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DEVON & CORNWALL AREA – REVIEW 2013/14 SEASON

YET ANOTHER SEASON has come and gone and we were privileged in the DEVON & CORNWALL AREA to witness some thrilling racing. Our area is the largest in the country, and our season stretched from 1st December through to mid-June, when the Derby has come and gone and Royal Ascot is imminent. Just three of the scheduled 27 meetings were lost due to bad weather in this particularly wet winter and spring– all due to waterlogging.

Pride of place as far as the local horses are concerned goes to the Silverton qualified nine-year-old Byerley Bear. This sound jumping chestnut recorded six of his seven Open wins in the area, ridden to five of them by Leanda Tickle for owner Roger Knowles.

Byerley Bear is stabled with Robert Chanin who performed quite a feat in saddling seven winners from his first eight runners of the season. Welstonedruid looked a useful stayer in the making, and this sturdy six-year-old was also sent out from Chanin’s Thorverton yard to score four times before mid-March.

One of the most progressive pointers in the area was Bradley Brook who followed up wins at Kilworthy and Upcott Cross by winning the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Chase Final under Darren Edwards.

That ultra game mare Lucette Annie was also partnered regularly by Darren Edwards, and took her career tally into double figures. Two of her three victories came at Upcott Cross in the soft ground she revels in.

Whenharrymetsally just edged out Lucette Annie for the area mares award. The six-year-old by King’s Theatre won three of her five races and looks a nice prospect for the future. Red Penny and Paper Lady were other well bred mares to catch the eye. These were just two of the winners saddled by Nikki Frost.

It was good to see the useful ex-chaser Aiteenthirtythree go through the campaign unbeaten. Two of the gelding’s four successes came in the area. His young rider Natalie Parker excelled when forcing her mother’s ten-year-old up in the last few strides to win the Lamerton Mixed Open.

Robbie Henderson was always chasing Will Biddick’s shadow for the National jockeys’ title (well done Will – at least you are Cornish !). Robbie’s 32 winners provided him with his best ever season, elevating him to his first Devon & Cornwall jockeys’ title. Darren Edwards and Will Biddick were his closest pursuers for  the area prize.

The majority of Henderson’s winners were saddled by Ed Walker. The East Devon qualified Level Spirit won four times for The Otter Club and Hameldown Tor’s consistency was rewarded with two late season wins in the same colours from Walker’s Ottery St Mary base. Blazing Whale was also sent out from the yard to win three times, culminating in a defeat of Ross Oliver’s star West Country mare Wee Fly in the Four Burrow Open at Trebudannon.

Wee Fly’s subsequent Members’ success at the next Trebudannon fixture proved to be her 18th and final victory as the mare was injured in a road accident shortly afterwards. This was quite a blow for her sporting owner/trainer Ross Oliver who has accumulated nearly 40 pointing wins between her and her half brother Let’s Fly.

Mister Moonax earned honourable retirement after his Flete Park four miles Ladies’ Open success, and another 14-year-old, Gone To Lunch, stayed on very gamely to win the Dulverton Farmers four miles event at Treborough Hill in March under a terrific ride from Laura Scott.

It is always heartening in the point-to-point world to see “small” stables enjoy their share of success. In this respect Reuben Chapman’s Reliable Richie lived up to his name. The Cornish eight-year-old proved that staying was his best subject with late season wins at Trebudannon and Bratton Down.

Kayley Woollacott enjoyed a  succesful season and produced winners on the first and last day of the season in Mr Bingley and Checkerboard. In addition Steeltown, Minella Web, King Kash and Devon General earned their keep from the Rose Ash yard, Devon General’s impressive win on Easter Monday at Trebudannon was a prelude to his 15 lengths bumper win at Stratford, with young jockey Jake Bament giving way to A P McCoy in the saddle.

Another recent bumper winner to emerge from the area was Julian Selby’s home bred Fivefortyfive who scored on his pointing debut at Wadebridge before landing a Uttoxeter bumper in mid-June.

Certain Flight has become a flagship performer from the Keith Cumings yard and gained the first of his five wins this season in the Tiverton Open. The yard excelled however with their younger horses and six-year-olds Thetalkinghorse, The Mexican Bandit and Whenharrymetsally all emerged as potential stars.

