Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Doubles All Round at Tyne Fixture; POINT TO POINT

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Doubles All Round at Tyne Fixture; POINT TO POINT

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IT was a case of doubles all round for jockeys Kelly Bryson and Luke Morgan as well as Bedale trainer, Lucinda Broad in yesterday's rearranged Tynedale fixture at Corbridge, writes PETER BURGON.

Lady Brig set the ball rolling for Bryson when recording her eighth career win in the Ladies Open Race, and an hour later she doubled up with a pillar to post success on Buckstruther, who recorded the best time of the day in the Restricted Race.

Hawick farmer Alistair Bell had not saddled a runner for 15 years prior to the latter's victory at Kelso last month and reckons his eight-year-old can make the step up into hunter chase company later in the season.

Luke Morgan made the long drive from Stow-on-the-Wold worthwhile by winning on his only two rides at the meeting. Brother Mark was sent on six fences from home in the first Maiden Race and, despite idling in front, still had a length in hand over Paint Me Silver at the line. The winner is trained by event rider Lucinda Broad and was bought as an unraced three-year-old in 2006 from Ferdy Murphy.

Morgan had been unseated two out from Lord Who with an Alnwick prize in safekeeping seven days earlier, but the partnership made no mistakes under top weight in the Men's Open Race. After heading Dix Villez on the home turn, Lord Who forged clear up the straight to score by a dozen lengths.

Winning owner/trainer Gavin Hamilton is now targeting a repeat success in the Vale of Lune Men's Open at Whittington on Easter Saturday for his 13-year-old stable star.

The complexion of the concluding Open Maiden Race changed two out when the long-time leader, Arabian Consort fell and brought down the favourite, Thatsthereasonwhy. Chris Dawson's mount, Sendeed was left in front and just did enough to hold off the fast finishing Master Saddler by a length to complete trainer Lucinda Broad's double.

Results 43 Seventeen-year-old Grant Cockburn extended his lead in the Northern Area Novice Riders Championship with a first career double on Quinder Spring and Dee Cee Bolter in Saturday's Duke of Buccleuch's fixture at Kelso. …

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