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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

SOUTH POOL HARRIERS AT BUCKFASTLEIGH 16 FEB 2014 – RESULTS

CONFINED  (Sponsor: Co-op Funeral Care)

1 Blazing Whale (Robbie Henderson) 4-7 fav;

2 Jive Master (Callum Curtis) 12-1;

3 Diamond Brook (Lucy Gardner) 12-1;

10 ran; 4l; 8l;  7mins 4 secs

Trainer: Edward Walker

 

INTERMEDIATE (Exeter Racecourse)

1 BabenyBridge (Chester Williams) 11-10 fav

2 Shanann Star (Darren Edwards) 12-1

3 Direct Line (Bradley Gibbs) 8-1

12 ran; 6l; 4l;  7m 7s

Trainer: Jane Williams

 

MIXED OPEN – WEST COUNTRY CHAMPION CHASE (Totnes and Bridgetown Races Company)

1 Minella Stars (Robbie Henderson) 7-1

2 Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin)7-2

3 Lucette Annie (Darren Edwards) evens fav

12 ran; 1 3/4l; 12l;  7m 4s

Trainer: Guy Henderson

 

CONFINED MAIDEN – HORSES & GELDINGS  (Farriers of South Devon)

1 Diamond Eclipse (Lucy Gardner) 13-8 fav

2 Dicky Bob (Jo Buck) 8-1

3 Tallanstown Boy (Jamie Bargary) 3-1

1 1/4l; 3l;  7m 19s

Trainer: Emma Loosemore

 

MAIDEN – MARES & FILLIES (The Jockey Club)

1 Red Penny (Bryony Frost) 4-1

2 Nurse Brace (Bradley Gibbs) 7-2 fav

3 Miss Gotaway (Tom David) 13-2

10 ran; 8l; 5l;  7m 23s

Trainer: Nikki Frost

 

RESTRICTED (Wray & Co  Jewellers)

1 Brackenwood (Bryony Frost) 6-1

2 Reliable Richie (Darren Edwards) 4-1

3 Lord Samson (Jamie Bargary) 15-2

10 ran;  5l; 7l;  7m 12s

Trainer: Nikki Frost

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Torrington Farmers, Umberleigh, Saturday 15 June 2013 Report

The curtain closed on another thrilling Point-to-Point season last Saturday when the Torrington Farmers hosted its meeting at Umberleigh in North Devon. Despite the recent rain the going was officially described as good to firm, firm in places.

Deb’s Dasher under Robbie Henderson set the pace in the Confined with Roll On Rose and Bon Viveur tracking behind. Roll On Rose looked set to challenge but Deb’s Dasher asserted his authority with Robbie Henderson soon getting the gelding back on the bridle and with a good jump at the last ditch saw the combination having an eight length lead over the last with Roll On Rose having to settle for second and Bon Viveur back in third having made a few jumping errors. Deb’s Dasher is trained by area leading trainer Kayley Jones, who commented:

“I was worried when Deb’s Dasher came off the bridle, and relieved when he came back on. Richard Woollacott had bred him and rode his dam Jenta Equilibra to win whilst in foal.”

Jockey Robbie Henderson added that “He didn’t travel well on the first circuit and needed a horse upsides to wake him up.”

The Relief Pitcher sired gelding is jointly owned by Sonia Gardener & Deborah Bean. Deborah was unable to join in the celebrations as she had to attend a wedding.

Four runners lined up for the Kivells sponsored Restricted race which was run in memory of Captain Tim Forster. Milburn won this under Lizzy Kelly for trainer Gail Haywood, having taken over the running from Lemonade Jack on the second circuit, with a close battle, over the second last, Milburn stayed on finishing two lengths ahead of Lemonade Jack. Trainer Gail Haywood is based at Moretonhampstead and is joint owner with Roly Stuart-Jarvis. She commented:

“Milburn is tough and improving, has run four times, the first was awful looking like he had never galloped before. I thought I had got it all wrong, I must thank the local farmer John Reddaway who rents me his gallops, without his help I wouldn’t be able to train.”

Gail bought Milburn as a two-year-old and Roly joined in to help financially; with regard to next season, Gail said: “The plan is to run him under Rules.”