Master Hooper and Whispering Wild won races in the style of good staying types and Ambitious Pursuit, and Carheney River also look to have a future. Annie Aces was successful on both her starts, whilst Babeny Bridge came into the season with two unbeaten runs as a four-year-old and duly added three more victories to his CV.

The latter’s rider, 16-year-old Chester Williams, took the area novice riders’ award by a single point to thwart the late bid of David Noonan. Another 16-year-old, Megan Nicholls, was the area ladies’ novice champion. Her first point-to-point ride Gwanako was beaten at Wadebridge, but the later exploits of Current Event and Join Together took her ahead of Hannah Welch.

The early season injury to Jo Buck threw the Area Ladies’ title race wide open and Bryony Frost’s best ever season (12 winners) enabled the 19-year-old from Buckfastleigh to retain the title she won last year ahead of Leanda Tickle.

I would just like to pay tribute to the Devon & Cornwall Association bookmakers. The odds offered by the bookmakers who stand in our area is the envy of many other parts of the country. Point-to-pointing is set to resume at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday 30th November – see you there.

Report: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 18th May 2014

THE Westcountry point-to-point season entered its final few weeks on Sunday (May 18th) when the Dulverton West fixture became the first of three meetings to be held in late May and June at Bratton Down.

The scenic views across Exmoor are worth the trip alone, and this time there was the bonus of warm weather. The continuing dry spell also proved a bonus for horses with a preference for fast ground.

This was certainly the case in the 12-runner Restricted with five-year-old Minella Web finishing best of all up the final climb to snatch the race from Carheney River. The winner is a useful looking gelding, trained for Withypool based owner Rhoddy Harvey-Bailey by Kayley Woollacott, who said, “We bought him privately in Ireland where he had run a few times last year and gave him a break. He won at Badbury in February but disappointed since in the soft and he definitely needs this better ground.”

Robbie Henderson had cut the deficit in the race for the Men’s National Championship to five when winning on Minella Web, but title holder Will Biddick was soon in full stride. He restored his lead to six with a hard fought success on Sandra Maltby’s Willow Bird in the Open Maiden which attracted 14 runners. Biddick was content to wait on the Richard Barber trained mare before galvanising his mount for a strong run up the final hill to catch the unlucky O’Flo in the dying strides. A sturdy mare by Midnight Legend whose dam won four chases, Willow Bird was bought at Doncaster sales last May for £6,000 and was having only her third outing.

Gorteenwood was another to relish the drying ground, and was well backed before making virtually all the running to beat his 11 rivals in the Intermediate. His owners Tim and Sue Winzer were given the news as they landed back from holiday at Heathrow airport. “He must have top of the ground,” emphasised the gelding’s trainer Gordon Chambers. Michael Heard gave the winner a positive ride and just had enough in reserve to hold the strong finishing Dancing Olga. Gorteenwood is a tough sort. “He had a suspicion of a leg and missed last year,” reported the trainer.

Reliable Richie is developing into a useful stayer, and the six-year-old followed up his Cornish National win when just outstaying Right Enough in the Mixed Open over the extended four miles. “He could have gone round again. All he does is gallop,” reported jockey Darren Edwards to the winner’s owner/trainer Reuben Chapman.

Aiteen Thirtythree retained his unbeaten record this season with his fourth consecutive success under his young jockey Natalie Parker in the Bob Pittard Memorial PPORA Conditions race. The winner was chased home by another classy performer in Gone to Lunch (Laura Scott) – an excellent advert for keeping former National Hunt horses going in a second career. Owner Tracey Parker has obvious pride in her gift horse Aiteen Thirtythree. “He has been in training since last June and will have his shoes off and go in the field now,” she reported.

Another young rider to shine was Chester Williams, who strengthened his hand for the Devon & Cornwall area novice riders’ title when getting Babeny Bridge home in the Confined. The winner had stalked leader Ned White until the last and had to be ridden out to hold the late flourish of What Er Say (Josh Guerriero). “I am in the middle of my A/S exams at West Buckland School and have another exam tomorrow,” said the 16-year-old who certainly passed his race riding test here on Babeny Bridge.

