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Lamerton Point-To-Point entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race, 1st Division
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden Race, 2nd Division
4th 14:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:20 Confined Race
6th 15:55 Restricted Race
7th 16:30 Intermediate 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 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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REPORT: DULVERTON FARMERS AT TREBOROUGH HILL SUNDAY 9th MARCH

ROBBIE HENDERSON took a strong grip on the Devon & Cornwall jockeys championship with three winners at Treborough Hill, where the ground was predominantly good. This was the first treble of the 24-year-old rider’s career.

Two of his winners, The Mythologist and Glacial Oscar, wore the colours of his parents Guy and Sophie and were saddled by his father who trains the family pointers near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Six-year-old The Mythologist won the two and a half miles Maiden with consummate ease to set the ball rolling. “I thought he was still a bit heavy and he will come on for this,” said the trainer.

Bloodstock agent Tom Malone, who had sourced the gelding for the Hendersons at Cheltenham sales in January after he had finished runner up in a good Irish Maiden, was more bullish. “This horse is different class and will go on to better things,” said Malone confidently. The Mythologist has an interesting pedigree which looks more like flat breeding. He is by the Derby winner Motivator and his dam traces back to the Queen’s classic winner Highclere. Put The Mythologist into your notebooks.

It was a similar story behind the success of Glacial Oscar in the three miles Maiden. This strong topped gelding quickly strode clear when Robbie Henderson unleashed him in the home straight to score by 20 lengths. This time Malone had snapped him up for his current connections after a promising effort on his third racecourse appearance in Ireland six weeks ago. “He had a rough journey in that bad weather over the Irish Sea and has taken time to recover,” said Guy Henderson. Robbie was equally complimentary about this six-year-old. “No problems at all and he will improve a lot”, commented the jockey.

It was slightly harder work for the in-form rider in getting Level Spirit home in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. “He was keen early and is learning to settle,” said the jockey after his mount had mastered Ladfromhighworth in the closing stages. The Ed Walker trained Level Spirit, who had returned from a year off to win at Black Forest Lodge last month, sparked off a party atmosphere generated by his owners The Otter Club. This six-strong syndicate was soon making plans to celebrate their victory and combining it with a toast to baby Daisy, who was added to the Walker / Gundry  household last Friday. Congratulations to Polly and Ed.

The same connections went very close to winning the four miles Mixed Open when Hameldown Tor (Robbie Henderson) was caught in the last few strides by Gone to Lunch (Laura Scott). A great servant for owner Gary Lever, 14-year-old Gone to Lunch is trained by Camilla Scott just a few miles from the course. He had made relentless progress all the way up the home straight to prevail by a neck. “We didn’t think he was 100% fit. He had cut himself and needed stitches for an eight inch gash at Badbury Rings last season. Laura comes home from her studies at Cirencester at weekends to ride out,” reported Jeremy Scott, who was taking pre-Cheltenham time off from farm duties to help out.

Thetalkinghorse confirmed the good impression he had created at the Mid Devon  with a smooth success in the 11-runner Restricted. The Welsh challenger Lemonade Jack made most of the running, but Thetalkinghorse said goodbye to him when sweeping to the front two out. A blunder at the last was shrugged aside as a prelude to a 12 lengths victory. This Presenting six-year-old is owned by Hannah Broggio and Janet Cumings. He is stabled with Keith Cumings at Bishops Nympton and turned out to perfection as usual. “He has also improved for the better ground,” explained winning rider Matthew Hampton who works full time for Victor Dartnall.

The majority of races attracted good sized fields, but only four went to post for the Confined which featured a third career success for 21-year-old Natalie Parker on board Dashing John. The winner, owned jointly by the rider’s mother Tracy and Audreyc Manners, drew clear of Checkerboard two out to score by 20 lengths.

Although only five, BabenyBridge was winning the fourth race of his career in the Hunt race. This progressive gelding led from the fourth fence and held off the persistent challenge of Debs Dasher. “He hung a bit and will probably have a rest now,” reported winning 20-year-old jockey Lizzie Kelly who has caught the eye on her limited opportunities under rules this winter.

