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Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross entries and form – 24th April 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:10 Confined Race
3rd 14:45 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:20 Intermediate Race
5th 15:55 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:30 Restricted Race
7th 17:05 5, 6, 7 & 8 year olds Open Maiden Race – Division 1
8th 17:40 5, 6, 7 & 8 year olds Open Maiden Race – Division 2

Going Update from Shirley Cork

24th April – Race Day

No rain overnight at the course so the ground is perfect for a good days racing. The going will be GOOD

22nd April 2016

Friday p.m. After a mornings rain the going at Stafford Cross is GOOD TO SOFT

19 April 2016

Going is now GOOD at Stafford Cross and looking hopeful for excellent racing on Sunday

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 2013/14 form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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Entries: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Sunday 10th April 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 14:10 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
4th 14:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:20 Restricted Race
6th 15:55 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
8th 17:05 Confined Race

Going Update

Thuesday 7th April 2016

Val Quick reports the official going at the moment is Soft, Heavy in Places

Tuesday 5th April 2016

John Heard Clerk of Course reports the going as Good to Soft, Soft, A Few Heavy Patches. It was dry Monday and Tuesday. 108 entries received. The Open Maiden has been split into two divisions.

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: Eggesford Point-to-Point at Upcott Cross Sunday 10 April 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

Upcott Cross near Halwill junction is the venue for next weekends Point-to-Point horse racing fixture in the Devon & Cornwall Area. With racegoers still in party mode from the Grand National the day before, they can extend their passion for horse racing by joining in on the atmosphere of the eight race card on offer here which commences at 1pm. Over 100 entries have been received with the Open Maiden race already divided.

The feature race of the day looks to be the Eggesford Champion Mixed Open race sponsored by Simpkins Edwards, with an increase of prize money to £850 this race has attracted some quality entries which include the highly rated Chapoturgeon from the Jack Barber team. Chapoturgeon has won over £120,000 in prize money when running under rules, and was recently unlucky to fall at Cheltenham when running in the Foxhunter Chase, Will Biddick should be back on board this time and will be sent off the likely favorites. Blazing Whale from Devon trainer Ed Walker’s team will be looking to take the spoils, already on a hat-trick of wins this season, which include wins at Wadebridge, Bishops Court and Great Trethew, they could prove the main challengers.

The Nigel Cant Planning-sponsored Members race opens the event in which Follow The Paint for the Heard family would be a popular winner at the family owned track. Follow The Paint has already won two of her four starts so far this season when progressing at the Wadebridge meetings under jockey Jo Buck. Fishy Story from the Stuart Sampson team could figure, having run well at the Buckfastleigh meeting before fading two out finishing fourth that day.

The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate race looks a competitive affair with many of the 15 entered having clocked up wins this season including The Flying Doc for trainer Ed Walker with a win at Didmarton and a second at Larkhill, In The Tub for Bloodstock agent Tom Malone with wins at Larkhilll and Buckfastleigh, Upto Ollie for the Sarah Pidsley team with wins at Bishops Court and Kilworthy. Sonoftheking from the Nicola Martin yard has been runner up in three Intermediates this season and is another suggestion for the short list who could go close and snatch this.

David Pipe sponsors the Open Maiden for 4,5 and 6 year olds in which the Somerset trainer Patrick Bryant’s Pyleigh Brae could run well after his second at Ston Eston,  the Jill Dennis team will be hoping County Road can improve for his third at Buckfastleigh. The Karyn Heard-trained Daylami Days is an interesting debutante with the booking of Will Biddick to ride.

The Restricted race is sponsored by TT Buildings and catching the eye is  Athreeothree from the Jack Barber team, having been knocking on the door of progressing from Maiden company and obliging by winning at Charlton Horethorne last month. Forrardon Xmoor would also look to be one of the bookies favorites, having run second at this meeting last season and was a recent Maiden winner at Buckfastleigh for the Jilly Baskerville team under jockey Vicky Wade.

The Open Maiden race for seven year olds and over has been divided with 17 entries in each. The first division sponsored by Dave Phillips bookmakers, could go the way of the Karyn Heard-trained Back In June or the Frost family’s home-bred Robin Longstride. In the second division Driving Well showed promise at the Wadebridge meetings, and Classical Milano is another debutante from the Jack Barber team who should not be overlooked. Ashgrove Kitchens have kindly sponsored the second division of the Open Maiden.

