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THE first of three late season fixtures at Bratton Down proved quite an occasion.for the British point-to-point world.

Will Biddick has held the National point to point title for the past three seasons. After beating his previous best seasonal total of 42 winners this year, the next natural objective was to better the previous British record of 56 winners in a season held jointly by brothers Tom and Oliver Greenall.

Will Biddick returns to the paddock at Bratton Down on the Claire Hitch trained Bernshaw, having broken the record for wins in a British point-to-point season.

The Cornish rider lost little time in breaking the record on Sunday by winning the opener on Bernshaw, but why stop there? Biddick went on to partner four more winners as the pressure came off during a memorable afternoon.

“My aim this year was to hold on to the National title but I soon picked up more winners (22 since Easter) and the record became a reality. Ollie and Tom went all the way to Umberleigh when they did it (last meeting of the season in June), but I have done it with four weeks to go at one of my favourite tracks,” said a clearly relieved jockey.

Bernshaw took the 13-runner Restricted in good style for the local yard of Claire Hitch, as a prelude to a trio of successes saddled by Jack Barber, who has supplied the majority of the champion jockey’s winners this year.

Will Biddick on Bugsie Malone holds off The Mystro to win the second division of the Bob Pittard Memorial maiden race

Bugsie Malone was the first of these in a 16 strong Maiden . This promising five-year-old, owned by Graham Roach, was making his racecourse debut and held on well when challenged by The Mystro up the final climb. “He came in late and we have had to do a lot of jumping with him. He is green and will improve,” reported the young trainer.

Will Biddick returns to the winners enclosure on Whataknight with Jack Barber

Six-year-old Whataknight is more the finished article and after opening his account on this course last year has now added a hat trick of wins this season. The Midnight Legend gelding looks a fine prospect and took the Members’ Conditions race for his owners Terry Hamlin, Martin Dare and John Snook.

The Barber stables tally was completed when Queens Bay was given a typically patient Biddick ride to win the Mares and Fillies race. “She has had time off and didn’t come in until February,” said Barber who trains this former bumper and hurdles winner for owners Lucy and Robert Dickinson.

Suzy Berry saddled the other leg of the five-timer when her father’s nine-year-old Otis Tarda just got the better of a spirited battle with Fourstar River in the Intermediate.

The Bob Pittard Memorial Maiden provided a major shock when the unconsidered outsider Highland Thistle prevailed in a tight finish under Merv Woodward. Bought as an unbroken four-year-old, the sturdy gelding is trained for owner Andrew Pope by Julie Pocock at Stolford on the edge of the Quantocks. “First time blinkers have made all the difference,” said the trainer as her charge finally put a string of disappointing efforts behind him.

Bryony Frost driving for the line on Bellflower Boy to win the mixed open from Cecile De Volanges

It was a case of dispensing with headgear which has rejuvenated the four miles Mixed Open winner Bellflower Boy. Bryony Frost conjured a storming late run out of this multiple winning chaser who stayed on up the hill to hold the equally strong finishing Cecile De Volanges. “He loves galloping and is as tough as old boots,” exclaimed Culmstock based trainer Stuart Sampson who handles the 12-year-old for owner Ben Robarts, and was completing his first training double as he greeted his fourth winner of the season.

Top Chief was the first leg of the stable double in the PPORA race limited to riders who have won less than 10 races. Jake Bament, who was partnering his fifth winner of the season, works for the Harry Fry yard, and had his mount out in front from half way before shaking off Barneys Mate up the gruelling final hill. John Gardener and Terry Hamlin share ownership of Top Chief who was bought at Doncaster last September after winning twice for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott.

19-year-old Bryony Frost was awarded the newly installed Mike Trickey Memorial Cup for the best ride of the day on Bellflower Boy in the four miles Mixed Open.

After such jubilance, spare a thought for popular local point-to-point jockey Ed Barrett who has recently been transferred to the spinal injuries unit at Oswestry hospital. Ed is improving slowly from serious injuries sustained in a fall at the Eggesford meeting last month.


