We were very pleased to win 1st UK , 7th International yesterday in the Hotspot 2 race in the Algarve Golden Race from Montforte 207 km against 4,507 birds. This turned out to be a good working race with the winners speed in the 1200 meters per minute.
Our first bird was ‘Shine On’ a daughter of ‘Son Friendship’ bred by Rik Hermans from his super hen ‘Friendship’ and the mother is a daughter of our great pair Bandit and Moonglow.
‘Son Friendship’ really is building a very special breeding record at all levels of competition. This year alone he has had Three First Fed winning grandchildren reported for three different fanciers. Another grand daughter won 1st MNFC Vire from 4,4440 birds for Dean Cartmell and another grandson won 5th in the CSCFC Guernsey Classic last weekend for Joe Thompson.
We were also lucky to have a second early bird for 6th UK, 40th International with ‘Eclipse’ another grandchild of Mike Ganus’s amazing hen Mona Lisa.
Lets hope the form continues to the final in a few weeks.