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Four Burrow (2) Point-To-Point entries and form, Trebudannon, Sunday 10th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 2m4f Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Horses, Geldings and colts Race
2nd 14:35 10 yrs+ Club Members Race
3rd 15:10 2m4f Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Mares Race,
4th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race
7th 17:30 Open Maiden Race

Going: Good (8th May)

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THE Four Burrow stage their Point-to-Point horse race meeting at the popular course of Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this Sunday May 10. There are seven races on offer, attracting over 100 entries.

On course facilities include large covered barn containing, bookies, bar, hot food and refreshments. Entrance to course is £10 per person to maximum of £30 per car load. Children under 16 free.
Course is located at St Columb Major, signed off A30 & A39. Postcode TR9 4LP

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 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – STEVENSTONE POINT-TO-POINT, VAUTERHILL 4TH MAY 2015

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Comments for the Bank Holiday Monday meeting have been kindly supplied by bookmaker David Phillips

The Members’ was won by Just Seven touched 4/6, well backed into 1/2.

An excellent Restricted won by Peterbrown, opened 2/1 drifted before being backed at 7/2
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The Mixed Open betting was mainly between the eventual winner Parkam Jack 4/6 into 1/2 and Welstonedruid laid by myself heavily at 2/1 into 6/4, nothing for the other runners.

It’s All or Nothing won a good race for the Confined at around 4/6 with Swansbrook backed at 9/4.

The three runner intermediate attracted money for all three: King Kash was around 5/4 and good money for the winner Pasternak Jack at 2/1.There was a large amount of money on Hallo Dolly from 7/2 into 11/4. The mare ran a promising race in second on her first run for over 12 months.

In a very open Maiden race Astral Star was heavily backed at 8/1 into 5/2.The winner, The Persuader, was very well backed at 6/1 into 3/1.

The Mares Maiden was won by Triggywinkle at a mainly unpacked 14/1, a relief for the layers as other results had gone against them. This race saw the Tim Whitley owned and Les Jefford trained Queens Law drift from evens out to 3/1, which was not surprising as the horse ran a shocker and never gave her supporters a chance.

RESULTS

Results of the Stevenstone meeting

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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: Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath)

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Sunday, 10th May 2015, the second Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, St. Columb Major, nr Newquay.

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Stevenstone Point-To-Point entries and form, Vauterhill, Bank Holiday Monday, 4th May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race
7th 17:30 Mares Maiden Race

Going:  Good / Good to Firm and will be a​grivated on Saturday/Sunday. (Friday 1st May)

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The Stevenstone meeting at Vauterhill, High Bickington, offers a great way to enjoy the scenic countryside on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th.

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

The course is located at High Bickington (signed from A377,A3124 & B3217) Post code EX37 9BT. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car driver and passenger, £30 per car load, under sixteens go free.

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 2014/15 form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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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Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point entries and form, Flete Park, Saturday, 2nd May 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 4m Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 2m4f Open Maiden Race
5th 16:30 Mens Open Race
6th 17:05 Confined Race

Going: Good to Firm. Watering and raining. (Friday 1st May 2015)

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Another bumper weekend of Point-to-Point horse racing is in store this weekend in the Devon & Cornwall Area, where the Modbury Harriers host their meeting at Flete Park on Saturday 2nd May. The Stevenstone  then stage their meeting on Bank Holiday Monday May 4th, at High Bickington.

Pony racing will head up the action at Flete Park, with two pony races commencing at 1pm, followed by the main six race card which starts at 2pm. Picnics will be brimming again, and this course offers fabulous hill park viewing, with the racetrack below, enclosing on course facilities such as bar, bookies, hot refreshments and a host of trade stands.

The course is located at Ermington, nr Ivybridge. Postcode PL21 9NX. Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 per car and passengers.

