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Synod Results

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Synod Inn races has set the scene for the last Monday in May for 50 years and there was just celebration as the sun god bestowed a glorious day for the proceedings, while the superb track provided some exciting racing. There is always a traditional ‘Cardi’ welcome for this special meeting with plenty of horses and spectators enjoying the relaxed atmosphere.

There was only one Nursery race this week but it provided the gateway into racing proper for the winner Hold the Cards (Williams Pencader) and the second horse Brywins Jo Jo (Jones Ammanford) while the third horse home was Ceirion Shon with young driver Amber Hyslop.

The Novice heats gave newly promoted Ithon Cracker his first win in the second grade this horse is leased to Mark White from Porthcawl, in second was local horse Sandside Cash belonging to the stalwart of racing John Elder from New Quay with Red Adair (Harries Merthyr) third. In the second heat Abernant with Mark Evans at the controls ran a good race for the Greenway, Michaelchurch Eskley and Hardwick Brecon partnership beating always qualifying, Saunders Playboy (Pritchard Rhosgoch) and The Red Devil (Greenway, Michaelchurch Eskley) while Wellfield Inspired (Griffiths Pontardawe) qualified in fourth.

Ithon Eagle (Neville Guilsfield), the winner from last week claimed more glory by taking the first heat of the Grade B with Bon Beti (Jones Rhymney) running into second, C U Boykin (Hitchcock, Haverfordwest) third and Chinatown Maori (Jones Llanllwni) claiming fourth and qualifying for the final. East of Eden (Pritchard, Rhosgoch) took the second heat with Serenity (Jones Llanllwni) in second and Coalford Time (Harries Merthyr) qualifying in third.

Merrington Man (Thomas Rhymney) with Mark Evans on board is looking a different horse this year having recovered from the illness of last season and proved the point by winning the first heat of the Grade A in second was the likeable Forgeside Jack (Walker Gwernogle) with another Cardi horse Wilbro Douglas (Dai L Evans, Tregaron) in third while Meadowbranch Mike (Jones Llanllwni) was the fourth qualifier.

The Newcastle Emlyn horse Clare’s Own owned by James Evans took the first Baby Novice race with Faraway (Atherton, Narberth) in second and Tricksters Dream (Flint Porthcawl) in third. In the second race it was Greenhill Megan and Andrew Hardwick who provided a satisfying win for the Morgan family from Rhymney with the Painscastle Seren Penlan driven this week by younger brother Stephen Lloyd in second and Razzle Dazzle (Thomas Llanybydder) in third.

The interval followed when the entertainment was provided by the Tromans’ donkey racing which in the past proved an ideal start for Mathew Tromans who is now one of the top driver’s with Mid Wales. The next race was the Junior this week there were only two competitors the ‘old pro’ 16 year old Dale Williams on Sunnyside Geoff (Clark, Brecon) and first time on a race course 13 year old Lewis Parr driving Glan Master (Price Guilsfield) they had a good battle but experience paid off with Dale just beating Lewis to the finishing line.

The next race was the Free For All where the beautiful black mare Bon Bethan (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) carrying the black and white colours of Louisa Myers claimed victory from another leading lady driver Mel Langford on her favourite horse Wellfield Xpense while Ithon Ace and Stephen Williams from Shrewsbury was third. Four ladies lined up in the ladies race with Linda Atherton from Narberth and her young Baby Novice Faraway the only gate horse and they made the most of the handicap, Clare’s Own (Evans Newcastle Emlyn) came to challenge but a mistake spoiled their chance while Family Circle (Barton Clunderwen) was third.

The consolation race followed when Horst Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey and Brywins Snowflake took top honours from Murray (Gittins Welshpool) with The Crusader (Greenway Michaelchurch Eskley) in third.

The afternoon finished with the three finals. Abernant (Greenway & Hardwick, Michaelchurch Eskley & Brecon) is as good a novice as we have seen for some time and he provided Mark Evans the garage mechanic from Brecon with his third win of the day in the Novice final. In second was Wellfield Inspired (Griffiths Pontardawe) a much improved horse this year while local Sandside Cash (Elder New Quay) was third. Before the start of her heat Serenity (Jones Llanllwni) played up and damaged her sulky but she made amends in the Grade B final when she swept to the front up the home straight beating East of Eden (Pritchard Rhosgoch) and her stablemate Chinatown Maori (Jones Llanllwni).