In the Mens Open Vertigo Dore under Kieran Buckley was sent off 6-4 joint favourite with Threapwood, but they failed to get close to Cinaman, who under Bradley Gibbs made virtually all setting a strong pace. His nearest challenger Threapwood under National Champion jockey Will Biddick, tried to challenge on the final circuit, but the move was soon covered by Bradley Gibbs getting Cinaman home to win by three lengths. Owner Mark Roberts stated:
“The horse went wrong last year and had a leg infection, he is fine now, he jumps for fun and enjoys front running, we would have run him at Stratford but he was balloted out. Cinaman stands only 15hh and had a previous Hurdle win when at Tim Vaughan’s yard.

Nine lined up for the Ladies Open and Watch The Birdie is definitely a horse to watch for the future. Having been running on the flat back in February the mare has quickly progressed notching up four point wins in seven weeks. She won the race impressively beating Nipper John by ten lengths. Owner Keith Pritchard claimed:

“I had watched the mare running in a seller so I rang up Ron Harris to see if she was for sale. She had been placed second in a Hurdle only being beaten by a length at Southwell, I knew she had potential but thought it could take her two years.”

Jockey Hannah Lewis commented: “She is the easiest winner I think I have ever ridden.”

In the Barum Stud sponsored Intermediate, winner Gallaflynn made all under leading Wales & West jockey Matthew Barber. Bathwick Scanno whose jockey Jamie Bargary has snatched the local area male novice jockey award, mounted a challenge but had to settle for second when jumping errors may have cost him the race, with Railway Vic under leading area lady jockey Bryony Frost all out in third. Gallaflynn’s owner John Miles from Gelligaer South Wales bought the horse out of Ireland on the advice of trainer Mark Barber who claimed; “The horse is improving all the time and plans for next season maybe to aim at Hunter Chases.”

With the Open Maiden divided on the day, ten runners set off in the first division. This was a race for the Merv Woodward owned/trained and ridden Double Fun to score, having had to settle for second last week behind My Runaway at Bratton Brown. Tracking the pace setter Broadway Cord, Double Fun reeled in the leader before the final ditch going on to score by seven lengths ahead of the Tom Chanin ridden Posh Totty and Back In Vogue third. The jubilant rider quoted:

“I bought Double Fun from Ascot as she is a half sister to Man Of Leisure who I won on for the Dutfield family. I broke her myself and ran her in two Bumpers out of Martin Hills yard. I am very pleased as Double Trigger’s offspring usually mature at eight years plus, we tried her in blinkers which made her concentrate and a tongue tie after she choked a bit a Cothelstone – the tongue tie today seems to have done the trick.”

The final race of the season was the second division of the Open Maiden. Eight went to post with the Luke Price-trained Coolbach setting the pace, until Billy Congo took over at the second last with Coolbach struggling up the final hill. Billy Congo then nodded badly on landing at the last, unseating jockey Alan John and leaving punters thinking Coolbach would hold on, but Winning Note under leading area Lady jockey Bryony Frost pushed on up the home straight snatching the win.

It was a great family triumph, trainer Nikki Frost said: “She got jumped into at Trebudannon and had six weeks off after being stitched up by one of our vets Paul Kane, so it was down to Bryony to get her fit again.” Owner Jimmy Frost added: “She was sent over from France by Peter Jones and is up for sale.”

All that’s left this season is the popular Dinner & Dance and Award Ceremony which is open to all, to be held at the Holiday Inn Plymouth on Friday 12th July, featuring guest speaker Anthony Knott (former owner of Hunt Ball), a live band, videos of the season and a bucking bronco. For tickets please contact Kate on 01805 603129.

Results

Tiverton Staghounds, Bratton Down, Sunday 9th June 2013 Report

A COOL Summer breeze with plenty of sunshine resulted in another bumper crowd turn out for Sunday’s meeting at Bratton Down where the ground was described officially as firm resulting in top of the ground horses clocking up some fast times.

My Runaway under jockey Robbie Henderson ran away with the opener winning the Hunt Members, sponsored by Winston Pincombe Land Rovers, coming home four lengths ahead of Double Fun for local trainer Kayley Jones. Owners Andrew and Hannah Broggie gave credit to trainer Kayley who has found a suitable way to travel the horse.

