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ENTRIES: TIVERTON STAGHOUNDS POINT-TO-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN ON SUNDAY 6TH JUNE 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point. The fixture is open to all zones and will have a crowd limit of 1500 people, it will be live streamed and telephone betting is available, see below for details.

RaceStart timeLink to Exmoor entries and form for race
1st 14:00Winston Pincombe Land Rovers Members Race
2nd14:35Riverside Caravan Park Open Maiden Race
3rd15:10Saul Kidston, Exmoor Hay & Straw Ltd Intermediate Race
4th15:45Men’s Open Race
5th16:20Greenslade Taylor Hunt Ladies Open Race
6th16:55Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Ltd Restricted Race
Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point Races

Bratton Down Going Updates

Thursday 3rd June 9.00am

Thursday Morning – The going at Bratton Down is good, good to firm. The course has been moved to fresh ground where necessary.

Monday 31st May 9.00am

Monday Morning – The going at Bratton Down is good.  The course will be moved to fresh ground where necessary. The forecast looks promising for this to be maintained.

Friday 28th 8.00am

Friday Morning, after a lovely day the going at Bratton Down is now predominately good, with good to soft in places.

Tiverton Staghounds Spectator tickets

Tickets will be available via the www.pointtopoint.co.uk website, there is a fee of £15 which includes a racecard.

  • Children under 16 go free but must apply for an e-ticket.
  • Social distancing still must be adhered to at all times.
  • Spectator ticket sales close at 6PM on Saturday 5th June
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With on site bar, bookies and trade stands, it will be great to get this outdoor event back on track in the beautiful picnic location, which has a back drop view of Exmoor to enjoy.

Postcode for the course is EX31 45G

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract:

The final meeting of the Devon & Cornwall 2020-2021 Point-to-Point season takes place this coming Sunday when the Tiverton Staghounds stage their meeting at the Bratton Down track, which boasts a stunning backdrop view of Exmoor.

Over 110 entries have been received for the six races on offer, and with 27 entered in the open maiden, this race could well be divided on the day.

Hat’s off to all the trainers together with their teams who have produced these horses in tip top condition, also owners who have stood by these stunning animals during strict Covid lockdown conditions to compete at the course. The action starts at 2pm.

There will be on course facilities bar, food stands, bookies and many trade stands, providing a great day out in the country for all the family. e-tickets can be obtained via visiting https://pointingdc.co.uk. Under 16’s go free but must also apply for a ticket.

Course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming EX31 4SG

Tiverton Staghounds Live Stream

Live streaming of the races with race commentary and all day presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght is on offer for the eight Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 2.00pm with the first of the races.

There is a fee of £10 plus a small Eventbrite admin fee to view the race meeting, which is the same cost as if you attended as a spectator, and the sport needs the income from live streaming to ensure its future.

Tiverton Staghounds Telephone Betting

Some bookmakers will be offering a betting service by phoning them and opening up an account.

For those spectators wanting to place a bet, the contact numbers to register are 07711 298746 for Richard Pittard and 07810 775119 for Dave Phillips. The deadline to register for bets at this event is one hour before racing commences.

Full details will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website at Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

Tiverton Staghounds Green and Amber zone entry tickets

Participants, officials and Owners (Green Zone), and spectators (Amber Zone) will need to apply for tickets and complete a health declaration to be allowed to enter the course.

The tickets and the latest information required for accessing the course on the day can be obtained from https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

TIVERTON STAGHOUNDS ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=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 entries at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2019/20 form from 2018/19 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2017/18 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.

Race 1 – Winston Pincombe Land Rovers Members Race

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
14p//-86u2ALTERNATIF (FR)38Annabelle Bacon
2*3532-pu3BROUGHTONS RHYTHM36Bronwen Hurley
3321/2-83ffDR RHYTHM (IRE)38Keith Cumings
44/32-4222HONEST OPINION (IRE)34Dean Summersby
51/p-pppppLAWSONS THORNS (IRE)30Mike Vanstone
6u3p/p/-46ON YOUR MAX33Louise Kittow
78463-2f7pOSCAR LANTERN (IRE)38Rebecca Branton
8361p/-p26PANCRACE (FR)37Teresa Clark
912/-pp66pTOP CHIEF36?Stuart Sampson

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract

The Winston Pincombe Land Rovers-sponsored opening Members race could go the way of  Alternative for young Otis Morgan to ride and follow up on their second at Cothelstone.  Broughton’s Rythm looks to be another who could run well here and improve on his third at the meeting last weekend for trainer Bronwen Hurley.


Race 2 – Riverside Caravan Park Open Maiden Race

RACE 2FormNameRatingTRAINERS
144/6-ALPINE ROCK (IRE)NRGary Barber
2-35BENNYS MIRACLE (IRE)18Teresa Clark
3/p-p33p4BORROWED AND BLUE(IRE)29Martin Wanless
442/3-5p25BUSINESSMAN (IRE)33Leslie Jefford
5-R318CRAVEN BAY (IRE)35Alan Hill
6-bDAISY YEATS00?Sarah Prouse
7p//p-3343EASTERN PROMISES29Ed Hitch
83/-pELUSIVE PACKAGE (IRE)00?Stephen Wiles
9p2ff3-336EVRON (FR)30Neil McLean
1094p/p-FUN DE NUIT (FR)0Gareth Moore
114/*7p-pFUSIONICE (FR)0Matthew Hampton
1204-0GET ON RON12Victoria Sleep
13-4p4HANDS FACE SPACE (IRE)26+Francesca Nimmo
144/32-4222HONEST OPINION (IRE)34Dean Summersby
15/5/p-9pISLAND TYPHOON (IRE)12Zoe Hawkins
16#NAME?LAST OF THE DRUIDS0Robert Chanin
172p/44-2pLOODEEN (IRE)32?Brooke Gardener-Wollen
18/pp-p2up5MAD FOR ACTION (IRE)26?Abigail Lewis
1953/7-454MILLSTONE17Tom Ellis
20-34NUOVA VITA28Edward Walker
21*990-RIVER LLYNFI (IRE)NRDavid Brace
223/p-4c2ROC THE BOAT27Jennifer Boucher
235ppu2ppuSPIVEY COVE31?Arron Butterfield
24p-4ppTOP CLICHE25Jill Dennis
2546-up444VIC THE VANDEL17Fred Hutsby
26p/f2p9/-2pWHAT A BUG20?Sarah Prouse
27*96708-cpWISE GARDEN (FR)0Danielle Kenealy

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract

The maiden race holds 27 entries and could well be divided on the day. Just some of those having shown promise are Businessman, Craven Bay, Eastern Promise, Honest Opinion and What A Bug.


Race 3 – Saul Kidston, Exmoor Hay & Straw Ltd Intermediate Race

RACE 3FormNameRatingTRAINERS
134-f8113AHEAD OF THE GAME (IRE)37Jason Warner
22/fp2-623AWESOME TUNES (IRE)38Ryan Chapman
3/p-p33p4BORROWED AND BLUE(IRE)29Martin Wanless
424/pr-pppBRANDY AND RED (IRE)30?Robert Harraway
541432/-p4COME ON JOEY (IRE)35Roy Smith
6-PP61444COTTAGE ROSE37John Heard
74/p43-631DANCING DAVE (IRE)39Ed Walker
8321/2-83ffDR RHYTHM (IRE)38Keith Cumings
9p5pp7//-5DRIFTWOOD PRIDE (IRE)33Jane Western
10u1p-u5u5FARAWAY STAR35Tracey Williams
11*7ppp-4prFLEUR DU POMMIER33Harriet Waight
1200/11-123FRENCH PIECE40Luke Price
136-ppp612IMOGENS THUNDER (IRE)40Mary Tory
14pp3-2111LARGY MOUNTAIN41+Francesca Nimmo
151/p-u30ppMASTER HIDE (IRE)25?Jane Allfrey
16441-p455PRINCE OF POETS36?Lucy Mager
1765u/1-pp1RIEN DU TOUT (IRE)37Charlotte Budd
1845//23/-56SQUIRRELL ESQUIRE33?Celia Plunkett
197/32-7p15THE KITCHENMECANIC34Teresa Clark

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract

Whilst the Exmoor Hay and Straw-sponsored Intermediate race could see Imogen’s Thunder reproduce his form from the previous meeting here when running a close second under promising young jockey Charlie Sprake. Another catching the eye is Largy Mountain, having won three on the bounce for the Fran Nimmo team and is an option for leading gentleman jockey James King.


Race 4 – Men’s Open Race

RACE 4FormNameRatingTRAINERS
14p//-86u2ALTERNATIF (FR)38Annabelle Bacon
228/7-32p1BLAIRS COVE41Luke Price
313-p2121BRIDGE OF SPIES (IRE)41George Beilby
45/11-1p22CHAMERON (FR)44Sam Loxton
534641562ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40John Heard
612212/p-7GINGILI38?Daniel Adams
76-ppp612IMOGENS THUNDER (IRE)40Mary Tory
864/pp-4p0KILRONAN CASTLE24Martin Sweetland
90/7p9-1p1LOS ALAMOS (IRE)42Luke Price
1021/-R2pp6MIXBOY (FR)35?Melanie Dixon
111/33-5p0pNAMAKO (FR)38?Alan Hill
1222/5p534PHOENIX ROCK (IRE)34Gary Barber
13/-pR2p12RIVER MYTH41Stuart Sampson
1412/4p-52pSILVERGROVE37Alexandra Dunn
15/p1-51111THUMB STONE BLUES (IRE)45James King
1614/6-p54uTREE SPARROW37?Camilla Scott
171/41-425pTUFF NANO (IRE)40?Teresa Clark

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract

Both the Greenslade Taylor Hunt-sponsored Ladies Open and the Men’s Open races have received top entries from around the country. These include Moscow Prices (Lucy Mager), Board Of Trade (Ed Walker), Fox Valley (Tom Ellis) and Summer Sounds for the Fran Nimmo team,  all holding claims in the Ladies race. Whilst in the Men’s Open recent winner Thumb Stone Blues another from the Fran Nimmo team could provide another thrilling battle between him under jockey James King and Chameron for either Jack Andrews or Ben Sutton to ride, With the previous two mentioned also holding entries at the Garthorpe meeting on Saturday, this could leave the race open for Bridge of Spies  to follow up on his impressive win at last Saturday’s meeting under top Novice jockey Conor Houlihan.