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 2014/15 form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 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 Tiverton Point-To-Point – Chipley Park Sunday 25 Jan 2015

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A total prize fund of £550 is on offer in the Mixed Open race at this weekends Point-to-Point, to be held at the majestic course of Chipley Park, between Wellington & Milverton. The winner last year was the Keith Cumings trained Certain Flight under reigning National Champion male jockey Will Biddick. The stylish jockey is already stamping his authority on the leader board this season, having notched up a treble at Larkhill last Saturday, and is hopeful of the ride again on Certain Flight to repeat their success. Blazing Whale from the Ed Walker team is also entered, and won his Intermediate race here last season under Robbie Henderson. Triptico ran well in the Mens Open at Chaddesley Corbett last month, and could be in the mix for trainer Angela Rucker. This race is sponsored by Matford Landrover & John Pearce Memorial.

The action kicks off at 12 noon, with eight races on offer and a total of 120 entries. First up is the Stags of Tiverton-sponsored Members race, in which the Kayley Woollacott-trained Robin Will catches the eye. Having impressively won his Maiden race at this course two seasons ago, he followed that up with a win at Black Forest Lodge, and two Hunter Chase wins, his connections are hoping that he can reproduce that form again. Also entered is the Mary Sanderson-trained Blinding Lights, another course winner, and he has had the benefit of an early season run, when fourth at Black Forest Lodge.

In the Agronomy sponsored Restricted race, Blazing Memory for owner Sue Trump, is now in training with Robert Chanin, having previously shown some good form when with Les Jefford could be a likely favourite here. Mangans Turn from the in form Jack Barber team, ran well here last year when second in his maiden race. Cecile De Volanges was well fancied last season clocking up a win at Lower Machen and a second at Larkhill.

King’s Scout is a suggestion in the Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate race, the gelding having ended his season with a six length win at Bratton Down for the Marie McGuiness team. Jepeck looks to be on a roll for the Kayley Woollacott camp, having already clocked up two wins this season under Jamie Thomas, having followed up their maiden win at Black Forest Lodge with a battle at Larkhill ending in a dead heat with ICTHEC. Another suggestion could be Soul Native, who came close to winning the Intermediate at Vauterhill when one and a half lengths behind Whenharrymetsally.

In the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members race for Novice Riders, Ladyvie has been running well for young novice jockey Hannah Welch, clocking up two seconds, but this looks to be a stiffer task. The ten year old Ski Sunday is among the entries and had shown some good form under rules when in training with Tim Vaughan. Ned The Post is another to note having run well at Wadebridge until being hampered and unseating his rider on the bend. Be Definate could also be in the mix after his second at Chaddesley Corbett.

The eleven-year-old prolific winning mare Lucette Annie from the Simon Partridge team is entered in the Thoroughbred Breeders Association Club Mares race, and jockey Darren Edwards will be looking forward to defending their win of this race last year. The main opposition looks to be the Keith Cumings-trained Whenharrymetsally, connections will be looking to follow up on her win at Black Forest Lodge, after which she was unlucky to slip up on the bend when competing at the Wadebridge meeting.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden conclude the days event, in the first division General Girling has been knocking at the door of maiden races with three consecutive seconds and deserves a win soon, and the Kayf Tara sired gelding Just Imagine It, could put up a good performance for the Jack Barber team. This race is sponsored by the Mount Pleasant Inn.

The second division sponsored by Robert Barwell Memorial, could see Porlock Bay follow up on his second at Larkhill under jockey Darren Edwards, and Follow The Paint from the John Heard team, is another looking to improve on his second at Wadebridge under jockey Bryony Frost.

Offering a great location for picnics, this course also attracts many trade stands, together with hot food, refreshments and bar, giving a great party atmosphere. Bookies will be out in force to offer punters the chance to try their luck and win some money on their favoured selections.

Entrance to the course is £25 per car load or £10 car and driver. Pedestrians £7 each.

Course is located off B3187, Wellington 3m, Milverton 1m – TA21 0QU

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Preview: Fourburrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Sunday May 11

Point-to-Point horse racing action heads back down to the track at Trebudannon, nr St Columb Major, this weekend where the Fourburrow host their second event on Sunday May 11th.

