rockabay (9’s to 10’s) by a neck in the opener, but Darren Edwards never moved a muscle on the winner and gave his useful mount the easiest possible race. To be fair, the runner-up ran well and this Alflora gelding looks capable of a maiden victory.

Mic’s Delight (5-4 to evens) made all under his owner/trainer/rider in the Novice Riders’ to follow up his December course win. Although now 14 years old, he looked superb, and retains plenty of zest. Skylander (7-2 to 3’s) chased him home with Samingarry (4’s into 7-4) doing good late work to finish third.

I am too slow / old  to rush about now so had to leave the 8-11 Sobre Tresor to the fleet of foot skirmishers. 4-9 ruled at the off in the seven-runner Ladies’ Open. Sobre Tresor duly landed his eighth win on the showground (The fondly remembered Byerley Bear won seven here from seven starts). Follow The Paint (6’s to 11-2) ranged up to the winner at the top of the hill but was shaken off round the final bend.

Two promising types went head to head in the Restricted and each looked fit and well in the paddock. Acadian (4-5 to 10-11) was marginally preferred in the market ahead of  fellow Wadebridge winner in December, Broadclyst who was cut from 5-2 to 6-4. The pair dominated the closing stages with Broadclyst proving the stronger on the climb to the judge. This is a lovely chasing type by Ask and is a must for the note book.

Despite the yard showing good form, first time blinkered Chosen Lucky was ice cold in the betting market and was allowed to drift from 4-5 to 5-4 in a tiny field for the Men’s Open. The eventual winner Supreme Danehill (solid 6-4) is a renowned stayer and plugged on in the gamest fashion under Joe Hill after a slight blemish four from home. Will Biddick’s mount Before The War (3’s into 9-4) was not disgraced in second and will be winning before long. Chosen Lucky (third)  can atone on better ground.

The ex-Dan Skelton hurdler Dragon de la Tour (7-4 fav) was all the rage in the first Maiden and did little wrong in chasing home Ruby Fool (4‘s into 5-2). The Dragon looks nailed on for a Maiden, and the Apple Tree mare Ruby Fool is no longer a bridesmaid. Richard (Ces) Mitford-Slade, who trains the home bred winner, is in such good form he could probably win with a donkey at the moment.

The other Maiden division (slower by 10 seconds) went to My King  (5’s out to 7’s) who came up the final climb better than runner up Fouroclock Fox (evens – 5-4 fav).  Joe Tickle does well with his pointers and had the ex-Nigel Hawke inmate My King looking a picture. Nikki Frost’s charge Gorcombe’s Rascal  (12’s into 5’s in a weak market) was prominent for a long way before finishing third.

There was a whisper for Connies Cross (5-2 to 7-4) in the getting out stakes, but I backed Navanman (4’s to 9-2) on the basis of his two efforts in Opens. The Two Amigos (4-6 to 4-5) proved the punters friend in the end, easily holding Navanman from a long way out.

RESULTS

Report of the North Cornwall meeting

Results of the North Cornwall meeting

VIDEO

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Live stream commentaries 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photographers at the meeting included: Kate Batters, Athwenna Irons, Marcus BathShayoleigh Dabbs and William Devlin.

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REPORT: NORTH CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE ON SUNDAY 7TH JANUARY 2018

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

“He liked the rain-washed Cornish air and smell of ploughed up soil,,,”

From a poem by Sir John Betjeman 1906-1984. This UK Poet Laureate died in the coastal village of Trebetherick, 6 miles from Wadebridge, and is buried in the churchyard there.

The chilly Cornish air on Sunday must have been manufactured in the North Pole.

Darren Edwards reached a personal landmark of 250 career winners in the saddle with a double at the North Cornwall fixture at Wadebridge.

This season had not started well for the reigning Devon & Cornwall area champion jockey with rib injuries sustained at Barbury Castle. However, sitting in the changing room after landing the Confined on The Two Amigos, Edwards said, “that makes 250 winners. I have had 223 point-to-point winners and 27 under rules”.

The popular rider had earlier steered Robin De Souza to a hands and heels victory over Rockabay in the Hunt race. The official neck verdict could have been a lot further as the long odds-on shot was nursed up the hill to the judge with plenty in hand. Dean Summersby, who trains this useful pointer for Eileen and Tony Worth, reported that the eight-year-old seems to have benefited from a recent palate operation. “I just wanted to make him stretch on the bridle”, commented the rider.

