Blue Ridge Hunt Point to Point
Woodley Farm, Berryville, Virginia
Sunday, March 22, 2015

First Race
Maiden Hurdle    About 1 7/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Bedizen 150Jeff MurphyMulligan Racing StableEdward Mulligan 
2Zol Zayne 160Gerard GalliganS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
3Fall Colors *140Brendan BrooksS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
4Legal Buzz 160Robert WalshFenneka T. BentleyFenneka T. Bentley 

Fall Colors led the first time around with the field tightly bunched. With less than a quarter mile to run Bedizen and Zol Zane pulled away from the others. Bedizen put Zol Zane away when the field turned for home, had a clear lead over the last and drew away to win easily.

Winning Margin: 7   Winning Time: 5:39 2/5   Turf: good

Bedizen, ch. m. 2010, by Prized out of Tactical Fortune, by Tactical Cat. Bred by Morgan's Ford Farm (Va)

Second Race
Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 1 7/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Controlled Neglect *145Brendan BrooksAnn Braxton Jones-LynchJimmy Day 
2Sweet Talking Guy 155Erin SwopeErin SwopeErin Swope 

Controlled Neglect took command the first time down the backside, opened a clear lead and was never threatened. Sweet Talking Guy posed a minor threat with three furlongs to run, but Controlled Neglect responded and steadily drew away.

Winning Margin: 12   Winning Time: 6:06 1/5   Turf: good

Controlled Neglect, b. m. 2009, by Silent Name (Jpn) out of Mauk One Eye, by French Deputy. Bred by Royal Oak Farm, LLC (Ky)

Third Race
Open Hurdle    About 1 7/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Manacor (Ire) *155Brendan BrooksDaybreak Stables, Inc.Jimmy Day 
PUGetaway 145Jeff MurphyMulligan Racing StableEdward Mulligan 

Manacor and Getaway raced as a team until Manacor took command the final time down the backside. Manacor pulled away and held a clear lead when Getaway pulled up at the last fence.

Winning Margin:   Winning Time: 5:46 3/5   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
The Sheila Baldwin Memorial    Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Slaney Rock (Ire) 160Erin SwopeErin SwopeErin Swope 
2In Todd We Trust 160Teresa CroceS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
3Plated 160Brendan BrooksMagalen O. BryantJimmy Day 
4Orchestra Leader 160Michael WagstaffS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
5Acela 140Suzanne StettiniusCeltic Venture StableEva D. Smithwick 

Orchestra Leader showed early speed, but Slaney Rock came flying and went to the front with a mile and a quarter to run. Slaney Rock quickly asserted his superiority and romped home alone. This was Slaney Rock and Erin Swope's second wins this season.

Winning Margin: 20   Winning Time: 3:54 4/5   Turf: good

Slaney Rock (Ire), b. g. 2005, by Rock of Gibraltar (Ire) out of Dress Code (Ire), by Barathea (Ire). Bred by K. Molloy (Ire)

Fifth Race
Purse $2,000    The Woodley Cup    Va-Bred /Sired Maiden Flat    About 1 mile on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Objet D'Art 145Liam McVicarCrookston Castle StableLiam McVicar$1,200
2Dance With Vansion 140Brendan BrooksAlthea D. RichardsJimmy Day$400
OCHandy Cap 150Rachel GrayLarry LevyLarry Levy 

The field was tightly bunched when with three furlongs to run Handy Cap went off course. Dance With Vansion and Objet D'Art battled the rest of the way with Objet D'Art proving narrowly best in the final strides.

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time: 3:03 1/5   Turf: good

Objet D'Art, dk.b./br. f. 2011, by Henrythenavigator out of Art Fan, by Lear Fan. Bred by William M. Backer Revocable Trust (Va)