Tweseldown Racing Club
Sunday 11th April 2010
by Robin Gray
Marcus Gorman repeated his riding double of twelve months ago when winning the £500 to the winner Mens Open and the Tweseldown Club Members race.
Merry Vic was a 3-1 on winner of the Open for the veteran rider from the Crawley and Horsham country, Cape Stormer having won the Club race for Gorman for the second time in succession.
Emily MacMahon who was a late booking for the ride, took the Ladies Open on favourite Miss Midnight.
Miss Midnight looked to be an unwilling partner for the first circuit but Emily cajoled the mare into a more enthusiastic approach in the last half mile. She was awarded the prize for ‘best ride of the day’ – a pair of racing breeches signed by top NH jockeys – for her efforts.
There was drama early in the Ladies race when Bell Rock refused the second fence, losing rider Gaby Hill, and then knocking over Portland Bill. That left only five to complete the course and fortunately there was no injury to horses or riders as a result.
After the early season problems at Tweseldown, jockeys and trainers were full of praise for the condition and presentation of this popular track.
Tweseldown Club Veteran & Novice Riders
1 Cape Stormer (Marcus Gorman) 2 Lindsay 3 Massini Man
1 Merry Vic (Marcus Gorman) 2 Cherokee Star
only two finished – 4 ran
1 Miss Midnight (Emily MacMahon) 2 Shareef 3 Xila Fonterailles
Tweseldown Club Conditions
1 Beluga (Felix Wheeler) 2 Presenting Alf
only 2 finished – 4 ran.
Connolly’s Red Mills Intermediate
1 Celestial Dragon (Rachel King) 2 Uppertier 3 Isle of Skye
1 Karingabay Queen (Gordon Gallagher) 2 Streetfightin’ Man
only 2 finished - 6 ran