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REPORT: MODBURY HARRIERS’ POINT-TO-POINT AT FLETE PARK SATURDAY 3rd MAY 2014

MISTER MOONAX may be 14-years-old but proved that age is no barrier when outstaying his three rivals in the featured four miles Ladies’ Open on near perfect going at Flete Park.

Jopero and Hannah Welch took the quartet along until the final ditch, before giving way to Sunken Secret (Pippa Glanville). Mister Moonax had been stalking the leaders however and Hannah Hawkins sent him to the front between the last two fences to score convincingly.

Mister Moonax, wearing his customary cheek pieces and tongue tie, is owned and trained by Hannah’s father Andrew Hawkins on Exmoor. “He loved this undulating course which kept him interested. He likes faster ground, but had Lymphangitis before Christmas which delayed his re-appearance until Easter Monday,” reported Andrew.

Hannah, who will celebrate her 21st birthday in two weeks time, is studying at Exeter University and rides out for Leslie Jefford.

Will Biddick and Robbie Henderson continued their National jockeys title battle with one winner each. Biddick rode his 32nd winner of the season when The Doom Bar easily landed the odds in the Open Maiden. “He jumps and stays,” said the rider, who also trains the five-year-old, who was bought for 9,500 euros at Fairyhouse last August. “He should have won at Kingston (St Mary) but I rode him the wrong way,” confessed the champion jockey, who could soon be tempted by offers for his promising jumper whose dam won a Tramore bumper.

Robbie Henderson is enjoying his best season and reached the 23 winner mark with a comfortable success on Before The War in the Confined. Owned by Stuart Jarrett and trained by Ed Walker, this eight-year-old is, “better in the spring,” thought the rider. The gelding followed up his recent course win at the expense of front running Notus de la Tour.

It was certainly a case of horses for courses at Flete Park on Saturday since Ambitious Pursuit and Right Enough also repeated their Easter course successes

Ivybridge school girl Pippa Glanville had ridden her first winner on Ambitious Pursuit at Easter, and the combination followed up in impressive style when defeating their 11 rivals in the Restricted. Owned and trained by Pippa’s mother Lee, six-year-old Ambitious Pursuit sailed into the lead down the hill and went on to win unchallenged.

The useful looking grey Right Enough was similarly untroubled in landing the Men’s Open, giving jockey Tom Chanin his fourth winner of the season. Robert Chanin trains the nine-year-old for Reg and Mandy Hand and said, “I was worried about the step up in class but he stayed well.”

Sava Bridge had plenty of “P’s” in his previous form figures, but had caught a few eyes when pulled up three fences out at Upcott Cross in his last run three weeks ago. Early 20-1 soon evaporated and 5-1 was being called at the off in the two and a half miles Maiden. Jimmy Cole showed plenty of faith in his seven-year-old and soon had him jumping boldly out in front. He came home untroubled in the end to score by nine lengths. Sava Bridge, who is by the Irish Derby winner Zagreb, had run in Ireland as recently as 9th March.

MONEY TALKS

There was very little value to be had in several of the races at Flete Park where small fields and a Bank Holiday “social” crowd resulted in tight odds

The Doom Bar evoked little interest in the Open Maiden at 1-2 and 4-9 and he duly landed the odds.

Johny No Cash was a surprising 3-1 favourite in the 12-runner Restricted after showing at 4’s. He never looked like winning and the race went to the improving Ambitious Pursuit (4-1)

Nobody got rich on winners Mister Moonax (evens) and Before The War (4-5), but somebody knew something about the two and a half miles Maiden winner Sava Bridge. He couldn’t get his pedigree correct in the race card, but his odds contracted considerably from early 20’s to as low as 5-1 before he ran out a comfortable winner. He had been pulled up at Upcott Cross three weeks ago.