In the Grade A final last week’s winner Boomerang claimed his fourth victory in a row as he defied all challenges, urged on by his owner Alan Peters from Welshpool, in second was the battling Forgeside Jack (Walker Gwernogle) with the little chestnut mare Believe (Pritchard Rhosgoch) in third.

Detailed Results

Race 1 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Hold The Cards Gate £0
2 Brywins Jo Jo Gate £0
3 Ceiron Shon 20 £0
4 Overland Gate £0
5 Sable Sam Gate £0
6 Fairyhouse Gate £0
7 Hendre Flyer Gate £0
Time: 2.234

Race 2 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Clares Own 20 £80
2 Faraway Gate £20
3 Tricksters Dream Gate £15
4 Murray Gate £0
5 The Crusader 20 £0
6 Lowri Dillon Gate £0
7 Ashbrooks Billyboy 20 £0
8 True Grit II 20 £0
9 Hold The Cards Gate £0
Time: 2.191

Race 3 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Greenhill Megan Gate £80
2 Seren Penlan 20 £20
3 Razzle Dazzle Gate £15
4 Brywins Jo Jo Gate £0
5 Welsh Cowboy 10 £0
6 Annie Blue Gate £0
7 Ynyston Tommy 20 £0
8 Luck Matters Gate £0
9 Quick Silver II Gate £0
Time: 2.223

Race 4 - Novice H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Cracker Gate £30
2 Sandside Cash Gate £0
3 Red Adair 10 £0
4 Sunnyside Geoff 10 £0
5 Ithon Artist 10 £0
6 Brywins Snowflake Gate £0
Time: 2.191

Race 5 - Novice H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Abernant Gate £30
2 Saunders Playboy Gate £0
3 The Red Devil 10 £0
4 Wellfield Inspired Gate £0
5 Sam the Man 10 £0
6 Katie Blue 20 £0
Time: 2.159

Race 6 - Novice Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Abernant Gate £300
2 Wellfield Inspired Gate £60
3 Sandside Cash Gate £40
4 Saunders Playboy Gate £0
5 Red Adair 10 £0
6 The Red Devil 10 £0
Time: 2.147

Race 7 - Grade B H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Eagle Gate £50
2 Bon Beti 20 £0
3 C U Boykin Gate £0
4 Chinatown Maori 10 £0
5 Vyrnwy Chef 10 £0
PU Family Circle 10 £0
Time: 2.149

Race 8 - Grade B H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 East of Eden Gate £50
2 Serenity Gate £0
3 Coalford Time Gate £0
4 Blackfield Willy 10 £0
5 Glan Master Gate £0
Time: 2.152

Race 9 - Grade B Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Serenity Gate £400
2 East of Eden Gate £70
3 Chinatown Maori 10 £40
4 Ithon Eagle Gate £0
5 Bon Beti 20 £0
6 Coalford Time Gate £0
7 C U Boykin Gate £0
Time: 2.188

Race 10 - Grade A H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Merrington Man 10 £50
2 Forgeside Jack Gate £0
3 Wilbro Douglas Gate £0
4 Obi Wan Kenobi 10 £0
5 Ithon Ace 30 £0
6 Lucky Nipper Gate £0
Time: 2.161

Race 11 - Grade A H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Boomerang II 10 £50
2 Vodka Express Gate £0
3 Bellieve 10 £0
4 Meadowbranch Mike 30 £0
5 Wellfield Xpense 20 £0
Time: 2.158

Race 12 - Grade A Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Boomerang II 10 £500
2 Forgeside Jack Gate £80
3 Bellieve 30 £40
4 Meadowbranch Mike 10 £0
5 Vodka Express Gate £0
6 Merrington Man 10 £0
7 Wilbro Douglas Gate £0
Time: 2.137

Race 13 - Junior
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Sunnyside Geoff Gate £25
2 Glan Master 30 £10
Time: 2.247

Race 14 - FFA
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Bon Bethan Gate £100
2 Wellfield Xpense Gate £50
3 Ithon Ace Gate £25
Time: 2.150

Race 15 - Other Ladies
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Faraway Gate £50
2 Clares Own 20 £20
3 Family Circle 60 £10
4 Obi Wan Kenobi 80 £0
Time: 2.159

Race 16 - Consolation
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Brywins Snowflake Gate £100
2 Murray Gate £30
3 The Crusader 20 £20
4 Sam the Man 40 £0
5 Vyrnwy Chef 70 £0
6 Ithon Artist 40 £0
7 Blackfield Willy 70 £0
Time: 2.165