All set for great racing at Wadebridge

PUBLISHED: 11:37 07 December 2010

Over the sticks

Over the sticks


Racing fans can enjoy a Sunday afternoon treat this weekend with the Cornwall Hunt Club’s point-to-point taking place at the Royal Cornwall Showground, Wade-bridge.

Six races are on the card with the Cornwall Hunt Club Members Race for novice riders kicking off proceedings at noon. Twelve entries have been received including Tiverton horse Fully Loaded, who opened his account for the season at Black Forest Lodge two weeks ago.

Henri Prends Garde may run for Richard Woollacott’s stable and hunter chase winner Nobody Tells Me may run for Ottery St Mary trainers Polly Gundry and Ed Walker.

A strong entry for the men’s open includes Southwestern who comes from a stable in good form with trainer Camilla Scott’s husband Jeremy saddling a decent winner at Exeter on Sunday.

Other entries include new recruit to the amateur ranks Pauillac who was previously with David Pipe and the ex-Paul Nicholls inmate Takeroc. They should both come into the reckoning if fit for their seasonal debuts.

Another former Paul Nicholls-trained horse is Kicks For Free who looks set to make his mark in ladies’ races having been burdened under rules with a prohibitive handicap rating. He’s run at the Cheltenham Festival and at Aintree’s Grand National meeting and is sure to make a good account of himself this season.

Restricted races are always highly competitive and nearly all the entries in Sunday’s race were winners from last season including Light Touch, Mayfair Lastchance, Red Watch and My Nicole.

Forty entries have been received for the maiden with several promising types sure to be lining up.

There’s an indoor Christmas market in the barn with stalls selling a range of products. Parking is easy as the showground has a good network of tarmac roads and the main showground entrance on the A39 is used. Entrance is £20 per car and £5 per car with a single occupant.

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