Tag Archives: Peter Mason

Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Sunday 3rd March 2019

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 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race
7th 15:30 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Sunday 24th February 2019 at 19:34

Update on the going at Bishops Court, Ottery St MARY. At the moment the going is good, good to soft in places. With light rain forecast on Thursday it is expected to improve. Most of the course is completed. I’m expecting to finish on Thursday.

Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 13:49

No change of going at Bishops Court

Thursday 28th February 2019 at 13:28

Bishops Court passed course inspection by Course inspector Mr Norman Chanin. Going is Good good to soft in places

Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 20:34

Going at Bishops Court unchanged today but with rain forecast this might change slightly

Preview extract:

It’s the turn of the East Devon Hunt to host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Sunday 3rd March. Seven races are on offer with a start time of Noon. Over 140 entries have been received and it’s set to be another competitive days racing.

This meeting usually sees the first of the spring weather drawing out picnic racegoers in their hundreds. For those wishing to sample the delights on course there will be plenty of stands offering hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a number of country trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £40 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The track is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Postcode 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 2018/19 form from 2017/18 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2016/17 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.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”East Devon” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2018-19 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Saturday 10th March 2018 OFF

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 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Club Members Race
6th 14:55 Restricted Race
7th 15:30 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Friday 9th March

18:00 Due to the amount of rain this afternoon. A course inspection will be carried out at 08.00 tomorrow to ensure Bishops Court is fit to race. John Bradley – Clerk of course

15:00 John Bradley, Clerk of Course confirms the going is still the same: Soft. Rain expected through out the afternoon this might be revised in the morning to heavy. The course will be testing as is the norm at Bishops Court

5 March 2018 at 20:00

The Clerk of Course reports the going today is Soft.

The work on the East Devon Point-To-Point course is nearly done with just the fences to be dressed this week.

The course inspector is scheduled on course on Thursday.

Preview extract:

After the recent winter chill, Pointing should be back on track in the area next weekend where the meeting is due to be held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Saturday March 10th. Seven races will be on offer with over 80 entries received, and the first race off at 12 noon.

This track offers a fantastic family picnic spot for country loving folk. Offering a great view of the course which attracts plenty of runners, together with bar, hot and cold refreshments, bookies and many trade stands. The course is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1RJ. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a maximum of £30 per car, Pedestrians £10 and Children under 16 are free. Dogs on leads welcome.

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”East Devon” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2017-18 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Entries: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, 18th February 2018

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 Race, for mares & fillies
6th 15:05 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday 17 February 2018 – at 6.30pm

The Clerk of the Course reported the Going remains unchanged, Soft, Heavy in Places.  There was no overnight rain, it’s been another dry, sunny day and we are all set to race tomorrow.  Before racing begins tomorrow, as is usual the Going will be determined by the Chief Steward.

Friday 16 February 2018 15:45

Yesterday Clare Wonnacott, BHA local Inspector, visited the course, found it to be in good order with the Going ” Soft, Heavy in Places”. Today, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going remains unchanged but with a current spell of fine weather set to continue to race day, the course will be drying out further all the time. Preparations are all well in hand to be ready to race on Sunday.

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The Clerk of the Course reports that following overnight rain the Going at Buckfastleigh today is “Soft, Heavy in Places”.

Heavy rain is forecast for tomorrow, Wednesday, and thereafter dry and sunny weather up to and including race day.

Local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, is due to visit and inspect the Course on Thursday when a further Going Report will be posted.

Preview extract:

A fantastic family day of Point-to-Pointing is on offer next weekend with the first of two meetings to take place at the popular track based at Buckfastleigh, South Devon on Sunday February 18. Three pony races head up the action at 11am, with the 148 cm race already divided, followed by the six race card commencing at 12 noon. 111 entries have been received.

With spring just around the corner this venue offers a fun day of racing together with many trade stands giving a warm country feel. There is a large catering tent and bar, with on course bookies.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome.

The course is located at Lower Dean, Buckfastleigh, adjacent to the A38. Postcode TQ11 0LT.

