Area champion Darren Edwards Edwards set to ride again in first point-to-point of the year

PUBLISHED: 12:23 01 January 2018 | UPDATED: 10:33 02 January 2018

Getting the money on

Getting the money on

Archant

Point-to-Point horse-racing gets back on track in the area on Sunday (January 7) when The North Cornwall host their meeting at the popular venue of The Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, writes Donna Harris.

There can be few better ways to blow away the Christmas and New Year festivities, with a fabulous day at the races.

There will be eight races on offer, with a start time of 11.30am.

It promises to be another action packed day, with the Moores of St Wenn Ltd-sponsored members’ race opening the day’s event.

This race could see area champion jockey Darren Edwards coming back to ride after his injury sustained in November. He is set to ride Robin de Souza for the Dean Summersby team. Robin de Souza has already scored a hat-trick of wins at this course and also added a men’s open race to his CV when winning at Black Forest Lodge last March.

He looks hard to oppose among the seven entries which include two course debutants Doumba and Starweld. Hops Oils Ltd sponsor the PPORA novice riders race, and entries, include the Jennifer Davenport owned and trained Mic’s Delight. A 20-length winner here back in December, Mic is a game little horse who always tries hard for his jockey’s and is rarely out of the frame. He will relish the soft going and will be the likely pacesetter.

Another team Summersby charge, Chosen Lucky is set to line up against him, but will need to improve on his 20-length second he scored at the last meeting, under novice jockey Bryan Carver. The Ed Walker-trained La Madonnia is another who could improve on her second here at the previous meeting and stalk the leaders up the tough hill home to try to snatch this. Prolific winning course specialist Sobre Tresor, from the Chloe Newman team, is on seven wins to date at this track and is entered in the Skinners Pet Foods-sponsored ladies’ open race. With the booking again of Chloe Emsley to ride, the combination looks hard to beat. The five-year-old Broadclyst, from the Robert Chanin team, won his maiden here in December and looks a progressive type to take the Three Cornish Farriers-sponsored restricted race.

Kivells Auctioneers and Valuers sponsor the men’s open race which could see the Levinson team’s Premier Portrait defy top weight and win again under jockey Gus Levinson. Gus is currently riding out for the Paul Nicholls team in Ditcheat, and Gus was unsure Premier Portrait would be fit enough last month. He could well come on for the run, and with the highly rated Supreme Danehill also among the entries, they may need to step up to the likely challenge.

Two divisions of the open maiden follow. The first is sponsored by Stephen Scown Solicitor, and those with previous form are Tamarstone, Ruby Fool, Ballybruff and Druid Spitfire. Whilst in the second division, Earthy Reason and Fouroclock Fox have clocked up notable form.

The final race of the day is The Nare Hotel confined race, which could be a tricky race for the bookies to predict with four entered. The Two Amigos won here in December for the Nicola Martin team and could see jockey Darren Edwards add to his score sheet. Beuvron, for owner Charlie Stanley, could run well for team Holdsworth and is the highest rated.

The course offers great viewing and a huge covered barn containing hot refreshments, bar, bookies and trade stands. Location is off the A39 ,west of Wadebridge PL27 7JE. Entrance is £10 per person with children under 16 free. Dogs on leads welcome. For up-to-date information, visit the website Pointing DC and Facebook.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other Sport Stories

Thu, 16:18

Brixington Blues Under-12s were 2-0 winners when they travelled to North Tawton for their latest Exeter and District Youth League game.

Read more
Thu, 13:18

Budleigh Salterton became the first team in the South West Peninsula League Eastern Division to complete their home programme when they defeated Torridgeside 3-2 to claim their ninth Greenway Lane win of the league campaign.

Read more
Thu, 12:58

Withycombe warmed up for Wednesday night’s Intermediate Shield meeting with Plymstock Albion Oaks with a thumping 82-0 win over Plymouth Argaum.

Read more
Thu, 09:40

Exmouth suffered a ninth successive South West Peninsula League Premier Division defeat when they were beaten 4-1 by Camelford under the Southern Road floodlights in a midweek meeting.

Read more
Thu, 09:38

Exmouth Harrier Hannah Bown chose Brighton over London this year in terms of which of the marathons to run, writes Cathy Newman.

Read more
Thu, 09:32

Withycombe Under-15s were beaten 22-12 at the end of the hard-fought match against a well-drilled Teignmouth side.

Read more
Thu, 09:32

Foxcub lowered the colours of local favourite Dicky Bob in the Ladies’ Open at the Silverton point-to-point held at Bishops Court, Ottery St Mary on Grand National Day, writes Granville Taylor.

Read more
Thu, 09:31

Otterton-based young drag racing ace Baxter Williams and his father Gary drove 300 miles to Lincolnshire for their latest taste of early season drag racing.

Read more
Thu, 09:30

East Budleigh Reserves will be mightily pleased with the result last Saturday at Tedburn with a brace from Ben Wilks helping them to a 6-2 victory, writes Mark Auton.

Read more
Thu, 09:29

Exmouth Town are without a game this week, although they were in action last night when Camelford were the visitors to Southern Road, writes John Dibsdall.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel


Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder


Show Job Lists

Find planning applications