by Arthur Thompson

Race 1
Hunt Members
Four faced the starter here with Imps Way at the head of the market.
Atlantic Drift took them along at a good pace until hitting one fence too many. In The Van then took up the running three from home, but Imps Way was always going well and sealed his second win of the season at the last with In The Van running on to take second place.
Cloudkicker was booted into the last by Andrew Pennock and fell. We all feared the worse as the screen’s went up, but some minutes later Cloudkicker got to his feet to cheers from the crowd, and a few boo’s for his jockey, who was later fined £200 for not pulling up his mount when unfit to carry on.

Race 2
Mark Walford had Golden Rivet handy for most of the race and came from the last fence to take the race.
Dumadic (Nigel Tutty) ran well for 3rd place and should win soon, as should 2nd placed Maitre De Musique.

Race 3
Clonshire Paddy, fourth to Cross River at Witton Castle, showed a good turn of foot to take this wide-open race, with Mandate Man taking second.
The runner up and Landford Lad should both take a race this year.
Eastern Royal also travelled well for a long way.

Race 4
Mixed Open
Mr Mahdlo, a 33/1 winner at the Sinnington earlier this season, took this one under a great ride from Ben Woodhouse.
Always up at the front, he looked to have lost it three from home, but a strong drive from Woodhouse got him back to the front at the last and he went away from On The Mend.
We saw the best of Texas Ranger, who came home in third.
Both Mr Pendleberry and San Francisco appeared unsuited by the going and were never in it after four from home.

Race 5
5 & 6-year-old Maiden Division One
Sevensider, second at Duncombe Park last time out, went one better this time and should be scoring again soon.
Mark Walford got a run out of Another Half to take second place with Vics fane, third.

Race 6
5 & 6-year-old Maiden Division Two
Mark Walford went one better here, booting Black Collar home from a fast finishing Snizort with Ravenscar, third.

Race 7
7-year-old & upwards Maiden
Division One

Borleagh Pilot took this, from Bankersdraft, with Hidden Pearl running on to take third.

Race 8
7-year-old & upwards Maiden
Division Two

Mister Bromley stepped in to take his chance on the last bend, when Sams Way slipped up when travelling strongly.