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Entries: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday 30th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Confined Race
2nd 13:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 14:10 Restricted Race
4th 14:55 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:40 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

 

Going Update

Friday 27th May 2015

Following visit by course inspector Fri. Going good to soft – soft in a place after rain last night. Further showers forecast with a dry day on Monday.

 – Dave Willis.

Tuesday 24th May 2016

Upcott Cross going currently good/good-soft. Showers predicted later in week. All fences & bends moved onto new ground.

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.

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Entries: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday, 15th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Bratton Down Club Members Conditions Race
4th 14:45 PPORA Club Members Riders Conditions Race
5th 15:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 15:55 Intermediate Race
7th 16:30 TBA Club Members Mares & Fillies Race
138 Pony Race 11:45 138cms & under OPEN
148 Pony Race 12:00 148cms & under OPEN

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going at Bratton Down is on the Firm side of Good this morning, with a heavy dew. Will be perfect ground for racing 

Sunday 8th May 2016

Bratton Down, Dulverton West Point to Point Sunday 15th May, Going update is ‘Good

Entries close 12.30pm Monday

– Claire Hitch, Hon. Sec.

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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.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP EAST DEVON POINT-TO-POINT, BISHOPS COURT, OTTERY ST MARY, 28 FEB 2015

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THREE clear favourites won at Ottery St Mary, but punters generally had the better of the exchanges for most of the afternoon with plenty of other well backed winners.

Emma Watson’s first career winner, Delphi Mountain,  was backed at 6’s and 5’s in the opener and looked to have the odds-on favourite Level Spirit (4-7 to 4-5) in trouble when the latter fell at the last when delivering his challenge. The eventual runner up Tamatown (beaten 20 lengths) was a springer from 25’s to 12’s in a weak market.

The winner of the first Maiden, Good Grammar, was easy to back at 9-4 out to 3’s. This good looking seven-year-old is from the family of Best Mate and stayed on well under Nick Williams. The form looks solid enough and placed horses I’m All Set (8’s to 10’s) and Swincombe Scorchio  (5-2 out to 7-2) should progress. Money went astray in this contest with Brandy and Red (14’s to 7’s) making several errors before finishing fourth and the disappointing Bertie’s Way‘s (4’s to  2-1 fav) failed to reproduce Wadebridge promise.

I made a personal contribution to bookies profits thanks to thinking that Nick Williams would follow up his win with Boost The Power (5-1) in the other Maiden division. This time the Biddick / Barber machine proved unstoppable thanks to Earthpower (easy to back at 3’s)

The Mixed Open was more predictable with the game Kirkleigh defying his penalty in good style (evens – 11-10 fav). There was money for runner up Fiulin (6’s – 11-2) who ran well and can score when jumping more proficiently. Bellsinni Ron (6-4 – 5-4) was off the bit nearly all the way and seems to need headgear.

Mic’s Delight gave Jennifer Davenport a deserved initial success with a clear cut victory in the Novice Riders’ contest. The combination had threatened to prevail in three previous runs this season and punters who took the 4-6 available at the off were soon forming an orderly queue to collect.

The Jack Barber trained Bien Connu justified 5-4 favouritism in the Intermediate, but Mangan’s Turn (evens fav) , from the same yard, proved no match for Dicky Bob, who drifted from 2’s to a very backable 4’s in the Restricted.

The concluding Maiden for older horses (8 year olds and over) provided easy pickings for the ex-Jonjo O’Neill hurdler Downtown Manhattan. Exmoor trainer Claire Hitch does well with this type of horse and Will Biddick’s mount was not hard pressed to open his account having been supported from 5’s into 3-1,

RESULTS

Results of the East Devon 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 photographer was at the meeting: Tim Holt

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 8th March 2015, the rescheduled East Cornwall (Feb) Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, nr Liskeard. The entries for the fixture stand from the original 22nd February date.

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REPORT ON THE EAST DEVON POINT-TO-POINT AT BISHOPS COURT, OTTERY ST MARY. SATURDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2015

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WILL BIDDICK continued in top form at the East Devon fixture at Ottery St Mary on Saturday (Feb 28), where the rain softened ground rode heavy in places. The Cornish rider followed up his four-timer at Badbury Rings last weekend with a treble which keeps him well ahead of his rivals as he seeks a fourth consecutive National jockeys’ title.

