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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.

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Entries: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Cherrybrook – CANCELLED

Saturday 3rd March 2018

The Mid Devon Hunt Point to Point, Cherrybrook has regrettably been cancelled. The meeting will not be resheduled. Thank you to everyone for there help. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019. Thank you Sonia Geering MDH pt2pt Sec.

Preview extract

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

Going update

Saturday 24th February 2018

The clerk of the course reports that today the course has had a strong drying wind, the going is now good/good to soft in places.Next going report is on Monday.

Monday 26th February 2018

The clerk of the course has been working on the course today and reports that the going is good.There are 96 entries and the Mid Devon are looking forward to seeing you all there for a good days racing on Sunday at Cherrybrook, 1st race 1pm

Thursday 1st March 2018

Preview extract:

This weekends Point-to-Point meeting in the area takes place at Cherrybrook, nr Tavistock where the Mid Devon host their event on Sunday March 4th. The committee are delighted and grateful that this meeting can take place at the course with thanks to the Lamerton and Spooners and West Dartmoor Hunts, and land owners Messers N P & C Abel. This Point-to-Point was previously held at the Black Forest Lodge course before the site had been sold. Six races will be on offer which have attracted 96 entries. The action starts at 1pm.

This course which offers a stunning location and view of Brentor on Dartmoor. A great family day is on offer with plenty of trade stands, a bar, hot and cold refreshments together with on course bookies.  The racing will be fast and furious with trackside viewing.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person upto a maximum of £30 a car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome.  Located off A386 North of Tavistock. Postcode PL19 0LA .

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 2016/17 form from 2015/16 form. Figures preceded by an oblique (/) represents 2014/15 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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Entries: Dulverton West Point-To-Point at Bratton Down on Sunday 21st May 2017

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Restrited Race
2nd 14:35 Open Maiden Race
3rd 15:10 Club Members Race
4th 15:45 Conditions Race
5th 16:20 Mixed Open Race
6th 16:55 Intermediate Race
7th 17:30 Mares & Fillies Race

Going Reports

Friday 19th May 7.00pm

The course inspector has just given the going as “good to firm, good in places”.

Hugh Thomas

Tuesday 16th May

The going is now good.

We have had rain each day since Friday evening.

The weather conditions continue to be damp.

Saturday 13th May 10.00am

The going is now good to firm, with a good covering of grass.

We had rain on Friday evening and the forecast is for more next week.

The aggravator will be used if necessary.

Hugh Thomas

12th May 8.30am

The going is currently firm, with a good covering of grass. We had light rain on Thursday evening and the forecast is for more. The aggravator will be used if necessary.

Hugh Thomas

eTickets

eTickets available for all three Bratton Down meetings, to purchase tickets go to: https://www.futureticketing.ie/client/brattondown/

Preview extract:

This coming weekend will see the first of three Point-to-Point meetings to be held at the popular Bratton Down Course on Sunday 21st May. Race-goers not only enjoy the stunning location of the course which has a backdrop view of Exmoor to boast, but also some exciting racing with seven races on offer which start at 2pm. Three pony races, which are sponsored by Victor and Gerald Dartnall precede the main race card which head up the action at 12.45pm. It will be the turn of the Dulverton West to host the first meeting, with over one hundred and twenty entries received. The Bratton Down committee wish to express their gratitude to each and every person involved in staging these events, as without their help they would not be possible.

This has to offer a superb family day out, with trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar and on course bookies. Entrance is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car. Buses welcome at £10 per person. Children under 16 free. Only dogs on leads welcome. Early bird discount e-tickets can be obtained via the website http://www.pointingdc.co.uk

Course is located at Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of Sth Molton-EX31 4SG.

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.

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Entries: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge Sunday 5th March 2017

Preview extract

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

Going Update

Friday 3rd March 2017:

Black Forest lodge is all ok for racing today. Going good to soft , soft in places.

Friday 3rd March 2017:

Going update Friday evening is Good to Soft.

Tuesday 28th February 2017:

Going after course inspection today is GOOD to SOFT , GOOD in places.

Some rain forecasted in week.

