Tag Archives: Double Bank

Entries: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook – CANCELLED

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Mid Devon Hunt Point to Point, Cherrybrook has regrettably been cancelled. The meeting will not be resheduled. Thank you to everyone for there help. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Thank you Sonia Geering MDH pt2pt Sec.

Preview extract

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

Going update

Saturday 24th February 2018

The clerk of the course reports that today the course has had a strong drying wind, the going is now good/good to soft in places.Next going report is on Monday.

Monday 26th February 2018

The clerk of the course has been working on the course today and reports that the going is good.There are 96 entries and the Mid Devon are looking forward to seeing you all there for a good days racing on Sunday at Cherrybrook, 1st race 1pm

Thursday 1st March 2018

Preview extract:

This weekends Point-to-Point meeting in the area takes place at Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock where the Mid Devon host their event on Sunday March 4th. The committee are delighted and grateful that this meeting can take place at the course with thanks to the Lamerton and Spooners and West Dartmoor Hunts, and land owners Messers N P & C Abel. This Point-to-Point was previously held at the Black Forest Lodge course before the site had been sold. Six races will be on offer which have attracted 96 entries. The action starts at 1pm.

This course which offers a stunning location and view of Brentor on Dartmoor. A great family day is on offer with plenty of trade stands, a bar, hot and cold refreshments together with on course bookies.  The racing will be fast and furious with trackside viewing.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person upto a maximum of £30 a car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.  Located off A386 North of Tavistock. Postcode PL19 0LA .

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 2016/17 form from 2015/16 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2014/15 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.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Mid Devon” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2017-18 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge Sunday 5th March 2017

Preview extract

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

Going Update

Friday 3rd March 2017:

Black Forest lodge is all ok for racing today. Going good to soft , soft in places.

Friday 3rd March 2017:

Going update Friday evening is Good to Soft.

Tuesday 28th February 2017:

Going after course inspection today is GOOD to SOFT , GOOD in places.

Some rain forecasted in week.

Date Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
Wednesday 01/03/2017 00:0006:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 00:0006:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 8 m/s from west-northwestFresh breeze, 8 m/s from west-northwest
06:0012:00 Rain. For the period: 06:0012:00 3.7 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwest
12:0018:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from southeast
18:0000:00 Fair. For the period: 18:0000:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
Thursday 02/03/2017 00:0006:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 00:0006:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
06:0012:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 06:0012:00 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from westModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west
12:0018:00 Cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 10° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwestModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwest
18:0000:00 Cloudy. For the period: 18:0000:00 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southwest
Friday 03/03/2017 00:0006:00 Rain. For the period: 00:0006:00 1.8 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south
06:0012:00 Rain. For the period: 06:0012:00 1.3 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeast
12:0018:00 Light rain. For the period: 12:0018:00 0.6 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeast
18:0000:00 Rain. For the period: 18:0000:00 2.2 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southLight breeze, 3 m/s from south
Saturday 04/03/2017 00:0006:00 Light rain. For the period: 00:0006:00 0.6 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast
06:0012:00 Light rain showers. For the period: 06:0012:00 0.8 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southeast
12:0018:00 Cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from east-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from east-southeast
18:0000:00 Rain. For the period: 18:0000:00 1.7 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwestGentle breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwest

Monday 27th February 2017:

Going Mid Devon at Black Forest Lodge : Good . Update after course inspection tomorrow (Tuesday).

Preview extract:

Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter, is the venue for next weekends Point-to-Point meeting to be held in the Devon & Cornwall Area this Sunday March 5th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon with two pony races followed by the main six race card which start at 1pm, over one hundred entries have been received.

