Great racing at Trethew

THE second meeting to be staged at Great Trethew takes place on Saturday, March 28 and the popular track has its usual substantial entry with nearly 130 horses entered.

PREVIEW East Cornwall at Great Trethew 28 March 2009Written by Lucy JohnsonTHE second meeting to be staged at Great Trethew takes place on Saturday, March 28 and the popular track has its usual substantial entry with nearly 130 horses entered.The first of eight races is off at 12pm when a two and a half mile maiden race will see plenty of horses line up in search of their first win.With former champion Leslie Jefford's team hitting a rich vein of form Verbury Star will be popular among punters. He ran encouragingly at Wadebridge a fortnight ago and should improve on that effort. Jefford could follow up in the third division with Desert Wells who was third at the course last month and could well improve for the run. The well-bred Front Page who deserves a change of luck, is also entered. Brought down on her first run at Black Forest Lodge when travelling well, she has subsequently unseated her rider and fallen.Horses to consider in the second division include Crystal Knight, fourth at the Blackmore and Sparkford Vale meeting, and Cupidus who was second at Wadebridge.Southwestern could return to action in the men's open race following his gallant run in the Christie's Foxhunter at the Cheltenham Festival where he finished a credible sixth to the impressive Cappa Bleu. He's set to head to Punchestown next month to contest the Champion Hunter Chase in which he looked like the winner last year until falling two fences from home.Ladies' Open entries include Croix De Guerre, a winner of a decent ladies' race at Cothelstone last time out and Innocent Rebel who may make amends for defeat at Wadebridge a couple of weeks a go when sent off favourite.Just seven are entered in the confined maiden with Dennis Turner's Harpur's Girl the pick if she turns out again after her good third at Kilworthy on Sunday.The good looking Jack's Taxi is the pick in the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. This horse looks tailor made for a career under Rules and a win here should be a formality. The restricted looks a typically competitive race and there will plenty of money for Bishy Barnaby who won with a fence in hand at the course last month. However, Violet Elizabeth could follow up her maiden win at Cothelstone and Bafaluto is a course winner.The course is situated off the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard and entry is �20 per car or �10 per car and driver.


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