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.