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Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross entries and form

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

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REPORT: Eggesford Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross, Sunday 13th April 2014

THE going was very testing for the Eggesford meeting at Upcott Cross with race times exceeding seven minutes.

Lucette Annie relished the conditions in winning the four miles Devon National. This game mare was sent zooming clear of her rivals by jockey Darren Edwards on the top bend before staying on to score comfortably from the consistent Bellsinni Ron, with pace setting Double Dizzy a commendable third.

“Lucette Annie won this race two years ago and I have just kept her ticking over since her run in the Cheltenham Foxhunter last month,” reported trainer Simon Partridge, who handles the ten-year-old on behalf of owners Janet and Chris Humphrey. “We may go to the Cheltenham evening meeting or keep her for the Bratton four-miler,” added Simon.

Darren Edwards is enjoying another successful campaign with his winners into double figures, and had earlier scored on Bradley Brook in the Confined. This progressive eight-year-old was following up his recent Kilworthy win in good style, forging clear in the home straight. Trainer Nicola Martin said “Bradley Brook may go for the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Final or the Cheltenham evening meeting. Although we bought him as a three-year-old he was seven before he matured.”

Another candidate for the Exeter Final is Driftashore (Robbie Henderson) who raised a few eyebrows when beating odds-on favourite Pure Oxygen (ran out of oxygen quipped rider Will Biddick). Driftashore sauntered clear down the hill to score by ten lengths in the fastest time of the day. Trained by Sally Randell near Lambourn on behalf of owner Lee Power, Driftashore was making his English pointing debut having scored twice in Ireland earlier this season. “He was bought via our Irish agent Neil O’Donnell. We came here for proper ground but the owner is abroad and he will be distraught at missing it,” laughed Sally, who rode plenty of pointing winners but now confines herself to riding in military races. The impressive seven-year-old would have been ridden by stable jockey Brodie Hampson, but she could only watch on crutches having cracked her knee in a recent fall at Newton Abbot.

My Rebel has always shaped like a stayer and sliced through the field from the top of the hill to take the 14-runner Restricted, just getting the better of Third Chance and Raffa.  The winner’s trainer Becky Kennen, who shares ownership of the Milan seven-year-old with Alison Schwalm, said: “We bought him as an unraced five-year-old from Jim Culloty in Ireland and have had to be very patient with him. He has grown an inch and a half since last winter.”  His win provided a late birthday present for jockey Leanda Tickle who had turned 25 two days before.

Leanda was narrowly denied a double when her mount Pyleigh Princess was pipped on the post by Harry’s Kap (Ed Barrett) in the maiden for eight-year-olds and over. Bought as a three-year-old by owner/trainer Ray Alford, nine-year-old Harry’s Kap was having only his second race. Harry’s Kap – who got his name by virtue of Ray’s father Harry wearing his ever present cap – is by the successful French stallion Kapgarde, and is a full brother to the top class French jumper Lord Prestige.

There seemed a cast of thousands for the Open Maiden for four to seven-year-olds (well 16 actually).  In another close encounter in this event, 33-1 outsider It’s All Or Nothing (Michael Heard) poked his neck out in the last few strides to deny the promising Miss Gotaway. The winner was bought at Ascot sales as a three-year-old by Lamerton publican Rob White and is trained by Charlotte Rowe at Tedburn St Mary.

It was not the best of days for champion jockey Will Biddick, but his sole Hunt race win on Turtle Tim from five rides keeps him four ahead of Robbie Henderson in his bid for a third successive Men’s title. Turtle Tim is trained at Payhembury near Honiton by Sarah Pidsley for her parents Mike and Judith.

MONEY TALKS

A couple of long priced winners and four Will Biddick ridden beaten favourites put a smile on the bookies faces at Upcott CrossBiddick started the afternoon as the punters pal when forcing Turtle Tim home in the opening Hunt race. Backed from 6-4 to evens favourite, Biddick had to pull out all the stops to get the better of the game Clew Bay Cove.It was all downhill from there for the champion jockey as Pure Oxygen (4-7); Bellsinni Ron (4-5); Mister Trebus (2-1) and the newcomer St Denys (6-4 out to 5-2) were all beaten.The Exeter racecourse Intermediate qualifier looked a strong race to me. The impressive winner Driftashore can go straight into the note book. He toyed with the easy Buckfastleigh winner Pure Oxygen with other good winners in his wake. His Irish point to point form as recently as February seemed to be overlooked since he was allowed to start at 5-1.

Despite being a winner four times this season, Welstonedruid proved friendless in the market for the Confined. This useful six-year-old drifted from 5-4 to 2-1 and was eventually pulled up. The six-year-old has been on the go since the opening day of the season and has probably done enough for the moment. Bradley Brook continues on the upgrade and was a comfortable winner who looks Open class.

Notus de la Tour (6’s to 5’s) stayed on well to finish second to Bradley Brook on his pointing debut and will surely do well in points. The ex-French gelding had a BHA rating of 144 at his best when with David Pipe and seems to have retained some ability.

Its all or Nothing provided a 33-1 shock in the 16-runner Maiden which featured some promising types.. It would have taken a crystal ball to find this one on form but the grey won on merit, just denying the promising Miss Gotaway who was nibbled at (6’s and 5’s).

The winner of the David Phillips Bookmaker sponsored final race could not have done David or his colleagues any favours. This was the favourite Harry’s Kap (5-4) who is nine-years-old and had been hiding for most of his life. Pyleigh Princess (6’s to 5’s) ran the winner very close and this well bred mare is a winner in waiting.

