Mid Devon to race on Saturday, Feb 11

14:34 31 January 2012

poitn to point

poitn to point

Archant

A total of 140 Entries have been received for the Mid Devon Point-to-Point at Black Forest Lodge this Saturday (February 11), writes Donna Harris.

The Mid Devon meeting, postponed from Sunday due to the frozen ground, has been rearranged for Saturday February 5.

It promises to be an action packed day with the first of the pony racing in the Devon and Cornwall area kicking off at 11am. It’s a great chance to see the young jockeys in action before they graduate to Point-to-Point racing. The second pony race is at 11.20am and both have been sponsored by Mole Avon.

The Confined race has been sponsored by a syndicate of Farriers and starts the main card at 12 noon. Seventeen are entered. They include the Camilla Scott-trained Special Account who was a 15 length winner of the Cattistock Mens Open and Hereweareagain, trained by Mandy Hand, who was a third here last year before going on to score a hat trick. Teri D Trixter is a triple Irish Point winner and acts on soft and stays well.

The Mens Open has 13 entries and is sponsored by West Devon Meat Ltd. It would be difficult to oppose the prolific winner Southwestern. He won at the course last year and has already opened this seasons account with a double at the Wadebridge meetings ridden by Neil Harris.

Queuing up to challenge could be Findlay’s Find, who has ten Pointing wins to his credit. Start Royal, another with ten wins, could see him set the pace with his front running tactics. Sherriff Hutton may come on for his second by a head in the Men’s Open at Alnwick this January.

Fifteen are entered in the Ladies’ Open. This has been sponsored by Earp Engineering. Lady Myfanwy is a Ladies’ Open specialist, this tough mare has clocked up a total of 29 wins and is a previous course winner . Double Mead is effective on right handed tracks and a previous winner of a Ladies’ Open by 20 lengths.

The Intermediate has attracted 17 entries. This race is sponsored by Connelly’s Red Mills.

Kalulushi won a restricted in December at Chaddesley Corbett. Delta Borget won a hotly-contested restricted (novice riders) here is January. Nobby Kivambo also won a restricted in January in a quick time at Ampton.

A massive 30 entries have been received for the Restricted which may well be divided on the day. The race is kindly sponsored by B J Barkwell and Sons & Lynbridge Residential. Beyond Dreams is headstrong and likes to set a good gallop and will probably lead the way.

Kirkleigh won here in style at the last meeting when beating Benefit Time by 25 lengths. Googoobarabajagal also pleased his connections when winning here when ridden by the talented Michael Heard.

There are two Divisions of the Open Maiden with 24 entered in each. It’s kindly sponsored by Gidleigh Park and Hi-Line Services Ltd & Kennford Tarmacadam and the bookies will be a good indicator for these.

Black Forest Lodge is located five miles south of Exeter, near the B3381 which is between the A380 and Starcross. The course is signposted from the A380. EX6 8HR. A bar is operating and there is ample good food available for the family.

Entry cost £20 per car with £10 for a single occupant.

Other Sport Stories

Yesterday, 20:36
A great shot of a soccer ball Doni and I shot with the rest of the sports stuff. Man, the sun was hot that day!

Honiton Town hit new heights on match day two of the new Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division season with a terrific 4-1 win at Okehampton Argyle.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:12

Beer Albion Reserves kicked off their 2016/7 league campaign with a rousing 6-2 win over Newton St. Cyres writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:12
Football on pitch

Upottery are quickly learning how tough life can be at the top and their latest Macron Devon and Exeter League Premier Division outing underlined life in the top flight.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58
The Gentlemen team after their victory in the final of the Budleigh Cricket Club Community League

The Gentlemen pulled off one of the biggest shocks in recent years when crowned Community League Champions at the Ottermouth last Sunday.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:58
Looking out from a cricket scorers position

Seaton drove the final nail in the Axminster C Division East coffin and next season there will be two division’s between the East Devon rivals with the Axemen set to ply their trade down in D Division East with Seaton staging B Division cricket at their Court Lane home.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:37
Harrry Tincknell in action during the 4 Hours of Le Castellet race

Harry Tincknell is already planning to retake the lead in the European Le Mans Series standings next month after he lost his points advantage in France over the weekend.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:42
Football generic picture

Millwey made the long trip to North Tawton with a team very different from the one with which they gained promotion last season and went down by the odd goal in three, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:33

The Lyme Regis championship bowlers proved last week that miracles do happen, writes Paul Moffitt.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:33

The Colyton and District Darts League is gearing up for its Annual General Meeting (AGM), writes Gerard Wood.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:18
Golf generic picture

The Langmoor Trophy bogey competition was won by vice captain Mark Lewis who had a good front nine and held his nerve to come in four shots better than the field, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read Sport

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