RESULTS

Results of the Dulverton West 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 (professional and amateur) photographers were at the meeting: Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), Brian Armstrong, David Strange, Fox Photography, Helen Stoneman, Sportography (Mark Johnson), Tim Holt, Turfpix (Tracy Roberts)

NEXT FIXTURE

Monday 26th March, South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross (Halwill Junction).

Results: Dulverton West Point-To- Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 18 May 2014

Going: Good to Firm

Restricted (Sponsor – UK Garden Powers)

1 Minella Web (Robbie Henderson) 16-1
2 Carheney River (Rob Hawker) 13-8 fav
3 Last Edition (Ed Barrett) 6-1
12 ran; 1 1/2l; 3l; 5mins 47secs
Trainer: Kayley Woollacott

Open Maiden (Brewer Harding & Rowe – solicitors)

1 Willow Bird (Will Biddick) 9-2
2 O’Flo (Matt Hampton) 6-1
3 Fountains Cider (David Noonan) 15-2
14 ran; 1/2l; 8l; 5m 49s
Trainer: Richard Barber

Mixed Open 4 m 1f (Brend Hotel Group)

1 Reliable Richie (Darren Edwards) 8-1
2 Right Enough (Tom Chanin) 2-1
3 Father Owen (Scott Turner) 33-1
7 ran; 4l; 6l; 8m 15s
Trainer Reuben Chapman

Intermediate (Connolly’s Red Mills)

1 Gorteenwood (Michael Heard)
2 Dancing Olga (Ed Barrett) 10-1
3 Turtle Boys (Ben Clarke) 9-2
12 ran; 1 1/2l; 5l; 5m 42s
Trainer: Gordon Chambers

PPORA Club Conditions – Bob Pittard Memorial (The Pittard family)

1 Aiteen Thirtythree (Natalie Parker) 4-5 fav
2 Gone to Lunch (Laura Scott) 9-4
3 Eslin Bridge (George Hiscox) 14-1
6 ran; 2 1/2l; 10l; 5m 53s
Trainer: Kevin Parker

Confined (James Pryce Tractors)

1 Babeny Bridge (Chester Williams) 7-4 fav
2 Whar Er say (Josh Guerriero) 6-1
3 Ned White (Tom Chanin) 6-1
8 ran; 1/2l; 8l; 5m 43s
Trainer: Jane Williams

Dulverton West entries and form

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:45 Intermediate Race
5th 15:20 Novice Riders Race
6th 15:55 Confined 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: Dulverton West – Bratton Down, Sunday May 18th

A fantastic day out for all the family is in store this weekend, where the Dulverton West host their Point-to-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 18th May. The first of three meetings to be held at the course this season. Over 110 entries have been received for the six race card.

With a stunning backdrop view of Exmoor, the picnics will be brimming full of goodies as Pony racing heads up the action at 11.45am. Then follows the main six race card, which starts with the UK Garden Powers James Hayes sponsored Restricted race at 1pm. Of the 25 entered, Carheney River from the Karyn Heard team is fresh from an easy win at Vauterhill, when coming home 30 lengths ahead of his nearest rival O’flo. Also entered is the Richard Barber-trained Its A Close Call, another to have won easily when winning his maiden at Woodford by 20 lengths. Ladfromhighworth is another suggestion, having clocked up a second here last season, and his recent four lengths third at Ston Eston behind the winner Mythologist could see him go close for the Camilla Scott team.

Brewer, Harding & Rowe Solicitors sponsor the Open Maiden, in which Golden Squirell has shown ability in his runs at Larkhill, when third behind Midnight Jade, and Stafford Cross having led until weakening approaching the last fence, in a race won by The Eaglehaslanded. My Rosie B ran a good second at Flete Park behind The Will Biddick-trained and ridden The Doom Bar.

The Brends Hotel sponsored Mixed Open has attracted 14 entries, of which Aiteen Thirtythree, Bellsinni Ron, Lucette Annie and Gone To Lunch are just some to mention with outstanding form this season. This is sure to be the feature race of the day, set over a distance of four miles and one furlong, it will be a true test of stamina and could stage a thrilling battle.

