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LAMMA 2021

LAMMA 2021

Working dogs: Jean and Tammi win last trial of the season

The first trial held by Floyd Farthing at Pontadawe was a great success.

Chris Toner, Scotland, and two-year-old Tammi.
Chris Toner, Scotland, and two-year-old Tammi.

Wales: Claire Ridge

The first trial held by Floyd Farthing at Pontadawe was a great success.

 

The course sloped upwards, the testing outrun of 350 yards was through two hedge lines and could be gathered either way.

 

The lambs, run in packs of three did not flow easily – the dog needed to take good control at the lift and take them around the course. They worked well underhand.

In the morning Linn Kristen, from Norway, with Jean, lost four points on the outrun but went onto to have an excellent run, losing only two points on the fetch and with good lines losing just one point on the drives. With a clean finish, they were clear winners of the morning session.

 

In the afternoon Chris Toner from Scotland with two-year-old Tammi took very good control of the sheep on the lift. Tammi worked the lambs around the course with great pace and a good flow, with straight lines and neat turns, making stubborn lambs look easy.

 

With a clean finish, the duo won the afternoon session.

 

Results

NANT-Y-MOEL SDT Open National, Session One (Aurwen Price) 1, L. Kristin Flaten (Norway) Nesbakkens Billie Jean, 7; 2, D. Howells (Port Talbot) Rock, 17; 3, C. Millichap (Tonyrefail) Mai, 18 OLF; 4, N. Watkins (Llanddeusant) Tanhill Alex, 18; 5, C. Toner (Scotland) Tammi, 19; 6, K. Evans (Libanus) Kemi Ross, 22. Open National, Session Two (Calvin Jones) 1, C. Toner, Tammi, 7; 2, N. Watkins, Jazz, 9; 3, K. Evans, Knockmaa Bec, 10; 4, R. Games (Talgarth) Roy, 11; 5, A. Price (Llandrindod Wells) Mirk, 12; 6, D. Howells, Sky, 13.

Double win at Knockgerran for Craig and Rose

Scotland: Sine Robertson

Ian Fergie’s Craig and Jamie Shennan’s Rose shared the honours at Knockgerran, taking respective first places at two trials there in one day.

 

The course for both trials was set on a rolling, rising field. The mules needed to be held, but not pushed and were inclined to bolt down the fetch, but they were good to drive, although they were tricky to pen.

 

Ian Fergie’s Craig ran out and lifted cleanly and although the sheep slipped the fetch gates, they kept good lines there and on the drive, but one ewe slipped by the cross drive gates. A clean pen and shed set the seal on the winning run.

In the second trial, Jamie Shennan’s Rose worked cleanly outbye. She had minor wavers on the first leg of the drive and although the ewes went low on the cross drive and made a break at the pen, with solid, good work in the bank, Rose finished well ahead and earned first place.

 

The texel cross ewes at Uppercleugh could be flighty on a gently rising course with no fetch gates, but the young dogs coped well.

 

Dean Aitken’s Tweeddale Vicky ran out cleanly and lifted smoothly. There were small line deviations on the fetch, but Vicky worked very well on the course. Stubborn ewes caused a little difficulty at the pen, but the run finished on a clean shed and first place.

 

Murray Common’s Cowlow Rosie ran out and lifted cleanly and fetched the sheep on a good line. She had a very good drive and although she was a little off line on the cross drive, she got her gates.

 

The pen was clean and a great shed completed the leading novice run.

 

Results

SPRINGHILL (Judge K. Lyon, Denholm) Nursery (16 ran) – 1, J. Robinson (Coldingham) Quin, 93; 2, C. Dickson (Coldingham) Stuart, 91; 3, WS. Elliot (Yetholm) Branshaws Cap, 81; 4, M. McTeir (Stow) Dan, 76; 5, M Arres (Ashkirk) Rob, 66; 6, M Arres (Ashkirk) Jock, 62; Novice – 1, G. Pate (Humbie) Misty, 60;

 

BARGENOCH (Judge N. Gillon, Dailly) Open (50 ran) 1, C.M. Magnusson (Mid Derry) Kemi Sally, 91; 2, L. Hinnekens (Auchterarder) Meg, 86; 3, N. McVicar (Benmore) Mist, 85; 4, L. Magnusson (Mid Derry) Liz, 84 Outbye; 5, K. Cropper (Shap) Bute, 84; 6, E. Gray (Great Elsdon) Tweeddale Jamie,76; £330 raised for 2019 Scottish National fund

 

UPPERCLEUGH, Lockerbie (Judge P. Turnbull, Debdon) nursery (13 ran) – 1, D. Aitken (Lockerbie) Tweeddale Vicky, 82; 2, J.A. Common (Lockerbie) Braan, 81; 3, D. Robertson (Langholm) Derwen Roy, 72; 4, D. Aitken (Lockerbie) Midge, 67 Outbye; 5, J Thomson (Penpont) Nell, 67; 6, J Thomson (Penpont) Tom, 61; Novice – 1, J.M. Common (Lockerbie) Cowlow Rosie, 90; 2, J Thomson (Penpont) Drift, 88; 3, J.M. Common (Lockerbie) Queen, 87;

 

KNOCKGERRAN, Barr I (Judge I. Lockhart, Dalrymple) Nursery (14 ran) – 1, I. Fergie (Straiton) Craig, 90; 2, K. Donald (Dalrymple) Kemi Sia, 87; 3, J. Shennan (Barr) Floss, 84; 4, J. Shennan (Barr) Rose, 77; 5, J.R. Welsh (Dalrymple) Sonny, 76; 6, C. Derwent (Dumfries House) Dot, 71;

 

KNOCKGERRAN, Barr II (Judge S. Rae, Dalmellington) Nursery (14 ran) – 1, J. Shennan (Barr) Rose, 93; 2, W. Welsh (Dalcairney) Doug, 88; 3, N. Gillon (Dailly) Burndale Lass, 81; 4, J.R. Welsh (Dalrymple) Sonny, 79; 5, I. Fergie (Straiton) Craig,75; 6, C. Derwent (Dumfries House) Dot, 72 Outbye;

 

AIRTNOCH (Judge, J. Henderson, Fairlie) Nursery (23 ran) – 1, C. Cropper (Drimsynie) Derwen Gus, 79; 2, D. Kinloch (Kilsyth) Zac, 77; 3, S.L. Davidson (Sandbank) Maid, 75 Outbye; 4, C. Toner (Drimsynie) Maid,75; 5, S.L. Davidson (Sandbank) Kyle, 72; 6, C. Toner (Drimsynie) Derwen Nell, 69;

 

BORELAND OF LOCKERBIE (Judge B. Welsh, Moniaive) nursery (13 ran) 1, J. Mitchell (New Luce) Paige, 87; 2, C. Caygill (Whinnyliggate) Seth, 85; 3, J. Paterson (Kirkcowan) Jim, 83; 4, D. Mitchell (New Luce) Pip,78; 5, J. McGowan (Portpatrick) Tony, 76; 6, C. Armstrong (Archbank) Misty,75.

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