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  • #1570
    michael
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    I am thinking of going to my first point to point meeting this coming bank holiday. Can anyone tell me if any form newspapers are sold at the track. Thanks

    #56734
    non vintagenon vintage
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    No –  there will be a racecard with a short formstring and a couple of comments about each horse and if you’re lucky (?) an often bizarre rating figure.

    If the ground is very fast, you might not actually encounter too many horses, but there will be pork-and-apple-sauce-in-a-bun available and maybe even a small funfair ride.

    ;)

    #56735
    robert99robert99
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    See if you can get a copy of yesterday’s Racing Post WeekEnder.

    #56736
    Adrian
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    Sadly Northaw – the last meeting of the season in East Anglia and the only point to point you can reach by tube train – was cancelled for Monday because of the hard ground.

    Weekender is your best guide – after that use the racecard and follow the money!

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    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Detling, Cotley and Hackwood Park have also fallen by the wayside owing to hard ground – I was supposed to be covering the last-named for the trade press. Buggeration and sod.

    Of the remaining Monday meetings, I’m likely to go to Ashorne (nr Warwick) for my own amusement instead, which is supposed to be pretty nice, usually produces suitable ground, and is consequently rewarded with decent sized fields. Lady Dudley Cup winner Irilut is one of many good horses entered in what looks a pretty useful Open contest.

    That part of the world any use to you, Michael? It’s an afternoon – evening meeting, first race off around 4pm, I believe.

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)<br>

    (Edited by graysonscolumn at 11:04 am on May 4, 2007)

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #56738
    Happy JackHappy Jack
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    I was doing the form guide for the Warwickshire and the Mixed Open certainly does have a few tasty entries. Coolefind v Irilut would be a cracker if they both showed up – not sure if the former will appear if the ground is on the quick side but I’m sure that the Waley-Cohens will be keen to win the race given that this is ‘their’ hunt.

    #56739
    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Can’t argue with any of that, HJ – let’s hope the promised rain  takes enough jar out of the ground to twist the arm of Coolefind’s connections… just so long as it consents not to bucket down on us all at Dingley 24 hours earlier, of course.

    gc<br>

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #56740
    Adrian
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    I’m cheering for Dunmanus Bay in the 4 miler at Dingley -hopefully he’ll be plodding on when others have cried enough.

    #56741
    Seven TowersSeven Towers
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    Ashorne is the only P-t-P I’ve ever been to and it was 10 years ago but a very good day out. I’d recommend it.

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