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Tiverton Staghounds entries and form

Tiverton Staghounds host the penultimate Point-to-Point meeting of the season, this Sunday June 8th, at Bratton Down, Bratton Flemming.

Six races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. Boasting a stunning back drop view of Exmoor, this is a great picnic venue and idyllic way to spend a summers afternoon. Over 120 entries have been received.

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 15:10 Intermediate Race
4th 15:45 Mens Open Race
5th 16:20 Ladies Open Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance is £10 per person, maximum £30 car.

Course is located at Bratton Flemming, 9 miles NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11 miles North of South Molton. Post Code EX31 4SG.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:10 Confined Race
3rd 14:45 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:20 Intermediate Race
5th 15:55 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:30 Restricted Race
7th 17:05 4, 5, 6 & 7 year olds Open Maiden Race

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2013/14

form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Preview : Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross, Sunday April 27

The Axe Vale host this weekend’s Point-to-Point horse racing at Stafford Cross, near Seaton, East Devon on Sunday 27th April.

Pony racing, sponsored by Rob Perry Marine, head’s up the action at 12 noon, followed by the main seven race card, starting at 1.30pm. Over 100 entries have been received.

In the opening Members race, sponsored by Beviss & Beckingsale Solicitors, the Les Jefford-trained entry Miss Cupcake won this race last year, coming home ten lengths ahead of another entry, Our Georgie Girl trained by Ed Walker. Miss Cupcake ran well this February when two and a quarter lengths second to Un Ami at Badbury Rings.

J & F J Baker sponsor the Confined race in which trainer Rose Loxton holds two entries, Join Together who under jockey Megan Nicholls recently won at Cothelstone, and Current Event a winner of five Chases and a Hurdle race. Notus De La Tour stayed on well when second at Upcott Cross, his impressive form includes second in a Grade One Novice Chase. Whenharrymetsally from the Keith Cumings team is another to consider, having won at Great Trethew in March.

The Lee Clifford sponsored Mixed Open, could see Will Biddick get the leg up on Minella Fifty from the Claire Hitch team. The combination having wins this season at Cothelstone and Charlton Horethorne. Will Biddick rode his first ever winner at this track in 2004, when coming home in front on the Ross Oliver-trained Let’s Fly. This weekend may well see him return, looking to add to his total of well over 200 winners. John Daniell and Round Tom should not be left out of the equation if turning out again after their wins last weekend.

The Mythologist trained by Guy & Sophie Henderson and ridden by son Robbie, hasn’t been seen since his win at Ston Eston , but is highly regarded by his connections and could go off favourite in the Matford Land Rover sponsored Intermediate race. Master Hooper from the Robert Chanin team is another to consider, as is Soul Native having taken the 16 runner restricted at Cothelstone earlier this month under jockey Vicky Wade.

In the CA Club Novice Riders race, Join Together under Megan Nicholls, if not in the earlier confined race, and Barneys Mate for Christopher Barber could have a re match. The two met at Charlton Horethorne when Barneys Mate was caught on the run in by the determined Nicholls getting Join Together up to win by a length. Ladyvie is another likely to be in the mix for jockey Hannah Welch, having run second at Buckfastleigh and Cothelstone.

The Alice Pearn-trained Johnny No Cash looks a strong challenger for the Martin Diplock Estate Agents sponsored Restricted race, having run second behind Pure Oxygen at Cotley. This race may well be divided on the day having attracted 27 entries. Others to consider are Midnight Breeze for the Ollie Bush team, after his recent win at Portman. Donpierre for Ben Robarts having run well at Upcott Cross, and the Michael Miller-trained Sparkling Miss having won her Maiden at Milborne St Andrew, then ran three lengths third at Badbury Rings in a Restricted won by Posh Totty.

Concluding the day’s event, is the Open Maiden race sponsored by Scott Rowe Solicitors. Richard Barber holds three entries, General Ginger, Whataknight, and Willow Bird. Mount Prospex trained by Jill Dennis could follow up on his third at Upcott Cross. Paul Nicholls has entered The Eaglehaslanded and market support could be worth following.

The course offers a good party atmosphere, where you can choose to either bring your own picnic, or use the excellent catering facilities on site. There is also a Tote, Bookmakers, bar and trade stands.

Entrance is £20 car and occupant’s, or £10 car and driver.

Course is located at Stafford Cross, nr Seaton, off A3052 Post Code EX24 6HZ

Preview: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Monday 21 April 2014

Trubudannon near St Columb Major is the location for Easter Monday’s Point-to-Point meeting, April 21st, where the Four Burrow will be holding their race day. Seven races are on offer and over 100 entries have been received.

