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Entries: East Devon Point-To-Point at Bishops Court on Saturday 11th March 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Members Race
2nd 12:35 4, 5 & 6 year old Open Maiden Race
3rd 13:10 Mixed Open Race
4th 14:00 Intermediate Race
5th 14:35 Club Members Race
6th 15:10 Restricted Race
7th 15:45 7 years and older Open Maiden Race

Course updates from John Bradley

Thursday, 9th March 2017: The going at East Devon is still on the better side of good to soft soft in places. Most of the rain lately passed the course by

Monday, 6th March 2017: The preparations for East Devon Point to Point are going well. The going has changed and is now good to soft soft in places.

2nd March 2017: All the fences are now out on the course finished and ready to go. The ground is good / good to soft in places ( just down to the open ditch) some rain expected over weekend so could change slightly

The correct course layout for the site as you know we moved a fence to the opening straight from the finishing straight dome years ago

Preview extract:

The location for next weekend’s Point-to-Point venue in the Devon & Cornwall Area is the pretty course at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, on Saturday 11th March with the first race up at 12 noon. It will the the turn of the East Devon to host the area’s meeting with this track being a popular venue for picnics to be brimming to the full, with all soaking up the atmosphere and hopefully a dry spring weekend in store. Over 100 entries have been received.

The course offers great track-side viewing with many trade stands, bookies, bar, hot food and refreshments. Entrance to the course is £10 car and driver, £20 car and one passenger, children under 16 free, pedestrians £10. Dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary, EX11 1RJ

FORM GUIDE

Key:

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

Abbreviations:

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

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

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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Preview : Silverton Foxhounds – Black Forest Lodge, Sunday January 12

NOW that the storms have subsided, we can once again enjoy some fantastic Point to Point horse-racing without having to dodge the wind and rain. The second of three meetings takes place at Black Forest Lodge this weekend, where the Silverton Foxhounds host the event at Kenton near Exeter. With seven races on offer and a start time of 12 noon, over one hundred entries have been received.

The day includes a feature race, the Bonhams Mens Open, a qualifier for the series final at Cheltenham in April, there are no surprises in the class field of horses entering here. The Fred Hutsby-trained Penmore Mill has only been beaten once in seven races when Doctor Kingsley got the better by four lengths at Guilsborough, and an easy win here in December when jockey Tom Ellis came home 15 lengths ahead of his pursuers. Another entry, What A Laugh out of the Gary Hanmer yard has also only been beaten once in Points when three lengths behind Sybarite, and has an Aintree Chase to add to his form.
Phil Saunders Building Contractors sponsor the Members race, in which Robert Chanin trains five of the six entered, and may well run Welstonedruid for owners Andrew and Sue Knox. Having won the Restricted here in December, jockey Ian Chanin will be hoping to fend off the challenge of his brother Tom, who could get the leg up on Ashclyst for trainer Les Jefford. The partnership won a Mens Open at Cothelstone last season.
The Restricted race is sponsored by Simpkins Edwards Chartered Accountants, and has attracted twenty-four entries. The lightly raced Mister Teddy from the Fred Hutsby yard is highly rated having run fourth behind Cottage Oak at Haydock last year and second in a 17-runner Hunter Chase at Towcester previously. He had won his Maiden here in 2009. Ladfromhighworth from the Camilla Scott yard is another having won his maiden here when making virtually all for jockey Vicky Wade, the partnership was unlucky to be disqualified at Cothelstone when coming home a neck ahead of Kostaquarta.
Charles Stanley sponsors the Ladies Open, Hey Porter under jockey Jane Williams won a Ladies Open at Garthorpe last March for trainer Diane Williams, Byerley Bear will probably have a week off after his win at Wadebridge last weekend, and King Of Alcatraz won here last season and is sure to come on for his third at Wadebridge in December.
Division One of the Open Maiden is sponsored by Tinknell Devon Fuels, suggestions would be the Rosemary Partridge-trained Tallanstown Boy, and Silver Man from the Steve Flook yard after his third at Cottenham in December. Also entered is the Zara Phillips-trained Youhavetoo, having transferred from the Zoe Hammond yard.
The second division of the Open Maiden sponsored by Jewsons could see the Camilla Scott-trained Honours Insite take this after his previous second at this course.
J Edwards Sellars, sponsor the Intermediate in which Ladfromhighworth could atone if not entering the earlier race, challenging could be the ten year old Luso sired gelding Quantum Theory.
Entrance £20 per car or £10 per car and driver. Hot food,bookmakers,bar and trade stands are on course. With ringside viewing for the disabled.
Location is Kenton, near Exeter off A380. Postcode EX6 8HR.

Useful Information:

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

BBC Travel News: Devon

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Mid Devon, Black Forest Lodge Preview

A cracking day’s racing is on the cards at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday February 3rd, with two pony races kicking off the card at 11am.

The main race card follows on at 12 noon with the Confined and entered is the Ed Walker-trained Hameldown Tor, an Intermediate winner in a particularly fast time at Cherrybrook. Also entered is Googoobarabajagal and his trainer John Heard will be looking for an early hat trick after his brace of wins at Wadebridge this season.

In the Men’s Open entries include Carrickmines, a decent performer under Rules for Dr Richard Newland. He’s now with George Beilby yard near Taunton. Bobs Law and Silver Story have solid claims having run well in heavy and the John Heard-trained Faasel could again take on Robert Chanin’s impressive gelding Kirkleigh, the two having met recently at Wadebridge where Faasel got up to win by three quarters of a length.

In the AGA Ladies’ Open the Steve Flook-trained Island Life came second here last year to Special Occasion and then went on to take Hunter Chases at Warwick and Hereford before unseating his rider when going well at Aintree; Mobaasher has won six including three 3m chases and has had the benefit of a couple of early runs at Wadebridge.

The Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate race follows on and the Jelly O’Brien-trained Hall Kelly looks to have a chance having run well at Ampton in January finishing five lengths behind French Canadian. Molland Gayle won a Restricted here in December for jockey Ian Chanin and Leslie Jefford’s Delta Borget is another course winner here and should not be dismissed.

The Restricted could see the David Brace outside raider Bringinthebranston take the spoils having relished the heavy going at Chaddesley Corbett destroying his field by 30 lengths.

The Open Maiden has already been divided with 23 in each division. These races have been sponsored by Gidleigh Park Hotel, Hi-Line Services Ltd and Kennford Tramacadam Ltd.

Black Forest Lodge is located at Kenton, near Exeter off the A380; postcode EX6 8HR. On course facilities include bar, bookies and hot refreshments. Entry is £20 per car and £10 for single occupancy.