Finally closing the event is the Chris Hodgson Engineering-sponsored Confined race in which Delphi Mountain for trainer and jockey Emma Watson could follow up on their win at Ston Eston last month, with Commanche Conflict from the Alice Plume team is another to consider having won the Intermediate at the February Black Forest Lodge meeting.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.Entrance to course is £10 per person up to max £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located 2m South of Halwill junction off A3079 Postcode EX21 5AE

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Halwill Junction (1.6 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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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)

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Part 1 Somerset & Devon border

Part 2 Dorset & the rest of the area

REPORT: DART VALE & HALDON HARRIERS MEETING- 18 MARCH 2012

GRANVILLE TAYLOR GIVES HIS RACE-BY-RACE ANALYSIS

Devon & Cornwall jockeys are riding high as we reach the half way point of the season. With 14 of the scheduled 29 meetings in the area completed, West country riders stand at the head of the four main National championship titles. Will Biddick added two weekend winners to take his total to 23, but he is now being chased by Darren Edwards on 16 after Darren recorded trebles at Cothelstone and Buckfastleigh at the weekend. Jo Buck enjoyed three winners over the weekend to elevate herself to the head of the National Ladies’ title race, and Leanda Tickle and Kieron Edgar lead their respective novice rider championships at the moment.

The going was good to soft and the course was in great shape for the second and final Buckfastleigh meeting of the season

Intermediate (Connolly’s Red Mills)

My synopsis of the South Pool Intermediate run at Buckfastleigh last month read: “This could turn out to be one of the most informative intermediates of the season.” I was nearly right because that race was by far the most informative of the season with nine subsequent winners amongst the cast that day. Lucette Annie had run her usual game race on that occasion in finishing third behind the very smart pair of Keppols Hill and Penmore Mill. Her turn came here as she made all the running to put a decent field in their place. Trained by Simon Partridge at Poundsgate on behalf of Chris and Janet Hunphrey, this gutsy mare acts well on soft ground and formed part of the day’s triple winning tally of Darren Edwards.“She acts well on good or soft ground but not on the firm. She is happier going left handed really and she could go for a hunter chase,” was the trainer’s post-race summary.

Men’s Open (Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company)

Benedictus is a progressive seven-year-old and came good here at his first attempt in Open company. Jack Barber sent the chestnut to the front before half way and shook off the attentions of Joaaci at the second last after a fine display of jumping. Accurate jumping always gives a spectacular sight down the back straight at Buckfastleigh. “I kept kicking him and asking him,” reported the rider who had just been touched off on Chapoturgeon in the Christie’s Cheltenham Foxhunter two days previously. Trainer Jane Western has her sights set on one of the Intermediate finals at Cheltenham or Exeter for Benedictus.

Restricted (AGL Accountants, Kingsbridge)

Leslie Jefford’s yard has turned out a succession of winners this month and Lizzy’s Lass added to a double for the yard at Cothelstone on the previous day. All three winners were partnered by the reigning Devon & Cornwall lady champion Jo Buck. Showing a mature judgement of pace, Jo was content to bide her time and delayed her challenge until the last possible moment to head Alysia’s Flame inside the last 100 yards. “Lizzy’s Lass stays well and they played into our hands. She produced her to perfection,” said the trainer. A likeable grey, the six-year-old failed to sparkle on her seasonal debut at Great Trethew when she had just recovered from a cough, but is surely destined to win more races.

Open Maiden

Division 1 (Winston Pincombe)

Will Biddick rode a confident race on the 6-4 favourite Provo, easing his mount into contention along the far side to track the leaders King Kash and Lightening Jack. King Kash put up brave resistance, but Provo quickened past him in style after jumping the last to win convincingly. Provo is a five-year-old by Presenting trained by Richard Barber on behalf of owners Hilton and Lyn Ramseyer, “I bought him at Doncaster sales as a three-year-old (for £35,000) and like most Presentings he is taking time to mature,” said Hilton. Provo ran with promise on his only racecourse appearance in an Ascot bumper last October and missed his intended pointing debut at Charlton Horthorne last week when he pulled a shoe off. He is destined to join Paul Nicholls to go hurdling when his pointing education is complete.

Division 2 (Brookwell Supplies)

It was fitting that the Edwards family should provide Darren with one of his weekend winners. Shanann Star is trained by Darren’s father at their Wheddon Cross base and had been placed in all three of her English points. She gained reward for her consistency here at the expense of Noble Legacy and La Soie, who each shaped like staying types. Ann’s Lottery looked booked for a place until jumping left at the last, and this was probably an informative Maiden. Shanann Star showed promise in Irish points at the end of last year and was bought by current connections at Ascot sales just before Christmas. “She settled better today and would prefer better ground,” said Gordon Edwards, who may be tempted to send her summer jumping. Keiron Edgar broke a collar bone when Miss Cupcake fell at the 15

Hunt Race (Mr John Bond in memory of his late wife)

Edward Darke’s fine old servant Karinga Coin (Richard Woollacott) took up the running after the second last, but stumbled on landing over the final fence and went down narrowly to Gunpark, despite rallying near the post. “I got a bit lucky winning this,” was the modest appraisal of jockey Darren Edwards. Gunpark is trained by Sam Holdsworth for joint owners Rebecca Welch and Charlie Eyston

