Perfect Gem aims to go one better
PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 22:56 15 June 2010
LADY Myfanwy heads the entries at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday where 122 entries have been received for the seven race card.
LADY Myfanwy heads the entries at Black Forest Lodge on Sunday where 122 entries have been received for the seven race card.Jenny Carr clicked brilliantly with the mare when they teamed up for the first time to win a hot ladies' race at the course two weeks ago. It was a thrilling finish with Lady Myfanwy stamping her class on the run-in to pull away for a two length success taking her unbeaten run to eight in the process. Carr spent Sunday night in hospital after injuring her arm in a fall at Larkhill so will face a race against time to be fit.Filling the places were Croix De Guerre and Ottery trained Dr Cerullo and the pair are also entered in the Mid Devon Memorial Ladies' Open along with Winter Scene who could run a big race following her encouraging performance at the course last week where she finished second carrying a big weight in the members' race.That race was won by Ryeman who is entered in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. He was a first training success for Andy Jackson and could well follow up carrying Dennis Williams' well known red and white colours.Also entered is another course winner Jafaro Des Bois who took the restricted novice riders' race in good style last time out.The maiden has been split into two divisions and punters have received plenty of clues in the past few weeks.Leslie Jefford's team, now based near Feniton, are in good order and Golden Benefit could well improve on her second to It's Danny Boy in November. She runs in the second division of the maiden where Mr Dass and Colorado Storm, both promising seconds, are entered.Entries in the first division include Ivorsagoodun and Mistree Dancer, who could improve on third places last time out, and Perfect Gem who has finished second over course and distance this season and is trained in Sidbury by Monique Pike.l The course is situated at Black Forest Lodge near Kenton just off the A380. Admission costs £20 for car and occupants, with a concession of £10 for a single occupant.