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Entries: Tiverton Point-To-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 27th January 2019

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

Course Updates:

Sunday 27th January 2019 at 08:35

The going at Chipley today is unchanged good, good to soft. The wind blew the rain away over night and is due to drop during the morning. There is a power line down in Wellington please follow the diversion signs, you need to head for Milverton on the B3187. Postcode is TA21 OQU.

Saturday 26th January 2019 at 16:56

The Ground remains the same at Chipley. Will update fb in the morning, rain is forecast over night.

– Jess Dorse

Friday 25th January 2019 at 19:36

Russell Wescott reports the course is good , good to soft in places.

Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 18:55

Going update: The clerk of the course recorded the ground as good, good to soft in place today at Chipley. A lot of good horses entered should make for exciting racing, first race at 11:30.

Monday 21st January 2019 at 19:07

Near-record entries at Chipley for this Sunday 27th January, with 177 entries

8 races scheduled on “good” ground
1st race bought forward to 11.30 am

Many Trade stalls, hot and cold food and bar
Great day out for all the family

See you on Sunday

Saturday 19th January 2019 at 19:50

The going was officially given as ‘Good’ on Thursday 17th after inspection. Will keep you posted this week.

Preview extract:

This weekends Point-to-Point fixture in the Devon & Cornwall area takes place at Chipley Park near Wellington on Sunday 27th January. Eight races will be on offer with a start time of 11.30. Over 170 entries have been received.

On course facilities include bar, hot and cold refreshments, bookies, and a number of good trade-stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head to a maximum of £40 per car. Children under 16 go free. Dogs on leads welcome. Course is located off B3187, Wellington 3m, Milverton 1m, TA21 0QY.

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

An up to date form guide and synopsis of the horses entered at this meeting. Form figures for up to 6 outings appear. A dash(-) is used to separate 2017/18 form from 2016/17 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2015/16 form or earlier. Horses marked with an asterisk (*) indicates National Hunt form. The higher the rating the better the form. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors which may be considered to have occurred.

Produced by Jeff Guyett of Westcountry Videos.

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Entries and form guide: Axe Vale Point-To-Point, Stafford Cross, Sunday 29th April 2018

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

Going Update

Thursday 26th April 2018 at 20:00

The Stafford Cross course is looking very good and the going is Good tonight.

Thursday 19th April 2018 at 06:30

The Stafford Cross going is soft heavy in places. With just over a week to go its looking good for the Axe Vale. The course has been slightly altered and now has only 1 down hill jump and now With 19 jumps.

Preview extract:

The Axe Vale meeting on Sunday 29th April will be held at Stafford Cross, Seaton and has attracted 120 entries for their now eight race card with the Open Maiden race already divided. Pony racing which is sponsored by Bruckland Livery heads up the action at 12 noon. Followed by the main card at 1.30pm.

The flat track at Stafford Cross offers good trackside viewing, hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car with children under 16 free. Location is off A3052 20mins from M5 junction 30 – EX24 6HZ.

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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Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park, 25 Jan 2015 – entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 Restricted Race
3rd 13:05 Mixed Open Race
4th 13:40 Intermediate Race
5th 14:15 Club Members Race for Novice Riders
6th 14:50 Club Members Race for Mares
7th 15:25 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
8th 16:00 Open Maiden Race, Division 2

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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

form. The higher the rating the better the form.

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

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Black Forest Club, Black Forest Lodge, 30 November 2014, entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12 noon 2 mile 4 furlong Open Maiden Race for 4 & 5 year olds
2nd 12:35 Club Members Race
3rd 13:10 Restricted
4th 13:45 Mixed Open
5th 14:20 3 mile Open Maiden, Division 1
6th 14:55 3 mile Open Maiden, Division 2
7th 15:30 Intermediate

Preview extract

THE wait is over, as this weekend Point-to-Point horse racing resumes after the summer break. The Black Forest Club host their meeting on Sunday November 30 at Black Forest Lodge, Kenton, nr Exeter. This is the first of 27 fixtures scheduled for the Devon & Cornwall Area, and the stunning location of this track provides excellent viewing from a natural grandstand. With now seven races on the card attracting a total of 108 entries, competition is bound to be hot, with trainers and jockeys keen to get their first points on the championship tables.

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.

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REPORT: Eggesford Point-To-Point at Upcott Cross, Sunday 13th April 2014

THE going was very testing for the Eggesford meeting at Upcott Cross with race times exceeding seven minutes.

Lucette Annie relished the conditions in winning the four miles Devon National. This game mare was sent zooming clear of her rivals by jockey Darren Edwards on the top bend before staying on to score comfortably from the consistent Bellsinni Ron, with pace setting Double Dizzy a commendable third.