RESULTS

Results of the Eggesford meeting

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NEXT FIXTURES

Saturday 19th April, Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Flete Park, Ermington (near Ivybridge)
Monday 21st April, Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, St Colomb Major (near Newquay)

RESULTS: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, 13th April 2014

Hunt race (Nigel Cant Planning)

1 Turtle Tim (Will Biddick) evens fav

2 Clew Bay Cove (Harriet Skinner) 4-1

3 Googoobarabajagal (Michael Heard) 3-1

6 ran; 3/4l; distance;  7m 12s

Trained by Sarah Pidsley

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Driftashore (Robbie Henderson) 5-1

2 Pure Oxygen (Will Biddick) 4-7 fav

3 Driftwood Pride (Michael Legg) 12-1

10 ran; 10l; head;  7m 3s

Trained by Sally Randell

 

Confined (Chris Hodgson Engineering)

1 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 2-1 jt fav

2 Notus De La Tour (Tom Chanin)5-1

3 The Donserelli (Laura Scott) 20-1

9 ran; 10l; 12l;  7m 4s

Trained by Nicola Martin

 

Mixed Open 4 miles – The Devon National (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Lucette Annie (D Edwards) 6-4

2 Bellsinni Ron (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav

3 Double Dizzy (Joshua Newman) 10-1

6 ran; 8l; 15l;  8m 57s

Trained by Simon Partridge

 

Restricted (T.T. Buildings Ltd)

1 My Rebel (Leanda Tickle) 12-1

2 Third Chance (Sarah Gould) 100-30

3 Raffa (John Mathias) 4-1

14 ran; 1/2l; 1 1/2l;  7m 12s

Trained by Becky Kennen

 

Open Maiden 4 to 7-year-olds only (Dawn West Devon)

1 It’s All Or Nothing (Michael Heard) 33-1

2 Miss Gotaway (Jamie Thomas) 5-1

3 Mount Prospex (Joshua Newman) 25-1

16 ran; 3/4l; 12l;  7m 19s

Trained by Charlotte Rowe

 

Open Maiden  8-year-olds and over (David Phillips Bookmaker)

1 Harry’s Kap (Ed Barrett) 5-4 fav

2 Pyleigh Princess (Leanda Tickle) 5-1

3 Blue Abbey (Darren Edwards) 5-1

7 ran; head; 20l;  7m 30s

Trained by Ray Alford

Eggesford 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 Intermediate Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Devon National Mixed Open Race
5th 15:20 Restricted Race
6th 15:55 4-7 year old Open Maiden Race
7th 16:30 8 years + 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.

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Preview: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Sunday April 13

Point-to-Point racing takes place at Upcott Cross this Sunday April 13th, where the Eggesford Hunt host their meeting. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon, and the main seven race card starting at 1pm. More than 120 entries have been received.

The feature race of the day, is the Simpkin Edwards sponsored Mixed Open four mile Devon National. Entries in this include Bellsinni Ron from the Richard Barber team, he is on a hat-trick of wins this season, including Charleton Hawthorne, Ston Eston and last weekend at Little Windsor, where he made all under jockey Will Biddick  Lucette Annie trained by Simon Partridge, is a previous course winner here. She loves the soft and goes well for jockey Darren Edwards, having won at Chipley Park in January and followed up with a third at Buckfastleigh. Double Dizzy is an interesting entry, the 13 year-old gelding has won over £100,00 in prize money under Rules, and should have fun now back in Pointing.

Nigel Cant Planning sponsor the opening Members race, in which Googoobarabajagal would be a popular win here for jockey Michael Heard on his grandparents course. Clew Bay Cove won here last season for trainer Ed Walker, finishing ahead of South Western and could reproduce that form to win here.

The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate looks a very competitive race, with The Mythologist for the Henderson team having scored two from two starts this season. Pure Oxygen is another classy entry from the Richard Barber team, having impressive wins at Buckfastleigh and Cotley under champion jockey Will Biddick. Annie Aces from the Gordon Chambers team, is another to consider, having impressed at Kilworthy coming home a short head in front of Lord Samson. Celia Plunkett’s Squirrel Esquire took the Restricted at Bradfield-On-The-Green in a notably quick time and should not be left out of the equation.

In the Confined race, which is sponsored by Chris Hodgson Engineering, Hameldown Tor for trainer Ed Walker, missed out on a run last weekend after Cherrybrook was cancelled. He should be well fit, and his recent three length second to Ravethebrave at Badbury Rings could see him atone here. Notus De La Tour is an interesting entry, having previously finished second in a Grade 1 Novice Chase, he is now in training with Sam Holdsworth.

Raffa after his win at Kilworthy and Third Chance who was a close second at Cotley, could battle out the TT Building Limited sponsored Restricted race. Mister Trebus is another to consider after his win at Buckfastleigh last month. Druim Rua, for trainer David Rogers destroyed the field at Great Trethew, making all to win unchallenged under Darren Edwards, and looks one to follow.

The Will Biddick-trained and ridden The Doom Bar is entered in the Open Maiden for four,five,six and seven year old’s, the combination were running well at Cottenham before falling four out. Miss Gotaway finished second at Buckfastleigh under Jamie Thomas and could win here for the Kayley Woollacott team. This race is sponsored by Dawn West Devon.

David Phillips Bookmaker sponsors the Open Maiden for horses aged eight years and over, in which Kilcolman Wizard for the Heard family would be a popular win to close the day’s event. Wood Park and Deniere Dance (If connections do not choose to enter in the earlier Members race) also look close to a win soon.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.

Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car and upto four passengers, £25 car and five passengers or over.

The course is located two miles South of Halwill Junction, off A3079.  Postcode EX21 5AE

Useful Information

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

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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