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Entries: Spooner’s and West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, Sunday 7th April 2019

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:05 Open Maiden, Division 1 Race
3rd 14:40 Open Maiden, Division 2 Race
4th 15:10 Conditions Race
5th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
6th 16:25 Confined Race
7th 17:00 Intermediate Race
8th 17:35 Restricted Race

Going Update

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Spring has arrived and it’s the turn of the Spooners & West Dartmoor Hunt to host their meeting at the picturesque track known as Cherrybrook, near Tavistock this coming Sunday April 7th.  95 entries have been received for the eight races on offer with a start time of 1.30pm.

The course offers picturesque track-side viewing with many trade stands on offer. Hot and cold food, bar and bookies are also on offer. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Directions are signed from A386 North of Tavistock. PL19 OLA.


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.

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Race 1 – Members Race

# Dec Form Name Rating Trainer Rider
1 41p/p/44-1 BALLYVODOCK (IRE) 40+ Gordon Chambers
2 Y 46182p-12 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 39+ Dean Summersby
3 1112-21u1 DICKY BOB 45 Verity Nicholls
4 4/2f232-1u ITS ALL OR NOTHING 42 Charlotte Rowe

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 2 Walkover
2nd
3rd
4th

Preview extract

The popular local grey Dicky Bob has been entered in the opening Condy Mathias-sponsored Members race. He took this race last season here as a walkover and then went on to win the Mixed Open. Trainer Verity Nicholls has only entered him in this race here with his challengers all holding entries later in the day. Recent Kilworthy winner Ballyvodock is an eye catching new recruit for the Gordon Chambers yard, and could be the one to tackle Dicky Bob here. It’s All Or Nothing is already a three times course winner here but connections may choose the later Confined race, whilst entry Clondaw Bunny was held in second at Kilworthy to Ballyvodock, and could be another to bypass this race for the Confined.

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Race 2 – Open Maiden, Division 1 Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider
1 Y -54432 ATTACOTTI (IRE) 7/4 to 5/4 35+ Pauline Geering Matt Hampton
2 Y 042-2543 BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) C/P 7/2 to 3/1 32? Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
3 Y ff63-pp46 COTTAGE ROSE C/P 9/2 to 11/2 31 John Heard Will Biddick
4 DUNNICKS JASPER Teresa Clark
5 Y -pp ESPRESSINO 8/1 to 16/1 0 Robert Chanin Tom Chanin
6 Y 2624/p47- FLORABELL (IRE) 12/1 to 10/1 26? Ian Hambley Paul John
7 GOLLY ITS MOLLY Caroline Prouse
8 Y p/pfpf-pr HATARI (IRE) 33/1 0 Camilla Greenwood Martin McIntyre
9 Y -7pp KILMORE LAD (IRE) 16/1 to 20/1 0 Annabelle Bacon J. Cameron
10 Y *0600-pp MAD FOR ACTION (IRE) T/S 16/1 to 40/1 0 Abigail Lewis A. Lewis
11 Y *45/656-2 NEETSIDE (IRE) Evens to 6/4 33+ Jill Dennis Jake Bament
12 3/48633-p PORTERS LANE 25? Stewart Reddaway
13 *96/970- TAKE THIS WALTZ 0 Peter Doggrell
14 Y /ppfup- TOMAISIN A RI (IRE) 14/1 to 25/1 0 Nikki Frost Josh Newman
15 Y -up TREBORS TWINKLE T/S 14/1 to 25/1 0 Joe Tickle Darren Andrews
16 -3ur WESTERN WHISKEY (IRE) 23? Dean Summersby

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 11 8L 6m 22
2nd 2 Dist
3rd 3
4th

Preview extract

Two  divisions of the Open Maiden race follow, with 16 in each division. Tyre Marks Tavistock sponsor the first in which Neetside for trainer Jill Dennis stands out having finished two-lengths second to Isla’s Dream at Buckfastleigh and has the benefit of a weight allowance. Banco de Logo’s for team Summersby is another to note having finished in the frame twice this season with a second and third at the Buckfastleigh track and has had a seven week break to recover.

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Race 3 – Open Maiden, Division 2 Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Rider
1 Y f5u3p7/-p BOB ON 10/1 24? Tracy Williams Liam Trott
2 3/6R45/-4 BRANNOC (IRE) 23? Gail Heywood
3 Y /ppp53-p BROADWOOD ROBIN (IRE) 20/1 7 Julia Batho V. Webster
4 Y CHIPS FOR FREE (IRE) 6/1 Joe Tickle Will Biddick
5 /34252-p4 COULD BE BETTER (IRE) 22 Stuart Sampson
6 Y /fp-7 DEVON REDWAY (IRE) 10/1 19 Stewart Reddaway S. Kirwin
7 27443p-4 DIPLOMATICO (USA) 15 Jason Warner
8 Y *9p/200p-p HURSLTONE POINT 4/1 21+ Mark Pendarves Tom Doggerell
9 Y /pp6-5u JAZZ UP THE BEAT 16/1 16? Victoria Sleep Victoria Sleep
10 Y Rp/-u55 LACEY LIGHTFOOT 10/1 0 Leslie Jefford Alistair Harvey
11 Y 226-43p4 MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) 5/1 25 Pauline Geering Matt Hampton
12 Y /15-p6u THE ROESTONE (IRE) 10/1 25? Robert Chanin Tom Chanin
13 Y u3-p35p THESTOPPERDUNNE (IRE) T/S 6/1 29? Thomas Malone Natgan Vergne
14 Y -32 THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE) 1/2 28+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
15 pp3/pp- TIK TAK (IRE) 00? Fiona Walker
16 Y 6fpup-85 TOMB STORME (IRE) 20/1 2 Annabelle Bacon J. Cameron

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 12 5L 6m 27
2nd 8 18L
3rd 11
4th 3

Preview extract

In the second division Could Be Better (Stuart Sampson) has previous place form in Ireland, and Thewinnertakeitall for team Summersby has hinted at ability running second at Great Trethew behind Skinflint in February.

