Axe Vale host Sunday’s point-to-point meeting at Stafford Cross.
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Axe Vale host this Sunday’s point-to-point meeting at Stafford Cross near Seaton and an action packed day is in store with seven races on the card preceded by two pony races commencing at 12 noon.
First up is the hunt members race at 1.30pm in which Miss Cupcake could follow up on her four lengths second to Coin River last weekend for jockey Jo Buck. The Ed Walker-trained Before The War is another to consider having run second at Ston Eston in March behind Little George and has wins at Larkhill and Lower Machen to his credit.
In the confined I’m In Charge relished the drying ground at Badbury Rings scoring in the intermediate three quarters of a length ahead of Hinceslea Moor with the Neil Harris-trained Bowntobebad who came in only four lengths behind Double Bank in tiring conditions at Cothelstone likely to be the main danger.
The Lee Clifford Agricultural Engineers sponsored mixed open could see the Richard Barber-trained Flanshan give leading jockey Will Biddick another win here. He acts on any going, is a previous course winner and could follow up on his third at Kingston St Mary where he finished less than a length behind Special Occasion and Certain Flight.
Roseyroo could take the intermediate race for trainer Louise Cabble having taken the restricted at Cothelstone five lengths ahead of Carlos Gardel. He looks ready to step up to intermediate company. Sunken Secret under Pippa Glanville ran third at Cherrybrook behind Searree and Delta Borget and followed that up with a second last weekend at Flete Park.
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Chesnut Annie, the prolific winning mare with 34 wins to her credit is entered in the CA Club Members novice riders’ race. She was only just denied increasing her tally at Lydstep when Fairpoint got up to win by a nose. Barneys Mate could see Martin McIntyre add to his points- he currently heading the Novice riders’ table. Fiulin, with leading lady novice Bryony Frost on board and My Minds Maid for trainer Harry Fry are others to consider.
Twenty-nine are entered in the restricted and of these Pamplona Run for the Barber team won impressively first time out at Trebudannon. Marlpit Oak, for trainer James Young, ran well at Buckfastleigh and was only just headed by Fairytale Theatre following up with a ten length win at Hackwood Park and Sir Watty is another to have won well when winning his maiden at Cherrybrook.
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The open maiden race wraps up the day’s races with 23 entered - head to the bookies for form guide.
The course is located at Stafford Cross, near Seaton on the A3052, postcode EX24 6HZ. It offers a Tote, bookies, catering, bar and trade stands. Entrance per car and occupants is £20 and car and driver £10.