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The scenic course location at Kilworthy near Brentor, is where the Lamerton will be hosting their Point-to-Point horse racing fixture next Sunday March 20th. This is one of the oldest courses in England where the old turf there has seen racing since 1925. There are six races on offer with a total of 83 entries and a start time of 1pm opening with the Pannell Commercials Lamerton Members’ race.

The 11 entries for this race are headed by Robin De Souza, unbeaten in four races this season for the Lifton yard of Dean Summersby. The same trainer looks to hold the key to this race with Printing Blue and Mausefalle as useful back ups

The Yvonne Watson Memorial Open Maiden has attracted 23 entries. Micky Stark and The Conjurer each ran well at Ottery and Meldon Express and Vila Cova have shown promise.

The Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open looks really competitive. Hunter chase winner Parkam Jack and the ultra consistent Kirkleigh each have to carry penalties so it would be interesting if the highly progressive Master Baker took a step up in class to test these more experienced pointers receiving weight.

Robin De Souza is also engaged in the Confined sponsored by Hunts Dawn West DevonReliable Richie and Flying Award could form the main opposition.

In the Tinhay Building Supplies Ltd restricted, Darkgesture created a favourable impression when winning at Black Forest and other Maiden winners Creative Inerta and On Alberts Head are capable of winning in this class.

The concluding Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Series qualifier has 13 entries. Ottery St Mary trainer Ed Walker is in great form and recent winners Doyen Dynamo and The Flying Doc look ready to score in this class. They will be tested by Ces Mitford-Slade’s selected of Applesolutely and Winter Soldier who look sure to progress further.

This is a fabulous family day out for all to enjoy with exciting racing at this popular picnic track on Dartmoor.

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

Course is located at Kilworthy nr Brentor. Postcode PL19 0JX


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GOING: Good to soft with soft & sticky patches

HUNT (Condy Mathias Chartered accountants)

1 Dicky Bob (Jo Buck) – 1-3 fav led 11th, clr four out, v easily
2 Miss Tiinks (Vicky Wade) 7-1 went 2nd 3 out. No impression wnr
3 Right Enough (Tom Chanin) 5-2 lost touch three out
4 ran; dist; 15l; 6m 35s
Owner; Verity Nicholls; Trainer; Verity Nicholls

RESTRICTED (Tyre Marks of Tavistock)

1 It’s All Or Nothing (David Noonan) 2-1 led after four out, stayed on well
2 Le Clo De La Londe (Jamie Thomas) 4-1 hdwy three out, no chance winner
3 Indian Dancer (Darren Edwards) 8-1 kept on one pace after three out
8 ran; 15l; 5l; 6m 31s
Owner: Rob White; Trainer: Charlotte Rowe

MIXED OPEN (Langdon Transport)

1 Lucette Annie (Darren Edwards) 4-6 fav clear from 15th, left alone two out
3 ran; Finished Alone
Owner: Janet Humphrey & Clare West; Trainer; Simon Partridge

CONFINED (Rock Inn, Yelverton)

1 Diamond Brook (Leanda Tickle) 6-4 fav prom, pressed ldr four out til led 75 yards out
2 King Kash (Jamie Thomas) 9-4 led 10th til headed last 75 yards
3 Swansbrook (Rob Hawker) 7-4 in touch til outpaced two out
4 ran; 2 1/2l; 5l; 6m 37s
Owner; The Loosemore Partners & Redwood Partnership; Trainer; Emma Loosemore

INTERMEDIATE (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Miss Gotaway (Jamie Thomas) 4-6 fav joined lrader 15th, clear three out, ran on strongly
2 Sava Bridge (Jimmy Cole) 15-2 led 12th til 15th. Kept on
3 Sunken Secret (Pippa Glanville) 15-2 led til 12th, wknd three out
4 ran; 10l; 20l; 6m 42s
Owner; Miss Audrey Goodwin; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

OPEN MAIDEN (Charles Stanley Investments)

1 Flood Tide (Darren Edwards) 7-4 fav prom, disp lead when lefr clear two out
2 Gold Relief (David Noonan) 7-1 every chance three out, hampered next & missed marker, re-traced
7 ran; Only Two Finished won by Distance 6m 59s
Owner; Mr & Mrs Dean Summersby; Trainer; Dean Summersby

Preview: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock, Saturday 4th April 2015

