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Entries: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, 18th February 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champion Chase Mixed Open
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, for horses & geldings
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Race, for mares & fillies
6th 15:05 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday 17 February 2018 – at 6.30pm

The Clerk of the Course reported the Going remains unchanged, Soft, Heavy in Places.  There was no overnight rain, it’s been another dry, sunny day and we are all set to race tomorrow.  Before racing begins tomorrow, as is usual the Going will be determined by the Chief Steward.

Friday 16 February 2018 15:45

Yesterday Clare Wonnacott, BHA local Inspector, visited the course, found it to be in good order with the Going ” Soft, Heavy in Places”. Today, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going remains unchanged but with a current spell of fine weather set to continue to race day, the course will be drying out further all the time. Preparations are all well in hand to be ready to race on Sunday.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Clerk of the Course reports that following overnight rain the Going at Buckfastleigh today is “Soft, Heavy in Places”.

Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, and thereafter dry and sunny weather up to and including race day.

Local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, is due to visit and inspect the Course on Thursday when a further Going Report will be posted.

Preview extract:

A fantastic family day of Point-to-Pointing is on offer next weekend with the first of two meetings to take place at the popular track based at Buckfastleigh, South Devon on Sunday February 18. Three pony races head up the action at 11am, with the 148 cm race already divided, followed by the six race card commencing at 12 noon. 111 entries have been received.

With spring just around the corner this venue offers a fun day of racing together with many trade stands giving a warm country feel. There is a large catering tent and bar, with on course bookies.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

The course is located at Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, adjacent to the A38. Postcode TQ11 0LT.

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 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 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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Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Steeple Chase series final qualifiers

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The following horses have qualified for the final of the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Hunter Steeple Chase series final after the first two rounds of the series, in accordance with page 362 of the Planner. The final is to be held at Exeter Racecourse on the 5th May 2015 (Entries must be made by noon on April 29th and declarations to run by 10am on May 4th)

Qualified Horses (62):  ACCORDING TO HARRY (IRE), AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE), ARGENTATO, ASK THE WEATHERMAN, BIEN CONNU (IRE), BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE), CANADA COOMBE, CANSHETRAIN (IRE), CARRY ON NANDO (IRE), CHERRY VINE, COLLEY ROW (IRE), DANCING OLGA, DEVON GENERAL, DEVON MEAD, FATHER OWEN, FOUNTAINS CLOUD (IRE), FOURSTAR RIVER (IRE), FOXY DOLLY (IRE), GALE FORCE LUCEY (IRE), GENERAL GIRLING, GET READY TO GO (IRE), GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE), GREAT CAMANOE, GYPSY JACK (IRE), HARRYS KAP (FR), HORATIO CAINE (FR), IMPACT AREA (IRE), INFAMOUS GROUSE (IRE), JEPECK (IRE), KAWANA COVE, KIMORA (IRE), KING KASH (IRE), KING’S SCOUT (IRE), LIGHTENING JACK (IRE), LITTLE CORNHAM (IRE), LUCIUS FABEO, MAUSEFALLE, MAUSEFALLE (IRE), MILLED (IRE), MINELLA WEB (IRE), MISS CUPCAKE, MISS GOTAWAY, MISTER TEDDY, OUR CRUSADE, ROSEYROO (IRE), RUPERTS VISION, SAVA BRIDGE (IRE), SOUL NATIVE, SUNKEN SECRET (IRE), SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE), TAKAMARU (FR), THE DAPPER FOX, THE MEXICAN BANDIT, THE MYTHOLOGIST (IRE), THE WEALERDEALER (IRE), THIRD CHANCE (IRE), TOLATETOBEEARLY (IRE), TUCUMCARI (IRE), TURTLE BOYS (IRE), UPPERTOWN HAWK (IRE), WAY BEFORE DAWN, WHAT ABOUT WILL (IRE)

Round 1 Black Forest Club. Black Forest Lodge
AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE)
BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE)
DEVON MEAD
GET READY TO GO (IRE)
GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE)
MISTER TEDDY
SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE)
THE MYTHOLOGIST (IRE)
TURTLE BOYS (IRE)
UPPERTOWN HAWK (IRE)

 

