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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS, BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 25th MAY 2015

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The 14 bookmakers produced a strong betting market at Upcott Cross during an afternoon with some bizarre happenings.

The 14 runner Restricted became the race that never was. 50-1 chance Gleannacreim played up at the start, but the starter appeared to flag the field away. It was not until the race was taking shape with half a mile to run that a yellow flag was deployed to stop the race. A false start was cited. It was a pity that this unfortunate turn of events meant a void race because apart from everybody’s wasted efforts, a good finish was in prospect.

Course winner Brave Encounter had made most of the running, having been gambled on from early 20’s to 5-1 at the “off”. Will Biddick’s mount Earthpower had started favourite (5-2 to 2’s) and was making eye catching progress up the back straight. Myladtommy (25’s to 20’s) and the complete outsider Mongress Boy (200-1) also showed prominently when the order to stop the race was given.

The afternoon had started more positively in the eight-runner Confined when Devon General (3’s to 5-2) and Mausefalle (10-1 touched 12’) dead heated. Third placed King’s Bench (6’s into 4’s) kept on well and had run creditably on his three previous outings this season. He is capable of stepping up on this effort.

Posh Totty was the main fancy in the Men’s Open. One punter’s bet of £200 at 4-5 looked a steal, especially since the she hardened to 1-3 at the off. This time the Jack Barber trained mare found Robin Will (7-2 to 3’s) a bit too hot to handle.

Cock of the Rock, seeking his seventh successive win, opened at 1-2 in the Novice Riders’ (a bet of £2,000 to win £1,000 noted).  16-year-old Harry Cobden has impressed all season and once again timed his challenge to perfection to overcome the tough 6-year-old Le Clo de la Londe who had been backed from 6-1 to 9-2.

Ned White (7-4 fav from 2’s) has been a grand servant to his connections for many years. He jumped superbly for Leanda Tickle to win the Ladies’ Open without too much fuss. Despite showing as a 12-year-old on the race card he is actually a year older than that and retirement beckons for him at the end of the season.

I had begun to think that Baldhu High Tide was not much better than his dam North Coast Girl, who managed only one tailed off completion in her 14 races. Baldhu High Tide, sired by Baldhu Jack (who won two points in his day) had struggled with only one distant completion in his six efforts to date. However this was his day. Fitted with a hood for the first time and putting his eventing experience to good use, Baldhu High Tide had the last laugh and won quite easily in the end under Vicky Wade. He was of course easy to back at long odds (33’s to 25’s), but I saw one clairvoyant punter picking up the tidy sum of £2,000.

RESULTS

Results of the South Tetcott 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: Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), Tim Holt, David Strange, Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News), and Roger Peaple

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South Tetcott Point-To-Point entries and form, Upcott Cross, Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May 2015

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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 Race
5th 15:30 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:05 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 16:40 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

Going (Mon 18th): Good – Good/Soft

Preview extract:
The popular Point-to-Point horse racing course at Upcott Cross, Halwill junction is the area venue for this weekend Bank Holiday Monday May 25th. With only a few weeks left until the season finishes in June, this track will again attract the top horses and jockey’s to battle out the finishes with much at stake with the championship tables.

Pony racing will head up the action at 12 noon, before the main six race card commences at 1pm. Over 100 entries have been received.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of trade stands. The course is located 2 miles South of Halwill junction off A3079 – Postcode EX21 5AE.

Entrance is £10 car & driver, £10 per passenger up to a maximum of £30 per car, children under 16 free, pedestrians £10.

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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Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries and form, Vauterhill, Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Mares Maiden Race

Going:  Good / Good to Firm and will be a​grivated on Saturday/Sunday. (Friday 1st May)

 Preview extract

The Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, High Bickington, offers a great way to enjoy the scenic countryside on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th.

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

The course is located at High Bickington (signed from A377,A3124 & B3217) Post code EX37 9BT. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car driver and passenger, £30 per car load, under sixteens go 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
(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.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Warkleigh (3.7 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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Axe Vale Point-To-Point entries and form, Stafford Cross, Sunday 26th April 2015

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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 Club Members Race
6th 16:30 Restricted Race
7th 17:05 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 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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Preview : Axe Vale Point-to-Point, Stafford Cross, Sunday 26 April 2015

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Written by: Donna Harris

Hameldown Tor could be out looking for his fourth win of the season, for owners the Otter Club, in the Lee Clifford Engineering-sponsored Mixed Open at Stafford Cross this weekend. It is the turn of the Axe Vale to host their Point-to-Point meeting, near Seaton, Exeter, on Sunday 26th April. Local trainer Ed Walker scored a double last weekend, with Hameldown Tor taking the Mixed Open at Flete Park, and Level Spirit, another for the Otter Club, took the Confined race. Both are entered again here, and either are options for Robbie Henderson to ride. The challengers could be from the in-form Jack Barber team, with both Posh Totty and Subtle Sovereign having won recently under Will Biddick.

With pony racing heading up the action at 12 noon, this promises to be a great day out for all the family. Nearly 100 entries have been received for the main seven race card, which kicks off with the Beviss & Beckingsale-sponsored Members race at 1.30pm. Hameldown Tor also holds an entry in the members race, without him in the equation, Tandori is one to consider, from the Paul Phillips team, a previous course winner here, and ran a good second at Hackwood Park last month.

J & FJ Baker sponsor the Confined race in which Kostaquarta, another from the Barber team, could run well and follow up on his win at Milborne St Andrew. Louis Pasteur would need to improve on his recent second at Charlton Horethorne, Steeltown and Fiulin both ran well in a Hunter Chase at Exeter on Monday and could figure here if turning out again.

