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Entries: Four Burrow Point-To-Point, Trebudannon, Saturday, 23rd April 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:30 Members Race
2nd 14:05 2m4f, 4-6 Yrs Old Open Maiden Race
3rd 14:40 Confined Race
4th 15:15 Ladies Open Race
5th 15:50 Cornish National Mens Open Race
6th 16:25 Restricted Race
7th 17:00 Open Maiden Race

Going Update from Paul Hancock, Clerk of Course & Acting Secretary

Saturday 23rd April 2016

First fence by the 3 mile start at Trebudannon has been taken out for racing today

Friday 22nd April 2016

Trebudannon: after some drizzle on Friday, the going is soft side of good, soft patch by three mile start

21 April 2016

The going is Good, with a couple of Soft Patches around the 3 mile start.

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 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 DART VALE & HALDON POINT-TO-POINT – BUCKFASTLEIGH 13 MAR 2016

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The second Buckfastleigh meeting of the season attracted a large crowd more akin to a Bank Holiday fixture (a hint of sunshine always brings the crowds out).

The 15 bookmakers presented a strong line and lost no time in chalking the prices up in good time – in contrast to a point-to-point meeting I had attended the previous day (not in the Devon & Cornwall area). Unbelievably in every race there the timid line of bookies failed to price up anything until the last few minutes when the jockeys had already mounted. Don’t ask me why.

After Beuvron (1-4) had easily seen off his two opponents in the Buckfastleigh opener, a succession of beaten favourites got the bookies smiling.

I was silly enough to back Looking Glass (5-4) in the first Maiden on the basis that Mike Legg was taking over from her novice rider. She is a difficult mare to settle and looked vulnerable when Betty’s Boy (4’s to 7-2) shadowed her along the back straight travelling ominously well. Sure enough Looking Glass crashed out at the third last, leaving Betty’s Boy to set up a double for Josh Newman. This strong bodied type has not been rushed and will improve further. Buz Barton (8’s to 4’s) was in touch until the top bend but was left behind coming down the hill, as was Onwegoagain (3’s to 5-2).

Forrardon Xmoor was easy to back at 6’s and 7’s prior to a hard fought success under Vicky Wade in the other Maiden division. Back In June (solid 6-4) has decent NH form to his credit and was a creditable second. Robin Longstride (6-4 to evens fav) got left behind at the top of the hill before snatching a modest third place. As his name suggests, he is a rangy type and there is more to come from him in due course

Seven of the nine entries for the Mixed Open went to post, Welstonedruid (5-2 to 7-4) had disputed favouritism with Ziggerson Hill (5-2  / 9-4 / 5-2) but there was money for Doctor Henry (7’s into 4’s). Steeltown (5-2 out to 9-2) looked a likely winner two out, but Doctor Henry responded well to his novice rider and took command on the final bend.

It was amusing that the presentation announcer said that Doctor Henry had come “all the way from Wales.”  He had actually travelled only 13 miles from his base at Modbury, South Devon, and was a first winner for owner / trainer / jockey Bronwyn Buttery.

It’s All or Nothing (11-10 / evens) was the next favourite to fail. Sea Bear (4’s to 7-2) put his beat foot forward this time to leave his modest Black Forest run behind him. Josh Newman gave Sea Bear a positive ride and the grey never looked like being caught.

Premier Portrait (2-9) could not be opposed in the three runner Novice Riders’ contest and duly won by 12 lengths after Overafrica (6’s – 7’s) had stayed with him until the second last.

In The Tub (8-11 / 4-4) was the obvious form choice for the Restricted on his Milborne and Larkhill form. Jo Buck soon had him out in front and he dominated proceedings throughout.

RESULTS

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Report from the Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers meeting

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Preview: Dart Vale & Haldon Harriers Point-to-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 13 March 2016

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Written by: Donna Harris

Point-to-Point horse racing action takes place at the popular historic course of Buckfastleigh next weekend on Sunday March 13th. The history of the course dates back to 1883 when the track was first used for National Hunt Racing. Two pony races head up the action at 12 noon starting off what promises to be another fabulous day out for all the family. The main seven race card commences at 1pm with the Kath Bond Memorial Members race in which it looks to be a local battle between graduate pony racing jockey’s Hannah Welch on either Polo The Mumm having run well in second at Chipley Park in January, or Beuvron, having clocked up three wins for Hannah including one at this course and was unlucky to unseat at the previous meeting here. Barnaby Treneer could take up the ride on North London, trained locally by Nikki Frost, the gelding has a Hurdle win under rules and could be one to follow in the pointing field.

The Winston Pincombe-sponsored Open Maiden race has already been divided with a suggestion in the first division being Looking Glass for trainer Ben Clarke, the mares previous seconds came at Barbury and Wadebridge, she looked a certain winner at Black Forest Lodge last month before running out two fences from home under jockey Mitch Bastyan. Onwegoagain could run well for the Reuben Chapman team, having clocked up three seconds last season, could make the most of her 7lb mares allowance under jockey Darren Edwards to challenge here.

Those catching the eye in the second division of the Open Maiden is locally home bred and trained for the Frost family Robin Longstride, he ran well last weekend at Charlton Horetorne when fourth under Bryony Frost, coming home within two lengths of winner Athreeothree, he may turn out quickly again. Debutante Get On The Yager for the Barber/Biddick team looks interesting and would be fancied in the betting ring for the current leading yard. WBW Solicitors of Newton Abbot have stepped up to sponsor this division.

Totnes & Bridgetown have been supporting the course since the early 1960’s and are again sponsoring the Mixed Open race here. Of the nine entered, Ziggerson Hill from the Jackie du Plessis team won her maiden at this course last season, going on to win a Ladies open at Trebudannon on good to soft. Locally owned/trained and ridden Doctor Henry for Bronwyn Buttery could figure, they have been waiting for drier ground to follow up on their five lengths second behind Premier Portrait at Black Forest Lodge. Welstonedruid is a winner of seven of his starts to date and another to consider, he was running well at Black Forest Lodge in February until unseating jockey Tom Chanin, the combination had clocked up a one and a half lengths second behind Blazing Whale at Wadebridge earlier last month.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race in which Its All Or Nothing should be well fancied after running a good third under jockey Jo Buck at the February meeting here. Applesolutely could make the most of her 7lb weight allowance and go well for trainer Richard Mitford-Slade.

The Countryside Alliance Club Members race for Novice riders has attracted seven entries with the outside raider Premier Portrait from the Levinson team looks to be sent off certain short priced favorite having won four of his starts this season and will be the one they all have to catch.  The veteren King’s Wood may figure here, he has 13 Point wins to his credit and scored a treble two seasons ago under jockey Robbie Henderson, he was fourth on his only outing last season  and it will be interesting to see who gets the leg up if  appearing here.

Finally to end the day is the Subaru-sponsored Restricted race with one for the short list being In The Tub for bloodstock owner/trainer Tom Malone, having won a 17-runner maiden at Larkhill. Brandevin looked a promising prospect when winning his Maiden at Bratton Down last season and could go well for the Jack Barber team. Creative Inerta for trainer Harriet Brown looks progressive, of his four starts so far he won his Maiden at Black Forest Lodge 30 lengths ahead of the field and ran second in a Restricted also at Black Forest Lodge two weeks ago six lengths behind Itchymei’mscratch under jockey Ben Clarke.

With fabulous trackside viewing the course offers hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and a host of traditional trade stands.

Entrance to the course is £10 per person up to a maximum of £30 per car. Children under 16 free, dogs on leads welcome.

Course is located 1m SW of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean, adj  to A38 – Postcode TQ11 OLT

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Entries: Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers Point-To-Point, Buckfastleigh, Sunday 13th March 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden Race, Division 1
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden Race, Division 2
4th 14:45 Mixed Open Race
5th 15:30 Intermediate Race
6th 16:05 Novice Riders Race
7th 16:40 Restricted Race

Going Update from Eileen Ashby, Hon. Sec.Friday, 11 March 2016

At 5pm today the Clerk of the Course reported to me that it is still an improving picture at Buckfastleigh and the Going is now Good to Soft, Soft in Places.

With all the fences and bends having been moved, racing will be over totally new ground with a wonderful level surface. Another dry day forecast for Saturday and Sunday is set to be sunny so a further Going update will be posted early evening tomorrow.” 

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Thursday 10th March 2016

After a fine, sunny day and light winds, the Clerk of the Course reports the Going at Buckfastleigh is now Soft, Good to Soft in Places. From the forecast for continuing dry weather into next week, the prospects for Sunday’s race day are looking good. A further update will follow tomorrow.