Round 2: Tiverton, Chipley Park
AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE)
CANADA COOMBE
CANSHETRAIN (IRE)
FOUNTAINS CLOUD (IRE)
JEPECK (IRE)
KIMORA (IRE)
KING KASH (IRE)
KING’S SCOUT (IRE)
OUR CRUSADE
SOUL NATIVE
TAKAMARU (FR)
TUCUMCARI (IRE)
TURTLE BOYS (IRE)

 

Round 3: Western, Wadebridge
KING KASH (IRE)
LIGHTENING JACK (IRE)
LITTLE CORNHAM (IRE)
MILLED (IRE)
SUPREME DANEHILL (IRE)
TOLATETOBEEARLY (IRE)
WHAT ABOUT WILL (IRE)

 

Round 4: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh
AMBITIOUS PURSUIT (IRE)
ARGENTATO
BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE)
CANSHETRAIN (IRE)
FOXY DOLLY (IRE)
GYPSY JACK (IRE)
HORATIO CAINE (FR)
IMPACT AREA (IRE)
KAWANA COVE
KING’S SCOUT (IRE)
MAUSEFALLE (IRE)
MISS CUPCAKE
ROSEYROO (IRE)
SOUL NATIVE
TAKAMARU (FR)
THE MEXICAN BANDIT
THE WEALERDEALER (IRE)
THIRD CHANCE (IRE)

 

Round 5: East Devon, Bishops Court
BIEN CONNU (IRE)
COLLEY ROW (IRE)
GALE FORCE LUCEY (IRE)
KING KASH (IRE)
TAKAMARU (FR)
TURTLE BOYS (IRE)

 

Round 6: Dulverton Farmers, Treborough Hill
Abandonned before entries taken

 

Round 7: Lamerton, Kilworthy
ACCORDING TO HARRY (IRE)
CARRY ON NANDO (IRE)
DEVON GENERAL
FATHER OWEN
FOURSTAR RIVER (IRE)
GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE)
HARRYS KAP (FR)
MINELLA WEB (IRE)
RUPERTS VISION
SAVA BRIDGE (IRE)
SUNKEN SECRET (IRE)
THE DAPPER FOX

 

Round 8: Second East Cornwall, Great Trethew
BLINDING LIGHTS (IRE)
INFAMOUS GROUSE (IRE)
WAY BEFORE DAWN

 

Round 9: Spooners & West Dartmoor, Cherrybrook
ACCORDING TO HARRY (IRE)
MISS GOTAWAY
SAVA BRIDGE (IRE)
SUNKEN SECRET (IRE)

 

Round 10: Eggesford, Upcott Cross
ASK THE WEATHERMAN
DANCING OLGA
GENERAL GIRLING
GETAWAY DRIVER (IRE)
GREAT CAMANOE
HARRYS KAP (FR)
INFAMOUS GROUSE (IRE)
KAWANA COVE
LUCIUS FABEO (IRE)
MAUSEFALLE (IRE)
MISS CUPCAKE
ROSEYROO (IRE)

Eggesford Point-To-Point entries and form, Upcott Cross, Sunday 12th April 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Devon National, 4m Mixed Open Race
5th 15:20 Restricted Race
6th 15:55 Open Maiden Race, for Mares & Fillies
7th 16:30 Open Maiden Race, for Horses & Geldings, Division 1
8th 17:05 Open Maiden Race, for Horses & Geldings, 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 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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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EAST CORNWALL POINT-TO-POINT AT GREAT TRETHEW 29TH MARCH 2015

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Firstly well done to the East Cornwall organisers who were determined for the meeting to go ahead in the face of the wild Cornish weather on Sunday.

Six of our finest local bookmakers braved the elements – or would have braved the elements except they set up shop inside a small marquee. The boards would have been blown away as far as Liskeard in their normal position outside. Commentator Mark Dennis summed up the day best when announcing, “This meeting is for the true enthusiast or mentally challenged,”

In truth the small crowd found it difficult to drum up much business for betting, perhaps as well for punters since most results went in favour of the layers.

CARRY ON MOTHER was backed from 6-4 to evens favourite in the opener which was delayed while the course was put together again after wind damage. She had shown promise on her debut over this course and distance three weeks ago, but found two newcomers too good for her this time. The winner ARTY BELLA is not very big but is stoutly bred and can improve further. She drifted out to 5-1 from 5-2. APPLESOLUTELY also took a trip in the betting out to 7-1 from 4’s but ran really well to finish second.

