Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point
Woodley Farm, Berryville, Virginia
Sunday, March 23, 2014

First Race
Maiden Hurdle    About 1 7/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Charge *150Eric PoretzKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
2Silver Rock 160Jacob RobertsMichael A. SmithNeil R. Morris 
FFall Colors *137Thomas BennettS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
LRBedizen *137Gerard GalliganMorgan's Ford FarmEva D. Smithwick 

Charge opened a commanding lead that widened when Fall Colors fell and Bedizen lost his rider as a result. Silver Rock took over second place and rallied when Charge shortened strides, but he found enough in reserve to hold off Silver Rock through the stretch.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 5:06 4/5   Turf: good

Charge, dk.b./br. g. 2009, by Jump Start out of Pour It On, by Cryptoclearance. Bred by Albert H. Cohen, Randy L. Cohen, Alyse L. Cohen & Franklin G. Smith Sr. (Md)

Second Race
Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 1 7/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Triton Light *165Zoe ValvoNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
2Ameri Weber *165Matthew MartinezMatthew D. MartinezMatthew D. Martinez 
LRBundestag (GB) *155Thomas BennettMichael A. SmithJimmy Day 

Triton Light went to the front at the start and established a comfortable lead. When Bundestag lost his rider, Ameri Weber inherited second place and made a run at the leader approaching the last fence. They jumped as a team, but Triton Light pulled away in the stretch to win going away.

Winning Margin: 4   Winning Time: 5:05 3/5   Turf: good

Triton Light, dk.b./br. g. 2006, by Vicar out of Angela, by Private Terms. Bred by Coleswood Farm, Inc. (WV)

Third Race
Open Hurdle    About 1 7/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Manacor (Ire) *155Thomas BennettDaybreak StablesJimmy Day 
2Cognashene 165Jacob RobertsVirginia's Friendship FarmNeil R. Morris 
3Getaway *137Gerard GalliganMorgan's Ford FarmEva D. Smithwick 

Manacor led throughout the race but was shadowed by Cognashene with Getaway close to follow. Cognashene tried to rise to the occassion in the run in from the last, but Manacor was up to the challenge and won nicely.

Winning Margin: 2   Winning Time: 4:44 2/5   Turf: good

Manacor (Ire), b. g. 2008, by Refuse To Bend (Ire) out of Mollyputtheketelon, by Rainbow Quest (Ire). Bred by Kilboy Estate (Ire)

Fourth Race
Restricted Young Adult Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Prudence Prudence 122Eric PoretzNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
2Old Timer 140Zoe ValvoKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
3Slaney Rock (Ire) 140Erin SwopeErin SwopeErin Swope 
4Indian War 140Michael WagstaffDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 
5Dirty Talk 130Megan HarriganMegan HarriganMegan Harrigan 
6Fille de France 122Taylor LeathermanTaylor LeathermanTaylor Leatherman 
7Inauguration 140Katie HindtKatie A. HindtKatie A. Hindt 

Inauguration went to the lead when the flag dropped, and Slaney Rock quickly joined him. These two opened a clear lead, but came back to the field with a half mile to run. At this stage Prudence Prudence launched a rally, saved ground around the last turn and put Slaney Rock away. Old Timer made a late charge but was second best. This was trainer Nicki Valvo and rider Eric Poretz' second wins on the card.

Winning Margin: 2 1/4   Winning Time: 3:47 2/5   Turf: good

Prudence Prudence, ch. m. 2009, by Trial by Jury out of Semiphore, by Lord at War (Arg). Bred by John Volkman & Kathy Volkman (TX)

Fifth Race
The Sheila Baldwin Memorial    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1In Todd We Trust 155Thomas BennettS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
2Lovesmelovesmenot 160Keri BrionOn The Run Stable LLCJazz Napravnik 
3He's a Fireball 160Zoe ValvoMagalen O. BryantNeil R. Morris 
4Seeking Deniro 160Matthew MartinezMatthew D. MartinezMatthew D. Martinez 

He's a Fireball set the pace but faded in the final quarter mile. Lovesmelovesmenot rallied and moved into contention approaching the final turn. In Todd We Trust also rallied and saved ground around the final turn while Lovesmelovesmenot lost some ground on the outside. Both horses sprinted for the wire, but In Todd We Trust was best. This was trainer Jimmy Day and rider Tom Bennett's second wins on the card.

Winning Margin: 1 1/4   Winning Time: 3:48 1/5   Turf: good

In Todd We Trust, dk.b./br. g. 2010, by Tiznow out of Horns Gray, by Pass the Tab. Bred by Gaines-Gentry Thoroughbreds, Dearborn Stables & Tom Van Meter (Ky)

Sixth Race
Maiden Flat    About 1 1/8 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Botanica 152Gerard GalliganEva D. SmithwickEva D. Smithwick 
2Sand Box Rules 160Jacob RobertsKinross FarmNeil R. Morris 
3Special Guy 160Benjamin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
4Sara's Smiling 160Keri BrionFour Feet Racing LLCCarl Rafter 
5Stone Dancer 160Forrest KellyElisabeth Albert Hayes & Faith LeathermanFaith Leatherman 
6Valley Jewel 147Natasha AylorDoris J. AylorWilliam Aylor, Jr. 
OCTudor Prince 155George WoodJustine M. HughesGeorge Wood 

Tudor Prince was sent to the front and led until the final half mile. At that time Botanica was on the move and took the lead with a quarter mile to run. Sand Box Rules made a late charge but did not get up in time to catch Botanica.

Winning Margin: neck   Winning Time: 2:28   Turf: good

Botanica, ch. m. 2009, by Smarty Jones out of Speedwell, by Meadowlake. Bred by Morgan's Ford Farm & Three Chimneys Farm Stallion Fund 1 LP (Va)