The course offers excellent viewing both track-side and on the hill. Good food with bar, bookies and plenty of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Course is located at Kenton near Exeter (off A380 – EX6 8HR)

Please note that those travelling via A379 there is a possibility of a Bridge closure so do check for diversions and allow extra time to arrive at the course if the intended work goes ahead.  The website for Bridge closure info is https://new.devon.gov.ukbridgeroad/subscribe.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Black Forest Lodge” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2016-17 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 5th February 2017

 

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

Going Update

‪Friday 3rd February 2917: The going at Wadebridge is expected to remain as good to soft, soft in places. The rain today has blown over and the forecast is much better tomorrow and good on Sunday. Many of the fences have been moved onto fresh ground. We’re looking forward to a good day’s racing! – Linda Matthews

Preview extract:

Point-to-Point race horse enthusiasts will be heading back to the Royal Cornwall Showground next weekend when it is the turn of the Western to host their meeting this coming Sunday 5th February.  Six races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon which include a  Men’s and Ladies open race, both of which are qualifiers for the Timico-sponsored Mixed Open final race to be held at Cheltenham in May.

This venue ideal for those wishing to enjoy some winter sport, with the great facilities this course offers. A huge covered barn which contains a large televised screen, hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Paddock and track side viewing are just a few meters away. Good tarmac links to parking.

Entrance is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located off the A39 W of Wadebridge, PL27 7JE.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Wadebridge” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2016-17 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point, Flete Park – Saturday 30th April 2016

Website_Entries_MH16

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 Mens Open Race
5th 16:30 Club Members Race (Novice Riders)
6th 17:05 4, 5 & 6 yr. old Open Maiden Race
7th 17:35 Confined Race

Going Update

‘Good’- watering has commenced today to ensure it will ‘good’ safe jumping ground on the day.

As a precaution Flete Park have replaced all sand crossings and run through’s & All bends have been moved.

– Claire Wonnacott, Hon. sec.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Modbury Harriers” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Preview: Mid Devon Point-to-Point at Black Forest Lodge, Sunday 28th February 2016

Website_MD16_Preview_Banner

Written by: Donna Harris

A trip back to the popular Point-to-Point horse racing course at Black Forest Lodge is a must for all country loving family folk next weekend where the Mid Devon host their meeting on Sunday Feb 28th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon and 12.30pm with two pony races on offer.

The main seven race card follows at 1pm and has attracted over 100 entries with the Open Maiden race already having been divided. The feature race of the day looks to be the Tozers Solicitors-sponsored Men’s Open race with ten quality entries headed by the Devon based trainer Emma Oliver’s Double Bank. This 13 year old dual Taunton Hunter Chase winner has won previously at this course and ran well when four lengths third at Wadebridge carrying top weight earlier this month. Those entered to take him on are outside raiders Premier Portrait already on a seasons hat-trick, and would have been four from four had young jockey Gus Levinson not been disqualified for not weighing in. Doctor Braveheart another on a hat-trick of wins is trained by David Brace who has a good strike rate at this course. Tony Star looks an interesting entry having previously been trained by Phillip Hobbs who has a Chase win under rules when ridden by Richard Johnson at Ludlow to his credit.

The Molyneaux Financial Planning-sponsored Ladies Open race also has quality entries with Devon based Hunter Chase veteren Coombe Hill entered. Trained and ridden by Millie Wonnacott. Coombe Hill has a total of six Hunter Chase wins and eleven Point-to-Point wins to his credit, and was narrowly denied a further win when a head second here at the January meeting.The Keith Cumings -trained What About Will should be considered having won his Restricted race at this course last season under jockey Vicky Wade. Outside raiders looking to challenge could be recent Wadebridge winner Sobre Tresor having won by twelve lengths ahead of Ray Diamond and Get It On from the Angela Rucker team who also catches the eye having run a good second in a Ladies Open at Barbury in December.

The Confined race sponsored by supporters of the Mid Devon could go the way of the Dean Summersby-trained Robin De Souza, a winner of all three of his Point starts to date including a win at this track when winning his restricted having stayed on well under Darren Edwards. Also entered is the Sue Popham-trained Iron Chancellor, a Hunter Chase winner who loves the soft going and ran a neck second at Wadebridge earlier this month when sent off odds-on favorite under Sean Houlihan. Whenharrymetsally from the Keith Cumings team is another catching the eye, having won well at Chipley Park in January when beating odds on favorite Posh Totty that day.

