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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.

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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.

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Entries: South Pool Harriers Point-To-Point at Buckfastleigh on Sunday 19th Febuary 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, Division 1
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Race, Division 2
6th 15:05 Open Mares Maiden Race
7th 15:40 Restricted Race


Friday 17th February 2017
: No rain at Buckfastleigh since Wednesday morning and sunshine with a light breeze all day today. Work parties out in force cracking on with preparations. Course looking great and everyone looking forward to a full day’s racing on Sunday. Further report with Going update on Friday evening.

Wednesday 15th February 2017: Yesterday afternoon BHA Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, walked the course and was happy with it. The Going was Soft, good
to Soft.

Saturday 11th February 2017:

Preview extract:

The South Pool Harriers hold the first of two meetings to be held at the popular Buckfastleigh track next Sunday 19th February.The first pony racing of the season also takes place here at 11am with three races which are sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages, followed by the main seven race card which starts at 12 noon, 135 entries have been received.

On course facilities are excellent viewing, catering marquee with licensed bar (real ale), great locally sourced food, homemade cakes & hot drinks, plus various trade stalls offering an fabulous family day to end the half term week.

Course is located off A38 at Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) Entrance is £10 pp (max £30 per car) children under 16 free.

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.

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Entries: North Cornwall Point-To-Point at Wadebridge on Sunday 8th January 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members Race
2nd 12:05 Club Members Race
3rd 12:40 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:15 Restricted Race
5th 13:50 Mens Open Race
6th 14:25 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 15:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
8th 15:35 Confined Race

 Preview extract:

Point-to-Point horse racing action returns to the Devon & Cornwall Area after the Christmas and New Year break, when the North Cornwall host their meeting at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday 8th January.

This is a meeting not to miss with eight races on offer and an early start time of 11.30am. Over eighty entries have been received.

The facilities on offer for the public are track side viewing, a huge covered barn containing hot refreshments, bar bookies a large TV screen, together with many trade stands.

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

Course is located at The Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge. (off A39 West 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.

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Results: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 14 February 2015

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Going: Soft, tacky

Confined (The Green Waste Company)

1 Sweet My Lord (Tom Chanin) 4-7 fav prom, led 3 out, pushed clear
2 Swansbrook (Leanda Tickle) 7-4 hdwy 14, ev ch 3 out, not pace wnr
3 Archie Rice (Bryony Frost) 20-1 late hdwy, nearest at finish
7 ran; 4l; 1l; 6m 19s
Owner; Mr T & Mrs E M Worth; Trainer: Robert Chanin

Ladies’ Open (Savills Cornwall)

1 Beuvron (Hannah Welch) 1-3 fav made all, easily
2 Iron Chancellor (Bryony Frost) 2-1 chased wnr, well held from 3 out
2 ran; 12l; 6m 10s
Owner: Mr C Stanley; Trainer Sam Holdsworth

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Supreme Danehill (Darren Edwards) 11-1 hdwy 11, led 4 out, stayed on well
2 Little Cornham (Will Biddick) evens fav gd hdwy 12, effort 4 out, alwys held
3 Tolatetobeearly (Taylor Pook) 12-1 made most til 4 out, held from next
8 ran; 5l; 6l; 6m 14s
Owner;Mr G F Edwards; Trainer: Gordon Edwards

Open Maiden

Division 1 (Stimson & Tieken)

1 Lucius Fabeo (Olivia Hutchings) 7-2 alwys prom, led after 4 out, held on well
2 Only Gorgeous (Jo Buck) 12-1 slt ld 4 out, ev ch til no extra flat
3 The Mystro (Will Biddick) 5-4 fav made most til 14, no extra from next
9 ran; 1 1/4l; 14l; 6m 19s
Owner Miss O Hutchings; Trainer Olivia Hutchings

Division 2 (Rosevean Veterinary Practice)

1 Racey Lacey (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav made all, pushed out flat, comf
2 Follow The Paint (Robbie Henderson) 7-4 effort 3 out, cl up blnd next, not recvr
3 Bertie’s Way (Darren Edwards) 14-1 kept on clsg stages
11 ran; 9l; 1l; 6m 23s
Owner The Racey Club (Jo Metherall); Trainer Pauline Geering

Men’s Open (Mr & Mrs Peter George)