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Race 4 – Conditions Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 Y /p2p5pp-7 AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE) 33/1 34 Alice Mills S. Turner
2 Y pppu57p- CARRIGKERRY (IRE) c/p 10/1 20? Andrew Congdon Paul John
3 Y 4111/3-3f EVERY BREAKIN WAVE (IRE) 9/4 40? Claire Hitch Martin McIntyre
4 Y 322u8-585 IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 12/1 34? Lee Glanville Pippa Glanville
5 Y ppp6-53p JABOLTISKI (SPA) 12/1 34 Stuart Sampson Ben Robarts
6 Y u/p236-pp KAPOUPAKAP (FR) Hd t/s 20/1 32? Gordon Chambers Jake Bament
7 Y /2233-333 KERNEL VICTOR bl 3/1 39 Ed Walker Will Biddick
8 Y p3/1/pp-p KING OF ALCRATRAZ (IRE) 16/1 37? Roy Smith D. Pritchard
9 Y *7pppp5- LADY JAMESON (IRE) 20/1 34 Zoe Hawkins Zoe Hawkins
10 223p/pp-p MIDNIGHT MONTY 12 Bethen Childs
11 5662-5f33 O MAONLAI (IRE) 38? Hannah Welch
12 Y 75pRp-656 PETERBROWN (IRE) 40/1 32? Holly-Anne Drowne Miss H. Drowne
13 Y *34436/-23 SAFFRON WELLS c/p Evens 42 Mark Hoskins Tom Doggerell
14 Y *0p50-673 TIGER SAM (IRE) c/p 10/1 32 Laura Hurley Miss H. Stevens

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 7 10L 6m 15
2nd 3 15L
3rd 4
4th 6

Preview extract

Every Breakin Wave another out of the Claire Hitch yard, is the highest rated in the Cherrybrook Chance Conditions race  having won three races in 2017, but needs to re-kindle that form. Kernal Victor is another to stand out in the conditions race having clocked up some decent form including three Men’s Open races in 2017, trainer Ed Walker could get some improvement on his recent place form.

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Race 5 – Mixed Open Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 Y *0060/-p5 BETTY’S LANE STAR (IRE) 10.9 33/1 9 Tiffany O’Dwyer Tom Dogerell
2 /231-1113 CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) 42 Dean Summersby
3 0f339/3p-4 GOLDEN DOYEN (GER) 41 Janet Ackner
4 Y 6p341-403 KAPRICORNE (FR) 11.2 10/1 40 Rebecca Branton S. Kirwan
5 Y u111/f/12- MINELLA FIFTY (IRE) t/s 5/4 43? Claire Hitch Martin McIntyre
6 5662-5f33 O MAONLAI (IRE) 38? Hannah Welch
7 11/6upp- PERSIAN SNOW (IRE) 34? Bethen Childs
8 Y 212-11122 THE LAST BUT ONE (IRE) 12st 9/4 43 Thomas Malone Nathan Vergne
9 Y 121222-21 WHENHARRYMETSALLY 11.4 5/4 44 Keith Cumings Matt Hampton
10 1p211-611 WIND TOR 42+ Ed Walker

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 9 15L 6m 16
2nd 8
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Entries in the Barriers International-sponsored Mixed Open race include the two classy mares Wind Tor a previous course winner here for trainer Ed Walker, and recent Buckfastleigh Open winner Whenharrymetsally under jockey Matt Hampton. Also top rated geldings The Last But One for Tom Malone has good previous NH form, has taken three Points this season and finished second in a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February, he will need to defy top weight here. Also Minella Fifty (Claire Hitch) has won 11 points to date including three at Axe Vale where he won the Mixed Open last April under Will Biddick, he goes well fresh and could be the one to lead the mares home.

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Race 6 – Confined Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 Y 1434-145 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 5/1 38 Robert Chanin Tom Chanin
2 Y 46182p-12 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) c/p 2/1 39+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
3 322u8-585 IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 34? Lee Glanville
4 4/2f232-1u ITS ALL OR NOTHING 42 Charlotte Rowe
5 p3/1/pp-p KING OF ALCRATRAZ (IRE) 37? Roy Smith
6 Y 5662-5f33 O MAONLAI (IRE) t/s 8/1 38? Hannah Welch Tamby Welsh
7 Y 4p111-321 RIVER MYTH t/s 4/7 42+ Stuart Sampson Darren Andrews
8 1313-5551 TAMARSTONE (IRE) 38+ Neil McLean

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 7 10L 6m 26
2nd 1 Neck
3rd 2
4th 6

Preview extract

River Myth from the Stuart Sampson team and It’s All or Nothing (Charlotte Rowe) are ones to note in the Rock Inn-sponsored Confined race, both having won this season. River Myth took the Conditions race at Milborne St Andrew with a seven-length comfortable win under jockey Darren Andrews, and more recently two-and-a half lengths second to Navanman at Charlton Horethorne. It’s All Or Nothing won this race in 2017, and this season scored a four-length win at Buckfastleigh in February, then was an unfortunate unseat for jockey Jo Supple in the Mixed Open at Charlton Horethorne when looked to be travelling well.

