Eclipse is back in front

11:40 21 March 2012

After a frustrating season in 2011 and an eventful start to 2012, Hannah Welch was back to winning ways with Total Eclipse at Buckfastleigh, where the Dart Vale and Haldon Harriers held their point to point pony races.

She led the 148 from pillar to post despite being briefly challenged by eventual third Dandy Heights (Jake Bament) with two furlongs to go, and a sustained late run from Petite Pois (Pippa Glanville) in the closing stages.

Hannah has won already this season on her other pony Vadlawalkover, at the Beaufort, but was in the wars on Total Eclipse last time out when unseated at the start and withdrawn at Taunton Vale Harriers. Chester Williams won a pair of bespoke racing boots from Classic Boots for his ride on fifth placed She’s So Cool.

Harry Cobden and his ponies are on fire this season – he won both races at Buckfastleigh at the South Pool meeting, and won the 138 this time on Ninfield Millionaires Delight. Tyler Heard worked hard to challenge on Bronze Lawrance in the last furlong and had a real battle with Michael Treneer on Talponciau Perfect Print – in the end only a short head divided second and third with Bronze Lawrance getting the judge’s verdict.

!38: 1, Ninfield Millionaires Delight, Harry Cobden; 2, Bronze Lawrance, Tyler Heard, 3, Talponciau Perfect Print, Michael Treneer; 4, Bejowans Bouquet, Tina Smith; 8 ran, 5l, sh hd, 1.38.

148: 1, Total Eclipse, Hannah Welch; 2, Petite Pois, Pippa Glanville; 3, Dandy Heights, Jake Bament; 4, Miss Mopsy, Heidi Lewis; 10 ran, 2l, 10l, 1.50.

Entries close this Saturday, March 24, for the next pony racing which is at Great Trethew in Cornwall on April 1, 12.30pm.

Other Sport Stories

13:26

Millwey Rise scored four times in the second half to defeat visiting Awliscombe United 4-1, writes Dick Sturch.

Read more
10:28

Feniton shared six goals at a freezing cold Hatherleigh and move into the top eight of the Macron League top flight table.

Read more
13:12

There was a full programme in Division Two of the Honiton Netball League last week, writes Graham Ingram

Read more
10:10

Upottery Reserves stay top of the Macron League Division Eight table after a terrific 3-0 success at high-flying Queens Head in Exeter.

Read more
10:10

With the course in excellent condition, especially for mid January, the next round of the Winter League competition saw some excellent scores, writes Richard Jackman.

Read more
Fri, 20:37

William Tidball is seemingly in the fast lane to success.

Read more
Fri, 20:37

Sidmouth RFC is staging a Girls Rugby Fun Day early next month.

Read more
Fri, 20:36

Three intrepid Axe Valley Runners set off late Saturday afternoon to experience their first night run in Haldon Forest, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Fri, 14:52

The 10-mile Oh My Obelisk at Dawlish race attracted four AVR members, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Sport

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications