Tim Page takes the area trial and Jordan Gann wins the HOYS grade C at Herts County

Tim Page claimed the Martin Grant Homes Area Trial at Herts County with the Duc D’Arsouilles, a Quasimodo VD Molendreef/Nabab De Reve 13-year-old gelding.

The pair denied Phillip Miller a win, the locally based rider taking second and third on Brendon Stud’s home-bred Unbelievable Darco nine-year-old Unbelievable Lady and Di and Pennie Cornish and Nigel Eccles’ Caritiar Z, the Chellano Z gelding and Hickstead Derby specialist.

Abbe Elliott took fourth on Wilandri E and Darren Wise was fifth on Calaero with Steven Franks sixth on Carlow Cruiser and Dale Burnham in seventh with the Romanov sired Romanella Gold.

A delighted Jordan Gann is off to HOYS after heading the HOYS grade C qualifier on Lakeland Dancer, a Riverland Roi/Torus 10-year-old mare Jordan has ridden for two years. Phillip Miller took second on Downes Howard’s Moschino seven-year-old Roulette H with Bryan Smith filling the third qualifying spot on the Irish-bred 11-year-old Dungimmon Sunrise.

Alfie Bradstock was fourth on Evert and Lauren Edwards eased Ella Sandra G into fifth.

Abbe also headed the Martin Grant Homes welcome stakes 1.25m with the nine-year-old mare Casti Aneira from Leanne Brown’s Hors La Loi II/Ramiro Z 15-year-old mare Uvera. Charlie Jones took third on Hattrick Magic with fourth going to Lana Craker and Blaze IV. Darren Wise and Midnight Time claimed fifth with Charlie White sixth on Doctor Procter.

Trevor Breen proved the quickest in the Martin Grant Homes accumulator with Joker on the Dutch-bred eight-year-old Dulf. Simon Crippen took second on Judy Ross’ Pennsylvania/Pachat II 11-year-old mare Atlanta VIII.

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