SHANE Eggerton driving his own horse Ayr Major clinched the Novice final in the traditional Knighton meeting of the trotting racing calendar.

With a good crowd, attracted by a bigger card, there were many new horses ready for the season ahead.

The Novice section had two heats, with Ayr Major benefitting from his preparation run the previous week to take top honours driven by Andrew Hardwick.

In the second heat Meadowland Olympic lived up to his name to win.

The Novice final Ayr Major driven by owner and trainer Eggerton ran a class race to take the win from long time leader Lady Lisleen while Evenwood Thumps Up was third.

In the nursery race the experience of Llwyns Mercy (Huntington) driven by Jonny James told off as they were first over the line.

The grade B was a straight race again this week and recently promoted Second Affair again showed aspirations of climbing to the top of the racing ladder winning in fine style from Enter the Dragon (Harrison, Onibury) on their his first run in open company.

In the Baby Novice race C U Maggie driven by Mel Langford came home in front from long time leader Morning Breeze.

The finale of the day was the final of the Grade A which proved to be one of the best races of the day with Zestthewayilikeit surging over the line in front while Ayr Hero (Bevan, Llanddewi) with a late run was second.

Next week’s racing is on Bank Holiday Monday, May 28, with the well established Synod Inn meeting starting at 1.30pm.