“It is the first time all season we have had suitable ground, he has been unlucky, had undergone a colic operation early in his career and then suffered injuries sustained in the trailer whilst at the Chipley Park meeting”

The David Brace – trained Son Of Swallow under jockey Bradley Gibbs took the Intermediate by a neck, leading over the last, then battling the finish out up the steep hill having got the better in a three way dual between Stalbridgeswansong and the late challenge from For Sahkey Money who flew up the hill snatching second, Robbie Lllewellyn who was standing in for David Brace claimed

“Son Of Swallow had some foot issues after winning his Restricted at Didmarton, but a big team effort including that of 11 year old Conor Brace riding him out after school they decided to run the horse again on his preferred ground”.

Nine went to post in the Stags sponsored Open Maiden, Thank Evans under Ben Robarts set the pace until fading after the final ditch leaving Dads Birthday and Dernier Dance tussling two out, Mr Bachster soon joined the battle and resulted in the judges having to sort out the finish with Leanda Tickle timing the race to perfection winning on Mr Bachster by a head from Dernier Dance leaving Dads Birthday another head behind in third. Trainer David Stephens had bought the horse from Ascot sales.

“He was a no hoper but I liked the horse, we soon got over his quirky ways and had to mount him in the box before schooling out, I may target him for a two mile hunter chase next season”.

The Men’s Open was run in memory of the late Sid Tarr, and of the six runners Tom Chanin resumed front running tactics on Ashclyst setting a strong pace ahead of Pastek and a patiently ridden Round Tom. Champion jockey Will Biddick pushed the overdrive button on Round Tom two out and eased clear over the last justifying odds on favourite winning stylishly by 15 lengths in a time of five minutes fifty four. Pastek came home second one and a half lengths ahead of Ashclyst. Round Tom was originally in training with Paul Nicholls and now with Richard Barber who hopes the the horse can be aimed at the Foxhunters at Cheltenham.

“He has now qualified with two open wins, but the horse will only run on firm ground”.

It was a battle of the Welsh trainers in the Ladies Open, seven went to post with Shernally under Jane Williams sent off odds on favourite but struggled after the first circuit with the David Brace OBE-trained Respectueux under Charlotte Prichard setting a strong pace, Shake The Bottle’s took up the running after the last ditch and went on to win for 19 year old jockey Rachel Leyshon leaving Respectueux three lengths down in second and Fiulin in third. It was an emotional win for Shake The Bottles trainer Andrew Leyshon having just lost his half brother Peter Evans to cancer.

“Peter would have still wanted us to run the horse, he was regularly checking up on the horses progress”.

Rachel is working for Tim Vaughan and is leading the West Wales and Southern Wales Ladies title.

Eastleigh Care Homes sponsored the Restricted in which FourStar River was sent off even money favourite of the ten runners under Ian Chanin, punters were given a good run for their money but had to settle for second when Bathwick Scanno under talented young jockey Jamie Bargary got up to snatch a win by a neck on the 2 -1 second favourite. It was Jamies third win, two of them being on this horse and he is hoping for another chance at Umberleigh next weekend. Bathwick Scanno is owned by the Rising Sun Partnership, and trainer Teresa Clark puts his success down to the veterinary team lead by Phil Browne having sorted out his respiratory issues. Teresa is based near Bridgwater and this is her second season training, her first ever win came from Bathwick Scanno last year.

RESULTS

HUNT MEMBERS
1. MY RUNAWAY
R.Henderson, 1-2F
2. DOUBLE FUN
M.Woodward, 8-1
3. ANTRON ISLE(IRE)
D.Edwards, 5-1

OPEN MAIDEN
1. MR BACHSTER
Miss L Tickle, 9-1
2. DERNIER DANCE (FR)
S.Allwood, 9-2
3. DADS BIRTHDAY
J.Newman, 2-1F

INTERMEDIATE
1. SON OF SWALLOW (IRE)
B.Gibbs, 2-1
2. FOR SAHKEY MOONY (IRE)
Miss E Hamilton, 25-1
3. STALBRIDGESWANSONG
R.Henderson, 4-5F

MENS OPEN
1. ROUND TOM (FR)
W.Biddick, 4-7F
2. FOR SAHKEY MOONY
Miss E. Hamilton, 25-1
3. STALBRIDGESWANSONG
R.Henderson, 4-5F

LADIES OPEN
1. SHAKE THE BOTTLE (IRE)
Miss R. Leyson, 20-1
2. RESPECTUEUX (FR)
Miss C Prichard, 14-1
3. FIULIN
Miss B Frost, 5-1

RESTRICTED
1. BATHWICK SCANNO (IRE)
J. Bargary, 2-1
2. FOURSTAR RIVER (IRE)
I. Chanin, 6-4F
3. SPICE HILL (IRE)
A. Johns, 10-1

Exmoor, Bratton Down, Sunday 2nd June 2013 Report

BRATTON DOWN was seen at its best on Sunday with a massive crowd enjoying the picturesque backcloth of Exmoor on a crystal clear, sunny day.

