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Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Sunday 3rd March 2019

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 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race
7th 15:30 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Sunday 24th February 2019 at 19:34

Update on the going at Bishops Court, Ottery St MARY. At the moment the going is good, good to soft in places. With light rain forecast on Thursday it is expected to improve. Most of the course is completed. I’m expecting to finish on Thursday.

Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 13:49

No change of going at Bishops Court

Thursday 28th February 2019 at 13:28

Bishops Court passed course inspection by Course inspector Mr Norman Chanin. Going is Good good to soft in places

Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 20:34

Going at Bishops Court unchanged today but with rain forecast this might change slightly

Preview extract:

It’s the turn of the East Devon Hunt to host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Sunday 3rd March. Seven races are on offer with a start time of Noon. Over 140 entries have been received and it’s set to be another competitive days racing.

This meeting usually sees the first of the spring weather drawing out picnic racegoers in their hundreds. For those wishing to sample the delights on course there will be plenty of stands offering hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of country trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Postcode 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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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 and form guide: Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, 28th January 2018

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 Restricted Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Novice Riders Race
6th 14:55 Mares Maiden
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Friday 26th January 2018

3.30p.m. just come back from the course and the ground is good to soft and soft in places. Keith

Wednesday 24th January 2018

After heavy showers today, Wednesday, the ground for Sunday 28th is now soft with good to soft patches, however forecast is for little or no rain for the next 3 days so no problems envisaged Keith

Saturday 20th January 2018

All systems go for Sunday 28th 1st race 12 noon. Looking great at the moment all fences out and cut off, 4-5″ grass and the ground today was good to soft, soft in places. Trusting another good entry on its way as it does seem to be very popular. See you all then. Keith

Preview extract:

With the Point-to-Point season back in full swing, the stunning location of Chipley Park is where the Tiverton Foxhounds will host their meeting, this coming Sunday January 28th.  Set in over 90 acres of parkland this has been a popular venue since the year 2000. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 12 noon. 124 entries have been received

There are many trade stands which include a Venison and Buffalo Burger stand, Taunton Cider and Zara’s Country Accessories which could be ideal for ladies looking for Cheltenham Festival wear. Bookies, bar and hot food are available. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to £30 per car, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads are welcome. The organisers would like to give a mention to many of the sponsors who have helped in funding the day, which include Matford Landrover, A.J.D.Nash, Pennymore Timber, John Dorse Hay & Straw, Simon & Annabel Brooks-Ward vet team, The Hartnoll Hotel Tiverton and The Keepers Cottage Kentisbere.

The course is located of the B3167 3 miles from Wellington and 1mile from Milverton. Postcode TA21 0QY.

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Wellington, 3.4 miles from TA21 OQU

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Entries: Dulverton West Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday, 15th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Restricted Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Bratton Down Club Members Conditions Race
4th 14:45 PPORA Club Members Riders Conditions Race
5th 15:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 15:55 Intermediate Race
7th 16:30 TBA Club Members Mares & Fillies Race
138 Pony Race 11:45 138cms & under OPEN
148 Pony Race 12:00 148cms & under OPEN

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going at Bratton Down is on the Firm side of Good this morning, with a heavy dew. Will be perfect ground for racing 

Sunday 8th May 2016

Bratton Down, Dulverton West Point to Point Sunday 15th May, Going update is ‘Good

Entries close 12.30pm Monday

– Claire Hitch, Hon. Sec.

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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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Silverton Point-To-Point, Sunday 17th January 2016 – entries and form guide

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Restricted Race
3rd 13:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:45 Mens Open Race
5th 14:20 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
6th 14:55 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 3
8th 16:05 Intermediate Race

Going Update

Friday 15th January

All ok and ready to go at Black Forest Lodge!

A few minor showers this morning but the wind was blowing when I left at 1pm. There is no snow on the course.

Going remains Soft, Good to Soft in Places.

Please remember our Hunts charity collection Coats For Syria. Bring any coats you don’t want anymore and drop off in secretary’s tent.

Thanks,
Linda

See you all Sunday

Tuesday 12th January 2016

Update from the Black Forest Lodge Silverton meeting. After Course inspection today, the going is SOFT , GOOD to SOFT in places.

40 ton of stone will be put down in the lorry and car park tracks.

We look forward to a good days racing.

