Runners and riders set for Charm Park action
A total of 92 entries have been received for the Derwent point-to-point at Charm Park, near Wykeham on Sunday afternoon.
Racing starts at 12.30pm with the Derwent and Staintondale Hunt members’ race which has received nine entries.
Some classy types could go to post, such as Boy In Bangkok, Lucky Cody and Ross Na Righ, however as a result of previous wins they carry some heavy penalties and may look for alternative races where they are double entered.
This race could provide the perfect opportunity for Amy Collier to open her account on Tasheba.
Only in her first season, Amy has partnered Tasheba twice, finishing second last time out and this would be a great result in front of a home crowd.
Race two is the Yorkshire Area Point-to-Point Club Members race with penalties applied for previous wins.
Shantou Prince will take all the beating, having won all of his starts in UK point-to-points and he continues to look progressive.
Boy in Bangkok could choose this race over the hunt race due to the reduced weight and could lay down the challenge with Mr Chippy another in the mix.
The Men’s Open looks to be a very hot affair.
Klepht won a hunter chase on his seasonal debut, Harris is a new recruit to point-to-pointing and has had some good form under rules before tailing off towards the end of last year and if rejuvenated, could be a force to be reckoned with.
Monsieur Jourdain was another to win on his seasonal debut, “Fingers crossed he runs as well as the horses did at Askham Bryan as he continues his preparation for another crack at the Grimthorpe Gold Cup,” said his rider, William Easterby.
Six A Side will surely be in the mix, but this will be his toughest test yet.
Drom contests the Ladies Open and will be the likely winner provided that the ground is good enough for him.
The biggest challenge could come from Lincolnshire raider His Excellency, who, like Drom, finished second on his most recent start.
Young Hurricane is another who will prefer better ground and can improve from his run at Alnwick at the end of January.
The restricted races have seen a resurgence in the Yorkshire area this season and 17 entries have been made.
Barton Jubilee went very close on this course last year and could go well on his seasonal debut.
Asheanymoney has been running well this season and was fancied to go well at the Sinnington meeting where he finished fourth so it would be no surprise to see him in the frame.
Five Piers could make his UK debut, having won his maiden in Ireland and no doubt we will find out a bit more about him here.
The one they will all have to beat is Nobuttaboy who won his maiden on his racing debut and gained more experience when coming second to Things Change in the Sinnington hunt race, Things Change has since gone on to win again franking the form.
The Open Maiden has received 28 entries and could be split on the day if the declarations come forward.
Nicky Tinkler has a good reputation at this course with horses by Desideratum, the sire having had three winners in one day here a couple of years ago and Desimadonna represents the yard here.
Grove Mountain made a good debut to finish fourth at Sheriff Hutton in the short maiden and can benefit from the experience to go closer here.
Zandino was another to run well at Sinnington, beaten by Bedford Forrest who has since won again and could be the one to beat for local trainer Tracey Corrigan.
The postcode for satellite navigation is YO13 9QU and admission is Â£10 per person. There will be homemade refreshments on sale.