Guerriero double at South Tetcott

14:12 05 June 2012

Axe Vale point to point. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 7556-22-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Axe Vale point to point. Photo by Terry Ife ref mhsp 7556-22-12TI To Order a copy of this photo visit www.midweekherald.co.uk and click on myphotos24

Archant

THE South Tetcott attracted a total of 76 runners on good ground at Upcott Cross, writes Granville Taylor.

A classy Men’s Open saw three of the seven runners still in with a chance at the last fence, but it was front running Whizzaar (Richard Woollacott) who pulled out extra on the run-in to hold the sustained challenges of both Special Account and Tres Bien. “He tries hard and is an absolute star,” said in-form trainer Kayley Jones.

It was a similar story in the Ladies’ Open with Rainbow Tree strongly pressed by Doof and Havenstone at the final obstacle. This time Rainbow Tree blundered his chance away, allowing Vicky Wade to seize her opportunity on Doof, who was taking this event for the third successive year.

Barney’s Mate scored for the fifth time this season under 21-year-old Conor Smith in the Novice Riders’ contest. Conor, from Downpatrick, works in the Richard Barber yard and picked up the Harley Racing National Novice award at Stratford last Friday.

Another promising novice rider, Keiron Edgar, was going great guns until breaking his collar bone in March. He was seen to good effect with a positive front running performance on Fairhaven, who kept pulling out extra to beat his 14 rivals in the Restricted.

Josh Guerriero’s double was initiated when five-year-old Indiana Bay retained his unbeaten record for the season in the Confined. This promising youngster is trained by Jill Dennis at Bude on behalf of his veteran owner Charlie Rush.

Guerriero’s double was completed when Mike Weir’s Lucia Popp made all to win the first Maiden which had to be split again on the day. Amazingly 17 of the 20 entries were declared for that event. Ned White was successful with similar tactics in the other section under Tom Chanin. “Ned White didn’t come in until March and doesn’t run much because of his brittle legs,” explained trainer Robert Chanin.

Laura Scott rode her first winner on Brockwell Park in the concluding Maiden. The winner, bought at the Fairyhouse Derby sales as a three-year-old, is owned and trained by her mother Camilla. “Laura broke her wrist on one of her two rides last season and has only had a few rides,” said Camilla. “Amazing,” was the succinct post-race comment from the 18-year-old rider who is studying at West Somerset College at Minehead.

RESULTS:

Confined (Penbode Veterinary Group)

1 Indiana Bay (J Guerriero); 2 Bannow Strand (D Edwards); 3 Commit To Memory (T Lyon-Smith); 8 ran; won by distance; 4l; 6mins 37 secs

Men’s Open (Langdon Transport in memory of Bernard Langdon)

1 Whizzaar (R Woollacott); 2 Special Account (N Harris); 3 Tres Bien (J Newman); 7 ran; 1/2l; 1 1/2l; 6m 29s

Ladies’ Open (Simpkins Edwards)

1 Doof (Miss V Wade); 2 Havenstone (Miss L Tickle); 3 Rainbow Tree (Mrs A Dunn); 7 ran; 1 3/4l; 2l; 6m 30s

Restricted (Coodes Solicitors)

1 Fairhaven (K Edgar); 2 Hallo Dolly (D Edwards); 3 Skating Home (R Hawker); 15 ran; 6l; 4l; 6m 31s

PPORA Novice Riders’ (Burdon Grange Homecare)

1 Barney’s Mate (C Smith); 2 Sobre Tresor (J Newman); 3 Quizzling (Miss Z Gray); 9 ran; 6l; 10l; 6m 30s

Open Maiden Division 1 Part 1 (Kivells)

1 Ned White (T Chanin); 2 Noble Legacy (R Woollacott) 3 Princess Bruer (E barrett); 8 ran; 20l; dist; 6m 39s

Open Maiden Division 1 Part 2 ( Jump On Us Inflatables)

1 Lucia Popp (J Guerriero) 2 Cracking Habit (D Edwards); 3 Flora Springs (J Thomas); 9 ran; 1l; dist; 6m 44s

Open Maiden Division 2 (FC Cleaning Systems)

1 Brockwell Park (Miss L Scott); 2 Buzz Me In (D Edwards); 3 Beady Eye (R Bliss); 13 ran; 7l; 15l; 6m 37s

Other Sport Stories

18:58

Axminster Town have parted company with manager Ian Burns.

Read more
17:31

Honiton Town bagged a fifth successive clean sheet success with a 3-0 win at Heavitree United.

Read more
16:39

Having played well against second in the league the previous week, but ultimately emerged from the game with nothing, Honiton produced similar against lofty Penryn, but this time the Lacemen were rewarded with a splendid 25-12 success, writes Jerry Rice.

Read more
13:04

Feniton met Newton St Cyres for the second time in as many weeks and, whereas the Acland Park encounter proved to be a comfortable afternoon for the home side, this contest was a lot closer with Fenny eventually winning 6-3.

Read more
11:57

Half-term week was an exciting time for Reuben Buss at North Hill airfield, when he became the latest Devon and Somerset Gliding Club (DSGC) junior member to fly solo, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
09:27

Beer Albion enjoyed a comfortable 4-0 victory over bottom-of-the-table Bow at the Furzebrake, with striker Chris Long scoring all four goals, writes Richard Honnor.

Read more
09:27

Honiton Youth Under-14s were excellent value for a 1-1 draw with table-topping, and free-scoring North Tawton.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:59

Being a summer sport, it is hard for triathlon competitors to stay focused on their training through the long, dark, damp winter months, writes Ellie Dominey.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:59

Honiton Rhinos Under-9s had the luxury of a full squad of 10 for their last action which saw them travel to Exmouth.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:59

Five Honiton Running Club ladies took part in the relatively new event of the Humdinger Half, writes Judy Davey.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°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

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications