Great bank holiday racing
PUBLISHED: 15:07 22 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 15 June 2010
THE South Tetcott has a total of 175 entries for their seven race Bank Holiday Monday meeting.
SOUTH TETCOTT POINT-TO-POINT AT UPCOTT CROSS - BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 26TH MAY 2008 Preview by Granville Taylor on behalf of the Devon & Cornwall Point-to-Point Association THE South Tetcott has a total of 175 entries for their seven race Bank Holiday Monday point-to-point at Upcott Cross. The meeting gets under way at 2 pm with the Confined race, with two pony races preceding the point-to-point.The Men's Open has a classy look about it, with the majority of the 31 entries possessing solid winning form. Long Night, Range Rover, Sara Monica and recent course winner Braeroy are just four of the possibilities. Cookies Bank would also be an interesting proposition if Richard Woollacott chooses to ride him. Richard currently holds the runner up spot for the National Men's title.Polly Gundry and Rachael Green can be expected to resume their National Ladies' title quest at Upcott Cross, and Rachael will probably ride Brown Cockle, who won the Eggesford Mixed Open here last month and is seeking his fourth successive win. Polly has a possibility in Dr Cerullo, who is also seeking his fourth win of the season. The opposition looks stiff however, and Croix de Guerre, although narrowly beaten by Brown Cockle at Holnicote, will represent a big danger.Barney's Mate could give Rachael Green the advantage in the Intermediate, but River Heights returned to form with a vengeance at Bratton Down and looks sure to go well again for the Heard yard.The Restricted has 37 entries and includes a host of good Maiden winners. 5 year old Diflock was impressive on his debut at the Axe Vale and looks one to follow. Tres Bien also scored at Stafford Cross and cannot be discounted. Master Mark may represent the Barber yard, but there are any number of possibilities in a strong line up.The Open Maiden has been divided with 24 nominations in each section. Classic Rarity was going well when falling at Bratton Down and deserves a change of luck in the first division, and Kavegirl is a tentative choice to make a winning debut in the second section. The Confined race looks more like an Open with 23 quality entries. Lisheen Storm missed an engagement last week at Bratton Down and could go well, but Whizzaar goes from strength to strength, having followed up his course win here last month with a Hunter Chase success at Newton Abbot.The course is located 1 mile west of the A3079, near Beaworthy and Halwill Junction. ENDS Best Regards Lucy JohnsonT: 01548 831548M: 07866 497976