Norman Chanin
Clerk of the course

Preview extract:

A bumper entry of 118 have been received for Silverton Point-to-Point meeting at Black Forest Lodge which takes place this Sunday 17th January. The organisers have already divided the Open Maiden race into three divisions giving an eight race card which gets underway at 12 noon.

Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a maximum of £30 per car with five passengers. Children under 16 free.On course facilities include hot food, bar, bookies, trade stands and course side parking for the disabled.Dogs welcome on leads.

There will be a  charity coat collection for coats going to Syria. Please take any unwanted clean spare adult/children coats to the point-to-point secretaries tent where there will be a collection point to drop them off.

Course is located at Kenton near Exeter postcode EX6 8HR

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(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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Black Forest Club Black Forest Lodge 29 November 2015 entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon 2 mile 4 furlong Open Maiden Race for 4 & 5 year olds
2nd 12:35 Black Forest Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted
4th 13:45 Mixed Open
5th 14:20 3 mile Open Maiden
6th 14:55 Intermediate

Preview extract

Black Forest Lodge hosts the first meeting of the new Point-to-Point horse racing season in the Devon & Cornwall area this Sunday 29th November.

The course offers a great countryside day out for all the family with good views across the track. Facilities include hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands. Trackside parking for the disabled.

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

Location is Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, near Exeter (off A380 – EX6 8HR)

FORM GUIDE

Key:

Form = Definition Form = Definition
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  v =  void

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 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/14 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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Black Forest Club, Black Forest Lodge, 30 November 2014, entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon 2 mile 4 furlong Open Maiden Race for 4 & 5 year olds
2nd 12:35 Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted
4th 13:45 Mixed Open
5th 14:20 3 mile Open Maiden, Division 1
6th 14:55 3 mile Open Maiden, Division 2
7th 15:30 Intermediate

Preview extract

THE wait is over, as this weekend Point-to-Point horse racing resumes after the summer break. The Black Forest Club host their meeting on Sunday November 30 at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, nr Exeter. This is the first of 27 fixtures scheduled for the Devon & Cornwall Area, and the stunning location of this track provides excellent viewing from a natural grandstand. With now seven races on the card attracting a total of 108 entries, competition is bound to be hot, with trainers and jockeys keen to get their first points on the championship tables.

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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REPORT: TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT CHIPLEY PARK, SUNDAY 19TH JANUARY

AT last this season we were able to enjoy sunshine from a clear blue sky at ChipleyPark. However it was not all plain sailing with lashings of mud around the bookies and paddock which made wellington boots the essential fashion accessory.  

A total of 108 runners contested the 10 races with soft going putting a premium on stamina. All credit to the organisers in defeating the endless wet spell to provide quality racing on soft going which attracted several long distance travellers.“We even had to drain the bottom bend with six inch pipes after it rained again on Saturday night,” said secretary Keith Granger.

The Mixed Open attracted 17 runners which saw champion jockey Will Biddick displaying his artistry with a smooth success on Certain Flight. Backed from 7’s to 4’s, Biddick saved every inch of ground on the rails until edging his mount ahead of the game front running All Great N Theory in the home straight. Keith Cumings trains Certain Flight for owners Richard and Tina Dunsford, and was quick to pay tribute to the rider. “He was given a lovely ride. I was not sure how he would cope with the ground. He has got to go hunter chasing now.” said the trainer, whose daughter Nicky is credited with doing all the work at home and, “won’t let anybody else ride him,” according to the Bishops Nympton trainer.

The Devon mare Lucette Annie revelled in the conditions to score on her seasonal debut in the Mares race. Despite drifting in the betting, the consistent 10-year-old made virtually all and drew away from Popaway and Champagne Rosie over the last two fences to win decisively.” I didn’t really want to make the running,” said winning jockey Darren Edwards. The mare looked really on song and now heads to the valuable Buckfastleigh Mixed Open she won last year. “Our gallops on the farm at Poundsgate have been waterlogged and we missed Wadebridge this year. She is a lot stronger and has done a lot of hill work” remarked Simon Partridge who trains the tough chestnut on behalf of owners Chris and Janet Humphrey.

Ottery St Mary based Ed Walker sent out his first runner of the season, Blazing Whale, to beat the heavily backed favourite Babeny Bridge in the 16-runner Intermediate in the hands of Robbie Henderson. “We have only just started because they all came in fat. Blazing Whale was a bit unlucky last year. He is a proper old fashioned chaser,” commented the trainer, who shares ownership in the Classic Cliché gelding with Francis Read.

