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Entries: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday 10th June 2018

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

Going

Friday 8th June 9.00pm

The going at Bratton Down is now firm. The fences have been moved. Plus the aggrivator will be used on the course prior to racing.

Tuesday 5th June 8.30am

The going at Bratton Down is good to firm, firm in places. The aggrivator is booked to use if we don’t have rain.

Saturday 2nd June at 16:00

The going at Bratton Down remains good to firm. The aggrivator has NOT been needed.

Friday 1st June at 9.00am

Having had an inch of rain over the last couple of days the going is now good to firm at Bratton Down.

Wednesday 30th May at 10.00 am

Bratton Down is firm, although it is raining at present.  Fences have been moved. The aggrivator is booked for Saturday afternoon to ensure safe racing.

Friday 25th May 2018 8.30pm

The going at Bratton Down is good to firm, good in places. The course had 6mm of rain by 8am Friday and it has continued to be damp throughout the day. The fences will all be moved as necessary. Hugh Thomas, Clerk Of Course

Saturday 19th May at 09:19

The going at Bratton Down is now Good to Firm with a really good covering of grass. – Hugh Thomas.

Thursday 17th May 9.30am

The going at Bratton Down is Good – Hugh Thomas

Friday 11th May 2018 at 19:00

The going for Bratton Down on evening of Friday 11th May was the soft side of good with a lovely covering of grass – Hugh Thomas


Early bird tickets are available for all three Bratton Down fixtures from: https://www.futureticketing.ie/client/brattondown/

Preview Extract:

The penultimate Point-to-Point of the season takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday 10th June where the Tiverton Staghounds host their meeting. There are six races on offer with a start time of 2pm. 77 entries have been received.

There is still much at stake with both area and national championships to be decided as the season draws to a close, many outside raiders have entered here and could well turn up to battle out the finishes.

This course offers a fantastic view of Exmoor, together with some thrilling race action. There is hot and cold food and refreshments, a lively bar, bookies and plenty of room for picnicking and shopping among the various trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person capped to £30 per car. Children under 16 free. Dogs only on leads welcome. Location of the course is Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG. For further information contact the Secretary Jenny Hayes on 01769540894 or 07979307549 email sheepwashfarm@gmail.com or look on the website http://www.pointingdc.co.uk together with Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point FB page for up to date information.

Early bird tickets can be purchased from https://www.futureicticketing.ie/client/brattondown.

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.

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Entries: Silverton Point-To-Point at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday 22nd January 2017

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members Race
2nd 12:05 Restricted Race
3rd 12:40 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:15 Mens Open Race
5th 13:50 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
6th 14:25 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
7th 15:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 3
8th 15:35 Intermediate Race

Course Updates:

Saturday 21st January 2017: ‪Linda Courtney reports all is okay at the course and no frosts are forecast for tonight #gopointing First race of eight at 11:30 tomorrow‬

Wednesday 18th January 2017: After a course inspection today the going remains – GOOD ,GOOD TO SOFT IN PLACES.

Monday 16th January 2017: Going – Good ,good to soft in places. Linda Courtney will provide an update during the week, after the course inspection.

Preview extract:

Point-to-Point horse racing enthusiast will be heading to Black Forest Lodge this coming weekend, where it’s the turn of the Silverton to host their meeting on Sunday 22nd January. With an earlier start time of 11.30am and the now eight race card with 157 horses entered it promises to be another super family day out. The meeting will be celebrating 20 years of racing at this course, with quality entries attracted from around the country, the atmosphere will surely be electric.

On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and several trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to max £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Course is located at Kenton, nr Exeter, (off A380-EX6 8HR)

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 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Entries: Torrington Farmers Point-To-Point, Chapelton Barton, Umberleigh, Saturday, 11th June 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Club Members Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Mens Open Race
4th 15:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 16:20 Intermediate Race
6th 16:55 Open Maiden Race

Going Update

Friday 3rd June 2016

The current going is Good, and the course will be aggravated this week for safety and running. There isn’t much rain forecast for the course this week.

 

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2015/16 form from 2014/15 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2013/14 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Silverton Point-To-Point entries and form

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

FORM GUIDE

Key:

f = fell u = unseated rider
p = pulled up k = knocked over
b = brought down c = carried out
d = disqualified ? = unreliable form
s = slipped up + = improving rating
r = refused blkd = baulked
ro = ran out t = took no part
(c) = course winner

Abbreviations:

NH = National Hunt
L = Length
Rest – Restricted
Nov = Novice
RT – Rating
PTP – Point to Point

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2014/15

form from 2013/14 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2012/13 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Mid Devon entries and form

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

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REPORT ON THE SILVERTON POINT-TO-POINT AT BLACK FOREST LODGE SUNDAY 12TH JANUARY 2014

BONHAMS MEN’S OPEN:

This race was the first qualifier in a series of 20 races culminating in the final at Cheltenham in April.  It featured two of the best point-to-pointers in the country in the shape of the prolific nine-year-old Penmore Mill and the Cheshire based What A Laugh, who had finished runner up in last year’s prestigious Lady Dudley Cup before a hunter chase success at Aintree.

The Warwickshire gelding Penmore Mill stripped fit with the benefit of his course victory last month. He was always odds-on in the ring with What A Laugh trading at around 7-4. This classy duo dominated the final stages of the race. Tom Ellis had Penmore Mill in front at an early stage and was chased by What A Laugh coming down the hill for the final time. I had the impression that What A Laugh was travelling better crossing the third last, but Penmore Mill would not be denied and held the inside position as his rival had to be switched to challenge round the final bend. Both horses jumped the last well but it was Penmore Mill who just proved the stronger on the run to the line. “He had to prove he was a good horse to go to the (Cheltenham) Foxhunter and did so today,” said owner Ken Hutsby, who added that a Musselburgh hunter chase would be his next race providing the ground is good. The runner up ran a gallant race in defeat with jockey Josh Guerriero reporting that, “he will improve for the race.”