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 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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Buckfastleigh” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2017-18 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross entries and form – 24th April 2016

Website_Entries_AH16

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:10 Confined Race
3rd 14:45 Mixed Open Race
4th 15:20 Intermediate Race
5th 15:55 Novice Riders Race
6th 16:30 Restricted Race
7th 17:05 5, 6, 7 & 8 year olds Open Maiden Race – Division 1
8th 17:40 5, 6, 7 & 8 year olds Open Maiden Race – Division 2

Going Update from Shirley Cork

24th April – Race Day

No rain overnight at the course so the ground is perfect for a good days racing. The going will be GOOD

22nd April 2016

Friday p.m. After a mornings rain the going at Stafford Cross is GOOD TO SOFT

19 April 2016

Going is now GOOD at Stafford Cross and looking hopeful for excellent racing on Sunday

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 2013/14 form from 2012/13 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2011/12 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles: [display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Axe Vale” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

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

Website_Sp16_21_Entries_Banner

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.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

Related articles:

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Buckfastleigh” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2015-16 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

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

Website_MD_Results_Banner

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

[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Mid Devon” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2014-15 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Mid Devon Point-To-Point entries and form, Black Forest Lodge, 1st February 2015

Website_MD_Entries_Banner

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Men’s Open Race
3rd 13:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Subaru Restricted Race
6th 14:55 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
7th 15:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

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.

Related articles: [display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Mid Devon” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2014-15 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Preview: Mid Devon Point-To-Point – Black Forest Lodge Sunday 1 February 2015

Website_MDPreview_Banner
Two fantastic pony races kick off the card at the Mid Devon Point to Point at Black Forest Lodge, Sunday Feb 1st at 11am. There is a full line up, 10 strong field in the 138cm and under, and nine entered in the 148cm and under.

The main card starts at 12 noon, with seven races scheduled and 100 entries received. In the Farmers-sponsored Confined race the Keith Cumings-trained Whenharrymetsally is entered, is unbeaten in four runs, including a win at this track in December, until slipping up at Wadebridge on her last run. Sweet My Lord from the Robert Chanin team is another to stand out among the entries, having won at Wadebridge earlier this month under jockey Tom Chanin. Also entered is Thinkaboutthat who has shown some decent form and ran well at Larkhill before fading two out.

Bovey Castle sponsor the Men’s Open in which the highly rated, Alan Hill-trained Harbour Court also holds entries at Horseheath and Milborn St Andrew this weekend. Double Bank from the Emma Oliver team took the Men’s Open at Wadebridge in December and followed that win up with a close second in a Hunter Chase at Taunton earlier this month, he looks the likely favourite having been a previous course winner here. Welstonedruid is another who could step up to the challenge having won here at the last meeting.

Tozers sponsor the Ladies Open, in which the prolific winning gelding Byerley Bear is entered, as is his stable mate Ned White. The ground could be a deciding factor as to which one runs, with Ned White preferring the dryer ground, having made all here last January, to destroy his field by twenty lengths for owner Jacqui Elliott. Iron Chancellor from the Sue Popham yard could be a challenger here, another previous course winner, but may need the run.

The Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate race has attracted a good strong entry of 13. The progressive ICTHEC won his Maiden here in November and then took the Restricted race at Larkhill when dead heating with Jepeck. Based on that form ICTHEC could run well again for trainer/jockey Peter Mason. Full Throttle found top gear here when taking the Restricted at the last meeting, for trainer Laura Thomas. The Kayley Woollacott entry Devon General cannot be left out of the equation, with the yard sending out winners thick and fast. This race is sponsored by Denese Molyneaux Financial Planning.

In the Subaru-sponsored Restricted series race, the Nicola Martin-trained Sonoftheking won well at Wadebridge under jockey Darren Edwards. Another entry Johnny No Cash, trained by Nikki Frost, ran well last season and looked to have needed the run when held at Wadebridge under jockey Hannah Welch. This race is a qualifier for the £10,000 Subaru final to be held at Stratford racecourse on 29th May.

Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow, in the first division suggestion could be Miss Weld, The Mystro and Stop The Press. In the second division, Love The Leader catches the eye, having run fourth in Ireland, and is owned/trained by Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone. Stony Road ran second here at the January meeting behind Genermouse, and looks promising. These races are sponsored by Mr R Stuart Jervis and Mr & Mrs M Eldridge.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Location is Kenton, nr Exeter of A380. EX6 8HR.

Entrance is £10 per person up to £30 per car. Pedestrians £10.

