Point-to-point focus switches to Lamerton meet at Kilworthy
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After several weeks of wet and snowy conditions, point-to-point racing looks to be back on track with this Sunday’s (March 25) meeting being the Lamerton hosted one held at Kilworthy, near Brentor, Tavistock, writes Donna Harris.
Six races are on offer with the first off at 1pm. Over 100 entries have been received and the opening members’ race looks to be a really good battle in store between the local trainers. This race is sponsored by Pannell Commercials and could go the way of the Dean Summersby-trained Honest Deed, a winner of two of his starts last season, but will need to fend off Wadebridge winner Acadian out of the Heidi Lewis team, along with trainer Pauline Geering’s Bricks and Beams, a winner of two of his three starts for the yard last season among the entries.
Twenty-six are entered for the open maiden race in which St Ernie was impressive when second at Buckfastleigh at the first time of asking for the Jackie du Plessis yard. Another to have run notably well at the Buckfastleigh meeting was Buy Me Out, having finished third in the heavy conditions under jockey James King.
The Condy Mathias-sponsored Mixed Open race has Hunter Chase winner Mr Satco entered, who must be respected if turning out here. Mic’s Delight, Whenharrymetsally and Victors Serenade have all had their noses in front with wins this season, whilst Dicky Bob, Kernal Victor and Inch Rock have all gone close as runners-up in good company and are among the 20 strong entries.
The Two Amigos stands out in the AC Worth-sponsored confined race with three wins so far for the Nicola Martin team, and another catching the eye is Heaney for team Wonnacott, having won on his first outing at Wadebridge. Tinhay Building Supplies sponsor the Restricted race in which the veteran Blazing Bouncer could follow up on his second at Chipley Park if staying fit. Eastern Calm is another to note having run well this season under young jockey Christopher Barber and a worthy each way bet.
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Trainer Jo Tickle has a knack of getting his horses well fit for racing and his entry Horwood Lad in this Restricted race could go well after his win at the Great Trethew meeting and is sure to attract market support.
Finally up is the Exeter Racecourse-sponsored Intermediate race in which 15 are entered, including Ballybane for the Big Brooke team; awinner at Buckfastleigh on heavy going, having stayed on well, could improve for that run. Creative Inerta also catches the eye having some solid form behind him for the Ben Clarke team.
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The course offers a great location for a family day out. On course facilities include bar, bookies, hot and cold refreshments and plenty of trade stands.
Entrance to the course is £10 per person maximum £30 per car with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. The course is located at Kilworthy near Brentor, Tavistock. PL19 0JX.Check out website pointingdc.co.uk or Facebook for all the latest details.