All set for cracking Flete

Joseph Bulmer

Flete Park in the heart of the South Hams in South Devon is the location for Saturday’s point to point, the first of two held at the venue and with the prevailing dry weather, the course will be watered as necessary.

Two pony races precede the card before the members’ race comes under starters’ orders at 2pm (1 and 1.20pm).

The 13 entries include Turning Tide who is trained by Sam Holdsworth for Charlie Stanley and following to wins this season is likely to be a warm order to make it a hat trick.

Josiah Bay has had a couple of decent places this season while Prudent George could add to his Buckfastleigh win.

Also entered is Waziri, also trained by Holdsworth, who caused a shock at the course last year when beating the longs odds on favourite Glacial Call.

Prudent George is also entered in the restricted along side the Ed Walker-trained Valoroso who also won a maiden race at Buckfastleigh earlier in the season. Walker and his partner Polly Gundry have an impressive record at the track and anything they saddle is worth close inspection including another of their entries in the race, recent Great Trethew winner Best Bette, who is sure to come into the reckoning if lining up.

Plenty of stamina is required to win the four mile men’s open and each of the six runners have claims, but Dare To Dream looks like an out and out stayer on the back of his successes at Buckfastleigh and Great Trethew, both tracks which require plenty of resolution to get to the winning post in front.

Deloughtane won a mixed open at Cherrybrook earlier in the month and he’s entered in the ladies’ race but Miss Midnight looks the one to beat having scored a hat trick this season.

Theicecreamfellow could go well in the confined for Lee Rowe who won with Tatsu at the course last year while in the intermediate Roll On Rosie could continue her progress.

Concluding race on the card is the open maiden and there will plenty of money on Tamatown who has finished second three times this season.

With the meeting coinciding with Easter weekend, and the venue renowned for its stunning parkland setting the track is expected to attract a large number of spectators. Other attractions to add to the day are tradestands, catering, a licensed bar and on-course betting. Entrance is just �20 per car or �10 per car and single occupant.