Written by: Donna Harris
THE Spooners & West Dartmoor host the first of two Point-to-Point horse racing fixtures in the area, to be held over the Easter weekend, with their meeting taking place on Saturday April 4th at Cherrybrook, near Tavistock. Six races are on offer which start at 1pm. They include a competitive Mixed Open, sponsored by Langdon Transport, in which entries include prolific winning mare Lucette Annie and Hunter Chase winner Double Bank. Hameldown Tor is another entry holding strong claims if following up from his win at Milborne St Andrew where jockey Rob Henderson clocked up his 100th winner. 
The Exeter Racecourse Intermediate race features, which is a qualifier for the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate Championship final Hunter Chase to be at Cheltenham on April 29th. Entries include the two Nicola Martin-trained horses According To Harry and Sonoftheking, both with a strong chance of winning here. Miss Gotaway is another suggestion, having progressed well when taking the Restricted race at Buckfastleigh under Jamie Thomas for trainer Kayley Woollacott.
The Members race is sponsored by Condy Mathias, this could see locally trained Dicky Bob make it five out of five in Point races, having won at Kilworthy two weeks ago for the Verity Nicholls team, he seems unstoppable.
Tyre Marks sponsor the Restricted race, in which the Ed Walker-trained Doyen Dynamo could follow up on his win two weeks ago at Kilworthy, when taking the Maiden race three lengths ahead of Steel Brush. On Your Max another from the Walker team, ran a good second at Larkhill recently. Lucius Fabeo and Polo The Mumm could figure if the going stays soft, for novice jockey’s Olivia Hutchings and Hannah Welch.
The Rock Inn sponsor the Confined, with Mic’s Delight possibly skipping this meeting for Mondays fixture, it will leave the door open for Diamond Brook to follow up on his second to Dicky Bob at Kilworthy. Mausefalle is another to catch the eye, after his win under jockey Darren Edwards in the Members race also at Kilworthy.
The Open Maiden race is sponsored by Charles Stanley, which closes the days event. Suggestions are Spendajennie, Arny and Mount Prospex.
The course at Cherrybrook is a popular picnic track for all the family, with on course facilities of bar, bookies, many trade stands and hot refreshments. Entrance to the course is £10 per car & driver, passengers £10 to a maximum of £30, with children under 16 free. The course is located north of Tavistock signed from A386. Postcode PL19 OLA

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Going: Good

Hunt Race: (Sponsor – Pannell Commercials)

1 Mausefalle (Darren Edwards) 5-2 led two out, stayed on strongly
2 Kawana Cove (Heidi Lewis) 10-1 alwys prominent, kept on well
3 Nomanisanisland (Jimmy Cole) 9-1 led or disputed til two out
7 ran; 3l;3l; 6m 16s
Owner M Bickell; Trainer Dean Summersby

Open Maiden Div 1: (Friends & family of Yvonne Watson )

1 Doyen Dynamo (Danny Burton) 6-4 fav held up, progress three out, challd last, ran on well
2 Steel Brush (Matt Hampton) 5-1 handy, slight lead two out, every chance last, no extra flat
3 Upto Ollie (Leanda Tickle) slight lead three out, outpaced next, stayed on closing stages
12 ran; 3l; 1/2l; 6m 18s
Owner J Dorse & M Roe; Trainer Ed Walker

Open Maiden Div 2 (Langdon Transport Ltd)

Part 1

1 Winter Soldier (John Mathias) 15-8 fav good hdwy three out, disp lead last, just got up
2 Mount Prospex (Jamie Lyttle) 4-1 held up, effort three out, disp lead from next, just held in driving finish
3 Winter Garden (Sean Houlihan) 16-1 hdwy three out, every chance next, wknd flat
9 ran; head; 6l; 6m 16s
Owner R Mitford-Slade & L Fielding-Johnson

Part 2

1 Peterbrown (Jake Bament) 7-4 fav made most, drew clear last, stayed on well
2 Arny (Danny Burton) 10-1 held up, finished strongly
3 Berrysmart (David Sansom) 10-1 late hdwy to take third flat
8 ran; 5l; 4l; 6m 26s
Owner Mrs S White; Trainer Karyn Heard

Mixed Open: (Condy Mathias)

1 Loose Preformer (Hedley Webb) 10-1 handy, went 2nd two out, strong run to lead 100 yards out
2 Double Bank (Merv Woodward) 4-6 fav led from 6th til hdd 100 yards out
3 Raffa (John Mathias) 9-2 chased leaders, went 3rd two out
8 ran; 2l; 3l; 6m 6s
Owner H Webb; Trainer H Webb

Confined: (Dawn West Devon)

