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Entries: Tiverton Point-To-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 27th January 2019

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

Course Updates:

Sunday 27th January 2019 at 08:35

The going at Chipley today is unchanged good, good to soft. The wind blew the rain away over night and is due to drop during the morning. There is a power line down in Wellington please follow the diversion signs, you need to head for Milverton on the B3187. Postcode is TA21 OQU.

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 16:56

The Ground remains the same at Chipley. Will update fb in the morning, rain is forecast over night.

– Jess Dorse

Friday 25th January 2019 at 19:36

Russell Wescott reports the course is good , good to soft in places.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 18:55

Going update: The clerk of the course recorded the ground as good, good to soft in place today at Chipley. A lot of good horses entered should make for exciting racing, first race at 11:30.

Monday 21st January 2019 at 19:07

Near-record entries at Chipley for this Sunday 27th January, with 177 entries

8 races scheduled on “good” ground
1st race bought forward to 11.30 am

Many Trade stalls, hot and cold food and bar
Great day out for all the family

See you on Sunday

Saturday 19th January 2019 at 19:50

The going was officially given as ‘Good’ on Thursday 17th after inspection. Will keep you posted this week.

Preview extract:

This weekends Point-to-Point fixture in the Devon & Cornwall area takes place at Chipley Park near Wellington on Sunday 27th January. Eight races will be on offer with a start time of 11.30. Over 170 entries have been received.

On course facilities include bar, hot and cold refreshments, bookies, and a number of good trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head to a maximum of £40 per car. Children under 16 go free. Dogs on leads welcome. Course is located off B3187, Wellington 3m, Milverton 1m, 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
© = 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.

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

 

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

Going Update

‪Thursday 6th April 2017:

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

Saturday 1st April 2017:

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

Preview extract:

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

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

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

Cherrybrook is located and signed from A386, N of Tavistock-PL19 0lA.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Saturday 11th March 2017

 

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

Course updates from John Bradley

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

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

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

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

Preview extract:

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

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

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

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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Entries: Tiverton Point-To-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 29th January 2017

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

Course Updates:

Friday 27th January 2017: “Keith left the course at 3p.m. the ground was good/good to soft in a place a little rain forecast tonight and some showers for Sunday so he would imagine the going would be good to soft by the time racing takes place at 11.30a.m, come early it looks like a fantastic days racing” – Jean Granger

Tuesday 24th January 2017: The ground at Chipley Park remains Good to Soft

Monday 23rd January 2017: Important News due to a large entry of horses (182) we have had to bring the first race forward to 11.30a.m. All good fun and the ground is now Good to Soft with a little rain forecast Friday/Saturday. Look forward to seeing you all there. Keith and Jean Granger, Hon. Sec.

Preview extract:

Chipley Park is the picturesque venue for next weekends Point-to-Point horse racing meeting, where 182 entries have been received for the Tiverton meeting this coming Sunday 29th January. Eight races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.30am

Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands.

Location is at Chipley Park off B3187, Wellington 1m, Milverton 1m, 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
© = course winner

Abbreviations:

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

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

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PREVIEW OF LAMERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT KILWORTHY SUNDAY 20TH MARCH 2016

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WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

 

The scenic course location at Kilworthy near Brentor, is where the Lamerton will be hosting their Point-to-Point horse racing fixture next Sunday March 20th. This is one of the oldest courses in England where the old turf there has seen racing since 1925. There are six races on offer with a total of 83 entries and a start time of 1pm opening with the Pannell Commercials Lamerton Members’ race.

The 11 entries for this race are headed by Robin De Souza, unbeaten in four races this season for the Lifton yard of Dean Summersby. The same trainer looks to hold the key to this race with Printing Blue and Mausefalle as useful back ups

The Yvonne Watson Memorial Open Maiden has attracted 23 entries. Micky Stark and The Conjurer each ran well at Ottery and Meldon Express and Vila Cova have shown promise.

The Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open looks really competitive. Hunter chase winner Parkam Jack and the ultra consistent Kirkleigh each have to carry penalties so it would be interesting if the highly progressive Master Baker took a step up in class to test these more experienced pointers receiving weight.

Robin De Souza is also engaged in the Confined sponsored by Hunts Dawn West DevonReliable Richie and Flying Award could form the main opposition.

In the Tinhay Building Supplies Ltd restricted, Darkgesture created a favourable impression when winning at Black Forest and other Maiden winners Creative Inerta and On Alberts Head are capable of winning in this class.

The concluding Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Series qualifier has 13 entries. Ottery St Mary trainer Ed Walker is in great form and recent winners Doyen Dynamo and The Flying Doc look ready to score in this class. They will be tested by Ces Mitford-Slade’s selected of Applesolutely and Winter Soldier who look sure to progress further.

