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
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.
Confined: Bill Me Up, C Heard 2-5;2, Karadin, Mrs M Hand; 3, Itsnotsimple, B
Ladies' Open: 1, Guru Rinpoche, Miss L Gardner 7-2; 2, Breteche, Miss T
Maiden Div One: 1, Flash Point, Miss P Gundry 2-1; 2, Prioritisation, A
Div Two: 1,
Auntie Kathleen, A Farrant 7-4; 2, That's My Boy, Miss P Gundry; 3, Off The
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.