The Carrs of Truro sponsored Open Maiden race for colts and geldings heads up the action at 2pm. Eight are entered, and Rock Of Fife trained by Edward Swaffield could go off favourite, after his second at Badbury Rings, 12 lengths ahead of another entry Ellviss. Myladtommy ran last Monday at Vauterhill, so may find this race comes too soon. Indian Dancer from the Dean Summersby team is another to note, having run third here in April.
In the Roberts of Trevarthen sponsored Members race Yufo and Checkerboard could have a re- match of their battle here last season when Checkerboard got up to win by half a length. Knoxhill Archie could go well for trainer Lizzie Luxton if finding his old form.
The mares Maiden race, could see the Les Jefford-trained Queens Law go well after her second here at the Easter meeting, having led under jockey Leanda Tickle, until the last fence, when What About Will got up to win by two and a half lengths. Wivannie from the Nikki Frost team has been in the frame on four out of her five runs so far this season and is another to consider.As is Combeshead Lass, who was running well here also at the Easter meeting, before weakening three out finishing fourth.
The Brewin Dolphin sponsored mixed open race could be a match between the Emma Oliver-trained Double Bank having run close seconds at Kilworthy, and in a Hunter Chase at Newton Abbot, and the Ed Walker-trained Hameldown Tor, having been in the frame on all three of his Point starts this season including second in the Bonhams Mens Open at Badbury and third behind Doctor Kingsley in the final at Cheltenham three weeks ago, when he was in contention but hung right on the run in. Double Banks connection may have chosen to run him in the Hunter Chase at Newton Abbot on Thursday. Brackenwood for the Frost team is another to consider after his recent Intermediate win at Stafford Cross, when under jockey Bryony Frost, coming home a neck ahead of Rosey Roo.
Chris & Serita Perkins sponsor the Open Maiden race, in which Carheney River won his maiden at Vauterhill last weekend, leaving the door open for Forty Knights to improve on his third here at the Easter meeting, where he had led until three out in a race won by Wee Fly.
The Tremaine Plant Hire– sponsored Restricted is the final race of the day, Raffa trained by Richard Mitford Smith won his Maiden at Kilworthy when sent off favourite of the 12 runner field, coming home six lengths ahead of Dernier Dance. He dissapointed at Woodford when sent off favourite. Mausefalle ran second here at the Easter meeting, only half a length down to Devon General, he had won his Maiden at Cothelestone with a comfortable win, and looks to be the one to beat.  What About Will from the Neil Harris team won his Maiden here under jockey Vicky Wade at the earlier meeting, he too looks to have a promising future.
Viewing at the course is excellent, with the spectators area set above the natural amphitheater. On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies, tote and trade stands.
Entrance is £10 per car & driver, £20 car and passengers. Location is St Columb Major signed off A30 & A39. Post code TR9 4LP

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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: East Cornwall Foxhounds Point-To-Point, Great Trethew, Liskeard, Sunday March 30

The seasons current leading horse Byerley Bear could take on Gwanako in the Roger Young sponsored Mixed Open, at this weekend’s East Cornwall Point-to-Point, Great Trethew, Sunday March 30th. The two horses met at Wadebridge in December, when the Robert Chanin-trained Byerley Bear won by four lengths.

Gwanako trained by Rosemary Loxton for jockey Megan Nicholls will be looking to reverse the placings, and follow-up on last weekend’s win at Ston Easton. The combination have also scored this season at Larkhill, Milbourne St Andrew (where they destroyed the field by 60 lengths) and won at Charleton Horethorne. Byerley Bear has taken his tally to five wins for the season, and was only just denied six straight wins when awarded a second by judges at Badbury Rings, to the Jack Barber-trained Aikideau. This could turn into a thrilling battle between the two class horses.

This event coincides with Mother’s Day , starting with pony racing at 12 noon, followed by an eight race card commencing at 12.55. Over 100 entries have been received.The picnics are sure to be packed full of treats to compliment the party atmosphere.

The Cornish Times sponsor the opening Members race, which kicks off the main card. Gingers Reflection would be a popular winner here for trainer Christine Gray, having won at Upcott Cross last season in a very respectable time. Another entry, Fountains Cloud won this race last year, and was running well at Wadebridge, before being headed three out.

