BYERLEY BEAR has an excellent record at the Royal Cornwall Showground and notched up his fifth Ladies’ Open success of the season with another efficient display of sound jumping and front running in the AGA Ladies’ Open at Wadebridge. The nine-year-old stayed on strongly to beat King of Alcatraz with Wee Fly well held in third.
“He travels so well and picked up when I asked him,” reported Leanda Tickle, whose fine Cheltenham Foxhunter ride on Made in Time on the previous day had ended in a nasty fall at the second last. Byerley Bear’s owner Roger Knowles nominated the East Cornwall at Great Trethew as the next likely target in his quest for the National Leading Horse title.
Byerley Bear’s trainer Robert Chanin has another useful pointer in his yard in Welstonedruid, and this progressive six-year-old won for the fourth time this season with Ian Chanin in the saddle…
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