Results of the Dulverton West meeting


Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk


The following photographers were at the meeting: Sportography (Mark Johnston), Baths Photographic (Marcus Bath), Tim Holt, Brian Armstrong, Stephen Wensley, and Roger Peaple


Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May 2015, South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, nr Halwill Junction, EX21 5AE.

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Point-To-Point Races

Going: Good

Restricted (Sponsor – Hayes Garden Machinery)

1 Bernshaw (Will Biddick) 9-2 clear from 14th, ran on strongly

2 Golden Squirrel (Robb Hawker) 10-1 good headway three out, kept on well

3 Just Seven (Vicky Wade) 9-2 led 9th to 13th, no extra from two out

13 ran; 2l; 2 1/2l;  5m 47s

Owner: Mr & Mrs RME Wright; Trainer; Claire Hitch

Open Maiden – Bob Pittard Memorial

Division 1 (The Pittard Family)

1 Highland Thistle (Merv Woodward) 66-1 left in lead 15th, stayed on gamely

2 Looking For Mick (Rob Hawker) 16-1 good late progress, nearest at finish

3 Driftwood (Will Biddick) 5-4 fav late headway, finished well

15 ran; 1/2l; 1/2l;  5m 54s

Owner; Andrew Pope; Trainer; Julie Pocock

Division 2 (Brewer Harding & Rowe – solicitors)

1 Bugsie Malone (Will Biddick) evens fav headway three out, left in lead last

2 The Mystro (Matt Hampton) 9-2 headway two out, strong chall flat, just failed

3 Don’t Doittome (J Hepburn) 20-1 chased leaders, left 3rd at last

16 ran’ neck; 7l;  5m 55s

Owner; Graham Roach; Trainer; Jack  Barber

Members Conditions (Philip & Sarah Hobbs)

1 Whataknight (Will Biddick) 4-7fav led/ disputed til asserted apprg last

2 Fiulin (Robbie Henderson) 11-4 not reach leaders, took 2nd flat

3 Swansbrook (Leanda Tickle) 16-1 tracked leaders, no extra from two out

5 ran; 20l; 6l;  5m 46s

Owner; T Hamlin; M Dare; J Snook; Trainer; Jack Barber

PPORA Club Members Riders Conditions (AP & VA Maddox Ltd)

1 Top Chief (Jake Bament) 4-1 made most from 6th, ran on well under pressure flat

2 Barneys Mate (Christopher Barber) 9-2 chased winner from 16th, no extra flat

3 Overclear (Vicky Gravite) 20-1 went 3rd three out, not reach leaders

7 ran; 7l; 6l;  5m 49s

Owner; J Gardener & T Hamlin; Trainer; Stuart Sampson

Mixed Open 4 m 1f (Brend Hotel Group)

1 Bellflower Boy (Bryony Frost) 7-1 held up, 4th at last, strong run flat to lead 75 yards out

2 Cecile De Volanges (Charlie Dando) 5-2 held up, 3rd at last, strong run flat, just failed

3 Right Enough (Matt Hampton) 16-1 led til 8th & agn 21st til after last, kept on

13 ran; head; 3l;  8m 19s

Owner; Ben Robarts; Trainer; Stuart Sampson

Intermediate  (James Pryce Tractors)

1 Otis Tarda (Will Biddick) 10-1 held up, led last, just held on

2 Fourstar River (Ian Chanin) 4-1 prominent, sustained chall flat, just failed

3 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 11-8 fav led two out til last, no extra flat

12 ran; neck; 2 1/2l;  5m 48s

Owner; Tony Berry; Trainer; Suzy Berry

Mares & Fillies TBA (Thoroughbred Breeders Association)

1 Queens Bay (Will Biddick) evens fav tracked leader til led apprg last, comfortably

2 Marlpit Oak (Daniel Sansom) 12-1 chased leaders, stayed on to take 2nd flat

3 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 7-2 not reach leaders, snatched 3rd near line

7 ran; 5l; 4l;  5m 47s

Owner; Robert & Lucy Dickinson; Trainer; Jack Barber

Pony Racing


138cm & Under Race

1. CHURCHILL – Tamby Welch
3. MOLLY – Connor Brace
4. GINGER WIZARD – Chad Bament
5. MAYDAY BLACK MINK – Charlie Sprake
6. MAGIC – Honor Weatherlake
7. CLONAMULLY DANNY BOY – Archie Woollacott
8. CHINKWELL FELIX – Taylor Fisher