Sedgemoor Top Bid could fly the flag for the area if snatching the Intermediate race to follow up on his neck win at Wadebridge under jockey Lee Drowne.  Those looking to challenge could be Chipley Park winner Stony Road, Thorpe Lodge winner Minella Friend and Paddycards who ran second here in the intermediate race at the last meeting. Commanche Conflict looks to be a new recruit for the Alice Plume team and has shown some good place form in Intermediate company last season. The Intermediate race is sponsored by B.J. Barkwell & Sons and the Lyndridge Residential Home.

In the Subaru Restricted race the Harriet Brown-trained Creative Inerta could go well having won his maiden race here in January under jockey Ben Clarke, the combination were travelling well at Barbury two weeks ago before falling three out. Itchymei’mscratch from the Gareth Moore team is another suggestion having finished second in a 17- runner race at Cocklebarrow in January.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden end the days events, those entries having shown promise in the first division are Kilcoman Wizard having clocked up four seconds last season and deserves a win soon, Goodnight Sweetheart after his four lengths second at Larkhill earlier this month and the Ben Clarke-trained Looking Glass for his seconds at Wadebridge and Barbury. With Dark Gesture catching the eye in the second division of the Maiden, having run second here at the last meeting and looks sure to improve for the run, Nothing Personal and Troubleshot are two others showing improvement and could go close. Sponsors for the Open Maiden races are Devon Marquees.

The course offers excellent viewing, bookies, bar, hot refreshments and food, rail side parking for the disabled and many trade stands.

Entrance is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car with five passengers. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Kenton near Exeter off A380 Postcode EX6 AHR

Useful Information:

Met Office 5 day forecast: Exe Estuary, 2.7 miles from EX6 8HR at the same altitude

BBC Travel News: Devon

Related Articles:
[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Black Forest Lodge” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1503671329930717/

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – WESTERN POINT-TO-POINT 7 FEBRUARY 2016

The Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge is one of the best possible venues for a wet weather point-to-point.

Hard roads and parking on tarmac obviates any need for tractors to haul vehicles outThe huge barn houses all the facilities, including, for the three meetings this season, a large screen TV. Needless to say the bookmakers are cosily situated in the barn.

Although only six intrepid layers were calling the odds for the six races, there was plenty of activity in the ring. “Good business including a few lumpy bets,” according to one of the bookmakers.

Three short priced favourites were sunk in the mud. Iron Chancellor (opened 4-6 but forced late into 4-9) failed by a neck to give 3lbs to Sedgemoor Top Bid (drifted 5’s to 8’s) in the opener after a neck and neck battle all the way up the finishing hill against a fierce wind.

Dual course winner Ray Diamond (10-11 into 4-6) was always fighting a losing battle with Sobre Tresor (firm at 7-2) in the Ladies’ Open.

Doctor Braveheart (4-5 generally but squeezed into evens at the off) lost his unbeaten record for the season when finishing a well beaten fourth in the five-runner Men’s Open. This was quite a competitive little race fought out in the end between Blazing Whale (9-4 to 15-8) and Welstonedruid (6’s touched 7’s). Josh Newman rode a patient race on the strong staying Blazing Whale who held on well after a sustained duel with Welstonedruid. Third placed Double Bank was backed from 11-2 into 7-2 and ran a brave race under his 7lbs penalty. He came in with a nasty overreach.

Robin De Souza (1-2 / 8-15) restored the balance for odds-on punters when setting up his seasonal hat trick in the Intermediate. This six-year-old has shown progressive form and could go to the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Final.

The current Devon & Cornwall title holder Darren Edwards was on board Robin De Souza. and completed a double for himself and Devon trainer Dean Summersby thanks to the Beat All gelding Berties Way (5-2 to 3’s) in the Open Maiden. This attracted 12 runners and runner up Troubleshot (9’s to 8’s) should find consolation for the Chanin yard. Third placed Druid Spitfire (20’s to 14’s), a full brother to Welstonedruid, was well in touch until the final bend and will come on for this race. Driving Well (7-4 to 13-8) was sent off favourite for this on the strength of his fine effort behind Robin De Souza last month but faded before the final climb.

