20th March - Penshurst
The Old Surrey, Burstow & West Kent

Next meeting

1st Race - 1.30pm. The OSB&WK, MSFD and S&E HUNT Race - 3m - 12st
Barrafohona Hasn’t shown enough to suggest he will be competitive here.
Counting House Won at Godstone and has good form at Penshurst, the likeliest winner.
Gamato Will appreciate the ground drying up but usually needs a few runs to find his best form.
Lord Multifix Won’t appreciate the drying ground but on 5lb better terms with Counting House.
Major Decision Pulled up in the heavy ground at Parham but even better ground won’t see him win.
Margot Fontane Won nicely on debut but this looks a bold ask for just her second start.
Okafranca Pulled up behind Counting House at Godstone and will need to improve a bit for the run.
See You Jack Decent Ladies horse but carries 14lbs of penalties here.
Showtime Won this race last season but that was against just two rivals in a muddling race.
Skiptothegoodbit Travelled well at Higham when unseating but would be better off in the maiden.
The Vicar Ran well on good ground at Higham and should run well if the ground dries up.
Ukranian Star A long way behind Counting House and Lord Multifix at Godstone.
Wah Wah Taysee Won his maiden well at Dingley last season, but it wasn’t the strongest race.
Wait No More Pulled up at Godstone last time.
Witch’s Hat Fifth and last at Godstone and will need to improve a lot for that.

See You Jack is perhaps the best horse in the race but he is laden down with penalties. Counting House and Lord Multifix bring good form from Godstone, Counting House carries 5lbs more this time but he showed last season that Penshurst is his course. The Vicar struggled to breathe in the soft ground at Charing, but better ground could see him run better.
1. Counting House      2. Lord Multifix       3. The Vicar 
2nd Race - 2.05pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
Bringinthebranston Pulled up at Charing and will need to improve from that.
Broughtons Bandit A close third to two race fit rivals at Godstone and should improve for the run.
Do You Follow Me Tailed himself off last time but may be happier on faster ground.
Excitable Island Ran well on comeback when ridden right off the pace and should improve for that.
Frankie Anson Won an Mens Open last season but yet to show that form this year.
Good Order Well beaten in Mens Opens this season.
Heavenstown Had run in competitive Opens until easily winning a similar race to this last time.
Hold Em Cowboy Yet to finish better than 4th in a point-to-point.
Irish Rebel Inconsistent but ran well behind Goodnight Vienna last time.
Johnstown Castle Missed 2015 and hasn’t shown much this season.
Kaybeew A well beaten fifth at Godstone behind Hunters Lodge last time.
Knowhentofoldem Finished tired at Kingston Blount last time but should appreciate better ground.
Kornati Kid Pulled up in the Kent Grand National but may prefer the better ground.
Legend Be Still a maiden and pulled up in one last time out.
Lexington Town Missed 2015 and pulled up on return at Godstone.
Lord Aldervale Placed under rules but is still maiden.
Minerfortyniner Impressive at Godstone last time and should run well again.
Noble Commander Pulled up on all three starts this season.
Okafranca Pulled up at Godstone last time and will need to improve for that.
Only Time’ll Tell Finished ahead of Nimbus Lad last time but is still a restricted horse.
Owenacurra Finished fourth in the Kent Grand National last time but is an idle sort.
Protaras Well rated in Ireland under rules and is an interesting runner.
River Deep Well rated under rules but form began to tail off, pulled up in a Mens Open for connections.
The Crafty Butcher Well rated under rules and easily won at Parham last time.
The Ferbane Man Pulled up in the Mixed Open at Godstone but may prefer better ground.
Viking Ridge Run in competitive Ladies Opens but finishing a long way behind.
Wait No More Pulled up at Godstone and will need to improve a lot for that.
Wor Rom Keeps knocking on the door in Opens and may find this level easier.

There are some decent horses from the professional ranks in here, but the likes of Protaras and River Deep are probably best watched for now. The Crafty Butcher confirmed that he is in good health at Parham and he could be the best of this field. Minerfortyniner and Wor Rom bring good South East form and could fill the placings if running to form, while Excitable Island may struggle to turn the form around with Minerfortyniner even with the latters penalty. Heavenstown brings good form from Wales but a 5lb penalty may be able to stop him here. Broughtons Bandit can’t be discounted but this race is probably more competitive than what he experienced last time.
1. The Crafty Butcher               2. Minerfortyniner                  3. Wor Rom
 