Date Time Forecast Temp. Precipitation Wind
Wednesday 01/03/2017 00:0006:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 00:0006:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 8 m/s from west-northwestFresh breeze, 8 m/s from west-northwest
06:0012:00 Rain. For the period: 06:0012:00 3.7 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwestLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southwest
12:0018:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 0 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from southeast
18:0000:00 Fair. For the period: 18:0000:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
Thursday 02/03/2017 00:0006:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 00:0006:00 0 mm Fresh breeze, 9 m/s from westFresh breeze, 9 m/s from west
06:0012:00 Partly cloudy. For the period: 06:0012:00 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from westModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west
12:0018:00 Cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 10° 0 mm Moderate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwestModerate breeze, 6 m/s from west-southwest
18:0000:00 Cloudy. For the period: 18:0000:00 0 mm Gentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southwestGentle breeze, 5 m/s from south-southwest
Friday 03/03/2017 00:0006:00 Rain. For the period: 00:0006:00 1.8 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from southGentle breeze, 4 m/s from south
06:0012:00 Rain. For the period: 06:0012:00 1.3 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeastGentle breeze, 4 m/s from east-southeast
12:0018:00 Light rain. For the period: 12:0018:00 0.6 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from east-northeast
18:0000:00 Rain. For the period: 18:0000:00 2.2 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from southLight breeze, 3 m/s from south
Saturday 04/03/2017 00:0006:00 Light rain. For the period: 00:0006:00 0.6 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from south-southeast
06:0012:00 Light rain showers. For the period: 06:0012:00 0.8 mm Light breeze, 2 m/s from south-southeastLight breeze, 2 m/s from south-southeast
12:0018:00 Cloudy. For the period: 12:0018:00 0 mm Light breeze, 3 m/s from east-southeastLight breeze, 3 m/s from east-southeast
18:0000:00 Rain. For the period: 18:0000:00 1.7 mm Gentle breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwestGentle breeze, 4 m/s from north-northwest

Monday 27th February 2017:

Going Mid Devon at Black Forest Lodge : Good . Update after course inspection tomorrow (Tuesday).

Preview extract:

Black Forest Lodge near Kenton, Exeter, is the venue for next weekends Point-to-Point meeting to be held in the Devon & Cornwall Area this Sunday March 5th. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon with two pony races followed by the main six race card which start at 1pm, over one hundred entries have been received.

The course offers excellent viewing both track-side and on the hill. Good food with bar, bookies and plenty of trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a max of £30 per car. Children under 16 free and dogs on leads welcome. Course is located at Kenton near Exeter (off A380 – EX6 8HR)

Please note that those travelling via A379 there is a possibility of a Bridge closure so do check for diversions and allow extra time to arrive at the course if the intended work goes ahead.  The website for Bridge closure info is https://new.devon.gov.ukbridgeroad/subscribe.

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.

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Entries: Tiverton Point-To-Point at Chipley Park on Sunday 29th 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 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:

Friday 27th January 2017: “Keith left the course at 3p.m. the ground was good/good to soft in a place a little rain forecast tonight and some showers for Sunday so he would imagine the going would be good to soft by the time racing takes place at 11.30a.m, come early it looks like a fantastic days racing” – Jean Granger

Tuesday 24th January 2017: The ground at Chipley Park remains Good to Soft

Monday 23rd January 2017: Important News due to a large entry of horses (182) we have had to bring the first race forward to 11.30a.m. All good fun and the ground is now Good to Soft with a little rain forecast Friday/Saturday. Look forward to seeing you all there. Keith and Jean Granger, Hon. Sec.

Preview extract:

Chipley Park is the picturesque venue for next weekends Point-to-Point horse racing meeting, where 182 entries have been received for the Tiverton meeting this coming Sunday 29th January. Eight races are on offer with an earlier start time of 11.30am

Entrance to the course is £10 per head up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free. On course facilities include hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands.

Location is at Chipley Park off B3187, Wellington 1m, 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 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.

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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.

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Rhys Williams’s Silverton Point-To-Point commentary, Black Forest Lodge, Sunday 18th January 2015

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A sunny and dry day resulted in a decent sized crowd. Some good racing with a few class performances and exciting finishes. The ground was sticky soft ground.

Confined

14 runners lined up for the opening race on the card. Welstonedruid went off 11-4 favourite and prevailed in a very tight finish with Mic’s Delight. Welstonedruid looked to have settled it shortly after the last but seemed to idle on the run in and almost got beat. Bradley Brook (2-1 out to 5-1) ran quite well in 3rd considering he was carrying a 10lb penalty.

Restricted Div 1

The Restricted was split on the day. Division 1 went to What About Will at 9-1, who was the only runner still galloping in the closing stages and some very weary horses clambered over the last. Kerry Mganga finished 2nd and Bamboleo 3rd, after Gentle Duke stopped to a walk on the run in after jumping the last in a clear 3rd. Larkhill winner Themanfromcork was a disappointing 4-6 favourite.