St Austell Brewery have sponsored the Open Maiden for four and five year olds. Suggestions here would be What About Will trained by Neil Harris, having shown previous form last season when a good second behind All But Grey at Trebudannon, and may be forgiven for pulling up three out at Wadebridge when sent off favourite. Dusky, from the Joe Tickle yard, ran second behind Sangram at Wadebridge and looks to be worth an each-way bet.

The Open Maiden for four,five,six and seven year olds, may well be divided on the day having attracted 34 entries, sponsors are The Jamaica Inn and Dawe,Hawken & Dodd. Those having shown recent form are the Les Jefford-trained Desert Queen, when fourth at Buckfastleigh under jockey Ed Barrett, having made a mistake two out. Way Before Dawn is another to consider having stayed on well when finishing eight lengths second at Buckfastleigh in February. Droim Rua for trainer David Rogers should also be considered, having run well at Buckfastleigh until fading two out, and looks sure to come on for that run.

In the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Race for Novice Riders, Join Together won at Charleton Horethorne under Megan Nicholls for trainer Rosemary Loxton, and Ladyvie for jockey Hannah Welch, has been progressing well, having scored a recent second at Buckfastleigh.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race, in which the Gordon Edwards-trained Shanann Star could improve on her six lengths second behind Babeny Bridge, and King’s Bench won at Buckfastleigh and looks ready to step up into Intermediate company.

The Restricted race could see the Keith Cumings-trained Go On Henry follow up on his win at Badbury Rings. Sangram for trainer Nikki Frost was impressive when winning at the first time of asking when making virtually all at Wadebridge under Bryony Frost, coming home twelve lengths ahead of Dusky.

Jeffery’s sponsor the Confined race, Cottage Acre for trainer Karyn Heard, won last weekend at Kilworthy for Bryony Frost, so may not be out so soon, in which case, Great Gusto could give the Frost family another win here.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Course is located at Menheniot, (off A38), between Saltash and Liskeard – PL14 3PZ

Entrance £15 car & driver, £20 car and passengers, £5 pedestrians.

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Preview: Dulverton Farmers – Treborough Hill Sunday 9th March

THE Dulverton Farmers Point-to-Point takes place this coming weekend, Sunday 9th March, at the picturesque venue of Treborough Hill on Exmoor. To add to the scenic views, once again, organizers will be providing a huge screen for optimum viewing of the horses in action.

With 85 entries received for the seven race card, a great day of racing is in store. The opening Members race, sponsored by Yeo Barton Bloodstock, heads up the action at 12.30pm. This race could see the progressive five year old, Babeny Bridge, from the Jane Williams team, follow up on his recent second at Chipley Park and first at Buckfastleigh, he will have to contend with Deb’s Dasher, out of reigning area champion trainer Kayley Woollacott‘s yard, he won this race last season and goes well fresh.

In the Great Bradley Estate sponsored 2m4f Open Maiden, The Mythologist could be another winner for jockey Robbie Henderson, now trained by father Guy, the horse ran second in a Point-to-Point in Ireland in December on heavy ground.

The Ladies of the Chipstable & Dulverton Farmers Hunt sponsor the Confined, in which Checkerboard could give trainer/jockey Kayley Woollacott a season win, Dashing John could be the one to deny them, having run second here last season under jockey Natalie Parker.

Of the eleven entered in the Fallen Stock Company sponsored Mixed Open, the two Ed Walker horses look hard to oppose, Blazing Whale having recently clocked up two Point wins and a third in a Hunter Chase at Leicester, and Hameldown Tor looking to follow up on his three length second behind Ravethebrave at Badbury Rings. Another entry is the 14 year-old Gone To Lunch, having eight Point wins including a Coronation cup and eight National Hunt wins and two seconds in consecutive Scottish Nationals, he goes well fresh and could find his winning form here for trainer Camilla Scott.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate, in which the Jane Weston-trained Driftwood Pride could follow up on her recent win at Badbury Rings when coming home a length and a half ahead of joint favorite Overafrica. Ladfromhighworth was unlucky to unseat jockey Vicky Wade at Buckfastleigh, and his previous two seconds could see him take an Intermediate soon. Level Spirit is another from the Ed Walker yard having shown good form when staying on well to win at Black Forest Lodge so could atone here.

