Bumper card at Great Trethew

PUBLISHED: 11:33 16 February 2010 | UPDATED: 14:05 09 August 2010

GREAT Trethew has attracted its usual wealth of entries with a nine race card kicking off at 11.30am on Sunday, Feb 21..

Bumper card in prospect at Great Trethew by Lucy Johnson

GREAT Trethew has attracted its usual wealth of entries with a nine race card kicking off at 11.30am on Sunday, Feb 21..

The course is renowned as a nurturing ground for promising young maiden horses and this year's meeting is no exception with the 2m4f open maiden race for horses aged four, five, six and seven split into three divisions with 15 runners in each. Don't be surprised if a newcomer with no form takes the spoils. Of the others, in the first division the Caroline Furse owned and trained My Nicole finished a promising second to The Boss in an open maiden at Wadebridge in January. The form has a solid look to it with Henri Prends Garde finishing a length back in third - he has since won at Buckfastleigh.

There are plenty of newcomers in the second division - those that have had a run around include the Richard Woollaott-trained Just Puddie who ran a good race in defeat at Wadebridge and Hameldown Tor, who should improve for a run at Buckfastleigh .

In the third division Little Kimmie finsiehd second at Wadebridge in December and Charming Gael, who was six lengths behind him, has since won.

Racing kicks off with the members' race and with Jackie du Plessis enjoying a fine start to the season, Walter De Wodeland is sure to take all the beating. He ran a good race at Larkhill last month where he finished third having travelled like the winner at Chipley Park a couple of weeks before that until unseating two fences from home in January.

The mixed open has a strong look for it and the race is sure to be competitive with the 17 entries including several multiple winners Joaaci, Come What Augustus, Ellies Horse, Carrie On, Ballybrown, Alambique and Southwestern to name a few.

The open maiden has 20 entriess and Lizzy Kelly will be hoping for a change of luck after Kalamazoo looked a certain winner at Buckfastleigh until ducking into the rails just before the winning line.

Restricted entries include Buckfastleigh winners Lord Lescribaa and Super Lady, course winner Bafaluto and The Boss who is sure to improve again having won at Wadebridge.

Bishy Barnaby has won his last three starts in point-to-points and he will be hard to beat in the confined.

The course is situated at Menheniot off the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard. The postcode is PL14 3PZ. Entrance is £20 for a car full of £10 per car with one occupant. The first race is off at 11.30am.

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