A massive entry of 231 means a 10 race card for the East Devon Hunt point to point at Bishops Court on Saturday (11-30am start), writes Granville Taylor.
A massive entry of 231 means a 10 race card for the East Devon Hunt point to point at Bishops Court on Saturday (11-30am start).Polly Gundry's championship challenge is now in full swing. She hopes to add to her 14 winners this season by partnering Rockwithacaveman in the Hunt race at Bishops Court before dashing to the Beaufort meeting at Didmarton.The Open Maiden for 5 to 7 year olds has been split into three divisions. Richard Barber has a strong hand in each section with Street Run, Pleasure Shared and Briteside.The Men's Open looks full of quality. The 26 entries include Dante's Back, Hautclan, Sea Snipe, Southwestern and Spuddler's Dream.Sea Snipe is bidding to regain last season's top form and is also entered in the Ladies' Open, but the likes of Gaye Trigger, Goblet of Fire, Innocent Rebel and Oracle des Mottes gives the race a very competitive look.The Restricted has been divided and Withiel Lad looks the pick of the 24 in the first section. His Wadebridge win was given a boost when Mr Bennett scored at Great Trethew last Sunday. The second part is more open with Throwaround and Tom Cannon heading the ratings.The 27 nominations for the Intermediate include several recent winners. Lisadell King is unbeaten this season, but Drybrook Bedouin is highly thought of and ran well in this grade at Larkhill recently.32 entries in the maiden for older horses could mean extra time. Top View would be a fitting winner for the Alner yard and can improve on his Buckfastleigh fourth.Admission costs £20 per car and occupants with £10 for a single driver. Bishops Court is near Ottery St Mary, off the B3174, just south of the A30.