In the Restricted, sponsored by Tom Malone Bloodstock Agent, Thetalkinghorse trained by Keith Cumings, was eyecatching when winning his Maiden at Black Forest Lodge, coming home three lengths ahead of Bamboleo, and another from the Cumings team is Go On Henry who won his Maiden at Badbury Rings one and a half lengths ahead of Posh Totty. Miss Cupcake is also worth considering after her second at Badbury Rings behind Un Ami for trainer Les Jefford.

Finally the Open Maiden, sponsored by Winston Pincombe Landrover, suggestions would be Last Edition, who was unlucky under jockey Ed Barrett, to be denied a win at Badbury Rings, having been headed near finish, and Jossestown Lad who is an interesting entry, having scored a second at Black Forest Lodge two seasons ago and has been off the track since.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Entrance £20 Car, £10 Car and Driver only,£8 Pedestrians.

Location on B3224, Wheddon Cross to Raleighs Cross Road – TA23 0QW

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Preview : Silverton Foxhounds – Black Forest Lodge, Sunday January 12

NOW that the storms have subsided, we can once again enjoy some fantastic Point to Point horse-racing without having to dodge the wind and rain. The second of three meetings takes place at Black Forest Lodge this weekend, where the Silverton Foxhounds host the event at Kenton near Exeter. With seven races on offer and a start time of 12 noon, over one hundred entries have been received.

The day includes a feature race, the Bonhams Mens Open, a qualifier for the series final at Cheltenham in April, there are no surprises in the class field of horses entering here. The Fred Hutsby-trained Penmore Mill has only been beaten once in seven races when Doctor Kingsley got the better by four lengths at Guilsborough, and an easy win here in December when jockey Tom Ellis came home 15 lengths ahead of his pursuers. Another entry, What A Laugh out of the Gary Hanmer yard has also only been beaten once in Points when three lengths behind Sybarite, and has an Aintree Chase to add to his form.
Phil Saunders Building Contractors sponsor the Members race, in which Robert Chanin trains five of the six entered, and may well run Welstonedruid for owners Andrew and Sue Knox. Having won the Restricted here in December, jockey Ian Chanin will be hoping to fend off the challenge of his brother Tom, who could get the leg up on Ashclyst for trainer Les Jefford. The partnership won a Mens Open at Cothelstone last season.
The Restricted race is sponsored by Simpkins Edwards Chartered Accountants, and has attracted twenty-four entries. The lightly raced Mister Teddy from the Fred Hutsby yard is highly rated having run fourth behind Cottage Oak at Haydock last year and second in a 17-runner Hunter Chase at Towcester previously. He had won his Maiden here in 2009. Ladfromhighworth from the Camilla Scott yard is another having won his maiden here when making virtually all for jockey Vicky Wade, the partnership was unlucky to be disqualified at Cothelstone when coming home a neck ahead of Kostaquarta.
Charles Stanley sponsors the Ladies Open, Hey Porter under jockey Jane Williams won a Ladies Open at Garthorpe last March for trainer Diane Williams, Byerley Bear will probably have a week off after his win at Wadebridge last weekend, and King Of Alcatraz won here last season and is sure to come on for his third at Wadebridge in December.
Division One of the Open Maiden is sponsored by Tinknell Devon Fuels, suggestions would be the Rosemary Partridge-trained Tallanstown Boy, and Silver Man from the Steve Flook yard after his third at Cottenham in December. Also entered is the Zara Phillips-trained Youhavetoo, having transferred from the Zoe Hammond yard.
The second division of the Open Maiden sponsored by Jewsons could see the Camilla Scott-trained Honours Insite take this after his previous second at this course.
J Edwards Sellars, sponsor the Intermediate in which Ladfromhighworth could atone if not entering the earlier race, challenging could be the ten year old Luso sired gelding Quantum Theory.
Entrance £20 per car or £10 per car and driver. Hot food,bookmakers,bar and trade stands are on course. With ringside viewing for the disabled.
Location is Kenton, near Exeter off A380. Postcode EX6 8HR.

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