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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: 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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GRANVILLE’S BETTING GOSSIP – MID DEVON AT BLACK FOREST LODGE 1 FEB 2015

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Nine bookies braved the elements, but punters looked a bit thin on the ground. Although only two point-to-points took place in the country, it was unfortunate that this fixture clashed with the South Dorset at Milborne St Andrew, just 70 miles away in the adjacent Wessex area.

  • Only two horses were seriously involved in the market for the opener. The eventual winner Whenharrymetsally settled at 6-5 from 5-4, with Thinkaboutthat marginally preferred at 10-11 (evens best).  The latter finished lame in fourth place.
  • Double Bank turned in a sparkling performance to demolish his seven rivals in the Men’s Open. He was cut from 4-5 to 4-6 and left his rivals behind nearly as far as Exeter. There was backing for course winner Welstonedruid (4’s to 2’s) but this was not his day.
  • A few of the eight runners attracted interest in the Ladies’ Open, but the useful looking winner Beuvron was easy to back at 5’s despite being well written up in the official point to point form book. The favourite Iron Chancellor was solid at evens and 6-5, and the exposed Ned White traded from 4’s to 11-4.
  • Three of the six runners in the Intermediate were returned at 9-4 and less, with the fortunate winner Tiger Rag drifting from 5-2 to 4’s.
  • Johny No Cash was the popular choice in the Subaru Restricted qualifier (2’s to 6-4 fav), whereas the winner Tolatetobeearly took a walk from 3-1 to 9-2 (5’s to a couple of shillings). Too Late was on time here and he can win again.
  • Stony Road was solid at 5-4 in the last race where More Tricks was supported from 9-2 to 7-2. Sea Bear had shown little form in Ireland, but towed his handler enthusiastically round the parade ring and his in-form stable struck again landing some nice bets from 4’s to 3’s.

RESULTS

Results of the Mid Devon meeting

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REPORT ON THE MID DEVON POINT-TO-POINT AT BLACK FOREST LODGE  SUNDAY 1st FEBRUARY 2015

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THE ultra-consistent Double Bank was an impressive winner of the Men’s Open in the hands of Mervyn Woodward as the ground turned sticky and testing at Black Forest Lodge.

Time For Spring kept tabs on the winner until four out, but Double Bank galloped on relentlessly to score unchallenged by 25 lengths for owner Jonathan Cole. “I was a bit concerned to bring him back so soon after his Taunton race but he loves this course,” said Double Bank’s Teign Valley trainer Emma Oliver who intimated that his next outing would be a Wincanton hunter chase. “This is the seventh time I have won on him,” reported his beaming jockey.

Beuvron took the eight runner Ladies’ Open in good style in the colours of Charles Stanley. Already successful over jumps at Paray-Le-Monial, Aix-Les-Bains and Dax over jumps in France, this five-year-old had run promisingly when not fully wound up on his recent British debut at Wadebridge behind the prolific Byerley Bear (an absentee here).

Beuvron headed course winner Iron Chancellor (Gina Andrews) at the third last and soon pulled clear to score by 20 lengths. “We got him out of a claimer for about £14,000 in France. He is a half brother to Grandouet and is a lovely simple horse to train,” said trainer Sam Holdsworth. 17-year-old Hannah Welch, a sixth form pupil at King’s College Taunton, was partnering the second point-to-point winner of her career. Hannah was one of our most successful pony race riders in the area from an early age.

Sue Popham saddled runner up Iron Chancellor in the Ladies’ race, and had earlier occupied the same berth when Swansbrook was short headed by Whenharrymetsally in the Confined. Bishops Nympton trainer Keith Cumings handles the progressive Kings Theatre mare for owners Andrew and Hannah Broggio.

“Whenharrymetsally is only just 16 hands and was a bit bruised when slipping up at Wadebridge. There might be a hunter chase for her in due course,” commented the trainer.

The Newman family based at Woolminstone near Crewkerne enjoyed a successful afternoon with Chloe Newman sending out two winners from her yard. Her nephew Josh Newman rode Sea Bear to win one of the Maiden divisions, and Josh’s girl friend Taylor Pook steered Tolatetobeearly to success in the first Subaru Restricted qualifier in the area. Subaru are to be welcomed as one of the newest National sponsors of a series of Restricted races culminating in a final at Stratford.

Tolatetobeearly was bought for only £3,200 at Ascot sales last June and is owned jointly by his jockey and Nick Taylor. “He is a big barrel of a horse and has taken two races to get fit. He could go to Wadebridge next for a qualifier for the Exeter Intermediate final,” said Nick.

Sea Bear was sent to the front by Josh Newman jumping the fourth last and went on to complete the stable double in the colours of Robert and Janet Gibbs in the concluding Maiden. “Tom Malone bought him in Ireland. He was very skinny when he came but had a really good summer,” commented the trainer. Josh, formerly attached to the Alan King stable, has a Cheltenham festival winner to his credit and now rides out together with Taylor for Jack Barber’s point-to-point yard at Henley near Crewkerne.

