Legg's first win
PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:35 15 June 2010
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THE biggest cheer of the 11 race card was reserved for Cheltenham Foxhunters' bound Southwestern at the East Devon point to point at Ottery St Mary, but locals were out in force to celebrate a first win for Michael Legg.
THE biggest cheer of the 11 race card was reserved for Cheltenham Foxhunters' bound Southwestern at the East Devon point to point at Ottery St Mary, but locals were out in force to celebrate a first win for Michael Legg.The 18-year-old son of former well known point to point rider Nigel and Judith won division one of the open maiden for five six and seven year olds aboard his family's Harry's Lane.The seven year old was an Ascot Sales purchase last October.Southwestern proved he is back on top form and primed for a tilt at the Christie Foxhunters at the Cheltenham Festival in just over a week's time after his win in the Volkswagen Touareg Men's Open Race.The nine-year-old had disappointed when pulling up at Larkhill, but was subsequently found to have suffered pulled muscles. With a team of people working hard to get the gelding right, including jockey Neil Harris's wife Kerry who trained with renowned physiotherapist Mary Bromiley, he looked as good as ever.Ian Chanin cruised to an easy win in the members' race on Sue Trump's McSolo before doubling up on Braeroy in the second restricted. Seaborough-based Richard Barber saddled two impressive winners - Brown Cockle which won the ladies under Rachael Green and Niver Bai which was an impressive Restricted winner.Charlotte Tizzard had ridden 13 seconds this season but scored her first win this campaign on Thursday in a hunter chase and she was back in the winners' enclosure following Coombe Hill's win in the second maiden - her first as a trainer having taken over from her father Alan.More pictures in Friday's Sidmouth Herald.FIRST WIN: Michael Legg, in yellow and blue, en route to his first win. Pic: Terry Ife. ref. 7563-10-08TI.