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IT was a good day for the lady jockeys at the Four Burrow, where Bryony Frost and Vicky Wade each scored doubles. In addition, Leanda Tickle rode Byerley Bear to win the Ladies Open, which left only a couple of races for the boys.

Wee Fly initiated Bryony’s double when quickening clear on the run-in to win the Hunt race. “This is my 50th win as an owner,” said Wee Fly’s trainer Ross Oliver whose yard is within sight of the Trebudannon course. Ross has also dominated this Four Burrow Hunt race over the past ten years.

Bryony completed her double on the improving Red Penny in the Confined. The Nikki Frost trained mare was following up her Buckfastleigh win after a spirited battle with Print the Money and King Cyrus. Bryony is now on the eight winner mark for the season and well on course to retain her Devon & Cornwall Lady jockeys title.

What About Will provided Vicky Wade with the first leg of her double in the two and a half miles Maiden, mastering Queen’s Law at the final jump. A sturdy five-year-old, What About Will was saddled by Neil Harris for Vicky’s father Keith. “We got him at Goffs in Ireland as a three-year-old, sold him, then bought him back. He is a late foal and will mature further,” said the trainer.

Vicky Wade completed her double in the three miles Maiden on Just Seven. This big, strong gelding stayed on well in the home straight to score for owner/trainer Roy Smith who bought the chestnut as a four-year-old. He is a three parts brother to King of Alcatraz who has won five races in the same colours.

The Ladies’ Open looked a formality for 1-3 favourite Byerley Bear. This useful gelding, bidding to score for the sixth time this season, nevertheless had to put his best foot forward under Leanda Tickle to see off a determined challenge by Bryony Frost on Classic Swain. “That was a relief. He was quite tired that day at Great Trethew (where he finished third).” said trainer Robert Chanin

Favourite backers came unstuck however when the odds-on chance Shalimar Fromentro was overhauled by Reliable Richie on the run-in for the grandly titled Cornish National. The four-runner field was reduced to three when the leader Ace High fell at the 10th fence.. Shalimar Fromentro was left in front for the remainder of the three and a half miles journey, but got tired and idled badly after crossing the last fence to be collared by the well named Reliable Richie in the last 75 yards. The eight-year-old winner proved a popular local success for owner/ trainer Reuben Chapman and was giving jockey Michael Heard his seventh winner of the season. “We bought him cheaply out of the ring at Ascot. He likes his work and we have his five-year-old half brother at home,” explained Reuben’s son Ryan.

A field of 14 faced the starter for the Restricted and all but two completed the course. The winner Devon General seemed to travel like a dream on the final circuit and prevailed in a three way finish over Mausefalle and Gontdevon. “I couldn’t believe how well he was travelling,” enthused winning jockey Jake Bament, who had celebrated his 18th birthday on Good Friday and was enjoying his second point-to-point success having graduated through pony racing. “This horse has been difficult to train. He is really a big baby but has a turn of foot,” reported Kayley Woollacott, who handles the six-year-old for joint owners Dick Westacott, Ruth and John Burrow.


Red Penny was given a patient ride by Bryony Frost to land the Confined. This seven-year-old mare was backed from 5-2 to 2’s and took advantage of her weight concession from runner up Print The Money (3-1). The winner is likely to be seen out from the Frost yard under rules this summer.

What About Will was a heavily backed favourite (7-4 into evens), in the two and a half miles maiden. He is a sturdy five-year-old who is just coming to hand and overhauled long time leader Queen’s Law (5-1) in the closing stages. What About Will should be even better over a longer distance and can win a Restricted before the end of the season.

Punters came unstuck in the three miles maiden when Boymann (7-2 into 5-2 favourite) could not get in a blow in the 12-runner field. His promising Kilworthy run was on softer ground and he deserves another chance. This race went to Just Seven who drifted out to 9-1 and gained reward for his consistency.

Theatre Goer was a disappointing favourite in the 14-runner Restricted after her eye catching Great Trethew win. She looked to be outpaced on this sharper track. Devon General was easy to back at 8-1 but showed a good turn of foot under young Jake Bament and can score again.


Results of the Four Burrow meeting


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Sunday 27th April, Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross (near Seaton).


