Hutton Rud Saturday 19th March 2011
by Will Milburn
The Hurworth held their Point to Point on
Saturday, with conditions considered ideal there were plenty of
runners and with glorious weather there was a very large crowd of
spectators. Jockey in form on the day was Richard Smith who rode a
double by winning both divisions of the Open Maiden.
Division One was won by Paint Me Silver and Richard Smith, never
travelling Richard was at work from the start and looked to be
struggling with a circuit to go, however his perseverance paid off
as he drove his mount up to win narrowly. Threadneedlegun looked to
have the race jumping the last, but weakened close home and made a
one-two for trainer Russel Ross, whilst third place went to the
heavily backed debutant Classinaglass and Tom Greenall.
Division Two went the way of Chapel House who was recording a long
awaited victory after a string of frustrating placed efforts.
Always handy Richard Smith drove his mount out on the run in,
however didn't want to get there too early as his mount pricked his
ears once in the lead, although had enough ability to win. Silk And
Roses who was also always up with the pace stayed on well in
second, whilst Bishops Ploy was third.
The Confined was won by Impact Zone who seems to be improving with
every run this season. Settled in behind the leaders Joanna Mason
made good headway to tackle long time leader Mr Gossip between the
final two and stayed on powerfully after the last to win with a bit
in hand, Mr Gossip weakened up the run in for second, whilst
Benwell bounced back to something like his best with an encouraging
There was a bit of an upset in the Restricted
as Kate Leckenby piloted 20-1 shot Farriers flight to win and
record her second career success. The pair disputed the lead for
most of the way, Triggers Sun went on after two out, but Farriers
Flight fought back up the run in to win well. Triggers Sun was back
in second for John Dawson and should soon follow up, while
Transporter looked a bit one paced back in third.
The Hunt Mmebers race went to the Tutty family and Brize Norton.
Settled in mid field Pip Tutty always looked confident aboard her
mount and looked as though she had plenty to do to catch leader
Murphys Beau, however a well timed ride saw her catch Murphys Beau
near the line to win a shade comfortably. Baron Romeo is a
consistent sort at this level and finished third.
The Ladies Open was won by Tina Jackson and her own Rimsky. This
useful stayer who was previously trained by Nigel Twiston Davies
was lit up by the return of blinkers and after making the majority
of the running, stayed on powerfully to fend off Sea Scout who was
staying on very well at the end, but could not quite reach the
winner. Canada Street who was also prominent through out stayed on
well to take third and it shouldn't be long before he follows
The Mens Open went to the talented My Old Piano and Tom Greenall.
Settled in mid field the pair made steady headway through out,
however long time leader Oakland's Bobbie tried to steal the race
two out as Chris Dawson kicked for home, Oakland's Bobbie led over
the last but as they met the bottom of the hill the winners class
began to show as he pulled clear. Willywonthe is coming back to his
best as he stuck on well for third.
Members Brize Norton Miss P Tutty Even
Restricted Farriers Flight Miss K Leckenby
Ladies Open Rimsky Miss T Jackson 9-1
Mens Open My Old Piano Tom Greenall
Confined Impact Zone Miss J Mason 5-2
Open Maiden Div1 Paintmesilver Richard Smith
Open Maiden Div2 Chapel House Richard Smith