Useful Information:

Met Office 5 day forecast: Exe Estuary, 2.7 miles from EX6 8HR at the same altitude

BBC Travel News: Devon

Related Articles:
[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Mid Devon” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2014-15 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

REPORT: BLACK FOREST CLUB POINT-TO-POINT – 30 NOV 2014

Website_Report_Banner
WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

THE current Devon & Cornwall title holder Robbie Henderson started the new campaign in great style with a first and last race double as the new British season got under way at Black Forest Lodge.

Perfect ground, blue skies and a good crowd heralded the opening meeting, and 25-year-old Henderson lost little time in defence of his title when steering Jepeck to victory in the opener.

This Dulverton Farmers qualified five-year-old looked the paddock pick of the 15 runners and ran on strongly from the second last to hold Captain Camelot and Loves Blind. with the Will Biddick ridden favourite High Priority well held in fourth. The winner is owned by John Pike and trained by Kayley Woollacott, who has her 23-strong string, “pretty forward.” “He hung right when placed in a Uttoxeter bumper for Richard (Woollacott) and it was decided that he should go pointing and would appreciate a right hand course”, explained Kayley.

Robbie Henderson completed his double in the Intermediate with a very easy win on The Mythologist, owned by his parents Guy and Sophie, and trained by Guy near Shaftesbury, Dorset. An imposing chestnut by Derby winner Motivator, the winner won both his English point-to-points last season and made all the running to score easing down here. “He is progressing nicely,” said Guy, who is due to take up his new role as Ascot chief executive in the New Year. When asked about the front running tactics Guy said with a smile, “when the horse box ramp goes down I leave it all to the jockey.”

Glacial Oscar made a bold bid to give Robbie Henderson a treble in the Restricted. This family owned six-year-old raced neck and neck with Raffa, but got the penultimate fence all wrong, unseating the jockey and leaving Raffa (John Mathias) well in control. The Taunton Vale qualified Raffa is a Milan gelding, home bred by Lucy Fielding-Johnson, who owns the seven-year-old in conjunction with “Ces” Mitford-Slade. “He is straightforward, game and honest and I train him on his own,” explained Ces. The owners run the Pontispool Equine Sports centre at Norton Fitzwarren near Taunton, and sponsor jockey John Mathias. “His blunder at the last was jockey error. He was flat out but I knew he would run to the line,” reported the rider.

The useful hunter-chaser Penmore Mill started odds-on to win the Mixed Open, but could only finish third behind 12-1 outsider Baresi and Gale Force Oscar in a driving finish. Despite winning over hurdles and fences in Ireland and earning a rating of 135, punters overlooked this nine-year-old, another winner sired by Milan. Mike Hawker trains the gelding for a five-strong group called The Dog Foxes, and he was well ridden by his nephew Rob. “We bought him at Doncaster in September without looking at another horse. He had got too high in the handicap in Ireland,” said the trainer.

Whenharrymetsally continued her upward curve when just holding off the Warwickshire challenger Killimore Cottage in the fastest time of the day in the Club Members event. This six-year-old King’s Theatre mare was scoring for the fourth time in succession. She was bought as a four-year-old at Fairyhouse by her trainer Keith Cumings on behalf of owners Andrew and Hannah Broggio. “She stays and stays and will make a lovely brood mare eventually,” said the Bishops Nympton trainer. The mare proved a welcome change of luck for her jockey Matt Hampton on his first ride back from injury. “I had a plate inserted after breaking my collarbone in a fall at Holnicote in 2013 and bent the plate when I broke my collarbone again in a fall at Bratton Down this May. I had another operation when my shoulder had to be re-plated.” reported the 23-year-old jockey who is assistant trainer to Victor Dartnall in North Devon.

A healthy total of 84 runners contested the seven races, with a dozen facing the starter in each of the 3 miles Maidens. Icthec took the first division for owner Martin Rice and jockey Peter Mason, who also trains the seven-year-old at Ablington. The Heythrop gelding was runner up in this race last year when his season was curtailed with a pelvic injury. “He had physio to correct his pelvis and is much more relaxed now,” reported connections.

Welsh stables rarely leave this track empty handed, and Railway Benefit obliged under a good ride from Nick Williams in the second Maiden. This ex-Irish six-year-old  by Beneficial is owned by Steve Whistance  and trained by Gareth Moore at Pyle near Bridgend. “I bought him out of the ring for 1500 euros at Tattersalls, Ireland in August. He was lame then and everything was wrong with him – sacro iliac joint, ulcers, hock, you name it,” said the owner. His yard has done well to bring him to the races looking sound and fit.