Classic Cliché was also responsible for siring the Novice Riders’ winner Justabout, who is out of Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Dubacilla. The winner was ridden by Ciaran Gethings who forced his mount up to beat Tamatown and Barneys Mate in a blanket finish. Justabout won five times under rules but had been in the wilderness a bit since his last victory for Colin Tizzard over two years ago. “Colin told me he had no chance on soft ground,” laughed owner /trainer Gerald Greenway. “Ciaran works for Philip Hobbs and schooled him there the other day, but I ride him out at home,” proclaimed the 74-year-old trainer.

Thorverton trainer Robert Chanin saddled a remarkable seventh consecutive winner in the space of five weeks when For The Staff , owned by Roger Knowles and Annie Argyrides, stayed on well under Ian Chanin to win the Hunt Race. “We wanted to give him an easy race to start him off because he had a few hard races last year,” said the trainer, who has hunter chases in mind with a possible run at Buckfastleigh before t

The first division of the Restricted produced the closest finish of the day as Romassor and Un Ami fought out a neck and neck battle all the way up the final climb. It was the recent Wadebridge winner Romassor who was awarded the verdict by a short head under Tom David. “He is a big horse with an enormous stride who will keep on improving. He is the nearest horse I have had to Sericina,” said trainer Chloe Roddick, who went on to reveal that the progressive six-year-old is likely to return to France where he will run over fences for owners Steven Kemble and Patrick Atkinson.

Illicit Illusion initiated a double for jockey Sam Drinkwater and trainer Tom Lacey in the other Restricted division. The HeronIsland six-year-old, owned by the jockey’s father Paul, just held the sustained challenge of Whenharrymetsally to follow up his Barbury Castle Maiden victory. “This is a lovely course, it’s the first time I have ridden here,” said Sam who went on to complete the double on five-year-old Thedrinkymeister in the first Open Maiden which had to be divided on the day. “This horse is still a bit novicey,” remarked Alice Campbell, representing Tom Lacey who was away on a skiing holiday. Thedrinkymeister is another produce of HeronIsland out of a mare called Keel Row who won a couple of hurdle races for the Queen Mother.

Only two finished in the other division which went to the previously unraced Master Hooper, ridden by Matt Hampton. Julie Purdie owns and trains this sturdy home bred Kayf Tara six-year-old at Butterleigh, Devon. “He is still a bit burly and is the fourth winner out of Rempstone who won a point-to-point for us,” said Julie’s husband Sax.

The 15 runners for the concluding Maiden were despatched at 4.40 in gathering gloom. Big Georgie saw out the trip best under James Ridley to step up on his promising effort at Chaddesley Corbett. This strong gelding is trained by the jockey’s mother Heather for owner Alastair McLeish at Newent, Gloucestershire. “We do plenty of work and jumping over an old cross country course at home,” said the rider.

MONEY TALKS

APPLAUSE FOR AMY was the subject of a minor gamble in the Hunt race (8-1 to 5-1). She hails from Mary Sanderson’s yard which sent out Jabiru to win this race five times, but there was little applause from her supporters as she made a bad mistake on the far side and trailed in a moderate fourth

UN AMI was backed from 9-4 into 7-4 in the first Restricted to follow up his Larkhill success. The French bred grey was touched off by a short head but looks sure to atone soon. His young rider Chester Williams shows considerable promise.

There was money for the winner CERTAIN FLIGHT ( 7’s into 4’s) and third placed HAMELDOWN TOR (10’s to 6’s) in the Mixed Open. Will Biddick gave Certain Flight the perfect ride and the gelding looks ready to follow up. Hameldown Tor stays extremely well and can pick up an Open this season.

BABENY BRIDGE was backed from 7-2 to 5-2 to maintain his unbeaten record in the Intermediate. I thought that the winner Blazing Whale got first run on him but he kept on and was far from disgraced in finishing runner up

RESULTS

Results of the Tiverton 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), Brian Armstrong, David Strange, Equus Prints (Stephen Wensley),John BeasleyPhil BrittSimon BurgessSporting Prints (Alun Sedgemore), Tim Holt and Turfpix (Tracy Roberts)

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Sunday 2nd February, Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge. Entries for the Mid Devon close at 12 noon, Monday 27th January for the Point-To-Point and this Saturday for the pony racing.