It was a day to remember for 16-year-old Kieran Buckley who rode his first winner as Vertige Dore just snatched the Men’s Open with a head victory over the favourite Flanshan, with Pastek breathing down their necks in third.

Eight-year-old Vertige Dore is owned and trained by the young jockey’s father Eddie Buckley, the long standing head lad to the Pipe yard at Nicholashayne. A winner four times under rules when in the care of Paul Nicholls and latterly David Pipe, Vertige Dore was a gift horse from the Pipe’s after losing his form last autumn. The winner was never the easiest of rides under rules, but certainly ran kindly for his young rider. “He jumped like a stag but I didn’t want to hit the front too soon and took a pull two out,” explained Kieran, adding, “I am still at Uffculme school but have been riding out at the Pipe’s since I was 11. I have done show jumping and cross country and this was my sixth ride in point-to-points.

The 2011 ladies’ champion Gina Andrews was paying her first visit to Bratton Down. There is a saying when a horse wins easily that he could have gone round again – well Gina’s comfortable Ladies’ Open winner Start Royal did just that. “I had so much trouble pulling him up and couldn’t stop him until we got to the starting area at the other end of the course”, smiled Gina as her mount regally completed a lap of honour. Start Royal had a wind operation before this season and was winning his third Open of the campaign which started when runner-up at Wadebridge last December . He is trained by Alan Hill who jointly owns the gelding in partnership with Mike Avery and Stewart and Hilda Nash.

Josh Guerriero, who has a new role lined up as assistant trainer to Dan Skelton this summer, is enjoying his best season in the saddle, and is assured of his first Devon & Cornwall Area jockeys’ title with 23 winners already under his belt. Josh rode his second double of the week thanks to Bernshaw and Tresor De La Vie.

Bernshaw jumped well to make all in the opening Hunt race. The well backed eight-year-old is trained locally by Claire Hitch for her father Mike Wright. “We bought him at Ascot sales but he got a leg and missed last year. The clerk of the course Phil Rawle has done a good job for me riding him out recently,” said Claire.

Josh Guerriero’s double was completed in the concluding Maiden with an impressive performance from Tresor De La Vie. This six-year-old has a lot to live up to since he was sourced in France by former jockey and now successful bloodstock agent Richard Hobson, whose purchases include Hurricane Fly and Sir Des Champs. Owned by Jean Browning, Tresor De La Vie was also completing a double for his trainer Izzy Dartnall.

Izzy had earlier saddled only the second winner of her career when Letmespeak and Robbie Henderson just got the better of Josh Guerriero’s mount Tallanstown Boy in the first leg of the maiden. Letmespeak is owned by Izzy’s father Victor Dartnall who had bought the eight-year-old locally from Debbie Cole. “We thought he had a chance because he had worked well with Ambion Wood who won for us at Worcester yesterday,” said Victor, who is likely to send his winner summer jumping.

Lilac Wine was a worthy winner of a decent Intermediate, staying on gamely to pip the luckless Ladfromhighworth and Point West in a tight finish. Lilac Wine was ridden by Danny Burton for his father Gerald who is based at Calne, Wiltshire. The 10-year-old mare had been runner up twice this season and was allowed to start at 33-1. “She had a virus last year but seems to have come to herself now,” reported the trainer.

There was almost a 33-1 surprise in the 13-runner Restricted as the unconsidered Bathwick Scanno and Jamie Bargary went into a three lengths lead round the final bend. Darren Edwards was steadily closing on Bradley Brook however and the Nicky Martin trained gelding took command on the brow of the hill to score going away. “We bought him in Ireland as a three-year-old and he has taken time to mature,” said the trainer.