The Intermediate race has been sponsored by Martin Diplock Estate Agents, entry Cold Knight catches the eye, he is progressive and could go one better than his recent second at Andoversford, when sent off favourite that day. Sonoftheking is another to consider, also having run second in an Intermediate race, is also progressing well for the Nicola Martin team.

Harry Cobden won a Handicap Chase at Wincanton, whilst riding Ulck Du Lin for Paul Nicholls last weekend, he then made it to Littlewindsor the same afternoon to win on Cock Of The Rock. Harry’s possible mount in the Lentells Accountants-sponsored Novice Riders race is Silver Token, having clocked up four wins so far this season they are the likely favourites. Loose Preformer has been impressive, owned/trained and ridden by farrier Hedley Webb, they have won all three of their starts so should go close. Mic’s Delight for owner/trainer jockey Jennifer Davenport is likely to set the pace, and will put up a bold show.

The Restricted race is sponsored by Subaru, this could go the way of another Ed Walker trained entry On Your Max, having run close seconds in two restricted races this season. Both Royalzaro and Angleforcharlie could improve on their recent maiden wins and be in the mix. Gleannacreim from the Charlotte Hawker team, and Sparkling Miss from the Michael Miller team are other entries to note if the going stays on the good side.

The Scott Rowe Solicitors-sponsored Open Maiden race could go the way of the Milan sired San Satiro from the Barber team, the four-year old is yet to make his debut run. He is a half brother to The Eaglehaslanded, who took this race last season, and is owned by champion National Hunt trainer Paul Nicholls, he could be another horse for the future. Whatastormnorm ran well at both Great Trethew meetings, clocking up a second and third. Queens Law looked to find the going to testing when third at Upcott Cross, and is another who could appreciate the drier ground.

On course facilities include bar, hot refreshments, bookies and a number of trade stands. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £25 car load, pedestrians £10.

Location is Stafford Cross, nr Seaton (off A3052, 20m from M5 Junction 30 – EX24 6HZ)

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Beer Youth Hostel (1.3 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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East Cornwall (2) Point-To-Point entries and form, Great Trethew, 29 March 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 4&5y.o. 2m4f Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:05 4-7y.o. 2m4f Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:40 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:15 Novice Riders Race
5th 15:50 Intermediate Race
6th 16:25 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: East Cornwall Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, Sunday 29 March 2015

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Over 70 entries have been received for this weekends Point-to-Point meeting to be held at Great Trethew, Menheniot on Sunday March 29. The East Cornwall host the day, where two Pony races will head up the action at 12 noon, followed by the main race event starting at 1.30pm.

Come On Mother from the Robert Chanin team, looks a likely favourite in the St Austell Brewery-sponsored Open Maiden for four and five-year olds, having run a close second and coming home ahead of Mystery Edition and Motts Cross at this track earlier this month. The going that day was soft to heavy, and if conditions stay on the dry side, the sounder surface could see them battle out the placings here.

Dawe Hawken & Dodd sponsor the Open Maiden for four,five,six and seven year olds, which has attracted 27 entries, this race may well be divided on the day. Of the entries Spendajennie from the Kayley Woollacott team, ran well at Wadebridge when third behind winner Sonoftheking, and had shown previous form on good ground last season. Turnstone is another entry that catches the eye, having finished second here at the first meeting under current leading area jockey Darren Edwards, they could well put up another good performance for the Dean Summersby yard. Whatastormnorm is another to have run a close second in the divided Maiden at the last meeting here, when three lengths down to Great Camanoe.

In the Jamaica Inn-sponsored Mixed Open, Blazing Whale could go well, having taken the winners only Mixed Open at Buckfastleigh. He ran poorly in a Hunter Chase at Chepstow two weeks ago, but could make amends for his connections here having won this race last season. Welstonedruid is progressive and ran a good second here under Ian Chanin to Bradley Brook at the last meeting, he looks to be the main danger.

The PPORA Club Members Novice riders race could see Harry Cobden get another fine tune out of Silver Token. The combination have clocked up three straight wins for trainer Rachael Green, having impressed at Buckfastleigh when a six length winner of a strong field, that day holding Ladvie (also entered) in fifth. Cock Of The Rock could be another option for 16-year-old Harry, having taken the Novice riders race at Larkhill this month, and could be the preferred runner if the ground stays dry. Olivia Hutchings owns/trains and rides Lucius Fabeo, they stayed on well when winning the Members race at the earlier meeting here and could put on another bold show. This race is sponsored by Jefferys.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which the Nicola Martin-trained Infamous Grouse has quickly progressed up through the ranks into Intermediate company. He goes well under current area leading jockey Darren Edwards. Sarah Tickle could send out Way Before Dawn, having taken the Restricted race here one length ahead of Sonoftheking (a winner last weekend) on that form looks sure to go close.

The Restricted race, sponsored by Blackburn Metals closes the days events, entry Great Camanoe ran on well under jockey Jake Bament to beat favourite Whatastormnorm here in a Maiden race, and could be the one to catch if improving on that run. Another consideration could be Gleannacreim from the Charlotte Hawker team, having run a good two lengths second behind Turtle Too at Charleton Horethorne.

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

Course is located at Menheniot off the A38 between Liskeard and Saltash. Post code PL14 3PZ

Entrance car,driver and passengers £25, car and one passenger £20, £15 car and driver only. Children under 16 free.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Liskeard (3.3 miles)

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