Midnight Breeze, Shanann Star and previous course winner My Rebel are suggestions for the Intermediate race. My Rebel trained by Becky Kennen, was only four and a half lengths third at the recent Vauterhill meeting, having won his restricted at Upcott Cross,he won his maiden here last season and goes well for jockey Leanda Tickle. This race is sponsored by Red Mills.

The PPORA Club Members race is run in memorial of Bob Pittard and sponsored by his family. Both Aiteen Thirtythree and Gone To Lunch hold entries if connections decide to bypass the Mixed Open, but it is worth taking a look at the newcomer Ambitous Pursuit This six year old gelding looks to be full of ability under jockey Pippa Glanville, having won both of their starts at the Flete meetings for the Glanville family, and may score their hat-trick here.

Concluding the days events is the James Pryce Tractors-sponsored Confined race. Robbie Henderson who is currently leading the area jockey’s title, could take the ride on either of the Ed Walker-trained entries Before The War with wins at both Flete meetings, or Blazing Whale having already scored his hat-trick of wins, including the Intermediate at Chipley Park and Mixed Open at Great Trethew. Will Biddick who is currently leading the national jockey’s title may get the leg-up on Minella Fifty,the combination is another already with a hat-trick when winning at Charlton Horethorne, Cothelstone and Stafford Cross, and would be a popular local winner here for the Claire Hitch team

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

Entrance to the course is £10 per car & driver, £20 car and occupants. The course is located at Bratton Fleming, 9m NEof Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton EX31 4SG.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Arlington Court (3.5 miles)

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Modbury Harriers entries and form

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 2m4f Open Maiden Race
5th 16:30 Mens Open Race
6th 17:05 Confined 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Preview: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point, Flete Park, Saturday May 3rd

IT  is the turn of the Modbury Harriers to hold their Point-to-Point at the stunning Flete Park course, this Saturday May 3rd. Pony racing heads up the action at 1pm, with a six-race main card starting at 2pm.

Their feature race of the day is The George Baskerville Ladies’ Open Four Mile Race. Included in the entries will be the Ross Oliver-trained Wee Fly. She is a course specialist, having won six time at this track, and this year, under jockey Bryony Frost, could see her take the Ladies’ Open four mile race for the fifth year in a row. The Rose Loxton-trained Join Together is another entry that could go well, for jockey Megan Nicholls, having won last weekend at Stafford Cross. Also to challenge could be the Camilla Scott-trained Gone To Lunch, having a total of nine Point wins and two seconds in Scottish Nationals, he is a true stayer, and won impressively, snatching a win at Treborough Hill under jockey Laura Scott. Although Gone To Lunch does hold a ticket to Cheltenham this week, so connections may choose to run him there.

In the W Daniels Plant Hire sponsored Open Maiden race, a suggestion would be Madam Be from the Ottery based trainer Ed Walker’s yard, having run second at the Dartmoor meeting here two weeks ago, coming home five lengths behind Ambitious Pursuit. The Doom Bar is also entered and should be popular, having run second for trainer/jockey Will Biddick at Kingston St Mary, that day headed near the line by Edeiff’s Lad.

Stanley Carpets sponsor the Restricted race, in which Ambitious Pursuit could follow up on his win here two weeks ago for the Glanville family. Another to consider is Whispering Wild, who also won his previous race here over the longer trip, coming home a length ahead of  Way Before Dawn. Gontdevon from the Robert Chanin team could also go well having scored two previous seconds at this track, and may appreciate any drying ground.

Lady Annabel from the Polly Gundry team, looks to be the likely favourite in the Friary Mill Bakery sponsored  Open Maiden two- mile four furlong race, after her second at Hackwood Park. The mare was unlucky to be brought down when challenging for third on her reappearance at Cothelstone. Beetle Jack under jockey Darren Edwards, is another suggestion, who could improve on his previous third here, and is a worthy each-way bet.

The two Ed Walker-trained entries of Hameldown Tor and Before The War, hold strong claims in the competitive Kitson Solicitors-sponsored Mens Open race. Hameldown Tor is another horse holding a ticket to Cheltenham this week. Before The War won the Confined race here two weeks ago, and his previous second in a Mens Open at Little Windsor behind Bellsinni Ron, makes him a leading contender with jockey Robbie Henderson on board. Other options could be Swansbrook from the Sue Popham team, having won this race last season, and Right Enough for the Hand family won the Restricted here two weeks ago, could also go close.

