LAST weekend’s Yorkshire point-to-point meeting was staged at Askham Bryan College near York. The meeting was blessed with good weather and impeccable ground condition.

The meeting once more saw local rider Will Easterby rattle off a sequence of winners, this time recording a double with Black River and Absainte, both of whom were running for the second time within a week.

One of these was the Intermediate, which went the way of the Robin Tate-trained Absainte under Will Easterby. It wasn’t their first pairing or first win - they took the Restricted race at Brocklesby Park the weekend previously in similarly decisive fashion.

Easterby’s other winner was in the opening race, the Confined hunts race aboard his own Black River, who was turning out again after winning his Members’ race at a point-to-point meeting on the Sunday previously.

Another jockey who was getting himself back on the score sheet after a spell out of the saddle was Jack Jordan, who partnered the Jack Teal-trained Shepherd’s Cave to victory in the three-mile Open Maiden race.

Emma Todd was also getting back to winning ways aboard the Lady Susan Watson-trained Robins Legend, who also gave Todd her 50th career success.

The Mixed Open attracted only four runners and the winner would come in the form of Dark Mahler who was sent off the outsider of four.

The Restricted was also a low-key event with only Not Far Wrong and Fiasco taking their chances. The win would go to the Andrew Nicholls-trained and Will Milburn-ridden Not Far Wrong, who never came out of a hack canter and sauntered clear to win eased down.