Race 5 – Greenslade Taylor Hunt Ladies Open Race

RACE 5FormNameRatingTRAINERS
1/53-6ppppBANKHALL (IRE)30?Emma Jones
26-504214BOARD OF TRADE42Edward Walker
39/-uu505pDESERT ROE (IRE)29Jonathan Tudor
434641562ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40John Heard
51262-11sFOX VALLEY (IRE)41Tom Ellis
6p4-f6112GENERAL ARROW (IRE)42Tom Ellis
7/73p-875GOODTOKNOW35Jordan Devlin
8-1133231HAWKHURST (IRE)42Alan Hill
9/p/-p86p8JUNGLE LEGEND24Gary Barber
10/p-5p3244KILLINEY COURT (IRE)36Philip Rowley
110/7p9-1p1LOS ALAMOS (IRE)42Luke Price
123/11/-p353MAHLER STYLE (IRE)37Alan Walter
13/24-51441MOSCOW PRICES (IRE)41Lucy Mager
14/p316p/-fpMOUNTAIN CLICHE37Nick Dawe
151111/-745PURPLE ‘N GOLD40?Leslie Jefford
165/p34-2p3QUINTO38Holly-Anne Drowne
172p/343-ppSTAGE ONE (IRE)36?Alan Hill
183-0p2115SUMMER SOUNDS (IRE)43Francesca Nimmo
19p4p-p238THEATRE EVENING (IRE)35Meisha Micklewright
20/0623-p47TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Elizabeth Scott
21/82p/-p21WOTZIZNAME (IRE)42+Sarah Gould

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract

Both the Greenslade Taylor Hunt-sponsored Ladies Open and the Men’s Open races have received top entries from around the country. These include Moscow Prices (Lucy Mager), Board Of Trade (Ed Walker), Fox Valley (Tom Ellis) and Summer Sounds for the Fran Nimmo team,  all holding claims in the Ladies race. Whilst in the Men’s Open recent winner Thumb Stone Blues another from the Fran Nimmo team could provide another thrilling battle between him under jockey James King and Chameron for either Jack Andrews or Ben Sutton to ride, With the previous two mentioned also holding entries at the Garthorpe meeting on Saturday, this could leave the race open for Bridge of Spies  to follow up on his impressive win at last Saturday’s meeting under top Novice jockey Conor Houlihan.


Race 6 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Company Ltd Restricted Race

RACE 6FormNameRatingTRAINERS
151u4/u-ppACCORDINI31Philip Rowley
242/3-5p25BUSINESSMAN (IRE)33Leslie Jefford
3/655-6pp6CHARLIE PAPA LIMA (IRE)31Tracy Williams
4-bDAISY YEATS00?Sarah Prouse
51-p2pDIRECT FLIGHT (IRE)32Nigel Padfield
6/p-p42144EDABEAN (IRE)36Jason Warner
7*/58-216FAN CLUB AULMES (FR)34Francesca Nimmo
8203/-p1pFINLEY’S EYES(IRE)27Luke Price
9-PPP1JIMMY SNIPE34+Danielle Kenealy
10p4-pp132LUCKY LUCARNO35Martin Wanless
11p/u31-f25O’FAOLAINS LAD (IRE)33Stuart Penny
1231p/2p-ppTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)32Charlotte Budd
1322/4-p155THE DARTMOOR ROSE34Charlotte Rowe
147/32-7p15THE KITCHENMECANIC34Teresa Clark
15*777p-p1pTHE ROSARY FLYER (IRE)33Tom Ellis
16/0623-p47TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Elizabeth Scott
172/pp-ppppWILD GINGER28?John Crew

Tiverton Staghounds Preview extract

Those catching the eye in the Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored Restricted race are Fan Club Aulmer after his win at Mollington, The Kitchen Mechanic (Teresa Clark) and Lucky Lucarno for the Martin Wanless team.



Photo Credits: Megan Cobley Photography; Athwenna Irons/WMN

RESULTS- SOUTH TETCOTT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON 31ST MAY 2021

GOING: GOOD, GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES

CONDITIONS (SPONSOR RACE HILL GARAGE)

  1. Definite Dilemma (Conor Houlihan) evens fav prom, led two out, stayed on well
  2. Party Tunes (Darren Edwards) 9-4 disputed lead til two out, no extra flat
  3. Anolysee Moriniere (Isaac Buncle) 50-1 prog 14th, went 3rd two out, kept on

12 ran; 8l; 1 1/2l; 6m 31s

RESTRICTED (COODES SOLICITORS)

  1. Twig (Beau Morgan) 3-1 well in touch, led apprg last, ran on well
  2. Russian Invasion (Darren Edwards) 2-1 fav led til apprg last, no extra flat
  3. Aclassagold (Conor Houlihan) 3-1 every chance three out, gradually wknd

9 ran; 4 1/2l;;10l; 6m 35s

MIXED OPEN (SIMPKINS EDWARDS)

  1. Honest Deed (Darren Edwards) 11-8 fav made most, stayed on gamely
  2. Eric The Third (Darren Andrews) 6-1 effort three out, kept on
  3. Master Dancer (Chloe Emsley) 11-4 3rd from three out, alwys held

5 ran; 1 3/4l; 10l; 6m 37s

MIXED OPEN NOVICE RIDERS (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY)

  1. Gentleman Farmer (Conor Houlihan) 7-2 made all, unchallenged
  2. Always on the Run (Conor Baker) 25-1 well held from three out, snatched 2nd on line
  3. Static Jack (Michael Treneer) evens fav hdwy 14th, short lived effort three out, no extra

5 ran; distance; short head; 6m 30s

MAIDEN CONDITIONS (PRJ ENGINEERING)

  1. Elusive Intentions (Darren Andrews) 10-1 led from 7th, held on well
  2. Honest Opinion (Darren Edwards) 2-1 fav sustained chall from three out, no extra nr finish
  3. Riding Shotgun (Natalie Parker) 4-1 good hdwy 15th, effort three out, grad wknd

11 ran; 2 3/4l; 5l; 6m 34s

OPEN MAIDEN 2M 4F (FC CLEANING SYSTEMS)

  1. Bon Calvados (Darren Edwards) 11-8 fav led from 6th, keen hold, mistakes, ran on
  2. Roc the Boat (Vinny Webster) 11-4 chased wnr bad mstk two out, no extra
  3. Midnight Jitterbug (Finn Lambert) 8-1 hdwy 15th, wknd two out

7 ran; 10l; 6l; 5m 28s

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

Preview: Tiverton Staghounds POINT-TO-POINT AT Bratton Down ON Sunday, 6TH June 2021

The final meeting of the Devon & Cornwall 2020-2021 Point-to-Point season takes place this coming Sunday when the Tiverton Staghounds stage their meeting at the Bratton Down track, which boasts a stunning backdrop view of Exmoor.

Over 110 entries have been received for the six races on offer, and with 27 entered in the open maiden, this race could well be divided on the day.

Both the Greenslade Taylor Hunt-sponsored Ladies Open and the Men’s Open races have received top entries from around the country. These include Moscow Prices (Lucy Mager), Board Of Trade (Ed Walker), Fox Valley (Tom Ellis) and Summer Sounds for the Fran Nimmo team,  all holding claims in the Ladies race. Whilst in the Men’s Open recent winner Thumb Stone Blues another from the Fran Nimmo team could provide another thrilling battle between him under jockey James King and Chameron for either Jack Andrews or Ben Sutton to ride, With the previous two mentioned also holding entries at the Garthorpe meeting on Saturday, this could leave the race open for Bridge of Spies  to follow up on his impressive win at last Saturday’s meeting under top Novice jockey Conor Houlihan.

The Covid Race tgether with DSSH-sponsored opening Members race could go the way of  Alternative for young Otis Morgan to ride and follow up on their second at Cothelstone.  Broughton’s Rythm looks to be another who could run well here and improve on his third at the meeting last weekend for trainer Bronwen Hurley.

Those catching the eye in the Totnes & Bridgetown-sponsored Restricted race are Fan Club Aulmer after his win at Mollington, The Kitchen Mechanic (Teresa Clark) and Lucky Lucarno for the Martin Wanless team.

Whilst the Exmoor Hay and Straw-sponsored Intermediate race could see Imogen’s Thunder reproduce his form from the previous meeting here when running a close second under promising young jockey Charlie Sprake. Another catching the eye is Largy Mountain, having won three on the bounce for the Fran Nimmo team and is an option for leading gentleman jockey James King.

The maiden race holds 27 entries and could well be divided on the day. Just some of those having shown promise are Businessman, Craven Bay, Eastern Promise, Honest Opinion and What A Bug. Hat’s off to all the trainers together with their teams who have produced these horses in tip top condition, also owners who have stood by these stunning animals during strict Covid lockdown conditions to compete at the course.

The action starts at 2pm. Tickets can only be obtained prior to the event, via SPECTATOR TICKETS or the Point-to-Point Racing Co website. Children under 16 go free but must apply for ticket online. On course facilities are Bar, bookies hot food and refreshments and trade stands.

There will also be a Tiverton Staghounds live-stream, tickets for which can be bought through eventbrite.