In the final race of the day, the Meadowside & St Francis-sponsored Confined race, suggestions would be the front running Ned White and Before The War if not running in the previous race. Notus De La Tour, trained locally by Clerk of the Course Sam Holdsworth, may well turn out again after his two lengths second to Level Spirit, at the Stafford Cross meeting last weekend.

The course offers stunning views of Flete Park, making it an ideal picnic spot, a host of trade stands, bar, bookies and hot refreshments.

Entrance is £10 car and driver £20 car and passengers. Location is Ermington, nr Ivybridge, Postcode PL21 ONX

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REPORT: DULVERTON FARMERS AT TREBOROUGH HILL SUNDAY 9th MARCH

ROBBIE HENDERSON took a strong grip on the Devon & Cornwall jockeys championship with three winners at Treborough Hill, where the ground was predominantly good. This was the first treble of the 24-year-old rider’s career.

Two of his winners, The Mythologist and Glacial Oscar, wore the colours of his parents Guy and Sophie and were saddled by his father who trains the family pointers near Shaftesbury, Dorset.

Six-year-old The Mythologist won the two and a half miles Maiden with consummate ease to set the ball rolling. “I thought he was still a bit heavy and he will come on for this,” said the trainer.

Bloodstock agent Tom Malone, who had sourced the gelding for the Hendersons at Cheltenham sales in January after he had finished runner up in a good Irish Maiden, was more bullish. “This horse is different class and will go on to better things,” said Malone confidently. The Mythologist has an interesting pedigree which looks more like flat breeding. He is by the Derby winner Motivator and his dam traces back to the Queen’s classic winner Highclere. Put The Mythologist into your notebooks.

It was a similar story behind the success of Glacial Oscar in the three miles Maiden. This strong topped gelding quickly strode clear when Robbie Henderson unleashed him in the home straight to score by 20 lengths. This time Malone had snapped him up for his current connections after a promising effort on his third racecourse appearance in Ireland six weeks ago. “He had a rough journey in that bad weather over the Irish Sea and has taken time to recover,” said Guy Henderson. Robbie was equally complimentary about this six-year-old. “No problems at all and he will improve a lot”, commented the jockey.

It was slightly harder work for the in-form rider in getting Level Spirit home in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. “He was keen early and is learning to settle,” said the jockey after his mount had mastered Ladfromhighworth in the closing stages. The Ed Walker trained Level Spirit, who had returned from a year off to win at Black Forest Lodge last month, sparked off a party atmosphere generated by his owners The Otter Club. This six-strong syndicate was soon making plans to celebrate their victory and combining it with a toast to baby Daisy, who was added to the Walker / Gundry  household last Friday. Congratulations to Polly and Ed.

The same connections went very close to winning the four miles Mixed Open when Hameldown Tor (Robbie Henderson) was caught in the last few strides by Gone to Lunch (Laura Scott). A great servant for owner Gary Lever, 14-year-old Gone to Lunch is trained by Camilla Scott just a few miles from the course. He had made relentless progress all the way up the home straight to prevail by a neck. “We didn’t think he was 100% fit. He had cut himself and needed stitches for an eight inch gash at Badbury Rings last season. Laura comes home from her studies at Cirencester at weekends to ride out,” reported Jeremy Scott, who was taking pre-Cheltenham time off from farm duties to help out.

Thetalkinghorse confirmed the good impression he had created at the Mid Devon  with a smooth success in the 11-runner Restricted. The Welsh challenger Lemonade Jack made most of the running, but Thetalkinghorse said goodbye to him when sweeping to the front two out. A blunder at the last was shrugged aside as a prelude to a 12 lengths victory. This Presenting six-year-old is owned by Hannah Broggio and Janet Cumings. He is stabled with Keith Cumings at Bishops Nympton and turned out to perfection as usual. “He has also improved for the better ground,” explained winning rider Matthew Hampton who works full time for Victor Dartnall.