148cm & under

1. PEATEAOH – Connor Brace
2. VADLAWALKOVER – Tamby Welch
3. IGO ZUMINOV – James Armstrong
4. GOODNIGHT – Bruce Young
5. SPRINGS – Thomasina Eyston
6. SHOTGUN MINNIE – Tyler Heard
7. NUALA – Michael Treneer


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Going: Good

Hunt Race: (Sponsor – Pannell Commercials)

1 Mausefalle (Darren Edwards) 5-2 led two out, stayed on strongly
2 Kawana Cove (Heidi Lewis) 10-1 alwys prominent, kept on well
3 Nomanisanisland (Jimmy Cole) 9-1 led or disputed til two out
7 ran; 3l;3l; 6m 16s
Owner M Bickell; Trainer Dean Summersby

Open Maiden Div 1: (Friends & family of Yvonne Watson )

1 Doyen Dynamo (Danny Burton) 6-4 fav held up, progress three out, challd last, ran on well
2 Steel Brush (Matt Hampton) 5-1 handy, slight lead two out, every chance last, no extra flat
3 Upto Ollie (Leanda Tickle) slight lead three out, outpaced next, stayed on closing stages
12 ran; 3l; 1/2l; 6m 18s
Owner J Dorse & M Roe; Trainer Ed Walker

Open Maiden Div 2 (Langdon Transport Ltd)

Part 1

1 Winter Soldier (John Mathias) 15-8 fav good hdwy three out, disp lead last, just got up
2 Mount Prospex (Jamie Lyttle) 4-1 held up, effort three out, disp lead from next, just held in driving finish
3 Winter Garden (Sean Houlihan) 16-1 hdwy three out, every chance next, wknd flat
9 ran; head; 6l; 6m 16s
Owner R Mitford-Slade & L Fielding-Johnson

Part 2

1 Peterbrown (Jake Bament) 7-4 fav made most, drew clear last, stayed on well
2 Arny (Danny Burton) 10-1 held up, finished strongly
3 Berrysmart (David Sansom) 10-1 late hdwy to take third flat
8 ran; 5l; 4l; 6m 26s
Owner Mrs S White; Trainer Karyn Heard

Mixed Open: (Condy Mathias)

1 Loose Preformer (Hedley Webb) 10-1 handy, went 2nd two out, strong run to lead 100 yards out
2 Double Bank (Merv Woodward) 4-6 fav led from 6th til hdd 100 yards out
3 Raffa (John Mathias) 9-2 chased leaders, went 3rd two out
8 ran; 2l; 3l; 6m 6s
Owner H Webb; Trainer H Webb

Confined: (Dawn West Devon)

1 Dicky Bob (Jo Buck) 4-5 fav with leaders throughout, slight lead two out, stayed on strongly
2 Diamond Brook (Leanda Tickle) 14-1 hdwy three out, took 2nd close home
3 King Kash (Jamie Thomas) 12-1 led/ disputed til two out, kept on
9 Ran; 1/2l; 1/2l; 6m 15s
Owner Verity Nicholls; Trainer Verity Nicholls

Restricted: (Tinhay Building Supplies Ltd)

1 Sonoftheking (Darren Edwards) 4-1 held up chall’d two out, led 150 yards out
2 Templeton (Jamie Thomas) 14-1 rapid hdwy to lead two out. looked winner til hdd last 150 yards
3 Its All Or Nothing (David Noonan) 10-1 late hdwy, stayed on well closing stages
16 ran; 1l; 1l; 6m 15s
Owner The Bradley Partnership; Trainer Nicky Martin

Intermediate: (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Minella Web (John Mathias) 13-2 effort three out, led after next, ran on well flat
2 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 7-4 fav strong run two out, took 2nd after last, not reach winner
3 Fourstar River (Ian Chanin) 5-2 improved 14th, disputed lead two out til last, no extra flat
12 ran; 3l; short head; 6m 19s
Owner RM Harvey-Bailey; Trainer Kayley Woollacott

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THE ultra-consistent Double Bank was an impressive winner of the Men’s Open in the hands of Mervyn Woodward as the ground turned sticky and testing at Black Forest Lodge.