1 Before The War (Robbie Henderson) 6-1 good prog 4 out, led after last, ran on
2 Working Title (Sam Drinkwater) 10-11 fav made most til hdd & no extra after last
3 Bellflower Boy (Ben Robarts) 16-1 with ldrs, wknd 4 out
6 ran; 5l; 12l; 6m 15s
Owner Mr Stuart Jarrett; Trainer Ed Walker

Restricted (Trelawny Subaru, Penzance)

1 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 7-4 led 4 out, slt ld 3 out, asserted flat
2 Le Clo De La Londe (Jamie Thomas) 11-8 fav challd from 4 out, ev ch til no ex flat
3 Genermouse (Josh Newman) 7-1 with ldrs til outpaced 4 out
Owner The Bradley Partnership; Trainer Nicola Martin

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

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Western Point-To-Point entries and form, Wadebridge, 14 February 2015

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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, Division 1
5th 14:20 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
6th 14:55 Mens Open Race
7th 15:30 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 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.

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Preview: Western Point to Point, Wadebridge, Sat 14 February 2015

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There is a real treat in store this weekend for Point-to-Point horseracing enthusiasts, with two meetings scheduled in the Devon & Cornwall Area.

The first is on Saturday 14th February, where the Western host their meeting at the popular Wadebridge track. This is an ideal way to treat your partner for a day at the races on Valentines day. There are seven races on offer, with easy access to the course, and great track side viewing at the Royal Cornwall Showground. With the weather set fair, it looks like many of the horses that prefer the faster ground will be out.  Action is set to take place at 12 noon with the Green Waste Co-sponsored Confined. Of the ten entered, My Sweet Lord from the Robert Chanin team won well here in January, when sent off odds-on favorite to please his backers. Before The War catches the eye after his two comfortable wins at Flete Park last season for trainer Ed Walker.

In the Savills-sponsored Ladies Open, Aiteen Thirtythree from the Parker team has five straight point wins, including a mixed open, he has previously won two Chases under rules and is a Cheltenham Novice hurdle winner on good ground. Beuvron was an impressive 15 length winner of the Ladies Open at Black Forest Lodge under Hannah Welch.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race, in which connections of recent Black Forest Lodge winner Tolatetobeearly are looking for a ticket into the final, and a quick fire double could be on the cards for him under novice jockey Taylor Pook. Little Cornham from the Keith Cumings-team ran well recently when second under reigning national champion jockey Will Biddick, who last weekend clocked up his 200th winner.

The Open Maiden race has already been divided, these have been sponsored by Stimson & Tieken and Rosevean Vets. Suggestions in the first division could be Sedgemoor Top Bid and The Mystro after their recent thirds. In the second division Follow The Paint and Wivannie catch the eye.

Peter & Anita George kindly sponsor the Mens Open, and of the eight entered Cock Of The Rock had been unlucky here previously when slipping up on the bend, but then went on to run second behind Harbour Court at Milborn St Andrew under jockey Harry Cobden, having only been headed near the finish. On that form they look to be likely favourties.  Working Title could be the main challenger, having previously held Googoobarabajagal also entered, in fifth at the last meeting.

Finally in the Trelawney of Penzance Restricted race, a battle could be on for the prizes between recent winners Sonoftheking from the Nicola Martin team, Genermouse who was a surprise 33-1 at Black Forest Lodge, and the Kayley Woollacott-trained  Le Clo De La Londe.

The course boasts a large covered barn containing hot refreshments, bookies, bar and trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car and driver, £5 per passenger with children under 16 free. Course is located off A39 west of Wadebridge. Post code PL27 7JE.

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

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Preview: Mid Devon Point-To-Point – Black Forest Lodge Sunday 1 February 2015

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Two fantastic pony races kick off the card at the Mid Devon Point to Point at Black Forest Lodge, Sunday Feb 1st at 11am. There is a full line up, 10 strong field in the 138cm and under, and nine entered in the 148cm and under.

The main card starts at 12 noon, with seven races scheduled and 100 entries received. In the Farmers-sponsored Confined race the Keith Cumings-trained Whenharrymetsally is entered, is unbeaten in four runs, including a win at this track in December, until slipping up at Wadebridge on her last run. Sweet My Lord from the Robert Chanin team is another to stand out among the entries, having won at Wadebridge earlier this month under jockey Tom Chanin. Also entered is Thinkaboutthat who has shown some decent form and ran well at Larkhill before fading two out.