The Prowse Limited sponsored Members Race heads up the action at 1pm. Entries include the prolific winning mare Wee Fly, trained by Ross Oliver. She could figure here, having recently run four lengths second under jockey Bryony Frost at Great Trethew, behind Blazing Whale.Wee Fly has wins in double figures and at her best could take some beating. Reliable Richie is another to consider after his third in the Intermediate at Buckfastleigh.

The Sportsmans Arms sponsored Open Maiden two mile four furlong race follows, in which the Neil Harris-trained  What About Will could come on for his second at Great Trethew, when he kept on gamely behind Theatre Goer. Lady Annabel  for trainer Polly Gundry,  ran well under jockey Robbie Henderson at Cothelstone in March, before being brought down at the last fence.

In the Truro Tractors sponsored Confined race, suggestions could be Print The Money, having run  six lengths second to King Of Alcatraz here last season, and may have needed the run on return when fifth at Great Trethew. King Cyrus from the Emma Oliver team ran third here last season and has three Chase wins to his credit. Gorteenwood, and previous course winner Benetwood, could figure if ground continues drying.

The Brewin Dolphin sponsored Ladies’ Open race, could see this seasons current leading horse Byerley Bear, who has five wins to his credit, be stalked by Lion On The Prowl, a recent Andoversford winner, from the Alexandra Dunn team. Byerley Bear had been flying until his defeat at Great Trethew when coming home in third. Connections reported that he had lost two shoes in the ground, and they will be hoping that he bounces back to form here.

In the Bonhams Cornish National Men’s Open race, the Jane Williams-trained Shalimar Fromentro could go off favourite having run eye-catchingly well at Great Trethew when winning for jockey Chester Williams.The horse runs regularly in cross country circuits in France, and could well give his connections another win here. The Janet Ackner-trained Ace High also has strong claims, having won and been placed in three mile Chases. He ran a good second last season to John Daniell at Badbury Rings, and may have needed the run when coming home fourth at Kilworthy behind Aiteenthirtythree.

Suggestions in the Restricted race, sponsored by Carrs of Truro, would be Theatre Goer from the Robert Chanin team, after her impressive maiden win at Great Trethew, and Glacial Oscar for the Henderson team, if connections choose not to run at Flete Park on Saturday.

The Lamanver Broodmares sponsored Open Maiden race concludes the day’s events in which Derniere Dance is worthy of a win soon having been placed in eight Maiden races so far including a recent second to Raffa at Kilworthy.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.

Entrance is £10 car and driver £20 car and passengers. Course is signed off A30 & A39 Postcode TR9 4LP

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Modbury Harriers, Flete Park, Saturday 4th May 2013 Report

Bryony Frost took a giant step towards achieving her ambition of capturing the National Novice Riders’ Championship for lady jockeys with her first ever double at Flete Park thanks to Railway Vic and Wee Fly.This double put the Devon youngster on the nine winner mark for the season, giving her a four win cushion over Brodie Hampson for the coveted title.

Once again the lovely Devon venue was blessed with pleasant sunshine and well filled car parks. Bryony initiated her double as Railway Vic followed up his recent course win in the Restricted, just outstaying Alysia’s Flame in a driving finish. Railway Vic, who was winning for the third time this season, is trained by Bryony’s mother Nikki, and is owned by Susan Roe who has been associated with the Frost yard for several years.

Wee Fly is one of the toughest and most consistent mares in the pointing field and duly showed her battling qualities when thwarting John Daniell’s bid for a seasonal treble in the four miles Ladies Open. Bryony Frost was content to bide her time on Wee Fly but Amanda Bush had John Daniell in a slight lead when her mount blundered badly at the final fence, Wee Fly and her determined 18-year-old rider did not need a second invitation and was not for denying once she had her head in front on the run-in.

“Wee Fly came into season yesterday but she has now won this race for the last four years,” said owner/ trainer Ross Oliver. Bryony’s double took her to the nine winner mark for the season, giving her a comfortable lead for the National title.

Ollie Bush had saddled the Ladies’ runner-up John Daniell, and quickly gained consolation as West End justified 2-1 favouritism for her yard in the two and a half miles Maiden. The Westerner gelding was given a perfect hold up ride by Josh Guerriero who picked his way through the field to lead inside the final quarter mile on the good looking six-year-old. “I had a job to pull him up. He likes quick ground but had been running freely in his races,” said the North Devon based jockey whose career is due to take a new shape when he joins rookie trainer Dan Skelton as assistant trainer in the summer.