Eileen Ashby

DVSPH PtP Secretary

Wednesday 9 March 2016

This afternoon local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, walked the course together with Clerk of the Course, George Welch and following the heavy rainfall of the night before, reported the Going as Soft. From today dry weather is forecast into next week and further Going updates will be posted daily until race day.

General information

The days proceedings start with a D&C Area Pony Racing fixture which has two flat races scheduled for ponies 138cm and under, and 148cm and under, which get under way at 12 noon and the prize awards take place in the paddock immediately after their second race. This is followed by the main meeting at 1pm with seven races on the card, the Open Maiden having been divided and the last race is at 4.40pm. Further information can be found on the D&C Area website http://www.p2phorseraces-dc.co.uk

The course at Buckfastleigh offers excellent viewing and is easily approached off the A38 via a slip road to Lower Dean (TQ11 0LT) and is clearly signposted to the races. The car park is on the slope behind the course and vehicles enter at the top, drive downhill to park and to leave they continue downhill to a hard track and bottom exit; there is ample hardstanding for horse boxes and trailers. The course has all the usual amenities, bookies, a large catering marquee with a real ale licensed bar, great value hot food, home baking and beverages, together with various trade stalls and displays. Entry is £10 pp (to a maximum of £30 per car) and race cards cost £2.50. Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times.

Eileen Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secretary

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Further to my last post, at 2.30pm this afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported that the preliminary Going at Buckfastleigh is now Good to Soft.

Mrs E Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secrerary

Preliminary information posted Thursday, 3 March 2016

The Clerk of the Course reported that as of this afternoon, the Going at Buckfastleigh is Good to Soft, Soft in Places. Following the February meeting, all the fences have been moved to fresh ground, as have the bends.

Mrs E Ashby
DVSPH PtP Secretary

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 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: South Pool Harriers, Buckfastleigh, 21st February 2016

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 12:00 Confined Race
2nd 12:35 Intermediate Race
3rd 13:10 Westcountry Champion Chase Mixed Open
4th 13:55 Confined Maiden Race, for horses & geldings
5th 14:30 Confined Maiden Rac, for mares & fillies
6th 14:55 Restricted Race

Going Update

Saturday, 20 February 2016

At 6pm, the Clerk of the Course gave me the following Going update. “The Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places.  The course is in great shape and with a dry forecast for tomorrow we are looking forward to a good day’s racing.”

Eileen Ashby, PtP Secretary, DVSPH

Friday, 19 February 2016

“At 3.15pm today, the Clerk of the Course reported that the Local BHA Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, had walked the course this afternoon and called the Going Soft, Heavy in Places. Some rain is forecast for tomorrow , Saturday, but importantly, it is a dry forecast for race day on Sunday.”

We are all geared up to race – track fully prepared, barrier netting now up, catering marquee up, race cards collected, toilets on site and the Admin Barn only awaiting the”feminine touch” from the lady “Dec. team” and me!. A few cosmetics on Saturday, bins, banners and flags and we are ready for action on Sunday. Wrap up warm and come join us!

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Thursday, 18 February 2016

This evening, the Clerk of the Course reported to me that as of late afternoon today the Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places. The course has shrugged off yesterdays heavy rain and most of it would ride soft or better. Further rain is forecast for Friday and Local Course Inspector, Clare Wonnacott, is due to visit to walk the course. A further update will follow tomorrow evening.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Notified at 8.15pm, Wednesday 17 February 2016

“After a day of persistently heavy rainfall, the Going at Buckfastleigh is Heavy, Soft in Places. A mostly dry day is forecast for tomorrow and a further report will be posted tomorrow evening”.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary.

Tuesday 16th February 2016

Today has been another fine day at Buckfastleigh and work parties have been busy at the Course adding finishing touches to the track and converting the inside of the big Barn into the Admin. centre for the meeting.

The Clerk of the Course reported to me this evening the Going is now “Good to Soft, Soft and Heavy in Places“.  Car parking areas have dried very well and are now fit for all vehicles, there is ample hard standing for horse-boxes in the lorry park and all vehicles exit the course downhill via a hard track to the bottom gate.

Approximately 12 ml of rain is forecast for tomorrow with a further dry day on Thursday; another update will be posted tomorrow evening.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH PtP Secretary

Monday 15th February 2016

“This afternoon the Clerk of the Course reported that after a
sunny, drying day the Going at Buckfastleigh is Soft, Heavy in Places.”

