Fernie at Dingley 30th April - Preview

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The penultimate fixture in the Midlands area is the point-to-point hosted by the Fernie at Dingley on Sunday 30th April 2023.

The first of six horse races is scheduled for 2pm and of course there will be numerous trade stands to explore, caterers providing food and drink, a licensed bar, fun dog show, bookmakers and children’s amusements including a mini-fair to ensure that there is something for all the family. Bring a picnic and tailgate before enjoying some great racing.

The feature race of the meeting is the third race, the Welland Valley Feeds Mixed Open, now a race over three miles rather than the traditional four. The nine entries here are made up largely of very talented first season pointers like Radnor Lodbrok, Seven No Trumps and I K Brunel. Alongside them are more experienced horses like Foxhunters entry Go Go Geronimo, Al Shahir who won at Garthorpe last season, No Hassle Hoff and Golden Tobouggan.

Prior to this the first race of the afternoon is a two and a half mile Maiden Race, sponsored kindly by Watling JCB. There are 19 horses entered for this race so we should see a good number of these start. A number are making their racecourse debut but others have some form, including horses with a second placed finish on their only previous outing.

Charles Stanley have sponsored the second race, a Conditions Race for Novice Riders who started this season with fewer than five wins to their name. Bawnmore is one to watch in this one, with promising jockey Ellie Holder riding for trainer Tom Ellis. The combination have two wins from three runs this season so far. Harry Arkwright rides Muckamore, another strong contender, trained by Francesca Poste and a winner last time out. Twilight Girl is another very capable hunter/pointer who is likely to race prominently in this one.

The Sharnford Tractors Restricted Race follows the Mixed Open with nine entries. Bestfriend Barnaby is the best rated in this field and has two wins to their name so far. It would be significant if they make the trip from Shropshire for this one but the do have a second entry for Eyton on Bank Holiday Monday. Stuart Morris’ stable is represented by Classic Ruler and will have Jack Andrews in the saddle, while Francesca Poste trains the grey In Our Dreams, winner of his maiden at Chaddesley Corbett a fortnight ago. John Dawson trains eight-year-old Duke Account, a winner last time out. Kelly Morgan may saddle five-year-old Definite Call but also has the five-year-old entered for the last here. The Suffolk yard of Edward Turner is represented by Mister Splash who won at High Easter in soft ground. Others here include Dunworley for Richard Pringuer, Highland Glory for Alan Hill, and Kostantina for Philip Lutman.

The penultimate race of the afternoon is a Conditions Race for Veteran Horses which is sponsored by Matthew Teece Fencing. The stand-out horse here should be Clondaw Westie who has only had a single run this year but that should have freshened him nicely. They do, however, have two other entries over the weekend. Tom Ellis is sending Pass The Glass, second and third on two runs this season, but Jack Andrews in the saddle this time. Another to watch could be Spider Web for Jon Barlow.

The Rod Millington Maiden Race, the last on the card, has been generously sponsored by Travis Perkins. Thirteen are entered here but some have other entry choices over this busy weekend of pointing around the country. Some of these maidens have some form, but others are making their debut between the flags.

Fences have been sponsored by Fisher German and Deene Park and the car passes were kindly sponsored by King West. Winning mementoes have been donated by Rockingham Castle and The Fairfax and Favor Rockingham International Horse Trials, while the jockeys' prizes were provided by Phillips Sutton Associates. The Best Turned Out prizes are supported by Harry Drew Construction.

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