Betting can be accessed by phoning either Richard Pittard 07711298746 or Dave Phillips on 07810775119.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

Cover Photo Credit: Athwenna Irons/WMN

ENTRIES: SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS ON BANK MONDAY 31ST MAY 2021

These are the entries for the South Tetcott Point-To-Point. This fixture will welcome the return of the paying public, being granted a spectator capacity of 1000. The fixture will also be live streamed see below for details.

RaceStart timeLink to South Tetcott entries and form for race
PR 12:30 Pony Races
1st14:00Race Hill Garage Conditions (Lvl2) Race
2nd14:35Coodes Restricted Race
3rd15:10Simpkins-Edwards Mixed Open Race
4th15:45Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders Race
5th16:20PRJ Engineering Conditions Race
6th16:55FC Cleaning systems Race
South Tetcott Pony and Point-To-Point Races

South Tetcott Preview extract:

Pony racing heads up the action at The South Tetcott meeting at Upcott Cross this coming Monday at 12 noon, followed by the main six race card at 2pm which has attracted over 100 entries and will be a great way to round off the bank holiday weekend.

South Tetcott Course Updates:

Wednesday 26th May at 9:55

Going as at 9.55, 26 May, after rain over the last few days the ground is still soft, dryer weather is now forecast until Monday.

Saturday 22th 2pm

Upcott Cross going update: Soft. Drying weather during the week ahead, will maintain for Good ground on race day.

South Tetcott Spectator tickets

Tickets will be available via the www.pointtopoint.co.uk website, there is a fee of £15 which includes a racecard. .

  • Children under 16 go free but must apply for an e-ticket.
  • Social distancing still must be adhered to at all times.
  • Spectator ticket sales close at 6PM on Sunday 30th May
https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/point-to-point-uk/

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

Course is located at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction EX21 5AE.

South Tetcott Live Stream

Live streaming of the Point-To-Point races with race commentary and presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght is on offer for the six Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 12.45 before the first of the pony races at 12:30.

The live stream will start at 12:00, for the first of the pony races at 12:30, commentary will be available for the pony racing.

There is a fee of £10 plus a small Eventbrite admin fee to view the race meeting.

South Tetcott Restricted access zone entry tickets

Participants and owners will need to apply for tickets and complete a health declaration to be allowed to enter the course.

The tickets and the latest information required for accessing the course on the day can be obtained from https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

South Tetcott ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=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 entries at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2019/20 form from 2018/19 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2017/18 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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Pony Races

138cm Pony Race

138cm (m 8f ) OPENPonyEntered
1Antsar PeeptoeJacob Robinson
2ChurchillMyrtle Scudamore
3Little ReplacementKatherine Sprake
4Maesteg RuthMargot Scudamore
5Menedh Jumping Jack FlashArchie Pearse
6NomoranunJack Dace
7Oh My DaysLevi Williams
8Tealson TopicDewi John Haddock
9Tullibards Little LegendRuby Price
10Willow The Wisp 111Rian Corcoran
RDowhills Master AlfieEvie Coe
RFelicity (2)Lily French
RDeehaven ChipmunkSophie Flynn

148cm Pony Race

148cm (m 12f ) OPENPonyEntered
1Acamis Ibn MontrozeSantino Graziano
2Annie R U OkTaylor Fisher
3Beside The SeaFrank Davis
4Broadgrove Royal GiftElla Stephens
5CalypsoTamara King
6Class Act AnnieFreddie Gingell
7Flo TinawayMegan Ridsdale
8Gulliver IvMiley Jenkins
9Heavenly RoseHenry Pugh
10Indian RiverHolly Flynn
RSeal The DealElijah Lynch
RMallow RoyaleEdward Vaughan
RTommyHarrison Day
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Race 1 – Race Hill Garage Conditions (Lvl 2) Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p/fp-p3puANOLYSSE MORINIERE (FR)32French NHFlat & hurdle winner(2m2f) 2015/16;8L 3rd to Eric The Third in Trebudannon Condi(late headway)
2351-3332CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)41Won Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & sh hd 2nd (headed line) Eggesford Intem ; best soft;stays well
341432/-p4COME ON JOEY (IRE)36Won N.Corn maiden & Lamerton Rest (20/1) 22L 4th to Port O’Clock in Trebudannon Cond; acts gd/soft
42-pp6144COTTAGE ROSE38Dam won 7Ptps; Won  maiden 2020 & Flete Rest;14L 4th to Largy Mountain Bratton Rest (stayed on well) gd/soft
5/232422DEFINITE DILEMMA (IRE)42Dual Irish Ptp winner 2018;placed Chases in March;1L 2nd to Sir Mangan & 21L 2nd in Hunterchase;chances
6-3464156ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40Won 7NH Races(4 Chases) Beat Awesome Tunes 2L in Trebudannon Conds;last in DulWest 4m Open (ran wide)
7112/4-1pHADMEATHELLO (IRE)41Won 3 Ptps;Beat Bingo Star7L in Dingle Conds(stays on well) pu Cheltenham Hunterchase latest;acts good
83/4fp-u6pHOW ABOUT IT (IRE)36Won 2 NH & 3 Ptps(Inc Open) acts any; 31L 6th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds 30th Mar(weak 3 out)
961/28-146JOURNEY JUICE37Won Maiden/Rest 2019;Won  Members & 13L 4th Flete Park Conds;15L 6th to Minim Mouse in Bratton Conds
105/7-585p7KILCREA BRIDGE35Won Maiden & Exeter 3m chase 2018; acts gd/heavy; 8L 7th to Master Sunrise in Edgcote Club ; one paced
114ppp-p65LOMACHENKO (IRE)27Won 2m4f Maiden hurdle Dec 2018; 28L 5th to Famous Clermont in Cothelstone Conds; acts on any
1268463-2f7OSCAR LANTERN (IRE)38Ex Irish;Won 2NH; 5L 2nd to More Bucks Maisemore Conds & 24L 7th to Wotzizname Bratton Conds;one paced
13p361p/-p2PANCRACE (FR)37Won 3 Ptps 2018/19(maiden-Conds); acts good/firm;fair 12L 2nd to Where’s Wilma in Upcott Interm
14pu/22-311PARTY TUNES (IRE)39+24L 4th Irish maiden 2019;20L winner Trebudannon  Maiden & beat Man of Means in 5L Upcott Rest;improving
153/fp-8861fSYRACUSE’S DREAM (FR)39Won 4 Ptps(Dual Flete winner) best stiff tracks; beat Board of Trade 2 1/2L in Flete Conditions ; act on any
16pp/42-203TALK OF THE SOUTH (IRE)40Won 3 NH(3m5f Chase 2018)1L 2nd to Skylander in Members & 4L 3rd to Minim Mouse Bratton Conds; acts any
1724/32-22pTHE DAPPER FOX40?Won 8 Ptps;won 3m6f Conds;1L 2nd to Crown of Thorns in Cherrybrook Conds 3rd; pu 4m Flete Open
18u14/12-13THE ROESTONE (IRE)40Won 4 Ptps;beat Bridge of Spies Cherrybrook InterM (head) & 12L 3rd to Raddon Top Upcott Conds;acts any

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This fast relatively flat track will provide some exciting competitive racing and the opening Conditions Race Hill Garage-sponsored race has hot entries, such as Party Tunes another for the Dean Summersby team under jockey Darren Edwards. Definate Dilema is one out of the Will Biddick yard who looks to be a runner at Stratford for jockey Conor Houlihan, but if running here would be definitely dangerous. Hadmeathehello ia another to mention who could battle it out if the latter doesn’t run at the Bratton meeting on Saturday

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Race 2 – Coodes Restricted Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p2-5223ACLASSAGOLD (IRE)38Irish Maiden winner 2018;Runner up in 4 Resticteds 2020/21; 1/2L 3rd Grafton Rest(kiept on) chances here
25/3/4-p1DON’T ASK US (IRE)3522L 3rd in Barbury Maiden won by Nobodydoesitbetter 2019; Left clear at last in Upcott maiden; acts gd/soft
3p/p-p4214EDABEAN (IRE)36Modest Hurdler 2018/19;beat Walk In Clover 2L Edgcote Maiden; 1 1/2L 4th Dul West Rest (kept on) chances
4p1/-p6pu2EOLE D’UN REGARD (FR)37Ex French;Won 2m4f maiden 2019;1/2L 2nd in Bratton Rest (headed runin) won by Dancing Dave; acts any
5*6531//-ppHONOURBOUND (IRE)12Won Ffos Las 1m4f Flat race 2018 (gd/Soft) Pulled up 3 out in Trebudannon Rest & 2out in Eggesford Rest
6/1p3-4366MACCA’S STOWAWAY (IRE)34Won Maiden 2019;17L 3rd in Trebudannon Rest & 13L 6th to Dancing Dave in Bratton Rest; more required here
7/1p-*0033MINELLA BEAG (IRE)37+Dam won hurdle;Won Mares maiden; 1L 3rd Dulverton West Rest(Stayed on well) ;acts soft/heavy; Chances
846/*9703PRINCESS ROANIA (IRE)33NHFlat & Flat winner 2015/16;3L 2nd hurdle 2017; acts soft/heavy;21L 3rd to Gats And Co in Holnicote Rest
9/uppp/-p1RISK AND CO (FR)34+1L 2nd NHFlat & 11L 3rd of 3 in hurdle 2018; beat Coastal Capers 6L in Cothelstone 2m4f Maiden; acts gd/soft
102*7/p0-12RUSSIAN INVASION (IRE)35Left clear 3 out Trebudannon Maiden & 6L 2nd to Gats And Co in Holnicote Rest (2m 4f) acts on any;EW chances
1131p/2p-pTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)34Won Banwell maiden(20L gd/firm 2019) 2L 2nd to No Limitations Badbury Rest 2020; Pu 3 out Spooners Rest
126p41/-ppTARA SNIPE29Dam won 17 Ptps;won 2m4 Trebudannon 2m4f maiden 2019; acts gd/soft ;pu 3 out Trebudannon Rest
1337/32-7p1THE KITCHENMECANIC35Placed 3 Irish maidens 2019; beat Jasmin des Bordes 3/4L in Cothelstone Maiden ; acts on good/soft
144/0623-p4TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Irish maiden winner 2018; Neck 2nd Rest 2020; 46L 4th to Gats And Co in Holnicote Rest latest;more require
15*50-314TWIG35Beat Largy Mountain 3L(Triple winner since)Maisemore Maiden; l7L 4th to Party Tunes in Upcott Rest; acts gd

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In the Coodes Insurance-sponsored Restricted race Edabean(Jason Warner), Aclassageld (Martin Wanless) is another outside raider who could go close after his neck third at the Edgecote meeting, where as Don’t Ask Us (Keith Cumings) and Russian Invasion (Dean Summersby) both look good on recent form and could fly the flag for the area.