3rd Race - 2.40pm. The LADIES OPEN - 3m - 11st
Bavard Court Won at Peper Harow last season but yet to show that level of form this season.
Carloswayback Finished a well beaten fifth behind Conkies Lad at Charing
Conkies Lad Was fading when unseating at Godstone but should be better back going left-handed.
Counting House Narrowly beaten by Behind The Scenes in this race last season and could go well.
Irish Rebel Inconsistent but was a good second to Goodnight Vienna last time.
Kimora Probably needed the run at Higham last time but may still be found wanting in this.
Little Legend Possibly not as his best last season but still came close to winning round here.
Lucky Prince Pulled up behind Conkies Lad at Charing.
Major Decision Pulled up in the heavy ground at Parham but this looks a harder race.
Quinsman Won and placed in competitive Ladies Opens last season and could go close.
Romany Ryme Three time winner under rules but well beaten on return to pointing.
Silver Token Good form last season but has struggled for new connections this season.
The Ferbane Man Pulled up in the Mixed Open at Godstone but may prefer better ground.
Viking Ridge Run in competitive Ladies Opens but finishing a long way behind.
Wait No More Pulled up at Godstone and will need to improve a lot for that.
Witch’s Hat Fifth and last at Godstone and will need to improve a lot for that.
Wor Rom Keeps placing in Opens but may find this one to competitive to win.
 
This is a wide open race with some solid Ladies horses with similar ratings. Little Legend is the highest rated and was probably feeling the effects of his fall at Godstone when beaten here last season, if he’s back to his old self he should run well. Conkies Lad gave too much ground away at Godstone last time by hanging left and he will appreciate drying ground. Quinsman brings a good level of form from East Anglia but Wor Rom can be relied upon to stay on to fill a place.
1. Little Legend       2. Conkies Lad        3. Wor Rom
  
4th Race - 3.15pm. The MENS OPEN - 3m - 12st  
Adept Approach Easily the best in this race but does have jumping frailties as proved at Charing.
American Spin Looked surly in both starts this season but may find this a bit easier.
Bringinthebranston Pulled up at Charing and will need to improve from that.
Frankie Anson Won an Mens Open last season but yet to show that form this year.
Good Order Well beaten in Mens Opens this season.
Hunters Lodge Won twice since joining Alan Hill but he won’t appreciate drying ground.
Irish Rebel Inconsistent but ran well behind Goodnight Vienna last time.
Kingsfold Flare Unbeaten at the course but would be better suited to running in the Intermediate.
Noakarad De Verzee Prolific winning pointer but hasn't run since May 2014 and is 15 now.
Okafranca Pulled up behind Counting House at Godstone and will need to improve a bit for the run.
Owenacurra Finished fourth in the Kent Grand National last time but is an idle sort.
Sebadee Irish Open winner but pulled up at Parham. May want nicer ground.
The Crafty Butcher Well rated under rules and easily won at Parham last time.
The Ferbane Man Pulled up in the Mixed Open at Godstone but may prefer better ground.
Thenford Ryde Consistent but is not quite at the level required for this.
Ukranian Star A long way behind Counting House and Lord Multifix at Godstone.
Wait No More Pulled up at Godstone last time.
 
Adept Approach was the odds-on favourite when falling in the Kent Grand National at Charing and once again this looks like it could be his race to lose. Hunters Lodge won the KGN and is perhaps a safer option of the two, but The Crafty Butcher won’t be far away if he runs in this and he may even have too many gears for Adept Approach.
1. The Crafty Butcher               2. Adept Approach                 3. Hunters Lodge
 
5th Race - 3.50pm. The Connolly's Red Mills INTERMEDIATE Race - 3m - 12st
Agent For Chaos Won twice since joining new yard and looks well capable of winning more.
Always A Chance Won Maiden and Restricted but well beaten at this level and may need more.
Conna Cloud Has put in two solid runs this season and slightly better ground may help him out.
Curraghbower Pulled up in all three starts this season.
Excitable Island Ran well on comeback when ridden right off the pace and should improve for that.
Gamato Will appreciate the ground drying up but usually needs a few runs to find his best form.
Kingsfold Flare Won twice here last year and will appreciate drying ground.
Margot Fontane Won nicely on debut but this looks a bold ask for just her second start.
Merrydown Vintage Won three times last season and needs good ground.
Minerfortyniner Impressive at Godstone last time and should run well again.
Noble Legacy Restricted horse who missed 2014 and 2015, poor form this season.
Thenford Ryde Winner of 8 races but is 13-years-old now.
Time Is Tickin Has looked reluctant this season and needs his own way in front.

This could be a cracking race if all the main contenders turn up, with Minerfortyniner perhaps the best. Agent For Chaos is improving for his new yard and he will be very competitive if he runs, while Excitable Island, Merrydown Vintage and Kingsfold Flare aren’t without chances of making the frame.
1. Minerfortyniner               2. Agent For Chaos       3. Excitable Island
 
