East Cornwall at Great
TEENAGE jockeys Nick Scholfield and Emily Noszkay, both 17-years-old, stole the limelight at the East Cornwall meeting at Great Trethew on Sunday with Scholfield achieved his second treble of the season courtesy of Sea Snipe, Peppery Pamela and Fauntleroy.
The mare Sea Snipe showed the utmost gameness in holding the persistent challenge of Double Honour to take the Mixed Open and win her fifth race of the season. “We may look for a hunter chase at Exeter next” said owner/breeder Ben Messer-Bennetts. The mare seems to be in the form of her life and evidently thrives under Becky Kennen’s handling on the wide open spaces of Bodmin Moor.
Another mare, Peppery Pamela, made all to win the fastest section of the two and a half miles Open Maiden. This six-year-old is owned and trained by Lucinda Tylor who said: “She is a home bred from my father’s Conduit Stud and her dam is from one of our successful stallions Kinglet. We have been waiting for her jumping to click” added Lucinda.
Nick Scholfield’s hat trick, putting him on the 12 winner mark for the season and adding strength to his bid for the National Men’s novice title, was completed when Fauntleroy just held old rival Nditlir to win the Confined. “Fauntleroy has now won four times for us this season and goes to Ascot Sales next Tuesday (April 10 th),” said owner Colin Heard afterwards.
Emily Noszkay rode her first ever winner at Buckfastleigh in February, and came up with a double here for the Jackie du Plessis yard where she works. Kingsmill Lake made all to win the Hunt race, and Walter De Wodeland drew away in great style from Fremantle Doctor from the top of the hill to capture the Restricted. Both winners are home bred. “Walter De Wodeland’s dam Kingsmill Quay is in foal to Bandmaster again”, said Saltash-based Du Plessis
The Open Maiden race had been split into three divisions and a field of 13 faced the starter in the first section. River Heights looked like being another winner for Nick Scholfield when leading over the last, but Tabitha Cave delivered a well timed challenge on Manmoon, who got his head in front half way up the run in to win going away. Manmoon, the only four year old in the race, was bought at Cheltenham sales last April and is jointly owned by Derek Mead and Geoff Board. He is trained at Woolminstone by Ros Newman, who was quick to pay tribute to her event rider daughter Sophie who broke him in, “and has done all the work with him”.
Six-year-old gelding King’s Wood left his previous form behind him on the better going to take the other section of the Open Maiden. Darren Edwards sent him clear of pacemaker Bonny Busona at the penultimate to score convincingly. The winner is owned by Laura Claydon and trained by Ashley Farrant at Bampton. He was bought unbroken at Doncaster sales two years ago. “He is a June foal and green as grass “and he doesn’t handle soft ground,” said the trainer,
King’s Wood is by the successful Irish stallion Oscar, and another of his numerous offspring Winter Scene won a good battle for the Exeter Racecourse Intermediate. Seven-year-old mare Winter Scene ran on well in the hands of Lucy Gardner to hold Cookies Bank and Candlelight Valley to record her third win of the season. “I would like to take her to the hunter chase final of this series at Exeter, but she will not run on quick ground,” said the rider who also trains the mare.
The Confined Maiden attracted only five runners and long standing maiden Phairy Storm finally found a race with his name on it, being left clear when nearest pursuer Love The Lamb virtually ran off the track on the sharp top bend. “Phairy Storm is an awkward ride but has ability,” reported owner/rider Ben Robarts of the Nikki Frost trained gelding.
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