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Race 3 – Simpkins Edwards Mixed Open Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
15/11-1p22CHAMERON (FR)44Won French;Won Coronation Cup 2020 & Hunterchase;1L 2nd to Thumb Stone Blues Banwell Open; chances
23121-22p3CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)40Won 14 Ptps;1L 2nd Cherrybrook Ladies & 39L 3rd to Diplomate Sivola Holnicote Conds;acts on any
343412/-33CHU CHU PERCY41Won Perth 3m Chase & Dual hurdle winner 2017/18;7L 3rd in Mollington Ladies; acts on gd/heavy
414465/-p3COPAIN DE CLASSE (FR)40Won 5NH(2m2f Chase 2018) pu Ludlow Hunterchase(fav) & 9L 3rd to Famous Clermont Cothelstone Conds
5-3464156ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40Won 7NH Races(4 Chases) Beat Awesome Tunes 2L in Trebudannon Conds;last in DulWest 4m Open (ran wide)
67p/31/p-6GENTLEMAN FARMER33Dam won 4 Ptps;Won 2m4f maiden 2017;lightly raced; 71L 6th to Barney Dwan in Edgcote Mixed Open
732/u-1352HONEST DEED (IRE)41Won 9 Ptps (2017/20) Won Wadebridge Open;4L 2nd to River Myth in Upcott Cross Open; acts any
8/1p5p-171KNOW THE SCORE (IRE)43Won 3NH/Irish Ptp; Won Flete 4mOpen (Beat Ramble On 1L) & Bratton 4m1f Open ; acts gd/soft; chances
9421-4534MASTER DANCER40Won 4 Flat & 2 Hurdles 2013/17;3L 3rd in Chepstow Hunterchase; well beaten latest ; acts on any; one paced
10uup/p-p7pMORE THAN LUCK (IRE)22?Won 2 Hurdles & Chase 2017/18; stays 3m2f+;56L 7th to Robin des People Maisemore Conds ;only recent form
1111/-pR2p1RIVER MYTH42Won 10Ptps;Won Rest/Interm 2018 & Mixed Open 2019; beat Honest Deed 4L in Eggesford Open; may go close
12219-22112SOUTHFIELD THEATRE(IRE)43Won 9NH(Chases) & 7 Ptps;Won Ladies & 2L 2nd to Board of Trade Flete Park Ladies (4m) acts nay.jumps well
13/55puc1uSTAPLE HEAD (IRE)39Won Maiden 2018 & Cothelstone Rest by 15L (jumped right) acts on any;leading when ur 3 out latest
14/p1-51111THUMB STONE BLUES (IRE)45Won 3 NH & 5 Ptps;Won 4 in 2021(Beat Green Winter 8L in Mollington Conds ) stays well; must go close
1511/41-425TUFF NANO (IRE)41Won 5 Ptps(inc Irish maiden);11L 2nd to Marcle Ridge Barbury Open; well behind in Chelteham Hunterchase

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The Simpkins Edwards-sponsored Mixed Open holds good entries with Chameron for trainer Sam Loxton, looking to follow up on his Hunter Chase win at Leicester, and Thumb stone blues who won at this track at the previous meeting under leading gentleman jockey James King if not running at Kingston Blount on Sunday. Southfield Theatre also holds an entry for the Sara Bradstock team and would be highly followed, but holds an entries at Stratford this Friday and Kingston Blount on Sunday, so connections will decide where he is to run.

Race 4 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
14p//-86u2ALTERNATIF (FR)38Won 4 NH/Flat (inc France) Won Larkhill Conditions 2018;5L 2nd to Knight Bachelor Cothelstone Conds
2pp/pp68uALWAYS ON THE RUN (IRE)18Won 4NH (3 Chases) 2015/16;2nd in Hunterchase 2019; well beaten since (in rear whenur 4 out latest)
34u6-37581ANGE DES MALBERAUX (FR)39Won 7NH(4 Chases) 5L 4th Conds Dec 2020;beat Aunty Joan 20L in Edgcote Members (stay on well) acts gd/soft
43p1p-u8u4BALLYHOWNE (IRE)36?Dual Irish Ptp Winner;Won Inter/Conds & Open;42L 4th to Skylanderin Flete Park Cond latest; best watched ?
5351-3332CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)41Won Maiden/Rest;6L 3rd Cherybrook Interm & sh hd 2nd (headed line) Eggesford Intem ; best soft;stays well
614465/-p3COPAIN DE CLASSE (FR)40Won 5NH(2m2f Chase 2018) pu Ludlow Hunterchase(fav) & 9L 3rd to Famous Clermont Cothelstone Conds
77p/31/p-6GENTLEMAN FARMER33Dam won 4 Ptps;Won 2m4f maiden 2017;lightly raced; 71L 6th to Barney Dwan in Edgcote Mixed Open
832/u-1352HONEST DEED (IRE)41Won 9 Ptps (2017/20) Won Wadebridge Open;4L 2nd to River Myth in Upcott Cross Open; acts any
9/d21-341KNIGHT BACHELOR39Won 4NH; Won Open 2019/Conds 2020;beat Alternatif 5L in Cothelstone Conditions Novice Riders; acts gd/soft
10321/-R2ppMIXBOY (FR)35?Won 7NH & 4 Flat (2015/19 ;acts gd/soft;8L 2nd to Florrie Webb in Quantock Members; no show since
113/154/3-pOUR HENRIETTA (IRE)38Won 3 Irish Ptps 2017/18; 2L 3rd S.Dorset Members 2020; front runs; pu last Flete 2m4f Conds(prom to 11th)
12121/p-124RAMBLE ON (IRE)41?Won 10Ptps(inc Opens) 1L 2nd in 4m Flete Open (headed close home) acts on any; moody;may win again
13735-2414ROLLING DYLAN (IRE)40Won 4 NH (2015/18) Beat Bridge of Spies 4L in Holnicote members; 12L 4th in Bratton Conds latest
14/2-121111SIR MANGAN (IRE)44Won 5NH & 4 Ptps;won 4 Conds races this season (bt Amigo 40L in Edgcote Club; easy) acts any ;game
1532p-Ru47SOMEWHERE TO BE (IRE)39Won 2m3f Chase 2018(heavy)2L 2nd Nov riders 2020; 30L 7th to For Rita in Flete Park Conditons
16/55puc1uSTAPLE HEAD (IRE)39Won Maiden 2018 & Cothelstone Rest by 15L (jumped right) acts on any;leading when ur 3 out latest
17*/0076-1pSTATIC JACK (IRE)42Won 4NH & Irish Ptp(3m Hurdle 2019) acts gd/heavy; Beat River Myth 2L Cherrybrook Open(stayed on)
1812/-pp66pTOP CHIEF39Won 4 NH & 7 Ptps;won N.Abbot Chase (3m2f) acts on any; 37L 6th to More Buck’s in Maisemore Conds
19*3428p-3pVIF ARGENT (FR)17Won 9NH (last won 2015) 2nd in hurdle 2018; distant 3rd & pulled up in both starts this season

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The Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders looks to be another thriller, with Honest Deed who won at Wadebridge, and runner-up here at the last meeting for young jockey Charlotte Summersby. Outside raider Sir Mangan for jockey Ben Sutton, who is already on a seasons hat-trick of wins this season should run well again for the Alan Hill team.

