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REVIEW
HARKAWAY CLUB
CHADDESLEY CORBETT
SATURDAY 8 MARCH 2003

by Peter Mansell

Supreme Citizen has been a model of consistency this season. With regular pilot Jane Williams in the saddle, this combination ploughed through the Chaddesley Corbett mud to score a hard fought victory in the Ladies Open during Saturdays Harkaway Club meeting at the Worcestershire venue and gain qualification to the Gerrard Final at Wetherby in May.

The favourite Gill'Mar held every chance turning for home but was unable to match the winner's speed over the final three fences. Supreme Citizen is trained by the riders mother Diana at Enville, near Stourbridge. She is part of the organising committee at this meeting, so their success was obviously well received by the locals.

Mr Naborro provided Jim Callow with an appropriate 34th Wedding Anniversary present after his success in Division I of the 5,6 & 7-year-old Maiden. Adrian Wintle dictated the pace from the start on the Helen Needham trained 6-year-old and they got first run on their rivals down the home straight and were always in command from this point.

Mr Naborro's stablemate Snowtre started a warm favourite for Division II and was expected to provide a double for his Broom (Kidderminster) connections, but he was never able to mount an effective challenge in a race that was won in impressive style by the Caroline Robinson trained and Jeremy Beasley owned Petrouge.

Tim Stephenson and Clive Hitching's Thatsforeel were unable to cope with the strong finish of Mr Kermit in the opening Members. Stephenson also had to settle for the runners up berth in the Restricted when long time leader Paddy Bettalot had insufficient reserves to hold Irilut's challenge over the final two fences. Sam Waley Cohen had risen at dawn to travel down to Lambourn in order to school with Mick Fitzgerald in the hope of partnering his fathers Katarino in the Kim Muir at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Stephenson finally struck gold in the Mens Open where the Clive Hitchings owned and Jo Tremain trained Fontaine Again proved too strong in the closing stages for his chief market rival Cascum Lad. 

Alan Hollingsworth has five Pointers in his Feckenham stable and he scored his first winner of the season when Star Changes outstayed Southern Cross in the 3-runner Moderate.

NOTED IN THE HARKAWAY CLUB RACECARD
Adrian Wintle - requires rides on willing fillies. Maidens a speciality. For the ride of your life contact me in the weighing room today

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RESULTS
MEMBERS
1ST MR KERMIT MISS S SHARRATT 4-1
2ND THATSFOREEL T STEPHENSON 11-10 FAV
3RD TOPICAL TIP MISS E BOONE 8-1
10 RAN
RESTRICTED
1ST IRILUT S WALEY COHEN 11-4
2ND PADDY BETTALOT T STEPHENSON 9-2
3RD JUST CLIQUOT G HANMER 9-4 FAV
LADIES OPEN
1ST SUPREME CITIZEN MISS J WILLIAMS 3-1
2ND GILL' MAR MISS P GUNDRY 2-1
3RD WANDERING LIGHT MRS M BARLOW 8-1
11 RAN
MENS OPEN
1ST FONTAINE AGAIN T STEPHENSON 5-4 FAV
2ND CASCUM LAD R BURTON 6-4
3RD PAYMASTER J PRITCHARD 12-1
9 RAN
MODERATE
1ST STAR CHANGES G HANMER 7-4
2ND SOUTHERN CROSS T STEPHENSON 6-4 JT FAV
ONLY TWO FINISHED
3 RAN
5-6-7 YEAR OLD MAIDEN - DIVISION I
1ST MR NABORRO A WINTLE 4-6 FAV
2ND QUATORMASS G HANMER 7-1
3RD AL VERO M HARRIS 7-4
5 RAN
5-6-7 YEAR OLD MAIDEN - DIVISION II
1ST PETROUGE R BURTON 4-1
2ND HILL OF KILFEACLE C BARLOW 6-1
3RD SNOWTRE A WINTLE EVENS FAV
8 RAN
8-YEAR-OLD AND UPWARDS MAIDEN - DIVISION I
1ST WICKED WAY D BARLOW 9-2
2ND FRANCO LADY MISS E JAMES 3-1
3RD MAINLIER A WINTLE 3-1
8 RAN
8-YEAR-OLD AND UPWARDS MAIDEN - DIVISION II
1ST MAJOR ADAMS R MORGAN 3-1
2ND PICCADILLY WOOD P CALAGHAN 14-1
3RD RIVER GROUND R LANGLEY 8-1

 

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