MONEY TALKS

Renowned stayer KING OF THE ROAD looked good each way material in the Four Miles Open and was backed from 10-1 into 7’s. He made much of the early running but was done with half a mile out. He had run a sound race at Badbury Rings recently but this was not one of his going days.

HAMELDOWN TOR’S good efforts behind Certain Flight and Ravethebrave in his previous outings this season was the best form on offer in the four-miler. Bookies took no chances with Ed Walker’s gelding and he was tight at 5-4 and 11-10. In the event he went down with all guns blazing as he was collared by GONE TO LUNCH in the shadow of the post. The Scott trained veteran was given a dream ride by Laura Scott after finding no friends in the ring (6-4 out to 7-2).

On a lesser scale there was money from Welsh faces for NIMBUS LAD in the two and a half miles Maiden. His previous Irish form was fairly modest but he was far from disgraced behind THE MYTHOLOGIST here having been supported from 10’s to 6’s

ANGER MANAGEMENT looked really fit and it was no surprise to see punters piling in to the former bumper winner. Backed from 12-1 into 4-1 he shot off like a train, but failed to see out the trip and was eventually pulled up. He would be of interest on a sharper track

RESULTS

Results of the Dulverton Farmers meeting

VIDEO

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Bath Photographic (Marcus Bath), Equus Prints (Stephen Wensley), Helen StonemanRichard Hill Photography, Sara RaynorSporting Prints (Alun Sedgemore) and Tim Holt

NEXT WEEKEND’S FIXTURES

Saturday 15th March, Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge
Sunday 16th March, Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh

DULVERTON FARMERS – RESULTS

Hunt Race (Yeo Barton Bloodstock)

1 BabenyBridge ( Lizzie Kelly) 1-2 fav

2  Debs Dasher (Jamie Thomas) 2-1

3 ran; only two finished; 4l;;6 mins 43 secs

 

Open Maiden 4 to 7 year olds only 2m 4f (Great Bradley Estate)

1 The Mythologist (Robbie Henderson) 9-4 fav

2 Nimbus Lad (Matthew barber) 6-1

3 Beaujolais Bob (Rob Hawker) 8-1

11 ran; 6l; 12l;  5m 29s

 

Confined (The Ladies of the Hunt)

1 Dashing John (Natalie Parker) 6-4

2 Checkerboard (Kayley Woollacott) 4-1

3 Getaway Driver Michael Legg) 8-1

4 ran; 20l; 4l;  7m 5s

 

Mixed Open 4 miles (Fallen Stock Company)

1 Gone to Lunch (Laura Scott) 7-2

2 Hameldown Tor (Robbie Henderson) 11-10 fav

3 Iron Chancellor (Michael Legg) 5-1

8 ran; Neck; 12l;  9m 19s

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Level Spirit (Robbie Henderson) 3-1

2 Ladfromhighworth (Vicky Wade) 4-1

3 Molly Oscar (Rob Hawker) 4-1

13 ran; 2l; 3l;  6m 44s

 

Restricted (Tom Malone Bloodstock Agent)

1 Thetalkinghorse (Matt Hampton) 9-4

2 Lemonade Jack (Tom David) 6-1

3 Lord Samson (Jamie Bargary) 6-1

11 ran; 12l; 10l;  6m 46s

 

Open Maiden (Winston Pincombe Land Rovers)

1 Glacial Oscar (Robbie Henderson) 5-2 jt fav

2 Nudge The Nugget (David Noonan) 7-1

3 Grey Dream (Ceiran Gethings) 9-1

14 ran; 20l; 3 1/2l;  6m 55s

Dulverton Farmers entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:30 Members Race
2nd 13:05 2m4f Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:40 Confined Race
4th 14:15 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:55 Intermediate Race
6th 15:30 Restricted Race
7th 16:05 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 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Preview: Dulverton Farmers – Treborough Hill Sunday 9th March

THE Dulverton Farmers Point-to-Point takes place this coming weekend, Sunday 9th March, at the picturesque venue of Treborough Hill on Exmoor. To add to the scenic views, once again, organizers will be providing a huge screen for optimum viewing of the horses in action.