LADIES’ OPEN (Charles Stanley)

Byerley Bear justified favouritism to capture his third Ladies’ Open in four weeks, this time with Leanda Tickle in the saddle. This tough and consistent nine-year-old jumped well to hold the late challenge of last year’s winner Mobaasher and King of Alcatraz.. Byerley Bear’s trainer Robert Chanin enjoyed a treble on this card last season and went on to repeat the feat this time. “The original plan for Byerley Bear was a Newbury hunter chase but he was bucking and kicking after being turned out on Monday and Tuesday after his Wadebridge win and the owner (Roger Knowles) was keen to come here”, said the trainer.

HUNT RACE (Philip Saunders Building Contractors Ltd)

Welstonedruid had set the Chanin ball rolling in a match for the hunt race, ridden by Robert’s son Ian who is now assistant trainer to Nick Williams in North Devon. Owners Andrew and Sue Knox have a nice staying prospect in Welstonedruid, who had won his maiden on this track last year. “He is a progressive horse who doesn’t show much at home but is different in a horse race,” explained the trainer.

INTERMEDIATE (J Edward Sellars)

The rain which had set in during the afternoon was quite intensive during this event. It did not stop Thorverton trainer Robert Chanin from saddling his third winner of the afternoon and his sixth of the season from just seven runners. The tongue tied Ned White took up the running at the second fence and strode clear of his five rivals on the final circuit. This time it was Tom Chanin in the saddle, pushing his mount well clear to score by 20 lengths from Ladfromhighworth.

OPEN MAIDEN DIVISION 1 (Jewson)

A field of 15 faced the starter in the first Open Maiden which saw Jo Buck ride her third winner of the season on Best Bide Quiet. Jo is edging towards her half century of pointing winners, and gave a confident ride to this improving six-year-old who appreciated every yard of this trip. “He was a bit weak last year but we always thought he was a nice horse,” said Lisa Jefford, who shares ownership with her trainer husband Leslie alongside Leslie’s father David and Stewart Bradley. Best Bide Quiet is by the Epsom Derby runner-up City Honours out of a winning Irish hurdler. He cost 4,500 euros at Goffs sales as a three-year-old.

OPEN MAIDEN DIVISION 2(Tincknell Devon Fuels)

PART 1

The second division of the Maiden had to be split on the day with the times becoming progressively slower as the rain set in. Honours Insight gave 22-year-old Steve Croft his first winner. Steve gave a fine ride to this Milan gelding, trained by Camilla Scott for the aptly named Cash for Honours syndicate. The Liverpool born jockey said, “He blew up and galloped on. I have had 11 rides and worked for the Scott’s for four years. I look after Honours Insight as well as Melodic Rendezvous in the same ownership.

PART 2

Cashwell put up an astonishing performance to win this division ridden by Stratford Upon Avon based Will Telfer.  This Steve Flook trained gelding had been off the track for 22 months after showing only modest form over hurdles for Nigel Twiston-Davies. The seven-year-old was a fence in front at half way and never looked like being caught despite a few sloppy jumps. Connections have a Leicester hunter chase in mind.

RESTRICTED (Simpkins Edwards)

It would not be Black Forest Lodge without a winner from Wales and the Llangeinor qualified Patricktom Boru  came from over the bridge to win the 14-runner Restricted. Evan David sent his mount to the front after the final ditch and held on well as Soul Native and The Crazy Crab gradually closed on him. “I bought him over the phone last July when he was withdrawn from the sales. “He was a naughty boy when he came but that has all changed and he loves his work now,” commented his Bridgend owner/trainer Roger Willcox., who was enjoying his first success at Black Forest Lodge.

MONEY TALKS

The former Laura Young trained Patricktom Boru was one of the outsiders in the Restricted but still attracted good support at long odds. Bets of £50 each way at both 16-1 and 20-1 were recorded.In the same race the Glamorgan challenger Donttellmethat was gambled on from 8-1 into 9-2. He ran quite an eye catching race under Nick Williams before being pulled up and looks sure to regain the losses.There was minimal support for the favourite Mister Teddy, pushed out from 4-5 to 11-10. Tom Ellis pulled the Warwickshire horse up in the closing stages which prompted a stewards’ query. The jockey said the horse was never travelling and had lost his action coming down the hill.

Minella Web was the best backed runner in the first Maiden. This ex-Irish youngster was seen as high as 10-1 before being sent off at 4’s. The Kings Theatre gelding ran on well to finish third and will step up on this.

The bookmakers’ area resembled a swamp as the rain continued to pour down before the last race. The Cheshire gelding Mahfal started favourite in a light betting heat but was pulled up after half way.  His background is interesting. Although his current connections picked him up cheaply he had fetched 190,000 euros as a yearling which pales into insignificance when his half sister sold for 700,000 guineas last month.

RESULTS

Results of the Silverton 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: Brian Armstrong, David Strange, Equus Prints, and Tim Holt.

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 19th January, Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, between Milverton and Wellington. Now starting half an hour earlier than listed in the planner due to the volume of entries. The first race is now at 11:30

Silverton entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon Members, Subscribers & Farmers Race
2nd 12:30 Restricted
3rd 13:00 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:30 Mens Open Race
5th 14:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
6th 14:30 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
7th 15:00 Intermediate Race

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.

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