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Entries: Spooners & West Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook, 9th April 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Restricted Race
3rd 14:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:50 Confined Race
5th 15:25 Intermediate Race
6th 14:55 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

‪Thursday 6th April 2017:

‪Cherrybrook going is now good / good to soft – Heather Parr, Hon. Sec.

Saturday 1st April 2017:

Going is soft . Clerk of course just walked the course. Heather Parr, Hon. Sec.

Preview extract:

The weather looks fair this weekend and Point-to-Point racehorse enthusiasts will be pleased to see their sport getting back on track, with the Spooners & West Dartmoor hosting their fixture at Cherrybrook this coming Sunday April 9th.

This is an ideal picnic venue with many parties overflowing from the Grand National staged the day before.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car and driver, £10 per passenger upto a maximum of 30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Cherrybrook is located and signed from A386, N of Tavistock-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 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: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Saturday 11th March 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 4, 5 & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:00 Intermediate Race
5th 14:35 Club Members Race
6th 15:10 Restricted Race
7th 15:45 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Thursday, 9th March 2017: The going at East Devon is still on the better side of good to soft soft in places. Most of the rain lately passed the course by

Monday, 6th March 2017: The preparations for East Devon Point to Point are going well. The going has changed and is now good to soft soft in places.

2nd March 2017: All the fences are now out on the course finished and ready to go. The ground is good / good to soft in places ( just down to the open ditch) some rain expected over weekend so could change slightly

The correct course layout for the site as you know we moved a fence to the opening straight from the finishing straight dome years ago

Preview extract:

The location for next weekend’s Point-to-Point venue in the Devon & Cornwall Area is the pretty course at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, on Saturday 11th March with the first race up at 12 noon. It will the the turn of the East Devon to host the area’s meeting with this track being a popular venue for picnics to be brimming to the full, with all soaking up the atmosphere and hopefully a dry spring weekend in store. Over 100 entries have been received.

The course offers great track-side viewing with many trade stands, bookies, bar, hot food and refreshments. Entrance to the course is £10 car and driver, £20 car and one passenger, children under 16 free, pedestrians £10. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1RJ

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

 

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


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

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

Saturday 11th February 2017:

Preview extract:

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

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

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

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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

 

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

 Preview extract:

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

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

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

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

Course is located at The Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge. (off A39 West of Wadebridge) PL27 7JE

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

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Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries, form guide and ratings at Vauterhill Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May 2016

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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 15:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Open Mares 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.

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Entries: Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Flete Park – Saturday 16th April 2016

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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 15:55 4-6 year old 2m4f Open Maiden Race
5th 16:30 Club Members Race
6th 17:05 Confined Race
7th 17:35 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Friday 15th April 2016

Following considerable overnight rain the going is now Heavy, soft in places.

Wednesday 13th April 2016

As at Wednesday 13th April 2pm, Dartmoor Clerk of the course Sam Holdsworth reported the going at Flete Park as Good to Soft, Good in Places after three lovely, sunny days.

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 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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Preview: Mid Devon Point-to-Point at Black Forest Lodge, Sunday 28th February 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

A trip back to the popular Point-to-Point horse racing course at Black Forest Lodge is a must for all country loving family folk next weekend where the Mid Devon host their meeting on Sunday Feb 28th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon and 12.30pm with two pony races on offer.

The main seven race card follows at 1pm and has attracted over 100 entries with the Open Maiden race already having been divided. The feature race of the day looks to be the Tozers Solicitors-sponsored Men’s Open race with ten quality entries headed by the Devon based trainer Emma Oliver’s Double Bank. This 13 year old dual Taunton Hunter Chase winner has won previously at this course and ran well when four lengths third at Wadebridge carrying top weight earlier this month. Those entered to take him on are outside raiders Premier Portrait already on a seasons hat-trick, and would have been four from four had young jockey Gus Levinson not been disqualified for not weighing in. Doctor Braveheart another on a hat-trick of wins is trained by David Brace who has a good strike rate at this course. Tony Star looks an interesting entry having previously been trained by Phillip Hobbs who has a Chase win under rules when ridden by Richard Johnson at Ludlow to his credit.

