The adage ‘never give up’ was seen to great effect in both Devon and Cornwall Area pony racing finals at Umberleigh on Saturday, writes Lee Glanville.
Faster ground and sunshine have been rarely seen at point to points so far this season but the combination ensured close finishes to the pony racing at the East Cornwall meeting at Great Trethew.
The first Devon and Cornwall point to point pony races of the season take place on Sunday, Feb 3 at the Mid Devon point to point at Black Forest Lodge.
Nick Scholfield is a young jockey going places over Jumps and the West Country-based rider, who has already surpassed his previous best tally this season, booted home Melodic Rendezvous for his first ever Grade 1 winner at Sandown on Saturday. We caught up with him afterwards to discuss his season so far…