Biddick rides treble at Easter Monday point-to-point meeting

PUBLISHED: 09:56 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 09:56 19 April 2017

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

East Devon Hunt's Point to Point event. Photo by Simon Horn. Ref shsp 10 1192-10-11SH

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A treble for Will Biddick and a double for Martin McIntyre were the highlights of the Four Burrow card before a packed crowd at Trebudannon, writes Granville Taylor.

Biddick’s afternoon started with a pillar to post Hunt race win on Awesome Tunes for the Ed Walker yard. Local owner Ross Oliver was taking this trophy home for the 12th time, having purchased the Milan seven-year-old after his Restricted win at the East Devon last month.

Cornish born Biddick took another step towards his sixth consecutive jockeys’ title with a further two successes for the Jack Barber yard to add to his Saturday double at Littlewindsor.

Ask The Weatherman started long odds-on to take the three and a half miles Cornish National Men’s Open, but this prolific gelding had to pull out all the stops to hold the late challenge of outsider Top Chief (Christopher Barber). “Ask The Weatherman is probably feeling the effects of his run in the (Cheltenham) Foxhunter,and that will probably be it for the season with the ground drying up,” remarked the trainer.

The same stable’s Ballyknock Cloud also had to work hard to land the Confined after a protracted neck and neck battle all the way up the home straight with runner-up Rockinrolldixie (Darren Edwards).

“I bought him at Doncaster sales last year after he had run a few times in Ireland,” said Jack Barber.

The newcomer Captain Cattistock proved yet another winner for the Barber yard in the two and a half miles Open Maiden for four to six-year-olds.

This time Martin McIntyre was in the saddle as the Black Sam Bellamy gelding headed the well backed Jeu De Mots (Chester Williams) jumping the last. “We got him at the Goffs Land Rover sales in Ireland last June, but he is still a big baby. He will be for sale in time,” reported the trainer.

One of the Partnership joint owners, Paul Nicholls, was on hand at Trebudannon, taking a welcome day off from chasing the NH trainers’ title whilst celebrating his birthday.

Jockey Martin McIntyre is enjoying his best season, and went on to ride his 15th winner of the season when completing his double on Every Breaking Wave in the Open Maiden. Trainer Claire Hitch shares ownership in this seven-year-old with Kieran Johns and Ray Kingdom. and said, “I bought him privately in Ireland as a six-year-old after he had a few runs in point-to-points.”

Darren Edwards completed his successful Easter weekend by scoring on Air Glider to follow up Saturday’s Upcott Cross treble. “He is keen going and gives everything,” reported the jockey. This was another winner saddled by Dean Summersby, based near Launceston, who shares ownership in the ex-Irish seven-year-old with Nick Banks. “He always runs his race and is the nicest hunter I have ever sat on, smiled the trainer.

Harriet Tucker came in for the winning ride on Archie Rice in the Ladies’ Open since his regular rider Bryony Frost was committed to rides at Chepstow.

The consistent Nikki Frost trained gelding turned in an impressive performance, beating Devon General by 15 lengths. “I was lucky that Bryony recommended me and this is my third career win,” said the 21-year-old rider who works for the Paul Nicholls stable

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