1 Dicky Bob (Jo Buck) 4-5 fav with leaders throughout, slight lead two out, stayed on strongly
2 Diamond Brook (Leanda Tickle) 14-1 hdwy three out, took 2nd close home
3 King Kash (Jamie Thomas) 12-1 led/ disputed til two out, kept on
9 Ran; 1/2l; 1/2l; 6m 15s
Owner Verity Nicholls; Trainer Verity Nicholls

Restricted: (Tinhay Building Supplies Ltd)

1 Sonoftheking (Darren Edwards) 4-1 held up chall’d two out, led 150 yards out
2 Templeton (Jamie Thomas) 14-1 rapid hdwy to lead two out. looked winner til hdd last 150 yards
3 Its All Or Nothing (David Noonan) 10-1 late hdwy, stayed on well closing stages
16 ran; 1l; 1l; 6m 15s
Owner The Bradley Partnership; Trainer Nicky Martin

Intermediate: (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Minella Web (John Mathias) 13-2 effort three out, led after next, ran on well flat
2 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 7-4 fav strong run two out, took 2nd after last, not reach winner
3 Fourstar River (Ian Chanin) 5-2 improved 14th, disputed lead two out til last, no extra flat
12 ran; 3l; short head; 6m 19s
Owner RM Harvey-Bailey; Trainer Kayley Woollacott

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Preview: Spooners & West Dartmoor – Cherrybrook Sunday April 6

Point-to-Point horse racing takes place this weekend at Cherrybrook, near Tavistock, on Sunday April 6th, where the course offers a stunning view overlooking Dartmoor. Six races are on the card, with the Condy Mathias sponsored Members race starting the day at 1pm.

In the opening members race, Gorteenwood trained by Gordon Chambers, won his Restricted unchallenged in 2012, and ran second at this meeting in the same season, on his return to pointing this year, he was running well at Buckfastleigh until weaking four out, from a yard in form, he looks the likely favourite. Diamond Brook from the Emma Loosemore team, ran close at Kilworthy when less than four lengths fourth behind winner Cottage Oak. Another entry, Furmagiatt won this race last season, that day with Diamond Brook in third, but has struggled since.

Tyre Marks sponsor the Restricted, and of the 18 entries, trainer Ed Walker’s Vic’s Moll won at Milborn St Andrew under Robbie Henderson catching the leader Sutton Storm to win by a length, the mare can be quirky and if not in good spirits on the day another option could be the Richard Barber-trained Overtown Express, having won a Charleton Horethorne under Will Biddick on good to soft. Ratline Rose for the Kayley Woollacott team stayed on well to win at Wadebridge in January and followed that up with a two and a half length second to Sir Wattty.

The Mixed Open sponsored by Charles Stanley Investments, has attracted some quality horses including the progressive Welstonedruid and Kirkleigh both from leading area trainer Robert Chanin’s yard, and The Otter Club owned Hameldown Tor won this race last year and has been in the frame on all three of his starts this season including a three length second to Ravethebrave at Badbury Rings.The prolific winning mare Lucette Annie, trained by Simon Partridge, is also entered and could give jockey Darren Edwards another win to follow-up on his double at Great Trethew last weekend. Indiana Bay won this race last season under Josh Guerriero and could well be back to defend his title for trainer Jill Dennis.

Rock Inn sponsor the Confined in which Gershwinner, from the Emma Oliver team, could pick up the prize having run a close third behind Cottage Oak and Tugboat at Kilworthy, Hameldown Tor, Lucette Annie and Welstonedruid also hold an entry and could figure if switching from the Mixed Open. Notus De La Tour is an interesting entry being a previous Grade 1 Novice Chase runner-up, and could be one for the future.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race and entries include recent winners Sir Watty who won his Maiden here last season and took the Restricted at Wadebridge, The Mythologist a winner at Treborough Hill and Ston Eston, and Master Hooper a winner at Cothelstone under jockey Matthew Hampton.

The Langdon Transport sponsored Open Maiden race concludes the day’s event, and market support for the Richard Barber trained Vivant Poeme would be worth noting, he was in touch under jockey Will Biddick, until falling four out at Ston Easton two weeks ago on his debut run.

On course facilities include hot food, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands.

Entrance is £10 car & driver, £5 extra passengers.