Bovey Castle sponsor the Men’s Open in which the highly rated, Alan Hill-trained Harbour Court also holds entries at Horseheath and Milborn St Andrew this weekend. Double Bank from the Emma Oliver team took the Men’s Open at Wadebridge in December and followed that win up with a close second in a Hunter Chase at Taunton earlier this month, he looks the likely favourite having been a previous course winner here. Welstonedruid is another who could step up to the challenge having won here at the last meeting.

Tozers sponsor the Ladies Open, in which the prolific winning gelding Byerley Bear is entered, as is his stable mate Ned White. The ground could be a deciding factor as to which one runs, with Ned White preferring the dryer ground, having made all here last January, to destroy his field by twenty lengths for owner Jacqui Elliott. Iron Chancellor from the Sue Popham yard could be a challenger here, another previous course winner, but may need the run.

The Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate race has attracted a good strong entry of 13. The progressive ICTHEC won his Maiden here in November and then took the Restricted race at Larkhill when dead heating with Jepeck. Based on that form ICTHEC could run well again for trainer/jockey Peter Mason. Full Throttle found top gear here when taking the Restricted at the last meeting, for trainer Laura Thomas. The Kayley Woollacott entry Devon General cannot be left out of the equation, with the yard sending out winners thick and fast. This race is sponsored by Denese Molyneaux Financial Planning.

In the Subaru-sponsored Restricted series race, the Nicola Martin-trained Sonoftheking won well at Wadebridge under jockey Darren Edwards. Another entry Johnny No Cash, trained by Nikki Frost, ran well last season and looked to have needed the run when held at Wadebridge under jockey Hannah Welch. This race is a qualifier for the £10,000 Subaru final to be held at Stratford racecourse on 29th May.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow, in the first division suggestion could be Miss Weld, The Mystro and Stop The Press. In the second division, Love The Leader catches the eye, having run fourth in Ireland, and is owned/trained by Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone. Stony Road ran second here at the January meeting behind Genermouse, and looks promising. These races are sponsored by Mr R Stuart Jervis and Mr & Mrs M Eldridge.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Location is Kenton, nr Exeter of A380. EX6 8HR.

Entrance is £10 per person up to £30 per car. Pedestrians £10.

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

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Rhys Williams’s Silverton Point-To-Point commentary, Black Forest Lodge, Sunday 18th January 2015

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A sunny and dry day resulted in a decent sized crowd. Some good racing with a few class performances and exciting finishes. The ground was sticky soft ground.

Confined

14 runners lined up for the opening race on the card. Welstonedruid went off 11-4 favourite and prevailed in a very tight finish with Mic’s Delight. Welstonedruid looked to have settled it shortly after the last but seemed to idle on the run in and almost got beat. Bradley Brook (2-1 out to 5-1) ran quite well in 3rd considering he was carrying a 10lb penalty.

Restricted Div 1

The Restricted was split on the day. Division 1 went to What About Will at 9-1, who was the only runner still galloping in the closing stages and some very weary horses clambered over the last. Kerry Mganga finished 2nd and Bamboleo 3rd, after Gentle Duke stopped to a walk on the run in after jumping the last in a clear 3rd. Larkhill winner Themanfromcork was a disappointing 4-6 favourite.

Restricted Div 2

The favourites flip-flopped in div 2 as Soixante Six was backed into 6-4 favourite while Full Trottle drifted from evens out to 9-4. These two fought out the finish with Full Trottle getting a crucial advantage of a couple of lengths after 2 out and held Soixante Six after the last. They pulled well clear of the 3rd, Sparkling Miss, who shaped with some promise.

Ladies Open

A warm contest for the Ladies Open with the 6 runners including multiple winner Byerley Bear, hunter chase 2nd Catspan and the Steve Flook trained pair Foundry Square and Rumbury Grey. Having led, Byerley Bear was headed on the run to 3 out and looked in a bit of trouble but he rallied well under pressure and got the crucial inside line on the final bend as Catspan and Foundry Square challenged. Foundry Square tried to challenge after turning in but couldn’t get to Byerley Bear who won at 4-5. Foundry Square came 2nd (6-4 out to 2-1) and Catspan 3rd.