6th Race - 4.25pm. The OPEN MAIDEN Race - 3m - 12st
Achemenes Poor form in Irish points and under rules.
Barrafohona Placed in a Restricted last time but still needs to show more.
Brogeen Boy Fell when travelling well at Ampton two months ago.
Dccovi Yet to get round although the ground was an excuse at Parham last week.
Eagle Harbor Thirteen years old now and to finally win now would be a surprise. 
Gersjoeycasey Placed in Ireland including when only beaten a head.
Gorhams Gift Poor form under rules and hasn’t run since July 2014.
Iskrabob Second to Kingsfold Flare last season. Brought down at Charing through no fault of his own. 
Jump To The Beat Will need an easier race than this.
Lickety Split Finished last in two runs in Ireland but cost £20,000 at Doncaster.
Maizonique Only run once, pulling up at Charing in 2014.  
Mount Conero Only run four times in two years and has struggled in each of them.
On The Rob Yet to complete in points.
Quick Oats Pulled up at Godstone last time but should be capable of better.
Ruby Yeats Showed no form for Harry Fry but could still improve.
Scorpion Star Placed at first Cottenham meeting but hasn’t run for a while now.
Sir Reecer Yet to complete for new yard.
Skiptothegoodbit Was running a big race at Higham and could go well with a clear round.
Woodstyle Placed over 2m4f last season but pulled up last time out.
 
The prospect of good ground may finally see Lickety Split make his debut in this country but he has been entered at every meeting so far without running. Gersjoeycasey is slightly more exposed on her Irish form but she does benefit from more experience. Quick Oats is better than what he showed at Godstone, while the lightly race Iskrabob was second in this race last year.
1. Gersjoeycasey         2. Lickety Split             3. Iskrabob
 
7th Race - 5.00pm. The Subaru RESTRICTED Race - 2m4f - 12st
Daidaidai Hasn’t run since winning in November but this looks an ideal race.
Did You Ever Hasn’t been seen yet this season and usually needs a few runs.
Margot Fontane Impressive on debut at Godstone and this looks a good opportunity to follow up.
Mount Conero Only run four times in two years and has struggled in each of them.
My Brother Pat Will appreciate drying ground and the step back in trip should also suit.
Noble Legacy Missed 2014 and 2015, poor form this season.
Only Time’ll Tell Finished ahead of Nimbus Lad at Godstone but may prefer three miles.
Pep Talk Poor form over hurdles but well rated for it. Still a maiden.
Pinsandneedles Trip will definitely suit as his best form is in short hunter chases.
Wah Wah Taysee Won his maiden well at Dingley last season, and should appreciate the trip.
Whatwillwedonext Yet to complete this season.
 
Daidaidai won well over this distance at Cottenham and he should be freshened up nicely to run well again. Margot Fontane looked a nice horse winning at Godstone but she may be more of a stayer. My Brother Pat will be interesting over this trip, while Only Time’ll Tell got outpaced before running on at Godstone last time.
1. Daidaidai               2. Margot Fontane           3. Only Time’ll Tell
Preview
by Nicola Dean 
Racing moves to Penshurst this Sunday where a 7 race card kicks off at 1.30pm with the Hunt Members race. Many of the entries in this race have subsequent entries on the card but of the entries, those that stand out are Counting House who comes having won at Godstone two weeks ago as does Margot Fontane from Peter Bull’s yard whilst Lord Multifix has finished second twice already this season and will be looking to go one better. Cynthia Woods has Skiptothegoodbit entered, who was running well until the pair parted company at Higham, and if her jumping can hold up is not without a chance, whilst champion trainer Nick Pearce has The Vicar and Wah Wah Taysee entered.
The Club Members Conditions race has attracted several runners from East Anglia. The Turner family have a good record at Penshurst and have both Frankie Anson and Good Order entered. Excitable Island from Nigel Padfield’s yard may also make the journey down from East Anglia and may come face to face with David Maxwell owned and ridden Minerfortyniner again. Minerfortyniner won comfortably at Godstone and looks like he will be the horse to beat if he makes the journey to Kent this weekend. Of the local hopes Rose Grissell has Wor Rom, Owenacurra and Kornati Kid entered who all have the ability to run a big race and Marcus Gorman may well bring The Crafty Butcher back out after his comfortable victory at Parham last weekend in the hunt members race.
Izzie Marshall and Conkies Lad will be looking to get back on course in the ladies open race having unseated at Godstone two weeks ago. Counting House also has this race as an option as does Wor Rom. Cynthia Woods trained and ridden Little Legend also holds an entry. The 12yr old has an impressive record in Point-to-Points with 11 victories from 26 starts and a 50% strike rate in Hunter Chases. He was last seen at Penshurst this time last year where he finished third in a close finish with Behind The Scenes and Counting House and will be looking to record a further victory if lining up.
Older brother Charlie Marshall will also be looking for a change of fortune if Adept Approach lines up in the Mens Open. The pair was sent off favourites for the Kent Grand National at Charing in February but fell when starting to challenge for the lead with a circuit to race. He could come up against the eventual winner of the race Hunters Lodge who has since dead-heated in a novice and veteran riders race Godstone. Marcus Gorman and The Crafty Butcher also have this as an option as do Good Order and Frankie Anson from The Turner’s yard. David Maxwell’s Noakarad De Verzee is entered and could return after a 2 year absence. Out of 26 Point-to-Point starts he has been in the top three on 22 occasions and would be a threat in this race if he is still in the form he was showing previously.
The Intermediate has a smaller entry than previous races but several horses will come into the race with good form. Both Peter Bull’s Margot Fontane and David Maxwell’s Minerfortyniner have this race as an option on Sunday having won their most previous race at Godstone. Rose Grissell trained Time Is Tickin ran prominently at Godstone two weeks ago before weakening over the final half circuit and will only improve following that run. Kingsfold Flare won both her maiden and restricted races at the course in her only two previous starts for owner / jockey Wayne Russell so has a 100% strike rate at the course and in Point-to-Points, she may find this company tougher but cannot be discounted from the equation. Tommy Morgan trained Agent For Chaos also has a 100% 2 from 2 strike rate and would also pose a threat if making the journey to the South East.
The Maiden race is an option for Skiptothegoodbit and Cynthia Woods. Ian Cobb trained On The Rob was a faller in his previous start at Charing bringing down Iskrabob from Rose Grissell’s stables but both were running well until this incident and if they can put this behind them and their jockeys can remain in the saddle would also have a chance of losing their maiden status this weekend. Barrafohona ran well on Saturday at Parham in the restricted race to finish fourth and may find this an easier option if he has recovered from last week’s exertions. Philip Hall’s new recruit Lickety Split has good form from Ireland in 2015 and will play a part in this race if lining up at the start.
The concluding Subaru-sponsored restricted race has attracted an entry of 11 and this is another option for Peter Bull and Margot Fontane. Their biggest threats would come from Wayne Russell’s Daidaidai who won the maiden at Cottenham on the opening day of the season and from Nick Pearce trained Wah Wah Taysee who also has this as an option having won the maiden at Dingley in May 2015.
1st Race - 1.30pm. The OSB&WK, MSFD and S&E HUNT Race - 3m - 12st
1. Witch's Hat Mrs E. Gillings 12/1
2. The Vicar Mr N. Pearce 5/4F
3. See You Jack Miss B. Mellish 14/1
Time: 7mins 03s
Distances: 6l, 25l

