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Knighton Races

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The first grass meeting of the season always attracts a lot of interest and the big crowd were treated to some good racing, as the horses adapt to conditions in the field. An afternoon of sunshine helped to make it an enjoyable day.

The first nursery was won by Zestthewayilikeit as he clocked up three in a row for owner, trainer, driver Oliver Jones from Evenjobb, in second was Blackmountain Rose (Gibbons Llanigon) while Highbrooks Martini (Howe, Merthyr) was third. The experienced Abernant (Greenway, Michaelchurch Eskley) on an re-introductory run won the second nursery from Dragon Jack (Evans Llanybydder) with Miss Jackson (Perks Presteigne) in third.

This week the Novice section was divided into heats, with the first going to new entrant Ayr Ontario (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) who despite a back mark, sped to the front at the bell, giving driver Louisa Barton an impressive victory, in second was For One Night Only (Wilson Llanfihangel ar arth) with Tommy the Dealer (Bevan Llanddewi) on his seasonís debut claimed third. Arctic Prince (Gwatkin Evenjobb) with the Pritchard stable apprentice, grandson Jake Webb on board won the second Novice heat from the inspiring Kiplyn (Williams Brecon) with the ever reliable Sable Sam (Moorhouse, Llandinam) in third.

In the first Grade B heat Makemeamillionayr (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) partnered by Louisa Barton took first place, from the success of the season Habberley Playboy (Johns/Gittins, Shrewsbury with Habberley Haste (Lloyd New Radnor) third. Brywins Lucky Charm (Jones Brecon) driven by trainer Aled Davies took another heat by winning from Greenhill Cliff (Williams Brecon) while homebred Miss Jackpot (Langford Ammanford) was third.

Ithon Inmate (Price Brecon) driven by his trainer Derek Pritchard showed his class in the first Grade A heat coming home in front of Hilltop West Art (Davies Drefach) with Dernol Duke (Wozencraft Llangurig) in third. Louisa Barton teamed up with another of her parents horses in the second Grade A heat as she claimed a trio of wins this time with last weekís winner No Mercy (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey), in second was Forest Gump (Duggan Llangunllo) while Wellfieldlifestyle (Edmunds Porthcawl) was third.

On his seasonís debut, Knights Templar with owner, trainer, driver Stephen Williams from Shrewsbury won the first Baby Novice from Wellfield Wally (Barton Clynderwen) and George Gentle (Lewis Welshpool). In the second Baby Novice race Jake Lobell went one better than on his last two outings by claiming a win for his owner, trainer, driver Mark White from Portcawl, the places went to Krak de Chevalier (Greenway Michaelchurch Eskley) and Fold Elite (Perks Presteigne).

Unfortunately Ayr Ontario and Louisa Barton had a mishap coming into the start of the novice final which led to his withdrawal, but the race was no less thrilling as For One Night Only, stepped up to the mark, this exciting horse belonging to the Wilson family from Llanfihangel ar arth came over the line just ahead of Kiplyn (Williams Brecon) while Arctic Prince (Gwatkin Evenjobb) was third.

The first saddle race of the season saw a tactical battle with Jack Webb on Bon Hasty (Collingwood Huntington) getting the better of Maple Star (Perks Presteigne) while Jango Fett (Hitchcock Haverfordwest) was third.

In the next race Precious Cargo (Gwatkin Evanjobb) partnered by young Jake Webb illustrated he can ride or drive winners by winning the Grade B final from the much improved Miss Jackpot (Langford Ammanford) with Greenhill Cliff (Williams Brecon) in third.

The two riders in the Junior race provided, the contrast, of the experience of Anna Lewis on her grandmotherís Wellfield Wally, who had the advantage of the handicap, and maintained that advantage, while first time in a race Ceri Bevan warmed to her task as she urged the familyís Beacons Sorcerer (Bevan Llanddewi) to make up ground, claiming a respectable second.

The Grade A final is the climax of the day and the Pritchard stable from Rhosgoch must hold the record for wins at this venue. This year both Ithon Inmate and Meadowland Hasty had qualified, Derek partnered Inmate so his apprentice, grandson Jake Webb took the drive on Hasty. They had pole position and used it to advantage so giving the Price family from Brecon another win, in second place was the impressive Hilltop West Art (Davies Drefach) while No Mercy (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) was third.