Mens Open

A very competitive Mens Open and those at the head of the market came to the fore. Steeltown was sent clear of the field early on the final circuit but the gap was gradually closed by a few and Coombe Hill was the one who closed strongly after 2 out. He got to the front with a good jump at the last and the 14yo went on to win from Steeltown. Rosies Peacock, the 2-1 fav, ran well back in 3rd.

Open Maiden Div 1 Part 1

Div 1 of the maiden was split on the day. Part 1 looked a competitive race and produced a very tight finish between According To Harry and Swingbridge. The former, sent off at 4-1, just got the verdict from the 3-1 fav. The Mystro showed some promise in 3rd and should pick up a maiden.

Open Maiden Div 1 Part 2

Nortonthorpelegend’s price fluctuated around evens in Part 2 but he was in trouble early on the final circuit and could never get into the race. Victory went to Genermouse at 25-1 from Stony Road, who ran a promising race in 2nd, and Wivannie in 3rd.

Open Maiden Div 2

Carnage in Div 2 of the maiden. The favourite Loves Blind unseated early on. High Hatton (6-4 out to 4-1) had cruised into the lead when getting rid of James Tudor at the open ditch and the horse that followed him, Thegreendalerocket, unseated too. Very few of the 14 that set off were still going at the finish and it was Infamous Grouse that won to complete a treble for Darren Edwards. Morebutwhen and Gold Relief followed him home.

Intermediate

Visually the most impressive performance came in the last. Repeat Business (4s very early, then 5-2 into 7-4) travelled smoothly throughout and took up the running going across the top of the course. Little Cornham was the only danger at 2 out but Repeat Business quickly pulled clear, putting up a smart performance. Little Cornham was no match for the winner but ran well in 2nd and Argentato ran well in 3rd at 50-1. Supreme Danehill was the 6-4 favourite but could never get into a challenging position and ran below his best.

Good to see plenty of familiar local faces among the crowd and a few rare visitors to these parts.

Rhys Williams

 

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SILVERTON AT BLACK FOREST LODGE 18 JAN 2015

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The betting ring at Black Forest was particularly strong with 15 bookies providing a competitive market.

• Punters got off to a good start with Welstonedruid (11-4 to 5-2 fav) squeezing home by a short head in front of Mic’s Delight (9-1 to each way money).

What About Will (9’s to 8’s) kept jumping to the left in the first of the divided Restricted, but still had 15 lengths in hand at the post. He can score again on a left hand track. Welsh cash was seen for the Nick Williams ridden Kerry Mganga (8’s to 6’s) but his effort was short lived. He should win a Restricted back in Wales.

Vilja was backed from 12-1 to 8-1 in the other Restricted division but fell at the 11th fence when lying second. She is in a good yard and is worth another chance. The finish concerned the two at the top of the market with Full Throttle (11-10 out to 9-4) atoning for his unlucky fall at Cottenham in beating the favourite Soixante Six (2-1 to 13-8)

Steeltown was well supported from 5-1 to 7-2 in a high class Men’s Open and ran extremely well. He was pegging back the winner Coombe Hill (strong at 7-2) near the finish, with former Lady Dudley Cup winner Rosies Peacock (5-2 into 2-1 fav) finishing a creditable third.

According To Harry (5-1 to 4-1) had fallen at Wadebridge last week after a promising third at the showground in a race which is working out well before Christmas. With the in-form Darren Edwards giving him a perfect waiting ride, this promising six-year-old just denied Swingbridge (3-1 fav) in yet another race which had to be divided on the day.

• Bookies got some expenses back in the other division of the Maiden when Genermouse (33-1 and not a friend in sight) put in an exhilarating round of jumping to score under Joshua Newman.

Infamous Grouse provided another shock in division two of the maiden. This big gelding started at 12-1 but had been seen at 20’s and it was left to Darren Edwards to follow in the hoof prints of his previous two winners.

* As it got colder the number of punters dwindled. Only the needy and the greedy (including me) lingered around for the final event of a long afternoon. Two of the eight Intermediate runners were offered at 66-1, but it was the Llangeinor qualified Repeat Business (5-2 to 7-4) who took the prize across the Severn bridge to Wales.