Weston sets sail with Admiral's Sunset

21-August-2021
21-August-2021 7:56
in General
by Russell Smith

David Weston's small yard at Flintstone Stud in East Kennett has doubled its 5 year tally of winners in the 4 months since this nascent National Hunt season began.

We've already written about the exploits of Solstalla, winner of 3 races at Newton Abbot, Southwell and Worcester. On Thursday, it was the turn of another mare, Admiral's Sunset, to fly the flag for this unassuming Wiltshire yard. And regular jockey Page Fuller, who has ridden all four of the Weston winners this summer, was once again in the plate for the Sd Photography Novices Handicap Chase at Stratford over the minimum distance. 

Taking it up 3 out, the pair led by 8l at the home turn, and kept on strongly, with Tom George's Darling du Large unable to make an impression in second. 

If training is a secondary function of a stud beginning to earn a reputation for pinhooking good quality flat stock, then it appears a solid future is ahead. With modest facilities on site, this is no leap toward a mid-sized Jumps stable, but once again, it illustrates the range of talent within the county boundary under both codes, whether from the big flat yards of Richard Hannon and Roger Charlton or the established Jumps operators like Alan King (whom we should also refer to as a flat yard), Emma Lavelle and Neil King. 

Every year, there are new graduates tilting at a career as a trainer. A great many, although far from all, use the ladder provided by the Point-to-Point scene to learn their trade. One such example is Claire Hitch, well known to all on the West Country Pointing circuit, who also enjoyed a winner at Stratford this week, with a novice hurdler by the name of Every Breakin Wave. Currently running in her own colours, Every Breakin Wave is a fourth winner too for Devon - based Claire. 

Every Breakin Wave produces a fourth winner for Claire Hitch

No slouch between the flags, 37 winners trained in Points has offered a solid grounding for graduation to the real thing. And you'll see plenty more where this came from when the season starts again in November.

 

Next Event

When?

Sunday December 12th Barbury International First Race 11.30am

Sunday February 13th Vine & Craven First race 11.30am

Sunday April 10th Tedworth First Race 1.15pm

 

 

 

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Where?

Barbury, 3m N of Marlborough, off A346, Jn 15 M4

 

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Weston sets sail with Admiral's Sunset

21-August-2021
21-August-2021 7:56
in General
by Russell Smith

David Weston's small yard at Flintstone Stud in East Kennett has doubled its 5 year tally of winners in the 4 months since this nascent National Hunt season began.

We've already written about the exploits of Solstalla, winner of 3 races at Newton Abbot, Southwell and Worcester. On Thursday, it was the turn of another mare, Admiral's Sunset, to fly the flag for this unassuming Wiltshire yard. And regular jockey Page Fuller, who has ridden all four of the Weston winners this summer, was once again in the plate for the Sd Photography Novices Handicap Chase at Stratford over the minimum distance. 

Taking it up 3 out, the pair led by 8l at the home turn, and kept on strongly, with Tom George's Darling du Large unable to make an impression in second. 

If training is a secondary function of a stud beginning to earn a reputation for pinhooking good quality flat stock, then it appears a solid future is ahead. With modest facilities on site, this is no leap toward a mid-sized Jumps stable, but once again, it illustrates the range of talent within the county boundary under both codes, whether from the big flat yards of Richard Hannon and Roger Charlton or the established Jumps operators like Alan King (whom we should also refer to as a flat yard), Emma Lavelle and Neil King. 

Every year, there are new graduates tilting at a career as a trainer. A great many, although far from all, use the ladder provided by the Point-to-Point scene to learn their trade. One such example is Claire Hitch, well known to all on the West Country Pointing circuit, who also enjoyed a winner at Stratford this week, with a novice hurdler by the name of Every Breakin Wave. Currently running in her own colours, Every Breakin Wave is a fourth winner too for Devon - based Claire. 

Every Breakin Wave produces a fourth winner for Claire Hitch

No slouch between the flags, 37 winners trained in Points has offered a solid grounding for graduation to the real thing. And you'll see plenty more where this came from when the season starts again in November.

 

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