It was a shame that the wind and rain affected visibility for the Restricted because this race could well reveal some future winners. Follow The Paint (3’s to 5-2) and Sutton Storm (3’s to 4’s) had each won their divisions of the North Cornwall Maiden in fairly identical times and battled away up the finishing hill in that order. The Welsh challenger Northgeorge (steady at 3’s) could not get to grips with the two leaders. 25-1 shot Annwyl was not disgraced when keeping on well near the finish. It might pay to keep an eye on fifth placed ex-Irish Sucker Punch (nibbled at 6-1) who was too keen early on, and Printing Blue (33’s to 10’s) who was bang in contention until the third last.

RESULTS

Results of the Western meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Wild Westcountry, Roger Peaple, Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News) and Marcus Bath

UPCOMING EVENT

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Western” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

COMMENTARY REPLAYS

Replays of the Western meeting race commentaries

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 7th February 2016

Website_w16_Entries_Banner

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

Going Update from Linda Matthews

Saturday 6th February 2016, 15:57

Wadebridge is ON tomorrow.

The Clerk of the course is there now and says that the going is soft

If the dip is too soft tomorrow they may take out fence 8, otherwise the course is looking fine.

Can lorries try and park on the tarmac roads where possible.

Friday 5th February 2016

The Clerk of the Course has been on the course today and reports that the going is still good to soft, soft in places.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

The going today is good to soft, soft in places. 2 fences have been moved onto fresh ground and the course has recovered well with a good covering of grass.

The big change is that we’ve had to move the paddock today. The RC showground were concerned that the original paddock has not recovered well and they need it to be in good condition for cattle ring at the RC Show. So we’ve made a new paddock around the back of the Exhibition Hall. This means that horses will enter via a gate directly from the lorry park and leave the paddock through gates at the bottom with only a very short distance to the course near the Open Ditch. Spectators will have access to the paddock around the lower end of the hall and still be on hard surfaces. One advantage is that horses will not have to go through the gate with spectators, nor share the ramp near the car park.

We might have the presentation area inside this time, especially if the weather is bad. I’ve ordered a “Wadebridge Racing” banner which we can display in a designated area between the office and the hospitality area. This would be easy for jockeys and we could have a table for trophies and mementoes. If we decide to do this we’ll announce it regularly.

The presentations will definitely be indoors as the microphone won’t get reception in the new paddock. Linda will try and get one of her helpers to let trainers know how to access the new paddock. The showground staff have suggested that lorries and trailers access the parking area via the top end and drive downhill.

Preview extract:

It is the turn of the Western Hunt to host their Point-to-Point meeting at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday February 7th. 60 entries have received for the six race card.

There is a huge covered barn containing on course facilities such as hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands, and a big screen which is sponsored by Reg Hamble & Cole and Rayment & White for those wishing to watch the racing close up. With pre-parade paddock and great track side viewing only a few yards away for fresh air fans. There are excellent disabled facilities.

Entrance to the course is £10 per adult up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The course is located off A39 West of Wadebridge. Post code PL27 7JE. For entries and form check out the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Wadebridge” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Preview; The Western Point-to-Point Wadebridge Sunday 7th February 2016

Website_W16_Preview_Banner

Written by: Donna Harris

It is the turn of the Western Hunt to host their Point-to-Point meeting at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday February 7th. 60 entries have received for the six race card, with the Green Waste Co-sponsored Confined race heading up the action at 12 noon. The  Sue Popham trained Iron Chancellor won here in January, ten lengths ahead of the field under jockey Sean Houlihan, connections will be looking to score a hat-trick at this course by winning the Confined race, adding to his previous Hunter Chase win at Newton Abbot. Kings Bench from the Marie McGuinness yard could figure if finding some old form, but may be in need of the run.

