Mr and Mrs Beasley and L Oglesby from Reading timed two yearlings on 1170ypm and 1154ypm, to take first and second open, first and second NE section over a distance of 152 miles. The partners timed two further pigeons to also take third and fourth NE section. First and second open were both hens and both raced on the roundabout system. The winner is a daughter of a Herman Ceusters cock called Lewis, which won from Messac in 2019 for Vincent McConnell. The dam was bred by Roger Lowe and is a daughter of Diamond Geezer, nest brother to My Little Diamond. Second open is also well bred, with the sire being a son of Mark Gilbert's Southfield Champ, first open Saintes, when paired to a daughter of first international Narbonne. The dam is once again bred by Roger Lowe and is a daughter of Diamond Supreme, son of My Little Diamond and Southfield Supreme.
S Travers of Poole was third and fourth open, first and second SE second with two, two year olds on 1149ypm and 1131.4ypm over 89 miles. Steve's first on the clock was a gift bird from Rob Muspratt of Poole and contains Vandenabeele bloodlines. It was sent to Guernsey sitting dummy eggs for fifteen days. Second to time was one of Steve's Heinz 57 family of pigeons.
M Drackett of Portsmouth timed a yearling hen on 1131.2ypm over 114 miles to take fifth open and first SE section. Mark's winner contains Van Der Bulck bloodlines and was a widowhood hen.
Dave Fare of Bristol was sixth open and first SW section with a yearling on 1128ypm over 138 miles. The section winner is a Gaby Vandenabeele, the sire of which is a son of Jumping Jack Flash, originally M and D Evans, but purchased from a Manchester famcier. The dam is a hen known as Psycho Sue and bought at Blackpool from Mellonby, Knowles and Simpkin. Psycho Sue contains Vandenabeele bloodlines including those of M and D Evans Jester, Carrie, Shadow and Devon.
Berry and Matthews of New Milton timed a yearling on 1126ypm over 96 miles to take seventh open and second SE section. Rod's hen was a full sister to the partners' 2022 Southern Region award winner, Pitbull x Van Den Bulck.
John Halstead of Gillingham was eighth open and third SW section with a four year old on 1111ypm over a distance of 103 miles. John's dark chequer, Hardy Kruger hen was sent feeding a seven day old squeaker. It is a daughter of Nyland Linford, the top prize winning cock for John.
Ninth open and third SE section was a five year old on 1101ypm over 110 miles for Bartlett, Jones and Wells of Southampton. This blue hen was provisionally second section A in last weekend's Guernsey race with the BBC.
Completing the top ten and in fourth SW section is L Hopkins of Blandford who timed a two year old hen on 1100ypm over a distance of 95 miles. This hen contains Staf Van Reet bloodlines and was sent sitting four eggs as her cock bird refused to leave a pair of dummy eggs from their previous round.
Around the sections
Abigail Rakes of Paulton timed a yearling on 1071ypm over 124 miles to take second NW section. This natural hen was bred for Abi by Darren May and contains his famous Spiderman bloodlines. It has flown the channel four times this season and this time, was sent on eggs due to hatch.
The NE section runners-up were G and M Seagroatt from Swindon with a yearling on 1065ypm over 153 miles. The sire of the Seagroatt's pigeon was a 2019 cock with prizes in club and federation. The dam was a 2017 hen, bred down from Geerinckx stock from Foxwood Lofts.
That concludes the report on the provisional result of the Central Southern Classic Flying Club any age race from Guernsey.