by Lee Glanville

The Four Burrow certainly managed to pull all the rabbits out of the hat for their Bank holiday meeting at Trebudannon near Newquay and provide as good a day’s racing as anyone could wish for.

The committee had watered thoroughly and they had extra rain which brought out the runners in quantities not seen for some time.

Andrew Glassonbury was the only male rider to win a race on the card and he took the opening members’ race on Indian Raider in a blanket finish with Mandy Hand on Let’s Fly and Sarah Gaisford, who was in exceptional form, on Handsome Henry. In fact, it was such a ladies’ day that only three other placings were taken by male riders during the afternoon.

Lucy Gardner rode a double ­ Going Solo in the two and a half mile maiden race and Hasten Bak in the Countryside Alliance Club members confined ­ and was denied a treble when the smart mare County Bash could finish no closer than third in a hot mixed open.

Both of Lucy’s wins were of the pillar to post variety, Hasten Bak pulling out enough to see off the late challenge of Tabitha Cave and Sea Spirit and Sarah Gaisford on Edward Retter’s Karinga City.

Going Solo did just that in the 2m4f maiden and both the winner and second placed Four of a Kind should win over the regular three mile trip. The latter horse, piloted by that Sarah Gaisford again, did best work over the last half mile. Lucy Gardner won the Ward Cornwall Cup for most points gained on the course.

A pocket handkerchief would have covered the quarters of the three placed horses in the mixed open. The Mike Biddick trained Kestick took the bull by the horns and made a leap up in class to take top spot under Tabitha Cave, but had to hold off the fast finishing Belitlir (Sue Young) who just failed to reel in the winner by half a length. Roma Cook’s County Bash was a further half length back in third.

Sarah Gaisford finally turned placings into a win on Bengal Bullet who followed up his impressive Cherrybrook win with another here, equally as confidently ridden.

Vanessa Shaw enjoyed her first career win on Mike Weir’s Teninarow who took the older horses’ maiden at a relentless gallop. 

Hunt 1, Indian Raider, A Glassonbury; 2, Lets Fly, Mrs M Hand; 3, Handsome Henry, Miss S Gaisford. Nine ran, hd, 1l, 6.10.

C A Confined club members: 1, Hasten Bak, Miss L Gardner; 2, Sea Spirit, Miss T Cave; 3, Karinga City, Miss S Gaisford, 8 ran, 2l, 1/2 l, 6.02.

2m4f Open maiden: 1, Going solo, Miss L Gardner; 2, Four of a Kind, Miss S Gaisford; 3, Panto Pixie, A Glassonbury, 11 ran, 8l, 2l, 5.45.

Mixed Open: 1, Kestick, Miss T Cave; 2, Belitlir, Miss S Young; 3, County Bash, Miss L Gardner. 8 ran 1/2l, 1/2l, 6.05.

Restricted: 1, Bengal Ballet, Miss S Gaisford; 2, Neveradullmoment, M Miller ;3 Tinder Box, Miss T Cave, 12 ran, 2l, 3l, 6.06.

Open Maiden 8+ up: 1, Teninarow, Miss V Shaw; 2, Butlerdidit, L Jefford; 3, Charminsky; S Young, 12 ran, 12l, 2l, 6.12.