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Race 5 – PRJ Engineering Maiden Conditions Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p52pp-32ARACARAS (IRE)32Head 2nd Irish maiden 2019;14L 3rd & 4L 2nd to Hermes du Gouet Eggesford maiden;front runs;EW chances
23/u32-533ARCTIC MILLY32Dam won 3NH;Placed Maidens ; 6L 3rd & 5L 3rd to Jimmy Snipe Bratton Maidens;one paced; consistent
332fp/76-pATTACOTTI (IRE)28?1L 2nd Lamerton Mares Maiden 2018; acts gd/soft;27L 7th & 18L 6th in 2 Maidens 2021; pu 3 out return
4-35BENNYS MIRACLE (IRE)1833L 3rd Trebudannon Maiden (2m 4f) & 29L 5th to Lassue in Cothelstone Maiden(2m4f)may improve;acts any
5/p-p33pBORROWED AND BLUE(IRE)2435L 3rd in Dingley maiden & 7L 3rd to The Kitchenmecanic in Cothelstone maiden when completing; acts any
64/42/3-5p2BUSINESSMAN (IRE)34placed maidens;29L 5th in Ottery Maiden & Sh hd 2nd Bratton maiden (headed post) ; acts gd/soft;chances
738up-34pDA VINCI ROCK26Ex Irish Hurdler/Chaser;acts gd/heavy; 5L 3rd Spooners Maiden & 17L 4th to Dr Time in Flete Park maiden
85u46-p3fELUSIVE INTENTIONS (IRE)27Moderate form in Irish Ptps 2018/19;8L 3rd in Edgecote maiden; Fell heavily 6th latest; front runner
9f/-96p824FESTIVAL DAWN32+Dam won 3 Ptps/NH Chase;Neck 2nd Mollington 2m4f maiden & 4L 4th to Hilnamix in Edgcote Maiden;chances
10*3755-73fFOOTLOOSE24Placed Hurdles 2018; 16L 3rd to Gats And Co Maisemore Park Maiden(weak 2 out); fell 11th latest; gd/firm
114/*7p-pFUSIONICE (FR)08L 4th in Irish maiden 2019;well held in 2 NH races2020;well behnd when pu aft 3 out Eggesford maiden
12p/-ppGOLLY ITS MOLLY0Related to winning pointers; Pulled up on all 3 starts (pu 3 out in Minehead maiden lastest) best watched
132*3/fp-f3fHENRY’S REGIME27Dam won a Ptp;3L 2nd Ptp Flat; 5L 3rd to The Mighty Ash  in Cothelstone maiden & fell 11th lastest
1464/32-422HONEST OPINION (IRE)33Runner up in 3 maidens; 8L 2nd & 4L 2nd to Don’t Ask Us in Upcott Maiden ;knocking on the door;may go close
1503p5-22JASMIN DES BORDES (FR)3412L 2ndin  Larkhilll 2m4f maiden & 3/4L 2nd to the The Kitchenmecanic Cothelstone maiden; acts any; chances
16#NAME?LAST OF THE DRUIDS0Dam won a Maiden;Pulled up on all 3 starts to date  (saddle slipped latest) watching brief here
17/p-p236MYTHICAL PRINCE (IRE)1712L 2nd in Higham maiden & 35L 6th to The Kitchenmecanic Cothelstone (weak 3 out) acts on any;
180-44RIDING SHOTGUN (IRE)1920L 4th in Barbury Ptp Bumper & 13L 4th in Maisemore maiden won by Twig; could improve further
193/p-4cROC THE BOAT20Dam won maiden;29L 4th to Don’t Ask Us in Upcott maiden;carried out 11th Bratton maiden latest
206/53-pp54TARRYTOWN (FR)29?2L 3rd in 2m4f maiden 2019 ; 18L 4th to The Kitchenmecanic in Cothelstone Maiden; acts on gd/soft
21p/6-274pVAMANOS (IRE)15?Placed in Hurdles 2018/19;25L 2nd in Barbury maiden Dec 2020;well held since ; acts on any

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Aracas for the Luke price team finished runner up here at the previous meeting and holds an entries in both the maiden races that follow and should go close if returning here, along with Honest Opinion for team Summersby and Safe Harbour for the Chris Barber team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. These races have been sponsored by PRJ Engineering and The FC Cleaning systems.


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Race 6 – The FC Cleaning Systems Maiden Race

#FormNameRatingRace_Comments
1p52pp-32ARACARAS (IRE)32Head 2nd Irish maiden 2019;14L 3rd & 4L 2nd to Hermes du Gouet Eggesford maiden;front runs;EW chances
2-5pARV WAY THERE339L 5th to The Rosary Flyer in Flete maiden;pulled up in Dul West maiden latest; may do better in time
3-50BEAG ORAISTE0Well beaten in 2Ptp Flat races to date; unraced over fences
43503-p3fBON CALVADOS (FR)34Placed NHflat/Hurdles; 25L 3rd in Aldinngton maiden & leading when fell last Mollington maiden; chances
554p//-pppBURNING SANDS (IRE)015L 4th in Irish maiden in 2018; beaten 33L+ in NHFlat/Nov hurdles in 2018 ;pulled up in all starts 2021
6f/-96p824FESTIVAL DAWN32+Dam won 3 Ptps/NH Chase;Neck 2nd Mollington 2m4f maiden & 4L 4th to Hilnamix in Edgcote Maiden;chances
7*00/-p95FLAMING RED7Unplaced on the Flat & pu up after 3 out in  2m Hurdle Feb 2021; 38L 5th in Quantock maiden 2m4f maiden
84/*7p-pFUSIONICE (FR)08L 4th in Irish maiden 2019;well held in 2 NH races2020;well behnd when pu aft 3 out Eggesford maiden
9#NAME?GONE SURFING (IRE)16Pulled up 2out in Maisemore 2m5f maiden & 31L 4th to The Rosary Flyer in Flete Park Maiden (2m 4f)
10-4pHANDS FACE SPACE (IRE)1527L 4th to Rafferty in Sheriff Hutton Maiden (2m 4f) 3rd Apr(no hdwy 3 out) pu 2out Trebudannon maiden
11*0f543/9-4MIDNIGHT JITTERBUG19Maiden; placed IN 5 hurdles; 18L 4th to Risk And Co in Cothelstone Maiden (2m 4f) may do better
123/p-4cROC THE BOAT20Dam won maiden;29L 4th to Don’t Ask Us in Upcott maiden;carried out 11th Bratton maiden latest
135662/99-pROWLEY PARK (IRE)03L 3rd in 1m7f  Wincanton hurdle May 2019; beaten 40L+ in 2 starts in 2020;pu 4 out Minehead maiden
14*0fp//-2SAFE HARBOUR (IRE)33+Moderate hurdler when in 2018;1L 2nd to Lassue in Cothelstone 2m4f maiden on promising return; acts gd/soft
15ffR/fp/-TALLY HO DOCTOR017L 4th in Welsh maiden in 2918;has failed to  complete in all runs in 2018/19; watching brief here
16#NAME?THISTLE DO20?prom until weak & Fell 2out in Mollington Maiden on 1st run;
17*696708-cWISE GARDEN (FR)0Moderate form in 5 Hurdles & NHflat race in 2020/21; acts on gd/heavy ; carried out 11th Bratton maiden

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Aracas for the Luke price team finished runner up here at the previous meeting and holds an entries in both the maiden races that follow and should go close if returning here, along with Honest Opinion for team Summersby and Safe Harbour for the Chris Barber team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. These races have been sponsored by PRJ Engineering and The FC Cleaning systems.

Photo Credits: Megan Cobley Photography; Athwenna Irons/WMN


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PREVIEW: South Tetcott POINT-TO-POINT AT Upcott Cross ON BANK Monday, 31st May 2021

Pony racing heads up the action at The South Tetcott meeting at Upcott Cross this coming Monday at 12 noon, followed by the main six race card at 2pm which has attracted over 100 entries and will be a great way to round off the bank holiday weekend.

The Simpkins Edwards-sponsored Mixed Open holds good entries with Chameron for trainer Sam Loxton, looking to follow up on his Hunter Chase win at Leicester, and Thumbstoneblues who won at Cothelstone under leading gentleman jockey James King if not running at Kingston Blount on Sunday. Southfield Theatre also holds an entry for the Sara Bradstock team and would be highly followed, but holds an entries at Stratford this Friday and Kingston Blount on Sunday, so connections will decide where he is to run.

The Totnes & Bridgetown Race Co Ltd Mixed Open for Novice Riders looks to be another thriller, with Honest Deed who won at Wadebridge, and runner-up here at the last meeting for young jockey Charlotte Summersby. Outside raider Sir Mangan for jockey Ben Sutton, who is already on a seasons hat-trick of wins this season should run well again for the Alan Hill team.

This fast relatively flat track will provide some exciting competitive racing and the opening Conditions  Race Hill Garage-sponsored race has hot entries, such as Party Tunes another for the Dean Summersby team under jockey Darren Edwards. Definate Dilema is one out of the Will Biddick yard who looks to be a runner at Stratford for jockey Conor Houlihan, but if running here would be definitely dangerous. Hadmeathehello ia another to mention who could battle it out if the latter doesn’t run at the Bratton meeting on Saturday.

In the Coodes Insurance-sponsored Restricted race Edabean(Jason Warner), Aclassageld (Martin Wanless) is another outside raider who could go close after his neck third at the Edgecote meeting, where as Don’t Ask Us (Keith Cumings) and Russian Invasion (Dean Summersby) both look good on recent form and could fly the flag for the area.

Aracas for the Luke price team finished runner up here at the previous meeting and holds an entries in both the maiden races that follow and should go close if returning here, along with Honest Opinion for team Summersby and Safe Harbour for the Chris Barber team, who have an excellent strike rate with maiden horses. These races have been sponsored by PRJ Engineering and The FC Cleaning systems.

Racegoers can book tickets online via https://pointingdc.co.uk/tickets for £15 per person or via the Weatherbys Point-to-Point website. Children under 16 go free but must register for e-tickets online, ticket office closes at 6pm Sunday evening.

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

The South Tetcott fixture will be live streamed with tickets available through eventbrite or pointingdc.co.uk/live.

Telephone betting is available and you can register with a bookie by ringing either Richard Pittard on 07711298746 or Dave Phillips 07810775119.

Course is located at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction EX21 5AE.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – DULVERTON WEST MONDAY 17th MAY 2021

There was more of a real point-to-pointing atmosphere at Bratton Down for the Dulverton West meeting on Monday with the crowds returning on a very pleasant evening.

Eight familiar looking Devon & Cornwall bookmakers signalled a hint of normality, but sadly Mike Bolitho was not amongst them. Mike, whose board always showed fair odds, traded under the banner of his late father Roy, but had sadly died a few days ago. He had stood last weekend at the Eggesford’s Upcott Cross meeting with two of his colleagues. Sincere condolences go to Mike’s partner, family and friends from all pointing colleagues.

