G Whizz wins at Axe Vale

PUBLISHED: 14:05 29 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:46 15 June 2010

P9999-18-08TI Pony Races at Stafford Cross.
Race 1.
photo Terry Ife

P9999-18-08TI Pony Races at Stafford Cross. Race 1. photo Terry Ife

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Harry Derham on G Whizz,owned by champion NH trainer Paul Nicholls, won the 138 pony race at the Axe Vale Harriers point to point for the second year in a row.

Harry Derham on G Whizz,owned by champion NH trainer Paul Nicholls, won the 138 pony race at the Axe Vale Harriers point to point for the second year in a row. The ponies were tightly bunched until half way up the run in when G Whizz and Master Mink ( George Shaw) a previous Axe Vale winner, forged clear. Summertime Blaze and Chloe Grove were third, pushed in the closing stages by Champagne Charlie ridden by Pippa Glanville. Chloe's stirrup leather had come off as the ponies turned into the straight but she kept on driving for home nonetheless.Heidi Lewis won the prize for best ride. Jack Sparrow (Bryony Frost) was sent off at 8-1 on for the 148s but was conquered by Dolphin Song (Lowri Allen) a long distance traveller from the Berkeley. A strong pace had been set by Josephine Gordon on Winnie but neither Bryony nor Lowri panicked and only a length split the two of them at the line with Ivory Girl (Henry Armstrong) back in third. 148s1, Dolphin Song, Lowri Allen; 2, Jack Sparrow, Bryony Frost; 3, Ivory Girl, Henry Armstrong; 4, Winnie, Josephine Gordon. Seven ran, 1l, 8l, 2.22. 138s1, G Whizz, H Derham; 2, Master Mink, George Shaw; 3, Summertime Blaze, Chloe Grove; 4, Champagne Charlie, Pippa Glanville. Six ran, 10l, 20l 1.25.

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