RESULTS

Results of the Modbury Harriers meeting

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RESULTS: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point, Flete Park, 3 May 2014

Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

 

Open Maiden (W Daniels Plant Hire Ltd)

1 The Doom bar (Will Biddick) 4-9 fav

2 My Rosie B (Ed Barrett) 6-1

3 Justin Morgan (Lucy Gardner) 15-2

8 ran; 10l; 15l;  6m 58s

Trainer: Will Biddick

 

Restricted (Stanley Carpets)

1 Ambitious Pursuit (Pippa Glanville) 4-1

2 Gontdevon (Tom Chanin) 4-1

3 It’s All Or Nothing (Michael Heard) 5-1

12 ran; 9l; 2 1/2l;  6m 46s

Trainer: Lee Glanville

 

Ladies’ Open four miles George Baskerville Memorial – Sponsor Pinsent Family)

1 Mister Moonax (Hannah Hawkins) evens fav

2 Sunken Secret (Pippa Glanville) 4-1

3 Jopero (Hannah Welch) 5-2

4 ran; 8l; 12l;  8m 18s

Trainer; Andrew Hawkins

 

Open Maiden 4 to 7-year olds 2m 4f  (Friary Mill Bakery)

1 Sava Bridge (Jimmy Cole) 5-1

2 Paper Lady (Bryony Frost) 8-1

3 High Priority (Will Biddick) 8-1

10 ran; 9l; 5l;  5m 38s

Trainer: Jimmy Cole

 

Men’s Open (Kitsons)

1 Right Enough (Tom Chanin) 2-1

2 Swansbrook (Michael Legg) 1-2 fav

3 Vintage Class (Jamie Thomas) 5-1

3 ran; 8l; 4l;  6m 51s

Trainer: Robert Chanin

 

Confined (Meadowside & St Francis Care Centre)

1 Before The War (Robbie Henderson) 4-5 fav

2 Notus de lla Tour (Lizzie Kelly ) 5-1

3 Gershwinner (Merv Woodward) 6-1

8 ran; 2 1/2l; 4l;  6m 49s

Trainer: Ed Walker

 

 

 

 

Modbury Harriers entries and form

 

Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 14:00 Open Maiden Race
2nd 14:35 Restricted Race
3rd 15:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 15:55 2m4f Open Maiden Race
5th 16:30 Mens Open Race
6th 17:05 Confined 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: Modbury Harriers Point-To-Point, Flete Park, Saturday May 3rd

IT  is the turn of the Modbury Harriers to hold their Point-to-Point at the stunning Flete Park course, this Saturday May 3rd. Pony racing heads up the action at 1pm, with a six-race main card starting at 2pm.

Their feature race of the day is The George Baskerville Ladies’ Open Four Mile Race. Included in the entries will be the Ross Oliver-trained Wee Fly. She is a course specialist, having won six time at this track, and this year, under jockey Bryony Frost, could see her take the Ladies’ Open four mile race for the fifth year in a row. The Rose Loxton-trained Join Together is another entry that could go well, for jockey Megan Nicholls, having won last weekend at Stafford Cross. Also to challenge could be the Camilla Scott-trained Gone To Lunch, having a total of nine Point wins and two seconds in Scottish Nationals, he is a true stayer, and won impressively, snatching a win at Treborough Hill under jockey Laura Scott. Although Gone To Lunch does hold a ticket to Cheltenham this week, so connections may choose to run him there.

In the W Daniels Plant Hire sponsored Open Maiden race, a suggestion would be Madam Be from the Ottery based trainer Ed Walker’s yard, having run second at the Dartmoor meeting here two weeks ago, coming home five lengths behind Ambitious Pursuit. The Doom Bar is also entered and should be popular, having run second for trainer/jockey Will Biddick at Kingston St Mary, that day headed near the line by Edeiff’s Lad.

Stanley Carpets sponsor the Restricted race, in which Ambitious Pursuit could follow up on his win here two weeks ago for the Glanville family. Another to consider is Whispering Wild, who also won his previous race here over the longer trip, coming home a length ahead of  Way Before Dawn. Gontdevon from the Robert Chanin team could also go well having scored two previous seconds at this track, and may appreciate any drying ground.

Lady Annabel from the Polly Gundry team, looks to be the likely favourite in the Friary Mill Bakery sponsored  Open Maiden two- mile four furlong race, after her second at Hackwood Park. The mare was unlucky to be brought down when challenging for third on her reappearance at Cothelstone. Beetle Jack under jockey Darren Edwards, is another suggestion, who could improve on his previous third here, and is a worthy each-way bet.

The two Ed Walker-trained entries of Hameldown Tor and Before The War, hold strong claims in the competitive Kitson Solicitors-sponsored Mens Open race. Hameldown Tor is another horse holding a ticket to Cheltenham this week. Before The War won the Confined race here two weeks ago, and his previous second in a Mens Open at Little Windsor behind Bellsinni Ron, makes him a leading contender with jockey Robbie Henderson on board. Other options could be Swansbrook from the Sue Popham team, having won this race last season, and Right Enough for the Hand family won the Restricted here two weeks ago, could also go close.