2nd Race - 2.05pm. The SEHC MEMBERS CONDITIONS Race - 3m - 12st
1. Only Time'll Tell Mr O. Wedmore 6/1
2. The Crafty Butcher Mr M. Gorman 5/4
3. Johntowns Castle Mr J. Hill 20/1
Time: 6mins 57s
Distances 5l, 1/2l 

3rd Race - 2.40pm. The LADIES OPEN - 3m - 11st
1. Conkies Lad Miss I. Marshall 2/1
2. Little Legend Mrs C. Woods 4/1
3. Bavard Court Miss L. Allan 7/1
Time: 6mins 55s
Distances: 4l, 25l
  
4th Race - 3.15pm. The MENS OPEN - 3m - 12st  
1. Adept Approach Mr C. Marshall 1/2
2. Sebadee Mr P. York 5/1
3. Hunters Lodge Mr G. Henderson 11/4
Time: 7mins 06s
Distances: 12l, 2l
 
5th Race - 3.50pm. The Connolly's Red Mills INTERMEDIATE Race - 3m - 12st
1. Curraghbower Mr R. Stearn 12/1
2. Excitable Island Mr J. Andrews Evens
3. Time Is Tickin Mr O. Wedmore 9/4
Time: 7mins 02s
Distances: 6l, 12l 

6th Race - 4.25pm. The OPEN MAIDEN Race - 3m - 12st
1. Lickety Split Mr C. Marshall 2/1
1. Barrafohona Miss T. Worsley 16/1
3. Woodstyle Mr R. Stearn 7/1
Time: 7mins 15s
Distances: 12l
 
7th Race - 5.00pm. The Subaru RESTRICTED Race - 2m4f - 12st
1. Daidaidai Mr W. Russell 6/4
2. Did You Ever Mr E. Linehan 20/1
3. Pinsandneedles Mr G. Gallagher 10/1
Time: 5mins 56s
Distances: 12l, 30l
Penshurst: Review    
There were seven scheduled races at Penshurst, but eight winners, as Barrafohona showed massive improvement to get up to dead heat with Lickety Split in the Open Maiden, giving Rose Grissell her long-awaited first winner for the season as a trainer. Tabitha Worsley was riding Barrafohona and the joint win put her to the top of the South East Ladies Championship. Charlie Marshall was on board Lickety Split for Phil Hall, and they teamed up for a double as they were responsible for Adept Approach winning the Mens Open. Charlie's sister Izzie also visited the winners enclosure as Conkies Lad made up for unseating last time out to win the Ladies Open from Little Legend. Izzie is now leading the Princess Royal Trophy, a national award given to riders under 21. The 14-runner Club Members Conditions race had a surprise winner, as Restricted horse Only Time'll Tell had too many gears for the well backed The Crafty Butcher. Another surprise winner was Curraghblower in the Intermediate, who had failed to get around in his previous three runs for the Turner family, whose horses always seem to run well at Penshurst.
Perhaps the most impressive winner of the day was Daidaidai in the Restricted. Settled behind a steady pace he effortlessly moved into the lead and scooted clear for Wayne Russell, pinging the last like a fresh horse. The racing was kicked off with a competitive Hunt race, which saw a big improvement from the 13-year-old Witch's Hat and last years Champion Lady rider Ella Gillings   (Results)
Race reports
by Nicola, Stephanie & Martyn Dean