RESULTS

Results of the Black Forest Club meeting

VIDEO

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: Marcus Bath, Alun Sedgemore, Brian Armstrong, and Tim Holt

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 14th December, Cornwall Club Point-To-Point, Royal Cornwall Showground.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

RESULTS: BLACK FOREST CLUB AT BLACK FOREST LODGE 30TH NOVEMBER 2014

Website_Results_Banner

Going: Good to Soft

Open Maiden 4 & 5 Year Olds only 2m 4f (Sponsor: Dyson, Quaintance & Strange)

1 Jepeck (R Henderson) 5-2 held up, led 2 out, ro well

2 Captain Camelot (J Mathias) 8-1 prom, led apprg 3 out, hdd next, no ex apprg last

3 Loves Blind (W Hickman) 20-1 alwys prom, disp ld 5 out, outpaced 3 out, kept on flat

15 ran; 7l; neck;  5 mins 39 secs

Owner: J Pike; Trainer: Kayley Woollacott

 

Club Members (Chris Webber Memorial – sponsor Mrs A Webber)

1 Whenharrymetsally (M Hampton) 6-1 good hdwy 4 out, led 3 out, hard pressed but held on well flat

2 Killimore Cottage (T Ellis) 3-1 made most til 3 out, rallied apprg last, just held

3 Mic’s Delight (Miss J Davenport) 25-1 chased ldrs from 14 th, ev chance 3 out, no ex apprg last

11 ran; head; 6l;  6m 13s

Owner: Mr & Mrs A Broggio; Trainer: Keith Cumings

 

Restricted (Heltor)

1 Raffa (J Mathias) 3-1  handy, cl 2nd 13, disp ld when left clr 2 out, mstk last, kept on flat

2 Bob the Butcher(B Gibbs) 6-1 midfield, hdwy 12th, cl 3rd 15th, left 2nd 2 out, not reach wnr

3 Testoftime (R Hawker) 10-1 sn prom, led 10 th  til 4 out, faded 2 out

15 ran; 3l; 20l;  6m 20s

Owner; L Fielding-Johnson & R Mitford-Slade; Trainer R Mitford Slade

 

Mixed Open (Strutt & Parker, Exeter)

1 Baresi (R Hawker) 12-1 smooth hdwy 4 out, challd 3 out, led next, dvn out

2 Gale Force Oscar (Miss B Hampson) 5-1 not alwys fluent, tracked ldrs 3 out, stayed on well & closing at finish

3 Penmore Mill (T Ellis) 10-11 fav led 5 out til after 3 out, held from next

9 ran; 1 1/2l; 2l;  6m 22s

Owner: The Dog Foxes Club; Trainer: M Hawker

 

Open Maiden Div 1 (J Edward Sellars)

1 Icthec (P Mason) 7-1 led after half way, forged clr 3 out, pushed out

2 Kims Quest (D Skelly) 7-1 in touch, chased wnr  from 3 out, kept on

3 Way Before Dawn (Miss L Tickle) 5-2 fav handy, not reach ldrs from 2 out, better for race

12 ran: 4l; 5l;  6m 28s

Owner: M Rice; Trainer P Mason

 

Open Maiden Div 2 (Silverton Hunt Supporters)

1 Railway Benefit (N Williams) 6-4 fav  tk ld 4 out, stayed on strongly

2 General Girling (P Thomas) 8-1 hdwy 4 out, effort next, went 2nd 2 out, no ch wnr

3 Waitnc (R Henderson) 2-1 good hdwy 4 out, in touch 2 out, no ex, promising

12 ran; 10l; 8l;  6m 27s

Owner: S Whinstance; Trainer G J Moore

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 The Mythologist (R Henderson) 4-5 fav made all, clr 2 out, easily, impressive

2 Mister Teddy (T Ellis) 11-4 chased wnr, wknd 2 out, better for race

3 Supreme Danehill (D Edwards) 6-1 stayed on steadily clsg stgs, do better

10 ran; 1 3/4l; 6l;  6m 26s

Owner; Mr & Mrs G Henderson; Trainer: G Henderson

 

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

Related Articles:
[display-posts taxonomy=”category” tax_term=”Black Forest Club” taxonomy_2=”category” tax_2_term=”2014-15 Season”]

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.