Fun in the sun at point-to-point

Action from the Catsfield Point-to-Point on Sunday
Action from the Catsfield Point-to-Point on Sunday

The sun shone on the annual Catsfield Point-to-Point on Sunday.

Another sizeable crowd lapped up the glorious spring sunshine at Buckholt Farm during the four pony races and subsequent six normal races staged by the East Sussex and Romney Marsh Hunt.

The final race of the day - the Grants Cherry Brandy Open Maiden Race - attracted the largest field as eight runners lined up with the winner being joint favourite Live Forever.

Results - Hunt Members, 12st (5 runners): 1 Tirol Livit (Ire), O. Wedmore, 10-1; 2 Delgany Gale (Ire), Miss H. Grissell, 3-1; 3 Soldershire, Q. Wedmore, 10-1; 2l, 10l; 6m22s.

SEHC Club Members (Vet & Nov Riders), 12st (5 runners): 1 Flowersoftherarest (Ire), F. Mitchell, 2-5F; 2 Reflex Blue, P. Smith, 10-1; 3 Ouragan Lagrange (Fr), B. Bentley, 10-1; 20l, 10l; 6m22s.

Mixed Open, 12st (4 runners): 1 Master T (USA), P. Bull, 1-2F; 2 Aughlea Bridge (Ire), T. Cannon, 5-2; 3 Captain Crackers (Ire), Miss H. Grissell, 7-2; 8l, 15l, 6m27s.

SEHC Club Members Conditions, 12st (6 runners): 1 Vote For Doodle (Ire), T. Cannon, EvensF; 2 Ilikehimmac (Ire), P. Blagg, 3-1; 3 Mr Tee Pee (Ire), M. Braxton, 11-4; Hd, 15l; 6m14s.

Restricted, 12st (5 runners): 1 Oscarsfriend (Ire), J. Sole, 6-4; 2 Timmies Gone (Ire), W. Hickman, 13-2; 3 Arvakur (Ire), S. Spice, 10-1; 1.5l, 6l; 6m29s.

Open Maiden, 12st (8 runners): 1 Inspired Forever (Ire), J. Sole, 9-2; 2 Mr Maybe (Ire), W. Hickman, 3-1; 3 Saddlers Blaze (Ire), Miss C. Douglas, 6-1; 6l, neck; 6m23s.

More pictures will appear in Friday’s Observers.