A bit of a mouthful for the heading this week, but its the start of the lead up to the Premier event of the year (as Jocky would say) and we are off and running. Cruising up on the inside rail (see where I’m going with this) was Matthew Brass who romped home ahead of the field to win in splendid fashion.But wait! There may be a stewards inquiry about his overly generous handicap! A stiffly worded email is on its way to the SGU! or should that be the British Horse Racing Authority? I’m waffling a bit here because I cant remember what his score was!Oh yes. A sparkling 74-6=65 Well done Matthew .Club Championship beckons if you keep that up! Beaten by a short head was John Boy Walton in second place with 82-15=67 and third place went to the thoroughbred Painter and Decorator extrordinaire Ian Potts on 86-18=68. 4th place went to Graeme Bell who might have been better off on his bicycle instead of the donkey that he was riding but nevertheless he trotted in with 81-13=68.The prize for best gross score was won by our resident Club Champion Michael McVie with 69-2=67
Well done to the leading runners and riders who trousered £40 £30,£20,and £10 respectively with Michael earning £20 for his best gross score.Who said the new handicap system favours the higher handicapper? I want to know what goes into his horse feed.
With a rollover of £21 from last week and a further £27 to be added from this week the 2’s were worth winning and Mitch Thomson and Chris Kemp were the only ones to scoop the fund, earning £24 each for their efforts
The hole in one fund which is generously funded by RDB rises to £55.40 and Donald has bought a fresh pair of trousers just in case the worst happens……