Sunday, 6 January 2013

Pontypandy winning best turned out
The (dodgy!) duck club

A fantastic days racing with huge fields. Ponty was in a field of sixteen, he was travelling beautifully, half a mile from home and Pete had got him settled in second place, but unfortunately a horse came upsides just before a jump and he started racing, stood of outside the wings and whacked the fence hard, went down on his nose for what looked like around twenty strides - jockey and horse did very well not to fall but in the meantime he had been delegated to the rear and Pete very sensibly pulled him up (except he couldn't actually pull up and cantered with ears pricked all the way to the line). We were delighted with the way he travelled and settled and know that he will have come on for the run. Laura has now won four out of five best turned out prizes which is absolutely fantastic