TIVERTON POINT-TO-POINT 19 JAN 2014 RESULTS

Members race (Sponsor – Stags)

1 For The Staff (Ian Chanin) 4-7 fav

2 Lord Samson (Josh Guerriero) 5-2

3 Edeiff’s Lad (Josh Newman) 25-1

5 ran; 3l; 6l;  6m 45s

Trainer: Robert Chanin

Restricted Division 1 (Agrii)

1 Romassor (Tom David) 9-4

2 Un Ami (Chester Williams) 7-4 fav

3 Gosser Time (Joe Ponting) 50-1

10 ran; short head – 10l;  6m 50s

Trainer; Chloe Roddick

Restricted Division 2 (Pennymoor Timber)

1 Illicit Illusion (Sam Drinkwater) 9-4 fav

2 Whenharrymetsally (Will Biddick( 16-1

3 Boardwalk Empire (Tom Ellis) 7-2

11 ran; 3/4l; 6l;  6m 45s

Trainer: Tom Lacey

Mixed Open (Matford Land Rover & family of the late John Pearcey)

1 Certain Flight (Will Biddick)

2 All Great N Theory (David Renney) 18-1

3 Hameldown Tor (Robbie Henderson) 6-1

17 ran; 2l; 6l;  6m 41s

Trainer: Keith Cumings

PPORA Club Novice Riders’ (Dodson & Horrell)

1 Justabout (Ciaran Gethings) 16-1

2 Tamatown (Alastair Harvey) 5-1

3 Barneys Mate (Christopher Barber) 9-4 fav

10 ran; 1 1/4l; 1l;  6m 56s

Trainer: Gerald Greenway

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Blazing Whale (Robbie Henderson) 8-1

2 Babeny Bridge (Lizzie Kelly 5-2 fav

3 Paddycards (Claire Hart) 8-1

16 ran; 1 1/2l; 6l;  6m 43s

Trainer: Edward Walker

Club Members Mares & Fillies (Hartnoll Hotel & The Thoroughbred Breeders Association Countryside Alliance)

1 Lucette Annie (Darren Edwards) 6-5 fav

2 Popaway (Joe Docker) 5-1

3 Champagne Rosie (Will Biddick) 11-8

6 ran; 5l; 7l;  6m 53s

Trainer: Simon Partridge

Open Maiden Division 1 (Mount Pleasant Inn)

 Part 1

1 Master Hooper (Matt Hampton) 7-2

2 Desert Sting (Ed Glassonbury) 7-2

9 ran won by a distance – only two finished; 7m 2s

Trainer: Julie Purdie

Part 2

1 Thedrinkymeister (Sam Drinkwater) 5-4 fav

2 Mangans Turn (Jack Barber) 6-1

3 Driftwood Haze (Evan David) 8-1

9 ran; 1 1/2l; distance;  6m 52s

Trainer: Tom Lacey

Open Maiden Division 2 (Steve Marsh & friends of the late Robin Barwell)

1 Big Georgie (James Ridley)

2 Bamboleo (Will Telfer) 5-2 fav

3 Corton Ridge (WillBiddick) 8-1

15 ran; 2 1/2l; 6l;  6m 52s

Trainer: Heather Ridley

BLACK FOREST CLUB 1 DECEMBER 2013 – RESULTS

Going: Good, good to firm in places

Open Maiden 4 & 5-year-olds only 2m 4f (Sponsor: Dyson, Quaintance & Strange)

1 Mr Bingley (Jamie Thomas), evens fav

2 Thetalkinghorse (Matt Hampton), 10-1

3 Driftwood Haze (Evan David), 7-1

7 ran; 3l; neck;  6m 10s

Trainer: Kayley Woollacott

Club Members’ (Best Western Tiverton Hotel)

1 Cock of the Rock (Bradley Gibbs), 7-4 fav

2 Minella Stars (Robbie Henderson), 5-2

3 Working Title (Joe Drinkwater), 9-4

7 ran; 1l; neck;  5m 59s

Trainer: David Brace

Restricted (Heltor)

1 Credit Crunched (Sam Painting), 8-1

2 Iberico (James Ridley), 5-1

3 Crannaghmore Mist (Nick Williams), 2-1 fav

14 ran; 10l; 1/2l;  5m 57s

Trainer: Laura Thomas

Mixed Open (Strutt & Parker)

1 Penmore Mill (Tom Ellis), 4-6 fav

2 Charles Bruce (Freddie Tett), 12-1

3 Bridlingtonbygones  (Miss J Banks), 14-1

6 ran; 15l; 1 1/2l;  6m 0s

Trainer: Fred Hutsby

Open Maiden Div 1 (J Edward Sellars)

