Middleburg Hunt Point to Point
Glenwood Park, Middleburg, Virginia
Sunday, April 30, 2017

First Race
Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Triton Light 160Zoe ValvoNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
2So Far Away 150Victoria LawrenceBetsy B. MeadDoug Fout 
3Battery Backup 160Dylan ManganCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day 
4Sol a Pino 160Peter Brown-WhaleNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
5Overawe 160Sara KatzMichael Wharton & Achsah O'DonovanAlicia S. Murphy 
6One Lucky Lady (GB) 150Daisy FenwickIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
7Inauguration 160Katie HindtStacy L. HindtStacy L. Hindt 
8I Ain't Waitin 160Erika TaylorMove Up StableKatherine Neilson 
9Christian's Star 160Scott WolfendaleTatiana SushkoBetty McCue 
10Misskittyhas Sass 150Erin SwopeTatiana SushkoBetty McCue 

Triton Light went to the front shortly after the start, was close to the pace throughout and held So Far Away safe in the stretch.

Winning Margin: head   Winning Time: 2:50 4/5   Turf: good

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

Second Race
The Middleburg Hunt Cup    Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Hinterland (Fr) *165Quinn ScalaHarold A. Via, Jr.Jack Fisher 
2Classical Art (Ire) 165Gonzague CottreauMrs. Calvin HoughlandF. Bruce Miller 
3Green Lazer *160Alex LeventhalAmy Taylor RoweLeslie F. Young 
4Way Up High *155Erin SwopeBenjamin C. SwopeBenjamin C. Swope 
5Alvitude *168Trevor RyanJennifer TaylorCarl Rafter 

Hinterland was rated in third until the final quarter mile, dueled Classical Art over the last fence and through the stretch, and was narrowly best.

Winning Margin: nose   Winning Time: 4:02   Turf: good

Hinterland (Fr), b. g. 2008, by Poliglote (GB) out of Queen Place (Fr), by Diamond Prospect. Bred by Eric Aubree & Christian Bresson (Fr)

Third Race
The Samuel E. Bogley Memorial    Maiden Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Dawalan (Fr) 160Jack DoyleIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
2Last Shani 150Keri BrionMrs. Calvin HoughlandJonathan E. Sheppard 
3Junonia 150Gerard GalliganRodman W. Moorhead, IIIJonathan E. Sheppard 
4Reporter 160Ross GeraghtyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
5Auntie Mary 140Kieran NorrisJack Smith ThoroughbredsJonathan E. Sheppard 
6Elmont 150Gonzague CottreauDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 
7Candy Way 150Sean McDermottS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
8Wall St Cheatsheet 155Mike WoodsonDoris J. AylorDoris J. Aylor 
9Folly's Child 140Brendan CrowleyCrookston Castle StableLiam McVicar 

Dawalan was reserved off the pace within striking distance, made a steady advance through the field, engaged Last Shani on the final turn and won handily.

Winning Margin: 1   Winning Time: 2:20 3/5   Turf: good

Dawalan (Fr), gr./ro. g. 2010, by Azamour (Ire) out of Daltawa (Ire), by Miswaki. Bred by H. H. The Aga Khan's Studs SC (Fr)

Fourth Race
The Louis Leith Memorial    Maiden Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Only Charity 165Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
2Enuff Alex 165Kieran NorrisBonnie Rye StableJulie Gomena 
3Girlsruletheworld 155Elizabeth ScullyElizabeth ScullyMark Beecher 

Enuff Alex raced on the lead the first time around with Only Charity close behind. The second time around Only Charity took the lead, witheld a bid by Eneff Alex at the last and won going away.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 6:56 3/5   Turf: good

Only Charity, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Charitable Man out of One and Only You, by You and I. Bred by Magalen O. Bryant (WV)