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Race 7 – Intermediate Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 /312-pp223 AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 38 Ed Walker
2 Y 41p/p/44-1 BALLYVODOCK (IRE) 9/2 40+ Gordon Chambers Jake Bament
3 46182p-12 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 39+ Dean Summersby
4 Y 6222-2311 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 2/1 38+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
5 Y pf73R/-f41 COME ON JOEY (IRE) 7/1 37 Roy Smith Paul John
6 *697/211-p EARTHLY REASON (IRE) 37 Neil McLean
7 4111/3-3f EVERY BREAKIN WAVE (IRE) 40? Claire Hitch
8 Y 9/7u1-pp6 FARAWAY STAR 33/1 37 Tracey Williams Tom Doggerell
9 *7pppp5- LADY JAMESON (IRE) 34 Zoe Hawkins
10 535p/p3-1 MAHLER STYLE (IRE) 30 Alan Walter
11 1/941p-52 MICKY STARK 36 Zoe Hawkins
12 5p2p2-47 MINIM MOUSE 40 Chloe Newman
13 u32/412-p RIVER WYE 36 Alan Walter
14 Y 4u1121-42 SIXTEEN LETTERS (IRE) t/s 10/11 39 Neil McLean Will Biddick
15 Y 1313-5551 TAMARSTONE (IRE) 7/1 38+ Neil McLean D. Pritchard

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 14 6L 6m 18
2nd 2 5L
3rd 4
4th 5

Preview extract

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race which has attracted 15 entries, these include Buckfastleigh and Wadebridge winner Cloudy Music from team Summersby, he could be taken on by Kilworthy winner  Ballyvodock if trainer Gordon Chambers chooses to bypass the earlier Members race.

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Race 8 – Restricted Race

# Dec Form Name Rating TRAINERS Riders
1 21*9-523p ALICE’S STAR 35? Robert Chanin
2 p74p12-p6 BOB ALONG MAHLER (IRE) 34 Stuart Sampson
3 f2u1fp/-pp CROOKESMOOR 18 Sue Young
4 Y 1/*05-5 DR RHYTHM (IRE) 9/1 17? Keith Cumings Martin McIntyre
5 Y f533-1333 DRAGON DE LA TOUR (FR) c/p t/s 5/1 35 Neil McLean D. Pritchard
6 Y 1/790p-uu4 EARTH STORM (IRE) 10/1 34 Peter Doggrell Tom Doggrell
7 Y 466/3225-4 GOLANDER (IRE) 12/1 35 Gordon Chambers Jake Bament
8 Y 3252-31p3 KAIDEN MICHEAL (IRE) c/p 12/1 35 Stuart Sampson Darren Andrews
9 Y /f2-211 MINIMALISTIC (IRE) 1/2 38+ Nikki Frost Josh Newman
10 0/44-43132 MUJADEL (FR) 34 Teresa Clark
11 Y *85u-5122 SOUL KALIBER (IRE) t/s 4/1 36 Dean Summersby Darren Edwards
12 Y /213-pb WHO TOLD YOU t/s 6/1 35 Ed Walker Will Biddick

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 11 1L 6m 27
2nd 8 2L
3rd 9
4th 12

Preview extract

Finally up is the Active Services-sponsored Restricted race in which Minimalistic (Nikki Frost) could put up another fine performance having won at Buckfastleigh on two occasions this season, winning his maiden comfortably 15 lengths ahead of the field in February under Josh Newman, then followed that up with a win in the Members race at Kilworthy two weeks ago. He looks ready to progress and please his owners Susan & Edward Darke. Soul Kaliber (Dean Summersby) could be another winner on the board for jockey Darren Edwards, if improving on their seconds at Kilworthy and Cothelstone.

Entries: Lamerton Point-To-Point, Kilworthy, Sunday 24th March 2019

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

Going Update

Friday 23rd March 2019, at 7:58 AM

Kilworthy going update: Good to Soft. All well, the course inspector lowered two fences slightly.

17th March 2019 at 7:43 PM

Latest on Kilworthy News from the Lamerton point-to-point to be run next Sunday 24th at Kilworthy near Tavistock. The going is soft but a dry week is forecast so we are expecting good going.

13th March 2019 at 8:57 PM

Lamerton Point-to-Point at Kilworthy on Sunday 24th March. All fences finished, going good to soft, soft in places.

11th March 2019 at 2:37 PM

The Kilworthy course preparation is well underway at the Lamerton with a great team of helpers yesterday in the wind. The Lamerton ladies after completing the new open ditch enjoy well-earned lunch break.

Course Layout

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Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock is the location for next weekend’s meeting in the Devon & Cornwall area, where the Lamerton Hunt stage their event on Sunday March 24th. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 1pm. 86 entries have been received.

The course offers great track-side viewing for a fabulous family day out in the country. Picnics will be brimming with plenty of food options for those wanting to eat on course. Bar and bookies will be available, along with many trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 car & driver, £10 per passenger to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free with dogs on leads welcome. The course is located near Brentor, Tavistock PL19 0JX.


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.

