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UPDATE FROM CLERK OF THE COURSE - THURSDAY 10 MAY
Kimblewick Hunt Point to Point at Kingston Blount – Sunday, 13 May 2018
The Kimblewick May Meeting takes place at Kingston Blount on Sunday, 13 May with the first race at 2pm.
There are 7 races and a parade of the Kimblewick Hounds between races 2 and 3.
The course has been fully reinstated since the meeting on 21 April and the recent mixture of warmer weather and some rain has encouraged the grass to grow. The course was topped this week and is in excellent condition.
The going Update - Thursday 10 May
Going is now Good, Good to Firm in places with watering continuing to maintain.
All the bends have been moved out so as to provide fresh ground and fence 4 under the wood (omitted for the first two meetings) is now in place.
Admission to the meeting is £13 per person which includes a complimentary race card. Children under the age of 18 are admitted free (no race card). There is no charge for parking.
Kingston Blount Racecourse is situated two miles from Junction 6 of the M40. Take the B4009 towards Chinnor and after passing Aston Rowant Cricket Club take the first right to the racecourse. The route will be signed with black and gold boards. Postcode: OX39 4SG. It is not recommended to leave at Junction 5 as the route down Kingston Hill is narrow and steep.
PREVIEW: KIMBLEWICK AT KINGSTON BLOUNT
Sunday 13th May 2018
By Andrew Norman
Point-to-Point racing returns to Kingston Blount this Sunday, with the Kimblewick meeting set to prove significant in the race for the Foran Equine Trainers Championship.
Bridgnorth trainer Philip Rowley leads the way with 31 winners and has an excellent chance of adding to his tally if saddling Champagne Lilly in the Swan Antique Centre at Tetsworth Intermediate. The grey mare has impressed, having won both her starts, and was little more than a steering job for leading rider Alex Edwards at Brampton Bryan last month. The consistent Mistercobar, a winner here in March, looks best of the rest but must prove he fully stays three miles. South Wold victor Big Man Doe and course scorer Ginuwinefizz are others to consider.
Rowley, whose four runners all won at Eyton on Monday, also has a strong hand in the Emmett and Stone Open Maiden, with €22,000 unraced purchase Levasseur one of three entries for the trainer. Alternatives are promising youngster Caliente – third in a Point-to-Point Bumper at Hereford last month – or The Sting, who showed ability before falling at Barbury in November.
Aston Rowant trainer Alan Hill, who trails Rowley by six in the Trainers Title, is bidding to gain on his rival. Like Rowley, having saddled five winners over the Bank Holiday weekend, stable confidence is high and a plethora of entries suggests more success at his local track is likely. Hill’s sole candidate for the Chequers Inn at Fingest Mens Open is the prolific Broken Eagle, a winner of 14 of his 19 Points. This contest, over 2m5f, looked suitable for the ten-year-old but a surprise reversal at Hackwood Park on Saturday raises doubts. Jimmy The Jetplane, last seen finishing a remote fifth in the Champion Hunters’ Chase at Punchestown, should go well dropped in grade, with the same applying to Sam Cavallaro, who placed for the fourth time in as many years (including two victories) in Cheltenham’s two-mile Hunter Chase on Friday. The Martin Wanless-trained Monetaire, who turned over a hot favourite at Maisemore on Monday, is another in the mix.
Hill’s Sedgemoor Express looks the one to beat in the JRL Group Ladies Open. The son of Presenting, who appreciates good ground, opened his account between the flags at Fakenham last month under Izzie Marshall and is one of the few principles to escape a penalty. Joan Johnston’s Storm Lantern, another who prefers a sound surface, also fits into that category and had his form boosted twice at Cheltenham on Friday with previous conquerors Monsieur Gibraltar and Popaway both impressing. Heidi Brookshaw’s Global Power has had a consistent campaign and is sure to be on the premises granted a clear round, while the Rowley stable representative is veteran Aupcharlie.
Champion Lady Rider Gina Andrews is set to partner Hawkhurst in the West Berkshire Racing Club Conditions. Alan Hill’s eight-year-old, a four-time winner this season, has been beaten twice this year when run back quickly but arrives after a three-week break here. However, Kingston Blount stalwart Tempelpirate, a nine-time course winner, downed Hawkhurst at the venue last time and despite only running on Saturday, could attempt to confirm the form here.
Trainer Hannah Jones has her string in winning form and The French Horn, Sonning Eye Restricted could go the way of Lightonthemountain. The improving six-year-old scored in the fastest time of the day at Parham recently.
The card closes with the Richardsons Chartered Accountant Hunt Members and Alan Hill again looks to hold the aces. Consigliere, Ravethebrave and Start Royal have a combined age of 43 but have won 49 Points between them and any of these old favourites should have too much class for their opponents.
The first race is due off at 2.00pm. The course, which is in excellent condition, will be watered if necessary to maintain ‘Good’ ground. Entry £13 per person (including a complimentary race card), with under 18s admitted free. Tickets will be available on the day (cash only), with free car parking on course. Racegoers are invited to bring picnics but there is a bar, food and drink, and a selection of country outlets on site. Dogs are welcome if kept on leads.
The course is situated two miles from Junction 6 of the M40. Postcode OX39 4SG. Take the B4009 towards Chinnor and after passing Aston Rowant Cricket Club, take the first right to the racecourse. For safety reasons, it's advised not to leave the M40 at Junction 5 as the descent down Kingston Hill is both narrow and steep. For more information, follow us on Twitter @KimblewickRaces or join us on Facebook at Kimblewick Races.
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