Course is signed from A386, North of Tavistock – PL19 0LA

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Good To Soft


Hunt Race: (Sponsor – Pannell Commercials)

1 Jennys Layla (Vicky Wade) 6-4

2 Tres Bien (Jamie Thomas) 1-2 fav

2 ran; 2 1/2l;  6m 56s


Open Maiden Div 1: (Friends & family of Yvonne Watson & M A Bickell)

1 Maidstone Mercury (Ed Barrett) 8-1

2 Aah Bless (Tim Hampton) 16-1

3 Wood Park (Leo Mahon) 5-1

14 ran; 1 1/2l; short head;  6m 42s


Open Maiden Div 2 (Langdon Transport Ltd)

1 Raffa (John Mathias) 7-4 fav

2 Derniere Dance (Josh Guerriero) 9-1

3 Boymann (Conor Smith) 14-1

12 ran; 6l; 2l;  6m 45s


Mixed Open: (Condy Mathias)

1 Aitenn Thirtythree (Natale Parker) 6-1

2 Double Bank (Merv Woodward) 7-4

3 Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) 11-8 fav

8 ran; head; 1/2l;  6m 30s


Confined: (Dawn West Devon)

1 Cottage Acre (Bryony Frost) 6-1

2 Tugboat (Josh Guerriero) 2-1 fav

3 Gershwinner (Merv Woodward) 8-1

10 ran; 1 1/2l; short head; 6m 36s


Restricted: (Tinhay Building Supplies Ltd)

1 Annie Aces (Michael Heard) 14-1

2 Lord Samson (Darren Edwards) 12-1

3 Gontdevon (Tom Chanin) 7-1

15 ran;  short head; 6l;  6m 34s


Intermediate: (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 9-1

2 Thetalkinghorse (Matt Hampton) 5-4 fav

3 Brackenwood (Bryony Frost) 7-2

7 ran; 4l; 2l;  6m 46s

Preview: Lamerton Hunt, Kilworthy Sunday March 23rd

THE Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open has attracted a class field at this weekends Lamerton meeting, Kilworthy, Tavistock March 23rd. Aiteen Thirtythree is entered, having won his maiden at Larkhill in 2009, then going onto win a bumper,a novice hurdle and two chases when trained by Paul Nicholls. He lost his form in the autumn and was bought by Tracey Parker, now trained by Kevin Parker, and could well see daughter Natalie get the leg up. Also entered is Hunter Chase winner Kirkleigh, who was just denied a win by Minella Stars at Buckfastleigh, and again had to settle for second at Cothelstone. Another entry, Lucette Annie was a recent Cheltenham contender, and Double Bank could line up, having also entered in the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase only to unseat his rider at the first fence.

Over 100 entries have been received for the now seven race card which starts at 1pm with the Pannell Commercials sponsored Members race, Dean Summersby holds three of the entries of which Mausefalle, under Darren Edwards ran second behind Twyford at Cothelstone, having clocked-up two seconds on good going in Ireland he could appreciate the drying ground. Tres Bien is another to consider for jockey Heidi Lewis, the combination having travelled well at Buckfastleigh last weekend before weakening three out.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow. The first division is the Yvonne Watson Memorial race in which Wood Park under Will Biddick has hinted ability, when two lengths second at Bishops Court last season. Grey Dreams trained by Teresa Clark could also have claims, having travelled well at the recent Treborough Hill meeting before weakening three out.

In the second division of the Open Maiden, which is sponsored by Langdon Transport Ltd, Nudge The Nugget could follow up after his two seconds this season at Cothelstone and Treborough. Harrys Kap trained by Ray Alford also gets a vote after his eye catching third less than a half a length behind winner Let Me Speak at Bratton on good going in June.

The Confined race sponsored by Dawn West Devon, could see the Emma Loosemore-trained Diamond Brook improve on his third at Buckfastleigh in February, and the Katherine Northcott-trained Almail is an interesting entry, having run third in a group three race at Chantilly and won a listed race for Freddy Head at Toulouse in 2010 his new career in Pointing could be worth following, and he may make amends for his fall at Wadebridge last weekend.

Tinhay Building Supplies sponsor the Restricted, in which the two entries from Camilla Scott’s yard hold good claims, with Ladfromhighworth’s recent second at Treborough Hill having been caught near the line by Level Spirit, and stable mates Honours Insite length second to Master Hooper at Cothelstone.

The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate, is the final race of the day, this could see Minella Fifty for trainer Claire Hitch, follow up on his impressive win at Charleton Horethorne under Will Biddick. The Keith Cumings-trained Thetalkinghorse is another exciting prospect who could follow up on recent wins at Black Forest Lodge and Treborough Hill.

On course facilities include bar, hot refreshments, bookies and trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car & driver, £5 per passenger and children free.

Course is located at Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock. Postcode PL19 OJX.

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