This Sunday 13th March is the turn of the Holderness to hold their point to point at Dalton Park
near Beverley, always a fantastic days racing set in beautiful surroundings. A total of 67 entries have
been received with the first race getting under way at 1-30pm with the Hunt Members race, the post code
for Sat Nav users is HU17 7PW.
There are 7 entries in the first race and Charles Clark looks to hold a strong hand with last
weekends runner u Direct Drilling and Stellar Notion, the latter won an Open race at the Bedale last
season but has been well held since, however if on song could be the one to beat. Burrenbridge Hotel
showed a decent level of form in his first season for Jack Teal but has failed to build on that after
returning from an absence, whilst The Mobile Man is another with every chance but hasn’t been seen
since 2019 and will have to prove his fitness after such a lengthy break.
Selection – Stellar Notion
The second race is an Oriental Club Owner Trainer Conditions race, where runners must be
owned and trained by the same family. Caviar d’Allen made a low key return this season but should strip
fitter for it and this track should play to his strengths, whilst Rossderrin was the easy winner of a
Conditions race at Brocklesby Park last weekend and looks on an upward curve, however the likely
winner could be Mustmeetalady who held every chance until tiring after the last at Duncombe Park
behind Point The Way and should be a bit sharper for that effort.
Selection – Mustmeetalady
The Mixed Open looks quite a strong race and the winner of this will no doubt be one with bags of
stamina, last years Grimthorpe Gold Cup winner Cup Final stays extra well and should be the one to
beat if ready on his first start of the season. Clondaw Anchor chased home Sartorial Elegance at
Alnwick, The Dellercheckout is a highly competitive Ladies horse between the flags and ran a
respectable race last time in a Ludlow Hunter Chase, however the class horse of the race could be Tidal
Flow, formerly trained by Philip Hobbs this 9yo son of Black Sam Bellamy was placed at Newbury off an
offical rating of 144 but has been lightly raced of late and there must be a question mark over his well
being. Vivaldi Collonges was a good fourth behind the useful Fifty Shades last time and is another who
could play a hand.
Selection – Cup Final
The Restricted looks a perfect opportunity for Courting Flow to continue his winning thread, an
easy winner at Alnwick he looked as if a stiff test would suit when only hitting top gear in the final stages.
Teescomponents Boy travelled strongly at Charm Park and an easier test may be up his street, whilst
Ballymac Boy has been knocking on the door and is another who can play a hand. Outlaw Dream was
well held last time but could still have a say along with Hilnamix and Barrack Hill who was a creditable
fourth in a Leicester Hunter Chase last time.
Selection – Courting Flow
The Conditions race is run over 2m 6f and the shorter trip should suit Burrenbridge Hotel, along
with Roycano who looks to travel strongly through his races and a win looks imminent. Royal Chant was
a winner at the Brocklesby recently but generally he is best suited to a sound surface, River Frost made
a bright start to his point to point career when a creditable second at Duncombe Park, whilst For Rita
was just touched off last time in a Horseheath Conditions race and will no doubt hold every chance for
the powerful Francesca Poste yard. Gatacre Street could play a hand after a creditable fourth in his Hunt
Members race behind Point The Way, but if Seafood is primed for his return at the age of 15 could be
hard to beat, he looked to have the race at his mercy when crashing out close home on his last start.
Selection – Roycano
The final race is an Open Maiden also run over 2m 6f, Benny Baloo ran a very encouraging racewhen sixth at Alnwick, he still had plenty to do three out and stayed on nicely to the finish. Desjay looks
capable of winning a Maiden but is beginning to look a bit frustrating and another place may be on the
cards, however Doctor Tom ran a very good second behind Caball Diablo last time in a Cockebarrow
Maiden and if building on that could be the one to beat. Imperial Imp was close up till two out and
finished third on his last start but was subsequently disqualified as his rider failed to weigh in and can be
given another chance here. Philip Rowley should always be treated with respect when travelling to
Yorkshire and his charge No Authority looks to have strong claims after finishing third in a Larkhil Maiden
Selection – Doctor Tom