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Sporting Prints

           Pembrokeshire                   Trecoed      Saturday 2 June 2018                                          
             Carmarthenshire                     Trecoed        Sunday 20 May 2018
       Torrington Farmers               Umberleigh      Saturday 16 June 2018                                                 
      Pembrokeshire Hunt Point to Point Review by Brian Lee:
Bradley Gibbs,24, landed his second four-timer  of the season at the Pembrokeshire Hunt Point-To-Point  Steeplechases at Trecoed last Saturday which saw the end of the 2018 Welsh season.He took the opening hunt members,subscribers and farmers race on the odds-on TheGirlFromMilan, which won by one and a half lengths from Hospital. Then around forty minutes later in the Restricted Race on Dai Rees's Buck Bravo, which jumped the last alongside Burn Baby Byrne (Isabel Williams), he got home by a short head. Win number three came in the open maiden race  when Dai Rees's PersistantPrincess so often the bridesmaid  came home some ten lengths ahead of  the  pacemaking Which Sky (Mark Robinson) despite a mistake at the penultimate fence. Bradley's fourth winner came in the closing intermediate race on the 6-4 favourite Yeats Ace who made nearly all the running to win by 13 lengths from Desert Roe (Jack Tudor). Yeats Ace, a six-year-old bay mare by Yeats, is owned by stalwarts Clive and Carol Banwell and trained by Bradley's father David. Now that her jumping has improved Yeats Ace could find herself in the line up in next year's Chepstow Dunraven Bowl. The GirlFromMilan trained by Bradley's father David  has finished for the season but Buck Bravo and PersistantPrincess will be running under Rules for Dai Rees who certainly knows how to get the best out of his charges. Only four faced the starter for the ladies' open race but it was a close affair with the Mickey Bowen trained Kelsey, partnered by Jodie Hughes, 34, who had jumped the last alongside Tiger Rag (Anna Lewis) who was judged, after quite a long time, to have finished a short head in front of Tiger Rag with the favourite Aerlite Supreme ridden by Isabel Williams,20, a further six lengths away. Isabel is the new Welsh ladies' champion and is also in the running for the national novices' riders' title. The delay in announcing the result was apparently caused by a break down in the public address system. There were only four bookmakers in attendance and two of them- James Lovell and Simon Smith- like some other racegoers- thought that Tiger Rag had won and paid out punters before the  official weigh-in. At least the punter who backed Tiger Rag with Lovell had the decency to return his 'winnings'.However, of the ten people who backed Tiger Rag with  Smith only one of them revisited him. One of the easiest winners of the Welsh season must surely be Kevin Salter's ten-year-old Spencer Moon who always in command came home an official 20lengths winner of the four horse men's open under Cowbridge's Byron Moorcroft. It was clearly a case of Spencer Moon first and the rest no where but for the record Kinari (Peter Ryan) was second and  the mare Frelia (Bradley Gibbs) third."He just keeps improving'' said Moorcroft on dismounting. Spencer Moon, a ten-year-old bay gelding, who is by Dr Massini, was winning for the fourth time on the bounce and could be Stratford bound. Foxy, ridden by Russell Evans, beat his sole rival to take the Pembrokeshire Hunt mixed scurry and the  138 cms pony race went to the nine-year-old bay mare Little Replacement ridden by ten-year-old Edward Vaughan from Aberthin in the Vale of Glamorgan. The 148 cms open pony race was won by Blaze N Daze a ten-year-old bay mare partnered by 13- year-old Daniel Ellis.
© Sporting Prints

Sporting Prints

Pembrokeshire Point to Point Review by Brian Lee:
Bradley Gibbs, 24, landed his second four-timer  of the season at the Pembrokeshire Hunt Point-To-Point  Steeplechases at Trecoed last Saturday which saw the end of the 2018 Welsh season. He took the opening hunt members,subscribers and farmers race on the odds-on TheGirlFromMilan, which won by one and a half lengths from Hospital. Then around forty minutes later in the Restricted Race on Dai Rees's Buck Bravo, which jumped the last alongside Burn Baby Byrne (Isabel Williams), he got home by a short head. Win number three came in the open maiden race  when Dai Rees's PersistantPrincess so often the bridesmaid  came home some ten lengths ahead of  the  pacemaking Which Sky (Mark Robinson) despite a mistake at the penultimate fence. Bradley's fourth winner came in the closing intermediate race on the 6-4 favourite Yeats Ace who made nearly all the running to win by 13 lengths from Desert Roe (Jack Tudor). Yeats Ace, a six-year-old bay mare by Yeats, is owned by stalwarts Clive and Carol Banwell and trained by Bradley's father David. Now that her jumping has improved Yeats Ace could find herself in the line up in next year's Chepstow Dunraven Bowl. The GirlFromMilan trained by Bradley's father David  has finished for the season but Buck Bravo and PersistantPrincess will be running under Rules for Dai Rees who certainly knows how to get the best out of his charges. Only four faced the starter for the ladies' open race but it was a close affair with the Mickey Bowen trained Kelsey, partnered by Jodie Hughes, 34, who had jumped the last alongside Tiger Rag (Anna Lewis) who was judged, after quite a long time, to have finished a short head in front of Tiger Rag with the favourite Aerlite Supreme ridden by Isabel Williams,20, a further six lengths away. Isabel is the new Welsh ladies' champion and is also in the running for the national novices' riders' title. The delay in announcing the result was apparently caused by a break down in the public address system. There were only four bookmakers in attendance and two of them- James Lovell and Simon Smith- like some other racegoers- thought that Tiger Rag had won and paid out punters before the  official weigh-in. At least the punter who backed Tiger Rag with Lovell had the decency to return his 'winnings'.However, of the ten people who backed Tiger Rag with  Smith only one of them revisited him. One of the easiest winners of the Welsh season must surely be Kevin Salter's ten-year-old Spencer Moon who always in command came home an official 20lengths winner of the four horse men's open under Cowbridge's Byron Moorcroft. It was clearly a case of Spencer Moon first and the rest no where but for the record Kinari (Peter Ryan) was second and  the mare Frelia (Bradley Gibbs) third."He just keeps improving'' said Moorcroft on dismounting. Spencer Moon, a ten-year-old bay gelding, who is by Dr Massini, was winning for the fourth time on the bounce and could be Stratford bound. Foxy, ridden by Russell Evans, beat his sole rival to take the Pembrokeshire Hunt mixed scurry and the  138 cms pony race went to the nine-year-old bay mare Little Replacement ridden by ten-year-old Edward Vaughan from Aberthin in the Vale of Glamorgan. The 148 cms open pony race was won by Blaze N Daze a ten-year-old bay mare partnered by   13- year-old Daniel Ellis.
           Pembrokeshire                   Trecoed      Saturday 2 June 2018                                          
       Torrington Farmers               Umberleigh      Saturday 16 June 2018