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Llanigon Races

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Llanigon show was very lucky during the day but it poured down at the start of the racing however perhaps that added the extra element of whether the horses liked mud or not (Hitchcock horses obviously do)

Despite the dreadful weather forecast Llanigon Show experienced a lovely day until the start of the trotting when the heavens opened, but a little bit of rain was not going to spoil proceedings, and there was very entertaining racing. Some horses managed the tricky conditions well, while others found the going very difficult.

The Nursery horses are all youngsters just entering the sport and Fold Tinto the Perks horse from Presteigne has shown improvement winning with young Lorna Perks in the seat in second was Quicksilver the dark grey belonging to Bill Hughes from Cwmbach while Johnny Cotton (Wellings Ludlow) was third.

In the first of the Novice heats Duggan’s Domino (Gwatkin Evenjobb) claimed victory from little Katie Blue (Williams Shrewsbury) while the aptly named Miss Muddy Paws (Davies Huntington) was third. Sam the Man (Tromans Newcastle Emlyn) provided a little diesel money for his distant connections in the second heat with Hilltop Jimmy (Williams Brecon) second and Classic Day (Miles Merthyr) who seems to be returning to top form in third.

The Grade B was a straight race and Vyrnwy Chef was the Hitchcock (Haverfordwest) family stables’ first runner of the day and Debbie in her usual enthusiastic way secured first prize so laying a good foundation for the day, in second was the speedy Maple Star (Prosser Libanue) while the sometimes erratic Falcon Lobell (Davies Huntington) was third.

Three heats of the Grade A followed with Obi-Wan-Kenobi the class horse belonging to the Williams family from Llanafan notching up another win for the leading driver Derek Pritchard, while Debbie Hitchcock from Haverfordwest and Double Top was second with Fold Rajah (Perks Presteigne) third. Bon Bethan another horse in breathtaking form made light of her handicap to win for the Weigel family from Llanddewi Velfrey with Mahogany Surprise (Price Brecon) second and Scoot along Sam (Powell Merthyr Cynog) in third. Fold Surprise (Perks Presteigne) and the lightweight Lorna Perks claimed first prize in the third heat from the old favourite Blackbird (Lloyd Kington) with backmarker Purple Rain (Edwards Bromfield) in third.

The first baby Novice race was won by Saunders Playboy and Derek Pritchard from Rhosgoch beating Ithon Artist with his enthusiastic owner Edward Wozencraft from Llangurig who always seems to be placed, but top glory eludes them, and in third My Immortal the outstanding youngster belonging to the Evans family from Brecon. C U Boykin (Hitchcock Haverfordwest) produced a good win despite a flat wheel for the in form Pembrokeshire stable with Ithon Express (Bevan Builth Wells) in second and Ystwyth Gwynfor (Jones Church Stretton) third. Hilltop Polly returned to winning ways for the Gittins family from Welshpool in the third Baby Novice. Second was Today’s Future with his owner / driver the persistent Austin Hughes from Cwmbach while Hasty Flight (Williams Llanafan) was third.

The finals completed the day’s racing and as the rain eased off, little Katie Blue travelling from her home in Shrewsbury made it worthwhile for owner / driver Stephen Williams winning the Novice from Hilltop Jimmy (Williams Brecon) and Miss Muddy Paws (Davies Huntington). In the Grade A final the dependable Double Top (Haverfordwest) provided the icing on the Hitchcock cake as he went for home beating Bon Bethan (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) and Blackbird (Lloyd Kington). This is the second time in a week that the Grade A final has seen all the prizes going to lady drivers as they repeat the Penybont achievement.

Detailed Results

Race 1 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Fold Tinto Gate £0
2 Quick Silver II Gate £0
3 Johnny Cotton Gate £0
4 Seren Penlan Gate £0
99 Radnor Halleluliah Gate £0
99 Sunnyside Geoff Gate £0
Time: 2.078

Race 2 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Saunders Playboy 10 £60
2 Ithon Artist Gate £30
3 My Immortal 20 £15
4 Hilltop W R Gate £0
99 The Red Devil Gate £0
Time: 2.180

Race 3 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 C U Boykin 10 £60
2 Ithon Express 10 £30
3 Ystwyth Gwynfor 10 £15
4 Aberelan 10 £0
Time: 2.167

Race 4 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Hilltop Polly 10 £60
2 Todays Future Gate £30
3 Hasty Flight 20 £15
4 Wellfield Inspired Gate £0
99 The Crusader 10 £0
Time: 2.186

Race 5 - Novice Heat 1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Duggans Domino Gate £20
2 Katie Blue 10 £10
3 Miss Muddy Paws 10 £0
4 The Sizzler Gate £0
99 Music Man Gate £0
Time: 2.065

Race 6 - Novice Heat 2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Sam the Man Gate £20
2 Hilltop Jimmy Gate £10
3 Classic Day 10 £0
4 Forgeside Mo Gate £0
99 Coalford Time 20 £0
Time: 2.080

Race 7 - Novice Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Katie Blue 10 £70
2 Hilltop Jimmy Gate £30
3 Miss Muddy Paws 10 £15
4 Duggans Domino Gate £0
99 Classic Day 10 £0
99 Sam the Man Gate £0
Time: 2.135

Race 8 - Grade B
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Vyrnwy Chef Gate £200
2 Maple Star Gate £50
3 Falcon Lobell Gate £25
4 Bon Beti 10 £0
99 Brets Delight Gate £0
99 Hilltop Flame Gate £0
99 Gangster Gate £0
Time: 2.088

Race 9 - Grade A Heat 1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Obi Wan Kenobi 20 £30
2 Double Top Gate £15
3 Fold Rajah Gate £0
4 Lady Sherman Gate £0
99 Live the Dream 50 £0
Time: 2.086

Race 10 - Grade A Heat 2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Bon Bethan 30 £30
2 Mahogany Surprise Gate £15
3 Scoot Along Sam 10 £0
4 Shermanator Sam 20 £0
99 Master T J Gate £0
Time: 2.117

Race 11 - Grade A Heat 3
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Fold Surprise Gate £30
2 Hilltop Blackbird 10 £15
3 Purple Rain 60 £0
4 Young Brett Gate £0
99 Bellieve 30 £0
Time: 2.118

Race 12 - Grade A Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Double Top Gate £250
2 Bon Bethan 30 £60
3 Hilltop Blackbird 10 £30
4 Mahogany Surprise Gate £0
99 Fold Surprise Gate £0
99 Obi Wan Kenobi 20 £0
Time: 2.117