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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: Silverton Point-To-Point at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday 22nd January 2017

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

Course Updates:

Saturday 21st January 2017: ‪Linda Courtney reports all is okay at the course and no frosts are forecast for tonight #gopointing First race of eight at 11:30 tomorrow‬

Wednesday 18th January 2017: After a course inspection today the going remains – GOOD ,GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Monday 16th January 2017: Going – Good ,good to soft in places. Linda Courtney will provide an update during the week, after the course inspection.

Preview extract:

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday 22nd January. With an earlier start time of 11.30am and the now eight race card with 157 horses entered it promises to be another super family day out. The meeting will be celebrating 20 years of racing at this course, with quality entries attracted from around the country, the atmosphere will surely be electric.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and several trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to max £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Course is located at Kenton, nr Exeter, (off A380-EX6 8HR)

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.

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MID DEVON POINT-TO-POINT 2 FEB 2014 RESULTS

RESULTS:

Confined (Sponsor -: The Farriers)

1 Iron Chancellor (Michael Legg)  2-1 fav;

2 Before The War (Robbie Henderson) 12-1;

3 King of Alcatraz (Vicky Wade) 5-2;

10 ran; 10l; 6l;  6m 26s

Winning trainer; Sue Popham

 

Men’s Open (J Edward Sellars Investment & Wealth Management)

1 Nobby Kivambo (Mark Wall) 12-1;

2 Swansbrook (Michael Legg) 6-1;

3 Bellflowwer Boy (Ben Robarts) 20-1;

16 ran; 4l; 15l;  6m 30s

Trainer: Mark Wall

 

Ladies’ Open  (AGA)

1 Byerley Bear (Leanda Tickle) 4-7 fav;

2  Mobaasher (Lucy Gardner) 7-2;

3 Numbercruncher (Alice Mills) 7-1;

8 ran; 8l; 4l;  6m 31s

Trainer: Robert Chanin

 

Intermediate (Connolly’s Red Mills)

1 Welstonedruid (Ian Chanin) 7-2;

2 Patricktom Boru (Evan David); 7-2;

11 ran; only two finished; 20l;  6m 29s

Trainer: Robert Chanin

 

Restricted (Tozers Solicitors)

1 Level Spirit (Robbie Henderson) 10-1;

2 George Reid (Nick Williams) 10-1;

3 Just Hattie (Ian Chanin) 20-1;

12 ran; 4l; 2 1/2l;  6m 42s

Trainer: Edward Walker

 

Open Maiden Division 1 (The Old Thatch Inn, Cheriton Bishop)

1 Thetalkinghorse (Matt Hampton) 6-1;

2 Bamboleo (WillTelfer) 6-4 fav;

3 Diamond Eclipse (Lucy Gardner) 5-1;

12 ran;  3l; 1 1/2l;  6m 41s

Trainer: Keith Cumings

 

Open Maiden Division 2 (B J Barkwell & Sons)

1 Bob the Butcher (Bradley Gibbs) 8-1;

2 Way before dawn (Leanda Tickle) 20-1;

3 Gift of Dreams (Claire Hart) 10-1;

14 ran 8l; 3l;  6m 53s

Trainer: David Brace

REPORT: MID DEVON POINT-TO-POINT AT BLACK FOREST LODGE, SUNDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

IT was a busy afternoon at the third Black Forest Lodge fixture of the season with a total of 83 runners contesting the seven races.

Byerley Bear extended his unbeaten run to four this season with a fluent success over Mobaasher and Numbercruncher in the Ladies’ Open in the hands of Leanda Tickle. Nine-year-old Byerley Bear evidently relishes soft ground, and is currently the leading point-to-pointer in the country. Jumping soundly, the tough chestnut drew right away in the closing stages to land the AGA sponsored prize.

Byerley Bear was giving his Thorverton based trainer Robert Chanin his eighth winner of the season. This quickly became nine as the progressive youngster Welstonedruid, owned by Andrew and Sue Knox, stayed on strongly to notch his third win of the season in the Intermediate with the trainer’s son Ian in the saddle. “This horse is so lazy at home but he stays and gallops on the racecourse which is what really matters,” explained the trainer.

