Point to Point racing resumes in the Devon & Cornwall Area next weekend where the East Devon host their meeting at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Saturday 28th February. With over 130 entries received, this day promises to be full of action.
On course facilities include hot refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands. Entrance Car & driver £10, Car and passenger £20, Car plus occupants £30, Pedestrians £5.
Course is located at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary. Post code EX11 1RJ
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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
THE Condy Mathias sponsored Mixed Open has attracted a class field at this weekends Lamerton meeting, Kilworthy, Tavistock March 23rd. Aiteen Thirtythree is entered, having won his maiden at Larkhill in 2009, then going onto win a bumper,a novice hurdle and two chases when trained by Paul Nicholls. He lost his form in the autumn and was bought by Tracey Parker, now trained by Kevin Parker, and could well see daughter Natalie get the leg up. Also entered is Hunter Chase winner Kirkleigh, who was just denied a win by Minella Stars at Buckfastleigh, and again had to settle for second at Cothelstone. Another entry, Lucette Annie was a recent Cheltenham contender, and Double Bank could line up, having also entered in the Cheltenham Foxhunter Chase only to unseat his rider at the first fence.
Over 100 entries have been received for the now seven race card which starts at 1pm with the Pannell Commercials sponsored Members race, Dean Summersby holds three of the entries of which Mausefalle, under Darren Edwards ran second behind Twyford at Cothelstone, having clocked-up two seconds on good going in Ireland he could appreciate the drying ground. Tres Bien is another to consider for jockey Heidi Lewis, the combination having travelled well at Buckfastleigh last weekend before weakening three out.
Two divisions of the Open Maiden follow. The first division is the Yvonne Watson Memorial race in which Wood Park under Will Biddick has hinted ability, when two lengths second at Bishops Court last season. Grey Dreams trained by Teresa Clark could also have claims, having travelled well at the recent Treborough Hill meeting before weakening three out.
In the second division of the Open Maiden, which is sponsored by Langdon Transport Ltd, Nudge The Nugget could follow up after his two seconds this season at Cothelstone and Treborough. Harrys Kap trained by Ray Alford also gets a vote after his eye catching third less than a half a length behind winner Let Me Speak at Bratton on good going in June.
The Confined race sponsored by Dawn West Devon, could see the Emma Loosemore-trained Diamond Brook improve on his third at Buckfastleigh in February, and the Katherine Northcott-trained Almail is an interesting entry, having run third in a group three race at Chantilly and won a listed race for Freddy Head at Toulouse in 2010 his new career in Pointing could be worth following, and he may make amends for his fall at Wadebridge last weekend.
Tinhay Building Supplies sponsor the Restricted, in which the two entries from Camilla Scott’s yard hold good claims, with Ladfromhighworth’s recent second at Treborough Hill having been caught near the line by Level Spirit, and stable mates Honours Insite length second to Master Hooper at Cothelstone.
The Exeter Racecourse sponsored Intermediate, is the final race of the day, this could see Minella Fifty for trainer Claire Hitch, follow up on his impressive win at Charleton Horethorne under Will Biddick. The Keith Cumings-trained Thetalkinghorse is another exciting prospect who could follow up on recent wins at Black Forest Lodge and Treborough Hill.
On course facilities include bar, hot refreshments, bookies and trade stands. Entrance is £10 per car & driver, £5 per passenger and children free.
Course is located at Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock. Postcode PL19 OJX.