Way Before Dawn has been knocking at the door for two seasons and finally came good in the first section of the Maiden. The eight-year-old drew right away from the nine-strong field in the closing stages under Leanda Tickle, whose mother Sarah owns and trains the gelding at Woolhanger near Lynton. “He was bought as a two-year-old and he is the only horse I train on my own on the edge of Exmoor,” said Sarah.

The Intermediate provided the most drama of a bitterly cold afternoon. Well fancied Third Chance ran out when travelling well entering the final mile, and 20-1 outsider Horatio Caine  looked a certain winner until unseating Cordelia Chugg when four lengths ahead at the last. This was not the end of the story however, since Gale Force Lucey, left in front at the last and seeking her hat trick, veered sharply left inside the final 100 yards allowing the fast finishing Tiger Rag (Bradley Gibbs) to steal the race inside the last 75 yards.

Exciting racing – yes.  Cold –yes, I know what the chill factor means now.

RESULTS

Results of the Mid Devon meeting

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Hamish Mitchell, Alun Sedgemore (Sporting Prints) and Helen Stoneman

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Results: Mid Devon Point-To-Point, Black Forest Lodge 1st Feb 2015

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Going: Good to soft, becoming sticky

Confined (Sponsor -: The Landowners & Farriers)

1 Whenharrymetsally (Matt Hampton) 6-5 alwys prom, cl 2nd 3 out til led nr finish
2 Swansbrook (Leanda Tickle) 8-1 hdwy 15, led 3 out til nr line
3 Delphi Mountain (Emma Watson) 12-1 led 9-15, kept on
6 ran; short head; 8l; 6m 47s
Owner: Mr & Mrs A Broggio; Trainer: Keith Cumings

Men’s Open (Bovey Castle Hotel)

1 Double Bank (Merv Woodward) 4-6 fav led from 6, drew clr 2 out, easily
2 Time For Spring (Peter Mason) 16-1 chased wnr from 10th, no impression
3 Fiulin (Robbie Henderson ) 20-1 handy til outpaced 3 out
8 ran; 25l; 12l; 6m 34s
Owner Mr JD Cole; Trainer: Emma Oliver

Ladies’ Open (Tozers Solicitors)

1 Beuvron (Hannah Welch) 5-1 prom, led 2 out, clr last
2 Iron Chancellor (Gina Andrews) 6-5 fav led 11 til 2 out, no extra
3 Ned White (Leanda Tickle) 11-4 led til 11th, cl 3rd til wknd 3 out
8 ran; 20l; 20l; 6m 33s
Owner: Mr C Stanley; Trainer: Sam Holdsworth

Intermediate (Molyneux Financial Planning)

1 Tiger Rag (Bradley Gibbs) 4-1 tracked ldrs, 4th 2 out, led nr finish
2 Icthec (Peter Mason) 7-4 fav prom til outpaced 3 out, left 2 nd at last
3 Gale Force Lucey (John Mathias) 9-4 hdwy 4 out, left in ld last, swerved & hdd flat
6 ran; 3l; head; 6m 45s
Owner: Mr J Tudor; Trainer: Jonathan Tudor

Restricted ( Subaru)

1 Tolatetobeearly (Taylor Pook) 9-2 led til 13 & agn 4 out, comf
2 Johny No Cash (Hannah Welch) 6-4 fav handy, challd 3 out, soon outpaced
3 Walker Ridge (Catherine Atkinson) 8-1 prom, led 13-15, wknd 3 out
6 ran; 2 1/2l; 10l; 6m 49s
Owner: Mr N Taylor & Miss T Pook: Trainer: Chloe Newman

Open Maiden Division 1 (Roly Stuart Jarvis & Mr & Mrs Mark Eldridge)

1 Way Before Dawn (Leanda Tickle) 7-2 led from 12th, stayed on well
2 Kims Quest (Matt Hampton) 11-4 Stayed on from 4 out, took 2nd flat
3 TheGreendalerocket (Byron Moorcroft) 5-2 fav cl up from 14, 2nd 3 out til tired flat
9 ran; 20l; 2 1/2l; 6m 55s
Owner: Mrs Sarah Tickle; Trainer; Mrs Sarah Tickle

Open Maiden Division 2 (Major AC Arden Memorial Cup)

1 Sea Bear (Joshua Newman) 3-1 handy, led 4 out, held on well flat
2 Stony Road (Charlotte Prichard) 5-4 fav hdwy 10, 2nd 4 out, challd flat, just held
3 Sedgemoor Top Bid (John Mathias) 8-1 mid div til stayed on to take 3rd flat
9 ran; 3/4l; 20l; 6m 45s
Owner; Mr r Gibbs & Mrs J Gibbs; Trainer: Chloe Newman

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

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Mid Devon Point-To-Point entries and form, Black Forest Lodge, 1st February 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Men’s Open Race
3rd 13:10 Ladies Open Race
4th 13:45 Intermediate Race
5th 14:20 Subaru 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 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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Tiverton Staghounds entries and form

Tiverton Staghounds host the penultimate Point-to-Point meeting of the season, this Sunday June 8th, at Bratton Down, Bratton Flemming.