Edabean (5-4 to evens fav) was a surprisingly short price in the opening Restricted, considering that she had only won a Mares race. Maybe it was due to the in-form connections. To be fair, she didn’t get the best of runs in some scrimmaging up the hill before finishing fourth. The eventual winner Dancing Dave (solid 3’s) was only fifth jumping the last, but stayed on really well on the inside under a good Chloe Emsley ride. The runner up was 20-1 outsider Eole D’un Regard who last won two years ago. He had shown little since, but ran really well here under young Barnaby Treneer. Minella Beag (6’s to 7’s), from the Ed Walker yard, like the winner, came from the back to finish third. He had been running under rules and warrants a look next time.

It was time to get my wallet out in the 12-runner Maiden. Leslie Jefford’s Businessman (13-2) has been on my watch list for some time and looked real each way value. He led everywhere except where it matters as Jimmy Snipe (33-1) stuck his head in front on the line to win by a “nose” (not an official point-to-point distance- should be a short head). The winner, completing for the first time after three runs, is out of the prolific Sea Snipe (won 17 points) and was the first training success for Joe Tickle’s partner Danielle Kenealy. Arctic Milly (9-4 fav) always gets placed and did so again. Nuova Vita was backed from 4’s to 5-2 on the strength of his promising Flete debut, but was never really travelling after an early blunder.

Rolling Dylan (5-2 to 5-4 fav) once had a BHA rating of 143 and now trained by Laura Parker, ran in the colours of the Conditions race sponsor Philip Hobbs, his former trainer. Another useful ex-NH horse Horatio Hornblower (9’s out to 12’s) was making his pointing debut under a stiff penalty and ran well under his novice rider. I missed the 7-2 (returned 5-2) about Minim Mouse and you can guess what happened. Yes, Mini won by a squeak – yet another dreaded “nose” verdict. The runner up Coningsby had no friends in the ring (3’s out to 6’s) but ran up the hill to nearly catch the mouse.

Proven stayer Know the Score (11-10 to 4-5), trained by Leslie Jefford, found the four miles Mixed Open easier than his recent Cheltenham consignment, but was all out under the talented Fly McIntyre to hold Imogen’s Thunder (5’s to 7’s), given a grand ride by Charlie Sprake.

Dr Time (5-4 to 4-6) was all the rage for the 10-runner PPORA race to set up his hat trick under James King, but an early mistake did not help his cause. He was struggling after the ditch allowing the smooth travelling Wotzizname (10’s to 7’s) to hold the running on Skylander (7-2 out to 5’s). The young jockeys on both first and second, Megan Bevan and Otis Morgan, each came out with much credit.

The getting out stakes was a bit more predictable. The Yeats gelding Largy Mountain (5-4 / 6-5 fav), ridden by champion jockey elect James King, completed his English hat trick in good style (he was hopeless in Irish points and has taken time to get his act together), pulling away from French Piece (3’s to 5-2) after the latter had bungled the last. Third place Awesome Tunes (5’s to 4’s) kept jumping to the left but was not disgraced.

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

RESCHEDULED: ENTRIES: EXMOOR POINT-TO-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN ON SATURDAY 29TH MAY 2021

Please note these are the entries for the Exmoor Point-To-Point. The fixture is open to all zones and will have a crowd limit of 1500 people, it will be live streamed and telephone betting is available, see below for details.

RaceStart timeLink to Exmoor entries and form for race
1st 14:00RSM Beares & B Thorne Members Race
2nd14:35Rosettes Direct Restricted Race
3rd15:10Bray Leino Ladies Open Race
4th15:45Moore Scarrott Accountants Men’s Open Race
5th16:20Donna Kingdon Conditions (Level 2) 8 Years Old and up Race, Division 1
6th16:55Donna Kingdon Conditions (Level 2) 8 Years Old and up Race, Division 2
7th17:30Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Maiden Race
Exmoor Point-To-Point Races

Bratton Down Going Updates

Thursday 27th May 9.00am

Thursday Morning, the going at Bratton Down is now good to soft, good in places.

Wednesday 19th May 1.00pm

The going today for Bratton Down is good to soft, soft in places. All fences and bends have been moved out onto fresh ground.

Monday 17th May 17.00pm

The official going for the Dulverton West fixture was Good to Soft, Soft in Places.

Thursday 13th May 7.00am

“Bratton Down – Further inch and half of rain over last couple of days. Going now generally good to soft.” – Hugh Thomas, Clerk of the Course

Sunday  9th 10.30am

On Sunday 9th May the going at Bratton Down is now Good. Genuine good ground with inch and a half of rain in last 36hrs. Showers expected until mid week – hope to maintain. GB

Thursday 6th May 9.00am

The going at Bratton Down is currently Good to Firm. We have had 35mm of steady rain over the course. There is an even covering of grass, with more rain forecast for the weekend. The agrivator will be used if necessary.

Exmoor Spectator tickets

Tickets will be available via the www.pointtopoint.co.uk website, there is a fee of £15 which includes a racecard. Spectators will be in the Exmoor Amber Zone.

  • Children under 16 go free but must apply for an e-ticket.
  • Social distancing still must be adhered to at all times.
  • Spectator ticket sales close at 6PM on Saturday 22nd May
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With on site bar, bookies and trade stands, it will be great to get this outdoor event back on track in the beautiful picnic location, which has a back drop view of Exmoor to enjoy.

Postcode for the course is EX31 45G

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The re-arranged meeting for The Exmoor Foxhounds to stage their day at the popular Bratton Down course takes place this coming Saturday 29th May. This is the second meeting to take place here this season, and again will be opening it’s gates to the public for viewing. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. Over 100 entries have been received for this event which promises to be another super day of racing. 

There will be on course facilities bar, food stands, bookies and many trade stands, providing a great day out in the country for all the family. e-tickets can be obtained via visiting https://pointingdc.co.uk. Under 16’s go free but must also apply for a ticket.

Course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming EX31 4SG

Exmoor Live Stream

Live streaming of the races with race commentary and all day presentation with interviews of participants led by former BBC racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght is on offer for the eight Point-To-Point races, with a start time of 2.00pm with the first of the races.

There is a fee of £10 plus a small Eventbrite admin fee to view the race meeting, which is the same cost as if you attended as a spectator, and the sport needs the income from live streaming to ensure its future.

Exmoor Telephone Betting

Some bookmakers will be offering a betting service by phoning them and opening up an account.

For those spectators wanting to place a bet, the contact numbers to register are 07711 298746 for Richard Pittard and 07810 775119 for Dave Phillips. The deadline to register for bets at this event is one hour before racing commences.

Full details will be on the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point website at Point-to-Point Telephone Betting

Exmoor Green and Amber zone entry tickets

Participants (Green Zone), owners (Amber Zone) and spectators (Amber Zone) will need to apply for tickets and complete a health declaration to be allowed to enter the course.

The tickets and the latest information required for accessing the course on the day can be obtained from https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk

EXMOOR ENTRIES FORM GUIDE

Key:

f=fellu=unseated rider
p=pulled upk=knocked over
b=brought downc=carried out
d=disqualified?=unreliable form
s=slipped up+=improving rating
r=refusedblkd=baulked
ro=ran outt=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 entries at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2019/20 form from 2018/19 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2017/18 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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Race 1 – RSM Beares & B Thorne Members Race

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
1-5pARV WAY THERE3Hugh Thomas
2p60/p//-ppDARSI’S PASS0Patrick Picton-Warlow
3/6p-794ppGETAWAY DRIVER(IRE)33?Tanisha Little
42/42-7p2pGUNNER VIC33Hugh Thomas
5112/4-1pHADMEATHELLO (IRE)39Stuart Payne
6*074359-5HORATIO HORNBLOWER(IRE)36Anna Johnston
75662/99-pROWLEY PARK (IRE)0Lisa Smale
81p/2362-fTHE MULCAIR (IRE)40Camilla Scott

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The Muclair is also entered in the opening RSM Beares & B Thorne-sponsored Members race where he could come up against Hadmeathello(Stuart Payne) a Dingley winner, and recent Flete Park second Gunner Vic for the Hugh Thomas team.

Race 2 – Rosettes Direct Restricted Race

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
14/p43-631DANCING DAVE (IRE)38Ed Walker
26p3/p1-5pEARTH STORM (IRE)33?Tracy Williams
3p/p-p4214EDABEAN (IRE)36Jason Warner
4*/p2u0-1pFLORRIE WEBB (IRE)37Will Biddick
530-pp51FORTY ACRES (IRE)36+Will Biddick
6/1p-*0033MINELLA BEAG (IRE)37Ed Walker
746/*9703PRINCESS ROANIA (IRE)32Teresa Clark
8312/-ppfSENIERGUES36?Jonathan Tudor
9-46ppp42STEVAN STEEL (IRE)35Janet Ackner
1031p/2p-pTAKEN BY FORCE (IRE)34Charlotte Budd
11322/4-p15THE DARTMOOR ROSE34Charlotte Rowe
122/065p-1pTHE MIGHTY ASH (IRE)35Malvina Macgregor
13f31/5-442THEWINNERTAKEITALL(IRE)35Dean Summersby
144/0623-p4TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Elizabeth Scott

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In the Rosettes Direct-sponsored Restricted race Edabean ran a close fourth here last weekend and could come back for another try for trainer Jason Warner and leading gentleman jockey James King. Florrie Webb (Will Biddick) won the members race at Cothelstone in April and has the benefit of a mare’s weight allowance, together with The Dartmoor Rose (Charlotte Rowe) won her maiden at Trebudannon and is another with a mare’s weight allowance. 

