Jedforest at FRIARS HAUGH
Sunday 6th February 2000
by Rob Hogarth

The Jedforest at Friars Haugh Kelso was an excellent second Northern Area meeting of the season and first Scottish Point to Point of 2000. The rain held of for the eight races which saw some very good racing and very close finishes. The official going

Reigning Mens Champion Jockey, Clive Storey, had an amazing and well deserved four winners with Rainbow Times in the Mens Open Race who was an easy winner. Highland Monarch, owned by Jenny Wauchope, was his second winner in the Restricted Race. This led for most of the race and won by a whisker on the line from Pauline Robson on the Jed horse Mountain Thyne. Clive Storey’s third winner was in the Mares Maiden race with the impressive Queen Biddy a surprise winner from the College Valley. Luke Morgan was second on Lady Alice, the Fife horse. The final winner for Clive was in the eighth and final race, Maiden division 2. Maximize, the unraced horse from eventer Ian Stark’s stable, steered clear of the promising Nisbet and Maxine Bremner who had an unlucky fall at the last and Tom’s Man with Tom Oats on board who came in a close second.

Talking of Maxine Bremner, she did well to win Maiden division 1 on Bill Hughes’ River Of Gold, a popular local winner beating Clive Storey on Happy Blake. Ladies Champion Pauline Robson won the Ladies Open Race, going well on Riparius, a newcomer to the Northern Area and a serious challenger for the season. Astrac Trio and Alison Hamilton fought on to be second.

It was a day for Robsons as Andrew Robson won the Intermediate Race on Riverside Run, a horse he trains, with the old favourites Boyupbrook and Tommy Morrison coming second. Paul Robson, a first time jockey from Hawick won the first of the afternoon, the Members Race on the Shirley Bevan’s The Alleycat in a very good race which saw Hookys Treat and Morag Neil come in second. If you think there is something dodgy with all these Robson’s, none of them are related.

The next Northern Area meeting is this Sunday, the 13th February, the College Valley and North Northumberland at Ratheugh, Alnwick, first race 12.30.

1 The Alleycat     Paul Robson
2 Hooky’s Treat      Morag Neil
3 Senso     Caroline Cox

1 Riverside Run     Andrew Robson
2 Boyupbrook     Tommy Morrison
3 Claywalls     Matt Clayton

1 Riparius     Pauline Robson
2 Astrac Trio     Alison Hamilton
3 Kingennie     Maxine Bremner

1 Rainbow Times     Clive Storey
2 Judicial Field     Andrew Robson
3 Fordstown     Jamie Alexander

1 Highland Monarch     Clive Storey
2 Mountain Thyne     Pauline Robson
3 Geordies Express     A Richardson

1 Queen Biddy     Clive Storey
2 Lady Alice     Luke Morgan
3 Briar Rose     James Ewart

7. MAIDEN RACE (division 1)
1 River Of Gold     Maxine Bremner
2 Happy Blake     Clive Storey
3 Roscoe Burn     Ran Morgan

8 MAIDEN RACE (division 2)
1 Maximize     Clive Storey
2 Tom’s Man     Tom Oats
3 Gallant Major     Andrew Robson