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Race 1 – Members Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 Y 24/12p-21 ACADIAN (FR) 37+ Heidi Lewis L&H Racing Club L. Drowne Weight: 12-00; SP 1/3
2 1/24p44-1 BELHARBOUR TWO (IRE) 38 Heidi Lewis
3 6222-2311 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 37+ Dean Summersby
4 p111p-312 HONEST DEED (IRE) 43 Dean Summersby
5 Y 84r153-67 LE CLO DE LA LONDE (FR) 38? Emma Watson The Watson Family Miss E. Watson 12-00; SP 4/1
6 Y *85856/7p- LOUGH DERG MYSTERY(IRE) Tony Geering Mr Tony Geering & Harry Geering Mrs J. Supple 12-00; SP 9/1
7 *pf60-24p NATIVE GAMUT (IRE) 35 Heidi Lewis
8 177056-up ROCK’N GOLD 0 Heidi Lewis
9 Y 51313-555 TAMARSTONE (IRE) 36 Neil McLean Mr R. Britton, Mr J. Gardener & Mr P. Wade D. Pritchard 12-00; SP 5/1
10 *78534/-p TOKYO JAVILEX (FR) 21 Heidi Lewis

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 9 Neck 6m 24
2nd 1 3L
3rd 6
4th 5

Preview extract

Trainer Heidi Lewis has four entries in the opening Pannell Commercials-sponsored Members race, Belharbour Two won last weekend at Buckfastleigh, so may bypass this meeting. Acadian is another of the Lewis team entries who would be a short price here with the bookies, having won well at Wadebridge. They may have to tackle Cloudy Music from the Summersby yard, also a winner last weekend, should go close if turning up for a quick fire double under jockey Darren Edwards, who has just clocked up his 250th winner.

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Race 2 – Mares Open Maiden Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 Y -6u2 ARCTIC MILLEY 30+ Leslie Jefford D. Burton 6/1
2 5- ASK KATE LIZZIE 17 Dean Coleman
3 Y -5443 ATTACOTTI (IRE) 31+ Pauline Geering Jo Supple 6/4
4 Y fp/-34p2/- BLACKDOWN BABE 23 Michael Coate Kieren Buckley 20/1
5 Y ff63-pp4 COTTAGE ROSE 28+ John Heard B. Carver 10/1
6 Y p33-u223 DEISE GOLD (IRE) 33+ Jill Dennis J. Bament 4/1
7 Y -54 GREY FRONTIERES (IRE) 24? Maxwell Young J. King 6/1
8 Y *9p/200p- HURSLTONE POINT Mark Pendarves N. Lawton 6/1
9 Y /pp6-5 JAZZ UP THE BEAT 16? Victoria Sleep Victoria Sleep 12/1
10 Y p3p/p87-3 KEMICALLIE 12 Christine Gray Lucy Mager 10/1
11 535p-p3 MAHLER STYLE (IRE) 22 Alan Walter
12 Y MINELLA BEAG (IRE) Ed Walker Will Biddick 3/1
13 Y /3pp-3p STARWELD 21 Patricia Shaw P. John 25/1
14 -6 TARA SNIPE 15 Pippa Moorhouse
15 Y pf- TINKERS FLIGHT 0 Chloe Roddick Nathan Verne 10/1
16 Y 44p/4p4- UPTON FUNK (IRE) 15 Gordon Chambers Merv Woodward 14/1
17 Y 3/2p4-22 WHERE’S WILMA 34+ Michael M. Watson D. Pritchard 6/1
18 *86/pfpp- WILLALDOO 25? Leslie Jefford

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 7 1L 6m 23
2nd 3 0.5L
3rd 1
4th 17

Preview extract

Where’s Wilma will be well fancied in the Jockey Club and Langdon Transport-sponsored Mares Maiden race, after her recent second at Bishops Court for the outside raider Michael Watson, along with Jill Dennis’s Deise Gold having shown some consistent decent place form.

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Race 3 – Club Members Open Maiden Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 042-2543 BANCO DE LOGOS (FR) 32? Dean Summersby
2 /34*6p-p2 DOCTOR WONG 33 Keagan Kirkby
3 Y f5p-2 FIVE GOLD BARS (IRE) 33+ Robert Hawker Will Biddick 4/5
4 Y 0-p LUCK’S BOY 0 Melanie Dixon Tom Doggerell 8/1
5 Y 2226-43p MOUNTAIN LAS (IRE) 27 Pauline Geering Ben Jones 4/1
6 Y 5/2- NOBLE PROMISE (IRE) 27 Dean Summersby Darren Edwards 3/1
7 -5 NORMANDY SOLDIER 17 Richard Mitford-Slade
8 *80-p64 SECOND CAPTAIN (IRE) 25 Richard Mitford-Slade
9 Y *0p4p-fu4 TANGO DU ROY (IRE) 0 Ian Prichard D. Pritchard Tongue Strap; 12/1
10 Y -6 TARA SNIPE 15 Pippa Moorhouse Jake Bament 6/1
11 Y u3-p35 THESTOPPERDUNNE (IRE) 32 Thomas Malone Jo Supple Blinkers; Tongue Strap; 3/1
12 Y p/pppp-p ZAMMIA (FR) 0 Daniel Farr Mr D. Farr Blinkers; 33/1

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 3 2L 6m 27
2nd 6 4L
3rd 4
4th 5

Preview extract

Another team Summersby entry Banco de Logos looks a promising prospect with place form at the Buckfastleigh meetings and this track may suit for him to get his head in front in the PPORA and Steve Luxton & Yvonne Watson Memorial Open Maiden race.Doctor Wong(Keegan Kirby) and Five Gold Bars (Robert Hawker) have both scored seconds recently at the Charlton Horethorne track and either could prove dangerous if making the trip here.