Fifth Race
The Matthew Leslie Memorial    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1El Jefe Grande 160Jack DoyleIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
2Demonstration (Ire) 160Shane CriminMrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr.Richard L. Valentine 
3Hanno 160Willie McCarthyMrs. S. K. Johnston, Jr.Jack Fisher 
4Southpaw 160Gonzague CottreauCharles C. Fenwick, Jr.Joseph G. Davies 
5Marvino 160Kieran NorrisStonelea Stables LLCJulie Gomena 
6Union et Force (Ire) 150Paddy YoungArnmore Thoroughbred SyndicateLeslie F. Young 
7Extensible 160Ross GeraghtyMB Stables SyndicateRichard L. Valentine 
PUCrash McNamara 160Gustav DahlAmelia McGuirkForrest P. Kelly 
PUBig Feat 160Jeff MurphyAlicia S. MurphyAlicia S. Murphy 
PUTrappe Hill Road 155Sean McDermottJonathan ThomasJack Fisher 

El Jefe Grande raced off the pace, advanced down the backside the final time around, went to the front approaching the last fence and romped home alone in a very impressive debut.

Winning Margin: 17   Winning Time: 4:15   Turf: good

El Jefe Grande, dk.b./br. g. 2010, by Silver Train out of Mighty Clever, by Clever Trick. Bred by Richard O'Neil trust (Ky)

Sixth Race
Restricted Maiden Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Shinobi (Ger) 160Gerard GalliganIrvin S. NaylorKatherine Neilson 
2Middle Road 160Paddy YoungMagalen O. BryantLeslie F. Young 
3Cryptos' Holiday 155Ross GeraghtyMagalen O. BryantDoug Fout 
4Dynaformersrequest 160Willie McCarthyNoble StablesJack Fisher 
5Motivational 160Sean McDermottRiverdee StableJack Fisher 
6Night Sounds 155Jeff MurphyMr. & Mrs. Dyson Dryden, IVAlexandra S. White 
7Rollforward *150Gonzague CottreauBlythe Miller DaviesJoseph G. Davies 
8Sweetest Savannah *140Dylan ManganHolston HallRussell Haynes 
LRPaddy's Crown 155Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 

Shinobi rallied from off the pace the last time around, split horses while jumping to the lead at the last fence and won going away.

Winning Margin: 3   Winning Time: 4:18   Turf: good

Shinobi (Ger), b. g. 2012, by Lord Shanakill out of Singuna (Ger), by Black Star. Bred by Gestut Fahrhof (Ger)

Seventh Race
The Middleburg Bowl    Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Top Man Michael (Ire) 165Gustav DahlIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
2Ballylifen (Ire) 165Hadden FrostBruton Street-USJack Fisher 
3Monstaleur 165Forrest KellyBlack and Blue StableForrest P. Kelly 
4Worried Man 165Ross GeraghtyFour Virginia GentsDoug Fout 
PUDaddy in the Dark 165Sean McDermottH. Bruce FenwickH. Bruce Fenwick 

Top Man Michael went to the front immediately and led throughout the race. Ballylifen made a mild bid with a quarter mile to run but could not threaten the leader who won as his rider pleased. This was owner, Irvin Naylor's fourth win on the card and trainer Cyril Murphy's third.

Winning Margin: 10   Winning Time: 6:46   Turf: good

Top Man Michael (Ire), b. g. 2009, by Antonius Pius out of Top Brex (Fr), by Top Ville (Ire). Bred by John Egan (Ire)

Eighth Race
The George Straub Memorial    Open Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Lady Yeats (GB) 150Shane CriminMrs. George L. Ohrstrom, Jr.Richard L. Valentine 
2Ciboure (Fr) 155Gerard GalliganHudson River FarmsJonathan E. Sheppard 
3For Goodness Sake (Ire) 150Paddy YoungAmy Taylor RoweLeslie F. Young 
4Catch Your Dreams 135Keri BrionSinging Bridge StablesJonathan E. Sheppard 
5Move Over Honey 150Chris HartingChris HartingChris Harting 
6Coturnix 160Kieran NorrisEva D. SmithwickEva D. Smithwick 
7Sunlover 160Dylan ManganHolston HallRussell Haynes 

Lady Yeats came from off the pace in the last quarter mile, came flying in the stretch and got up in the final strides.

Winning Margin: nose   Winning Time: 2:28 4/5   Turf: good

Lady Yeats (GB), b. m. 2011, by Yeats (Ire) out of Oblique (Ire), by Giant's Causeway. Bred by Biddestone Stud (GB)

 

The Annual Virginia Point to Point Foundation Awards Party will be held at Buchanan Hall in Upperville 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, May 28.