The Official Point-to-Point Website for the Wessex Area
Date: 19/04/2015
Pony Racing: Yes
Course: Littlewindsor
First Race: 2.00 pm
Extra Info

Secretary: Mr George Rendell

Address:  Kittys Farm, Shave Cross, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 6HW

T:  01308 868332


Entry Fee: £30 for a single race, £15 per additional race same horse (Hunt Members £10)

Entries Close:  Monday 13th April,  10.00 am

Races:  4,5,6 & 7 years Open Maiden (2m4f) - PPORA Club Members Novice Riders - Open Maiden - Mens Open - Ladies Open - Members - Restricted



Picturesque Littlewindsor stages the Seavington Hunt’s point-to-point this Sunday, 19 April.

Harry Cobden can increase his lead in the National Novices’ table aboard Silver Token in the Men’s Open. The grey, who provided Harry’s first-ever success at Chipley Park in January, is unbeaten in four outings for the Rachael Green stable, most recently at Great Trethew a fortnight ago. The 10 entries include Glenwood Present and course winner Otis Tarda, while Ed Walker has a strong hand with Wadebridge winner Before The War, Milborne St Andrew and Badbury Rings winner Hameldown Tor and Level Spirit, winner of four races last season but yet to show his best in 2015. The fascinating runner is The Mythologist, unbeaten in four completions before pulling up behind Lucette Annie at Buckfastleigh, but Silver Token is the selection.

Harry Cobden can double up on Cock Of The Rock in the Novice Riders’ event. A prolific winner when owned and trained by David Brace, Cock Of The Rock is on a hat-trick after winning for Harry at Larkhill and Badbury Rings. The evergreen Barney’s Mate and the Smith-Maxwells’ unchallenged Upton-upon-Severn winner Gate Please are the dangers, but Cock Of The Rock is a confident selection.

Sweet My Lord can return to winning ways in the Ladies’ Open. The ex-Irish chaser impressed when winning twice at Wadebridge before finishing third in a Wincanton Hunter Chase and failing to finish in two subsequent point-to-points. Others to consider include Academy General and Knight Pass – first and third in Trebudannon’s Easter Monday Confined – John Daniell, winner of his most recent race over 3m-4f at Hackwood Park and Tres Bien. Hunter Chase winner Rebel Du Maquis disappointed behind John Daniell at Ston Easton, but is the one to challenge Sweet My Lord, who may appreciate the lower weight scale of ladies’ contests.

 Champagne Rosie is one of five entries for a competitive looking Hunt Members and will be supported to follow up her 2013 win. Gypsy Jack, who won his maiden here in 2011 and Black Forest Lodge winner Sea Bear – representing the Chloe Newman yard that provided 2011 and 2012 corresponding contest winner Sobre Tresor – look the dangers.

Sea Bear is among the 11 entries for the Restricted. Larkhill and Kingston St Mary third Golden Squirell, Trebudannon third Just Seven and Wadebridge winner The Sweetener are interesting, but Spuddler was leading when falling three out at Charlton Horethorne and looks the one.

Two Maiden races also feature on the card. Tempestatefloresco can gain compensation for his Cotley final fence fall in the 2m4f contest. Master Max, Road to Success, Spendajennie and Kernel Victor are four suggestions for the longer event.

Two pony races get the afternoon’s racing underway at 1.00pm, with the first of seven point-to-point races at 2.00pm. 

The course is on the Dorset/Somerset border, between Beaminster and Crewkerne, off the A3066 (DT8 3QU).