It was a similar story in the other Open Maiden won by the six-year-old CAILLEACH ANNIE. This well made mare was easy to back at 7’s and 8’s for her debut appearance in the Du Plessis colours before getting the better of BRANDY AND RED (steady at 7’s) coming down the hill.

BLAZING WHALE proved a disappointing favourite in the Mixed Open. I had got my fingers burnt on this good Buckfastleigh winner on his latest effort in a Chepstow hunter chase (moderate sixth) and was not prepared to get involved here at evens and 11-10. Two of the most progressive youngsters in the area fought out the finish with WELSTONEDRUID (6-4 out to 2’S) beating WHENHARRYMETSALLY (solid 3’s).

SILVER TOKEN extended his winning sequence to four under Harry Cobden in the Novice Riders’. He defied a small penalty with easejust like a 1-4 shot should.

A tricky three-runner race for the Intermediate saw all three starting at odds against. BLINDING LIGHTS (5-2 touched 11-4) just held INFAMOUS GROUSE (7-4 to 2’s) despite edging left on the run in. The favourite WAY BEFORE DAWN (11-10 to 5-4) was outpaced coming down the hill.

In a driving finish to the last race (by which time only a bus load of spectators were left) GREAT CAMANOE (7-2 to 3’s) prevailed by a neck over THEATRE GOER (2’s to 9-4). AAH BLESS was backed to win a Maiden last time out and again attracted support up in class here (4’s to 3’s). He finished a tired third here.

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall meeting

Report for the East Cornwall meeting

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographer was at the meeting: Sean Hernon

NEXT FIXTURES

Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, the Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock.
Easter Monday, 6th April 2015, the Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, nr St. Columb Major.

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RESULTS: EAST CORNWALL AT GREAT TRETHEW 29 MARCH 2015

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Going: Soft becoming heavy

 Open Maiden, 4 and 5-year-olds only, 2m 4f (St Austell Brewery, Cornwall)

1 Arty Bella (Bryony Frost) 5-1 effort three out, led flat, stayed on well

2 Applesolutely (Sean Houlihan) 7-1 handy, slight lead two out, hdd flat

3 Come On Mother (Matt Hampton) evens fav prom, every chance three out, wknd next

7 ran; 2l; 4l;  6m 30s

Owner: Jimmy Frost; Trainer: Mrs Nikki Frost

 

Open Maiden, 4 to 7-year-olds only, 2m 4f (Dawe, Hawken & Dodd, Callington)

1 Cailleach Annie (David Noonan) 8-1 with ldrs, led last, stayed on strongly

2 Brandy And Red (Pippa Glanville) 7-1 disp lead from 7th til two out, no extra flat

3 Whatastormnorm (Tom Chanin) 11-4 with ldrs til outpaced two out

12 ran; 4l; 4l;  6m 5s

Owner; Jackie du Plessis; Trainer Jackie du Plessis

 

Mixed Open (Jamaica Inn)

Welstonedruid (Tom Chanin) 2-1 made most, headed two out, rallied to lead flat

2 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 3-1 alwys prom, disp ld 15th, every chance mstk last

3 Lundy Sky (David Noonan) 20-1 kept on steadily from 15th

6 ran; 3l; 5l;  7m 21s

Owner; Mr & Mrs Andrew Knox; Trainer Robert Chanin

 

PPORA Club Novice Riders’ (Jefferys)

1 Silver Token (Harry Cobden) 1-4 fav held up, led four out, canter

Ned The Post (Tom Humphreys) 4-1 chased ldrs, outpaced from three out

3 Vertige Dore (Hannah Welch) 7-1 led 7th to 15th, lost touch three out

6 ran; 14l; 15l;  7m 30s

Owner: Ms Rachael Green; Trainer; Ms Rachael Green

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Blinding Lights (Matt Hampton) 5-2 led to 6th & agn after three out, held on gamely

2 Infamous Grouse (Darren Edwards) 2-1 ridden to chall two out, not quite get up under pressure

3 Way Before Dawn (Leanda Tickle) 5-4 fav led 14th til three out, outpaced next

3 ran; 1l; 10l;  7m 27s

Owner; Mrs Mary Sanderson; Trainer; Mrs Mary Sanderson

 

Restricted (Blackburns Metals Ltd, Plympton)

1 Great Camanoe (Jake Bament) 3-1 went 2nd four out, sustained chall til led close home

2 Theatre Goer (Leanda Tickle) 9-4 in touch, disp lead two out til close home

3 Aah Bless (Matt Hampton) 3-1 led 14th til wknd after three out

6 ran; neck; 8l;  7m 20s

Owner; Mrs Rebecca Welch; Trainer Mrs Rebecca Welch

The www.pointtopoint.co.uk website lists all finishing positions (subscription required)

VIDEO

Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographer was at the meeting: Sean Hernon

NEXT FIXTURES

Easter Saturday, 4th April 2015, the Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock.
Easter Monday, 6th April 2015, the Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, nr St. Columb Major.