With 85 entries received for the seven race card, a great day of racing is in store. The opening Members race, sponsored by Yeo Barton Bloodstock, heads up the action at 12.30pm. This race could see the progressive five year old, Babeny Bridge, from the Jane Williams team, follow up on his recent second at Chipley Park and first at Buckfastleigh, he will have to contend with Deb’s Dasher, out of reigning area champion trainer Kayley Woollacott‘s yard, he won this race last season and goes well fresh.

In the Great Bradley Estate sponsored 2m4f Open Maiden, The Mythologist could be another winner for jockey Robbie Henderson, now trained by father Guy, the horse ran second in a Point-to-Point in Ireland in December on heavy ground.

The Ladies of the Chipstable & Dulverton Farmers Hunt sponsor the Confined, in which Checkerboard could give trainer/jockey Kayley Woollacott a season win, Dashing John could be the one to deny them, having run second here last season under jockey Natalie Parker.

Of the eleven entered in the Fallen Stock Company sponsored Mixed Open, the two Ed Walker horses look hard to oppose, Blazing Whale having recently clocked up two Point wins and a third in a Hunter Chase at Leicester, and Hameldown Tor looking to follow up on his three length second behind Ravethebrave at Badbury Rings. Another entry is the 14 year-old Gone To Lunch, having eight Point wins including a Coronation cup and eight National Hunt wins and two seconds in consecutive Scottish Nationals, he goes well fresh and could find his winning form here for trainer Camilla Scott.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate, in which the Jane Weston-trained Driftwood Pride could follow up on her recent win at Badbury Rings when coming home a length and a half ahead of joint favorite Overafrica. Ladfromhighworth was unlucky to unseat jockey Vicky Wade at Buckfastleigh, and his previous two seconds could see him take an Intermediate soon. Level Spirit is another from the Ed Walker yard having shown good form when staying on well to win at Black Forest Lodge so could atone here.

In the Restricted, sponsored by Tom Malone Bloodstock Agent, Thetalkinghorse trained by Keith Cumings, was eyecatching when winning his Maiden at Black Forest Lodge, coming home three lengths ahead of Bamboleo, and another from the Cumings team is Go On Henry who won his Maiden at Badbury Rings one and a half lengths ahead of Posh Totty. Miss Cupcake is also worth considering after her second at Badbury Rings behind Un Ami for trainer Les Jefford.

Finally the Open Maiden, sponsored by Winston Pincombe Landrover, suggestions would be Last Edition, who was unlucky under jockey Ed Barrett, to be denied a win at Badbury Rings, having been headed near finish, and Jossestown Lad who is an interesting entry, having scored a second at Black Forest Lodge two seasons ago and has been off the track since.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Entrance £20 Car, £10 Car and Driver only,£8 Pedestrians.

Location on B3224, Wheddon Cross to Raleighs Cross Road – TA23 0QW

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South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, Entries and Form

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race – Westcountry Champion Chase
4th 13:45 Confined Maiden for Horses and Geldings Race
5th 14:20 Open Maiden for Mares ad Fillies Race
6th 14:55 Restricted 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 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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Torrington Farmers, Umberleigh, Saturday 15 June 2013 Report

The curtain closed on another thrilling Point-to-Point season last Saturday when the Torrington Farmers hosted its meeting at Umberleigh in North Devon. Despite the recent rain the going was officially described as good to firm, firm in places.

Deb’s Dasher under Robbie Henderson set the pace in the Confined with Roll On Rose and Bon Viveur tracking behind. Roll On Rose looked set to challenge but Deb’s Dasher asserted his authority with Robbie Henderson soon getting the gelding back on the bridle and with a good jump at the last ditch saw the combination having an eight length lead over the last with Roll On Rose having to settle for second and Bon Viveur back in third having made a few jumping errors. Deb’s Dasher is trained by area leading trainer Kayley Jones, who commented:

“I was worried when Deb’s Dasher came off the bridle, and relieved when he came back on. Richard Woollacott had bred him and rode his dam Jenta Equilibra to win whilst in foal.”

Jockey Robbie Henderson added that “He didn’t travel well on the first circuit and needed a horse upsides to wake him up.”

The Relief Pitcher sired gelding is jointly owned by Sonia Gardener & Deborah Bean. Deborah was unable to join in the celebrations as she had to attend a wedding.

