Point-to-point: Morgan makes the difference on Full Minty
Saturday 24 March 2007
Full Minty, who benefited from the assistance of Ran Morgan for the first time on his reappearance at Didmarton three weeks ago, can follow up that success in the mixed open (2.40) at Siddington today.
Last season Full Minty failed to finish in two hunter-chases under a less experienced rider, but he was always jumping well for Morgan and the second and third have both won since.
That Didmarton meeting should also provide another winner in the shape of Bon Accord, who won the intermediate there in a time nearly 10 seconds faster than Full Minty. Oxfordshire trainer Alan Hill is bringing along steadily this seven-year-old, who has won all three starts this season, and has found another suitable opportunity in the confined (2.05) at Siddington. Bon Accord will prove up to open class and will surely be seen in hunter chases soon.
The former smart hurdler Rigmarole is an interesting entry in the ladies' open (2.50) at Badbury Rings today. Still only nine, Rigmarole was rated 157 when he won the Kingwell Hurdle in 2004 and though he never took to fences under Rules the smaller obstacles in point-to-points may be more suitable. The fast ground at a track which dries out quickly will be in his favour, but he may not stay three miles and a safer option is Rimpton Boy.
R Burton 16; R Barrett 11; J Pritchard 10.
C Allen 11; P Gundry 10; J Coward 10.
FIXTURES: Today: Badsworth & Braham Moor at Mordon. (First race 1.00). Near A1 (M), 4m S of Sedgefield, 1m N of Great Stainton. Belvoir at Garthorpe. (1.30). 6m E of Melton Mowbray on B676, 7m W of A1. Essex at High Easter. (1.00). 8m NE of Colchester via A12 & B1068. Lamerton at Kilworthy. (12.30). 1m N of Tavistock, 1m west of A386. Lanarkshire & Renfrewshire and Eglinton at Overton. (1.00). Off A72; 3m SW of Carluke, accessible from J8 M74. Tivyside at Cilwendeg. (12.00). 1/2m W of Boncath on B4332 to Newcastle Emlyn. VWH at Siddington. (1.30). 2m S of Cirencester, near A419, 2m from exit 13, M5 and exit 15, M4. Wilton at Badbury Rings. (12.30). 4m NW of Wimborne on B3082. TOMORROW: Brecon & Talybont at Llanfrynach. (1.00). 3m SE of Brecon, off B4558; 2m off A40. Cheshire at Alpraham. (2.00). 3m SE of Tarporley; nr A51. Grafton at Mollington. (1.00). On A423, 5m N of Banbury, near M40. Hampshire at Hackwood Park. (2.00). 2m SE of Basingstoke; signposted from, A339 Alton road (Exit 6, M3). Mendip Farmers at Ston Easton. (12.30). 8m N of Shepton Mallet, alongside A37. Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent at Penshurst. (2.00). 3m SW of Penshurst, W of B2188; well signposted. (12m Exit 5, M25).
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