SUNDAY 2 FEBRUARY 2003
by Chris Simpson
brave souls who attended Sunday's meeting were met with biting cold wind
and snow showers throughout the afternoon, so all credit to those involved
for staging a great days racing.
members race was won comfortably by Count Keni confidently ridden by
Andrew Richardson, jumping well throughout, Count Keni readily pulled
clear on the final circuit and a promising season awaits.
members restricted produced the best finish of the day with the first six
separated by 3 or 4 lengths. The race was won by Mr Mann ridden by
Beverley Kendall who held off late challenges from Anbrooka and
involved in the finish were Lucky Brush who made up ground late after
jumping sketchily on the first circuit, On The Luce from Tim Reeds stable
who ran a race full of promise on his first run in points and Sinch who
ran well on his seasonal debut.
backers were disappointed by the early fall of the odds on Riparius in the
Ladies Open. The race
developed into an exciting duel between Running Mute ridden by Valerie
Jackson and Miss Porcello who gave best after the third last but still
rallied strongly after the last to be beaten a length.
was a strong field for the Men's open which was won by Golf Land who
provided the second leg of a double for Andrew Richardson. Switched off early Golf Land was produced going to the last
and led on the run in beating The Next Waltz by 1/2 length.
Davison on board Dere Street won the Novice Riders Confined. The 7/4 favourite
came with a well timed run to collar Passing Danger going to the last and
win going away by 3 lengths. Exact was a further 10 lengths back in 3rd
having adopted a change from his usual front running tactics for
owner/rider Vicky Russell.
provided Clive Storey with the first leg of a double in the Mares Open
Maiden. Heavily backed in the ring Abelbeck took over from Marteeny after
the second last and eventually won by 3 lengths. Northern Lyne ran a race
full of promise by staying on into 3rd place on her racecourse
second leg of Clives double came on Persian Point whose point debut had
been preceded with placed form over hurdles in the summer. Once again the Preacher Man had to settle for a place in 2nd,
surely his turn will come soon after a series of creditable placed
final race was run in the worst blizzard of the day and was won by Active
Venture ridden by Pauline Robson who stayed on gamely after the last to
beat Just George and Itineris who both ran promising races on their
The next meeting on the Northern Circuit is the West Percy at Alnwick on Sunday 19th February First race 12.30pm.
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