LAST weekend’s Cleveland point-to-point had a bumper eight race card on ground officially described as good, good to soft in places.

The event saw two divisions of the Open Maiden and a treble on the day for rider Jack Andrews and trainer Cherry Coward.

It also saw Will Milburn and Chris Dawson get off the mark this season with a win a piece.

Rider Jack Andrews wasted no time in racking up a quick double when taking both divisions of the Open Maiden - both trained by Cherry Coward. Division one went to Royal Chant, who had shown some promise at the Sinnington earlier in the season but disappointed only last week at the Bedale. The second division of the Maiden was a bit more of a surprise; Aine’s Choice, who had pulled up in all three of her starts this season, ran out a convincing winner.

Jack went on later in the card to score with Wizadora in the Club Members race for nine-year-olds and up; the pair won this race last season and ran out another decisive victory.

The Men’s Open saw Chris Dawson have his first winner of the season aboard Sposalizio for owner John Armstrong, and the deserved winner of the Hunt Members’ race was the Gill Jones-trained Arny under rider Emma Todd.

The Confined race saw Jack Andrews denied a fourth win as favourite Six A Side and Will Milburn stayed on well after a last fence mistake to win by a length. The Restricted saw John Dawson’s Ancient Empire ride to another success this season and continue his chase for the national title, while the Ladies’ open saw another commanding victory from Knocklong and Lottie Crane.

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