Race 1: The Warner Solicitors Old Surrey, Burstow &West Kent, Mid Surrey Farmers Drag, Southdown & Eridge Members Race
Seven runners were declared for the opening race of the day with The Vicar (Nick Pearce) sent off the even money favourite. Lord Multifix (Charlie Marshall) was next in the betting market at 6/4 followed by Wait No More (Phil York) at 5/1. Skiptothegoodbit (Cynthia Woods) was priced at 6/1 and Witch’s Hat (Ella Gillings), See You Jack (Beth Mellish) and Ukrainian Star (Chris Dennington) were the 14/1 outsiders.
Wait No More and Ukrainian Star led the runners over the first fence followed by Skiptothegoodbit, See You Jack, Witch’s Hat, Lord Multifix and The Vicar. The runners remained grouped together over the first three fences but Lord Mutlifix then made a mistake at the four and was also slow at the fifth and started to lose ground on his rivals. The seven runners completed their first circuit with Wait No More continuing to lead from Ukrainian Star, Witch’s Hat, Skiptothegoodbit, See You Jack with The Vicar a further two lengths behind and Lord Multifix eight lengths behind.
Witch’s Hat took the lead from Wait No More at the tenth fence but at the twelfth Wait No More regained the advantage with Skiptothegoodbit, See You Jack and The Vicar also challenging whilst Ukrainian Star started to weaken and lose ground on his rivals. Lord Multifix also continued but detached from the main group of runners. At fence fifteen Witch’s Hat jumped back into the lead and opened up a two length advantage over Wait No More, The Vicar and Skiptothegoodbit with See You Jack a further two lengths behind. Ukrainian Star was pulled up at the fifteenth but Lord Multifix continued detached by ten lengths. The Vicar and Skiptothegoodbit tried to close on Witch’s Hat but at the penultimate fence Witch’s Hat continued to have a six length advantage over The Vicar. See You Jack had moved into third ahead of Skiptothegoodbit who hit the penultimate fence and fell whilst Wait No More and Lord Multifix both continued. The Vicar tried again to close on the leader but Witch’s Hat was able to maintain his advantage and took the final fence six lengths clear of The Vicar. See You Jack came home in third ahead of Wait No More and Lord Multifix who also completed.
1st Witch’s Hat Ella Gillings 14/1
2nd The Vicar Nick Pearce Evens (Favourite)
3rd See You Jack Beth Mellish 14/1
4th Wait No More Phil York 5/1
Distances: 8 lengths and 20 lengths
Time: 7 mins 03 secs
Five finished

Race 2: The Court Group of Companies South East Hunts Club Members Conditions Race
Fourteen runners contested the members conditions race with Parham winner The Crafty Butcher (Marcus Gorman) the 5/4 favourtite. Broughtons Bandit (Phil York) was priced at 4/1 whilst Only Time’ll Tell (Oz Wedmore) and Wor Rom (Rose Grissell) were priced at 6/1. Owenacurra (Stuart Robinson) and River Deep (Rupert Stearn) were both priced at 10/1 whilst Johnstown Castle (Joe Hill), Kornati Kid (James Rawdon-Mogg), Lord Aldervale (Mark Clark) and Knowhentofoldem (Chris Dennington) were all 12/1. Legend To Be (Brandon Clark), Lexington Town (Will Hickman), Kaybeew (Stewart Wright) and Do You Follow Me (Izzy Mills) were all priced at 25/1.
Kaybeew, Only Time’ll Tell and River Deep led the runners from the start followed by Johnstown Castle, Knowhentofoldem, Owenacurra and Lord Aldervale, with The Crafty Butcher, Do You Follow Me, Wor Rom, Kornati Kid, Legend To Be, Broughtons Bandit and Lexingtown Town settled behind the leading runners. The fourteen runners all jumped well over their first four fences. Lexington Town was slow over the fifth fence at the back of the field as Johnstown Castle jumped into the lead from Lord Aldervale, Only Time’ll Tell, Knowhentofoldem with Kaybeew a length further behind and then a four length gap to Owenacurra, River Deep, Broughtons Bandit, Wor Rom, The Crafty Butcher. These were followed five lengths further back by Legend To Be, Lexington Town, Do You Follow Me and Kornati Kid.
As the fourteen runners set out onto their second circuit Johnstown Castle and Only Time’ll Tell had a two length advantage over Lord Aldervale, Knowhentofoldem, Broughtons Bandit and The Crafty Butcher who made up ground on the leaders. Kaybeew had dropped back and was a length behind the preceding group with Owenacurra, Wor Rom and River Deep with the others continuing but becoming detached from the others. Johnstown castle and Only Time’ll tell continued to lead at fence eleven with The Crafty Butcher moving into third ahead of Knowhentofoldem, Broughtons Bandit and Wor Rom who was also closing in on the leading group. Wor Rom was starting to move up to lead when he made a mistake and the twelfth fence and unseated Rose Grissell. Johnstown Castle and Knowhentofoldem continued to lead at the fourteenth followed by Only Time’ll Tell, Broughtons Bandit, The Crafty Butcher and Owenacurra whilst Legend To Be pulled up having become detached. The pace increased as the runners took their fifteenth fence with Johnstown Castle continuing to lead whilst Do you Follow Me unseated at the back of the field. At the sixteenth fence Only Time’ll Tell jumped up beside Johnstown Castle with The Crafty Butcher in third ahead of Broughtons Bandit and Owenacurra. The leading pair remained side by side racing to the penultimate fence but on landing Only Time’ll Tell was pushed on and opened up a two length advantage racing to the final fence. The Crafty Butcher and Johnstown castle tried to close on the leader but Only Time’ll Tell was able to extend his advantage on the run to the winning post. The Craft Butcher took second ahead of Johnstown Castle with Owenacurra in fourth ahead of Broughtons Bandit with Kaybeew and Lord Aldervale also completing. Lexington Town, Kornati Kid and River deep all pulled up before the penultimate fence and Legend To Be pulled up at the last.
1st Only Time’ll Tell Oz Wedmore 6/1
2nd The Crafty Butcher Marcus Gorman 5/4 (Favourite)
3rd Johnstown Castle Joe Hill 12/1
4th Owenacurra Stuart Robinson 10/1
Distances: 5 lengths and ½ length
Time: 6mins 57 secs
Seven finished