Biddick teamed up with leading trainer Jack Barber to steer Roger Penny’s Earthpower home to a narrow success in a section of the Open Maiden for four to seven-year-olds. Pippa Glanville’s bold front running efforts on Miss Weld looked like paying off, but Biddick brought Earthpower through to challenge at the last, and drove his mount ahead on the run in. “This is the first winner I have trained for Mr Penny. He is a nice type by Milan and was lightly raced last year. He had a wind op in the summer,” said the young handler, who took over the promising gelding when his grandfather Richard Barber retired at the end of last season.

The Barber / Biddick combination struck again when Bien Connu made all the running to take the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate qualifier. This nine-year-old is quickly making up for lost time after a three-years absence, having scored on his comeback run at Chipley Park last month. “This was the plan today to qualify him for the Exeter final,” stated the Henley, Crewkerne trainer. “We had to virtually re-break him when he came in after his long absence. He can be a bit of a monkey and Josh Newman rides him every day,” added Jack.

Will Biddick achieved his hat trick and did what A P McCoy failed to do on Downtown Manhattan in the eight-year-olds and over Open Maiden. The soon to retire champion McCoy failed to reach the frame twice on Downtown Manhattan when the eight-year-old was in training with Jonjo O’Neill, but the well backed Presenting gelding relished the very soft underfoot conditions here under Biddick to beat the John Mathias ridden It’s My Island in the 10-runner field.

Claire Hitch sent out Downtown Manhattan to score from her Exmoor yard, and almost secured a four-timer for Biddick as another of her charges, I’m All Set, just went under in a driving finish in a section of the Open Maiden. This event went to the Welsh challenger Good Grammar who prevailed by a length under a powerful ride by Nick Williams.

Two Devon based jockeys rode their first winners on an action packed afternoon. Delphi Mountain gave 26-year-old Emma Watson her initial success in the well supported Hunt race. Emma did not panic when Robbie Henderson delivered his challenge on odds-on favourite Level Spirit rounding the final bend, and still held a slight lead when the challenger came down at the last. “We bought Delphi Mountain out of Richard Woollacott’s yard and he is owned by my boyfriend Christopher Pike. I work at Culmstock for Stuart Sampson and train the horse myself,” said Emma who was having only her fifth race ride.

Jennifer Davenport opened her account on Mic’s Delight, a horse she also owns and trains in the Novice Riders’ contest. “He came from Victor Dartnall and this horse is a gentleman, an absolute delight and he looks after me,” enthused Jennifer, 33, who is a vet with the South Moor Veterinary practice at Modbury.

It was good to see Jo Buck back in the winner’s enclosure as the strapping grey Dicky Bob, owned and trained by Verity Nicholls was given a positive ride by Jo to open her account for the season when beating Molly Oscar by 10 lengths in the Restricted. “He stays really well and has thrived since he won at Buckfastleigh,” said Verity.

Sue Trump’s useful 10-year-old Kirkleigh defied his 7lbs penalty to take the Mixed Open. The popular Silverton qualified gelding had also been successful at Buckfastleigh two weeks previously (today’s winners Mic’s Delight and Delphi Mountain were behind him on that occasion). Once again forcing the pace and jumping soundly, Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) shrugged off the challenge of Fiulin and drew away after jumping the last. “We will look at a hunter chase at Chepstow next where he will probably get his favoured soft ground,” remarked trainer Robert Chanin.

RESULTS

Results of the East Devon 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 photographer was at the meeting: Tim Holt

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 8th March 2015, the rescheduled East Cornwall (Feb) Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, nr Liskeard. The entries for the fixture stand from the original 22nd February date.