Six races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. Boasting a stunning back drop view of Exmoor, this is a great picnic venue and idyllic way to spend a summers afternoon. Over 120 entries have been received.

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

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance is £10 per person, maximum £30 car.

Course is located at Bratton Flemming, 9 miles NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11 miles North of South Molton. Post Code 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
(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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Preview: Tiverton Staghounds Point-To-Point, Bratton Down, Sunday June 8 2014

Tiverton Staghounds host the penultimate Point-to-Point meeting of the season, this Sunday June 8th, at Bratton Down, Bratton Flemming.

Six races are on offer with a start time of 2pm. Boasting a stunning back drop view of Exmoor, this is a great picnic venue and idyllic way to spend a summers afternoon. Over 120 entries have been received.

The Greenslade Taylor Hunt – sponsored Ladies race looks to be the feature race of the day. Current Area leading Lady rider, Bryony Frost, looks to be hard to catch after her win last weekend, extending her lead at the top of the table. She gets the leg up on Templer, trained by her mother Nikki Frost at Buckfastleigh. Templer is a winner of seven chases and two Points. Megan Nicholls is leading the Area Ladies’ Novice Riders title, and looks another to be hard to catch, also a winner here last weekend, she could be out on Current Event, trained at Bruton by Rose Loxton. Current Event is a winner of five Chases and four Points. Both jockeys have progressed up thought the pony racing ranks and have ridden their way to the top. There are just two points separating Bridget Andrews and Jaqueline Coward in the National Ladies title, Bitter Blue or Pevensey could be the option for Jaqueline Coward who is looking to catch current leader Bridget Andrews, who may have the ride on Latest Trend. Having won at Cothelstone on firmer ground, the combination will be hoping that the rain stays away. Another to consider is the Alan Hill-trained Start Royal, his win at Fontwell in May took his tally to two Hunter Chases and 16 Point wins.Having recently by passed Stratford, he may be targeted here for Gina Andrews to ride.

In the opening Members Race, which is sponsored by Winston Pincombe Landrovers, the Keith Cumings-trained Whenharrymetsally could figure after his Intermediate win at Vauterhill. Jive Master from the Patricia Pollington yard, ran well at Cothelstone, before being headed two out. And Devon General ran well here last weekend, finishing a length down to Glenwood Present, and may be back to clinch this for the Kayley Woollacott team. Right Enough is the only entry here from the Robert Chanin team, but could well be a main danger.

Stags sponsor the Open Maiden, in which Danny Mags could go well after his second under James Tudor at Hereford two weeks ago, his form suggests he is a worthy each way bet. Grey Dream ran three lengths second here last weekend and could be out to challenge again. Local trainer Kayley Woollacott’s Spendajennie is another to have run well here last weekend when second to Whataknight.

Saul Kidson, Exmoor Hay & Straw sponsor the Intermediate race which could go to another of the Woollacott team’s entries King Kash. He battled on well under Jamie Thomas, to finish a head in front of Carheney River at Upcott Cross two weeks ago. Tiger Rag came close to winning at Kingston Blount, when finishing one and a half lengths third. Gamato looks an interesting entry for veteran rider Richard Defago, trained by Phillip Yorks team, the combination have wins this season at Charing and Hackwood Park.

In the Poltimore sponsored Mens Open, the prolific winning Findlay’s Find is already on a hat-trick of wins this season for Welsh raider Myfanwy Miles. He recently destroyed his field by twenty lengths at Lower Machen under jockey David Mansell. Rush ‘N’ Roll stayed on well when taking the Mixed Open at Holnicote under jockey Michael Legg. Hameldown Tor has been running well all season for the Ed Walker team and jockey Robbie Henderson, who is currently chasing Will Biddick for the National Mens title.

The final race of the day is the Seddons Estate Agents sponsored Restricted race. Of the 18 entered, Golden Squirell could go well for trainer Charlotte Bud, after his comfortable 12 length maiden win. King’s Scout ran well here last weekend, when 2 lengths second to Four Star River,under jockey Conner Smith.And Champion Versions from the Alan Hill team, looks ready to step up in class after his two length second at Whitfield under jockey James Tudor.

On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance is £10 per person, maximum £30 car.

Course is located at Bratton Flemming, 9 miles NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11 miles North of South Molton. Post Code EX31 4SG.

Useful Information

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