Time For Spring kept tabs on the winner until four out, but Double Bank galloped on relentlessly to score unchallenged by 25 lengths for owner Jonathan Cole. “I was a bit concerned to bring him back so soon after his Taunton race but he loves this course,” said Double Bank’s Teign Valley trainer Emma Oliver who intimated that his next outing would be a Wincanton hunter chase. “This is the seventh time I have won on him,” reported his beaming jockey.

Beuvron took the eight runner Ladies’ Open in good style in the colours of Charles Stanley. Already successful over jumps at Paray-Le-Monial, Aix-Les-Bains and Dax over jumps in France, this five-year-old had run promisingly when not fully wound up on his recent British debut at Wadebridge behind the prolific Byerley Bear (an absentee here).

Beuvron headed course winner Iron Chancellor (Gina Andrews) at the third last and soon pulled clear to score by 20 lengths. “We got him out of a claimer for about £14,000 in France. He is a half brother to Grandouet and is a lovely simple horse to train,” said trainer Sam Holdsworth. 17-year-old Hannah Welch, a sixth form pupil at King’s College Taunton, was partnering the second point-to-point winner of her career. Hannah was one of our most successful pony race riders in the area from an early age.

Sue Popham saddled runner up Iron Chancellor in the Ladies’ race, and had earlier occupied the same berth when Swansbrook was short headed by Whenharrymetsally in the Confined. Bishops Nympton trainer Keith Cumings handles the progressive Kings Theatre mare for owners Andrew and Hannah Broggio.

“Whenharrymetsally is only just 16 hands and was a bit bruised when slipping up at Wadebridge. There might be a hunter chase for her in due course,” commented the trainer.

The Newman family based at Woolminstone near Crewkerne enjoyed a successful afternoon with Chloe Newman sending out two winners from her yard. Her nephew Josh Newman rode Sea Bear to win one of the Maiden divisions, and Josh’s girl friend Taylor Pook steered Tolatetobeearly to success in the first Subaru Restricted qualifier in the area. Subaru are to be welcomed as one of the newest National sponsors of a series of Restricted races culminating in a final at Stratford.

Tolatetobeearly was bought for only £3,200 at Ascot sales last June and is owned jointly by his jockey and Nick Taylor. “He is a big barrel of a horse and has taken two races to get fit. He could go to Wadebridge next for a qualifier for the Exeter Intermediate final,” said Nick.

Sea Bear was sent to the front by Josh Newman jumping the fourth last and went on to complete the stable double in the colours of Robert and Janet Gibbs in the concluding Maiden. “Tom Malone bought him in Ireland. He was very skinny when he came but had a really good summer,” commented the trainer. Josh, formerly attached to the Alan King stable, has a Cheltenham festival winner to his credit and now rides out together with Taylor for Jack Barber’s point-to-point yard at Henley near Crewkerne.

Way Before Dawn has been knocking at the door for two seasons and finally came good in the first section of the Maiden. The eight-year-old drew right away from the nine-strong field in the closing stages under Leanda Tickle, whose mother Sarah owns and trains the gelding at Woolhanger near Lynton. “He was bought as a two-year-old and he is the only horse I train on my own on the edge of Exmoor,” said Sarah.

The Intermediate provided the most drama of a bitterly cold afternoon. Well fancied Third Chance ran out when travelling well entering the final mile, and 20-1 outsider Horatio Caine  looked a certain winner until unseating Cordelia Chugg when four lengths ahead at the last. This was not the end of the story however, since Gale Force Lucey, left in front at the last and seeking her hat trick, veered sharply left inside the final 100 yards allowing the fast finishing Tiger Rag (Bradley Gibbs) to steal the race inside the last 75 yards.

Exciting racing – yes.  Cold –yes, I know what the chill factor means now.


Results of the Mid Devon meeting


Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk


The following photographers were at the meeting: Hamish Mitchell, Alun Sedgemore (Sporting Prints) and Helen Stoneman


Sunday 14 February 2015, Western Point-To-Point, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge.


