More success for local racing trainer

Chris Honour with Coombe Hill (retired)

Chris Honour with Coombe Hill (retired) - Credit: Chris Honour

New South Devon trainer Chris Honour continued an impressive start to his career when Grumpy Charley completed a hat-trick of victories in the £6,000 Pertemps Industrial Handicap Hurdle at Chepstow today (Thurs). 

It was the fourth win in 2021 for Honour, who took out a licence in October and has only ten horses in training at his yard near Ashburton. 

The result books six-year-old Grumpy Charley a trip to next month's Cheltenham Festival as well as the BHA Challenger Series Final at Haydock Park in April. 

The grey gelding, starting at odds of 5/4, carried top weight at Chepstow under regular jockey Bryan Carver, and gave odds-on Eamon An Cnoic, trained by Somerset's David Pipe, a stone. 

Grumpy Charley caught the favourite just before the last hurdle and pulled clear on the run-in to win by two-and-a-quarter lengths. 

The pair were 18 lengths clear of their remaining rivals. 

Read more about Honour in the Torbay Weekly (Feb 25) or online at 

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