“Lucette Annie won this race two years ago and I have just kept her ticking over since her run in the Cheltenham Foxhunter last month,” reported trainer Simon Partridge, who handles the ten-year-old on behalf of owners Janet and Chris Humphrey. “We may go to the Cheltenham evening meeting or keep her for the Bratton four-miler,” added Simon.

Darren Edwards is enjoying another successful campaign with his winners into double figures, and had earlier scored on Bradley Brook in the Confined. This progressive eight-year-old was following up his recent Kilworthy win in good style, forging clear in the home straight. Trainer Nicola Martin said “Bradley Brook may go for the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate Final or the Cheltenham evening meeting. Although we bought him as a three-year-old he was seven before he matured.”

Another candidate for the Exeter Final is Driftashore (Robbie Henderson) who raised a few eyebrows when beating odds-on favourite Pure Oxygen (ran out of oxygen quipped rider Will Biddick). Driftashore sauntered clear down the hill to score by ten lengths in the fastest time of the day. Trained by Sally Randell near Lambourn on behalf of owner Lee Power, Driftashore was making his English pointing debut having scored twice in Ireland earlier this season. “He was bought via our Irish agent Neil O’Donnell. We came here for proper ground but the owner is abroad and he will be distraught at missing it,” laughed Sally, who rode plenty of pointing winners but now confines herself to riding in military races. The impressive seven-year-old would have been ridden by stable jockey Brodie Hampson, but she could only watch on crutches having cracked her knee in a recent fall at Newton Abbot.

My Rebel has always shaped like a stayer and sliced through the field from the top of the hill to take the 14-runner Restricted, just getting the better of Third Chance and Raffa.  The winner’s trainer Becky Kennen, who shares ownership of the Milan seven-year-old with Alison Schwalm, said: “We bought him as an unraced five-year-old from Jim Culloty in Ireland and have had to be very patient with him. He has grown an inch and a half since last winter.”  His win provided a late birthday present for jockey Leanda Tickle who had turned 25 two days before.

Leanda was narrowly denied a double when her mount Pyleigh Princess was pipped on the post by Harry’s Kap (Ed Barrett) in the maiden for eight-year-olds and over. Bought as a three-year-old by owner/trainer Ray Alford, nine-year-old Harry’s Kap was having only his second race. Harry’s Kap – who got his name by virtue of Ray’s father Harry wearing his ever present cap – is by the successful French stallion Kapgarde, and is a full brother to the top class French jumper Lord Prestige.

There seemed a cast of thousands for the Open Maiden for four to seven-year-olds (well 16 actually).  In another close encounter in this event, 33-1 outsider It’s All Or Nothing (Michael Heard) poked his neck out in the last few strides to deny the promising Miss Gotaway. The winner was bought at Ascot sales as a three-year-old by Lamerton publican Rob White and is trained by Charlotte Rowe at Tedburn St Mary.

It was not the best of days for champion jockey Will Biddick, but his sole Hunt race win on Turtle Tim from five rides keeps him four ahead of Robbie Henderson in his bid for a third successive Men’s title. Turtle Tim is trained at Payhembury near Honiton by Sarah Pidsley for her parents Mike and Judith.

MONEY TALKS

A couple of long priced winners and four Will Biddick ridden beaten favourites put a smile on the bookies faces at Upcott CrossBiddick started the afternoon as the punters pal when forcing Turtle Tim home in the opening Hunt race. Backed from 6-4 to evens favourite, Biddick had to pull out all the stops to get the better of the game Clew Bay Cove.It was all downhill from there for the champion jockey as Pure Oxygen (4-7); Bellsinni Ron (4-5); Mister Trebus (2-1) and the newcomer St Denys (6-4 out to 5-2) were all beaten.The Exeter racecourse Intermediate qualifier looked a strong race to me. The impressive winner Driftashore can go straight into the note book. He toyed with the easy Buckfastleigh winner Pure Oxygen with other good winners in his wake. His Irish point to point form as recently as February seemed to be overlooked since he was allowed to start at 5-1.

Despite being a winner four times this season, Welstonedruid proved friendless in the market for the Confined. This useful six-year-old drifted from 5-4 to 2-1 and was eventually pulled up. The six-year-old has been on the go since the opening day of the season and has probably done enough for the moment. Bradley Brook continues on the upgrade and was a comfortable winner who looks Open class.

Notus de la Tour (6’s to 5’s) stayed on well to finish second to Bradley Brook on his pointing debut and will surely do well in points. The ex-French gelding had a BHA rating of 144 at his best when with David Pipe and seems to have retained some ability.

Its all or Nothing provided a 33-1 shock in the 16-runner Maiden which featured some promising types.. It would have taken a crystal ball to find this one on form but the grey won on merit, just denying the promising Miss Gotaway who was nibbled at (6’s and 5’s).

