Burton retains early season lead

  • Richard Burton is in a strong position to repeat last year’s victory in the men’s point-to-point championship as he heads the men’s leader board with 19 winners to his credit. A spectacular 20-length triumph on board Which Way Now in the restricted division II race at Tanatside at the weekend gave him a comfortable cushion of eight winners. Neil Harris and Jamie Snowden currently share second place with 11 wins apiece.

    Last year’s ladies champion Polly Gundry is currently in third place in the ladies’ leader board with seven wins, behind Rachel Green on 11 and Pauline Robson with nine. Pauline enjoyed a particularly successful weekend taking four wins from four rides, while Rachel extended her lead with a win in the confined race at the New Forest.

    Current joint leader in the H&H leading horse standings, Web Master, was among Pauine Robson’s successful rides at Tynedale. A spectacular leap at the fourth last in the ladies’ open ensure the victory for the pair and brought Web Master on level terms with Sandy Duff with four wins each this season.


    Men: 19 Richard Burton, 11 Neil Harris, Jamie Snowden, 9 Dom Alers-Hankey, David Kemp, 8 James Tudor, Nick Williams, 7 Godfrey Maundrell, Rupert Stearn. Women: 11 Rachael Green, 9 Pauline Robson, 7 Polly Gundry, 6 Rose Davidson, Charlotte Tizzard. Horses: 4 Sandy Duff, Web Master; 15 on three wins.

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