Cherrybrook hosting next area point-to-point

PUBLISHED: 19:08 05 April 2018

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Point-to-pointing finally got back on track last weekend after a prolonged bad weather spell, and hopefully the scheduled meeting to be held at Cherrybrook near Tavistock this coming Sunday (April) will be another meeting to defy the weather, writes Donna Harris.

Seven races are scheduled with a start time of 1.30pm. These races include the popular Mixed Open race which is sponsored by Rodgers of Plymouth.

The grey, Dicky Bob, is entered for local trainer Verity Nicholls and is sure to pull in his crowd of fans.

A winner recently at the Kilworthy meeting, he is related to, and shares a resemblance to, Desert Orchid, and is a thrill to watch racing for both punters and families who have come to follow him. Mic’s Delight is another popular horse entered for owner/trainer rider Jennifer Davenport. He is a previous course winner here and loves the soft going. Inch Rock and La Madonnia are two entries from the Ed Walker team, which after sending out four winners last weekend, they should not be discounted.

Dicky Bob also holds an entry in the opening Condy Mathias-sponsored Members race. He has won this race for the past three seasons and is likely to put on another stunning performance. The Open Maiden race for four-, five- and six-year-olds has an interesting debutant entered, being Newlands Cross for Bloodstock Agent Tom Malone, and with the booking of jockey Will Biddick aboard he should put on a good round after his previous place form in Ireland. In the Tyre Marks-sponsored Open Maiden race, Dragon de La Tour could score after his one-and-a-half-length second at Milborne St Andrew for the Big Brooke team.

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