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Race 4 – Mixed Open Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 Y 4p-143414 BALLYHOWNE (IRE) 40 Robert Chanin Will Biddick 4/1 to 6.5/1 SP
2 Y 12/231-111 CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE) 42 Dean Summersby Darren Edwards Blinkers; 6/4
3 Y 21112-21u DICKY BOB 45 Verity Nicholls Bryan Carver 1/2
4 *793330- DRY OL’PARTY Stuart Payne
5 Y 12312-213 HEANEY (IRE) 42 Claire Wonnacott Millie Wonnacott 5/1 to 7/1 SP
6 322u8-58 IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 34? Lee Glanville
7 *pu41p-11 JACK SNIPE 44+ Robert Hawker
8 11/2233-33 KERNEL VICTOR 40 Ed Walker
9 /u13112- LOCAL SHOW (IRE) 41 Sarah Humphrey
10 12-112211 NAVANMAN (iRE) 45+ John Heard
11 3/76p1-p03 SAROQUE (IRE) 41 Mrs K. R. Smith-Maxwell
12 Y 261121/2- THERE’S NO PANIC (IRE) 42 Michael Biddick Ella Orttewell Weight 11-02; 7/2 to 8/1 SP
13 *78534/-p TOKYO JAVILEX (FR) 21 Heidi Lewis

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 3 25L 6m 12
2nd 5 3L
3rd 2
4th 12

Preview extract

The feature race of the day is the Condy Mathias Mixed Open which is a qualifier for finals at both Cheltenham and Stratford in May. Local trainer Dean Summersby has entered Chosen Lucky, a winner of 11 out of his 14 starts to date , with recent wins at Wadebridge and Great Trethew, and could see Darren Edwards back on board to set the pace here. Entry Jack Snipe is the highest rated having won an Open at Badbury Rings under jockey Shane Quinlan for trainer Robert Hawker, but also holds an entry at both Milbourne St Andrew and Ston Easton this weekend. Navanman (John Heard) is another Open winner and he has clocked up four wins this season including two Mixed Opens and an Open at Charlton Horthorne two weeks ago and will need to defy top weight under regular jockey Bryan Carver, who himself rode a Hunter Chase winner at Exeter earlier this week. The combination are also entered at Milborne St Andrew on Saturday. The popular grey Dicky Bob for trainer Verity Nicholls, is already a dual course winner, and could be a likely runner to score his hat-trick at the course. He could again be partnered by young jockey Tomasina Eyston who had an early unlucky unseat last weekend at Buckfastleigh.

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Race 5 – Confined Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 Y /312-pp22 AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 39+ Ed Walker D. Burton Tongue strap; 11/10 to 2/1 SP
2 2 41p/p/44- BALLYVODOCK (IRE) Gordon Chambers Ben Jones  8/1 to 10/1 SP
3 Y /46182p-1 CLONDAW BUNNY (IRE) 37+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards 2/1 to EvFav
4 Y 1p11-3u43 HORWOOD LAD 39 Joe Tickle Kieren Buckley Cheek Pieces; Tongue Strap; 2/1 to 5/2 SP
5 Y 322u8-58 IT’S A STEAL (IRE) 34? Lee Glanville Pippa Glanville Blinkers; 8/1 to 12/1 SP
6 Y *78534/-p TOKYO JAVILEX (FR) 21 Heidi Lewis Lee Drowne 10/1 to 12/1 SP

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 2 1L 6m 22
2nd 3 2L
3rd 1
4th 6

Preview extract

Awesome Tunes for Ed Walker’s team has been progressing in the right direction and could snatch the AC Worth-sponsored Confined race with seconds at Wadebridge and Bishops Court. Clondaw Bunny looks promising having won a Restricted at Great Trethew, as is new recruit Irish import to Gordon Chambers yard Ballyvodock, with any market support worth noting.

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Race 6 – Restricted Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 1 *659-51 ACCORDINI 34+ Gareth Moore James King Tongue Strap; Evefav
2 21*9-523p ALICE’S STAR 35 Robert Chanin
3 Y 1pf73R/-f COME ON JOEY (IRE) 34? Roy Smith Paul John 16/1
4 Y f2u1fp/-p CROOKESMOOR 18 Sue Young Sioned Whittle 25/1
5 1/*05-5 DR RHYTHM (IRE) 17? Keith Cumings
6 2f533-133 DRAGON DE LA TOUR (FR) 35 Neil McLean
7 Y 3p32123-p GASK RIDGE (IRE) 36 Mary Sanderson Nick Lawton Hood; 6/1
8 21-62 GERTIES GARTER 37+ Ed Walker
9 Y 466/3225- GOLANDER (IRE) 35 Gordon Chambers Ben Jones 9/1
10 -31 HON THE DJ (IRE) 34+ Jonathan Farrelly
11 Y pp3r1p-p MASSINI’S BLADE (IRE) 34? Michael M. Watson D. Pritchard 33/1
12 93RR0-f1 MATTS LEGACY (IRE) 35+ Luke Price
13 Y /1pp3p-12 MY KING (FR) 35+ Joe Tickle Kieren Buckley 7/2
14 Y *pf60-24p NATIVE GAMUT (IRE) 35 Heidi Lewis Heidi Lewis 8/1
15 Y *485u-512 SOUL KALIBER (IRE) 36+ Dean Summersby Darren Edwards Tongue Strap; 9/4

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 3 5L 6m 26
2nd 15 3L
3rd 7
4th 14

Preview extract

Accordini won well under jockey James King at Howick in February, and is a suggestion in the Tinhay Building Supplies-sponsored Restricted race. Soul Kaliber,another out of Dean Summersby’s yard looks progressive and could follow up on his three-quarter length win at Bishops Court followed by a second to Manofmanywords at Cothelstone last weekend if not finding this race comes too soon.