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Results: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge 1st Feb 2015


Going: Good to soft, becoming sticky

Confined (Sponsor -: The Landowners & Farriers)

1 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 6-5 alwys prom, cl 2nd 3 out til led nr finish
2 Swansbrook (Leanda Tickle) 8-1 hdwy 15, led 3 out til nr line
3 Delphi Mountain (Emma Watson) 12-1 led 9-15, kept on
6 ran; short head; 8l; 6m 47s
Owner: Mr & Mrs A Broggio; Trainer: Keith Cumings

Men’s Open (Bovey Castle Hotel)

1 Double Bank (Merv Woodward) 4-6 fav led from 6, drew clr 2 out, easily
2 Time For Spring (Peter Mason) 16-1 chased wnr from 10th, no impression
3 Fiulin (Robbie Henderson ) 20-1 handy til outpaced 3 out
8 ran; 25l; 12l; 6m 34s
Owner Mr JD Cole; Trainer: Emma Oliver

Ladies’ Open (Tozers Solicitors)

1 Beuvron (Hannah Welch) 5-1 prom, led 2 out, clr last
2 Iron Chancellor (Gina Andrews) 6-5 fav led 11 til 2 out, no extra
3 Ned White (Leanda Tickle) 11-4 led til 11th, cl 3rd til wknd 3 out
8 ran; 20l; 20l; 6m 33s
Owner: Mr C Stanley; Trainer: Sam Holdsworth

Intermediate (Molyneux Financial Planning)

1 Tiger Rag (Bradley Gibbs) 4-1 tracked ldrs, 4th 2 out, led nr finish
2 Icthec (Peter Mason) 7-4 fav prom til outpaced 3 out, left 2 nd at last
3 Gale Force Lucey (John Mathias) 9-4 hdwy 4 out, left in ld last, swerved & hdd flat
6 ran; 3l; head; 6m 45s
Owner: Mr J Tudor; Trainer: Jonathan Tudor

Restricted ( Subaru)

1 Tolatetobeearly (Taylor Pook) 9-2 led til 13 & agn 4 out, comf
2 Johny No Cash (Hannah Welch) 6-4 fav handy, challd 3 out, soon outpaced
3 Walker Ridge (Catherine Atkinson) 8-1 prom, led 13-15, wknd 3 out
6 ran; 2 1/2l; 10l; 6m 49s
Owner: Mr N Taylor & Miss T Pook: Trainer: Chloe Newman

Open Maiden Division 1 (Roly Stuart Jarvis & Mr & Mrs Mark Eldridge)

1 Way Before Dawn (Leanda Tickle) 7-2 led from 12th, stayed on well
2 Kims Quest (Matt Hampton) 11-4 Stayed on from 4 out, took 2nd flat
3 TheGreendalerocket (Byron Moorcroft) 5-2 fav cl up from 14, 2nd 3 out til tired flat
9 ran; 20l; 2 1/2l; 6m 55s
Owner: Mrs Sarah Tickle; Trainer; Mrs Sarah Tickle

Open Maiden Division 2 (Major AC Arden Memorial Cup)

1 Sea Bear (Joshua Newman) 3-1 handy, led 4 out, held on well flat
2 Stony Road (Charlotte Prichard) 5-4 fav hdwy 10, 2nd 4 out, challd flat, just held
3 Sedgemoor Top Bid (John Mathias) 8-1 mid div til stayed on to take 3rd flat
9 ran; 3/4l; 20l; 6m 45s
Owner; Mr r Gibbs & Mrs J Gibbs; Trainer: Chloe Newman

The full results including all finishers are available on www.pointtopoint.co.uk

The full results including all finishers are available on www.pointtopoint.co.uk

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COURSE specialist Byerley Bear dominated the Ladies’ Open under Leanda Tickle. The nine-year-old had mopped up all three Ladies’ races run on the Royal Cornwall Showground last season and again showed his liking for the track with another emphatic victory.

