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REVIEW
WESTERN FOXHOUNDS
WADEBRIDGE
SATURSDAY 13 MARCH 2004

by Lee Glanville

ASHLEY Farrant is rarely out of the headlines at the moment and romped home in the last four races on the card at the Western meeting at Wadebridge. He had to share the honours in one of those races though - IamsaidI dead-heated with Sarah Gaisford on Edward Retter's Bishops Blade in the Restricted.

Farrant's four timer included three winners for David Pipe - Auntie Kathleen in Division Two of the maiden, Colquhoun in the men's open and IamsaidI - and Farrant finished up on a horse he trains himself, Just Sally, owned by Georgie Robarts. 

Farrant had been denied a nap hand by leading lady rider Polly Gundry in division one of the maiden. She got Flash Point home by a length to beat Farrant on Prioritisation. In the next race Farrant reversed the placings when Auntie Kathleen beat Gundry on the favourite That's My Boy. 

Lucy Gardner took the ladies open on Paul Tylor's Guru Rinpoche, a horse who showed great form at Great Trethew recently. Favourite Breteche loves the track but was beaten into second place under Tania Newman and it
was great to see young Alice Mills, daughter of Janine and Robin, in third place on her schoolmaster Defendtherealm. 

The Heard family have had a patch of misfortune with their horses recently but were back in the winners enclosure on Bill Me Up after cousin Colin Heard piloted him to victory against two other rivals in the opening Confined Hunts race.

Results

Confined: Bill Me Up, C Heard 2-5;2, Karadin, Mrs M Hand; 3, Itsnotsimple, B
Trickey. Three ran, 10l 11l, 6.21.

Ladies' Open: 1, Guru Rinpoche, Miss L Gardner 7-2; 2, Breteche, Miss T
Newman; 3, Defendtherealm, Miss A Mills. Seven ran, 8l, 3l, 6.18. 

Open Maiden Div One: 1, Flash Point, Miss P Gundry 2-1; 2, Prioritisation, A
Farrant; 3, Gunners Mistake, C Heard. 11 ran, 1l, 10, 6.29. 

Div Two: 1, Auntie Kathleen, A Farrant 7-4; 2, That's My Boy, Miss P Gundry; 3, Off The
Hook, I Hambley. 13 ran, 1/2l, 2l, 6.34.

Men's Open: 1, Colquhoun, A Farrant 1-2; 2, Gotha, M Sweetland; 3, Bruthuinne, D McKenna. Four ran, dist, 2l, 6.24.

Restricted: 1, Bishops Blade, Miss S Gaisford 2-1 and 1, IamsaidI, A Farrant 6-4; 3, Lingering Fog, Miss M McCarthy. Eight ran, d ht, 10l, 6.22.

Intermediate: 1, Just Sally, A Farrant 1-3; 2, Touching Down, W Biddick. Three ran, dist, 6.49.

 

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