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Race 7 – Intermediate Race

# Dec. Form Name Rating TRAINERS Owner Rider Notes
1 24/12p-21 ACADIAN (FR) 37+ Heidi Lewis
2 /312-pp22 AWESOME TUNES (IRE) 39+ Ed Walker
3 5p624-pp BALLYCASH (IRE) 35 Ben Clarke
4 Y 5-up2143 BRIDGE OF SPIES (IRE) 38 George Beilby Nick Lawton Cheek Pieces; 5/2
5 6222-2311 CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE) 37+ Dean Summersby
6 Y 41p2-133p DRUID SPITFIRE 37 Robert Chanin Bryan Carver Cheek Pieces; 6/1
7 Withdrawn /3/31/12-6 EMPEROR RENARD (IRE) 38 Marie McGuiness
8 Y 0p/3p-2pu MR MICHANDA (IRE) 33? Sarah Tickle Nathan Verge 12/1
9 Y 24u1121-4 SIXTEEN LETTERS (IRE) 37 Neil McLean Darren Edwards Tongue Strap; 7/2
10 51313-555 TAMARSTONE (IRE) 36 Neil McLean
11 Y -11 TUFF NANO (IRE) 38+ Teresa Clark Will Biddick 4/7

Results

Place Number Distances Time
1st 11 Neck 6m 23
2nd 9
3rd
4th

Preview extract

Finally up is the Equafleece-sponsored Intermediate race in which Tuff Nano, under jockey Will Biddick could make the most of her mares weight allowance and get her head in front again for trainer Teresa Clark. Bridge Of Spies is another likely to be high in the betting after his head Restricted win at Wadebridge under jockey Nick Lawton, and third to recent Hunter Chase winner In Arrears when they met at the Bishops Court Meeting.

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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.

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Entries and form guide: Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross, Sunday 29th April 2018

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 Conditions Race
6th 16:30 Restricted Race
7th 17:05 Open Maiden 4, 5, 6 & 7 year olds Race, Division 1
8th 17:40 Open Maiden 4, 5, 6 & 7 year olds Race, Division 2

Going Update

Thursday 26th April 2018 at 20:00

The Stafford Cross course is looking very good and the going is Good tonight.

Thursday 19th April 2018 at 06:30

The Stafford Cross going is soft heavy in places. With just over a week to go its looking good for the Axe Vale. The course has been slightly altered and now has only 1 down hill jump and now With 19 jumps.

Preview extract:

The Axe Vale meeting on Sunday 29th April will be held at Stafford Cross, Seaton and has attracted 120 entries for their now eight race card with the Open Maiden race already divided. Pony racing which is sponsored by Bruckland Livery heads up the action at 12 noon. Followed by the main card at 1.30pm.

The flat track at Stafford Cross offers good trackside viewing, hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car with children under 16 free. Location is off A3052 20mins from M5 junction 30 – EX24 6HZ.

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.

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Entries: Lamerton Point-To-Point, Kilworthy, 25th March 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 15:20 Restricted Race
6th 15:55 Intermediate Race

Going Update

Saturday 24th March

Following persistent rain today the going at Kilworthy is now heavy as of 18:54.

The secretary reports that the Kilworthy going is now Soft and everything looking good for the Lamerton Point-To-Point tomorrow

Thursday 22nd March

Latest going at Kilworthy- soft , good to soft in places.

Tuesday 20th March

Latest Kilworthy going report- Soft and drying nicely.

Monday 19th March

We have been working on the course today and the snow has all gone. The ground has been drying all day and wings will be going up tomorrow. We will keep you updated.

Sunday 18 March at 16:40

Latest update on Kilworthy. A drying day yesterday, a light covering of snow today if that goes away tomorrow Tuesday is dry so looking good.

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Preview extract:

After several weeks of wet and snowy conditions, Point-to-Point racing looks to be back on track in the Devon & Cornwall Area, when this weekend it’s the turn of the Lamerton to host their event at Kilworthy, near Brentor, Tavistock on Sunday March 25th . Six races are on offer with the first off at 1pm. Over 100 entries have been received.

The course offers a great location for a family day out. On course facilities include bar, bookies, hot and cold refreshments and plenty of trade stands.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person maximum £30 per car with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located at Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock. PL19 0JX

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.

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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.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP: BISHOPS COURT RACING CLUB AT BISHOPS COURT, OTTERY ST MARY 20TH NOVEMBER 2017

 Written by Granville Taylor

I cannot remember an earlier start to a British pointing season. Old timers will recall the days we had to wait until February, but the autumn weather did its best to welcome us to the excellent venue of Ottery St Mary.

So pleasant weather, lovely surroundings and softish ground put a smile on most peoples’ faces, not to mention four out of six winning favourites.

They went 7-2 the field as the flag went down for the 12-runner opener over two and a half miles with the eventual jolly having been cut from an opening show of 5’s. This was the well made six-year-old The Kings Writ, sweating a little but immaculately turned out as usual by Kayley Woollacott. The gelding’s hurdling experience, coupled with fitness saw Josh Newman’s mount pulling away from his rivals in the home straight to score by six lengths. Runner up Danseur du Large (steady ay 5’s) and third placed It Has To Be ( 6’s out to 8’s) look sure to atone before long. Two gambles came unstuck here; Gundahar (20’s to 10’) looked fit but faded to finish seventh and Mystic Court (10’s to 5’s) hit the deck at the fourth when leading.

Colorado Doc landed odds of 4-5 in the Conditions race (touched 4-6 and evens in a place). The six-year-old was given a positive front running ride by Bradley Gibbs and never looked like being caught. War Path (8’s touched 9’s) stayed on well to get within shouting distance of the winner. Mic’s Delight (4’s to 5’s) will be better for the race and Silver Token (14’s touched 16’s) gave a splendid introduction to point-to-pointing to 16-year-old Connor Brace in finishing fourth.