Chloe Roddick’s mount Rebel Du Maquis threatened briefly on the bottom bend, but 4-7 favourite Byerley Bear strode clear of the ex-Paul Nicholls chaser up the final hill. The winner’s trainer Robert Chanin said, “He is stronger than ever this year and has enjoyed his hunting. There are no firm plans but he may go for a hunter chase at Taunton in January.”  Leanda Tickle was equally enthusiastic. “He was at his best and switched on when challenged,” reported Leanda who rides out for Victor Dartnall as well as Robert Chanin and Leslie Jefford.

Double Bank is one of the most genuine pointers in the west country and kept up a relentless gallop to defy a penalty in the Men’s Open at the expense of Kirkleigh and Champagne Rosie. “He jumped his way into the lead and I let him bowl on,” explained regular rider Merv Woodward. The winner is trained for owner Jonathan Cole by Emma Oliver at Teign Valley. “Double Bank has won over trips from two miles 5 furlongs to three and a quarter miles and all types of ground,” explained Emma, who also has an eye on the Taunton hunter chase next month.

“The finishing hill here is like Cheltenham,” quipped John Mathias who came from Wales for one ride. This was the game Raffa who duly followed up his recent Black Forest win with a hard fought success over Supreme Danehill in the Intermediate. Joint owner Lucy Fielding-Johnson said of her home bred seven-year-old, “He loves going up hills but is a bit small and may struggle in Opens”.

It was a good training performance from Spaxton based Teresa Clarke to send out Takamaru to win the Restricted. The eight-year-old had been off the course for 18 months but stripped fit and well to defy the favourite Theatre Goer and Ratline Rosie. Takamaru was bought for the Four 4 Fun Partnership last summer from Ashley Farrant, and spokesman Phil Browne commented, “The partnership was formed over a few drinks at the Blue Ball pub in Triscombe near Taunton and I think there is more to come from this horse.” Successful jockey, 19-year-old  David Noonan hails from Kilbrin, County Cork, and works for David Pipe. “This is my fifth winner and I still qualify as a novice rider,” said the jockey.

The novice rider race on this card went to Working Title, who was a fourth winner for 18-year-old Joe Drinkwater. who works for Tom Lacey. The same horse had provided Joe with his first winner in the corresponding race last season. “He will come back here for an Open in January,” said the jockey’s brother Sam who trains the family owned 12-year-old.

Persistent drizzle descended into gloom for the closing Maiden events which attracted fields of 13 and 12 respectively. Rookie trainer Ben Clarke saddled his first winner with only his second runner when Desert Queen won the first Maiden division. A grand daughter of Dubacilla, Desert Queen pulled hard under Michael Legg but had enough in hand to repel the game effort of Wilde At Heart.

The unlucky departure of Westbrooke at the third last left five-year-old The Sweetener ( Jamie Thomas) clear in the closing Maiden where runner up Sisterbrooke caught the eye. Kayley Woollacott saddled the winner, who is from the family of Grand National winner Comply or Die, for owners Paul Govier and Geoffrey Brown. “Jamie has done a fantastic job with him. He had disappointed for Richard (Woollacott) under rules but has had a wind operation,” stated the Rose Ash trainer.


Results of the Cornwall Club meeting


Westcountry Videos filmed the meeting, order on 01884 840403 or through the website later in the week at www.westcountryvideos.co.uk


The following photographers were at the meeting: Wild Westcountry Cornwall (Proceeds go to the Western Hunt), Marcus Bath, and Tim Holt


Sunday 11th January 2015, North Cornwall Point-To-Point, Royal Cornwall Showground.

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Going; Good to Soft

Members Race Novice Riders (Sponsor Home Furnishings (Wadebridge) Ltd)
1 Working Title (Joe Drinkwater) 6-4 fav led from 2nd, drew clear flat
2 Ladyvie (Hannah Welch) 6-1 good late progress, took 2nd flat
3 Weston Lodge (Sean Houlihan) 14-1 hdwy 12th, chased wnr from 14th, wknd flat

9 ran; 15l; 1l; 6mins 17secs
Owner: Mr P Drinkwater; Trainer: Sam Drinkwater

Men’s Open (Moores St. Wenn Ltd)
1 Double Bank (Merv Woodward) 7-2 led from 6th, drew clear 3 out
2 Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) 2-1 chased wnr from 4 out, no extra from 2 out
3 Champagne Rosie (Michael Legg) 7-2 tracked ldrs, went 3rd apprg last