Restricted Div 2

The favourites flip-flopped in div 2 as Soixante Six was backed into 6-4 favourite while Full Trottle drifted from evens out to 9-4. These two fought out the finish with Full Trottle getting a crucial advantage of a couple of lengths after 2 out and held Soixante Six after the last. They pulled well clear of the 3rd, Sparkling Miss, who shaped with some promise.

Ladies Open

A warm contest for the Ladies Open with the 6 runners including multiple winner Byerley Bear, hunter chase 2nd Catspan and the Steve Flook trained pair Foundry Square and Rumbury Grey. Having led, Byerley Bear was headed on the run to 3 out and looked in a bit of trouble but he rallied well under pressure and got the crucial inside line on the final bend as Catspan and Foundry Square challenged. Foundry Square tried to challenge after turning in but couldn’t get to Byerley Bear who won at 4-5. Foundry Square came 2nd (6-4 out to 2-1) and Catspan 3rd.

Mens Open

A very competitive Mens Open and those at the head of the market came to the fore. Steeltown was sent clear of the field early on the final circuit but the gap was gradually closed by a few and Coombe Hill was the one who closed strongly after 2 out. He got to the front with a good jump at the last and the 14yo went on to win from Steeltown. Rosies Peacock, the 2-1 fav, ran well back in 3rd.

Open Maiden Div 1 Part 1

Div 1 of the maiden was split on the day. Part 1 looked a competitive race and produced a very tight finish between According To Harry and Swingbridge. The former, sent off at 4-1, just got the verdict from the 3-1 fav. The Mystro showed some promise in 3rd and should pick up a maiden.

Open Maiden Div 1 Part 2

Nortonthorpelegend’s price fluctuated around evens in Part 2 but he was in trouble early on the final circuit and could never get into the race. Victory went to Genermouse at 25-1 from Stony Road, who ran a promising race in 2nd, and Wivannie in 3rd.

Open Maiden Div 2

Carnage in Div 2 of the maiden. The favourite Loves Blind unseated early on. High Hatton (6-4 out to 4-1) had cruised into the lead when getting rid of James Tudor at the open ditch and the horse that followed him, Thegreendalerocket, unseated too. Very few of the 14 that set off were still going at the finish and it was Infamous Grouse that won to complete a treble for Darren Edwards. Morebutwhen and Gold Relief followed him home.

Intermediate

Visually the most impressive performance came in the last. Repeat Business (4s very early, then 5-2 into 7-4) travelled smoothly throughout and took up the running going across the top of the course. Little Cornham was the only danger at 2 out but Repeat Business quickly pulled clear, putting up a smart performance. Little Cornham was no match for the winner but ran well in 2nd and Argentato ran well in 3rd at 50-1. Supreme Danehill was the 6-4 favourite but could never get into a challenging position and ran below his best.

Good to see plenty of familiar local faces among the crowd and a few rare visitors to these parts.

Rhys Williams

 

GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – SILVERTON AT BLACK FOREST LODGE 18 JAN 2015

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The betting ring at Black Forest was particularly strong with 15 bookies providing a competitive market.

• Punters got off to a good start with Welstonedruid (11-4 to 5-2 fav) squeezing home by a short head in front of Mic’s Delight (9-1 to each way money).

What About Will (9’s to 8’s) kept jumping to the left in the first of the divided Restricted, but still had 15 lengths in hand at the post. He can score again on a left hand track. Welsh cash was seen for the Nick Williams ridden Kerry Mganga (8’s to 6’s) but his effort was short lived. He should win a Restricted back in Wales.

Vilja was backed from 12-1 to 8-1 in the other Restricted division but fell at the 11th fence when lying second. She is in a good yard and is worth another chance. The finish concerned the two at the top of the market with Full Throttle (11-10 out to 9-4) atoning for his unlucky fall at Cottenham in beating the favourite Soixante Six (2-1 to 13-8)

Steeltown was well supported from 5-1 to 7-2 in a high class Men’s Open and ran extremely well. He was pegging back the winner Coombe Hill (strong at 7-2) near the finish, with former Lady Dudley Cup winner Rosies Peacock (5-2 into 2-1 fav) finishing a creditable third.

According To Harry (5-1 to 4-1) had fallen at Wadebridge last week after a promising third at the showground in a race which is working out well before Christmas. With the in-form Darren Edwards giving him a perfect waiting ride, this promising six-year-old just denied Swingbridge (3-1 fav) in yet another race which had to be divided on the day.

• Bookies got some expenses back in the other division of the Maiden when Genermouse (33-1 and not a friend in sight) put in an exhilarating round of jumping to score under Joshua Newman.

