Bevan in line for first area driver's title.
A SURPRISINGLY large crowd enjoyed the action at Leominster Harness races under British Harness Racing Club rules, despite the unfortunate clash with the Liberty and Livelihood march in London. David Bevan, 25, is on course to take his first area driver's title, and added another double to his tally. He galvanised Scoot Along Rosie to just head Symlog Strawberry (Karen Lowes) in the first race, then the breath-taking I Am Still The Man cruised to his fourth successive victory in the fastest time of the day to graduate to open handi-cap company. It was a day with a high feel-good factor, with the crowd showing appreciation for some popular performances. Sennybridge breeder Brian Davies thundered clear to take the "Golden Oldies" event for senior drivers with his star-span-gled Medina Hanover, while Pandy-based Pete Collins and Max Factor dominated the race for veteran horses. Perversely, the race for Non-winners was one of the fastest, and Sum Fella (Alan Jones) won. Next fixture Grand Finale, Leominster, Sunday, 1pm. have mingled with charity efforts in the trotting season.