RESULTS

Hunt race (Burges Salmon)
1 Bernshaw (J Guerriero) 2-1; 2 Mister Moonax (Hannah Hawkins) 11-10fav; 3 Johny No Cash (Suzy Berry) 12-1; 6 ran; 4 1/2l; 1/2l; 6m 6s

Restricted (Rosettes Direct)
1 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 5-2; 2 Bathwick Scanno (Jamie Bargary) 33-1; 3 Young Jim (Jamie Thomas 25-1; 13 ran; 3l; 15l; 5m 55s

Ladies’ Open (Bray Leino)
1 Start Royal (Gina Andrews); 7-4 fav; 2 Yufo (Vicky Wade) 13-2; 3 How’s My Friend (Amanda Bush)) 4-1; 9 ran; 4l; 2 1/2l; 5m 51s

Men’s Open (Moore Scarrott)
1 Vertige Dore (Kieran Buckley) 5-1; 2 Flanshan (Martin McIntyre) 2-1 fav; 3 Pastek (Martin Peaty) 14-1; 9 ran; head; 1/2l; 6m 1s

Intermediate (Ashley Farrant & the Kingdon family)
1 Lilac Wine (Danny Burton) 33-1; 2 Ladfromhighworth (Vicky Wade) 3-1; 3 Point West (Martin Cooney) 5-2; 9 ran; 1/2l; 1l; 5m 57s

Open Maiden
Division 1 (The Old Station House Inn)
1 Letmespeak (Robbie Henderson) 4-1; 2 Tallanstown Boy (Josh Guerriero) 4-1; 3 Harry’s Kap (Ed Barrett) 9-2; 12 ran; neck; 1/2l; 6m 9s

Division 2 (Slee Blackwell Solicitors)
1 Tresor De La Vie (Josh Guerriero) 3-1 fav; 2 William Percival (Mike Heard) 7-2; 3 Grey Dream (Jamie Bargary) 12-1; 12 ran; 3/4l; 2 1/2l; 6m 1s

REPORT: 65TH ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE AXE VALE HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT 26 MAY 2012

GRANVILLE TAYLOR REPORTS

“It was estimated that between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended and there were over 500 cars in the car park. The many police officers on duty were in their new summer dress – collar and ties. The sun shone brightly for the whole afternoon.” 2012 – no, the year was in fact 1949 but plenty of similarities. This newspaper cutting formed a part of the excellent display of photographs and memorabilia on show at Stafford Cross depicting the past 65 years of the Axe Vale point-to-point races.

Mixed Open (Axminster Carpets Ltd)

This produced one of the most extraordinary results of the season with the unconsidered outsider Clew Bay Cove giving his young rider the first success of his career. I think we had all forgotten what a different track Stafford Cross is compared with many courses in the area which demand stamina. The shorter, sharp Axe Vale course was certainly more to the liking of speed merchants on Saturday, and Clew Bay Cove found it right up his street. The winner raced alongside Gunner Be Quick from the fourth last, and the pair shook off Direct Flight and the odds-on favourite Benetwood from the second last. Clew Bay Cove got on top of his rival with 75 yards to run and held on gamely under his 19-year-old owner/rider Dominic Furnell in a race taking well under six minutes. In some areas of the country point-to-point bookmakers impose an upper odds limit by operating as a cartel. Fortunately the Devon & Cornwall layers do not act in this way and outsiders are priced as outsiders – in the case of Clew Bay Cove 200-1 was freely available on more than one board. Although the 12-year-old gelding had failed to score for over four years, he had useful form in Ireland in his younger days, winning five times for leading owner JP McManus. The winning jockey said, “I rode in 15 or 20 points and a few bumpers without success in Ireland and bought Clew Bay Cove for only 500 euros out of his previous stable. He ran three times in Ireland at the beginning of this season before I came over to work for Lucy Wiegersma at Hatherleigh.” I train my horse from there and Lucy’s father has been very helpful to me.

Open Maiden (Everys Solicitors)

Another young jockey partnered his first winner here as Jamie Bargary scorched home on four-year-old Bathwick Scanno. This former David Pipe trained gelding was also the first winner saddled by Teresa Clark who is based at Broomfield on the Quantocks. Bathwick Scanno jumped his way to the front at the fifth fence and was not hard pressed to hold off the late run of Rock of Fife. “He was running away with me,” exclaimed the 18-year-old jockey who comes from Cashel, County Tipperary and works in the Pipe yard. He has only had a handful of rides but is taking himself off to France for further experience in the summer with French champion National Hunt trainer Francois Coutin. Bathwick Scanno is by the top American dirt stallion Aptitude. He was placed on the flat and over hurdles and seems to have a preference for quick ground.