The day provided Louisa Barton with three wins, before an injury curtailed further drives, while Jake Webb went one better with four. Next week we look forward to the first meeting in Ceredigion as Synod Inn plays host on Bank Holiday Monday May 25th starting at 1.30 pm.

Detailed Results

Race 1 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Zestthewayilikeit Gate £0
2 Blackmountain Rose Gate £0
3 Highbrooks Martini Gate £0
4 Knights Templar 10 £0
5 Evenwood Thumps Up Gate £0
6 Kamikaze Gate £0
Time: 2.264

Race 2 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Abernant 40 £0
2 Dragon Jack Gate £0
3 Miss Jackson Gate £0
4 Fire Lily Gate £0
5 Cardigan Boy Gate £0
Time: 2.228

Race 3 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Knights Templar Gate £60
2 Wellfield Wally 20 £30
3 George Gentle 20 £15
4 Danny Blue 10 £0
5 Tyssul Penny Lane 10 £0
6 Evenwood Geezer 20 £0
Time: 2.000

Race 4 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Jake Lobell 10 £60
2 Krak De Chevalier Gate £30
3 Fold Elite Gate £15
4 Evenwood Lipstick 20 £0
5 Hendre Yankee 10 £0
6 Itshallover 20 £0
Time: 2.173

Race 5 - Novice H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ayr Ontario 20 £20
2 For One Night Only 10 £10
3 Tommy The Dealer 10 £0
4 Purple Connection 10 £0
5 Made In Wales Gate £0
6 Blackngold 10 £0
7 Merefield Jack 20 £0
8 Marys Jack 20 £0
Time: 2.154

Race 6 - Novice H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Arctic Prince 10 £20
2 Kiplyn Gate £10
3 Sable Sam 20 £0
4 Tyssul Pearl 10 £0
5 Beacon Sorcerer 20 £0
6 Blackmountain Jess Gate £0
7 Ithon Gift 10 £0
8 Dolan Hasty 10 £0
Time: 2.145

Race 7 - Novice Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 For One Night Only 10 £100
2 Kiplyn Gate £40
3 Arctic Prince 10 £20
4 Purple Connection 10 £0
5 Tommy The Dealer 10 £0
6 Tyssul Pearl 10 £0
7 Sable Sam 20 £0
WD Ayr Ontario 20 £0
Time: 2.100

Race 8 - Grade B H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Makemeamillionayr 20 £30
2 Habberley Playboy 10 £10
3 Habberley Haste Gate £0
4 Kickstart 10 £0
5 Fold The Notes Gate £0
6 Bon Hasty Gate £0
7 Runaway Girl 20 £0
Time: 2.134

Race 9 - Grade B H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Brywins Luckycharm Gate £30
2 Greenhill Cliff Gate £10
3 Miss Jackpot Gate £0
4 Precious Cargo Gate £0
5 Blackfield Buddy 20 £0
6 Jango Fett Gate £0
7 Too Hot Today 20 £0
Time: 2.178

Race 10 - Grade B Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Precious Cargo Gate £200
2 Miss Jackpot Gate £50
3 Greenhill Cliff Gate £30
4 Brywins Luckycharm Gate £0
5 Makemeamillionayr 20 £0
6 Habberley Playboy 10 £0
7 Kickstart 10 £0
8 Habberley Haste Gate £0
Time: 2.105

Race 11 - Grade A H1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Inmate 20 £30
2 Hilltop West Art Gate £10
3 Dernol Duke Gate £0
4 Bon Jasper 20 £0
5 Best of the Fleet 40 £0
6 The Red Devil Gate £0
Time: 2.111

Race 12 - Grade A H2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 No Mercy 10 £30
2 Forest Gump Gate £10
3 Wellfieldlifestyle Gate £0
4 Meadowland Hasty Gate £0
5 Saorlas Glory 20 £0
Time: 2.108

Race 13 - Grade A Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Meadowland Hasty Gate £250
2 Hilltop West Art Gate £60
3 No Mercy 10 £30
4 Ithon Inmate 20 £0
5 Forest Gump Gate £0
6 Wellfieldlifestyle Gate £0
7 Dernol Duke Gate £0
Time: 2.086

Race 14 - Saddle
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Bon Hasty Gate £50
2 Maple Star Gate £25
3 Jango Fett Gate £10
Time: 2.217

Race 15 - Junior
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Wellfield Wally Gate £20
2 Beacon Sorcerer 20 £10
Time: 2.177