Four runners lined up for the Kivells sponsored Restricted race which was run in memory of Captain Tim Forster. Milburn won this under Lizzy Kelly for trainer Gail Haywood, having taken over the running from Lemonade Jack on the second circuit, with a close battle, over the second last, Milburn stayed on finishing two lengths ahead of Lemonade Jack. Trainer Gail Haywood is based at Moretonhampstead and is joint owner with Roly Stuart-Jarvis. She commented:

“Milburn is tough and improving, has run four times, the first was awful looking like he had never galloped before. I thought I had got it all wrong, I must thank the local farmer John Reddaway who rents me his gallops, without his help I wouldn’t be able to train.”

Gail bought Milburn as a two-year-old and Roly joined in to help financially; with regard to next season, Gail said: “The plan is to run him under Rules.”

In the Mens Open Vertigo Dore under Kieran Buckley was sent off 6-4 joint favourite with Threapwood, but they failed to get close to Cinaman, who under Bradley Gibbs made virtually all setting a strong pace. His nearest challenger Threapwood under National Champion jockey Will Biddick, tried to challenge on the final circuit, but the move was soon covered by Bradley Gibbs getting Cinaman home to win by three lengths. Owner Mark Roberts stated:
“The horse went wrong last year and had a leg infection, he is fine now, he jumps for fun and enjoys front running, we would have run him at Stratford but he was balloted out. Cinaman stands only 15hh and had a previous Hurdle win when at Tim Vaughan’s yard.

Nine lined up for the Ladies Open and Watch The Birdie is definitely a horse to watch for the future. Having been running on the flat back in February the mare has quickly progressed notching up four point wins in seven weeks. She won the race impressively beating Nipper John by ten lengths. Owner Keith Pritchard claimed:

“I had watched the mare running in a seller so I rang up Ron Harris to see if she was for sale. She had been placed second in a Hurdle only being beaten by a length at Southwell, I knew she had potential but thought it could take her two years.”

Jockey Hannah Lewis commented: “She is the easiest winner I think I have ever ridden.”

In the Barum Stud sponsored Intermediate, winner Gallaflynn made all under leading Wales & West jockey Matthew Barber. Bathwick Scanno whose jockey Jamie Bargary has snatched the local area male novice jockey award, mounted a challenge but had to settle for second when jumping errors may have cost him the race, with Railway Vic under leading area lady jockey Bryony Frost all out in third. Gallaflynn’s owner John Miles from Gelligaer South Wales bought the horse out of Ireland on the advice of trainer Mark Barber who claimed; “The horse is improving all the time and plans for next season maybe to aim at Hunter Chases.”

With the Open Maiden divided on the day, ten runners set off in the first division. This was a race for the Merv Woodward owned/trained and ridden Double Fun to score, having had to settle for second last week behind My Runaway at Bratton Brown. Tracking the pace setter Broadway Cord, Double Fun reeled in the leader before the final ditch going on to score by seven lengths ahead of the Tom Chanin ridden Posh Totty and Back In Vogue third. The jubilant rider quoted:

“I bought Double Fun from Ascot as she is a half sister to Man Of Leisure who I won on for the Dutfield family. I broke her myself and ran her in two Bumpers out of Martin Hills yard. I am very pleased as Double Trigger’s offspring usually mature at eight years plus, we tried her in blinkers which made her concentrate and a tongue tie after she choked a bit a Cothelstone – the tongue tie today seems to have done the trick.”

The final race of the season was the second division of the Open Maiden. Eight went to post with the Luke Price-trained Coolbach setting the pace, until Billy Congo took over at the second last with Coolbach struggling up the final hill. Billy Congo then nodded badly on landing at the last, unseating jockey Alan John and leaving punters thinking Coolbach would hold on, but Winning Note under leading area Lady jockey Bryony Frost pushed on up the home straight snatching the win.

It was a great family triumph, trainer Nikki Frost said: “She got jumped into at Trebudannon and had six weeks off after being stitched up by one of our vets Paul Kane, so it was down to Bryony to get her fit again.” Owner Jimmy Frost added: “She was sent over from France by Peter Jones and is up for sale.”