6 ran; 12l; 1 1/2l; 6m 21s
Owner: Mr JD Cole; Trainer: Emma Oliver

Ladies’ Open (RJ Trevarthen)
1 Byerley Bear (Leanda Tickle) 4-7 fav made all, drew away 2 out, easily
2 Rebel Du Maquis (Chloe Roddick) 7-2 cl 2nd 14th, ev ch til outpaced from 3 out
3 Romney Marsh (Hannah Welch) 25-1 prom til no extra from 4 out
5 ran; 10l; 8l; 6m 12s
Owner; Mr R Knowles; Trainer : Robert Chanin

Restricted (The Nare Hotel)
1 Takamaru (David Noonan) 11-4 took lead 3 out, rdn clr last
2 Theatre Goer (Ian Chanin) 7-4 fav with ldrs, 3rd 3 out, took 2nd flat
3 Ratline Rosie (Jamie Thomas) 2-1 led 8th til after 4 out, no extra 2 out
5 ran; 4l; 2l; 6m 26s
Owner: The Fun 4 Four Partnership; Trainer: Teresa Clark

Intermediate (Hutchinsons- Crop Production Specialists)
1 Raffa (John Mathias) 4-5 fav made virtually all, ran on strongly when pressed flat
2 Supreme Danehill (Darren Edwards) 9-4 went 2nd 4 out, pressed wnr til no extra close home
3 Pasternak Jack (Heidi Lewis) 33-1 with wnr 12th til wknd 4 out
5 ran; 2l; 20l; 6m 18s
Owner: Mr R Mitford-Slade & Mrs L Fielding –Johnson

Open Maiden Div 1 (Miller & Son)
1 Desert Queen (Michael Legg) 10-1 led 4 out, rdn clr flat
2 Wilde At Heart (Chelsea Jennings) 40-1 led 7th til 4 out, kept on well
3 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 33-1 rear, stayed on clsg stages
13 ran; 2l; 1l; 6m 22s
Owner: Mrs R Clarke; Trainer: Ben Clarke

Open Maiden Div 2 (Harris Begley)
1 The Sweetener (Jamie Thomas) 11-1 left clear 3 out, rdn out
2 Sisterbrooke (Robbie Henderson) 12-1 tracked ldrs, went 2nd 2 out
3 Miss Weld (Pippa Glanville) 14-1 led 6th til 4 out
12 ran; 1 1/2l; 2l; 6m 30s
Owner: P Govier & G Brown; Trainer: Kayley Woollacott


The full results including all finishers are available on www.pointtopoint.co.uk

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Going: Good, good to firm in places

Confined; (Devonshire Motors of Barnstaple)

1 Checkerboard (Bridget Andrews) 16-1
2 Nict de Beauchene (Josh Guerriero) 7-4
3 Gershwinner (Merv Woodward) 12-1

5 ran; short head; 4l; 6m 29s

Restricted (Tim Forster Memorial sponsored by Kivells)

1 Kawana Cove (Jamie Thomas) 2-1
2 Pasternak Jack (Heidi Lewis) 5-1
3 Suesacomin (Michael Heard) 20-1

8 ran; 4l; distance; 6m 27s

Men’s Open (Davisons)

1 Findlay’s Find (Dave Mansell) 11-8fav
2 Gallaflynn (Matthew Barber) 5-2
3 Sangfroid (Kristian Hanmer)  20-1

11 ran; 10l; 5l; 6m 19s

Ladies’ Open (E J Snell & Sons Ltd)

1 Templer (Bryony Frost) 12-1
2 Rock of Fife (Chloe Swaffield) 33-1
3 Quadillac (Bridget Andrews) 100-30

7 ran; 7l; 10l; 6m 28s

Intermediate (Claire Howarth, The Barum Stud)

1 Bathwick Scanno (David Noonan) 7-4
2 Rainbow Trout (Mark Wall) 10-11 fav

4 ran; 16l;;only two finished 6m 20s

Open Maiden (Smallridge Bros Ltd)