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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

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REPORT ON THE DART VALE & HALDON HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT BUCKFASTLEIGH SUNDAY 15TH MARCH 2015

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THE game Devon mare Lucette Annie proved a shining star on a dull, overcast afternoon at Buckfastleigh where the going was predominately soft. This popular chestnut made all the running to score easily in the hands of regular jockey Darren Edwards. She was well clear and looked in command when Robbie Henderson pulled up the favourite The Mythologist almost within the wings of the second last. The favourite looked to be giving vain chase at the time. “He was very tired,” said his jockey.

“Lucette Annie has now won 12 races including four times at Buckfastleigh,” beamed Simon Partridge who trains the mare for owners Janet Humphrey and Clare West. This is almost certainly her last season since a mating with Black Sam Bellamy beckons. “I would like to run her in a hunter chase before then, but she is ground dependent and it would have to be on the soft side or good at least,” added the Poundsgate trainer

The Restricted winner Miss Gotaway (Jamie Thomas) also confirmed a likeness for the track and testing ground by following up her course win last month when overhauling the front running Donpierre (Ben Robarts) approaching the final fence. Home bred by Audrey Goodwin, the Midnight Legend mare looks a decent stayer in the making. “She jumps well, stays all day and is one of the nicest mares in the yard,” enthused trainer Kayley Woollacott.

Dicky Bob also started off his winning sequence on this course last month and was scoring for the third time in succession when turning the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate qualifier into a procession under Jo Buck. The betting suggested a straight fight between Dicky Bob (7-4) and Lotus Pond (11-10) who was seeking his fourth straight win. Peter Bryan sent Lotus Pond into the lead at the sixth fence, but Dicky Bob stuck his grey head in front at the fourth last and sailed well ahead down the hill to win in a canter. A tired Lotus Pond was overhauled by Infamous Grouse for the runner up spot. Jo Buck was partnering her 50th point-to-point winner on Dicky Bob, whose owner/trainer Verity Nicholls considered that her progressive grey, “needs more experience,” when I posed the question whether the Cheltenham final of this event might be on the agenda.

The successful graduation of former pony racing riders has been a feature of Westcountry pointing this year. Hannah Welch, 17 and Harry Cobden, 16, are just two teenagers to emerge, and each added to their previous successes on Sunday.

Hannah’s winner was the hat trick seeking Beuvron who landed odds of 1-4 in the Hunt race. ”He will probably be better with the lighter weights in Ladies’ races and we will go down that route now,” stated Sam Holdsworth, who trains the ex-French gelding for Charles Stanley.

All 12 starters in the Novice Riders’ race got round with Silver Token scoring by seven lengths after a patient ride from Harry Cobden. Ottery winner Mic’s Delight set out to make all under Jennifer Davenport, but the winner had been making stealthy progress under his stylish young rider and seized the initiative running down the hill towards the last bend. This was the second winner of the weekend for Cobden who now has five point-to-points plus a Leicester hunter chase to his credit.

The two divisions of the Open Maiden race also attracted 12 runners in each division with each section going to previously unraced horses. Crosspark caught the eye in the parade ring in the first division, and this Midnight Legend five-year-old was well backed before making a winning debut under Josh Guerriero. Home bred by the Dennis family, Crosspark runs in the colours of Jill Dennis. “We hold this horse in the very highest regard. The dam Blue Shannon also produced It’s a Long Road who won twice for us last month. This is better than giving mother a box of chocolates for mother’s day,” smiled Tim Dennis.

Another home bred in the shape of Wee Saxon opened his account in the other division. Tom Chanin eased the six-year-old into the race along the back straight, but his progress was halted with a mistake at the third last. The Kayf Tara gelding rallied down the hill and headed Oldeddietherebel on the home bend despite running green. Robert Chanin trains the winner for owner Julie Purdie and said, “He is a lovely young horse. We have had him since September but he cut a rear fetlock on Christmas Eve and had to have a month off.” Julie’s husband Sax said, “This horse is bred from a family we have had for forty years.”

