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REVIEW
CLIFTON ON TEME
UPPER SAPEY
SUNDAY 27 APRIL 2003

by Peter Mansell

Sundays Clifton on Teme meeting at Upper Sapey, near Bromyard provided the background when Julian Pritchard wrote his name in the record books to become only the second jockey in the sports history to ride 300 winners between the flags.

Dick Baimbridge provided the Ledbury based jockey with three of the winners, namely Owl Vulgan (Restricted), Teme Willow (Mens Open) and Titus Bramble (Confined) while Mathons John Rudge sent out Box Car to win the 5,6 & 7-year-old Maiden.

Pritchard used almost identical tactics throughout the afternoon. Setting out to dictate the pace from the start, giving his mount's a breather at half way before quickening the pace again on the down hill run from the 15th and with the exception of Here We Go Barney in the Restricted none of his rivals were able to get within touching distance of the three times ex-champion.

Stoke Bliss rider Emma James enjoyed a successful weekend by partnering Upton Adventure to a facile win in the Ladies Open at Brampton Bryan on Saturday and she followed up with a victory in the equivalent race at Upper Sapey. She had Proper Primitive in the front rank throughout this contest and they recovered well from an error at the penultimate to storm away from their rivals on the flat.

Slaves Adventure was a popular winner of the 8-year-old and upward Maiden. Jolly Jake and the favourite had the race to themselves from three out but Slaves Adventure proved the strongest turning into the straight and won by 3 lengths in the colours of his owner breeder Gwynne Edwards who lives about a mile from the Upper Sapey course.

CLIFTON ON TEME RESULTS
MEMBERS
1ST FELLOO E WALKER
(WALKED OVER)
RESTRICTED
1ST OWL VULGAN J PRITCHARD 4-5 FAV
2ND HERE WE GO BARNEY M HAMMOND 10/1
3RD HYDEMILA M WALL 10/1
6 RAN 2 1/2 - 25 LENGTHS
LADIES OPEN
1ST PROPER PRIMITIVE MISS E JAMES 4-7 FAV
2ND LORD GEORGE MISS S SHARATT 5/2
3RD MAYB MAYB MISS F TURNER 16/1
5 RAN 5 - 1 1/2 LENGTHS
MENS OPEN
1ST TEME WILLOW J PRITCHARD 1-4 FAV
2ND SUAVEROF D MANSELL 6/1
3RD TOP OF THE CHARTS P DE QUATREBARASS 6/1
7 RAN 20 - 15 LENGTHS
5-6-7 YEAR OLD MAIDEN
1ST BOX CAR J PRITCHARD 7-4 FAV
2ND VICTOR FOXTROT S HUGHES 2/1
3RD SPACE CADET M KEEL 7/1
7 RAN DISTANCE - 4 LENGTHS
CONFINED
1ST TITUS BRAMBLE J PRITCHARD 4-6 FAV
2ND BOLSHIE BARON M HARRIS 3/1
3RD FELLOO E WALKER 5/2
5 RAN 20 - 15 LENGTHS
8-YEAR-OLD AND UPWARD MAIDEN
1ST SLAVES ADVENTURE R HODGES 7-4 FAV
2ND JOLLY JAKE E WALKER 3/1
3RD RON MIEL M RODDA 4/1
6 RAN 3 - 15 LENGTHS

 

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