Thursday 11th February 2016

The South Pool Harriers meeting at Buckfastleigh has now been re-scheduled for Sunday, 21st February 2016.  All entries & timings still stand and Complimentary Passes already issued will still be valid on this date.

Eileen Ashby, DVSPH Point-to-Point Secretary.

Preview extract:

The historic racecourse at Buckfastleigh, situated alongside the A38 is the venue for this weekends re-arranged Point-to-Point horse racing fixture which takes place on Sunday 21st February. The course plans to stage the first of the Pony Race series , with two races  one for 138cm and under ponies followed by the 148cm and under ponies, kindly sponsored by Toad Hall Cottages. With a start time of 11am, there are nine ponies entered in each race and could well produce some jockey stars for the future.

Over 100 entries have been received for the main six race card  starts at 12 noon. A fabulous day out for all the family to enjoy, the course offers fabulous viewing, together with a host of trade stands, hot food and refreshments, bar, and bookies. Entrance £10 per person maximum £30 per car. Children under 16 free.

The organisers would also like to give a mention to sponsors MST, Co-Op Funeral Care and Ashburton Motors for their support in funding the event.

Course is located 1 mile South of Buckfastleigh at Lower Dean adjacent to A38 Postcode TQ11 0LT

For further info contact the secretary on 01548 531490

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 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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REPORT OF THE CORNWALL HUNT CLUB POINT-TO-POINT AT WADEBRIDGE – SUNDAY DECEMBER 13TH 2015

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WRITTEN BY GRANVILLE TAYLOR

REGULAR visitors to the Wadebridge showground point-to-point track would have been pleasantly amazed. There was no rain, the wind turbines on the overlooking hill top were in lazy mode, very mild weather for December,plus the benefit of a big screen in the cosy barn. In addition the course was in great shape

Some of us had to work outside – it was a pleasure

The theory of “horses for courses” once again proved its worth when the ultra consistent veteran Working Title landed his fourth course success at Wadebridge on Sunday (Dec 13) in the Men’s Open clocking the fastest time of the day.

Soon showing a clean pair of hooves to his seven rivals, the Cotswold gelding strode well clear from the second last under his regular partner Joe Drinkwater. The 13-year-old started life by winning a bumper for Nicky Henderson, and has now won nine times between the flags.

“He gave me my first winner at Wadebridge in 2013 and loves it round here. He just pricks his ears and likes to set his own pace,” reported the 19-year-old rider of the family horse trained by Joe’s brother Sam for their father Paul.

The useful former chaser Ray Diamond shrugged off Rebel Du Maquis and Sweet My Lord in the closing stages to take the Ladies’ Open. Owned and trained by Jackie Du Plessis at Saltash, the ten-year-old carries plenty of condition and was nicely handled by Olivia Hutchings, who works in the yard and was riding the fourth winner of her career. “He is such a pet and a great hunter but he may revert to National Hunt as I have Ziggerson Hill for Ladies’ races,” commented the owner/trainer.

Yet another young rider to shine was 16-year-old Gus Levinson who followed up his initial success at Black Forest last month by getting Premier Portrait home in a good finish to the Novice Riders’ contest. The winner drew away from runner-up Kirkleigh half way up the run. “He hung a bit today and may be better going right handed,” reported the winning jockey who has honed his jumping skills with lessons with Yogi Breisner.

Black Forest Lodge form was also upheld by Doctor Braveheart, who followed up his Restricted win on the Devon track by taking the Intermediate at the expense of Sonoftheking. The latter was left in front when Le Clo De La Londe fell at the 13th fence, but Doctor Braveheart made relentless progress to wear down his rival in a slogging match up the final climb. “He is a strong finisher and jumps well,” said jockey Byron Moorcroft who was partnering his third winner of the season. Doctor Braveheart is by the leading British sire Dr Massini who stands at the Dunraven Stud operated by the winner’s owner/trainer David Brace. “It took us about four hours to get here,” said the enthusiastic owner who added, “He will have a little break now and it would be nice to aim for the Dunraven Bowl hunter chase which is a race I sponsor at Chepstow,”

Darren Edwards rode runner-up Sonoftheking in the Intermediate and went one better by winning the Open Maiden on five-year-old Robin De Souza in a maximum field of 14. This promising youngster is trained at Lifton by Dean Summersby for owners Tony and Eileen Worth. “He had good placed form in Irish points and we bought him privately during the summer. He works well and is an out and out stayer.” commented the trainer.