All that’s left this season is the popular Dinner & Dance and Award Ceremony which is open to all, to be held at the Holiday Inn Plymouth on Friday 12th July, featuring guest speaker Anthony Knott (former owner of Hunt Ball), a live band, videos of the season and a bucking bronco. For tickets please contact Kate on 01805 603129.

Results

Torrington Farmers, Umberleigh Preview

Point-to-Point enthusiasts will head to Umberleigh in North Devon for this weekends grande finale where the Torrington Farmers host Saturdays meeting June 15 being the last in the seasons series, and with showers forecast earlier in the week organisers will be hoping for near perfect conditions and a great party atmosphere.

The main six race card heads the action at 2pm, followed by two pony races after which the area champions are crowned.

First up is the Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple Confined where trainer Kayley Jones has two entries, she is currently lying fourth in the trainer championship, Richard Barber has already secured the top spot. Checkerboard could get her closer and has wins at Wadebridge and Trebudannon, Deb’s Dasher is another possibility from the same yard having beaten Checkerboard once this season.

In the Captain Forster Memorial Restricted Milburn could reproduce his form for trainer Gail Haywood when winning the Open Maiden at Upcott Cross on good to firm a short head in front of the favourite Go On Henry which was a slightly controversial result on the day. Mr Bachster ran well under Leanda Tickle when winning by a head at Bratton Down last weekend and another to consider with strong claims is the Marc Barber-trained Numbercruncher who held on to win at Trecoed under Jack Barber a head in front of Danny Mags on good to soft.

Davisons sponsor the Mens Open in which Nobby Kivambo for trainer Jason Warner has some solid form with wins at Barbury and Andoversford under Mark Wall and only just failed to win at Cold Harbour in May when a short head behind Maletton. The Ollie Greenall-trained Threapwood is on a seasons hat-trick and was not disgraced at Bratton Down when six lengths fourth behind Bellsinni Ron for jockey Sam Allwood. Vertigo Dore is another to consider after his men’s open win on good to firm at Bratton Down earlier this month under 16 year old Kieren Buckley.

The Ladies Open is sponsored by E.J.Snell & Son Ltd in which Nipper John could repeat his win last weekend and turn out for Brodie Hampson to improve her place in the Lady Novice jockey’s title. Knight Blaze for the David Brace team is a Ladies Open winner at Trecoed in May when trouncing the field by 25 lengths under Charlotte Prichard, and Watch The Birdie has quickly progressed to win an Intermediate at Trecoed for trainer Stephen Bevan when beating Respectueux by 12 lengths.

Barum Stud sponsor the Intermediate in which Railway Vic would secure the Ladies Novice title for Bryony Frost the combination having strong claims being on a hat-trick already this season, the Matthew Barber trained and ridden Gallaflynn could take this having made all to win at Howick and Lower Machen. Bathwick Scanno and My Runaway both won last weekend and would be fit.

The final race of the season is the Smallridge sponsored Open Maiden and could be really competitive with 22 entered, a tentative vote goes to the Ollie Greenall-trained Journey Man who has shown ability on good to firm and Just Seven for trainer Roy Smith who has been in the frame on all three of his last outings under jockey Vicki Wade.

Pony racing follows at 5.20pm and these have been sponsored by Hatchmoor Veterinary Practice.

The course is located at Chapelton Barton, Umberleigh on A377, 5m South East of Barnstaple – EX37 9EB.

On course catering, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance £20 per car load £10 car and driver.

Exmoor, Bratton Down Preview

Another bumper entry of over one hundred and twenty entries have been received for this weekend’s Point-to-Point fixture at Bratton Down on Exmoor this Sunday June 2nd, where two pony races starts the action at 1pm. The main seven race card includes prolific winners Shernally and Start Royal both entered in the Ladies Open.

Burges Salmon Solicitors sponsor the Hunt Members race in which the Charlotte Tizzard-trained Little Cornham should go close after season wins at Badbury Rings and Cothelstone and recent five length second to Bay To Go at Larkhill. Mister Moonax has a good record as this course with two wins and a second for the Hawkins family and won at Kingston St Mary staying on well to beat Just Amazing by a neck.

