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Entries: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Wednesday 18th May 2016 evening meeting

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 17:00 Members Race
2nd 17:30 Intermediate Race
3rd 18:00 4, 5, & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
4th 18:30 Mixed Open Race
5th 19:00 Restricted Race
6th 19:30 Open Maiden Race
7th 20:00 Confined Race

 

Going Update

Sunday 15th May 2016

Going update: Good to Firm, watering to provide safe ground. Some showers possible

9th May 2016

EGGESFORD P2P AT UPCOTT CROSS MAY 18 th AT 5 P.M The Eggesford Champion Mixed Open will be run over 3miles not 4 miles as in previous years The prize money has been increased to £850.00 Val Quick secretary

6th May 2016

THE RESCHEDULED EGGESFORD POINT TO POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON WEDNESDAY 18TH MAY FIRST RACE 5 P.M.

Entries will close on Wednesday 11th may ONLINE 12 noon. ENTRIES SECRETARY Mrs M. Bishop 9 pm

Races are same as in The Planner. The Intermediate race is no longer an Exeter Racecourse sponsored qualfier for the intermediate series final as that has already taken place this season.

Clerk of Course, John Heard reports the going is Good, Good to Soft. If necessary the course will be watered .

– Val Quick, Secretary

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 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: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Sunday, 8th May 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Young Horses Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Club Members 9 years+ Race
3rd 15:10 Young Mares Maiden Race
4th 15:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Restricted Race
7th 17:30 Open Maiden Race

Going Update from Paul Hancock, Clerk of Course

Sunday 8th May 2016

Paul Hancock advises going remains good, with good to soft around the 3 mile start. The team have been watering the run throughs etc in the home straight this morning

Thursday 5th May 2016

Paul Hancock, Clerk of Course and acting secretary advised this afternoon that the going at Trebudannon is Good, with Good to Soft around the 3 mile start.

Wednesday 4th May 2016

Paul Hancock, Clerk of Course and acting secretary advised this morning that the going at Trebudannon is Good to Soft. The course will virtually all be new ground with the first fence not having been jumped this season, and fences 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 moved to new ground – only the ditch can’t be moved.

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 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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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP DART VALE & HALDON POINT-TO-POINT – BUCKFASTLEIGH 13 MAR 2016

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The second Buckfastleigh meeting of the season attracted a large crowd more akin to a Bank Holiday fixture (a hint of sunshine always brings the crowds out).

The 15 bookmakers presented a strong line and lost no time in chalking the prices up in good time – in contrast to a point-to-point meeting I had attended the previous day (not in the Devon & Cornwall area). Unbelievably in every race there the timid line of bookies failed to price up anything until the last few minutes when the jockeys had already mounted. Don’t ask me why.

After Beuvron (1-4) had easily seen off his two opponents in the Buckfastleigh opener, a succession of beaten favourites got the bookies smiling.

I was silly enough to back Looking Glass (5-4) in the first Maiden on the basis that Mike Legg was taking over from her novice rider. She is a difficult mare to settle and looked vulnerable when Betty’s Boy (4’s to 7-2) shadowed her along the back straight travelling ominously well. Sure enough Looking Glass crashed out at the third last, leaving Betty’s Boy to set up a double for Josh Newman. This strong bodied type has not been rushed and will improve further. Buz Barton (8’s to 4’s) was in touch until the top bend but was left behind coming down the hill, as was Onwegoagain (3’s to 5-2).

Forrardon Xmoor was easy to back at 6’s and 7’s prior to a hard fought success under Vicky Wade in the other Maiden division. Back In June (solid 6-4) has decent NH form to his credit and was a creditable second. Robin Longstride (6-4 to evens fav) got left behind at the top of the hill before snatching a modest third place. As his name suggests, he is a rangy type and there is more to come from him in due course

Seven of the nine entries for the Mixed Open went to post, Welstonedruid (5-2 to 7-4) had disputed favouritism with Ziggerson Hill (5-2  / 9-4 / 5-2) but there was money for Doctor Henry (7’s into 4’s). Steeltown (5-2 out to 9-2) looked a likely winner two out, but Doctor Henry responded well to his novice rider and took command on the final bend.

