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Hounds | 4th November 2021
 

Middlemoss trail is last of the season

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By Marti Borthwick

SUNSHINE greeted the hounds and handlers at Middlemoss on Saturday for the final trail of the season.

Caroline McCready-May gifted rosettes for all prize winners as well as the kids taking part in the fancy dress and pumpkin competition.

The first race of the day was the senior hounds and Polaris and Jazzle continued their battle going head-to-head most of the way with Delta Script in contention at times.

Polaris having won on Wednesday to secure his title and round off a wonderful year for the Copshaw kennel was the first to cross the road with Jazzle close up in second. He was still leading coming up the finish but had to settle for second when Jazzle slipped past and pulled away towards the line to win.  Delta Script was an easy third with Delta Scope in fourth.

Next up was the senior graded and local hound Castle Clansman having found some late season form showed the field a clean pair of heels and had about twenty yards at the road crossing which had stretched to about one hundred by the time he came onto the finish.

Fire Gun gave chase and cut his lead to about ten yards when Clansman crossed the line to win.

The next race following this was the pups and 2021 Puppy Champion, Explore, led them away and duly powered home from the improving Border Prosper to record his twenty-ninth win of the season for the Lindsay team.

There were four entries for the puppy graded and Milo Moon was the first to appear in sight after it was reported he had led most of the way.

This win gave him the title of puppy graded champion for the year.

In the final race of the day, the veterans, Frankel who had already won the veteran champion showed his kennel mate how to finish when winning from Enable.

This rounded off a short but competitive season and thoughts now turn to next season with some nice puppies about to start their career.

A puppy show was held between races and Caroline McCready-May’s dog Billy (Lottie x Ambush) won overall with Sarah Harpers bitch Jess (Eagle Star x Insider).

Proceeds from the last day of the season’s trails went to local charities in the town and a big thanks went to their sponsors’, Border Forestry, KC Plumbing, Wattie & Thea Adams, Kate and Les Richardson, Liz & Billy Young and Norman Gormley. 

 
 
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