Four-year-old filly Applesolutely took good advantage of her allowances to win the Restricted under a patient ride from Sean Houlihan. Odds-on favourite Northgeorge led from the seventh fence, but Applesolutely was always travelling sweetly and stayed on strongly up the final hill to score convincingly. The home bred winner, by Apple Tree, out of an un-raced Oscar mare, is trained by “Ces” Mitford-Slade on behalf of himself and joint owner Lucy Fielding-Johnson at Pontispool near Taunton. “She has grown a lot during the summer. She won over a shorter distance at Flete Park in April and this was her first run at three miles. There are no big plans for her, although she could be aimed at one of the Intermediate finals next year,” reported the trainer.

RESULTS

Results of the Cornwall Club meeting

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PHOTOGRAPHERS

The following photographers were at the meeting: Wild Westcountry, Tim Holt, Marcus BathRoger Peaple, Shayoleigh Dabbs and Athwenna Irons (Western Morning News).

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Devon & Cornwall point-to-point area award 2015 and final standings

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4 POINTS WIN;  2 POINTS 2ND;  1 POINT 3RD.

Leading male rider: Peter Pearn Memorial Cup

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Leading male rider Darren Edwards receiving the Peter Pearn Memorial Cup at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

MEN’S TITLE

Darren Edwards 123 points
Will Biddick 112  points
Jamie Thomas 85 points
Robbie Henderson 64 points
Matt Hampton 55 points
John Mathias 46 points
Tom Chanin 45 points
David Noonan 43 points
Sean Houlihan 33 points
Jake Bament 24 points

Leading lady rider: JG Kellock Memorial Cup

Leading lady rider Leanda Tickle receiving the JG Kellock Memorial Cup at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

LADIES’TITLE

Leanda Tickle 67 points
Jo Buck 47 points
Hannah Welch 39 points
Vicky Wade 35 points
Bryony Frost 34 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Heidi Lewis 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Oliva Hutchins 13 points

Leading male novice rider:  

Leading male novice rider David Noonan receiving his award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

NOVICE MEN’S TITLE (5 winners or less at start of season)

David Noonan 43 points
Sean Houlihan 33 points
Harry Cobden 21 points
Jake Bament 24 points
Ryan Chapman 14 points
Hedley Webb 11 points
Joe Drinkwater 8 points
Paul Thomas 6 points

Leading lady novice rider:

Leading lady novice rider Hannah Welch receiving her award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

NOVICE LADIES’ TITLE (5 winners or less at start of season)

Hannah Welch 39 points
Pippa Glanville 20 points
Heidi Lewis 20 points
Jennifer Davenport 16 points
Olivia Hutchings 13 points
Emma Watson 8 points
Charlotte Prichard 8 points
Lucy Mager 7 points
Taylor Pook 7 points
Harriet Skinner 4 points

Leading owner: GK Probert Perpetual Challenge Cup :  

The Bradley Partnership (Miss Nicola Martin)  55 points

Owner/rider most points on one horse: Silver Ransome Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Jennifer Davenport received the Owner/rider most points on one horse award and Leading owner/rider/trainer award at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point end of season Dinner and Dance

Jennifer Davenport – Mic’s Delight – 16 points

Leading veteran rider: Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup;  

Leading veteran rider Alex Muirhead receiving his Orchard Perpetual Challenge Cup award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

VETERAN TITLE

Alex Muirhead    3 points
Kim Courtauld    1 point

Leading horse:  Axminster Carpets Perpetual Challenge Cup

Dicky Bob – Miss Verity Nicholls – 20 points

Leading novice horse: Little Vanity Perpetual Challenge Cup:

Dicky Bob –Miss Verity Nicholls- 20 points

Leading mare ; Cornish Princess Perpetrual Challenge Cup;

Whenharrymetsally  – Mrs Hannah Broggio – 15 points

Leading veteran horse –  Anjubi Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Bellflower Boy – Ben Robarts – 12  points

Owner/breeder: Seal Marine Perpetual Challenge Trophy

Ziggerson Hill –Miss Jackie Du Plessis – 9 points

Leading owner/rider/trainer: HJ Widdicombe Memorial Perpetual Challenge Trophy:

Jennifer Davenport – Mic’s Delight – 16 points

Rider gaining most points at single meeting: Prideaux Horse Perpetual ChallengeTrophy:  