Confined (J & FJ Baker & Co Ltd)

Recent Cothelstone winners Ashclyst and Allerford Jack squared up to each other with Ashclyst, who had recorded a much quicker time on that occasion, sent off 11-8 favourite here under Tom Chanin. Richard Woollacott was content to sit quietly on Allerford Jack who had plenty of support at 5-2, as Ashclyst blazed the trail. The distress signals were out for the favourite entering the home straight however, and Allerford Jack jumped ahead at the final fence. John Daniell and Sam’s Lad passed the favourite for the minor places on the flat. Richard Woollacott has recently obtained his trainers licence and his partner Kayley Jones has taken over the pointto-point side of the yard. Kayley was initiating a double with this winner who was scoring for the fourth time this season. “We will probably keep him going until the end of the season,” said Kayley

Restricted (Martin Diplock)

My Runaway completed the training double for Kayley Jones, this time ridden by Robbie Henderson. Blinkered for the first time, My Runaway was a solid 3-1 second favourite behind Gone That Way who was marginally preferred in the market at 5-2. The favourite fought for the lead with Florence Mary and Wassonthen, but My Runaway always had that trio in his sights and took command at the second last. Gone Thaty ran well to finish second with Dalmatian keeping on to take third spot. Despite being backed from 10’s to 5’s, Wassonthen faded badly in the latter stages and eventually finished in about the same place as Engelbert Humperdinck in the song contest.

Intermediate (Matford Land Rover)

Rilly Goschen’s mount Tenawa looked to be going nowhere leaving the back straight as Tork to Me and Amber Love went on. The situation changed however as Tenawa fought back to head the leaders shortly after jumping the last, and the ten-year-old mare showed plenty of guts on the run-in to hold Amber Love (Darren Edwards) with Googoobarabajagal and Michael Heard staying on into third place. Home bred by her owner/trainer Jane Wilkinson from Ibberton near Sturminster Newton, Tenawa used to be a bit of a handful in her younger days She could not have a better rider however than Rilly, who, if she will forgive me, is at the veteran stage. With over a century of point-to-point winners to her credit, a National Hunt amateur ladies’ championship and a Cheltenham Foxhunters (2004) in her CV, Amaryllis Goschen represents the best example of a woman rider.

Novice Riders’ (Lentells)

It was the turn of the younger brigade with Oxfordshire schoolboy Joe Hill securing his ninth winner in his first season thanks to the useful Ravethebrave. Joe has an unassailable lead for the Wilkinson Sword Trophy for under 21 riders and is well in contention for the National Novice Riders’ title. Ravethebrave proved a cut above his four rivals here. Tres Bien (Josh Newman) just deprived Doof of the runner-up spot but they were only playing for places behind Alan Hill’s expensive Doncaster sales purchase who was winning his fourth novice riders’event of the season. Hill the younger has a long term ambition to train, but meanwhile gets back to his school desk with four more GCSE exams to come during the week.

Hunt Race (Beviss & Beckingsale)

A disappointing turn out with Dr Cerullo (Joe Hill) getting a walk over.

RESULTS:

 

Hunt Race

1 Dr Cerullo (J Hill) walked over

Confined

1 Allerford Jack (R Woollacott); 2 John Daniell (Miss A Bush); 3 Sams Lad (Miss B Frost); 11 ran; 1 1/2l; 2l; 5m 47s

Mixed Open

1 Clew Bay Cove (D Furnell); 2 Gunner Be Quick (R Tory); 3 Direct Flight (Miss V Wade); 8 ran; neck; 2l; 5m 45s

Intermediate

1 Tenawa (Miss A Goschen); 2 Amber Love (D Edwards); 3 Googoobarabajagal (M Heard); 7 ran; 2l; head; 5m 46s

Novice Riders’

1 Ravethebrave (J Hill); 2 Tres Bien (J Newman); 3 Doof (Miss V Wade); 5 ran; 12l; head; 5m 51s

Restricted

1 My Runaway (R Henderson); 2 Gone That Way (J Guerriero); 3 Dalmatian (D Andrews); 7 ran; 2l; 2 1/2l; 5m 50s

Open Maiden

1 Bathwick Scanno (J Bargary); 2 Rock of Fife (Miss S Berry); 3 Gleann Ri (J Ponting); 10 ran; 5l; 8l; 6m 8s