This is a fabulous family day out for all to enjoy with exciting racing at this popular picnic track on Dartmoor.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Pedestrians £10. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Kilworthy nr Brentor. Postcode PL19 0JX

 

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – EAST DEVON POINT-TO-POINT, BISHOPS COURT, 5TH MARCH 2016

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Four successful odds-on favourites kept the bookies dipping into their satchels at Ottery St Mary on a mercifully dry afternoon.

Kirkleigh (1-2 from 4-7) got favourite backers off to a good start in the Hunt race. This soft ground specialist was visiting the winner’s enclosure for the third time this season and sauntered home after his three rivals failed to finish. Last year’s Hunt race winner Delphi Mountain (2’s to 7-4) was pressing the winner when crashing out through the wing of the third last. Sucker Punch (6’s to 4’s) had run better than his finishing position suggests at the Western meeting last month, but was tired and had lost touch when unseating his rider two out on this occasion. He once changed hands for £105,000 but had been off the course for two years before his Wadebridge run. Bought for a modest sum by his current connections, this nicely bred seven-year-old is worth keeping an eye on

Blazing Whale (4-5 to 4-6) and Ohio Gold (4’s to 5’s) had a lengthy private battle in the closing stages of the Mixed Open after Batu Ferringhi (5’s to 9-2) had set a very strong pace in the testing conditions. The favourite was coming back from a rather disappointing run at Buckfastleigh, but carried his penalty with honour here, just holding off Ohio Gold.

Will Biddick was made to work hard on Blazing Whale, and also had to be at his strongest to persuade Earthpower (4-6 from 4-5) to see off the game Pauls Conn (solid at 5-2) to win the Restricted. Earthpower had won his Maiden on this track last season and evidently relishes soft ground. Printing Blue (8’s / 15-2) was running on at the finish. He is capable of winning in this grade.

I was slow off the mark and missed evens about Master Baker, who hardened to 4-6 and won the Intermediate as he liked. Follow The Paint (2-1) was the only other horse seriously backed in the seven strong field. This mare, unbeaten in her two previous races this season, lacked fluency at the jumps and was eased once her chance had gone.

Maller Tree (5-2) was a useful performer in his day under rules, winning seven times over hurdles plus a bumper at Bellewstown. He looks the ideal schoolmaster and duly provided Chris Wald with his first winner in the Novice Riders’ contest. Flying Award (5-2 to 2-1) was sent off favourite and came from a long way off the pace to finish second. Fiulin (3’s – 11-4) ran his usual game race to finish third.

Rob Stoneman rode his first winner thanks to Arcs Abound (SP 100-30) after being put in at a ridiculously short price in the younger horse Maiden. His dam Winter Scene was a prolific pointing winner for the Gardners’. Runner up Micky Stark (6’s to 13-2) is on the upgrade. His dam (from the family of Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Imperial Call), won a point-to-point at Cherrybrook. Eddies Pearl ((8’s to 9-2) was the only other finisher. She was too keen early on and can improve. Vila Cova (7-2 to 9-4) started favourite and was making headway when falling four out. Another short priced runner here was Meldon Express (7-2) who was unlucky when his rider was knocked out of the saddle by an early faller.

There was only a neck between the winner Upto Ollie (3’s out to 5’s, touched 11-2) and The Conjurer (6-4 out to 9-4 fav) in the concluding Maiden. The Conjurer couldn’t quite do the trick after heading the winner momentarily after the last.

RESULTS

Results of the East Devon meeting

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Tim Holt, Megan Cobley, and Roger Peaple

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SOUTH POOL AT BUCKFASTLEIGH 21 February 2016

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Although Buckfastleigh closed its doors as a licenced racecourse in August 1960, this historic old course still provides a marvellous setting for point-to-points.

Oldies will know that they used to go right handed in the past, but they race left handed now. The original grandstand is sadly just a relic. Nevertheless, the course still basks in a glorious setting with fine viewing for the two point-to-point meetings held at this venue each season.

The February South Pool meeting had to be postponed for a week this year due to the never ending wet winter, and as so often happens with rescheduled fixtures, the quantity of runners and the crowd numbers appeared to suffer. The going was very testing but the track was in exceptional condition and the fences looked superb. There was a strong betting market.

The first three short priced favourites were all beaten, but punters struck back with three successive winning favourites to earn a score draw.

Jepeck (9-4 from 5-2) turned the tables on his Chipley conqueror Blinding Lights (6-4 to 5-4 fav) in the opening Confined (3lbs and 7 lbs penalties respectively) Blinding Lights eventually finished third behind runner up Delphi Mountain (3lbs extra), who drifted slightly from 2-1 to 9-4. This trio should certainly figure again before the ground dries up.