Will Biddick receiving his Rider gaining most points at single meeting award at the Devon & Cornwall area dinner and dance

Will Biddick – 5 winners and a third = 21 points Dulverton West

Devon & Cornwall Bookmakers Perpetual Challenge Trophy – Rider longest official SP;

Mervyn Woodward – Highland Thistle 66-1 at Dulverton West

Western Morning News Trophy 2015 – best individual performance

Ryan Chapman receiving his award the Western Morning News silver salver from Frank Yeo at the Devon & Cornwall Point to Point Dinner and Dance. He also appeared on the sports page of The Western Morning News following the awards ceremony.

Ryan Chapman:

Ryan and his family are the essence of a pointing family having supported the sport locally for generations. Ryan himself rode as a 16-year-old but had a long break to further his career as a farrier. He shed 5 stones in order to continue riding in point-to-points in the last couple of years.

Riding pointers prepared by the family, and with only a handful of rides, he rode his first winner at Wadebridge in January, and rode a double on Easter Monday at his local Trebudannon track.

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REPORT ON THE FOUR BURROW POINT-TO-POINT AT TREBUDANNON, EASTER MONDAY 6th APRIL 2015

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THE car parks were overflowing and the packed holiday crowd enjoyed wall to wall sunshine and competitive racing at Trebudannon.

It was a great day for the Chapman family, based just a couple of miles from the course. Reuben Chapman won with three of his five runners, two of which were partnered by his son Ryan.

Reliable Richie set the ball rolling in the Hunt race, steered by Ryan to an easy success. The trainer recalled that he had, “ Won this trophy just once before when Indian Raider beat Let’s Fly quite a long time ago”

It wasn’t long before his useful looking six-year-old Winter Garden followed in the hoof prints of Reliable Richie in a division of the two and a half miles Open Maiden. Dungarvan born Sean Houlihan took the mount this time to score his second career success. “We got Winter Garden from Colman Hennessy in Ireland. He is a lovely prospect and he has done lots of jumping at home,” said the trainer.

“I have never had a double before,” enthused Reuben after this success, but his double soon became a treble thanks to the concluding Maiden winner Myladtommy. “I have whipped in to the North Cornwall with this horse all season,” reported Ryan, who was on board his genuine hunter to score his first ever riding double. The only negative was a fine by the stewards’ concerning the use of the whip by the 30-year old rider, whose day job is a farrier.

Jo Buck followed up her Cherrybrook win on Saturday to make it three for the Easter weekend courtesy of a double on Academy General and Ziggerson Hill.

Academy General just held the rallying Mic’s Delight to score by a neck in the colours of Duncan Odgers and Pat Shaw in the Confined, before the Jackie Du Plessis owned, bred and trained mare Ziggerson Hill just got the better of the pace setting Ned White in the Ladies’

The long distance “Cornish National” produced a three way finish with the sound jumping Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) just holding off Ace High and Batu Ferringhi. “He was not himself on his last run at Chepstow and it has taken until today to get him back,” said Robert Chanin, who trains the gelding for owner Sue Trump.

Tom Chanin went close to adding to Kirkleigh’s win when his mount Wee Saxon just gave best to I’m All Set in the Restricted. Both the winner and the runner up are promising six-year-olds. Claire Hitch trains I’m All Set for her co-owners Keith Parkin and Philip Rawle, with jockey Jamie Thomas describing the winner as, “game, a nice sort who jumps for fun.”

Four successful favourites gave the enthusiastic crowd something to cheer about, but the first division of the two and a half miles Maiden saw 20-1 outsider Torgamah Lad scorching round in a long lead to give George Hiscock his fifth career winner. The seven-year-old is owned and trained by Steve McCracken on Exmoor who said, “He ran unplaced a few times for Venetia Williams and I got him from Nigel Hawke.”

RESULTS

Results of the first Four Burrow meeting of 2015

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: Marcus Bath, and Roger Peaple

NEXT FIXTURES

Sunday, 12th April 2015, the Eggesford Point-To-Point, Upcott Cross, nr Halwill Junction.