Doc Cody (13-8 out to 9-4) completed a double for David Brace and Bradley Gibbs in the Restricted. The relative generosity of the winner’s SP was due to substantial support for fellow Welsh traveller Champione (3’ to evens), a come back ride after three years absence for top point-to-point jockey Nick Williams. After taking the lead approaching the spinney, Nick’s mount stopped quickly before the second last and was pulled up. Minella Mojo (7’s out to 10’s) chased the winner home and can find a Restricted before long. The triple bumper winner Ghost River (solid 3’s) was well beaten when pulled up at the last but is surely capable of better.

The Mixed Open looked a decent race which went to the heavily backed Rutland based favourite Top Wood. “Our first bet was £600-100”, a leading layer told me before the useful ex-chaser was forced down to 2-1 at the off. Kelly Morgan’s charge, who escaped all the penalties for this race, was given a good ride by Sam Davies-Thomas to skate home by eight lengths. William Money (7-2 from 6’s) chased the winner home (what price his young jockey Connor Brace for the Novices title?). The Wealerdealer ( 3’s from 7-2’s) came from off the pace to finish third whilst fourth home The Dapper Fox (12’s to 10’s) came from the next parish to finish with a flourish (probably looking for Black Forest Lodge). He can score again with more positive handling.  Of the unplaced horses, the ex-Paul Nicholls trained Keltus couldn’t find a friend in the market (2-1 out to 6-1), and Warwick hunter chase winner Poole Master (5’s out to 10’s) couldn’t get in the race after a bad mistake at half way.

By this time the punters were baying for more blood and duly got it as the bold jumping Pointview Gale (9-4 fav from opening 7-4) sailed home in the three miles Maiden to give Josh Newman and trainer Kayley Woollacott their double. He can win again when upped in class. Druid Spitfire (5’s to 4’s) was chasing the winner when coming down at the penultimate and should find a Maiden this season.

The Welsh faces got it wrong in the last. They went for Desert Roe (9-4 to 6-4 fav). but it was the consistent Moreece (9-2 out to 11-2) who took the prize back over the bridge in the hands of Will Biddick.  Runner up Creative Inerta (4’s out to 11-2) will be better for this run. He weakened from two out to finish 20 lengths second.

One of the most heartening sights of the day was to see leading bookie Mike Smith at Ottery after his recovery from serious illness. He will soon be counting his money again.

REPORT: BISHOPS COURT RACING CLUB POINT-TO-POINT AT BISHOPS COURT, OTTERY ST MARY 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR 

Dull November brings the blast, when the leaves are whirling fast” – from the poem The Garden Year by Sara Coleridge 1802 – 1852: She was the only daughter of one of the most famous English poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who was born at Ottery St Mary in 1772. He died in 1834 so didn’t get to watch any point-to-points at Bishops Court just outside the town, which opened in 1979.

Actually, very pleasant mild Autumn weather prevailed as the Devon & Cornwall area opened the new British point-to-point season at Ottery on softish ground before a sizeable crowd. The afternoon featured riding doubles for Josh Newman and Bradley Gibbs, plus training doubles for Kayley Woollacott and David Brace.

Newman took the opening two and a half miles Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds with a comfortable win on board ex-hurdler The Kings Writ. This rangy six-year-old is owned by David and Steph Stevens and is now in the yard of trainer Kayley Woollacott. “This is one of the couple I nicked off Richard (Woollacott). He was a bit bouncy but outjumped his rivals,” commented the trainer, who confirmed that 25-year-old Josh Newman, a Cheltenham festival winning rider on Midnight Prayer in the 2014 National Hunt Chase, will have the stable rides this season.

It didn’t take long for the successful trainer/rider combination to follow up, thanks to a sound display of jumping from Pointview Gale in winning the three miles Open Maiden. This sturdy ex-Irish gelding drew right away from his opponents after his nearest pursuer Druid Spitfire fell at the second last fence. The eight-year-old runs in the colours of Kayley’s father Martyn and stepmother Nicky Jones.  “He jumped his way there and all he does is jump and gallop,” remarked the Rose Ash trainer.

Welsh pointers invariably do well at the early season Devon & Cornwall meetings, and the enforced late switch of this traditional opening fixture from Black Forest Lodge to Ottery St Mary, proved no exception. Colorado Doc (Conditions Race) and Doc Cody (Restricted) each rewarded supporters from over the Severn Bridge in the hands of 25-year-old jockey Bradley Gibbs. These promising six-year- olds are owned and trained by their Pyle, Bridgend based breeder David Brace. Colorado Doc was given a positive front running ride to hold off fellow Welsh traveller War Path (Hannah Lewis) in the quickest time of the day. “He ran a bit freely early on but is a nice young horse who could have the Dunraven Bowl at Chepstow as his target.” said David Brace, who stood the sire of the winning pair, the now deceased Dr Massini.  The Dunraven Bowl hunter chase is sponsored by the winning owner who went on to take the Restricted with his equally talented six-year-old Doc Cody.

The well backed favourite Champione proved a disappointing come back ride for Nick Williams in this event, in which four of the seven-strong field held Welsh certificates. Doc Cody was sent on by Bradley Gibbs two out, and readily drew clear of the only other finisher Minella Mojo round the final bend.  “Doc Cody’s dam Brydferth Ddu, which means Black Beauty, won a Maiden for us and has also bred our winning pointer Bob The Butcher,” explained the owner.

Will Biddick has been playing down his chances of adding to his six Men’s National titles, but quickly got on the scoreboard for the new season as Moreece strode clear to take the Exeter racecourse Intermediate qualifier.

This was yet another Welsh success, since the winner hails from the Pyle yard of Jonathan Lean. “He is only 15.2 but is a little dynamite we had out of Tim Vaughan’s yard,” said owner Sherree Lean, who has her eye on one of the Intermediate finals later in the season.

