Southwestern heads Lamerton open entries

Joseph Bulmer

Kilworthy near Tavistock is the location for Sunday’s point to point in the Devon and Cornwall area with the Lamerton Hunt hosting the fixture.

Seven races are scheduled to take place, beginning at 1pm with 135 entries in total. The course is renowned for its thrilling finishes, the uphill climb to the winning post requiring stamina in ample supply.

With 28 in the restricted, this looks set to be one of the hottest races of the day while there are two divisons of the maiden race with 23 entries in each.

The members race kicks off the card and course specialist Brook Castle, who has won at the course twice including this race last year, is an entry. He’s likely to improve for his appearance at Ottery St Mary where he finished down the field.

Other entries include My Nicole who was an easy winner at Wadebridge earlier this month.

A good race is in prospect in the mixed open with the Camilla Scott-trained Southwestern heading the entries. He’s won twice this season and could well add to the sequence. Others to consider are Kilrogan who won recently at Treborogh Hill and Ballydub, an open winner at the Taunton Vale meeting.

In the confined The Patriarch Game won very well at Wadebridge and could add another to his tally while the restricted looks wide open with plenty in with a chance.

Darnay’s Whistle looks an out and out stayer while Kirkleigh won nicely at Treborough Hill.

The intermediate is a qualifier for the final on ladies’ night at Exeter Racecourse on May 3 where Tony Hadley has recently been confirmed as providing after racing entertainment.

Special Account has run tow good races this season, Merriott’s Oscar won a maiden at Great Trethew last year and Lorikarad ran on well in a confined race at Garnons which he won by four lengths.

In the restricted, Diamond Supreme could resume his winning ways after Black Forest Lodge in February.

The weather forecast is for a clear sunny day and Kilworthy remains an excellent viewing course for spectators and, together with trade stands, hot and cold refreshments, and bar it continues to be an exciting day out for all the family.

The course is on the A386 Tavistock to Okehampton road and the course will be clearly signposted. Access has been improved and entry is �10 for a car and driver and �5 for any other passengers.

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