Ladies’ Open (Bartons Solicitors)

Ha Ho Magregor (Suzy Berry) took the measure of his sole opponent Karley as he forged two lengths clear on the run to the last. It looked plain sailing until half way up the run-in, when the 10-year-old decided he had done enough and put the brakes on, allowing Karley to sail past for victory. Ha Ho was certainly no joke for Suzy Berry, who also trains the reluctant runner-up, and was having only her second ride back following a nasty injury at Larkhill ten weeks ago. The beneficiary of Ha Ho’s antics, Karley, was giving 25-year-old Cordelia Chugg her second career winner. Pat Glenn’s gelding is from the Ed Walker yard and Cordelia combines riding out at the Ottery yard at weekends alongside her job as a Norland nanny in London.

Confined Novice Riders’ (Luscombe Maye)

Vic’s World (Bryony Frost) defeated Fier Destrier (Ben Keatley) in a match with the winner making all the running and jumping accurately. Bryony had ridden her first winner just a week ago and rode an assured race on the 10-year-old trained by her mother Nikki. “He belongs to a small syndicate we have formed called The Wellie Boot Group and as a way of encouraging owners they have three horses in training for the price of one,” explained Bryony.

South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh Preview

The old racecourse at Buckfastleigh is the location for this Sunday’s point-to-point, and with the recent hard frosts claiming several race meetings, all roads will lead to the meeting where a bumper day of action is on the cards.

A total of 150 entries have been received in all with a high class mixed open the feature race. Prior to the main card which kicks of at 12 noon, two pony races will take place at 11am and 11.20am. Many top jockeys, including Sam Twiston-Davies and Hadden Frost, have graduated from pony racing and it’s a chance to see future stars in action.

The Farriers of South Devon sponsor the opening Confined Maiden race for horses and geldings only and has attracted 15 entries.

Next up is the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate race which is a qualifier for a Hunter Chase final at Exeter on Devon Life Ladies’ Night which takes place on Tuesday, May 8. Twenty three are entered and these include Benedictus who ran well last season when a surprise 20-1 winner in an 18 runner Restricted race in a quick time. Another interesting entry is Buck’s Bond, trained by Richard Barber, looked a likely winner before unseating his rider at the second last on his only run last year.

Then there is The Westcountry Champion Chase Winners Only Mixed Open Race. Sponsored by Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co this is the Devon and Cornwall Area Classic race, and has a total prize fun of £1000. It has attracted 23 high class runners and looks to be a thrilling battle.

The prolific winner Southwestern could be looking to add to his two wins at Wadebridge already this season. He won this race here last year and is on track for another cracking season for his trainer Camilla Scott and jockey Neil Harris.

Lining up to challenge could be Chapoturgeon. He won the Jewson chase at the Cheltenham festival in 2009 when trained by Paul Nicholls who jointly owns him. He impressed again on his Hunter Chase debut when winning at Newbury last month.

For The Staff won at Chipley Park when pleasing his jockey Jo Buck making virtually all of the running. Trained by Nigel Edmonds the horse is reported to have benefited from a wind operation.

Gwanako, trained by Richard Barber, was second in the Ladies Open at Larkhill in January. He has previously won chases at Ascot and Aintree when ridden by Ruby Walsh. He is likely to be aimed at the Aintree Foxhunters this season.

Mustangsallyrally could improve on his second at Larkhill in January and Bishy Barnaby a previous course winner, needs to find his old form having disappointed his connections on his first run this season in a hunter chase at Warwick.

Wrays & Co Jewellers, Kingsbridge& Plymouth sponsor the Open Maiden Race for Mares and Fillies only. With 29 entered this race could well be split.

Co-Op Funeral Care sponsor the Confined race and 22 are entered. Alpha Native won at Ideford Arch when sent off favourite. Ballybrown had some creditable form in 2009.

PSP Insurance & Financial Solutions Limited sponsor the Restricted. This race has already been divided with 19 entered in each.

In the first division Buck’s Bond was unlucky at Larkhill when sent off the odds on favourite and was hampered and unseated his jockey Will Biddick. Battle Bridge started the season with a win at Tweseldown and followed up with a second at Black Forest Lodge to Delta Borget.

In the second division of the Restricted Blinding Lights impressed at Chipley Park with an easy win. Googoobarabajagal is progressive and worth noting.

The old racecourse at Buckfastleigh provides excellent viewing for all and has easy access off A38. Postcode TQ11 OLT

There are several trade stand, bookies, a licensed bar (with real Ale) and catering marquee serving great hot food/drinks and homemade cakes at affordable prices.

Entry fee £20 per car load £10 car/driver only £7 pedestrians.