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RESULTS: FOUR BURROW POINT-TO-POINT AT TREBUDANNON, EASTER MONDAY 6TH APRIL 2015

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Going: Good with Soft Patches

HUNT RACE (AG Prowse Ltd)

1 Reliable Richie (Ryan Chapman) 2-7 fav made all, comf

2 Betty’s Boy (Ed Barrett) 5-1 chased winner, mistake last, no extra flat

3 Justin Morgan (Kit Courtauld) 4-1 lost touch 7th, tailed off

3 ran’ 5l; distance;  6m 22s

Owner: Reuben Chapman; Trainer; Reuben Chapman

 

OPEN MAIDEN 2 miles 4 furlongs Four to Seven year olds only

DIVISION 1 (The Sportsman’s Arms, Four Lanes)

1 Torgamah Lad (George Hiscock) 20-1 took lead 7th, soon clear, kept on well

2 Miss Weld (Pippa Glanville) 3-1 chased winner from 7th, stayed on & closing from two out

3 Rainbow Stripes (Ed Barrett) 6-1 nearest at finish

11 ran; 5l; 4l;  4m 57s

Owner; Steve McCracken; Trainer; Steve McCracken

 

DIVISION 2 (Tremaine Plant)

1 Winter Garden (Sean Houlihan) 9-4 fav with leaders, took lead two out, ridden out

2 Follow The Paint (Ed Barrett) 11-4 chased leaders, took 2nd run in

3 Boymann (Jamie Thomas) 4-1 led til two out, held when blundered last

7 ran; 5l; 3l;  5m 2s

Owner; Reuben Chapman; Trainer; Reuben Chapman

 

CONFINED (Truro Tractors)

1 Academy General  (Jo Buck) 6-1 good hdwy four out, slt lead last just held on

2 Mic’s Delight (Jennifer Davenport) 4-5 fav led til joined three out, hdd last, rallied close home

3 Knight Pass (Bryony Frost) 5-2 good late progress

6 ran; neck; 2l;  6m 17s

Owner; Duncan Odgers & Pat Shaw; Trainer; Pat Shaw)

 

LADIES’ OPEN (Carrs Land Rover, Truro)

1 Ziggerson Hill (Jo Buck) 5-2 fav  with leaders til led three out, ran on well

2 Ned White (Leanda Tickle) 3-1 led til three out, kept on

3 Bellflower Boy (Bryony Frost) 11-2 went 3rd two out, finished well

6 ran; 3l; 3l;  6m 7s

Owner; Jackie Du Plessis;  Trainer; Jackie Du Plessis

 

MEN’S OPEN – CORNISH NATIONAL  (Bonhams)

1 Kirkleigh (Tom Chanin) 4-5 fav made all, stayed on gamely when pressed from three out

2 Ace High (Sean Houlihan) 5-2 went 2nd 17th, sustained chall three out, stayed on well

3 Batu Ferringhi (Jamie Thomas) 9-2 alwys prom, outpaced three out, rallied flat

6 ran; 1/2l; 1/2l;  7m 16s

Owner: Sue Trump; Trainer; Robert Chanin

 

RESTRICTED (R & J Trevarthen)

1 I’m All Set (Jamie Thomas) 5-2 took lead 14th, held on well

2 Wee Saxon (Tom Chanin) 6-4 fav chased winner from 14th, kept on

3 Just Seven (Vicky Wade) 8-1 hdwy to 3rd four out, no extra from two out

2l; 2l;  6m 14s

Owner: Claire Hitch, Keith Parkin & Philip Rawle; Trainer; Claire Hitch

 

OPEN MAIDEN (Lamanver Broodmares)

1 Myladtommy (Ryan Chapman) 10-1 soon prom, led 16th, strongly pressed from next, held on well under press flat

2 Kilcolman Wizard (Ian Chanin) 6-1 went 2nd 11th, sustained chall from three out, disp last, no extra nr finish

3 Kit Hill (Jo Buck) 4-1 behind til four out, stayed on steadily, nearest at finish

12 ran; 1 1/2l; 2l;  6m 27s

Owner; Ryan Chapman; Trainer; Reuben Chapman

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Four Burrow (1) Point-To-Point entries and form, Trebudannon, Easter Monday 6th April 2015

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Race Start time Link to entries and form for race
1st 13:00 Members Race
2nd 13:35 Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Race, Division 1
3rd 14:10 Open Maiden (4-7 yr old) Race, Division 2
4th 14:45 Confined Race
5th 15:25 Ladies Open Race
6th 16:00 Cornish National 3m4f Mens Open Race
7th 16:35 Restricted Race
8th 17:10 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 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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