MOUNSEY HILL GATE
SATURDAY 24 MAY 2003
by Lee Glanville
A double for rider
Jonathan Barnes, a dead heat in the final race and an close finish in the
first division of the maiden kept punters
entertained at the Dulverton Farmers point to point at Mounsey Hill
Gate on Exmoor.
were also first wins for Tessa Hayes, 19, and Mark Heuff, 23. Tessa works
in Ireland and flew to Bristol Airport on Saturday morning to partner her
parents Take the Brush to victory in the membersí race.
Heuff rode, and trained, Stafford Sampsonís Aller Coombe to beat the
experienced Polly Gundry on Thatís my Boy in a close finish to the first
Barnesí double was initiated in the Intermediate by Le Cure who got the
better of the ultra-consistent Father Mansfield (Caroline Prouse) in the
Intermediate. Barnes went on to win the division one part two of the
maiden on Sootsir with ease from Richard Woollacott and All Sewn Up.
second division of the maiden was a dead heat between Les Jefford on
Butlerdidit and Martin Sweetland on Handstand with Barnes back in third on
this meeting last year David Barlow rode a treble on horses trained by
Tessa White. This year he had to make do with the Mens Open which Belarus
took for the second season in a row at the generous odds of 8-1 with
favourite Quickswood unable to get closer that six lengths at the line.
was also bidding for a 2002/2003 double in the ladiesí open but was seen
off by Steady Eddie and A De Lisle Wells. What A Mover looked smart at
Bratton Down last week when winning a maiden race and the horse, trained
by Ollie Bush, upgraded smoothly to take the Restricted under Polly Gundry.
Members: Take The Brush, Miss T Hayes;. Three ran, fin alone, 7.10.
Open: 1, Steady Eddie, Miss A De Lisle Wells; 2, Breteche, Miss T Newman;
3, Squaddie, Mrs M Hand. 10 ran, 10l, 8l, 6.46.
Open: 1, Belarus, D Barlow; 2, Quickswood, C Heard; 3, Park End, M
Sweetland. Eith ran, 6l, 6l, 6.56.
1, Le Cure, J Barnes; 2, Father Mansfield, Miss C Prouse; 3, Happy Team, L
Jefford. Six ran, 3l, 10l, 6.52.
1, What A Mover, Miss P Gundry; 2, My Jess, M Sweetland; 3, Uncle James,
Miss L Guilfoyle. 10 ran, 5l, 3l, 6.58.
Maiden Div One part one: 1, Aller Coombe, M Heuff; 2, Thatís My Boy,
Miss P Gundry; 3, Bethilda, J King. Nine ran, 1/2l, 25l, 7.08.
two: 1, Sootsir, J Barnes; 2, All Sewn Up, R Woollacott; 3, Lemon Zest, J
March. Nine ran, 15l, dist, 7.18.
Division Two: 1=, Butler Didit, L Jefford and Handstand, M
3, Telimar, J Barnes. 13 ran, did ht, 20l, 7.06.