RESULTS

Results of the East Cornwall 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: Tracy Roberts of Turfpix

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 22nd March 2015, the Lamerton Point-To-Point, Kilworthy (near Tavistock).

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Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point entries and form, Buckfastleigh, 15 March 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
4th 14:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:30 Intermediate Race
6th 16:05 Novice Riders Race
7th 16:40 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: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 15th March 2015

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Blazing Whale can follow up on his Point-to-Point win last month, when he took the West Country Champion Chase at the popular course at Buckfastleigh, where the Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers host their meeting this Sunday March 15. The feature race looks to be the Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co Mixed Open. Devon based trainer Ed Walker has two entered, Blazing Whale, who relished the soft going under jockey Robbie Henderson to win by a neck at the last meeting in a thrilling finish. Hameldown Tor also from the Walker yard, could be their preferred runner, having recently run second when well fancied at the Badbury Rings meeting. The Mythologist also entered, came back to form two weeks ago when winning at Cothelstone another under Robbie Henderson, the horse is now trained by current national leading trainer Jack Barber, It will be interesting to see which horse Henderson gets the leg up on.

Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon, with the main race card commencing at 1 pm. There are seven races on offer, with over 100 entries received. Spending Mother’s day at the races can provide a lovely day out for all the family, with the first fifty through the gate paying to park, being offered a free box of chocolates as they arrive.

The Kath Bond Memorial Members race, kindly sponsored by John Bond heads up the action, in which French import Beuvron for local owner Charlie Stanley, looks hard to appose having taken two Ladies Opens under novice jockey Hannah Welch. Beuvron’s trainer Sam Holdsworth clocked up a double last weekend at the Great Trethew meeting. Also entered is Grand Award, he won this race last season for young trainer Imogen Darke under jockey Alice Mills, they look the likely challengers.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow, the first is sponsored by Winston Pincombe of Chulmleigh. Suggestions could be Road To Success who under trainer/jockey Ben Clarke ran a good second to Bishops Court at Cothelstone two weeks ago. Flood Tide is another entry to consider after his third here at the last meeting for the Dean Summersby team. The second division of the Open Maiden is sponsored by Barton Sawmills, this race could go the way of the Jack Barber-trained Just Imagine It, having scored a half length second at the Chipley Park meeting in January under Will Biddick. Miss Weld also entered, could put up a challenge for local jockey Pippa Glanville, after her creditable second at the Bishops Court meeting.

In the Connolly’s Red Mills sponsored Intermediate race, Dicky Bob has won his last two starts for trainer Verity Nicholls, including a win here at the February meeting under Tom Chanin, that day holding Peterbrook to an eight-length second. Nicola Martin is frequently turning out winners and her entry in this, Infamous Grouse, won here also at the February meeting and should be in the mix.

Luscombe Maye sponsor the Countryside Alliance club members race for novice riders. This looks very competitive between local jockey’s Hannah Welch with either Beuvron if not running in the earlier race, Ladyvie or Jopero, and Jennifer Davenport with Mic’s Delight, both jockeys looking to follow up on their recent wins. The main danger could be Silver Token, who under Harry Cobden took the novice riders race at Badbury Rings, having stayed on well for trainer Rachael Green.

The Restricted race which is sponsored by WBW Solicitors, Newton Abbot, could see the impressive Montecito from the Jack Barber team turn up to steel this. The horse made virtually all under current leading national champion jockey Will Biddick, to take his Maiden at the recent Badbury Rings meeting. Ziggerson Hill from the Jackie du Plessis team had stayed on well when taking the Mares Maiden race here last month, under Olivia Hutchings. Polo The Mumm ran last weekend and literally hacked up when well fancied to take his maiden at Great Trethew, giving jockey Hannah Welch a pleasing ride,they could well be out for another pipe opener at this meeting.

The course offers excellent viewing and amenities, including great hot and cold food, bar with real ale, bookies, and a host of trade stands.

The course is located 1m south of Buckfastleigh alongside the A38. Postcode TQ11 0LT.

Entrance £10 per person to £25 per car maximum. Under 16’s free.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Buckfastleigh, 1 mile from TQ11 OLT

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