1 Burtolli Boy (Tom Ellis), 7-4 fav

2 Icthec (Charlie Hammond), 9-4

3 General Ross (Sam Painting), 13-2

7 ran; 7l; 3l;  6m 2s

Trainer: Fred Hutsby

Open Maiden Div 2 (Old Thatch Inn Cheriton Bishop)

1 Testoftime (Mikey Walton), 11-2

2 Minella Duchess (Jason Cook), 7-4 fav

3 Taoveroe (Miss Sioban Doolan), 13-2

6 ran; 1 1/2l; 1l;  6m 15s

Trainer: Seamus Mackey

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Tachbury (Ed Barrett), 3-1

2 Waddingtown Hero (Miss Brodie Hampson), evens fav

3 Hinchelsea Moor (Luke Kilgarriff), 2-1

6 ran; 6l; 4l;  6m 4s

Trainer: Mrs Julie Williams

Four Burrow, Trebudannon, Sunday 12th May 2013 Report

P2PDC_PRO_Ball-003-WebTHE Four Burrow meeting provided an action replay for jockeys Robbie Henderson and Michael Heard, who each repeated their doubles at Upcott Cross just six days earlier. Morning rain gave way to drizzle and low cloud as the afternoon progressed on this popular Cornish track.

Henderson’s day had started on the wrong foot when his mount in the opener, Secret Meeting, slipped and deposited him on the ground on the bend entering the final circuit. The 23-year-old rider soon bounced back however , when Checkerboard, owned by his parents and trained by Kayley Jones took the PPORA Club race for ten-year-olds and over.

12 of the 13 entries faced the starter in this competitive event, but Checkerboard took command at the third last and just held the late thrust of Yufo (Vicky Wade), with Knoxhill Archie just denying 2-1 favourite Wee Fly of third spot.

Henderson completed his double with a positive ride on Jopero who made all the running to win the Mixed Open. The well backed Searree looked a big danger at the penultimate fence, but Jopero was in no mood for being beaten and held off his challenger to win by a neck at the lucrative odds of 25-1. Eight-year-old Jopero, who was opening his account for the season, is jointly owned by Royston Britton, Peter Wade and John Gardener. Jopero is also in the Kayley Jones yard, but the trainer missed seeing her double as she was away saddling her runners at Holnicote. Responding to a stewards inquiry about apparent improvement in form, John Gardener stated that Jopero had, “not had the ground all year and had appreciated the firmer ground conditions.”

Front running tactics also paid off for Michael Heard who took All But Grey into a long lead in the two and a half miles Maiden and never looked like being caught. The cutely named winner is actually a roan gelding , owned by Pilton based Robert Napper and his daughter Gemma and trained by Christine Gray. All But Grey is home bred from the point-to-point mare Butleigh Rose. “All But Grey was a bit unlucky at our local Mendip Farmers meeting when he finished second to a subsequent bumper runner up,” commented the owner.

Michael Heard completed his double with an emphatic pillar to post success on Suesacomin in the three miles Open Maiden. This late developing Teofilio grey mare started favourite on the strength of her good recent second at Flete Park and drew right away from Mr Bachster in the closing stages. The winner was bred locally by Mary Gliddon and is one of only two pointers in the Lamerton yard of Tony Boon who trains her for a local syndicate. “We have tried lots of different headgear and took it all off today,” said Tony, who doubles up his training with running a dairy herd after, “hunting hounds for 35 years.”

It was a day for front runners and Youwouldtoo continued the trend under James Ridley in the Mares and Fillies Maiden, just holding Robbie Henderson’s late challenge on Ratline Rosie. The winner had travelled from Zoe Hammond’s Worcestershire base with connections paying a first visit to the Trebudannon track. Youwouldtoo is owned by her breeder Don Constable who commented, “we were delighted to see the rain today. She has a lovely attitude and got a soft lead.” Her jockey James Ridley, 24 last week, was partnering his sixth winner of the season and reported, “she was a bit green and hanging across to the other horse on the run-in.”

Ned White was also in command from flag fall in the closing Restricted and kept on gamely under Tom Chanin as Miss Cupcake threw down her challenge in the home straight. Jacqui Elliott’s habitual front runner, trained by Robert Chanin, had finished runner-up on his last three outings and rewarded his faithful supporters when justifying 2-1 favouritism on this occasion.

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