Maidens make their mark

15:46 19 February 2013

With the weather set fair, mud lovers who have been in their element over the past few weeks will be given a weekend off at Great Trethew this Sunday with the going expected to be good. Renowned as a popular track for Maiden runners this East Cornwall meeting has attracted over 80 entries for the six race card.

The Cornish Times sponsors the opener, a members’ race which heads the action at 12 noon. Fountains Cloud is a previous course winner here. He’s a half-brother to the prolific mare Chesnut Annie and has valid claims to take this having recently stayed on well to win a restricted at Chipley Park for Leanda Tickle and has proven his worth for owner/trainer David Stephens.

Next up is the open maiden race for four and five-year-olds and this looks wide open with those to note including the David Dennis trained Presenting William. The gelding was travelling well at Chipley Park until weakening three out. Another entry who has already had a pipe opener this season is Tikkeche who is trained by Chloe Newman.

The four, five, six and seven-year-old open maiden has attracted 34 entries and may well be divided. Cracking Habit showed promise when second by a neck to Lucia Popp at Upcott Cross where he battled on gamely on ground described as good-good to firm and goes well for jockey Darren Edwards. The Camilla Scott-trained Honours Insight clocked up a second at Black Forest Lodge having led until the second last in a race won by Just Hattie, Hugo Where Igo made a notable run for trainer Chloe Roddick at Wadebridge having to settle for second behind Tinker Time.

Roger Young sponsors the mixed open in which Lucette Annie is sure to start favorite following her win in the Westcountry Champion Chase at Buckfastleigh last weekend for jockey Darren Edwards. The mares has won 11 point-to-points including eight open races although she may find the drying ground against her. Of the others Wee Fly goes well for jockey Bryony Frost and the partnership is seeking a season’s hat-trick.

In the restricted Hallo Dolly won her maiden at Trebudannon beating the favorite Jewellery by two lengths on good-to firm for trainer Sarah Prowse. She followed up with a second in a restricted to Fairhaven at Upcott Cross. Concluding the card is the confined which is sposonsored by Peakes. Double Bank may be looking for a hat-trick for joint owners Jimmy Cole and Emma Oliver having taken the intermediate at Black Forest Lodge followed by the confined at Buckfastleigh last weekend. Hameldown Tor could be his closet rival and may relish the drying ground.

Great Trethew is located off the A38 between Liskeard and Saltash, postcode PL14 3PZ. Entry is £15 car and driver and £20 car and occupants. There will be plenty of on course facilities on offer including a bar, hot refreshments and bookies.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 15:42

In the April stableford at Lyme GC, the relatively benign conditions were not reflected in the results, where only two players bettered par.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:35
golf generic picture

Honiton were pitched against a team from East Devon GC, for a mixed competition, writes John Pawley.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:48
Cricket - generic picture

Devon youth cricket officials have been given some help by one of their old boys, tracking down former players for a unique reunion.

Read more
Wed, 09:40
Football on pitch

Millwey Rise had an emphatic midweek success when they crushed Ilminster 10-0 in a Fresha League encounter.

Read more
Wed, 09:36
Football generic picture

Honiton Town thirds were 3-2 winners when they hosted Witheridge in a Fresha League Division Nine game.

Read more
Wed, 09:36
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Honiton Town Reserves were thumped 7-0 by an Axminster Town Reserves side that were crowned divisional winners at full-time.

Read more
Wed, 09:36

Feniton had mixed fortunes in their continued pursuit of the Fresha League Premier Division title, losing a midweek match to Topsham 2-1 before bouncing back to thrash Elmore 8-1.

Read more
Mon, 20:42
Sam Matson et Robin Elsey, a bord du Figaro Artemis, 6eme de la Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE 2016 - Saint Barthelemy le 25/04/2016

Exmouth sailor Sam Matson and Truro sailor Robin Elsey docked on the tiny Caribbean island of St Barts, completing their first transatlantic race, finishing sixth in a fleet of 15 in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale.

Read more
Mon, 20:41
Feniton bowlers at the start of a new season

Feniton Bowling Club launched a new season on Sunday.

Read more
Mon, 20:40
Football goalnet. Ref shsp 7216-33-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Just days after a disappointing midweek 2-0 defeat at Heavitree United, Honiton Town roared back tom winning ways with a thumping 8-0 success at home to Hatherleigh.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications