Follow horses with form at Trethew

Joseph Bulmer

Sunday’s point to point fixture at Great Trethew near Liskeard is the second to take place at the venue this season and the eight race card comes under starters’ orders at 1.30pm.

The course always attracts a large entry, particulary of young, maiden horses who have yet to win a race, and Sunday’s meeting is no exception.

The open maiden over two miles six furlongs for horses aged four, five, six or seven has been split into three divisions. In the first division, horses with bits of form this season include Glorious Gin, Quickly Otigmay and Sobre Trevor.

In the second division the chestnut mare Floral Patches, who is owned and trained by Mike Trickey, made a pleasing debut at Taunton Vale earlier in the month when she finished second. She could go one better.

The 12 entries in the men’s open include the ever popular Southwestern who has won twice this season, Dare to Dream who won at the course a month ago and the veteran Quizzling who has won three starts this season.

Theatre Diva unseated her rider in the Christie’s Foxhunter at the Cheltenham Festival but she’s a game mare who runs consistently well and she could go close in the ladies’ race.

The open maiden for horses aged eight and over has received 13 entries including Nobetter Buachaill and Joisah Bay who keeps knocking at the door of success.

The intermediate is a qualifier for the final at Exeter Racecourse on May 3 and entries include the Sam Holdsworth-traind Turning Tide who won a restricted at Wadebridge three weeks ago.

Concluding the card is a restricted race with 14 entries including Acting Tougher, who’s been first and second this season, and course winner Sarika who will be popular in the beating if he behaves himself and doesn’t duck out through the wings again as he did at Treborough Hill earlier in the month.

Great Trethew is situated off the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard and as well as the racing there will be bookies, catering, a licensed bar and trade stands.

Entrance is �10 per car and driver, �20 per car and all occupants. For those with sat nav, the postcode is PL14 3PZ.

Two pony races start the card at 12.30 and 12.50- the first time pony racing has returned to Cornwall under the PRA banner.