Infamous Grouse provided another shock in division two of the maiden. This big gelding started at 12-1 but had been seen at 20’s and it was left to Darren Edwards to follow in the hoof prints of his previous two winners.

* As it got colder the number of punters dwindled. Only the needy and the greedy (including me) lingered around for the final event of a long afternoon. Two of the eight Intermediate runners were offered at 66-1, but it was the Llangeinor qualified Repeat Business (5-2 to 7-4) who took the prize across the Severn bridge to Wales.

REPORT ON THE SILVERTON  POINT-TO-POINT AT BLACK FOREST LODGE  SUNDAY 18TH JANUARY 2015

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DARREN EDWARDS was the jockey in form with a sparkling treble on an action packed nine-race card at the Silverton fixture at Black Forest Lodge.

The 30-year-old, whose day job as a chartered surveyor in Leicestershire means regular weekend commuting to the West Country for point-to-point rides, had started this weekend by riding a winner at Larkhill,  and lost little time in adding to that success on Sunday.

Edwards paired up with rookie Ashburton, Devon, trainer Chris Honour to win the Men’s Open with that wonderful veteran Coombe Hill.

Now 14-years-old, and with his point-to-point tally already in double figures, Coombe Hill hit the front on the final bend and just fended off the rallying Steeltown by a head.

The delighted trainer said, “I rode 75 winners under rules, including winners for Geoff Thompson who owns Coombe Hill. Geoff kindly sent him to me to train when Charlotte Tizzard gave up. He is a lovely old horse and is the first winner I have saddled with my first runner. I still ride out for Chris Down and Rod Millman, and I hope this is a stepping stone to a training career.”

The first division of the Open Maiden had to be divided on the day, and once again a shrewd ride from Darren Edwards saw him steer six-year-old According To Harry into the winner’s enclosure. This time the verdict was just a short head as The Bradley Partnership owned gelding was all out to hold Swingbridge. “We bought him in Ireland as a four-year-old and he was the last horse sired by Old Vic,” remarked Nicky Martin.

According To Harry was also the first leg of a training double for Nicky Martin who followed up with another six-year-old Infamous Grouse in the same colours in the final Maiden race. “I am completely in shock,” smiled the Exmoor trainer as the 12-1 winner completed the treble for Darren Edwards. She added, “He is a big horse by Oscar who has needed time. We bought him as a three-year-old at the Derby sales but he missed a piece of work recently and I didn’t think he was quite fit enough.”

Thorverton trainer Robert Chanin continued his successful run of form with a second double in seven days. This time, despite being headed at the third last, Leanda Tickle soon had matters under control in the Ladies’ Open as Byerley Bear stretched clear off the home turn to record his hat trick for the season. “He was kicking and bucking round the field after his win last week but will have a little break now,” reported the trainer.

Welstonedruid had set the ball rolling for the yard with a hard fought short head success in the Confined. Ian Chanin had the mount on this ever improving youngster, owned by Andrew and Sue Knox. “He is an out and out stayer and likes soft ground,” commented the trainer, who expects the seven-year-old to step up into Open class.

The Restricted had to be divided on the day on a card which saw 93 runners turn out from a total of 128 entries. Despite continually jumping to the left, What About Will made all to win the first section, ridden by Vicky Wade in her father Keith’s colours. “He was a bit unlucky last time at Larkhill when he met traffic problems but I thought he wanted better ground than this,” reflected trainer Neil Harris.

The other section went to the progressive six-year-old Full Throttle, saddled by Barbury Castle handler Laura Thomas for her father Norman. 26-year-old Sam Painting, who rides out for the yard, had the mount on the sturdy chestnut, who was bought at Newbury sales after winning an Irish Maiden last March. “He failed the vet at the sales but I thought he was worth taking a chance with,” said the owner.

Genermouse can only be described as gigantic and it was a fine training performance by Chloe Newman to have the Generous seven-year-old fit to score on his seasonal debut in his division of the Open Maiden. Home bred by Michael Dare, he was given a positive ride by Josh Newman at odds of 33-1. “He fractured a pelvis and also had a wind op as a five-year-old so we have had to be super patient with him,” reported Chloe.

It was pretty cold when the last race took place, but favourite backers went home on a high as Welsh challenger Repeat Business landed some good bets in impressive style under James Tudor.

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: John Beasley and Samantha Mead

NEXT FIXTURE

Sunday 25th January 2015, Tiverton Point-To-Point, Chipley Park.