The winner of the David Phillips Bookmaker sponsored final race could not have done David or his colleagues any favours. This was the favourite Harry’s Kap (5-4) who is nine-years-old and had been hiding for most of his life. Pyleigh Princess (6’s to 5’s) ran the winner very close and this well bred mare is a winner in waiting.

RESULTS

Results of the Eggesford meeting

VIDEO

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NEXT FIXTURES

Saturday 19th April, Dartmoor Point-To-Point, Flete Park, Ermington (near Ivybridge)
Monday 21st April, Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, St Colomb Major (near Newquay)

RESULTS: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, 13th April 2014

Hunt race (Nigel Cant Planning)

1 Turtle Tim (Will Biddick) evens fav

2 Clew Bay Cove (Harriet Skinner) 4-1

3 Googoobarabajagal (Michael Heard) 3-1

6 ran; 3/4l; distance;  7m 12s

Trained by Sarah Pidsley

 

Intermediate (Exeter Racecourse)

1 Driftashore (Robbie Henderson) 5-1

2 Pure Oxygen (Will Biddick) 4-7 fav

3 Driftwood Pride (Michael Legg) 12-1

10 ran; 10l; head;  7m 3s

Trained by Sally Randell

 

Confined (Chris Hodgson Engineering)

1 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 2-1 jt fav

2 Notus De La Tour (Tom Chanin)5-1

3 The Donserelli (Laura Scott) 20-1

9 ran; 10l; 12l;  7m 4s

Trained by Nicola Martin

 

Mixed Open 4 miles – The Devon National (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Lucette Annie (D Edwards) 6-4

2 Bellsinni Ron (Will Biddick) 4-5 fav

3 Double Dizzy (Joshua Newman) 10-1

6 ran; 8l; 15l;  8m 57s

Trained by Simon Partridge

 

Restricted (T.T. Buildings Ltd)

1 My Rebel (Leanda Tickle) 12-1

2 Third Chance (Sarah Gould) 100-30

3 Raffa (John Mathias) 4-1

14 ran; 1/2l; 1 1/2l;  7m 12s

Trained by Becky Kennen

 

Open Maiden 4 to 7-year-olds only (Dawn West Devon)

1 It’s All Or Nothing (Michael Heard) 33-1

2 Miss Gotaway (Jamie Thomas) 5-1

3 Mount Prospex (Joshua Newman) 25-1

16 ran; 3/4l; 12l;  7m 19s

Trained by Charlotte Rowe

 

Open Maiden  8-year-olds and over (David Phillips Bookmaker)

1 Harry’s Kap (Ed Barrett) 5-4 fav

2 Pyleigh Princess (Leanda Tickle) 5-1

3 Blue Abbey (Darren Edwards) 5-1

7 ran; head; 20l;  7m 30s

Trained by Ray Alford

Tiverton entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 11:30 Members, Subscribers & Farmers Race
2nd 12:05 Restricted Race, Division 1
3rd 12:40 Restricted Race, Division 2
4th 13:15 Mixed Open Race
5th 13:50 Intermediate Race
6th 14:25 Club Members Race for Novice Riders
7th 15:00 Club Members Race for Fillies & Mares
8th 15:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
9th 16:10 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: A VERY COLD OPENING TO THE 2010 -11 POINT-TO-POINT SEASON AT BLACK FOREST LODGE – 28 NOV 2010

GRANVILLE TAYLOR REPORTS

After Sunday I know why they don’t have horse racing at the North Pole. Yes, they have sent us their arctic weather with snow and temperatures of minus this and minus that. Thank goodness the organisers of the first British point-to-point of the new season were prepared. It isn’t easy for racing to defeat sub-zero temperatures, but the organisers of the Black Forest Club meeting are a determined lot and somehow the show went on despite the icy blast.

Whoever thought of the innovation of utilising thick duvets around the jumps to afford frost protection should think of applying for a place on Dragons Den. Senior jockeys told me that on the racing line the ground was riding on the fast side of good.

A well muffled, reasonable sized crowd for a November point-to-point saw 80 horses from far and wide contest the nine races with some stirring finishes.

Black Forest Club Members’Novice Riders’ (Sponsor: Heltor Ltd)

Fully Loaded gained the first of his nine wins last season in this race ridden by Emma Pugsley. Andrew and Linda Pugsley’s ten-year-old gelding went on to take the National Leading Horse award with Emma and her sister Lucy taking the rides. Emma, now in her second year at Plymouth University, is still qualified as a novice rider and rode a confident race here to see off the late challenge of Paddy the Piper.

Emma’s grandfather Gerald Greenway had Fully Loaded looking fit and well for his seasonal debut and looks to be plotting a similar route to last season. “He will not be going hunter chasing and may run at Wadebridge next month”, said the trainer.Paddy the Piper ran his usual solid race under young Michael Heard and this combination look sure to gain consolation before long.