The majority of races attracted good sized fields, but only four went to post for the Confined which featured a third career success for 21-year-old Natalie Parker on board Dashing John. The winner, owned jointly by the rider’s mother Tracy and Audreyc Manners, drew clear of Checkerboard two out to score by 20 lengths.

Although only five, BabenyBridge was winning the fourth race of his career in the Hunt race. This progressive gelding led from the fourth fence and held off the persistent challenge of Debs Dasher. “He hung a bit and will probably have a rest now,” reported winning 20-year-old jockey Lizzie Kelly who has caught the eye on her limited opportunities under rules this winter.

MONEY TALKS

Renowned stayer KING OF THE ROAD looked good each way material in the Four Miles Open and was backed from 10-1 into 7’s. He made much of the early running but was done with half a mile out. He had run a sound race at Badbury Rings recently but this was not one of his going days.

HAMELDOWN TOR’S good efforts behind Certain Flight and Ravethebrave in his previous outings this season was the best form on offer in the four-miler. Bookies took no chances with Ed Walker’s gelding and he was tight at 5-4 and 11-10. In the event he went down with all guns blazing as he was collared by GONE TO LUNCH in the shadow of the post. The Scott trained veteran was given a dream ride by Laura Scott after finding no friends in the ring (6-4 out to 7-2).

On a lesser scale there was money from Welsh faces for NIMBUS LAD in the two and a half miles Maiden. His previous Irish form was fairly modest but he was far from disgraced behind THE MYTHOLOGIST here having been supported from 10’s to 6’s

ANGER MANAGEMENT looked really fit and it was no surprise to see punters piling in to the former bumper winner. Backed from 12-1 into 4-1 he shot off like a train, but failed to see out the trip and was eventually pulled up. He would be of interest on a sharper track

RESULTS

Results of the Dulverton Farmers 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), Helen StonemanRichard Hill Photography, Sara RaynorSporting Prints (Alun Sedgemore) and Tim Holt

NEXT WEEKEND’S FIXTURES

Saturday 15th March, Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge
Sunday 16th March, Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh

DULVERTON FARMERS – RESULTS

Hunt Race (Yeo Barton Bloodstock)

1 BabenyBridge ( Lizzie Kelly) 1-2 fav

2  Debs Dasher (Jamie Thomas) 2-1

3 ran; only two finished; 4l;;6 mins 43 secs

 

Open Maiden 4 to 7 year olds only 2m 4f (Great Bradley Estate)

1 The Mythologist (Robbie Henderson) 9-4 fav

2 Nimbus Lad (Matthew barber) 6-1

3 Beaujolais Bob (Rob Hawker) 8-1

11 ran; 6l; 12l;  5m 29s

 

Confined (The Ladies of the Hunt)

1 Dashing John (Natalie Parker) 6-4

2 Checkerboard (Kayley Woollacott) 4-1

3 Getaway Driver Michael Legg) 8-1

4 ran; 20l; 4l;  7m 5s

 

Mixed Open 4 miles (Fallen Stock Company)

1 Gone to Lunch (Laura Scott) 7-2

2 Hameldown Tor (Robbie Henderson) 11-10 fav

3 Iron Chancellor (Michael Legg) 5-1

8 ran; Neck; 12l;  9m 19s

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Level Spirit (Robbie Henderson) 3-1

2 Ladfromhighworth (Vicky Wade) 4-1

3 Molly Oscar (Rob Hawker) 4-1

13 ran; 2l; 3l;  6m 44s

 

Restricted (Tom Malone Bloodstock Agent)

1 Thetalkinghorse (Matt Hampton) 9-4

2 Lemonade Jack (Tom David) 6-1

3 Lord Samson (Jamie Bargary) 6-1

11 ran; 12l; 10l;  6m 46s

 

Open Maiden (Winston Pincombe Land Rovers)

1 Glacial Oscar (Robbie Henderson) 5-2 jt fav

2 Nudge The Nugget (David Noonan) 7-1

3 Grey Dream (Ceiran Gethings) 9-1

14 ran; 20l; 3 1/2l;  6m 55s

Dulverton Farmers entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:30 Members Race
2nd 13:05 2m4f Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:40 Confined Race
4th 14:15 Mixed Open Race
5th 14:55 Intermediate Race
6th 15:30 Restricted Race
7th 16:05 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 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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