In the David Wallace sponsored Restricted Bradley Brook was an easy winner of a 15 runner Maiden at Little Windsor beating Lord Samson by eight lengths under jockey Darren Edwards. Rokshi from the Caroline Hobbs yard won her Maiden in a strong field at Chaddesly Corbett last month beating Glamorous GG by two lengths, and Ladfromhighworth was unlucky when disqualified after his win at Cothelstone when his jockey Vicky Wade was unable to weigh in and cannot be dismissed here for trainer Camilla Scott.

Bray Leino sponsor the Ladies Open in which Shernally under current leading AGA lady jockey Jane Williams could add to the mare’s tally of 13 Point wins. She is a previous course winner here but her recent third behind It Was Me at Dingley in May could leave the door open to challengers, of which Start Royal from the Alan Hill yard is another with Point wins in double figures and he may be excused when fifth behind Broughton Green at Charing may have cost his the race. Jopero from the inform Kayley Jones yard could be another to challenge after his recent win at Trebudannon.

In the Men Open the Kayley Jones yard is well represented with Checkerboard, Deb’s Dasher, Jopero and Parkam Jack all have creditable wins this season. Parkam Jack won the Mens Open at Upcott Cross last weekend ahead of only other finisher Swansbrook. The lightly raced Flanshan for the Barber/Biddick combination won the Mixed Open at Stafford Cross beating Checkerboard by six lengths and looks the likely favourite here with Ashclyst having run at Newton Abbot this week.

The family of the late Donna Kingdon sponsor the Intermediate, Stalbridgeswangsong under Will Biddick made virtually all at Holnicote before being headed two out and had to settle for second two lengths behind Roisini Bay, Ladfromhighworth and Little Cornham have claims if not running in the earlier races.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden conclude the day’s events; these have been sponsored by The Old Station Inn, Blackmoor Gate and Slee Blackwell Solicitors.

The course offers excellent viewing and views of Exmoor, bar, bookmakers, trade stands and hot refreshments. Entrance £20 per car and passenger’s, £10 car and driver.

Location 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG.

Four Burrow, Trebudannon Preview

The Easter Monday Point-to-Point meeting at Trebudannon sets the scene for an exciting days racing where Deb’s Dasher could take the Brewer Dolphin sponsored Mens Open. With seven races on the card attracting nearly one hundred entries it will be a great way to spend a bank holiday Monday.

The action starts at 1pm with the Hunt Members race in which Searree will be fancied having won this race last season for trainer Pauline Geering. Ross Oliver has two entries and Fiulin relished the mud at Buckfastleigh coming in eight lengths in front of Doof and had also shown some form at Chipley Park for jockey Bryony Frost when second to Nycetos on soft – Wee Fly from the same yard is another previous course winner here.

The Open Maiden 2m4f has 25 entered and those to note are Jennys Layla for the Pauline Geering team coming in second behind Hugo Where Igo at Wadebridge and the Robert Chanin-trained Posh Totty having run second behind Typical Oscar at Great Trethew. Richard Barber has a good record with Maidens at this course and has entered Pamplona Run and Port Melon.

Truro Tractors sponsor the Confined in which the Roy Smith trained King Of Alcatraz won the Intermediate at Wadebridge earlier this month by two and a half lengths over Sobre Tresor. Print The Money for trainer Jill Dennis could have claims having taken the Confined in a quicker time at the same meeting.

Double Mead for trainer/jockey Alexandra Dunn is an Open specialist and looks set to claim the AGA Ladies Open here having recently won at Wadebridge, one and a half lengths in front of Mobaasher.

In the Mens Open, Batu Ferringhi for trainer Claire Hitch won his Maiden here last season and has progressed to score at Milborne St Andrew and Bishops Court this season for Josh Guerriero but will need to challenge Deb’s Dasher from the Kayley Jones yard who has already confirmed his winning ways at Treborough Hill this season.

The Restricted could see course winner Hallo Dolly, for trainer Sarah Prouse, follow up on her second to Harry’s Farewell at Great Trethew meeting in February and others with claims are Gontdevon and Santiago Sun.

Concluding the day’s events is the Open Maiden and with 27 entries this race may well be divided.

Course is located at St Columb Major (signed off A30 and A39) Postcode TRP 4LP. Entrance £20 per car load, £10 car & driver. On course facilities bar, bookmakers and hot refreshments.