1 Redbridge Rebel (Matthew Barber) 10-1
2 Grey Dream (David Noonan)  4-1
3 Kilcolman Wizard (Michael Heard) 4-1

15 ran; 3l; 4l; 6m 35s

Results: South Tetcott Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross Bank Holiday Monday 26 MAY 2014

Going: Soft , heavy in places


Confined (Penbode Veterinary Group)

1 Clew Bay Cove (Harriet Skinner) 3-1

2 Print The Money (Sarah Dennis) 10-11 fav

3 Gershwinner (Merv Woodward) 5-1

7 ran; 6l; 5l;  7mins 2 secs


Men’s Open (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Lucette Annie (Darren Edwards) 1-2 fav

2 Steeltown (Jamie Thomas) 13-8

3 Pauillac (Ben Robarts) 50-1

4 ran; 6l; 15l;  7m 9s


Ladies’ Open (T L Rowe Park Homes)

1 Current Event (Megan Nicholls) 1-4 fav

2 Red Penny (Bryony Frost) 5-2

2 ran; 6l;  7m 3s


Restricted (Coodes Solicitors)

1 King Kash (Jamie Thomas) 12-1

2 Carheney River (Rob Hawker) evens fav

3 Kawana Cove (Heidi Lewis) 33-1

8 ran; neck; 20l;  7m 1s


Club Novice Riders’ (PRJ Engineering)

1 Join Together (Megan Nicholls) 1-3 fav

2 Rocklyn (Sarah Pidsley) 50-1

3 Googoobarabajagal (Rob Stoneman) 10-1

5 ran; 25l; 4l;  7m 12s


Open Maiden Division 1 (Dawn West Devon)

1 Walker Ridge (Catherine Atkinson) 7-2

2 Wivannie (Bryony Frost) 5-2 fav

3 Forty Knights (Jim Cole) 14-1

13 ran; neck ; 15l;  7m 30s


Open Maiden Division 2 (FC Cleaning Systems)

1 Brave Encounter (Lucy Gardner) 11-2

2 Sutton Storm (Michael Legg) 9-4 fav

3 Gleann Ri (Chloe Swaffield) 7-1

11 ran; 2 1/2l; 1 1/4l;  7m 26s

RESULTS: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point, Flete Park, 3 May 2014

Going: Good, Good to Soft in places


Open Maiden (W Daniels Plant Hire Ltd)

1 The Doom bar (Will Biddick) 4-9 fav

2 My Rosie B (Ed Barrett) 6-1

3 Justin Morgan (Lucy Gardner) 15-2

8 ran; 10l; 15l;  6m 58s

Trainer: Will Biddick


Restricted (Stanley Carpets)

1 Ambitious Pursuit (Pippa Glanville) 4-1

2 Gontdevon (Tom Chanin) 4-1

3 It’s All Or Nothing (Michael Heard) 5-1

12 ran; 9l; 2 1/2l;  6m 46s

Trainer: Lee Glanville


Ladies’ Open four miles George Baskerville Memorial – Sponsor Pinsent Family)

1 Mister Moonax (Hannah Hawkins) evens fav

2 Sunken Secret (Pippa Glanville) 4-1

3 Jopero (Hannah Welch) 5-2

4 ran; 8l; 12l;  8m 18s

Trainer; Andrew Hawkins


Open Maiden 4 to 7-year olds 2m 4f  (Friary Mill Bakery)

1 Sava Bridge (Jimmy Cole) 5-1

2 Paper Lady (Bryony Frost) 8-1

3 High Priority (Will Biddick) 8-1

10 ran; 9l; 5l;  5m 38s

Trainer: Jimmy Cole


Men’s Open (Kitsons)

1 Right Enough (Tom Chanin) 2-1

2 Swansbrook (Michael Legg) 1-2 fav

3 Vintage Class (Jamie Thomas) 5-1

3 ran; 8l; 4l;  6m 51s

Trainer: Robert Chanin


Confined (Meadowside & St Francis Care Centre)

1 Before The War (Robbie Henderson) 4-5 fav

2 Notus de lla Tour (Lizzie Kelly ) 5-1

3 Gershwinner (Merv Woodward) 6-1

8 ran; 2 1/2l; 4l;  6m 49s

Trainer: Ed Walker