Bratton Down hosting another point-to-point meeting this Sunday

Getting the money on

Getting the money on - Credit: Archant

The third and final point-to-point horserace meeting takes place at the stunning location of Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming this coming Sunday (June 10), writes Donna Harris.

There are six races on offer with a start time of 2pm. The mens and ladies’ open races will be hotly contested with much at stake with only two meetings left in the area for championship points to be won. Will Biddick is now leading the men’s area championship, but only by three points ahead of Darren Edwards who is sure to get some decent rides here.

The opening members race could be between recent course winner here Top Chief under leading area novice jockey Bryan Carver, and last years winner Whenharrymetsally, a mare that has 13 wins between the flags including at Chipley Park and Buckfastleigh this season. Whenharrymetsally won this race last season for the Keith Cumings team with Top Chief in second.

Man Of Many Words looks the likely favourite in the maiden race which follows, having run second at Cothelstone for the Camilla Scott team. Desert Roe and High Priority are suggestions in the intermediate race.

The men’s open has attracted strong outside entries which include Spencer Moon a winner of five Points this season, Jimmy The Jet Plane a Hunter Chase winner at Carlisle together with Top Chief for trainer Stuart Sampson who could choose this race over the members.

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The ladies race has also attracted many outside raiders which include the Alan Hill-trained Start Royal, a winner of 25 points must be respected. Hugos Horse is a suggestion in the restricted after his win at the Axe Vale meeting race, along with Jacks Ranger after his win at Coldharbour.

This course offers a fantastic view of Exmoor, together with some thrilling race action. There is hot and cold food and refreshments, a lively bar, bookies and plenty of room for picnicking and shopping among the various trade stands. Entrance to the course is £10 per person capped to £30 per car.

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Children under 16 free. Dogs only on leads welcome. Location of the course is Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m N of South Molton – EX31 4SG.

For further information contact the Secretary Jenny Hayes on 01769540894 or 07979307549 email or look on the website together with Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point FB page for up to date information.

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