It was amusing that the presentation announcer said that Doctor Henry had come “all the way from Wales.”  He had actually travelled only 13 miles from his base at Modbury, South Devon, and was a first winner for owner / trainer / jockey Bronwyn Buttery.

It’s All or Nothing (11-10 / evens) was the next favourite to fail. Sea Bear (4’s to 7-2) put his beat foot forward this time to leave his modest Black Forest run behind him. Josh Newman gave Sea Bear a positive ride and the grey never looked like being caught.

Premier Portrait (2-9) could not be opposed in the three runner Novice Riders’ contest and duly won by 12 lengths after Overafrica (6’s – 7’s) had stayed with him until the second last.

In The Tub (8-11 / 4-4) was the obvious form choice for the Restricted on his Milborne and Larkhill form. Jo Buck soon had him out in front and he dominated proceedings throughout.

RESULTS

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Preview: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-to-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 13 March 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

Point-to-Point horse racing action takes place at the popular historic course of Buckfastleigh next weekend on Sunday March 13th. The history of the course dates back to 1883 when the track was first used for National Hunt Racing. Two pony races head up the action at 12 noon starting off what promises to be another fabulous day out for all the family. The main seven race card commences at 1pm with the Kath Bond Memorial Members race in which it looks to be a local battle between graduate pony racing jockey’s Hannah Welch on either Polo The Mumm having run well in second at Chipley Park in January, or Beuvron, having clocked up three wins for Hannah including one at this course and was unlucky to unseat at the previous meeting here. Barnaby Treneer could take up the ride on North London, trained locally by Nikki Frost, the gelding has a Hurdle win under rules and could be one to follow in the pointing field.

The Winston Pincombe-sponsored Open Maiden race has already been divided with a suggestion in the first division being Looking Glass for trainer Ben Clarke, the mares previous seconds came at Barbury and Wadebridge, she looked a certain winner at Black Forest Lodge last month before running out two fences from home under jockey Mitch Bastyan. Onwegoagain could run well for the Reuben Chapman team, having clocked up three seconds last season, could make the most of her 7lb mares allowance under jockey Darren Edwards to challenge here.

Those catching the eye in the second division of the Open Maiden is locally home bred and trained for the Frost family Robin Longstride, he ran well last weekend at Charlton Horetorne when fourth under Bryony Frost, coming home within two lengths of winner Athreeothree, he may turn out quickly again. Debutante Get On The Yager for the Barber/Biddick team looks interesting and would be fancied in the betting ring for the current leading yard. WBW Solicitors of Newton Abbot have stepped up to sponsor this division.

Totnes & Bridgetown have been supporting the course since the early 1960’s and are again sponsoring the Mixed Open race here. Of the nine entered, Ziggerson Hill from the Jackie du Plessis team won her maiden at this course last season, going on to win a Ladies open at Trebudannon on good to soft. Locally owned/trained and ridden Doctor Henry for Bronwyn Buttery could figure, they have been waiting for drier ground to follow up on their five lengths second behind Premier Portrait at Black Forest Lodge. Welstonedruid is a winner of seven of his starts to date and another to consider, he was running well at Black Forest Lodge in February until unseating jockey Tom Chanin, the combination had clocked up a one and a half lengths second behind Blazing Whale at Wadebridge earlier last month.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which Its All Or Nothing should be well fancied after running a good third under jockey Jo Buck at the February meeting here. Applesolutely could make the most of her 7lb weight allowance and go well for trainer Richard Mitford-Slade.

The Countryside Alliance Club Members race for Novice riders has attracted seven entries with the outside raider Premier Portrait from the Levinson team looks to be sent off certain short priced favorite having won four of his starts this season and will be the one they all have to catch.  The veteren King’s Wood may figure here, he has 13 Point wins to his credit and scored a treble two seasons ago under jockey Robbie Henderson, he was fourth on his only outing last season  and it will be interesting to see who gets the leg up if  appearing here.

Finally to end the day is the Subaru-sponsored Restricted race with one for the short list being In The Tub for bloodstock owner/trainer Tom Malone, having won a 17-runner maiden at Larkhill. Brandevin looked a promising prospect when winning his Maiden at Bratton Down last season and could go well for the Jack Barber team. Creative Inerta for trainer Harriet Brown looks progressive, of his four starts so far he won his Maiden at Black Forest Lodge 30 lengths ahead of the field and ran second in a Restricted also at Black Forest Lodge two weeks ago six lengths behind Itchymei’mscratch under jockey Ben Clarke.

With fabulous trackside viewing the course offers hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of traditional trade stands.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free, dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located 1m SW of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean, adj  to A38 – Postcode TQ11 OLT

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Entries: Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 13th March 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
4th 14:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:30 Intermediate Race
6th 16:05 Novice Riders Race
7th 16:40 Restricted Race

Going Update from Eileen Ashby, Hon. Sec.Friday, 11 March 2016

At 5pm today the Clerk of the Course reported to me that it is still an improving picture at Buckfastleigh and the Going is now Good to Soft, Soft in Places.

With all the fences and bends having been moved, racing will be over totally new ground with a wonderful level surface. Another dry day forecast for Saturday and Sunday is set to be sunny so a further Going update will be posted early evening tomorrow.” 

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Thursday 10th March 2016

After a fine, sunny day and light winds, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going at Buckfastleigh is now Soft, Good to Soft in Places. From the forecast for continuing dry weather into next week, the prospects for Sunday’s race day are looking good. A further update will follow tomorrow.

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Wednesday 9 March 2016

This afternoon local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, walked the course together with Clerk of the Course, George Welch and following the heavy rainfall of the night before, reported the Going as Soft. From today dry weather is forecast into next week and further Going updates will be posted daily until race day.

General information

The days proceedings start with a D&C Area Pony Racing fixture which has two flat races scheduled for ponies 138cm and under, and 148cm and under, which get under way at 12 noon and the prize awards take place in the paddock immediately after their second race. This is followed by the main meeting at 1pm with seven races on the card, the Open Maiden having been divided and the last race is at 4.40pm. Further information can be found on the D&C Area website http://www.p2phorseraces-dc.co.uk

The course at Buckfastleigh offers excellent viewing and is easily approached off the A38 via a slip road to Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) and is clearly signposted to the races. The car park is on the slope behind the course and vehicles enter at the top, drive downhill to park and to leave they continue downhill to a hard track and bottom exit; there is ample hardstanding for horse boxes and trailers. The course has all the usual amenities, bookies, a large catering marquee with a real ale licensed bar, great value hot food, home baking and beverages, together with various trade stalls and displays. Entry is £10 pp (to a maximum of £30 per car) and race cards cost £2.50. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Eileen Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secretary

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Further to my last post, at 2.30pm this afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported that the preliminary Going at Buckfastleigh is now Good to Soft.

Mrs E Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secrerary

Preliminary information posted Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Clerk of the Course reported that as of this afternoon, the Going at Buckfastleigh is Good to Soft, Soft in Places. Following the February meeting, all the fences have been moved to fresh ground, as have the bends.

Mrs E Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secretary

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 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: Mid Devon Point-to-Point at Black Forest Lodge, Sunday 28th February 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

A trip back to the popular Point-to-Point horse racing course at Black Forest Lodge is a must for all country loving family folk next weekend where the Mid Devon host their meeting on Sunday Feb 28th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon and 12.30pm with two pony races on offer.

The main seven race card follows at 1pm and has attracted over 100 entries with the Open Maiden race already having been divided. The feature race of the day looks to be the Tozers Solicitors-sponsored Men’s Open race with ten quality entries headed by the Devon based trainer Emma Oliver’s Double Bank. This 13 year old dual Taunton Hunter Chase winner has won previously at this course and ran well when four lengths third at Wadebridge carrying top weight earlier this month. Those entered to take him on are outside raiders Premier Portrait already on a seasons hat-trick, and would have been four from four had young jockey Gus Levinson not been disqualified for not weighing in. Doctor Braveheart another on a hat-trick of wins is trained by David Brace who has a good strike rate at this course. Tony Star looks an interesting entry having previously been trained by Phillip Hobbs who has a Chase win under rules when ridden by Richard Johnson at Ludlow to his credit.