Chosen Lucky started favourite for the Summersby/Edwards combination in the Men’s Open, but could only finish third behind all the way winner Supreme Danehill (Joe Hill) and Before The War (Will Biddick). “ It’s his first run of the season and he is nothing but game. It was hard work on this tacky ground,” said the 22-year-old rider of the winner after making their four hour journey from Oxfordshire worthwhile. “He could try to repeat last year’s win in the Lord Ashton of Hyde Cup at Cocklebarrow in three weeks. “We now have him in a new syndicate called The Sunday Night Partnership – so named because we have a hell of a party with Sunday winners,” smiled the young rider.

Course specialists seem very much at home on the undulating Royal Cornwall Showground track. Sobre Tresor (Chloe Emsley) knows every inch of the track and was recording his eighth Wadebridge success in winning the Skinner’s Ladies’ Open from the mare Follow The Paint (Brodie Hampson), who was looking for her fourth course win. “I could see Brodie niggling away at the top of the hill and mine found more and went away,” said the winning rider.

Mic’s Delight gave his owner/trainer/rider Jennifer Davenport a great ride in the Novice Riders’ event. This consistent 14-year-old pointer sailed round in a generous lead to follow up his course success before Christmas. The Modbury based vet who, “does it for fun,” exclaimed that “he jumped amazingly.”

Two promising pointers clashed in the Restricted, each having won their Maidens at the previous Wadebridge fixture. It was Broadclyst who came out on top, drawing effortlessly clear of Acadian on the climb to the judge. Bought as a store by owner Sue Trump, six-year-old Broadclyst is trained by Robert Chanin and was making only his third racecourse appearance. Jockey Tom Chanin was full of praise for his mount saying. “He learnt a lot today. He is a proper chaser and sprinted away up the hill.”

Somerset based mare Ruby Fool had finished runner-up to Broadclyst here last month and duly landed her division of the Open Maiden under 26-year-old Matt Hampton who said. “She is a lovely ride and we found fresh ground on the outer.” Will Biddick’s mount Dragon de la Tour looked a big danger round the final bend, but the mare found extra after jumping the last. Home bred by Lucy Fielding-Johnson, and jointly owned and trained by her partner Richard Mitford-Slade, Ruby Fool is a half sister to their good pointer Raffa. The trainer is enjoying a golden spell at present and produced another home bred in Samuel Jackson to wins at Taunton (100-1) and Bangor recently. “Ruby Fool has been working with Samuel Jackson but needed a head start,” confided the trainer who went on to win with another ex-pointer at Taunton on Tuesday.

My King won the other Maiden for owner Danni Kenealy and trainer Joe Tickle, who had the ex-Nigel Hawke hurdler turned out to perfection for his fencing debut. The six-year-old provided a second career victory for 21-year-old jockey Kieren Buckley who rides out for the Hawke yard. My King was always holding the favourite Fouroclock Fox up the finishing hill although only half a length separated the pair on the line.

RESULTS

Results of the North Cornwall meeting

VIDEO

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Live stream commentaries 

PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photographers at the meeting included: Kate Batters, Athwenna Irons, Marcus Bath Shayoleigh Dabbs and William Devlin.

NEXT FIXTURE

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Entries: North Cornwall Point-To-Point at Wadebridge on Sunday 7th January 2018

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members Race
2nd 12:05 Club Members Race
3rd 12:40 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:15 Restricted Race
5th 13:50 Mens Open Race
6th 14:25 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 15:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
8th 15:35 Confined Race

 Going Update:

Thursday 4th January 2018

Nicholas Phillips reports the course inspector has seen the course and has called the going “Soft, Heavy patches”. There’s a little rain forecast Thursday night, but after that the forecast seems to be much drier.

Preview extract:

Point-to-Pointing gets back on track in the area next weekend when The North Cornwall host their meeting at the popular venue of The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge on Sunday 7th January. There can be few better ways to blow away the Christmas and New Year festivities, with a fabulous day at the races. There will be eight races on offer, with a start time of 11.30am. A total of 72 entries have been received.

The course offers great viewing and a huge covered barn containing Hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands, and large screen Location is off A39 West of Wadebridge PL27 7JE. Entrance is £10 per person Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. For up to date information visit the website Pointing DC and Facebook.

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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