Top Wood was formerly a useful performer having won over hurdles and fences  for David Pipe, and justified strong market support for new connections to win a decent 12–runner Mixed Open. The winner shook off the attentions of runner up William Money, a second ever race ride for 16-year-old Connor Brace, to score convincingly in the end. The Wealerdealer and The Dapper Fox caught the eye here, staying on well from impossible positions in the closing stages.

Ten-year-old Top Wood is now owned by Johny Weatherby, having been purchased for £15,000 at Ascot sales earlier this year. He is now one of four pointers in the care of Kelly Morgan near Oakham, Rutland. “The change of scenery has probably helped. He can be very keen but a bit quirky and he settled and jumped exceptionally today,” reported the East Midlands based trainer. Talented rider 25-year-old Sam Davies-Thomas, pupil assistant to Dan Skelton, had the mount on the winner.

RESULTS

Results of the Bishops Court Racing Club meeting

VIDEO

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RESULTS: BISHOPS COURT RACING CLUB POINT-TO-POINT AT OTTERY ST MARY 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

Going; Good to soft, soft in places

 

Open Maiden 4 TO 6 Year olds only;  Two miles and a half (Sponsor; Gingerland Livery Ltd)

1 The Kings Writ (Josh Newman) 7-2 fav disp lead five out, took lead apprg last, ran on well

2 Danseur Du Large (Will Biddick) 5-1 hdwy to 3rd three out, fin well but not reach leader

3 It Has To be (Ed Henderson) 8-1 prom, disp lead five out, every chance til no extra apprg last, promising

12 ran; 6l; short head; 5 m 30s

Owner; David & Steph Stevens; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

 

Conditions Race (Best Western Tiverton)

1 Colorado Doc (Bradley Gibbs) 4-5 fav made all, 20l clear 14th, held on well

2 War Path (Hannah Lewis) 8-1 chased leaders, went 2nd three out, stayed on strongly

3 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) 5-1 midfield, went 3rd two out

11 ran; 3 1/2l; 6l;  6m 20s

Owner; David Brace; Trainer; David Brace

 

Restricted (Ladies of the Hunt)

1 Doc Cody (Bradley Gibbs) 9-4 progress 9th, mstk 13th, effort to slight lead two out, clear last, comf

2 Minella Mojo (Tom Chanin) 10-1 with leaders, led after 13th, every chance til outpaced by winner apprg last, fair effort

7 ran, only two finished; 7l 6m 37s

Owner; David Brace; Trainer; David Brace

 

Mixed Open (Heltor)

1 Top Wood (Sam Davies-Thomas) 2-1 fav good hdwy 13th, led four out, clear two out, easily

2 William Money (Connor Brace) 7-2 prom, led 14th no extra from three out, fair effort

3 The Wealerdealer (Lorcan Williams) 3-1 held up in rear, good late hdwy, not reach leaders

12 ran; 8l; 10l;  6m 21s

Owner; Johny Weatherby; Trainer; Kelly Morgan

 

Open Maiden (A & S Paving. Barnstaple Cross, Crediton)

1 Pointview Gale (Josh Newman) 9-4 fav handy, jumped well, led 13th, left clr two out

2 Ruby Fool (Jake Bament) 6-1 in touch, 3rd four out, left 2nd two out, not reach winner

3 Wilco (Sam Lee) 7-1 in touch til grad wknd three out

9 ran; 25l; 5l;  6m 41s

Owner; Martyn & Nicky Jones; Trainer; Kayley Woollacott

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Moreece (Will Biddick) 11-2 alwys prom, drew clr apprg last, comf

2 Creative Inerta (Darren Andrews) 11-2 handy, every chance til wknd apprg last

3 The Lizard King (Darren Edwards) 5-1 prom, mstk two out

5 ran; 20l;10l;  6m 32s

Owner; Sherree Lean; Trainer; Jonathan Lean

 

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Entries: Bishops Court Racing Club Point-To-Point, Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, Sunday 19th November 2017

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 noon 4, 5 & 6 yr old Open Maiden Race
2nd 12:35 Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted Race
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Open Maiden Race
6th 14:55 Intermediate Race

Going Update

Saturday 18th November 2017

‪Updated going report for the Bishops Court Racing Club Point-To-Point tomorrow. No change still Good to Soft, Soft in Places. Sunshine last 2 days, today overcast but no rain.

Wednesday 15th November 2017

Bishops Court Wednesday going update. Course inspection today and it is still GOOD TO SOFT , SOFT IN PLACES. No reported problems, so see you all on Sunday.

Sunday 12th November 2017

Bishops Court going as of Sunday afternoon: Good to Soft, Soft in places. No problems with course , forecast is for a drying week.

Friday 10th November 2017

Linda Courtney provided the following Bishops Court update. Going is Good to Softtoday Friday 10th November 2017. Linda will provide a further update on Sunday and again next week when Course Inspector has been.

Preview extract:

THE wait is over for Point-to-Point enthusiast as the first meeting of the new season takes place at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary this coming Sunday 19th November. Owners of the course, Andrew & Delia Carter, came to the rescue in providing their land as an alternative venue to the Black Forest Lodge track, which was sold late this summer. The meeting is hosted by The Bishops Court Racing Club.

This track offers a stunning location, providing a fabulous day out for all the family to enjoy the start of the new season. On course facilities include bar offering cask ale provided by Exe Valley Brewery, homemade food including burgers and sausages from Silverton Butchers, bookies, and many trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Pedestrians £10, Children under 16 free.

Location is at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary (EX11 1RJ).

For a free fixture list send and SAE to Claire Hitch, Barn Lane Farm, Stoke Rivers, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 7LD.

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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