The Molyneaux Financial Planning-sponsored Ladies Open race also has quality entries with Devon based Hunter Chase veteren Coombe Hill entered. Trained and ridden by Millie Wonnacott. Coombe Hill has a total of six Hunter Chase wins and eleven Point-to-Point wins to his credit, and was narrowly denied a further win when a head second here at the January meeting.The Keith Cumings -trained What About Will should be considered having won his Restricted race at this course last season under jockey Vicky Wade. Outside raiders looking to challenge could be recent Wadebridge winner Sobre Tresor having won by twelve lengths ahead of Ray Diamond and Get It On from the Angela Rucker team who also catches the eye having run a good second in a Ladies Open at Barbury in December.

The Confined race sponsored by supporters of the Mid Devon could go the way of the Dean Summersby-trained Robin De Souza, a winner of all three of his Point starts to date including a win at this track when winning his restricted having stayed on well under Darren Edwards. Also entered is the Sue Popham-trained Iron Chancellor, a Hunter Chase winner who loves the soft going and ran a neck second at Wadebridge earlier this month when sent off odds-on favorite under Sean Houlihan. Whenharrymetsally from the Keith Cumings team is another catching the eye, having won well at Chipley Park in January when beating odds on favorite Posh Totty that day.

Sedgemoor Top Bid could fly the flag for the area if snatching the Intermediate race to follow up on his neck win at Wadebridge under jockey Lee Drowne.  Those looking to challenge could be Chipley Park winner Stony Road, Thorpe Lodge winner Minella Friend and Paddycards who ran second here in the intermediate race at the last meeting. Commanche Conflict looks to be a new recruit for the Alice Plume team and has shown some good place form in Intermediate company last season. The Intermediate race is sponsored by B.J. Barkwell & Sons and the Lyndridge Residential Home.

In the Subaru Restricted race the Harriet Brown-trained Creative Inerta could go well having won his maiden race here in January under jockey Ben Clarke, the combination were travelling well at Barbury two weeks ago before falling three out. Itchymei’mscratch from the Gareth Moore team is another suggestion having finished second in a 17- runner race at Cocklebarrow in January.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden end the days events, those entries having shown promise in the first division are Kilcoman Wizard having clocked up four seconds last season and deserves a win soon, Goodnight Sweetheart after his four lengths second at Larkhill earlier this month and the Ben Clarke-trained Looking Glass for his seconds at Wadebridge and Barbury. With Dark Gesture catching the eye in the second division of the Maiden, having run second here at the last meeting and looks sure to improve for the run, Nothing Personal and Troubleshot are two others showing improvement and could go close. Sponsors for the Open Maiden races are Devon Marquees.

The course offers excellent viewing, bookies, bar, hot refreshments and food, rail side parking for the disabled and many trade stands.

Entrance is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car with five passengers. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Kenton near Exeter off A380 Postcode EX6 AHR

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Entries: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, 21st February 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champion Chase Mixed Open
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, for horses & geldings
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Rac, for mares & fillies
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday, 20 February 2016

At 6pm, the Clerk of the Course gave me the following Going update. “The Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places.  The course is in great shape and with a dry forecast for tomorrow we are looking forward to a good day’s racing.”

Eileen Ashby, PtP Secretary, DVSPH

Friday, 19 February 2016

“At 3.15pm today, the Clerk of the Course reported that the Local BHA Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, had walked the course this afternoon and called the Going Soft, Heavy in Places. Some rain is forecast for tomorrow , Saturday, but importantly, it is a dry forecast for race day on Sunday.”

We are all geared up to race – track fully prepared, barrier netting now up, catering marquee up, race cards collected, toilets on site and the Admin Barn only awaiting the”feminine touch” from the lady “Dec. team” and me!. A few cosmetics on Saturday, bins, banners and flags and we are ready for action on Sunday. Wrap up warm and come join us!

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Thursday, 18 February 2016

This evening, the Clerk of the Course reported to me that as of late afternoon today the Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places. The course has shrugged off yesterdays heavy rain and most of it would ride soft or better. Further rain is forecast for Friday and Local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, is due to visit to walk the course. A further update will follow tomorrow evening.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Notified at 8.15pm, Wednesday 17 February 2016

“After a day of persistently heavy rainfall, the Going at Buckfastleigh is Heavy, Soft in Places. A mostly dry day is forecast for tomorrow and a further report will be posted tomorrow evening”.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary.