Kernel Victor (6-4 to 7-4) is a promising stayer, and followed up his Milborne St Andrew win at the expense of the Welsh trained Oscar mare Frelia, who was backed from 7-4 into 5-4 fav at the off. Kernel Victor was always travelling well and won comfortably although Frelia was doing her best work on the run-in.

The £1,000 Mixed Open is the Devon & Cornwall Area classic race for winners only. The race featured an ultra game staying performance from Kirkleigh who attracted support from 5’s to 3’s and deserves a gold medal for guts. Tom Chanin had him out in front from flag fall and he bravely fought off the challenges of Dicky Bob (6-4 to 4-6) and Indiana Bay (9-2/5’s). Last year’s winner Blazing Whale (9-4 – 11-4) finished fourth without threatening the principals.

The tide turned for punters in the Confined Maiden (yes, strictly a race for the home team). Tom Chanin employed hold up tactics this time on Whatastormnorm (7-4 to 5-4 fav) and a well timed run did the business. Arcs Abound (solid 8-1) kept on well to deprive newcomer County Road of the runner up spot. Arcs Abound’s dam won eight points so he has a bit to live up to. County Road was seen as 5’s in a place before contracting to 2-1 and looks a winner in waiting when he learns a bit more about the game. His half brother has been successful over hurdles for Tim Vaughan this season. The eight minutes recorded for this race can be ignored because the eight runners stood frozen on the spot for 20 seconds before trundling off.

Sophie Lacey’s youngster Bells On Sunday had been well backed on her racecourse debut at Milborne over a shorter distance, and relished the stamina test in the 11 runner Mares race when a well supported 2-1 favourite. Midnight Queen (8-1) showed promise on her debut to chase home the winner. Her dam was a point-to-point winner.

The dice again rolled the punters way in the getting out stakes with in-form Jo Buck steering Master Baker (4-5 fav after 6-4 in a place) to a resounding victory. He will win again. Annwyl was backed from 16’s to 8’s and this mare was well in touch until fluffing the third last.

RESULTS

Results of the South Pool Harriers meeting

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REPORT ON THE SOUTH POOL HARRIERS POINT-TO-POINT AT BUCKFASTLEIGH SUNDAY 21st FEBRUARY 2016

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EARLY drizzle for the first two races gave way to watery sunshine with a rainbow straddling Buckfastleigh thrown in for good measure. Despite the prolonged wet spell the course was in great condition with the official going described as soft, heavy in places.

A quality field of six faced the starter for the £1,000 Mixed Open Westcountry Champion chase. Dicky Bob was sent off odds-on favourite, but this popular grey had to give best to Sue Trump’s consistent gelding Kirkleigh, who made every yard of the running under Tom Chanin. Dicky Bob kept on well to finish second with Indiana Bay, who made a pleasing seasonal reappearance finishing third, just ahead of last year’s winner Blazing Whale.

“The plan was to make it a staying race and for me to wind it up from three out,” reported the winning jockey. “Kirkleigh is a wonderful horse and is back to his best and the best I have had him for a long time,” added trainer Robert Chanin.

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The Chanin father and son combination also provided the winner of the Confined in the shape of six-year-old Whatastormnorm. “We made too much use of him at Black Forest last time so I didn’t want to hit the front too soon. He settled well here and jumped well,” remarked the winning rider.

Punters who took note of the form from the recent South Dorset fixture at Milborne St Andrew would have been in profit. Kernel Victor followed up his Restricted success there by taking the Intermediate under Josh Newman. Trainer’s wife Polly Walker said, “We were worried that he wouldn’t want it too soft,” but the promising eight-year-old stayed on well to hold the favourite Frelia. A hunter chase at Exeter could be on the agenda for the winner.

Master Baker had opened up his account with an emphatic win at the South Dorset and stepped up to win the Restricted here in impressive style under Jo Buck. This lightly raced, ever improving gelding, owned by Jackie McCullough, is trained at Payhembury near Honiton by Leslie Jefford.

“Our 14-year-old daughter Hannah rides him out regularly at home and he will probably go to Ottery next,” said Lisa Jefford.

The five-year-old mare Bells On Sunday had finished third on her racecourse debut at the South Dorset and trounced her ten rivals here in the mares and fillies race. Home bred by Tewkesbury based owner Trea Newell, the workmanlike mare is trained near Chipping Norton by Sophie Lacey. 23-year-old jockey Thomas O’Brien, who works for the Tom Lacey yard, commented, “She handled the soft going okay and appreciated the three miles.”

Confined winner Jepeck, owned by John Pike, also relishes soft ground and drew away from Delphi Mountain and Blinding Lights on the downhill run to the last under Jamie Thomas. “He works very well in the soft at home. I have had lots of seconds but he is my first winner this season,” smiled relieved trainer Kayley Woollacott.

RESULTS

Results of the South Pool Harriers meeting

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