South Midlands Area Club
Sunday 15th February 2009
by Robin Gray
Holly Campbell, paying her first visit to Tweseldown since she was a teenager, scored a five length success in the Ladies Open on Sunday, riding her own Bedtime Boys.
Holly, now 28, had won a 2-star young riders event on the cross country course on her last visit in 1998.
‘It’s great to come back here after 11 years and ride another winner,’ said Holly. ‘I hope we’ll be back on 26 April for the next meeting.’
Holy runs a pre-training and point-to-point yard in Northamptonshire, and Bedtime Boys was running for the first time in her dark blue colours, having been given to her as a gift last year.
The Men’s Open provided a first winner for Upham, Hampshire trainer, David Buckett. He saddled Armoury House, ridden by Tom Ellis, to win for owner Anna Reed, who travels from the Isle of Wight to see her horses run.
‘What a lovely surprise’, said Anna. ‘Armoury House was pulled up last time out and we weren’t certain how he would run or even whether he would stay the three miles. He has been used to running over shorter distances but now I think we’ll try a Hunter Chase because he is an excellent jumper and obviously gets the longer distance.’ Armoury House beat the recent Nottinghamshire winner, Cheyne, by four lengths.
The PRCC Ltd Club Members
1 Back to Ben Alder (Stuart Morris) 2 Maestro Please 3 Reviewer
Distances: 2 lengths/15 lengths 6min 4sec 4 ran
Retraining of Racehorses Restricted
1 Mysaynoway (G Gallagher) 2 Glen Tulloch 3 Pretty Lady Rose
1 length/15 lengths 6m 30s 10 ran
The Ramsay Health Mens Open
1 Armoury House (Tom Ellis) 2 Cheyne 3 Mister Bertolli
4 lengths and a distance 6min 37sec 5 ran
The Vale Press Ltd Maiden (Div. 1)
1 Little Fountain (Richard Barrett) 2 Doug 3 Orient Legend
3.1/2 lengths / 1 length 6min 53sec 6 ran
Maiden (Div. 2)
1 Isle of Skye (M Wall) 2 Mooresini 3 Marsden Marksman
10 lengths / 1.1/2 lengths 6min 45sec 7 ran
NH Trainers Intermediate
1a dead heat between Fox John (David Bass) and Master Alf (Peter Bull)
A dead heat and a distance 6min 41sec 5 ran
NH Trainers Ladies Open
1 Bedtime Boys (Holly Campbell) 2 Manners 3 New Entic
5 lengths and a distance 6min 40sec 7 ran
The Astaire & Partners Conditions Race
1 East Lawyer (Lucy Cowen) 2 Ghonnywiththebowe 3 True Legend
½ length / 1.1/2 lengths 6 min 48sec 4 ran