Race 3: The John Goldman Ladies Open Race
Six runners made up the field for the ladies open race with Counting House (Anna Sansom) the 6/4 favourite with Conkies Lad (Izzie Marshall) also popular at 9/4. Little Legend (Cynthia Woods) was priced at 3/1 whilst Bavard Court (Louise Allan) was an 8/1 chance and Silver Token (Hannah Lemieux) and Lucky Prince (Chloe Baker) were both priced at 12/1.
Little Legend and Bavard Court led the six runners to the first followed by Counting House, Silver Token, Counting House and Lucky Prince. The six runners continued at a reasonable pace with Little Legend leading by four lengths from Silver Token and Bavard Court at fence four with Counting House, Conkies Lad and Lucky Prince a length further back. The six runners all took fence six (first open ditch) well with Bavard Court jumping up beside Little Legend and Conkies lad jumping into third ahead of Silver Token, Counting House and Lucky Prince.
As the runners set out onto their second circuit Little Legend regained the advantage and opened up a three length lead over Bavard Court and Conkies Lad with Counting House and Silver Token a further four lengths back and Lucky Prince two lengths behind in sixth. At fence eleven Conkies Lad moved up to join Little Legend with Bavard Court and Counting House two lengths behind the leading pair whilst Lucky Prince and Silver Token were six lengths behind the leading quartet. At fence thirteen (second open ditch) Little Legend had a half-length advantage over Conkies Lad and Bavard Court with Counting House two lengths behind and the other pair continuing six lengths further back. At fence fifteen the pace increased and Little Legend and Conkies Lad were able to break away from Bavard Court and Counting House. Conkies Lad moved up beside Little Legend after the sixteenth fence and racing to the penultimate fence gained a lengths advantage over Little Legend. Little Legend tried to battle back but turning to the final fence Little Legend started to close again. Conkies Lad was untidy at the final fence and Little legend was able to get back up beside Conkies Lad but on the run to the winning post Conkies Lad was able to regain the advantage to win by three lengths. Bavard Court took third as Counting House unseated at the final fence. Silver Token completed in fourth whilst Lucky Prince pulled up at the penultimate fence
1st Conkies Lad Izzie Marshall 9/4
2nd Little Legend Cynthia Woods 3/1
3rd Bavard Court Louise Allan 7/1
4th Silver Token Hannah Lemieux 12/1
Distances: 3 lengths and 15 lengths
Time: 6mins 55 sec
Four finished

