Point-to-point: Cannon Bridge reunited with Jones in bid to extend winning run to 14
Saturday 11 March 2006
Cannon Bridge attempts to stretch his winning sequence to 14 in the men's open (1.0) at the Brecon and Talybont at Llanfrynach today.
Regular rider Dai Jones was unavailable when the eight-year-old made his seasonal reappearance at Erw Lon last month, but resumes the partnership.
Evan Williams, whose wife Cath trains Cannon Bridge, said last night: "We felt he didn't have enough experience for the Cheltenham Foxhunters - to be honest he has not had much to beat in some of his races - and he will run in the Lady Dudley Cup at Chaddesley Corbett in three weeks time. Then we'll find a novice hunter-chase.
"He's been getting into bad habits over the smaller fences in Welsh points, but if he copes with the bigger ones under Rules then he'll go for the John Corbett at Stratford in May."
Today's Oakley meeting at Brafield-on-the-Green has been postponed due to waterlogging and even though some of the entries in the men's open there may be re-routed to Wales to provide stiffer than usual opposition, front-running Cannon Bridge is hard to peg back.
The 'Kent National', a four-mile mixed open, is the feature of tomorrow's Detling, near Maidstone, fixture and last year's winner, The Grey Baron, is among the 18 entries. However, the marathon looks ideal for East Anglian raider Lord Valnic, who kept on well to finish a three-quarter length to the progressive subsequent winner Rebel Army at Ampton.
* Last Sunday's Cottesmore meeting at Garthorpe, which was cancelled due to frost, has been rearranged for Sunday, 2 April.
FIXTURES: TODAY: Brecon & Talybont at Llanfrynach. (First race 12.0). 3m SE of Brecon off B4558, 2m off A40. Western at Wadebridge. (12.30). At Royal Cornwall Showground, 1m W of town near A39. TOMORROW: Blackmore and Sparkford Vale at Charlton Horethorne. (12.30). Off B3145, 3m NE of Sherborne. Cotswold at Andoversford. (1.0). 6m SE of Cheltenham; nr junction of A40 and A436; exit 11A, M5. Grove and Rufford at Welbeck. (1.0). On Welbeck Estate, Nottingham, near A60 between Worksop and Clumber Park. Holderness at Dalton Park. (1.30). 5m NW of Beverley, near B1248, exit 38, M62. Suffolk at Ampton. (1.30). 4m N of Bury St Edmunds, near A134. Tanatside at Eyton-on-Severn. (12.0). 7m SE of Shrewsbury; nr B4380; via A5 and M54 (exit 7). Tynedale at Corbridge. (12.30). 3m north of town, off A68 on B6318. West Street-Tickham at Detling. (1.0). 2m E of Maidstone; nr A249; 1m N of village; exit 7 M20; exit 5 M2. POSTPONED: Oakley at Brafield-on-the-Green.
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