THE second of two point-to-point meetings at Askham Bryan near York was held last weekend.

The Badsworth and Bramham point-to-point saw a double win from rider Joe Wright, while rookie trainer Will Milburn recorded both his first training success and also went on to record a double on the day.

The Open Maiden was where Will recorded his first success as a trainer when he also steered the 10-year-old Super Lunar - previously trained by Harry Hogarth near Stillington - to victory.

The PPORA Novice Riders race ended the day and completed Milburn’s double with Six A Side - however this time he would be partnered by Marcus Haigh. The pair made good progress and led between the final two but had to work hard and fend off Sealous Scout and Joe Williamson with Alta Rock back in third.

One that is going from strength to strength this season is Absainte, who won the opening Conditions race for horses who have not won under rules, partnered by Will Easterby for trainer Robin Tate and the Armstrong Partnership. Mickey Miller stayed on in second under Joe Williamson.

Joe Wright was again on the score sheet and has gone into a close second behind Will Easterby in the Yorkshire Championship. His first win came aboard the Cherry Coward-trained Eden Collonges - and he then went on to score in the Mens Open as well, aboard previous course winner Dark Mahler.

The Ladies’ Open, sponsored by Skinner’s, saw the most impressive winner of the day when Meldrum Lad bolted up under Becky Smith. Always travelling strongly, the pair cruised to the lead down the back straight and it was never in doubt. Ballinahow Bill came in second for Lottie Crane, while Nosecondchance ran an excellent race in third.

This weekend’s Middleton event will be covered in next week’s Gazette.