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  • Rob Dyer

Knife Edge Night Ahead In Three Team Tournament


It’s a change of race night this week for the Wightlink Warriors as they switch to TUESDAY (24 August) for the climax of the three team tournament against Cradley Heathens and Oxford Cheetahs.


With two legs completed the Warriors hold a seven point lead over Oxford and a fourteen point advantage over Cradley. Warriors had the best of leg 1 but Oxford battled back strongly in leg 2 and the home side will need to be on their mettle as the Cheetahs retain their successful quartet again this week and include recent Handicap winner Charley Powell. Many are predicting that the overall outcome might even depend on the very final race so a tense and exciting night is very much on the cards.


Wightlink Warriors co-owner Barry Bishop, still buzzing after last week’s very enjoyable Handicap meeting said, “Here we go again! It’s a quick turnaround this time to get ready for Tuesday’s meeting that has all the hallmarks of a classic duel between the top two. The Cheetahs have put behind them the troubles they encountered in leg 1and the Warriors will also return to full strength as they try to defend the Cliff Peasley Trophy. Cradley provided a stronger challenge in leg 2 with the introduction of Chris Widman (pictured leading Warrior Danno Verge) and now with a few meetings under his saddle he joins Scott Campos and Luke Harris as riders perfectly capable of bettering previous scores whilst also spoiling the party for the other two sides.