Race 4: The Huntworth LLP Men’s Open Race
Six runners lined up for the men’s open with Adept Approach (Charlie Marshall) the 1/2 favourite. Hunters Lodge (Gareth Henderson) was next in the betting at 2/1 and the other four runners Sebadee (Phil York), Good Order (Ed Turner), The Ferbane Man (Shane Roche) and American spin (Will Clarke) were all priced at 12/1.
American Spin was prominent as the runners left the starter and raced to the first fence where Good Order unseated Ed Turner. The Ferbane Man and Adept Approach were
behind American Spin with Hunters Lodge, Sebadee a further two lengths behind. The five remaining runners continued to jump well over their first four fences but at the fifth American Spin tried to run out but was able to negotiate the fence but then at fence six (first open ditch) jumped out to the right again but continued to lead by three lengths from Adept Approach, The Ferbane Man and Sebadee with Hunters Lodge a further length behind. At fence ten American Spin jumped out to the right again allowing Adept Approach to gain the lead with Sebadee, The Ferbane Man and Hunters Lodge all within a couple of lengths. American Spin again jumped out to the right at fence eleven and twelve and lost places as Hunters Lodge moved into second behind Adept Approach. At fence thirteen (second open ditch) Sebadee jumped up into third as American Spin again jumped out to the right. At fence fifteen Adept Approach increased the pace of the race and tried to open up an advantage but both Hunters Lodge and Sebadee chased after the leader and remained within a length as they approached the sixteenth fence with The Ferbane Man and American Spin still in touch two lengths further behind. Approaching the penultimate fence Adept Approach again injected a burst of speed and was able to gain a four length advantage. Adept Approach got in close to the penultimate fence but still managed to get away from the fence quickly and continued to open up an advantage over his rivals. He took the final fence well to secure victory whilst Sebadee took second from Hunters Lodge at the penultimate fence. Hunters Lodge tried to battle back but Sebadee held on for second whilst American Spin finished in fourth ahead of The Ferbane Man who also completed.
1st Adept Approach Charlie Marshall 1/2 (Favourite)
2nd Sebadee Phil York 12/1
3rd Hunters Lodge Gareth Henderson 2/1
4th American Spin Will Clarke 12/1
Distances: 12 lengths and 2 lengths
Time: 7mins 06 secs
Five finished

Race 5: The Connelly Red Mills Intermediate Race
Excitable Island (Jack Andrews) was sent off the Evens favourite in six runner intermediate race. Time Is Tickin (Oz Wedmore) was a 5/2 chance whilst Merrydown Vintage (Phil York) was priced at 3/1. Curraghbower (Rupert Stearn) and Thenford Ryde (Will Hickman) were both priced at 8/1 and Noble Legacy (Will Clarke) was the 12/1 outsider.
After an initial false start from Thenford Ryde the six runners set off with Thenford Ryde leading from Time Is Tickin, Curraghbower, Excitable Island, Noble Legacy and Merrydown Vintage. The six runners all jumped well and remained grouped together as they completed their first circuit with Time Is Tickin leading from Noble Legacy, Excitable Island, Curraghbower, Thenford Ryde and Merrydown Vintage. At fence eleven Time Is Tickin led from Curraghbower with Excitable Island a length further behind in third followed by Noble Legacy and Merrydown Vintage and Thenford Ryde a further three lengths behind in sixth. Time Is Tickin continued to lead as the runners approached fence thirteen (second open ditch) whilst Noble Legacy pulled up having started to lose ground on his rivals. At fence fifteen Time Is Tickin continued to lead from Excitable Island with Curraghbower and Merrydown Vintage a further two lengths behind and Thenford Ryde becoming detached from the leading four. Excitable Island gained the advantage and moved up to lead as the runners took their sixteenth fence. Racing to the penultimate fence Excitable Island had a four length advantage but Time Is Tickin and Curraghbower were both trying to close on the leader with Merrydown Vintage two lengths further behind. As the leading trio turned towards the final fence Curraghbower moved up beside Excitable Island and the pair took the final fence together but racing to the winning post Curraghbower pulled clear of Excitable Island. Time Is Tickin completed in third ahead of Merrydown Vintage whilst Thenford Ryde pulled up before the last fence.
1st Curraghbower Rupert Stearn 8/1
2nd Excitable Island Jack Andrews Evens (Favourite)
3rd Time Is Tickin Oz Wedmore 5/2
4th Merrydown Vintage Phil York 3/1
Distances: 5 lengths and 8 lengths
Time: 7mins 02 secs
Four finished

