Point-to-Point: Craigmor can make Gundry dash pay off
Saturday 01 March 2008
The former champion Polly Gundry, who is making a determined effort to regain her title, rides at two meetings today. After partnering Rockwithacaveman (11.30) in the opening hunt members at Bishops Court, in Devon, she will then dash across country to Didmarton in Gloucestershire.
Rockwithacaveman, whom she also trains, has a simple task and will be long odds-on as he attempts a four-timer, but stablemate Craigmor (2.50) should be a decent price in the restricted at Didmarton.
This more demanding course should suit the eight-year-old who made significant late headway when fourth to the smart Lisadell King at Larkhill last month.
Almost five years ago Seebald was upsides Moscow Flyer when falling at the second last in the Two Mile Champion Chase. The now 13-year-old is entered in the men's open at Kingston St Mary tomorrow.
Even if he stays three miles on this undualting track he is unlikely to cope with a race-fit Croix De Guerre (2.15), who was desperately unlucky when carried out by a loose horse last time.
FIXTURES: TODAY: Carmarthenshire at Erw Lon. (First race: 12.00). 13m N of Carmarthen on B4336. Duke of Beaufort's at Didmarton. (12.30). Nr A433; 6m SW of Tetbury; 8m NE of Exit 18, M4. East Deon at Bishops Court. (11.30). 1/2m SW of Ottery St Mary; off B3174, S of A30; Exit 29, M5. TOMORROW: Bicester with Whaddon Chase at Dunthrop. (12.00). 2m NE of Chipping Norton at junc of A3400 and A361. Curre & Llangibby at Howick. (12.00). 2m W of Chepstow on B4293; Exit 2 M48. Granta Harriers at Higham. (1.30). 8m NE of Colchester; nr A1060; Exit 8 M11. Grove & Ruffford at Welbeck. (12.00). Off B6034; 4m SW of Worksop on Ollerton Road; use Exit 30, M1. Ross Harriers at Garnons. (1.00). 8m W of Hereford; just off A438, Exit 4, M50. Southdown & Eridge at Godstone. (12.30). E of town; less than 1m from junc 6 of M25. About 20min walk from Oxted Station; 40min from London Victoria. Taunton Vale Harriers at Kingston St Mary. (12.30). 3m W of Taunton; off A361; Exit 25 M5. Tyndale at Corbridge. (12.30). 3m N of town; off A68 on B6318.
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