IT WAS a generally wet and overcast day at Larkhill when the conditions at the Royal Artillery Hunt point-to-point were testing for horses and riders.

Some horses relished the going, most noticeably Thereyarsee who was a convincing winner of the Conditions Race and another course winner Brackloon High who won the Men's Open race.

Other highlights were a first training success for Bea Coward and a welcome winner for long-standing trainer Mike Daniell.

The meeting began with a surprise first in the Hunt race when Delineate ran out a comfortable winner under Zak Baker for owner/trainer Godfrey Maundrell.

Previously a maiden after 16 point to point starts she stayed on much better than her more fancied rivals Adrenalin Flight and Sidbury Hill and had 10 lengths in hand at the line.

Arcal Fifty provided Coward with her first ever winner as a trainer on only his second appearance for her in the First Division of the Maiden race.

As his first race was the void race at the previous meeting when he was disputing the lead the result was not unexpected and was given an excellent ride by Tommie O’Brien to win by seven lengths.

Benjamin Leader was a welcome winner for Daniell in the Second Division of the Maiden race.

After Ain’t No Limits had unseated Sam Lee at the third last when still in front the race developed into a match between Benjamin Leader, ridden by James Martin, and Goldencard, with Will Biddick on board, with the former winning by four lengths.

The winner who is a half- brother to the ill-fated Kingscourt Native who was trained by Colin Tizzard is a home bred like many of Daniell’s runners.

The Ladies' race on paper looked like a guaranteed victory for Monsieur Gibraltar as his form was considerably better than his four rivals.

However, Storm Lantern made it a proper test and the favourite only wore his rival down in the final strides to win by a head and give his young rider Harriet Tucker her third winner of the season.

The Conditions Race provided the biggest field (17 ran) and the easiest winner of the day in the form of Thereyarsee, ridden by Lorcan Williams.

Taking up the running at the 15th fence he drew further clear from his rivals and after a spectacular leap at the second last he powered on to the line to finish 25 lengths clear of his nearest pursuer Call Me Ben.

Giving Sally Alner her first training success of the season on the horse that she rides at home owner Bill Dupont was thrilled with his gelding who was recording his fourth course victory at Larkhill.

Brackloon High recorded another win at Larkhill in the Men's Open race under usual pilot Andrew Barlow.

A very competitive Intermediate concluded the meeting with Sarazen Bridge, ridden by Nick Phillips, impressively winning by 15 lengths.