busy Tiverton Foxhounds saw Michael Miller take the mixed open on Miss
O’Grady, owned by the jockeys aunt, Jill. It was something of a family
affair as the horse was qualified by his cousin Jasper and cousin-in-law
Jessica did the fitness preparation before the horse joined trainer Sally
King - who showed a liking for the course last year - won the Intermediate
with leading rider Polly Gundry on board but was greeted with tears in
winners enclosure. Charlotte Tizzard would have been riding her father
Alan’s horse but she broke a bone in her hand last weekend.
Byrne scored his second success of the season in the PPORA race under
graduate Charlie Studd who is spending a year riding horses before
settling down to a career. John Dufosee, who has 28 in his charge in
Dorset this season, trained the winner. Frank Byrne was another to shine
at the course last year.
eight-year-old Kilvoydan, trained and ridden by David Phelan, was a fence
clear of his rivals in the first maiden, but virtually stopped going into
the final fence, unseating his jockey. Owner Anthony Ward-Thomas told him
to remount, Kilvoydan found his second wind and strode away to win easily.
Ward-Thomas, 44, took up race riding last year but having completed
the course safely on Russian Connection in the PPORA Members' Race,
decided not to tempt fate and try again.
and Viv Llewellyn's Sea Haitch Em caught their eye at Doncaster sales last
August and caught the eye of the judge in the second restricted. Ridden by
Nick Williams, the eight-year-old is owned was bought for 2,200gns
"because he was the naughtiest horse in the parade ring".
Caroline Fry scored a first ever win since taking up training pointers two
seasons ago near Yeovil when Earls Toy completed a double for Nick
Williams in the second Maiden. Dr Fry had earlier watched her son Harry,
16, complete his first race ride and declared: "That was the longest
six minutes of my life."
Stags Members’: 1, JABIRU (R Woollacott). walk over.
Matford Land Rover Mixed Open: 1, MISS
O’GRADY (M Miller); 2, O So Bossy (Mr D Edwards);3,
Belarus (Mr D Harvey). six ran, 4 lengths, 4 lengths, time 6.41,.
Newton Abbot Racecourse Intermediate Championship Qualifying Race: 1,
AGILE KING (Miss P Gundry); 2, Makhpiya Patahn (D Turner); 3, Fergus O’D
(T Faulkner). Eight ran, 3l, 25l, 6.30.
Dodson & Horrell Point-to-point Owners & Riders Association Club
Members’ Race: 1, FRANK
BRYNE (C Studd); 2, True Hustler (A Farrant); 3, Gladiatorial (T
Bishop).17 ran 8l, 1l, 6.34.
Agrownomics Restricted Race (div I): 1, COOLE’S ABBOT (M Walters); 2,
Skip N’ Tune (M Miller); 3, Alpenstock (T Stephenson). Nine ran, 1l,
Mountpleasant Inn Restricted Race (Div II): 1, SEA HAITCH EM (N Williams);
2, Soul King (A Charles-Jones); 3, Leading Case (A Farrant). 11 ran, 8l,
Fox Leisure Open Maiden (Div I): 1, KILVOYDAN (D Phelan); 2, Glen Mist (E
Williams). 12 ran only two finished, 3l, 6.55.
Lionel Redwood Memorial Open Maiden Race (Div II): 1, EARLS TOY (N
Williams); 2, Bill Haze (C Williams); 3, Inis Eile (A Charles-Jones).
Seven ran, 4l, 4l, 6.54.
The Pennymoor Timber Open Maiden Race (Div III):1, STORMICO (C Williams); 2, Ashgreen (S Thomas); 3, Polka (D Edwards). 11 ran, 10l, 4l, 6.49, 11 ran.