The Molyneaux Financial Planning-sponsored Ladies Open race also has quality entries with Devon based Hunter Chase veteren Coombe Hill entered. Trained and ridden by Millie Wonnacott. Coombe Hill has a total of six Hunter Chase wins and eleven Point-to-Point wins to his credit, and was narrowly denied a further win when a head second here at the January meeting.The Keith Cumings -trained What About Will should be considered having won his Restricted race at this course last season under jockey Vicky Wade. Outside raiders looking to challenge could be recent Wadebridge winner Sobre Tresor having won by twelve lengths ahead of Ray Diamond and Get It On from the Angela Rucker team who also catches the eye having run a good second in a Ladies Open at Barbury in December.

The Confined race sponsored by supporters of the Mid Devon could go the way of the Dean Summersby-trained Robin De Souza, a winner of all three of his Point starts to date including a win at this track when winning his restricted having stayed on well under Darren Edwards. Also entered is the Sue Popham-trained Iron Chancellor, a Hunter Chase winner who loves the soft going and ran a neck second at Wadebridge earlier this month when sent off odds-on favorite under Sean Houlihan. Whenharrymetsally from the Keith Cumings team is another catching the eye, having won well at Chipley Park in January when beating odds on favorite Posh Totty that day.

Sedgemoor Top Bid could fly the flag for the area if snatching the Intermediate race to follow up on his neck win at Wadebridge under jockey Lee Drowne.  Those looking to challenge could be Chipley Park winner Stony Road, Thorpe Lodge winner Minella Friend and Paddycards who ran second here in the intermediate race at the last meeting. Commanche Conflict looks to be a new recruit for the Alice Plume team and has shown some good place form in Intermediate company last season. The Intermediate race is sponsored by B.J. Barkwell & Sons and the Lyndridge Residential Home.

In the Subaru Restricted race the Harriet Brown-trained Creative Inerta could go well having won his maiden race here in January under jockey Ben Clarke, the combination were travelling well at Barbury two weeks ago before falling three out. Itchymei’mscratch from the Gareth Moore team is another suggestion having finished second in a 17- runner race at Cocklebarrow in January.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden end the days events, those entries having shown promise in the first division are Kilcoman Wizard having clocked up four seconds last season and deserves a win soon, Goodnight Sweetheart after his four lengths second at Larkhill earlier this month and the Ben Clarke-trained Looking Glass for his seconds at Wadebridge and Barbury. With Dark Gesture catching the eye in the second division of the Maiden, having run second here at the last meeting and looks sure to improve for the run, Nothing Personal and Troubleshot are two others showing improvement and could go close. Sponsors for the Open Maiden races are Devon Marquees.

The course offers excellent viewing, bookies, bar, hot refreshments and food, rail side parking for the disabled and many trade stands.

Entrance is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car with five passengers. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Kenton near Exeter off A380 Postcode EX6 AHR

Useful Information:

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

BBC Travel News: Devon

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – WESTERN POINT-TO-POINT 7 FEBRUARY 2016

The Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge is one of the best possible venues for a wet weather point-to-point.

Hard roads and parking on tarmac obviates any need for tractors to haul vehicles outThe huge barn houses all the facilities, including, for the three meetings this season, a large screen TV. Needless to say the bookmakers are cosily situated in the barn.

Although only six intrepid layers were calling the odds for the six races, there was plenty of activity in the ring. “Good business including a few lumpy bets,” according to one of the bookmakers.

Three short priced favourites were sunk in the mud. Iron Chancellor (opened 4-6 but forced late into 4-9) failed by a neck to give 3lbs to Sedgemoor Top Bid (drifted 5’s to 8’s) in the opener after a neck and neck battle all the way up the finishing hill against a fierce wind.

Dual course winner Ray Diamond (10-11 into 4-6) was always fighting a losing battle with Sobre Tresor (firm at 7-2) in the Ladies’ Open.

Doctor Braveheart (4-5 generally but squeezed into evens at the off) lost his unbeaten record for the season when finishing a well beaten fourth in the five-runner Men’s Open. This was quite a competitive little race fought out in the end between Blazing Whale (9-4 to 15-8) and Welstonedruid (6’s touched 7’s). Josh Newman rode a patient race on the strong staying Blazing Whale who held on well after a sustained duel with Welstonedruid. Third placed Double Bank was backed from 11-2 into 7-2 and ran a brave race under his 7lbs penalty. He came in with a nasty overreach.

