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Ceredigion Trotting

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The first visit to Ceredigion this season produced a good afternoon of racing without sunshine but with no rain to spoil the show. The big open track as always provided classic racing with some close finishes to test the cameraman.

Derek Pritchard drove both winners of the two Nurseries at the beginning of the day with Ithon JR owned by the Thomas family from Llanbister winning the first and Cool Ice (Gething Ewyas Harold) victorious in the second.

The Novice race was a straight race this week with the well regarded Immortal Breeze (Williams Llanafan) and partnered by Mel Langford coming home in front of The Wow Factor (Lewis Welshpool) on his season’s debut in second and My Amazing Grace (Evans Red Roses) in third.

In the first grade B heat Hyar Temptation with her owner Janet Thomas from Tregroes at the controls swept up the home straight to snatch victory ahead of fast finishing Meadowland Maverick (Jones Evenjobb) with long-time leader Tyssul Pearl (Thomas Llanbister) holding on gallantly to third. In the second grade B George Gentle with owner Zak Lewis from Welshpool on board enjoyed their first taste of open racing by making the most of their guaranteed pole position to win comfortably from the well named Fold the Notes (Perks Presteigne) while Ayr Ontario (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) was third.

Chinatown Kolt (Jones Llanllwni) and trainer Debbie Hitchcock claimed the first heat of the Grade A from Habberley Playboy (Jones/Gittins, Shrewsbury) with No Mercy (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) third. In the second heat Best of the Fleet repeated last week’s heat win with owner Matt Lewis from Welshpool on board coming home just in front of Ithon Inmate (Price Brecon) while local horse Lakeside Pan (Elder New Quay) was third.

In the Baby Novice race the impressive youngster Ithon Nitro with owner Andrew Bevan from Builth in charge swept to the front to win decisively from Meadowland Olympic (Evans Newcastle Emlyn) and deputy driver Celyn Evans in the seat in second with the speedy Talavary Zara (Jones Evenjobb) in third.

The next race was the Junior this always a favourite as the younger members of the family get their chance to have a go. Ellie Tromans from Newcastle Emlyn is a very experienced jockey but this week was her first effort at driving, but her partner Immortal Breeze (Williams Llanafan) was a willing collaborator and they were first over the line in front of Rachel Bevan-Thomas from Builth on her own Posezest.

The next race on the card was the ladies race, and Rebecca Williams who loves leading the field, found a willing partner in the Baby Novice Ithon Nitro (Bevan Builth Wells) as they scorched around the track not allowing anyone to challenge their position. Brywins Jo Jo (Jones Ammanford) and Makemeamillionayr (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) had to be content with the minor places.

The Consolation followed and again it was a Baby Novice, Ceiron Blue Boy (Weigel Llanddewi Velfrey) who claimed the race with his young driver Louisa Barton in the seat ahead of Tyssul Opal (Meaney, Merthyr) while Nia Patrol and dedicated owner Paul Miles was third.

The afternoon ended with the two open finals, in the Grade B George Gentle with owner Zak Lewis from Welshpool won convincingly from the striking Meadowland Maverick (Jones Evenjobb) while talented Fold the Notes (Perks Presteigne) was third.

In the Grade A Final four horses swept across the line to produce a blanket finish, the verdict went to Ithon Inmate (Price Brecon) and Derek Pritchard while Best of the Fleet (Lewis Welshpool) for the second week in a row finished in second place this week beating Chinatown Kolt (Jones Llanllwni) into third.

At the end of the week we return to Powys when the old committee of Kington and the Vale of Arrow host a meeting at the Evenjobb track, on Saturday June 3rd starting at 1.30 pm.

Detailed Results

Race 1 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon JR Gate £0
2 Hilltop Recon Gate £0
3 Brywins Awesome Gate £0
4 Ithon Nipper Gate £0
5 Immortal Storm Gate £0
Time: 2.180

Race 2 - Nursery
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Cool Ice Gate £0
2 Ithon Overdrive Gate £0
3 Hobgoblin Gate £0
4 Garth Vader Gate £0
5 Afan Alert Gate £0
Time: 2.148

Race 3 - Baby Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Nitro 10 £100
2 Meadowland Olympic 20 £30
3 Talavary Zara Gate £20
4 Turn The Paige 10 £0
5 Ceiron Blue Boy 10 £0
6 Afanbellsprincess 20 £0
Time: 2.105

Race 4 - Novice
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Immortal Breeze Gate £300
2 The Wow Factor Gate £60
3 My Amazing Grace Gate £40
4 Made In Wales 20 £0
5 Ayr Romance Gate £0
6 Purple Connection 20 £0
7 Blackmountain Jess Gate £0
8 Nia Patrol 10 £0
Time: 2.100

Race 5 - Grade B Heat 1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Hyar Temptation Gate £50
2 Meadowland Maverick Gate £0
3 Tyssul Pearl Gate £0
4 Ithon Hannah Gate £0
5 Makemeamillionayr Gate £0
6 Brywins Jo Jo Gate £0
7 Rhyds Backchat 10 £0
8 Kickstart Gate £0
Time: 2.107

Race 6 - Grade B Heat 2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 George Gentle Gate £50
2 Fold The Notes Gate £0
3 Ayr Ontario Gate £0
4 Habberley Haste 10 £0
5 Blackfield Buddy Gate £0
6 Tyssul Opal Gate £0
7 Arctic Prince Gate £0
Time: 2.085

Race 7 - Grade B Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 George Gentle Gate £400
2 Meadowland Maverick Gate £70
3 Fold The Notes Gate £40
4 Ayr Ontario Gate £0
5 Tyssul Pearl Gate £0
6 Ithon Hannah Gate £0
7 Hyar Temptation Gate £0
Time: 2.059

Race 8 - Grade A Heat 1
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Chinatown Kolt Gate £50
2 Habberley Playboy Gate £0
3 No Mercy Gate £0
4 Infinatey 30 £0
5 C U Choteau Gate £0
Time: 2.102

Race 9 - Grade A Heat 2
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Best of the Fleet Gate £50
2 Ithon Inmate 10 £0
3 Lakeside Pan 20 £0
4 Zestthewayilikeit Gate £0
5 Saorlas Glory Gate £0
Time: 2.109

Race 10 - Grade A Final
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Inmate 10 £500
2 Best of the Fleet Gate £80
3 Chinatown Kolt Gate £40
4 Lakeside Pan 20 £0
5 Infinatey 30 £0
6 No Mercy Gate £0
7 Habberley Playboy Gate £0
Time: 2.077

Race 11 - Junior
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Immortal Breeze 30 £25
2 Posezest Gate £10
Time: 2.146

Race 12 - Ladies
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ithon Nitro Gate £50
2 Brywins Jo Jo 30 £20
3 Makemeamillionayr 30 £10
4 Rhyds Backchat 40 £0
5 Kickstart 30 £0
Time: 2.049

Race 13 - Consolation
Position Horse Name Handicap Prize
1 Ceiron Blue Boy Gate £50
2 Tyssul Opal 50 £20
3 Nia Patrol 30 £10
4 Made In Wales 40 £0
5 Blackmountain Jess 20 £0
6 Blackfield Buddy 50 £0
DQ Afanbellsprincess 10 £0
Time: 2.149