The Savills-sponsored Ladies Open will attract much attention on the day, with Olympic gold medal cyclist Victoria Pendleton seeking her first winner in a point-to-point, she holds an entry here with previous course winner Working Title who has won four times in the past three years at this track. Victoria came within a head of her first ever win at last weekends meeting at Milborne St Andrew, on her planned Cheltenham mount Pacha Du Polder. The Jackie du Plessis-trained Ray Diamond may be the one to deny her a win here. Partnered by jockey Olivia Hutchings, Ray Diamond has won twice here this season, leaving the Chloe Roddick-trained and ridden Rebel du Maquis having to settle for second on both occasions. They too are entered and will be seeking to improve on that form.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which Robin de Souza stands out having quickly progressed this season. The 6 year-old is trained in Lifton by Dean Summersby, and won his maiden at this track followed quickly by his Restricted win at Black Forest Lodge both under jockey Darren Edwards. Applesolutely from the Richard Mitford-Slade team in Pontispool, also catches the eye having won her restricted here in December, making the most of her mares weight allowance under jockey Sean Houlihan. The Flying Doc is another which could go well, coming from the in form Ed Walker team.

The Open Maiden race is sponsored by Stimson & Tieken with Berties Way being a suggestion having scored a second behind Sutton Storm at this track last month.  Driving Well out of the Francis Daniels yard is another to consider, having also run well here when two and a half lengths second behind Robin de Souza at the December meeting. With 17 entries received and a safety factor of 14 this race could well be divided on the day. If divided the second division will be sponsored by the Old Inn, St Breward.

In the Men’s Open race Doctor Braveheart has become something of a course specialist. Travelling down from the David Brace yard in Wales, and ridden by jockey Byron Moorcroft the combination have won twice here this season. This looks a stiffer task with entries such as Blazing Whale from the in form Ed Walker yard entered. Blazing Whale took the winners only Mixed Open race at Buckfastleigh last season on soft going and could be dangerous. Previous Hunter Chase winner Double Bank trained by Emma Oliver is the highest rated, he is a previous course winner here and won a Hunter Chase at Taunton last February. His only outing so far this season was when he pulled up at Chipley Park when carrying top weight, he may have needed the run and could be in the mix if defying his weight penalty.

The Hutchinsons-sponsored Restricted race looks equally competitive, entry Creative Inerta won his maiden at the second time of asking 30 lengths ahead of Whatastormnorm at Black Forest Lodge. Entry North George won his maiden for trainer Jonathan Tudor in November at Black Forest Lodge and followed up with a third in a Restricted race here in December. Polo The Mumm caught the eye at Chipley Park when second under jockey Hannah Welch, behind winner Stony Road in a competitive 13 runner race. Follow The Paint won her Maiden here impressively by 20 lengths in January and goes well for jockey Jo Buck who looks to have the ride again. Sutton Storm is another to have clocked up a Maiden win at this course, looks a really genuine type who would relish soft going.

There is a huge covered barn containing on course facilities such as hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands, and a big screen which is sponsored by Reg Hamble & Cole and Rayment & White for those wishing to watch the racing close up. With pre-parade paddock and great track side viewing only a few yards away for fresh air fans. There are excellent disabled facilities.

Entrance to the course is £10 per adult up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The course is located off A39 West of Wadebridge. Post code PL27 7JE. For entries and form check out the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website

Useful Information:

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

BBC Travel News: Cornwall and Devon

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Wadebridge” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Recent Live stream replays:

[rss url=https://katch.me/PointingDC/rss show_date=true]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries and form guide: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, 24th January 2016

Website_T16_Entries_Banner_Template

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 Club Members Race for Mares & Fillies
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update from Keith Granger

Keith Granger has provided the following going update on Wednesday 20th January, the ground is Good with Good to Soft Patches this morning, a band of some sort of rain due to come across us tomorrow evening/Friday morning.

Preview extract:

The majestic course of Chipley Park is the location where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host next weekends Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday 24th January. This popular track attracts many of the top horses and jockey’s in the country, and boasts increased prize money for many of the races on offer. Over 80 entries have been received for the seven race card.

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

Location is Chipley Park, off B3187, Wellington 3m , Milverton 1m – TA21 0QA.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Tiverton” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.