Eight faced the starter for the three miles Open Maiden, but front running Talland Bay turned the race into a procession from a long way out, eventually scoring by six lengths under Geoff Barfoot-Saunt in a very commendable time. The home bred winner is owned by Marcella Baylis together with her parents Alan and Edna, and is trained by Marcella at St Veep near Lostwithiel. “Talland Bay is a lovely ride but can be a bit quirky. We moved down to Cornwall last winter from the Cotswolds (where she trained plenty of winners in that area). “I led up Earth Summit when he won the Grand National and was given him to hunt when he retired,” she confided.

All three Mens Open runners were in contention approaching the last, but Swansbrook is nothing if not game, and pulled out extra to hold Osric and odds-on Uncle Keef. Sue Popham handles Swansbrook on behalf of joint owners Peter Williams and David Meyrick. The ten-year-old was snapped up by the Pophams at Doncaster sales last May for £3,200 on the recommendation of Brendan Powell. “I think we will have to go back to Doncaster sales next week,” joked the trainer. “I have had six winners from four horses this year and they are all still in training. Swansbrook jumps point-to-point fences particularly well,” added Sue.

Robert Chanin’s Thorverton yard has also been amongst the winners and Molland Gayle became the trainer’s seventh pointing winner of the season to add to Kirkleigh’s two Hunter Chase successes when winning the Confined. Pauillac looked the likely winner at the top of the hill, but the patiently ridden winner took command after jumping the last to win going away. “They went too fast early on and I kept a bit in hand,” reported Leanda Tickle who was deputising for Molland Gayle’s regular rider Ian Chanin. “It is unusual for one of the boys (Ian or Tom) not to ride ours but Leanda did well,” commented Robert Chanin who trains the Dr Massini mare for a local syndicate. At least Ian had the satisfaction of riding a winner on the same day at the Tredegar Farmers meeting in South Wales.

RESULTS

Dulverton Farmers, Treborough Hill Preview

Treborough Hill set on Exmoor overlooking the Bristol Channel is the location for this weekend’s Point-to-Point meeting on Sunday March 10. With seven races on the card it is sure to be a great way for all the family to spend Mothers Day, and to add to the stunning scenery the organisers have again hired a large screen for racegoers to enjoy a close view of the racing.

Course specialist Deb’s Dasher lines up in the Hunt Members which kicks off the action at 12.30pm. The gelding took the Confined here last season and went on to take the Mixed Open at Kilworthy for Richard Woollacott two weeks later. His main opponent looks to be the Leslie Jefford trained Delta Borget, who won this race last season and recently scored a second to Hameldown Tor at Badbury Rings.

Next up is the Great Bradley Open Maiden for four to seven-year-olds and of the 19 entered Kudu Shine from the in-form Kayley Jones yard ran a good second to Devon Mead at Bishops Court last season, another from the same yard Miss Tinks is gradually making headway and could go close.

The Fallen Stock Company sponsor the Confined in which Dashing John goes well for jockey Natalie Parker the combination having won the Restricted here last season and could improve for this seasons debut when fourth to Barneys Mate at Milborn St Andrew. The consistent John Daniell owned by the Hussey’s Hustlers Club is another to consider having kept on well to take third in a Members race behind Hameldown Tor and Delta Borget at Badbury Rings.

The Dunsters Heat Limited Mixed Open could see the prolific winning mare Sericina add to her tally having found her old form at Great Trethew for trainer/jockey Chloe Roddick, Dear Villez another from the Chloe Roddick yard could be the one to challenge having recently run second behind Lucette Annie in the £1,000 Mixed Open at Buckfastleigh for Josh Guerriero.

Blazing Whale looks set to take the Intermediate which is sponsored by Exeter racecourse, the Ed Walker trained gelding ran third behind Double Bank and Doctor Tom at Black Forest Lodge leaving Delta Borget eight lengths in fourth.

The Mary Sanderson trained Blinding Lights was only just denied a win by a neck to Turthen at Chipley Park and could take the Restricted race here, Ladfromhighworth is another to consider after his second to Robin Will at Buckfastleigh.

The final race of the day is the Open Maiden sponsored by Winston Pincombe Land Rover with 18 entered, Letmespeak showed recent promise when third at Chipley Park.

Course is located on B3224 on the Wheddon Cross to Raleighs Cross road. Post Code TA23 OQW. All on course facilities available. Entry £20 car load £10 car & driver.

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