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Race 3 – Bray Leino Ladies Open Race

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
13/53-6pppBANKHALL (IRE)34Emma Jones
23121-22p3CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)40Dean Summersby
314465/-p3COPAIN DE CLASSE (FR)40Sam Loxton
49/-uu505pDESERT ROE (IRE)30Jonathan Tudor
5-3464156ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40John Heard
6/411/-30EXCITABLE ISLAND (IRE)40Nigel Padfield
73p-84uR4INCH ROCK (IRE)36?Ed Walker
830/7p9-1pLOS ALAMOS (IRE)41Luke Price
93/11/-p35MAHLER STYLE (IRE)37Alan Walter
102/24-5144MOSCOW PRICES (IRE)41Lucy Mager
115/p34-2p3QUINTO38Holly-Anne Drowne
122p/343-ppSTAGE ONE (IRE)36?Alan Hill
13u14/12-13THE ROESTONE (IRE)39Robert Chanin
144/0623-p4TINNEHINCH (IRE)33Elizabeth Scott
15132/111-1VIRAK (FR)46Sam Loxton

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Both the Ladies and Men’s Open races have attracted top class entries. In the Bray Leino-sponsored Ladies race Virak stands out for the Sam Loxton team, having won his last four races which include Hunter Chase wins at both Wincanton and Musselburgh under regular jockey Natalie Parker, however he will probably run at Stratford on Friday evening, this could leave the race for Copain de Classe to snatch, he is another ex National Hunt entry for the Loxton team, and could improve on his third to Famous Clermont at Cothelstone, The Roestone for the Robert Chanin team should be there among the finishers if reproducing his win at Cherrybrook under Martin McIntyre.


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Race 4 – Moore Scarrott Accountants Men’s Open Race

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
13pp-814BEAU SANCY (FR)40Francesca Nimmo
25/11-1p22CHAMERON (FR)43Sam Loxton
33121-22p3CHOSEN LUCKY (IRE)40Dean Summersby
414/5pp-12CROWN OF THORNS41Sarah Pidsley
530/7p9-1pLOS ALAMOS (IRE)41Luke Price
6143-00p2MISTER DICK (FR)40Jason Warner
7321/-R2ppMIXBOY (FR)35?Melanie Dixon
8121/p-124RAMBLE ON (IRE)41?Luke Price
911/-pR2p1RIVER MYTH42Stuart Sampson
101p/2362-fTHE MULCAIR (IRE)40Camilla Scott
11u14/12-13THE ROESTONE (IRE)39Robert Chanin
12114/6-p54TREE SPARROW38?Camilla Scott

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The Moore Scarrott Accountants-sponsored Men’s Open has attracted another Loxton team entry in Chameron who won a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February. Chameron’s recent run at Cothelstone saw him finishing second having had a few jumping errors which could have cost him the race that day, although he also holds an entry at Upcott Cross on Monday and connection smay choose there for him to run. Upcott Cross winner River Myth entered for trainer Stuart Sampson, will be looking to follow up on her run at Upcott Cross when coming home the four-length winner that day and has the benefit of a mares weight allowance although she too holds an entry for the Upcott meeting. Recent runner up in a Hunter Chase at Leicester The Muclair for the Camilla Scott team can’t be left out of the equation, they had an unlucky fall last time out at Upcott Cross when ridden by Finn Muirhead.


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Race 5 – Donna Kingdon Conditions (Level 2) 8 years old and up Race, Division 1

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
13pp-814BEAU SANCY (FR)40Francesca Nimmo
2/fpu5-0f4BENVOLIO (IRE)30?Alice Procter
3413-p212BRIDGE OF SPIES (IRE)41George Beilby
42/655-6ppCHARLIE PAPA LIMA (IRE)33Tracy Williams
54351-3332CLOUDY MUSIC (IRE)41Dean Summersby
614/5pp-12CROWN OF THORNS41Sarah Pidsley
7321/2-83fDR RHYTHM (IRE)39Keith Cumings
8/411/-30EXCITABLE ISLAND (IRE)40Nigel Padfield
9211/0p-65HIGH HATTON34?Jonathan Tudor
103p-84uR4INCH ROCK (IRE)36?Ed Walker
117p363/-puLARRY CAPRI (IRE)22Craig Pilgrim
12u3p/p/-46ON YOUR MAX33Louise Kittow
1322/5p534PHOENIX ROCK (IRE)34Gary Barber
1465u/1-pp1RIEN DU TOUT (IRE)37Charlotte Budd
15746-6p32SHANOULE WOOD (IRE)36Hannah Clarke
1645//23/-5SQUIRRELL ESQUIRE36?Celia Plunkett
1714/42-131WHERE’S WILMA42Michael M. Watson

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There are two divisions of the conditions race which are run in the memory of Donna Kingdon. In the first division Where’s Wilma could follow up on her Upcott Cross win under jockey Matt Hampton. Cloudy Music for team Summersby just missed out on a win by a short head at Upcott Cross, Rein du Tout won an Intermediate at Holnicote earlier this month and could repeat that form for jockey Darren Andrews.


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Race 6 – Donna Kingdon Conditions (Level 2) 8 years old and up Race, Division 2

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
1128/7-32pBLAIRS COVE38Luke Price
2*23532-puBROUGHTONS RHYTHM34Bronwen Hurley
314465/-p3COPAIN DE CLASSE (FR)40Sam Loxton
4p5pp7//-5DRIFTWOOD PRIDE (IRE)33Jane Western
5-3464156ERIC THE THIRD (IRE)40John Heard
6360-3u662GUERRILLA TACTICS (IRE)36Alexander Muirhead
743/4fp-u6pHOW ABOUT IT (IRE)36Rebecca Welch
8213/p-pp6KIT BARRY (IRE)34?David Dando
91/p-pppppLAWSONS THORNS (IRE)32Mike Vanstone
10321/-R2ppMIXBOY (FR)35?Melanie Dixon
11p361p/-p2PANCRACE (FR)37Teresa Clark
12334/f7-p45PRINCE OF POETS36?Lucy Mager
13735-2414ROLLING DYLAN (IRE)40Laura Parker
14/5ppu2ppSPIVEY COVE31?Arron Butterfield
15/f/55puc1STAPLE HEAD (IRE)38+Michael Bowen
162pp-4uu2UCELLO CONTI (FR)33Philip Rowley

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In the second divison Copain de Classe (Sam Loxton) could come on for his run at Cothelstone where he finished third that day. Pancrace could improve on his second place at Upcott Cross and win this under jockey Robert Hawker.


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Race 7 – Totnes & Bridgetown Races Co. Ltd Maiden Race

#FormNameRatingTRAINERS
1p52pp-32ARACARAS (IRE)32Luke Price
20224/fr2-0BEST TO COME (IRE)25?Byron Moorcroft
3-ppCUZZICOMBE (IRE)11Keith Cumings
4p38up-34pDA VINCI ROCK26Robert Chanin
5p2ff3-33EVRON (FR)31Neil McLean
6*3755-73fFOOTLOOSE24Harriet Brown
7p/-ppGOLLY ITS MOLLY0Sarah Prouse
8-p4pGONE SURFING (IRE)16Jill Dennis
9-4pHANDS FACE SPACE (IRE)15Francesca Nimmo
1064/32-422HONEST OPINION (IRE)33Dean Summersby
11-ppHURRICANE SIVOLA (FR)0Nicolas Williams
12/5/p-9pISLAND TYPHOON (IRE)12Zoe Hawkins
13-PPP1JIMMY SNIPE34Danielle Kenealy
14p-26pp23JIMMY TEW31Janet Ackner
15*35035-KAPROYALENRNicolas Williams
16p-fPIRATE DANCER9Annabelle Bacon
17/5ppu2ppSPIVEY COVE31?Arron Butterfield
182p32/p-2pSPRING BREAK (IRE)29Will Biddick
19p-4ppTOP CLICHE25Jill Dennis

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Finally there is Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd-sponsored Open Maiden race which could go the way of Honest Opinion for the Dean Summersby team to follow up on her four-length second at Upcott Cross earlier this month and will be handy here if not another heading to Upcott Cross on Monday, along with Acaras an outside raider looking dangerous after their second at the Upcott Cross meeting. Jimmy Tew has been a worthy place winner in his points so far for the Janet Ackner team andis another catching the eye.

Photo Credits: Megan Cobley Photography; Athwenna Irons/WMN


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REPORT – DULVERTON WEST POINT-TO-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN on MONDAY 17th MAY 2021

“I love your hills and I love your dales, and I love your flocks a-bleating…..”

John Keats, English poet, 1795 – 1821

.AFTER the suspension of point-to-point racing due to COVID, and the need to hold meetings behind closed doors, the Dulverton West fixture welcomed back a crowd of paying enthusiasts, together with a strong line of bookmakers, for their Monday evening fixture at Bratton Down, where the hills and dales are an essential part of the scenery

On an evening when the sun seemed to rise to the occasion by illuminating the Exmoor backcloth, and with a racecourse atmosphere that had been lacking for so long, spectators were treated to some very exciting finishes.

A winner over four miles at Flete Park last month, Know the Score had been dropped in class after his recent Cheltenham hunter chase effort, and started a shade of odds-on when landing the Brends Hotel Mixed Open over an extended four miles.

After racing stride for stride for most of the journey with Imogen’s Thunder, Martin (“Fly”) McIntyre poached a handy lead on Know the Score at the last, but was all out up the stamina sapping final climb to hold the rallying Imogen’s Thunder (Charlie Sprake) by half a length.

“He battled well. We got into a lovely rhythm and I was happy all the way,” reported the jockey, who had walked away from a crunching fall at Edgcote on the previous day.

Leslie Jefford trains the eight-year-old ex-David Pipe inmate for the Angove family and said, “We took him to Cheltenham and it didn’t work out. He is very genuine but not experienced with his fencing yet.”

There was an even closer finish to the 12-runner Mardon Recycling Machinery Maiden which went to Jimmy Snipe by a “nose”. One third of the field were eliminated when a loose horse barged into them on the bottom bend at half way. By this time Businessman was out in front under Darren Edwards, but the seven-year-old could not sustain the gallop and was running on empty at the end only to be caught by 33-1 outsider Jimmy Snipe (Darren Andrews) on the line.

