All set for racing at Flete

12:31 01 May 2012

Point to point

Point to point

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The majestic setting of Flete Park is the location for Saturday’s meeting – the first of two point to points to be held in the area over the Bank Holiday weekend, writes Donna Harris.

It promises to be a great family day out with two pony races starting at 1pm prior to the six race main card which starts with an Open Maiden at 2pm.

The first race has been sponsored by W Daniels Plant Hire and 16 are entered and those with recent form looking for their first win are Lightening Jack and Gontdevon.

Next up is a hotly contested restricted sponsored by Stanley Carpets. Barney Again will be looking to follow up on his win here last time for owner/trainer/huntsman Mike Weir. This horse has got off to an exceptional start in this his first season with a win also at Lamerton and a second at Four Burrow. There could be several trying to deny him a third victory including Sunken Secret, who is progressive and will be looking to reverse the placings here last time. Also entered is Double Bank who ran a good second to Gorteenwood at Kilworthy, the winner having won in a notably quick time.

The George Baskerville Memorial four mile ladies’ open has attracted eight entries. Ross Oliver’s Wee Fly found her form again here at the last meeting and is game in any going. Her wins are in double figures and her challengers here could be Kilbeggan Blade, Idle Talk and Wizard Of Edge. The latter won the Hunt Members at Kingston St Mary beating the evens favorite Alysia’s Flame into second.

The 2m4f open maiden has been sponsored by The Friary Mill. Of the 14 entries Bathwick Scanno, Landenstown Legend and Stir On The Sea could figure high in the betting.

The men’s open has been kindly sponsored by Spinnaker International. The Camilla Scott-trained Special Account could enjoy the softer going and make amends for his disappointing fifth at Kilworthy, a race won by Debs Dasher. Quizzling is a previous course winner here and although he is a veteran now, he could surprise.

The final race of the day is the Meadowside St Francis Care Home sponsored confined race. Direct Flight won the confined here two weeks ago, Rockwithacaveman will be looking to find his winning form and follow up on a second in the ladies open at Cothelstone and Whatcanisay will relish the soft going and could be another winner for up-and-coming novice jockey Bryony Frost.

The course attracts many trade stands from antiques to tack, clothing, produce and gifts and there are the usual on course catering, bar and bookies.

The course is located off the A379 on the Modbury to Plymouth Road. Postcode PL21 9NX. Entrance is car and occupants £20, car and driver £10.

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