Race 6: The Drill Service (Horley) Ltd Open Maiden Race.
Ten horses made their way to the starter for the 3 mile maiden race with Lickety Split (Charlie Marshall) the 2/1 favourite. Gersjoeycasey (Phil York) was priced at 5/2 and Woodstyle (Rupert Stearn) was priced at 4/1. Brogeen Boy (Hannah Jones) and Iskrabob (Rose Grissell) were both 8/1 and Ruby Yeats (Hayley Moore) was 10/1. Barafohona (Tabitha Worsley) and Gorhams Gift (Eoin Linehan) were next in the betting at 12/1 and Achemenes (Will Clarke) and Maizonique (Gordon Gallagher) were the 20/1 outsiders
The ten runnners were led from the starter by Achemenes and Iskrabob followed by Brogeen Boy, Gersjoeycasey, Maizonique, Woodstyle, Lickety Split, Gorhams Gift, Barafohona and Ruby Yeats. Brogeen Boy made a mistake and Hannah Jones lost her stirrups and was unable to get the back before the fourth fence so ran out to pull the horse up. The remaining nine runners continued with Achemenes leading from Iskrarbob, Gersjoeycasey, Lickety Spilt, Maizonique, Woodstyle, Gorhams Gift, Barrafohona and Ruby Yeats six lengths behind her rivals. The nine runners all took fence six (first open ditch) well but Iskrarbob unseated at the seventh fence reducing the field to eight. As the runners set out onto their second circuit Achemenes continued to lead with Maizonique moving up into second ahead of Gersjoeycasey, Lickety Split, Woodstyle, Gorhams Gift, Barafohona and Ruby Yeats. Maizonique gained the lead at the ninth fence with Gersjoeycasey in second as Achemenes dropped back through the field. Lickety Split and Barafohona were also in touch followed by Woodstyle, Gorhams Gift and Ruby Yeats. At fence ten Gersjoeycasey took the lead as Maizonique having taken the lead dropped back through the field rapidly to be last of the eight runners. Maizonique and Achemenes both pulled up at fence eleven as Gersjoeycasey led from Lickety Split, Woodstyle, Barafohona, Gorhams Gift and Ruby Yeats. The six remaining runners grouped up at fence thirteen (second open ditch) where Gersjoeycasey continued to lead by a length from Lickety Split and Barafohona with Woodstyle in fourth two lengths ahead of Gorhams Gift and Ruby Yeats four lengths further back. Lickety Split jumped up to lead at fence fifteen and Gersjoeycasey and Lickety Split took the sixteenth fence together with Woodstyle and Barafohona a length further behind and Gorhams Gift and ruby Yeats continuing. Lickety Split gained the advantage over Gersjoeycasey at the penultimate fence and had a half-length lead turning into the finishing straight. As he raced to the final fence Barafohona started to make up ground quickly and took the final fence a fraction ahead of Lickety Split. The pair battled as they raced side by side to the winning post where the judge was unable to separate them and called a dead-heat. Woodstyle came home in third whilst Ruby Yeats took fourth ahead of Gersjoeycasey who was the only other finisher as Gorhams Gift pulled up at the final fence.
1st= Lickety Split Charlie Marshall 2/1 (Favourite)
1st= Barrafohona Tabitha Worsley 12/1
3rd Woodstyle Rupert Stearn 4/1
4th Ruby Yeats Hayley Moore 10/1
Distances: Dead Heat and 8 lengths
Time: 7mins 15 secs
Five finished

Race 7: The Subaru Restricted Race – 2 miles 4 furlongs
Nine runners made their way to the shorter start for the restricted race. Daidaidai (Wayne Russell) was the 5/4 favourite but Margot Fontane (Peter Bull) was also popular at 6/4. Wah Wah Taysee (Stuart Robinson) was next in the betting market at 5/2 followed by Pinsandneedles at 7/1. Pep Talk (Will Clarke) was priced at 10/1 whilst Did You Ever (Eoin Linehan) was 16/1. Mount Conero (Rupert Stearn), My Brother Pat (Chris Dennington) and Whatwillwedonext (Ollie Mills) were all priced at 20/1.
Pep Talk was the early leader followed by Whatwillwedonext, My Brother Pat, Did You Ever, Margot Fontane, Pinsandneedles, Daidaidai, Wah Wah Taysee and Mount Conero. The runners took their first two fences well but Margot Fontane made a mistake at the third (first open ditch) and fell. As the remaining eight runners took their fourth fence Pep Talk and My Brother Pat led from Whatwillewedonext and Did You Ever followed two lengths further back by Daidaidai, Pinsandneedles, Mount Conero and Wah Wah Taysee. At fence eight Daidaidai moved up to join the leaders Pep Talk and Did You Ever as both Whatwillwedonext and My Brother Pat started to drop back through the field. At fence nine Pep Talk and Did You Ever continued to lead from Daidaidai, Pinsandneedles, Wah Wah Taysee, My Brother Pat, Whatwillwedonext and Mount Conero. Mount Conero and Whatwillwedonext were both pulled up before fence ten (second open ditch) reducing the field to six.
At fence twelve Did You Ever opened up a two length advantage over Daidaidai with Wah Wah Taysee a further four lengths behind in third and Pinsandneedles a length further behind in fourth and My Brother Pat and Pep Talk becoming detached from the leading quartet who then both pulled up before the thirteenth fence. Racing to the penultimate fence Daidaidai opened up a two length advantage over Did You Ever with Wah Wah Taysee eight lengths behind in third and Pinsandneedles a further ten lengths behind in fourth. Daidaidai continued to pull away from Did You Ever and had an eight length advantage at the final fence which he took well to secure the win. Did You Ever completed in second whilst Wah Wah Taysee fell at the final fence handing third to Pinsandneedles.
1st Daidaidai Wayne Russell 5/4 (Favourite)
2nd Did You Ever Eoin Linehan 16/1
3rd Pinsandneedles Gordon Gallagher 7/1
Distances: 10 lengths and 20 lengths
Time: 5mins 56 secs