Roger Lowe of Reading had six pigeons drop together to take first, third, sixth, eighth, ninth and eleventh open, first, third, fifth - eighth NE section. First on the clock and the outright winner, was a two year old on 1248ypm over 153 miles. Roger's first bird was Double Delight which has been racing well this season. It is bred from a son of My Little Diamond when paired to Beauty Harry of Jan Hooymans. The dam is a daughter of the Main Man, himself a son of My Little Diamond.
D J Pembroke of Reading timed a yearling on 1243ypm over 153 miles to take second open and second NE section. Don timed a hen containing Roger Lowe's bloodlines.
Mark and Clare Brown of Hungerford were fourth open and fourth NE section with a two year old on 1240ypm over a distance of 142 miles. Mark's blue hen was raced on the widowhood system and was bred by Shaun Stockley. The sire was a gift pigeon from John Angwin whilst the dam came from Andy Swift of Dragonfly Lofts.
Fifth open and first NW section was a three year old on 1231ypm over 176 miles for Martin Williams of Hereford. Martin timed a blue hen named Blue Gem after she won second ace pigeon in the National Flying Club last season. The breeding is Freddy Vandenheede crossed with his old family of pigeons. It was raced on the roundabout system.
Mark and Julie Gower of Fordingbridge were seventh open and first SW section with a two year old on 1212ypm over 106 miles. The partners timed a second pigeon, a yearling, on 1198ypm to also take second SW section. The section winner is a black splashed mealy cock flown on the roundabout system. It was part of a kit of youngsters purchased from P and D Racing and Breeding Stud.
Completing the top ten and in second NW section are L and A Minton from Droitwich with a four year old on 1202ypm over 192 miles. The Minton's timed the same pigeon that won ninth section with the NFC last season and won the Kinver Five bird club. It contains their old Champion Fearless 35 bloodlines.
Around the sections
D and J Staddon of Shepton Mallett were third SW section with a yearling on 1195ypm over a distance of 112 miles. The Staddon's chequer pied cock was raced on the chaos system. It is bred from their champion breeder The Real Miracle and the dam was a Formula One Frans Zwols pigeon.
N Wilson of Portsmouth timed a yearling on 1115ypm over 112 miles to take first SE section. Nick's pigeon is bred out of a son of Sagen that he purchased in the NFC auction last year and that was bred by his good friend Dave Waterhouse.
Nigel Rigiani of Allington was second SE section with a two year old on 1084ypm over a distance of 120 miles. The parent's of Nigel's winner were gifted to him by Sam Wilson of Amber Star fame.
That concludes the report on the provisional result of the Central Southern Classic Flying Club race from Guernsey.