In the final race of the day, the Meadowside & St Francis-sponsored Confined race, suggestions would be the front running Ned White and Before The War if not running in the previous race. Notus De La Tour, trained locally by Clerk of the Course Sam Holdsworth, may well turn out again after his two lengths second to Level Spirit, at the Stafford Cross meeting last weekend.

The course offers stunning views of Flete Park, making it an ideal picnic spot, a host of trade stands, bar, bookies and hot refreshments.

Entrance is £10 car and driver £20 car and passengers. Location is Ermington, nr Ivybridge, Postcode PL21 ONX

Useful Information

Met Office 5 day forecast: Ugborough Beacon (2.1 miles)

BBC Travel News: DevonCornwallSomerset;

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Four Burrow Point-To-Point entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 2m4f Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:25 Mens Open Race
6th 16:00 Restricted Race
7th 16:35 Open Maiden 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.

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Eggesford Point-To-Point entries and form

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 14:10 Confined Race
4th 14:45 Devon National Mixed Open Race
5th 15:20 Restricted Race
6th 15:55 4-7 year old Open Maiden Race
7th 16:30 8 years + Open Maiden 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: Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, Sunday April 13

Point-to-Point racing takes place at Upcott Cross this Sunday April 13th, where the Eggesford Hunt host their meeting. Pony racing heads up the action at 12 noon, and the main seven race card starting at 1pm. More than 120 entries have been received.

The feature race of the day, is the Simpkin Edwards sponsored Mixed Open four mile Devon National. Entries in this include Bellsinni Ron from the Richard Barber team, he is on a hat-trick of wins this season, including Charleton Hawthorne, Ston Eston and last weekend at Little Windsor, where he made all under jockey Will Biddick  Lucette Annie trained by Simon Partridge, is a previous course winner here. She loves the soft and goes well for jockey Darren Edwards, having won at Chipley Park in January and followed up with a third at Buckfastleigh. Double Dizzy is an interesting entry, the 13 year-old gelding has won over £100,00 in prize money under Rules, and should have fun now back in Pointing.

Nigel Cant Planning sponsor the opening Members race, in which Googoobarabajagal would be a popular win here for jockey Michael Heard on his grandparents course. Clew Bay Cove won here last season for trainer Ed Walker, finishing ahead of South Western and could reproduce that form to win here.

The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate looks a very competitive race, with The Mythologist for the Henderson team having scored two from two starts this season. Pure Oxygen is another classy entry from the Richard Barber team, having impressive wins at Buckfastleigh and Cotley under champion jockey Will Biddick. Annie Aces from the Gordon Chambers team, is another to consider, having impressed at Kilworthy coming home a short head in front of Lord Samson. Celia Plunkett’s Squirrel Esquire took the Restricted at Bradfield-On-The-Green in a notably quick time and should not be left out of the equation.

In the Confined race, which is sponsored by Chris Hodgson Engineering, Hameldown Tor for trainer Ed Walker, missed out on a run last weekend after Cherrybrook was cancelled. He should be well fit, and his recent three length second to Ravethebrave at Badbury Rings could see him atone here. Notus De La Tour is an interesting entry, having previously finished second in a Grade 1 Novice Chase, he is now in training with Sam Holdsworth.

Raffa after his win at Kilworthy and Third Chance who was a close second at Cotley, could battle out the TT Building Limited sponsored Restricted race. Mister Trebus is another to consider after his win at Buckfastleigh last month. Druim Rua, for trainer David Rogers destroyed the field at Great Trethew, making all to win unchallenged under Darren Edwards, and looks one to follow.

The Will Biddick-trained and ridden The Doom Bar is entered in the Open Maiden for four,five,six and seven year old’s, the combination were running well at Cottenham before falling four out. Miss Gotaway finished second at Buckfastleigh under Jamie Thomas and could win here for the Kayley Woollacott team. This race is sponsored by Dawn West Devon.

David Phillips Bookmaker sponsors the Open Maiden for horses aged eight years and over, in which Kilcolman Wizard for the Heard family would be a popular win to close the day’s event. Wood Park and Deniere Dance (If connections do not choose to enter in the earlier Members race) also look close to a win soon.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands.

Entrance is £10 car & driver, £20 car and upto four passengers, £25 car and five passengers or over.

The course is located two miles South of Halwill Junction, off A3079.  Postcode EX21 5AE

Useful Information

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