30 YEARS AGO THIS WEEK
IN the Stones Ginger Wine H'cap Chase run at Kempton, Josh Gifford's Avondhu (D Barrott) stays on too strongly for Royal Relief (P Blacker) and Arctic Bow (A Turnell).
FRED Winter has his team in great form and his super novice Killiney (R Pitman), whose career was to end tragically, makes it six wins on the trot when strolling away with the Scilly Isles Chase.
IN the Oteley Hurdle, Winter's improving five-year-old Lanzarote (R Pitman), who would go on to steal Comedy Of Error's Champion Hurdle crown in 1974, bolts up from Fred Rimell's Corrieghoil (W Smith) and Ryan Price's Ruisselet (J Haine).
AT Wetherby, Arthur Stephenson's 5 to 1 chance Supermaster (Mr D Brown) gives weight away all round but still has the class to lift the William Hill Chase with Harry Bell's 2 to 1 fav Quick Reply (M Barnes) out of the frame.
JOHN Webber's Saint Taffy (G McCourt) battles on well up the Sandown hill to land the Elmbridge H'cap Chase from Toms Little Al (R Millman) and Mr Peapock (L Bloomfield).
IN a small, but select field for the Scilly Isles Chase, Fulke Walwyn's Kilbrittain Castle jumps the opposition ragged under Bill Smith and comes home five lengths clear of Nicky Henderson's The Tsarevitch (J Francome) with Peter Easterby's Starfen (J J O'Neill) tailed off after jumping badly.
LAMBOURN handler Fred Winter saddles another Gainsborough H'cap Chase winner when his seven-year-old Observe (J Francome) puts in an impressive display to hold off Josh Gifford's Royal Judgement (R Rowe), with Peter Easterby's 1981 Gold Cup winner Little Owl (Mr A J Wilson), now struggling to find any form, 20 lengths back in third.
IN the Oteley Hurde, Chris Thornton's Path of Peace (J J O'Neill) is an expensive loser for punters when the famous Guy Reed checks are tailed off behind Jim Old's outsider Cima (S Morshead)
AT Wetherby, the Dickinson winner factory churns out a treble when Delius (Mr D Browne) hacks up in the Panama Hurdle Qualifier, Donjill (C Bell) lands the Conditional Chase and Righthand Man (G Bradley) scores in the Selby Chase.
HAWICK trainer Ken Oliver's grand old servant Three To One (T G Dun) continues to earn his keep when landing Carlisle's Lucius Chase from Canton (P A Charlton) and Political Pop (R Earnshaw).
PIPE'S Rushing Wild (P Scudamore) goes down in the Agfa Chase to Andy Turnell's handicap cert Country Member ridden by handsome TV pin- up Luke Harvey. Pipe's game front-running eight-year-old has everything but Jodami and Mark Dwyer beat six weeks later in the Gold Cup.
IN the Scilly Isles Chase, Twiston-Davies' Young Hustler (C Llewellyn) lands a smooth success en-route to SunAlliance Chase glory at the Festival.
PUNTERS are left to dig an escape route after `Lucky' Jim Old strikes again in the Agfa Hurdle with 33 to1 rag Mole Board (C Llewellyn).
MARK Dwyer rides a peach on Jimmy Fitz's 7 to 2 fav Trainglot to scoop the Tote Hurdle from Sweet Duke, Peanuts Pet and Balasani.
IN the Elmbridge H'cap, Andy Turnell's Storm Alert (S McNeill) has too much pace for Fragrant Dawn (P Holley) and Young Pokey (J Osborne).
AT Wetherby, Jumbo Wilkinson's 25 to 1 chance Armagret (D Byrne) unbelievably turns over Josh Gifford's 1993 Champion Chaser Deep Sensation (D Murphy) in the Marston Moor Chase.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Feb 1, 2003|
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