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RESULTS EAST DEVON POINT TO POINT AT BISHOPS COURT SAT 28 FEB 2015

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Going: soft, heavy in places

Hunt race (East Devon Associates)

1 Delphi Mountain (Emma Watson) 5-1 led 14th,slt ld when left clear last
2 Tamatown (Alastair Harvey) 12-1 took 2nd closing stgs
3 Rocklyn (Sarah Pidsley) 40-1 nearest at finish
9 ran; 20l; 15l; 6m 51s
Owner: C Pike; Trainer Emma Watson

Open Maiden (4 to 7 year olds only)

Div 1 (Country Leisure)

1 Good Grammer (Nick Williams) 3-1 held up, led 15th, all out
2 I’m All Set (Will Biddick) 10-1 effort 2 out, ran on well
3 Swincombe Scorchio (Robbie Henderson) 7-2 left 3rd 2 out, kept on well
8 ran; 1l; 1 1/2l; 6m 58s
Owner: C Williams; Trainer Dean Coleman

Div 2 (Mole Valley Farmers)

1 Earthpower (Will Biddick) 3-1 went 2nd 15th, dvn to lead flat
2 Miss Weld (Pippa Glanville) 8-1 led til hdd flat
3 Upto Ollie (Leanda Tickle) 10-1 not trbl ldrs, stayed on clsg stgs
9 ran; 1 1/2l; 6l; 6m 57s
Owner Roger Penny; Trainer Jack Barber

Mixed Open (Michael Pidsley, Devonshire Straw Man)

1 Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) 11-10 Fav made most, stayed on strongly
2 Fiulin (Robbie Henderson) 11-2 good hdwy 3 out. ev ch til no ex apprg last
3 Bellsinni Ron (Will Biddick) 5-4 hdwy under press 4 out, not trbl ldrs
8 ran; 2 1/4l; 8l; 6m 50s
Owner Mrs Sue Trump; Trainer Robert Chanin

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Bien Connu (Will Biddick) 5-4 Fav made all, hit 13th,  ran on strongly flat
2 Turtle Boys (Ben Clarke) 16-1 went 3rd 3 out, challd ldr next, wknd flat
3 King Kash (Jamie Thomas) 12-1 disp ld 1st circuit, lost place 15, kept on agn nr finish
6 ran; 6l; 15l; 6m 53s
Owner: Peckmoor Partnership; Trainer Jack Barber

PPORA Club Novice Riders (Ford Simey Solicitors)

1 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) 4-6 Fav made all, stayed on gamely
2 Knight Blaze (Nick Lawton) 5-1 prom, chased ldr from 2 out
3 Weston Lodge (Alex Muirhead) 12-1 late hdwy to take 3rd flat
7 ran; 7l; 15l; 6m 58s
Owner Jennifer Davenport; Trainer Jennifer Davenport

Restricted (The Pinfold Family)

1 Dicky Bob (Jo Buck) 4-1 handy, took lead apprg last, comf
2 Molly Oscar (John Mathias) 14-1 prom. Led 14th til hdd & no extra apprg last
3 Sparkling Miss (Michael Legg) 6-1 midfield, not reach ldrs
6 ran; 10l; 7l; 6m 46s
Owner Verity Nicholls; Trainer Verity Nicholls

Open Maiden 8 year olds plus (Otter Brewery)

1 Downtown Manhattan (Will Biddick) 3-1 made virtually all, hard pressed 2 out, ran on
2 It’s My Island (John Mathias) 7-2 stdy prog 14th, challd 2 out, no extra apprg last
3 Beady Eye (Jason Kiely) 20-1 with ldr til wknd 15th
10 ran; 2 3/4l; distance; 7m 1s
Owner Hillbilly Partnership; Trainer Claire Hitch

The full results including all finishers are available on www.pointtopoint.co.uk

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East Devon Point-To-Point entries and form, Bishops Court, 28th February 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Race, Division 1
3rd 13:10 Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Race, Division 2
4th 13:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:20 Intermediate Race
6th 14:55 Novice Riders Race
7th 15:30 Restricted Race
8th 16:05 Open Maiden Race

Preview extract

Point to Point racing resumes in the Devon & Cornwall Area next weekend where the East Devon host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Saturday 28th February. With over 130 entries received, this day promises to be full of action.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance Car & driver £10, Car and passenger £20, Car plus occupants £30, Pedestrians £5.

Course is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Post code EX11 1RJ

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 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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