Spooners and West Dartmoor point-to-point all set for first Sunday in April.

12:21 01 April 2014

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Point-to-Point horse racing takes place this weekend at Cherrybrook, near Tavistock, on Sunday (April, 6), writes Donna Harris.

The course offers a stunning view overlooking Dartmoor. Six races are on the card, with the Condy Mathias sponsored members race starting the day at 1pm.

In the opening members race, Gorteenwood won his Restricted unchallenged in 2012, and ran second at this meeting in the same season, he was running well at Buckfastleigh last month until weaking four out, from a yard in form, he looks the likely favourite. Diamond Brook from the Emma Loosemore team, ran close at Kilworthy when less than four lengths fourth behind winner Cottage Oak.

Tyre Marks sponsor the restricted, Vic’s Moll won at Milborn St Andrew under Robbie Henderson and another option could be the Richard Barber-trained Overtown Express, having won a Charleton Horethorne under Will Biddick on good to soft.

The mixed open sponsored by Charles Stanley Investments, has attracted some quality horses including the progressive Welstonedruid and Kirkleigh both from leading area trainer Robert Chanin’s yard, and The Otter Club owned Hameldown Tor won this race last year and has been in the frame on all three of his starts this season including a three length second to Ravethebrave at Badbury Rings.

In the confined, Gershwinner, from the Emma Oliver team, could pick up the prize having run a close third behind Cottage Oak and Tugboat at Kilworthy, Hameldown Tor, Lucette Annie and Welstonedruid also hold an entry and could figure if switching from the mixed open.

Exeter Racecourse sponsor the Intermediate race and entries include recent winners Sir Watty who won his Maiden here last season and took the Restricted at Wadebridge, The Mythologist a winner at Treborough Hill and Ston Eston, and Master Hooper a winner at Cothelstone under jockey Matthew Hampton.

The open maiden race concludes the day’s event, and market support for the Richard Barber trained Vivant Poeme would be worth noting, he was in touch under jockey Will Biddick, until falling four out at Ston Easton two weeks ago on his debut run.

On course facilities include hot food, bar, bookies and a host of trade stands.

Entrance is £10 car and driver, £5 for extra passengers.

The course is signed from A386, North of Tavistock - PL19 0LA

For more on the local point-to-point scene visit www.p2phorseraces-dc.com

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