Yorkshire Jockeys Club Point to Point Preview

This weekend is the first running of the Yorkshire Jockeys Club meeting at Charm Park
Wykeham, a newly formed group of young amatuer jockeys have come together to organise a meeting in
aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund and Racing Welfare, both of which suport the local racing industry
massively. The first of the eight race card starts at 1pm with a Conditions Race for horses who have not
won under rules, except for class 5 handicap winners. Entry is £12 and under 16’s are free, there will be
several tradestands along with a bar and food, for Sat Nav users follow YO13 9QU.
The opening Club Members Conditions race could be a strongly run race if both Pillowman and
Feuille De Lune take their chances, the latter was hugely impressive at Sheriff Hutton when blazing a
trail from the front, whilst Pillowman lacked fluency on his rules debut in the Restricted final at Stratford
and should go well now reverted back to pointing. For Rita is another danger from the Francesca Poste
yard along with Tom Ellis’s Mammoth, however the John Dawson trained and ridden Monsun Storm is
slowly returning to form and ran a nice third last time behind the very capable Steely Addition
Selection – Feulle De Lune
The second race is sponsored by the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and is run over 2 miles
and 4 furlongs soley for 4yo’s. Most of these will have plenty of talented and could one day be destined
for a career under rules, no doubt hoping to follow in the footsteps of the very classy ‘Does He Know’
who broke his maiden at this track. Fascinating Rhythm was third on debut in a bumper at Duncombe
Park after been well fancied, whilst Is So Cute Dimaria was only a couple of lengths in front of him that
day. Macavity is a flat bred gelding and is well thought of from the Jack Teal stable, however he will have
stiff competition from the powerful yards of Francesca Poste and Tom Ellis. Hoe Joly Smoke was bought
for £16,500 in 2019 and his dam was the winner of a bumper and hurdle, whilst stablemate Man Of My
Dreams was bought from the Derby sale in Ireland for 40,000 euro and is out of grade 3 placed hurdler
Storm Away. Salt Rock was a £38,000 purchase from last years May sales, whilst stablemate Mount
Bonete is half brother to numerous winners and was picked up for £26,000 at the same sale.
Selection – Macavity
Next is the Ladies Open and the two class horses of the race are Red Indian and Latenightpass,
the former won well last time at Alnwick and should go close again, however Latenightpass was unlucky
to come to grief at the last when looking to have the race in control and looks the class horse in the race
after finishing fourth and second in the Cheltenham and Aintree Foxhunters. As for the rest, Game As A
Pheasant could be the one to fill the places along with Black Anthem and Demain des L’Aube.
Selection – Latenightpass
The Men’s Open is run over 3m 4f and the winning horse of this race will receive a free entry in to
the Grimthorpe Gold Cup at the Middleton Point to Point Sheriff Hutton on the 3rd April. Black River has
good previous form but needs to bounce back, Cool Desire won last time but will need another big step
forward, whilst Mr Pepperpot stays very well but will need to improve against several of these. Cup Final
got the better of Point The Way in last years Grimthorpe Gold Cup, however Point The Way is already a
winner this season and may have a fitness edge. Vinnie Lewis is also a danger on his best form but was
slightly below par last time at Alnwick.
Selection – Point The Way
Artic Oscar just got the better of subsequent Alnwick winner Courting Flow last time and the pair
could reapose again, however Courting Flow looks to have improved a great deal since their inicial
encounter and could reverse the form. Diana Prince took a heavy fall last time after running a nice race
for a long way, whilst Teescomponents Boy made a pleasing return to action when finishing second to
the useful looking Latenightfumble. Tom Cody is another who play a hand, he won a weak maiden in
impressive style last time and has always been held in high regard.

Selection – Courting Flow
The Open Maiden received 29 entries and has therefore split, division 1 has 14 entries and the
recent Larkhill bumper winner Presenting Miranda draws the eye been half sister to the talented chaser
Presenting Percy. Gentleman Sam has’nt done alot wrong this season but was well held last time, Prty
Town should be expected to do better from the Francesca Poste stable, whilst The Dowry showed signs
of form in Ireland and after a low key run at Larkhill in early January, Teal has chosen to persist with his
charge and must no doubt expect more. Threeo’clock Fox finished fourth behind subsequent rules
winner No Cruise Yet and can no doubt improve further, whilst Paris Cercy is from the same yard, was a
£20,000 purchase and could be one to note on debut. Free Choice is an interesting recruit to the UK
after finishing second in an Irish maiden only a month ago.
Selection – Presenting Miranda
Division 2 has more form to work on with the such as Il Padrino from the Bevin stable, the son of
Milan was in third and looked to hold a chance when coming to grief late on, Master Mattie stayed on late
at Sheriff Hutton to be fifth on his British debut and is likely to do better along with The Whistle Blower
who has been third on both his starts this season. Socialiser was third in an Alnwick Restricted last time,
Imerial Imp has shown signs of form in Ireland and could be more effective on better ground, whilst the
only debutant in the field is the Will Milburn trained Lepashe, bought in Juy 2020, this son of Ocovango is
half brother to winning jumper Theatre Mill. Elusive Secret could be worth a second chance, he showed
form in Ireland but made a quiet return at Duncombe Park.
Selection – Master Mattie
The final race is an Intermediate race and looks very competitive, the Jack Teal trained The Great
Phoenix has progressed well and looked to hold every chance when coming to grief last time at Friars
Haugh, whilst Ballydonagh Boy galloped his rivals into the ground at Alnwick recently and could go well
again if the race doesnt come to soon. A mare on the up looks to be Sine Nomine, she was a very easy
winner at Duncombe Park, but will have to imrove further to beat Feuille de Lune. The Francesca Poste
trained Fan Club Aulmes looks a threat too, however will have to crry a 5lb penalty for his win in a
Conditions race.
Selection – Sine Nomine