THE ever-popular Bedale point-to-point was held at Hornby Castle last weekend.

Always a popular location for crowds, this year was no different, and with the summer weather starting to creep out the going was good to firm.

John Dawson continued his good season by recording a double, one of which was trained by himself.

In the restricted race Dawson’s Monsun Storm looked somewhat reluctant as he hit the front and needed all of his rider’s strength to drive towards the line. Second went to the fast-finishing Miss Carney under Emma Todd.

John’s second victory came from the very talented Path To Freedom in the Men’s Open. Young Hurricane looked to have the race in the bag, but as Path To Freedom has shown this season he came with a very strong run after the last and collared Young Hurricane on the line.

Jack Teal was quickly on the score sheet in the Conditions race aboard his own Shepherd’s Cave, who was turning out for the second weekend in a row.

The Ladies Open meanwhile saw two very talented performers with Becky Smith and Meldrum Lad just getting their nose in front of Buck Dancing and Jess Bedi.

The Open Maiden closed the card and it was a very cosy success from Sheriff Hutton runner-up Scarlett Peak. Ridden by Joe Wright, the pair easily moved to the lead two out and stayed on strongly after the last to win well for the Mason family. Clashganny ran another good race in second under Phil Armson, whilst Kimberley Boy who was sent off favourite under Phil Lawrence stayed on in to third.

The opening Hunt Members’ race was a walk over; the sole participant was vet Jamie Stewart who has been partnering his own Hoping He’s Kean.