Point -to-Point racing returned to the South East area on Sunday with the South East Hunts Club meeting at Charing. The opening race of the day, the 2-mile 4-furlong maiden race for four, five and six year olds was a three horse affair and it was the odds on favourite Rair Owl Timz with Izzie Marshall in the saddle who came home thirteen lengths clear of How To Get Away with Horsing Around completing in third. This was the first part of a double for Izzie Marshall who returned to the winner’s enclosure in the ladies open when steering Laurium to victory a distance clear of Woodfleet and Quick Oats. Both of Marshall’s winners were trained by Alan Hill, Rair Owl Timz for Izzie’s father and The Glebe House Racing Club and Laurium for Alan himself.

The Andrews siblings Gina and Jack both also made it into the winner’s enclosure. Gina rode even money favourite Latenightpass trained by her husband Tom Ellis, in the six runner Restricted race to triumph with Jack finishing six lengths further back in second on Nigel Padfield’s Platinum Ben. Jack however found success in the Conditions race once again run over the shorter distance of 2 miles 4 furlongs. Attracting ten runners the pace was fairly rapid from early on but a patient ride by Jack Andrews saw him gain the lead approaching the penultimate fence on Indian Chance for Ashford based trainer David Phelan. Cynthia Woods trained Lickety Split gave chase and turning towards the final fence the pair had the race between them, but it was Indian Chance who the bookies had made the 1/2 favourite who found a further burst of speed on the run to the winning post to prevail by 1½ lengths.

The men’s open also saw the favourite return to the winner’s enclosure victorious. Having already run twice earlier this season at the previous meetings at Cottenham finishing third and second respectively Mr Mix had finished second in his latest start in a Hunter Chase at Warwick for owner, trainer, jockey Stuart Robinson. Mr Mix led from the fall of the starter’s flag and never saw another rival even though David Phelan trained Generous Ransom gave a valiant effort under Jack Andrews over the final three fences to reel him but had to settle for second with 13 year old Glint Of Steel showing he still enjoys racing in third a distance further behind the first pair.

The concluding maiden race over the usual 3 miles saw four runners declared. Ballintara ridden by Oz Wedmore eventually came home four lengths ahead of the long time leader Winola with Bishopstone Girl under Gina Andrews in third a further five lengths back.