Vine and Craven meeting Barbury Sunday February 17th 2013

February 18, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Early morning fog in the Cotswolds soon gave way to bright sunshine around Swindon an d the course was bathed in bright sunkight for much of the afternoon.

It looked to be a large crowd but it was always fairly quiet trackside, so perhaps many stayed in their cars or around the tented village for much of the afternoon. There also seemed to be plenty of horseboxes in attendance but the fields weren't too large and just one race, the Open Maiden Race, ended up being divided.

Lucky wins for Buster when the two clear leaders fell quite independently at the final fence in the 4-7 year Old Open Maiden, while Findlay's Fiind benefited from the misfortune of race leader and favourite Glass 'n a Half, after looking to be well outpaced two out.

Impressive Theatre Queen, with Mark Wall, was possibly the clearest winner of the day when taking the second division of the Open Maiden and with the chill just beginning to get into the air, proceedings finished around 3.35 p.m.


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