Middleburg Hunt Point to Point
Glenwood Park, Middleburg, Virginia
Sunday, April 29, 2018

First Race
Novice Rider Flat    About 1 1/2 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Surprising Soul 155Eve LedyardWendy W. HendriksRicky Hendriks 
2Overdrawn 165Teresa CroceGordonsdale FarmChristopher L. Kolb 
3Mr. Fine Threads 155Alex FultonSharon E. SheppardWilliam B. Santoro 
4Great Plan 165Archie MacAuleyPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
5North Dubai 165Mike WoodsonDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 
6Kanaka 145Dean SinnottShannon Hill FarmJeff Murphy 
OCCotton Town 155Brett OwingsRobert J. MasielloTodd J. Wyatt 

Surprising Soul went to the front shortly after the start and led the rest of the race winning handily.

Winning Margin: 4 1/2   Winning Time: 2:31 4/5   Turf: soft

Surprising Soul, b. g. 2012, by Perfect Soul (Ire) out of Elusive Surprise, by Elusive Quality. Bred by Charles E. Fipke (ON)

Second Race
The Middleburg Hunt Cup    Amateur/Novice Rider Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1For Goodness Sake (Ire) 155Eddie KeatingPaddy YoungLeslie F. Young 
2Classical Art (Ire) 165Eric PoretzMrs. Calvin HoughlandJoseph G. Davies 
3Needle in the Hay 165Keri BrionMorning Star FarmRicky Hendriks 

For Goodness Sake led all the way with Classical Art close behind.

Winning Margin: 1 3/4   Winning Time: 4:11 3/5   Turf: soft

For Goodness Sake (Ire), b. m. 2012, by Yeats (Ire) out of Muschana (GB), by Deposit Ticket. Bred by Aylesfield Farms Stud (Ire)

Third Race
The Samuel E. Bogley Memorial    Maiden Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Osmoz 155Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
2No Mans Land 150Shane CriminMrs. William L. PapeRichard L. Valentine 
3Tay Lane (Ire) 145Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
4Umoveover 135Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
5Tiepolo (Ire) 145Willie McCarthyPetticoats Loose FarmMeriwether Morris 
6Run Forrest (Ire) 145Eddie KeatingDaybreak StablesJimmy Day 
7River Spring 140Alex ThomasErin D. JohnstonErin D. Johnston 
8Full Faith 140Sean McDermottCristina V. MosbyJimmy Day 
9Cat Mor Bridge 145Mike WoodsonDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 
10Shrove Tuesday 135Michael MitchellPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
11El Cupido 145Kieran NorrisPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
12Oulog 145Dean SinnottDonald YovanovichDonald Yovanovich 

Osmoz rallied from off the pace to join No Mans Land and Tay Lane for the lead at the head of the stretch and proved best in the final sixteenth.

Winning Margin: 1/2   Winning Time: 2:18   Turf: soft

Osmoz, dk.b./br. g. 2012, by Birdstone out of Wichitoz, by Affirmed. Bred by Wertheimer et Frere (Ky)

Fourth Race
The Louis Leith Memorial    Maiden Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Causeworthy 165Sean McDermottNorthwoods Stable & Sheila J. WilliamsJack Fisher 
2Jewish Holiday 165Hadden FrostRiverdee StableJack Fisher 
3Ameri Weber 165Matthew MartinezMatthew D. MartinezMatthew D. Martinez 

Causeworthy stalked Jewish Holiday and Ameri Weber who each set part of the pace. Causeworthy took the lead on the backside the last time around and won easily.

