Tynedale at CORBRIDGE
Saturday 4th March 2000
by Rob Hogarth
Pauline Robson is well on track for another Northern Area Ladies Championship after a treble at the Tynedale Point to Point, not to mention two second places. The meeting was held in dry but cold conditions on good to soft going. Paulines three winners were collected firstly in the Intermediate Race with Little Brockwell, who won on this track last season. It was a close call between the first three with Poynder Park coming second and Harleyburn third. The second winner was in the Ladies Open with Balisteros, the evens favourite and easy winner. Then in the second division of the Restricted Open, Mountain Thyne, also an evens favourite, beat Storm Alive and Val Jackson with Clive Storey on Blyth Brook third.
Pauline, who hunts with the Tynedale and lives nearby to Downhill, came second in the Members Race on Denim Blue, who missed out last season. In first place was Matthew Clayton on Claywalls. Finally, Pauline Robsons other second place was I the second division of the Restricted riding Shingle Beach who was beaten by the Cleveland horse Broken English ridden by Ranald Morgan.
Nearly all races had very exciting finishes, despite the steep uphill finish. One of the closest finishes was in the Confined race which was won by Parade Racer and Andrew Richardson for the second week running after the partnerships win i0n the Confined at the Berwickshire 6 days previously. Division 1 of the Confined Maiden was equally as close a finish. The 16-1 shot Border Farmer, ridden by Val Jackson, beat Wilson Renwick on The Peeler and Maxine Bremner on Nisbet. However, in the Mens Open, Wilson Renwick had a convincing win with Cool Yule after Clive Storey, on the leading Ensign Ewart, fell at the last.
The second division of the Maiden had a disappointing 6 runners, however, the three finishers were very close, James Ewart on Border Burn won with Peter Johnson on Anotherhandyman second.
The next meeting is the Cumberland Farmers at Dalston, this Saturday 13th March, with the first of many races (due to another large entry) at 12.30.
1. MEMBERS RACE
2. CONFINED RACE
3. INTERMEDIATE RACE
4. LADIES OPEN RACE
5. MENS OPEN RACE
6 RESTRICTED (division 1) RACE
7. RESTRICTED (division 2) RACE
8 CONFINED MAIDEN (division 1) RACE
9 CONFINED MAIDEN (division 2) RACE