Iron Chancellor followed up his Wadebridge victory four weeks ago with a solid performance to take a good quality Confined event. Sue Popham trains this former winning chaser for the Harperswood Partnership at West Buckland near Taunton.

Iron Chancellor’s successful rider Michael Legg went close to scoring a double for the same yard in the 16-runner Men’s Open, but his mount Swansbrook could not quite peg back the front running Nobby Kivambo. The winner is owned by Jason Warner and trained by his jockey Mark Wall, and had travelled from the Cotswold Vale Farmers country. Nobby Kivambo kept pulling out a bit more after looking vulnerable jumping the third last. “I have had him since he was two years old and he kept going up in the handicap when he was with Brendan Powell under rules. We will stick to point-to-points now,” commented the owner, who is joint master of his local hunt.

Level Spirit came back from a two year break to win the Restricted at 10-1 under Robbie Henderson. Although described on the race card as 14-years-old, Level Spirit is only nine. The HeronIsland gelding won his Maiden in Ireland but was injured on his first run in this country. “We thought he may have needed the run today,” said his Ottery St Mary based trainer Ed Walker.

Despite a few drizzly outbursts it was fine during the afternoon despite the odd rainbow appearing over the Devon skyline. The ground was proving quite tiring however by the time the concluding maiden races took place. Given a patient ride by Matt Hampton, Thetalkinghorse came through to lead at the third last to score in his division. The well bred six-year-old is trained by Keith Cumings at Bishops Nympton, and is owned jointly by Hannah Broggio and Janet Cumings. “We got him at the Derby sales in Ireland two years ago and he is still learning,” said the trainer.

The Glamorgan gelding Canshetrain was heavily backed in the other division, but was pulled up after racing keenly early on. The prize still found its way over the SevernBridge however thanks to Bob the Butcher who was having only his second race in the colours of David Brace. Bradley Gibbs sent Bob the Butcher clear round the final bend to score easily, but it may pay to keep an eye on the placed horses Way Before Dawn and Gift of Dreams who each finished with a flourish.

MONEY TALKS

There seemed little sense in opposing BYERLEY BEAR  (4-7 touched 4-6) in the Ladies’ Open, but there was a gamble on ISLAND LIFE who was backed into 3-1 from an opening show of 8’s. This appeared to be optimistic since Island Life had been beaten out of sight behind Byerley Bear at the Silverton. . In the event he finished fourth behind the favourite this time, with Mobaasher (runner up) providing an action replay of the Silverton result.

Mark Wall’s mount SCENIC ROUTE was the whisper in the Intermediate having been seen early at 8-1 before dropping to 11-4 in a decent field. He looked fit and was prominent until after half way before being pulled up. This race went to the strong stayer Welstonedruid who found market support at 9-2 before settling at 7-2

UN AMI had created a favourable impression in his two English points after showing promise in France. This good looking grey was always tight in the Restricted betting and 11-10 on soon became 6-4 on. He got very tired in the sticky ground and was probably feeling the effects of his recent exertions when his young rider pulled him up before the last. He deserves another chance in similar company.

There was good support for DANDAN (6’s to 4’s) and GEORGE REID (14’s to 10’s) in the Restricted, with GEORGE REID and Nick Williams doing their best to shake up the eventual winner LEVEL SPIRIT who was easy to back at 10-1.

Although the punters struck first with IRON CHANCELLOR (5-2 into 2’s) the bookies came off best in the afternoon with only two winning favourites out of seven.

RESULTS

Results of the Mid 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 photographers were at the meeting: Bath Photographic (Marcus Bath), Equus Prints (Stephen Wensley), Phil Britt, and Sporting Prints (Alun Sedgemore)

NEXT FIXTURE

Saturday 8th February, Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge.

Mid Devon entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Mens Open Race
3rd 13:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Restricted Race
6th 14:55 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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