Stoneriggs Mystery confirmed its status as the finest horse in Britain after retaining the Billy Williams, drawing seven on the gate it was led around the track by the in form Fool Around who drawn one flew around the first quarter is 28 seconds and 57.8 seconds for the half, Rocker kept Mystery in the pack until the final quarter and made his move around the final bend. The large crowd roared its approval as its fantastic turn of speed took it 3 lenghts clear finishing in 1.58.6 from the gallant Rhys Evans on Fool Around in second and the fast finishing Gordon Gilvear on Astounding in third. A fabulous race to finish the season at Tir Prince.
In the battle of the three year olds the closest finish of the night saw the filly Baby Rosa just pip Cloudburst on the line by a nose, both sharing the same time, just ½ length clear of Camden Daniel in third and Long Slow Kisses in fourth.
The George Dixon trot was won by Rocker on Sheila B Devotion and Rocker’s hat trick was achieved with a fabulous win by Springhill Alibi in 1.59.9. Mick Lord won the Len Bach free for all on Rhyds Desire and Rhyds topaz won the David Morton flying fillies race. The maiden/novice race was won by Frisco Ally, Johnny Thompson won the Division One preferred open handicap by 2 ½ lengths and Jonathan Dunne gave a great drive on Best of the Fleet who had the biggest win of the night having drawn 12 in the Division Two open preferred handicap.
commented “The night’s racing was a fitting tribute to Billy Williams’s memory, a good crowd from all around the UK came to see as good a nights racing as is possible in the UK. We look forward to meeting up with all our old friends next year.”