Winning Margin: 8   Winning Time: 6:48   Turf: soft

Causeworthy, ch. g. 2011, by Giant's Causeway out of Bachata, by Kingmambo. Bred by Pin Oak Stud, LLC (Ky)

Fifth Race
The Matthew Leslie Memorial    Maiden Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Bridge Builder 155Kieran NorrisCeltic Venture StableEva D. Smithwick 
2Sbarazzina (Fr) *140Eddie KeatingEmily AstorLeslie F. Young 
3Notjudginjustsayin 155Sean McDermottSheila J. Williams & Northwood StableJack Fisher 
4Encrypt 160Darren NagleBlack and Blue StableForrest P. Kelly 
5Fletched 160Barry FoleyBlack and Blue StableForrest P. Kelly 

Bridge Builder was never far from Sbarazzina, who set the pace. At the last fence Sbarazzina had a slight lead but Bridge Builder proved best in the stretch.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 4:18   Turf: soft

Bridge Builder, dk.b./br. g. 2014, by Gio Ponti out of Anna Thetranslator, by Mineshaft. Bred by Castleton Lyons & Kilboy Estate (Ky)

Sixth Race
Restricted Maiden Hurdle    About 2 1/8 miles over National Fences
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Al Neksh (GB) 160Willie McCarthyPetticoats Loose FarmMeriwether L. Morris 
2Storm Team 155Sean McDermottSheila J. Williams & Northwood StableJack Fisher 
3Undisclosed (Ire) 155Barry FoleySharon E. SheppardDoug Fout 
4Elucidation (Ire) 155Darren NagleIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
5Makkadangdang *145Eddie KeatingCarol AtterburyLeslie F. Young 
6Allowed 160Shane CriminMary Fleming FinlayEva D. Smithwick 
7He's One Wild Dude *150Evan DwanS. Bruce Smart, Jr.Jimmy Day 
8Mr. Brightside 155Kieran NorrisAlison Register & Ballyerin RacingMadison F. Meyers 
FSpecial Relation (Ire) 155Hadden FrostBruton Street-USJack Fisher 
LRVeyron *145Dean SinnottEllerslie FarmJeff Murphy 

Al Neksh was on the pace throughout the race and held off Storm Team in the final sixteenth,

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 4:00 4/5   Turf: soft

Al Neksh (GB), b. g. 2013, by Zoffany (Ire) out of Mount Crystal (Ire), by Montjeu (Ire). Bred by The Pocock Family (GB)

Seventh Race
The Middleburg Bowl    Open Timber    About 3 miles over Timber
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1El Jefe Grande 155Darren NagleIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
2Plated *155Evan DwanMagalen O. BryantJimmy Day 
3Canyon Road 165Kieran NorrisGordonsdale FarmChristopher L. Kolb 
4Only Charity 165Shane CriminMagalen O. BryantRichard L. Valentine 
5Sol a Pino *155Aaron DavisNicki ValvoNicki Valvo 
6Our R J 165Archie MacAuleyWally PinkardRegina Welsh 
PUSkunk 165Barry FoleyRonald BlankenshipEmme Fullilove 

Plated led for much of the race, but could not rally when El Jefe Grande took command on the backside. Plated held on well and Canyon Road rallied but El Jefe Grande won handily.

Winning Margin: 2 1/2   Winning Time: 6:55 3/5   Turf: soft

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)

Eighth Race
The George Straub Memorial    Open Flat    About 1 1/4 miles on the Turf
OrderHorse WgtRiderOwnerTrainerPurse
1Wigwam Baby 145Sean McDermottRiverdee StableJonathan E. Sheppard 
2Daneking (GB) 155Ross GeraghtyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
3Perfect Union 155Barry FoleyBeverly R. SteinmanDoug Fout 
4Deficit (Ire) 155Graham WattersIrvin S. NaylorCyril Murphy 
5Simenon (Ire) 155Willie McCarthyRosbrian FarmRicky Hendriks 
6Strong 155Michael MitchellPathFinder RacingNeil R. Morris 
7Owl Run 150Darren NagleJean L. RofeJean L. Rofe 
8Pleasure Show 155Mike WoodsonHume StablesMichael A. Pearson 

Wigwam Baby was never far off the pace that was set by Daneking, rallied in the final sixteenth and won handily.

Winning Margin: 3/4   Winning Time: 2:16   Turf: soft

Wigwam Baby, b. m. 2011, by Langfuhr out of Tepee Tot, by Waquoit. Bred by William Pape & Jonathan Sheppard (Pa)