Hunt race (AG Prowse Ltd)
1 Wee Fly (Bryony Frost) 1-3 fav
2 Miracle House (Darren Edwards) 2-1
3 Forty Knights (Jimmy Cole) 14-1
3 ran: 4l; 6l; 6m 35s
Trainer: Ross Oliver

Open Maiden 2m 4f (The Sportsman’s Arms)
1 What About Will (Vicky Wade) evens fav
2 Queen’s Law (Leanda Tickle) 5-1
3 Indian Dancer (Darren Edwards) 10-1
12 ran; 2l; 4l; 5m 3s
Trainer: Neil Harris

Confined (Truro Tractors)
1 Red Penny (Bryony Frost) 2-1 fav
2 Print The Money (Sarah Dennis) 3-1
3 King Cyrus (Merv Woodward) 4-1
10 ran; 2l; 4l; 6m 5s
Trainer: Nikki Frost

Ladies’ Open (Brewin Dolphin)
1 Byerley Bear (Leanda Tickle) 1-3 fav
2 Classic Swain (Bryony Frost) 7-2
3 Jewellery (Emma Greenslade) 5-1
4 ran; 2l; 20l; 6m 8s
Trainer: Robert Chanin

Cornish National – Men’s Open 3m 4f (Bonhams)
1Reliable Richie (Michael Heard) 7-2
2 Shalimar Fromentro (Chester Williams) 8-11 fav
3 Father Owen (Scott Turner) 20-1
4 ran; 1l; 15l; 7m 24s
Trainer: Reuben Chapman

Restricted (Carrs Land Rover Truro)
1 Devon General (Jake Bament) 8-1
2 Mausefalle (Darren Edwards) 4-1
3 Gontdevon (Tom Chanin) 8-1
14 ran; 3/4l; 2l; 6m 13s
Trainer: Kayley Woollacott

Open Maiden (Lamanver Broodmares)
1 Just Seven (Vicky Wade) 9-1
2 Myladtommy (Sean Houlihan0 7-1
3 Wivannie (Jamie Thomas) 4-1
12 ran; 4l; 5l; 6m 20s
Trainer: Roy Smith

Four Burrow Point-To-Point entries and form


Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 2m4f Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:25 Mens Open Race
6th 16:00 Restricted Race
7th 16:35 Open Maiden Race



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


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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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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Four Burrow, Trebudannon Preview

Trebudannon near St Columb Major is the location for this weekend’s Point-to-Point action on Sunday May 12th – the course offers excellent viewing and with six races attracting nearly one hundred entries so a great days racing is in store.

The racing kicks off at 2pm with the Open Maiden for horses and geldings two miles four furlongs sponsored by Stephen Scow. Raffa for the Kayley Jones yard could follow up on his second at Flete Park behind Jennys Layla when a mistake at the last may have lost him the race and the Christine Gray-trained All But Grey has hints of ability when second at Ston Eston behind Blue Button and the yard is inform having saddled Gingers Reflection to win at Upcott Cross last weekend.

Roberts Of Trevarthen sponsor the Club Members race, in which Checkerboard could follow up on his Mens Open win at Wadebridge for jockey Robbie Henderson and then scored a second behind the Barber-trained Flanshan at Stafford Cross. Oedipe under Rhys Jenkins outstayed his rivals in the home straight to win at Maismore Park and is another with strong claims.

The PPORA Club Members Mares Maiden 2m4f could see Reves D’Armour for trainer Ed Walker come home in front having run a good second behind West End at Flete Park last weekend. She also ran a creditable second behind Jasper Jazz at Kingston St Mary last month, although this race may suit Stir On The Sea for trainer Nikki Frost. The mare ran well under daughter Bryony at Flete Park in April before fading three out and is sure to come on for that run.

Brewin Dolphin sponsor the Mixed Open, with both Blazing Whale and King Of Alcatraz having Hunter Chase entries this week so are unlikely runners. However, this still leaves a strong field in which the Emma Oliver-trained King Cyrus who goes well for jockey Merv Woodward and if his connections decide to switch him to Pointing he could be the one to follow here. He won a Chase at Taunton last season having made all and kept on gamely and ran third at Taunton this season behind Benedictus. Jayne’s Crusader is another to consider having been sent off even money favourite at Larkhill and only just failed to score when half a length behind Bedrock Fred and could challenge here if travelling down from Sally Alners yard at Okeford Fitzpatrick. Rush’N’Roll is also worth noting after his impressive seven length win for the Legg family at Stafford Cross.

Next up is the open maiden which is sponsored by Chris and Sarita Perkins whose Porloe Alvin finished 24th at Badminton at the weekend.

The final race of the day is the restricted and those to consider include Bradley Brook who has has strong claims having won a 15 runner maiden at Little Windsor in April beating Lord Samson by eight lengths; Gontdevon who was just denied a restricted win when second by half a length to Ann’s Lottery and Jennys Layla who won her maiden at Flete beating Raffa by a length.

The course is located at St Columb Major (signed off A30 & A39) postcode TRP 4LP. Entrance £20 per car load £10 car and driver and all on course facilities bar, bookmakers and hot refreshments are available.