July 16 2018 Latest news:
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Pony racing heads up the action at noon, with five pony races including championship races. Then follows the main six race card commencing at 2pm.
Over 90 entries have been received.
This course offers a stunning view of Exmoor together with six horse races offering a great way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon, either picnicking or tasting the food and drink on offer at the course whilst watching the action. In the opening members race Kapricorne stands out having finished in the frame on three of his runs this season.
The Rosettes Direct-sponsored restricted race follows in which Hugos Horse could follow up on his maiden win at Axe Vale for the Rose Loxton team, Moonlight Flyer is another suggestion having won his maiden at the previous meeting here for trainer Camilla Scott.
Up next is the Bray Leino-sponsored ladies’ race in which Angels Hill for Heidi Lewis should put up a good performance if following up on their Holnicote win and second here at the first meeting, they could come up against the Evan Williams-trained Aerlite Supreme who is already on a hat-trick of wins this season.
The men’s open is sponsored by Moore Scarrott Accountants with those catching the eye being Stafford Cross and Little Windsor winner Fly West for Will Biddick, Flete Park and Trecoed winner Ramble On for Byron Moorcroft and There’s No Panic a previous course winner who’s another option for Will Biddick to ride.
Ashley Farrant and the Kingdon family sponsor the conditions race which is run in memory of Donna Kingdon; 29 are entered and the race looks wide open with Fly West, Change Of Luck, Derksen, Honest Deed and Winter Garden among them.
Entry Redmond Hill looks to deserve a win soon having clocked up five runner-up places for Matt Griffiths and could take the open maiden race which closes the day’s event.
The course is located at Bratton Down, Bratton Fleming 9m NE of Barnstaple on A399, 11m north of South Molton - EX31 4SG. Entrance is £10 per person to a maximum of £30 per car, children under 16 free. Dogs welcome on leads only.
A reminder that the re-arranged meeting at Upcott Cross, Halwill Junction takes place on Wednesday, June 6 when seven races are on offer with the first up at 5pm.
Entrance to the course is £10 per person, children under 16 free. Location is 2m south of Halwill junction, off A3079 – EX21 5AE.