Sadly Ace passed away in December 2010. I will do a tribute to her, and the other past dogs, a task long overdue. When Simon saw Ace at the farm in Wales when she was a youngster, he thought she was the best youngster from his lines that he had seen. Sandra trialled her in the opens, and I borrowed her for a while. I won an open trial in Lancashire with her with just one point off, and she came to the Hebridians in 2004, having a cracking run at Gairloch, we were third. She was a real favourite. Ace ran consistently at the Welsh National and in double gather finals.