Point-to-point followers have a double to enjoy this weekend
PUBLISHED: 08:19 27 April 2018
There are two point-to-point meetings in the area this weekend with the first being held at Trebudannon, situated near St Columb Major in Cornwall, where the re-arranged meeting, hosted by The Four Burrow, is on Saturday (April 28), writes Donna Harris.
There are seven races on offer with 80 entries received and the opening race is set to go off at 1pm.
The Cornish National men’s open race is the feature of the day, which has attracted prolific winning horses Dicky Bob, Sobre Tresor, Navanman and Robin de Souza. This is a popular meeting for young maiden horses and the two open maidens have attracted good entries. Those catching the eye are Earthly Reason looking to follow up on his second at Wadebridge, and Florabell, who is now trained in North Cornwall by Ian Hambley and has two previous runner-up places to her credit.
Sobre Tresor also has an entry in the ladies’ race but could come up against Wadebridge and Buckfastleigh winning entry Double Captain. Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race holds entries from Inch Rock, Prince of Poets and V-Neck. The venue offers a lovely amphitheatre-type setting, offering good viewing of the course, attracting a good picnic crowd, with on-course facilities offering fabulous food, hot and cold refreshments, along with bar, bookies and trade stands.
Entrance to the course is £10 per person, with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. Location is at St Columb Major, (signed off A30 and A39 – TR9 4LP). Sunday’s meeting will be held at Stafford Cross, Seaton where the Axe Vale have attracted 120 entries for their now eight race card with the open maiden race already divided.
Pony racing heads up the action at noon and is followed by the main card, starting at 1pm.
The Lee Clifford Eng-sponsored mixed open race looks competitive with previous Larkhill winner Alternatif entered, along with dual Badbury winner Bistouri d’Honore, Charlton Horethorne winner Carraig Mor, and previous winner of ten points to date Minella Fifty, promising a good battle.
Another prolific winning horse and recent Taunton HC winner Master Baker is entered in the opening members race and could add another win here for the Lisa Jefford team. Local trainer Ed Walker is well represented here and his entry Wallabrook in the restricted race could carry on the winning form for the team.
As could Fly West, another for the Walker team that holds an entry in the confined race if recovering from his unlucky fall at Taunton recently. Those catching the eye in the divided maiden races are BallyJim and Glimpse of Gladys in the first division, whilst Dragon de La Tour, Hugo’s Horse and Country Legend stand out in the second.
The flat track at Stafford Cross offers good trackside viewing, hot food and refreshments, bar, bookies and many trade stands.
Entrance to the course is £10 per person to a max of £30 per car with children under 16 free. Location is off the A3052, 20mins from M5 junction 30 – EX24 6HZ.
Check out the pointingdc.co.uk website and Facebook page for up-to-date info including full list of entries and previews.