Open Maiden 456&7yo, 2m4f (10 ran)

  1. Tempestatefloresco (Miss L Tickle, 5-1); 2. Kernel Victor (R Henderson, evensF); 3. Tell Tony (IRE) (D Noonan, 6-1). 5min 33s. 2l, 3l. (Joe Tickle)


Hunt Members (2 ran)

  1. Champagne Rosie (M Legg, 1-10F); 2. Regular Guy (D Andrews, 5-1). 6min 35s. 2l. (Angela Davis)


Open Maiden (6 ran)

  1. Never Says Never (W Biddick, 4-7F); 2. Wotzizname (IRE) (D Noonan, 5-1); 3. Jump To The Beat (Miss V Wade, 4-1). 6min 30s. 12l, 20l. (Jack Barber)


Mens Open (3 ran)

  1. The Mythologist (IRE) (R Henderson, 1-4F); 2. Glenwood Present (J Newman, 5-2); 3. Oscargo (IRE) (Robert Hawker, 6-1). 6min 33s. 4l, dist. (Jack Barber)


Ladies Open (7 ran)

  1. Academy General (IRE) (Miss J Buck, 3-1); 2. John Daniell (Miss A Bush, 4-6F); 3. Kawana Cove (Miss Heidi Lewis, 10-1). 6min 24s. ½l, 12l. (Pat Shaw)


Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members (Nov Rdrs) (5 ran)

  1. Cock Of The Rock (IRE) (H Cobden, 2-7F); 2. Ifonlyalfie (C Davies, 20-1); 3. Barneys Mate (C Barber, 3-1). 6min 33s. 5l, 3l. (Rachael Green)


Restricted (9 ran)

  1. Walker Ridge (IRE) (D Andrews, 8-1); 2. Just Seven (IRE) (Miss V Wade,7-2); 3. Wyndcrest (IRE) (G Hiscock, 14-1). 6min 33s. 3l, nk. (George Hiscock)
Pony Results

The two pony races were won by Angelic, ridden by Olive Nicholls (138cm race) and She’s A Lady, the mount of Jamie Perrett in the 148cm race.


Jack Barber, who’s stable is within sight of the course, reached the 37-winner mark with a Littlewindsor double on Sunday. He led off with Never Says Never, who returned from a 17-month absence to provide a birthday present winner for owner Richard Hall. The seven-year-old, jumping boldly for Will Biddick, made all and readily stretched clear of his 3-mile Maiden race rivals. “He pulled a tendon when he last ran over hurdles [from Bob Buckler’s yard] and has basically needed time,” reported Richard.

Jack doubled up when The Mythologist made all in the Men’s Open under Robbie Henderson, son of owners Guy and Sophie Henderson. The Mythologist had pulled up when held up at Buckfastleigh in March, but appeared to enjoy his front running task. The seven-year-old is now unbeaten in his five completed outings in UK point-to-points.

Two across the card doubles were completed on the card. Trainer Joe Tickle, who had saddled Sedgemoor Top Bid to win at Flete Park the previous day, was back in the winner’s enclosure after commentator’s nightmare Tempestatefloresco had taken the 2m-4f Maiden. Partnered by Joe’s sister, Leanda, Tempestatefloresco repelled a series of challengers after being left in the lead at the start of the final circuit. Harry Cobden took the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Novice Riders’ race less than two hours after winning Wincanton’s 3.10pm chase aboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Ulck Du Lin. Ridden with trademark confidence by Harry, his mount, Cock Of The Rock, was in no danger after sauntering past his four rivals in the space of 100 yards at the start of the final climb.

 Academy General (Jo Buck) collared odds-on John Daniell (Amanda Bush) at the last in the Ladies’ Open. Bought privately by Duncan Odgers and Pat Shaw out of David Bridgwater’s yard in October, Academy General could be aimed at Stratford’s AGA Ladies Championship in May.

2013 winner Champagne Rosie retained the Hunt race trophy [the race was abandoned in 2014 owing to fog] although supporters who had taken the 1/10 odds must have been sweating when sole rival Regular Guy led approaching the last.

Regular Guy’s jockey Darren Andrews gained compensation when the Atkinson family’s Walker Ridge finished strongly to take the Restricted.

The two pony races were won by Angelic, ridden by Olive Nicholls (138cm race) and She’s A Lady, the mount of Jamie Perrett in the 148cm race.