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Tweseldown Racing Club
Tweseldown
Sunday 26th April 2009
by Robin Gray

Photos by Paul Paxford
http://paulpaxford.smugmug.com

Veteran rider Marcus Gorman scored a winning double at Tweseldown on Sunday. On the 14 year old Cape Stormer he made short work of landing the Philip Scouller Memorial Mens Open, beating Neckar Valley by ten lengths. The race carried a £500 first prize and Cape Stormer was completing a hat trick of successes. He has now won a total of 16 point-to-point races and is likely to be seen out again at Peper Harow on 9 May.


Marcus Gorman and Cape Stormer ride to victory in in The Philip Scouller Memorial race

Gorman, 45, initiated his double on The Tailor Carey, easy winner of the Tweseldown Club race for veteran and novice riders. Firm ground limited the number of runners during the day – there were just 21 in all – biggest field of six going for the Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate in which Our Chesney beat Meandmrsjones by one length.

Somerset trainer David Pipe and his father Martin arrived by helicopter to unveil the superb Philip Blacker bronze of the late Philip Scouller landing over the last fence on Blanville. Martin Pipe, who trained several of Scouller’s horses, and his son proved popular with the crowd chatting and signing autographs and posing for photographers.


Philip Blacker's bronze of the late Philip Scouller aboard Blanville

RESULTS

The Tweseldown Club Veteran and Novice Riders
1. The Tailer Carey (M.Gorman) 2. Elenas River 3.Bering Gifts
15 lengths / 4 lengths 6m 20s 3 ran

The Philip Scouller Memorial Mens Open
1. Cape Stormer (M Gorman) 2. Neckar Valley 3. Rustic John
10 lengths and a distance 6m11s 3 ran

Fontwell Park Ladies Open (Brightwells Insurance Order of Excellence qualifier)
1. Shareef (Hannah Lewis) 2. Teeton Prince 3. Wild Edgar
20 lengths / 20 lengths 6m22s 3 ran

Tweseldown Club Members
1. Snowtre (M Wall) 2. Raddichio
won by 2 lengths only 2 finished 6m 17s 3 ran

Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate
1. Our Chesney (B Tuckey) 2. Meandmrsjones 3. Sheknowsyouknow
1 length / 4 lengths 6m 9 sec 6 ran

Richard Robinson Transport Open Maiden
1. Doug (D Bass) 2. Jack Knappey
won by 3 lengths only 2 finished 6m 38s

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