Mixed Open (Wilkinson Grant, Exeter)

Le Duc started a shade of odds-on, with former useful rules performer Simon and Huntingdon hunter chase winner Blaze Ahead the next market choices. Blaze Ahead and Cinaman set off in front, but outsider Surenaga took the race by the scruff of the neck coming off the top bend. The 12-1 chance strode clear at the third last, with Le Duc coming from well off the pace to finish runner up. The winner was astutely ridden by his trainer Sally Randell who is based near Bridgend. This good topped gelding, twice successful on good to firm ground when trained in Ireland was acquired recently. “He had got a bit stale in his previous yard. I wasn’t sure that he was ready but he started to freshen up this week” explained connections.

Open Maiden 4 & 5 -year-olds only. Two and a half miles

( Division 1 The Point-to-Point Authority and Brightwells Ltd)

The honour of winning the first race of the new season went to five-year-old Snope. Owned and trained at Chepstow by Michelle Harris, this small gelding was ridden by the owner’s 22-year-old son Josh Harris, who started his career with Richard Barber and now works in the Evan Williams yard. Snope took the lead from flag fall and despite jumping continually to the left kept in front until headed by Satisfied round the last bend. A great leap by Snope at the last fence saw him regain the lead, and he ran on gamely to hold off the late challenge of Hard to Tell. Snope has had a job to find a permanent home until now. He joined Nicky Henderson’s yard for £18,000 as a three-year-old and has since resided with Jamie Snowden and Polly Gundry. Current connections got him for £3,200 at Doncaster in August.

(Division 2 – Philip Saunders Building Contractors Ltd)

Son of Flame seemed to lack stamina in his races last season, but turned in an authoritative display here over this shorter distance. Richard Hawkins sent the five-yearold clear off the top of the hill to score comfortably despite fluffing the last. “He is a nice horse but pulled hard and would be better left-handed”, reported the 21-year-old jockey who partnered nine pointing winners last season. Trainer Keith Cumings has fond memories of the winners dam, Flame O’Frensi who won 24 times for the yard Son of Flame was the jockey’s first ride since a crashing fall at Cheltenham last month put him out of action. “I actually fractured two small bones in my neck when Cornish Sett fell, but rode out again this Thursday and passed the doctor two days ago”. These boys are tough.

Restricted

(Division 1 – Dyson Quaintance & Strange Financial Management, Newton Abbot)

The winner Timeshift looks to be a bright prospect. Looking very fit in the preliminaries, he was always travelling easily under David Mansell and won as he liked in the fastest time of the day. A sturdy six-year-old trained by Zoe Hammond in Worcestershire, he had won his Maiden by 20 lengths two seasons ago and has been runner up in two bumpers. “We got him originally from Roger McGrath in Cork”, said owner Don Constable who outlined a plan to go for the Red Mills Intermediate Final at Cheltenham.

(Division 2 – Gingerland Livery)

Jimmy Cole’s forcing tactics on his six-year-old Furmagiatt nearly paid off, but in the end he had to give best to 4-1 chance Busy Times. Winner of an Irish Maiden last year, Busy Times is trained at Ross on Wye by Glyn Watkins and was giving a first success to his owner Lorna Vaughan. Busy Times was ridden by 28-year-old Kevin O’Keefe who rode the first of his three pointing winners last year and rides out for Venetia Williams.

Open Maiden Three miles

(Division 1 – Bonhay & Eagle Propert Company Ltd)

I cannot imagine a worse name for a racehorse than The Slug. Anyway this six-year-old was anything but sluggish in the hands of his trainer Chloe Roddick and turned in the faster time of the three divisions. Tough Cookie made most of the running, but The Slug took over at the second last and went on to score readily. Ther winner’s form in Ireland was distinctly moderate, but at least current connections spotted his potential at Ascot sales in June where he was acquired for £2,300

(Division 2 – Hi-Line Contractors SW Ltd, Exeter)

The third Welsh trained winner of the afternoon came in the shape of Washed Out (a marginally better name than The Slug?). Patiently ridden by Isabel Tompsett in the early stages, Washed Out crept into contention half a mile out and took command at the penultimate fence to score comfortably from the favourite Ace High Blue. A stoutly bred gelding who once changed hands for 20,000 euros, the winner showed a glimmer of ability for Paul Nolan in Ireland before being bought by owner/trainer Kim Thomas who is based in the Rhondda Valley.

(Division 3 – The Farriers)

Lucy Gardner has not enjoyed the best of luck having suffered injuries which have curtailed her last two seasons. It was good to see her back on song here with a smooth success on Craig Brian’s Diamond Supreme. King Dick looked a big danger rounding the final bend, but Lucy got a good run out of her mount to win going away. The winner failed to sparkle for former trainer Henrietta Knight and was picked up for £3,000 at Brightwells sales in April.