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Today has been another fine day at Buckfastleigh and work parties have been busy at the Course adding finishing touches to the track and converting the inside of the big Barn into the Admin. centre for the meeting.

The Clerk of the Course reported to me this evening the Going is now “Good to Soft, Soft and Heavy in Places“.  Car parking areas have dried very well and are now fit for all vehicles, there is ample hard standing for horse-boxes in the lorry park and all vehicles exit the course downhill via a hard track to the bottom gate.

Approximately 12 ml of rain is forecast for tomorrow with a further dry day on Thursday; another update will be posted tomorrow evening.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Monday 15th February 2016

“This afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported that after a
sunny, drying day the Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places.”

Thursday 11th February 2016

The South Pool Harriers meeting at Buckfastleigh has now been re-scheduled for Sunday, 21st February 2016.  All entries & timings still stand and Complimentary Passes already issued will still be valid on this date.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH Point-to-Point Secretary.

Preview extract:

The historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh, situated alongside the A38 is the venue for this weekends re-arranged Point-to-Point horse racing fixture which takes place on Sunday 21st February. The course plans to stage the first of the Pony Race series , with two races  one for 138cm and under ponies followed by the 148cm and under ponies, kindly sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages. With a start time of 11am, there are nine ponies entered in each race and could well produce some jockey stars for the future.

Over 100 entries have been received for the main six race card  starts at 12 noon. A fabulous day out for all the family to enjoy, the course offers fabulous viewing, together with a host of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar, and bookies. Entrance £10 per person maximum £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The organisers would also like to give a mention to sponsors MST, Co-Op Funeral Care and Ashburton Motors for their support in funding the event.

Course is located 1 mile South of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean adjacent to A38 Postcode TQ11 0LT

For further info contact the secretary on 01548 531490

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 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: Western Point-To-Point, Wadebridge, 7th February 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Ladies Open Race
3rd 13:10 Intermediate Race
4th 13:45 Open Maiden Race
5th 14:20 Mens Open Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update from Linda Matthews

Saturday 6th February 2016, 15:57

Wadebridge is ON tomorrow.

The Clerk of the course is there now and says that the going is soft

If the dip is too soft tomorrow they may take out fence 8, otherwise the course is looking fine.

Can lorries try and park on the tarmac roads where possible.

Friday 5th February 2016

The Clerk of the Course has been on the course today and reports that the going is still good to soft, soft in places.

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

The going today is good to soft, soft in places. 2 fences have been moved onto fresh ground and the course has recovered well with a good covering of grass.

The big change is that we’ve had to move the paddock today. The RC showground were concerned that the original paddock has not recovered well and they need it to be in good condition for cattle ring at the RC Show. So we’ve made a new paddock around the back of the Exhibition Hall. This means that horses will enter via a gate directly from the lorry park and leave the paddock through gates at the bottom with only a very short distance to the course near the Open Ditch. Spectators will have access to the paddock around the lower end of the hall and still be on hard surfaces. One advantage is that horses will not have to go through the gate with spectators, nor share the ramp near the car park.

We might have the presentation area inside this time, especially if the weather is bad. I’ve ordered a “Wadebridge Racing” banner which we can display in a designated area between the office and the hospitality area. This would be easy for jockeys and we could have a table for trophies and mementoes. If we decide to do this we’ll announce it regularly.

The presentations will definitely be indoors as the microphone won’t get reception in the new paddock. Linda will try and get one of her helpers to let trainers know how to access the new paddock. The showground staff have suggested that lorries and trailers access the parking area via the top end and drive downhill.

Preview extract:

It is the turn of the Western Hunt to host their Point-to-Point meeting at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge this coming Sunday February 7th. 60 entries have received for the six race card.

There is a huge covered barn containing on course facilities such as hot food, refreshments, bar, bookies, trade stands, and a big screen which is sponsored by Reg Hamble & Cole and Rayment & White for those wishing to watch the racing close up. With pre-parade paddock and great track side viewing only a few yards away for fresh air fans. There are excellent disabled facilities.

Entrance to the course is £10 per adult up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The course is located off A39 West of Wadebridge. Post code PL27 7JE. For entries and form check out the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website

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 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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