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RESULTS: SILVERTON AT BLACK FOREST LODGE, 18 JANUARY 2015

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Going: Soft

Confined (Sponsor Best Western Tiverton Hotel)

1 Welstonedruid (Ian Chanin) 5-2 fav prom. led 14, ran on strongly, just held on
2 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) 9-1 in touch, chased winner from 14. ro well flat, just failed
3 Bradley Brook (Darren Edwards) 5-1 held up, stayed on from 3 out
14 ran; short head; 1 1/2l; 6 mins 26 secs
Owner Andrew & Sue Knox; Trainer: Robert Chanin

Restricted (Simpkins Edwards)

Division 1

1 What About Will (Vicky Wade) 8-1 made all, jumped left. drew clr 2 out
2 Kerry Mganga (Nick Williams) 7-1 chased ldrs, effort 3 out, no extra apprg last
3 Bamboleo (Will Telfer) 33-1 lost place 12, ran on agn clsg stgs, took 3rd close home
10 ran; 15l’; 20l; 6m 41s
Owner Keith Wade; Trainer Neil Harris

Division 2

1 Full Throttle (Sam Painting) 9-4 led 12, asserted 2 out, kept on
2 Soixante Six (Tom Weston) 13-8 fav held up, hdwy 14, cl 2nd 3 out – next, not quicken flat
3 Sparkling Miss (Michael Legg) 12-1 improved 14, effort 3 out, wknd next
11 ran; 1 1/2l; 15l; 6m 31s
Owner Norman Thomas Trainer Laura Thomas

Ladies’ Open (In support of Injured Jockeys & Hunt Servants fund)

1 Byerley Bear (Leanda Tickle) 8-11 fav led til hdd briefly 3 out, led agn next, ran on strongly
2 Foundry Square (Gina Andrews) 2-1 effort 4 out, every chance 2 out, no extra last
3 Catspan (Hannah Lewis) 14-1 tracked ldr, slt ld 3 out, outpaced after next
6 ran; 3l; 2l; 6m 37s
Owner Roger Knowles; Trainer Robert Chanin

Men’s Open (Bonhams)

1 Coombe Hill (Darren Edwards) 7-2 hdwy 4 out, cl 3rd 2 out, led apprg last, held on well
2 Steeltown (Jamie Thomas) 7-2 led 12, clear til pressed 3 out, hdd apprg last, rallied flat, just held
3 Rosie’s Peacock (John Mathias) 2-1 fav went 2nd 12, close up & every chance til hampered & wknd apprg last
11 ran; head; 4l; 6m 35s
Owner Geoff Thompson; Trainer Chris Honour

Open Maiden (Wilkinson Grant & Co)

Division 1 Part 1

1 According To Harry (Darren Edwards) 4-1 held up & bhd, gd hdwy 4 out, chall 2 out, led last, all out
2 Swingbridge (Sam Painting) 3-1 fav took ld 4 out, slt ld 2 out, hdd last, rallied nr post
3 The Mystro (Will Biddick) 7-2 midfield, some hdwy 3 out, not reach ldrs
10 ran; short head; 20l; 6m 45s
Owner The Bradley Partnership; Trainer Nicky Martin

Division 1 Part 2

1 Genermouse (Josh Newman) 33-1 led 9, jumped well, stayed on gamely when pressed from 3 out
2 Stony Road (Charlotte Prichard) 5-1 rear, hdwy to chall 4 out, sustained chall from 2 out, no ex flat
3 Wivannie (Bryony Frost) 3-1 led til 8, lost place, ran on agn clsg stgs
9 ran; 2l; 15l; 6m 46s
Owner: Michael dare; Trainer Chloe Newman

Open Maiden Division 2 (Devon Fuels)

1 Infamous Grouse (Darren Edwards) 12-1 held up midfield, led after 15, slt ld last, dvn out
2 Morebutwhen (Claire Hart) 10-1 prog 4 out, effort next, cl 2nd 2 out til last, just held
3 Gold Relief (David Noonan) 50-1 soon rear, gd hdwy 15, ev ch 2 out, no extra flat
14 ran; 1/2l; 3l; 6m 51s
Owner The Bradley Partnership; Trainer Nicky Martin

Intermediate (The Farriers)

1 Repeat Business (James Tudor) 7-4 held up, hdwy 10, led 4 out, drew clr last, comf
2 Little Cornham (Will Biddick) 9-2 held up, prog 14, went 2nd 4 out, ev chance 2 out, wknd apprg last
3 Argentato (Jordan Nailor) 33-1 made most til after 15, kept on one pace
8 ran; 10l; 20l; 6m 39s
Owner Mrs J Bird : Trainer James Tudor

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

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