The 50th annual Enfield Chace with Cambridgeshire Point-To-Point fixture at Northaw, near Potters Bar, reached a fitting climax when Sa Kaldoun ran out the easy winner of the Skinner’s Ladies Open Race.

This allowed Josie Sheppard (nee Turner), the winning rider of the equivalent race aboard a horse called Konvoys back in 1968, to present the trophy to her nephews, Ben and Ed Turner, from Ampton Hall near Bury St Edmunds.

The Turner family are owner-trainers of Sa Kaldoun, who was registering his sixth victory for them in a career that stretches back to 2012, the last three in conjunction with Ed’s wife, jockey Rosie Turner.

Andrew Pennock, whose training base is barely a mile away from the Turners’ at Timworth, endured a frustrating afternoon, saddling no less than four placed horses. His most agonising defeat came in the Restricted Race as Royal Chieftain paid the price for a sloppy round of fencing when losing out by a head to Kicker King.

But everything eventually fell into place for Pennock and his retained jockey, the Welshman, Evan David, in the closing Open Maiden Race – the very last race of the 2016-2017 East Anglian season – when their recent recruit from Ireland, Jonjoela, got the better of Max O by a comfortable eight lengths.

Runner-up in an Irish Point-To-Point just five weeks earlier, Jonjoela thus became the 22nd winner of a fine campaign for Pennock and his wife Ruth – a new personal best tally for the Dalmer Lodge handler.

Another man to have enjoyed a fine season is Tim Gredley, from Stetchworth, near Newmarket. A one-time international showjumper, Gredley is a late starter to the steeplechasing game at the age of 31 but he has formed a fine partnership with the former Philip Hobbs-trained useful National Hunt performer, Silvergrove.

Now trained in Newmarket by James Owen, this new association took its record to a perfect four wins from four races with a four length defeat of his stablemate, Remarkable Man, in the Novice Riders Race.

Forget Bob, trained in Buckinghamshire by Stephen Allen, proved a length and a half too strong for Pennock’s Poyntzpass in the Club Members Race.

And the Kent raider, West Lake, got the better of a spirited duel with Dido in the Intermediate Race.





GOING: GOOD / GOOD TO FIRM in places ( Watered )

East Anglia Area Club Members Conditions

1st FORGET BOB ( Jody Sole )                 5/1

2nd Poyntzpass ( Evan David )                   7/4

3rd Burtredgipandgump ( Archie Wright)    4/5 Fav

Time: 6 mins 26 secs    Distances:  1½L, 2½L    5 ran



1st WEST LAKE ( Shane Roche )            4/1

2nd Dido( Dale Peters )                          4/1

3rdMahlers Spirit ( Evan David )             4/7 Fav

Time: 6-27    Dists: Neck, Distance           5 ran


PPORA Club Members ( Novice Riders )

1st SILVERGROVE (Tim Gredley)          4/7 Fav

2nd Remarkable Man( Danielle Giles )    4/1

3rdAbbey Lane   ( Seb Burnett- Wells )   3/1

Time:  6-24          Dists:  4L, Neck            5 ran


Ladies Open

1st SA KALDOUN ( Rosie Turner )         5/2

2nd Too Late To Sell ( Katy Lyons )          6/4 Fav

3rd  Weather Warning (Eleanor Callaghan) 6/1

Time: 6-21           Dists: 15L, 3L               6 ran



1st KICKER KING ( Phil York )               4/1

2nd Royal Chieftan( Evan David )           5/4 Fav

3rd Florella( Jack Andrews )                    2/1

Time: 6-25         Dists: Head, ¾L             8 ran


Open Maiden

1st JONJOELA ( Evan David)                 3/1

2nd Max O ( Dale Peters )                             2/1 Fav

3rd  Lucky To Be Alive( Phil York )            4/1

Time: 6-19     Dists:  8L, Distance            9 ran

Two fences omitted, injured horse.