Owned by Lucinda Tylor, the lightly raced winner is from the family of 1988 Grand National hero Rhyme ‘N’ Reason, but came into the race with three non completions from his early season exploits. “We tried a change of tactics today to more front running. He always jumps well but found it challenging and it’s taken a long time with him,” explained Danielle Kenealy, who was saddling her first winner since her partner Joe Tickle took out a full licence.

The judge’s winning verdict of a nose cropped up again in the following Sandhill Racing, PJ Hobbs Conditions race as Minim Mouse (Josh Newman) was adjudged to have held on by that amount as Coningsby charged at her in the dying strides.

Minim Mouse was bred by her owner Gail Dare and is trained by Chloe Newman at Woolminstone near Crewkerne. “We had to treat her for gastric ulcers and it has made a massive difference. She will go on holiday now,” said the trainer. Josh Newman reported, “She really enjoyed it and jumped well but I got there miles too soon.”

Ottery St Mary trainer Ed Walker saddled first and third in the Andrew Maddox Restricted race. The winner Dancing Dave was only fifth jumping the last, but stormed up the hill to give jockey Chloe Emsley her sixth winner of the season in a bunched finish. “I knew he would stay and the hill suited him,” reported the jockey, enjoying her best season. The winner runs in the colours of Stuart Jarrett, whose wife owns third placed Minella Beag.

The gallant Wotzizname stayed on strongly to hold Skylander (Otis Morgan) in the Totnes & Bridgetown PPORA Conditions race for nine-year-olds and over. This was a first winning ride for 17-year-old Megan Bevan who works for the Colin Tizzard yard. The elated young recruit from the pony racing circuit said, “This was my sixth ride and I thought I had a chance when we jumped the open ditch. The pace was very quick and I saved enough energy to get home. He picked up well for me.”

Cranmore based Sarah Gould trains the winner for her family. The 11-year-old gelding was successful under rules in his younger days for Harry Fry’s yard. Wotzizname was nicely backed from 10’s to 7’s but the unplaced odds-on favourite Dr Time, ridden by championship chasing James King, was in trouble after an early mistake.

The King and Francesca Nimmo combination fared better in the concluding James Pryce Tractors Intermediate thanks to the progressive Largy Mountain. Valerie Cockburn’s promising Yeats seven-year-old put six lengths between himself and French Piece (Tommie O’Brien) after the latter had blundered at the last.

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

Photo credit: Megan Cobley Photography

RESCHEDULED: PREVIEW: Exmoor POINT-TO-POINT AT Bratton Down ON Saturday 29th May 2021

The re-arranged meeting for The Exmoor Foxhounds to stage their day at the popular Bratton Down course takes place this coming Saturday 29th May. This is the second meeting to take place here this season, and again will be opening it’s gates to the public for viewing. Seven races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. Over 100 entries have been received for this event which promises to be another super day of racing.

Both the Ladies and Men’s Open races have attracted top class entries. In the Bray Leino-sponsored Ladies race Virak stands out for the Sam Loxton team, having won his last four races which include Hunter Chase wins at both Wincanton and Musselburgh under regular jockey Natalie Parker, however he will probably run at Stratford on Friday evening, this could leave the race for Copain de Classe to snatch, he is another ex National Hunt entry for the Loxton team, and could improve on his third to Famous Clermont at Cothelstone, The Roestone for the Robert Chanin team should be there among the finishers if reproducing his win at Cherrybrook under Martin McIntyre.

The Moore Scarrott Accountants-sponsored Men’s Open has attracted another Loxton team entry in Chameron who won a Hunter Chase at Leicester in February. Chameron’s recent run at Cothelstone saw him finishing second having had a few jumping errors which could have cost him the race that day, although he also holds an entry at Upcott Cross on Monday and connection smay choose there for him to run. Upcott Cross winner River Myth entered for trainer Stuart Sampson, will be looking to follow up on her run at Upcott Cross when coming home the four-length winner that day and has the benefit of a mares weight allowance although she too holds an entry for the Upcott meeting. Recent runner up in a Hunter Chase at Leicester The Muclair for the Camilla Scott team can’t be left out of the equation, they had an unlucky fall last time out at Upcott Cross when ridden by Finn Muirhead.

The Muclair is also entered in the opening RSM Beares & B Thorne-sponsored Members race where he could come up against Hadmeathello(Stuart Payne) a Dingley winner, and recent Flete Park second Gunner Vic for the Hugh Thomas team.

In the Rosettes Direct-sponsored Restricted race Edabean ran a close fourth here last weekend and could come back for another try for trainer Jason Warner and leading gentleman jockey James King. Florrie Webb (Will Biddick) won the members race at Cothelstone in April and has the benefit of a mare’s weight allowance, together with The Dartmoor Rose (Charlotte Rowe) won her maiden at Trebudannon and is another with a mare’s weight allowance. 

There are two divisions of the conditions race which are run in the memory of Donna Kingdon. In the first division Where’s Wilma could follow up on her Upcott Cross win under jockey Matt Hampton. Cloudy Music for team Summersby just missed out on a win by a short head at Upcott Cross, Rein du Tout won an Intermediate at Holnicote earlier this month and could repeat that form for jockey Darren Andrews.

In the second division Copain de Classe (Sam Loxton) could come on for his run at Cothelstone where he finished third that day. Pancrace could improve on his second place at Upcott Cross and win this under jockey Robert Hawker. Finally there is Totnes & Bridgetown Racing Co Ltd-sponsored Open Maiden race which could go the way of Honest Opinion for the Dean Summersby team to follow up on her four-length second at Upcott Cross earlier this month and will be handy here if not another heading to Upcott Cross on Monday, along with Acaras an outside raider looking dangerous after their second at the Upcott Cross meeting. Jimmy Tew has been a worthy place winner in his points so far for the Janet Ackner team andis another catching the eye.

There will be on course facilities bar, food stands, bookies and many trade stands, providing a great day out in the country for all the family. e-tickets can be obtained via visiting https://pointingdc.co.uk/tickets. Under 16’s go free but must also apply for a ticket.

The Exmoor Point-To-Point racecourse is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming EX31 4SG

Live streaming of the Exmoor Point-To-Point is available via the website for those wishing to watch from the comfort of their homes, tickets for which can be purchased from https://www.pointingdc.co.uk/Live.

Betting can also take place for races at the Exmoor Point-To-Point via registering with either Richard Pittard on 07711298746 or Dave Phillips 07810775119.

Donna Harris
Donna Harris

Best selling Children’s Author Interested in journalism, novel writing. Currently PRO Devon & Cornwall Point to Point.

Photo credit: Megan Cobley Photography

RESULTS- DULVERTON WEST POINT-To-POINT AT BRATTON DOWN, ON MONDAY 17th MAY 2021

Going; Good to Soft becoming Good

RESTRICTED (SPONSOR ANDREW MADDOX)

  1. Dancing Dave (Chloe Emsley) 3-1 hdwy three out, 5th at last, led last 150 yards
  2. Eole D’un Regard (Barnaby Treneer) 20-1 prog to lead 15th, headed last 150 yards
  3. Minella Beag (Josh Newman) 7-1 held up, not reach ldrs, stayed on flat

9 ran; 1/2l; 1l; 5m 54s

OPEN MAIDEN (MARDON RECYCLING MACHINERY)

  1. Jimmy Snipe (Darren Andrews) 33-1 handy, effort & outpaced two out, stayed on strongly to lead on line
  2. Businessman (Darren Edwards) 13-2 led, four lengths lead last, wknd nr finish & headed on line
  3. Arctic Milly (Martin McIntyre) 9-4 fav tracked ldrs, third from 2 out, kept on one pace

12 ran; nose; 6l 5m 57s

CONDITIONS (P J HOBBS)

  1. Minim Mouse (Josh Newman) 5-2 hdwy 14th, led three out, hard pressed flat, just held on
  2. Coningsby (James King) 6=1 led til three out, third at last, strong run flat, just failed
  3. Talk of the South (Jake Bament) 13-2 prom, lost place 12th, rallied four out, not pace of ldrs

9 ran; nose; 5l; 5m 53s

MIXED OPEN (BRENDS HOTELS) 4M 1F

  1. Know the Score (Martin McIntyre) 4-5 fav disp lead throughout, led after two out, held on well
  2. Imogen’s Thunder (Charlie Sprake) 7-1 disp lead til apprg last, rallied flat, just failed
  3. Pithivier (Lucy Brown) 25-1 handy, outpaced in third two out, just held on to third

6 ran; 1/2l; 4l; 8m 13s

PPORA CLUB MEMBERS 9-YEAR-OLDS PLUS (TOTNES & BRIDGETOWN RACES COMPANY)

  1. Wotzizname (Megan Bevan) 7-1 held up in rear, good hdwy four out, led two out, rdn out
  2. Skylander (Otis Morgan) 5-1 in touch, third at last, strong run flat, kept on
  3. Lisheen Prince (Izzie Marshall) 5-2 chased ldrs, 6th two out, stayed on well flat

10 ran; 3 ½ l 4l; 5m 46s

INTERMEDIATE (JAMES PRYCE TRACTORS)

  1. Largy Mountain (James King) 6-5 fav held up, hdwy 14th, led last, very easily
  2. French Piece (Tommie O’Brien) 5-2 with ldrs, effort to lead two out, disp lead when bad mstk last
  3. Awesome Tunes (Darren Edwards) 4-1 jumped left, led third til three out, wknd next

8 ran; 6l; 5l; 5m 48s

Granville Taylor
Granville Taylor

Devon & Cornwall Point-To-Point Press Officer and PtPRC Race Reader

Photo credit: Megan Cobley Photography