Robin De Souza (1-2 / 8-15) restored the balance for odds-on punters when setting up his seasonal hat trick in the Intermediate. This six-year-old has shown progressive form and could go to the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Final.

The current Devon & Cornwall title holder Darren Edwards was on board Robin De Souza. and completed a double for himself and Devon trainer Dean Summersby thanks to the Beat All gelding Berties Way (5-2 to 3’s) in the Open Maiden. This attracted 12 runners and runner up Troubleshot (9’s to 8’s) should find consolation for the Chanin yard. Third placed Druid Spitfire (20’s to 14’s), a full brother to Welstonedruid, was well in touch until the final bend and will come on for this race. Driving Well (7-4 to 13-8) was sent off favourite for this on the strength of his fine effort behind Robin De Souza last month but faded before the final climb.

It was a shame that the wind and rain affected visibility for the Restricted because this race could well reveal some future winners. Follow The Paint (3’s to 5-2) and Sutton Storm (3’s to 4’s) had each won their divisions of the North Cornwall Maiden in fairly identical times and battled away up the finishing hill in that order. The Welsh challenger Northgeorge (steady at 3’s) could not get to grips with the two leaders. 25-1 shot Annwyl was not disgraced when keeping on well near the finish. It might pay to keep an eye on fifth placed ex-Irish Sucker Punch (nibbled at 6-1) who was too keen early on, and Printing Blue (33’s to 10’s) who was bang in contention until the third last.

RESULTS

Results of the Western 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: Wild Westcountry, Roger Peaple, Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News) and Marcus Bath

UPCOMING EVENT

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COMMENTARY REPLAYS

Replays of the Western meeting race commentaries

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Entries: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 7th February 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Ladies Open Race
3rd 13:10 Intermediate Race
4th 13:45 Open Maiden Race
5th 14:20 Mens Open Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update from Linda Matthews

Saturday 6th February 2016, 15:57

Wadebridge is ON tomorrow.

The Clerk of the course is there now and says that the going is soft

If the dip is too soft tomorrow they may take out fence 8, otherwise the course is looking fine.

Can lorries try and park on the tarmac roads where possible.

Friday 5th February 2016

The Clerk of the Course has been on the course today and reports that the going is still good to soft, soft in places.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

The going today is good to soft, soft in places. 2 fences have been moved onto fresh ground and the course has recovered well with a good covering of grass.

The big change is that we’ve had to move the paddock today. The RC showground were concerned that the original paddock has not recovered well and they need it to be in good condition for cattle ring at the RC Show. So we’ve made a new paddock around the back of the Exhibition Hall. This means that horses will enter via a gate directly from the lorry park and leave the paddock through gates at the bottom with only a very short distance to the course near the Open Ditch. Spectators will have access to the paddock around the lower end of the hall and still be on hard surfaces. One advantage is that horses will not have to go through the gate with spectators, nor share the ramp near the car park.

We might have the presentation area inside this time, especially if the weather is bad. I’ve ordered a “Wadebridge Racing” banner which we can display in a designated area between the office and the hospitality area. This would be easy for jockeys and we could have a table for trophies and mementoes. If we decide to do this we’ll announce it regularly.

The presentations will definitely be indoors as the microphone won’t get reception in the new paddock. Linda will try and get one of her helpers to let trainers know how to access the new paddock. The showground staff have suggested that lorries and trailers access the parking area via the top end and drive downhill.

Preview extract:

It is the turn of the Western Hunt to host their Point-to-Point meeting at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday February 7th. 60 entries have received for the six race card.

There is a huge covered barn containing on course facilities such as hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands, and a big screen which is sponsored by Reg Hamble & Cole and Rayment & White for those wishing to watch the racing close up. With pre-parade paddock and great track side viewing only a few yards away for fresh air fans. There are excellent disabled facilities.

Entrance to the course is £10 per adult up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The course is located off A39 West of Wadebridge. Post code PL27 7JE. For entries and form check out the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website

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 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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