POINT-TO-POINT: Ledge grabs glory for Mansells

Agent James (left) survives this stumble under Richard Spencer to win the confined race from Classic Destiny and Commanche Conflict

Agent James (left) survives this stumble under Richard Spencer to win the confined race from Classic Destiny and Commanche Conflict

First published in Sport

My Lil Ledge provided trainer Julie Mansell and her jockey husband, David, with a family victory in the Southern Grand National mixed open at the Kimblewick Hunt meeting at Kingston Blount, near Chinnor.

The nine-year-old mare galloped home to land Saturday’s marathon four-mile contest after Alpha Native fell four fences from home, and Ide No Idea exited at the next.

That left My Lil Ledge to take the honours ahead of Quatuor Collonges and Laughing Game.

Sam Davies-Thomas recorded a double on Ashbury, trained by Zoe Hammond, in the open maiden for four to seven-year-olds and Pampelonne for Sylvia Edmunds in the restricted.

Irish import Tempelpirate justified 8-13 favouritism under Katy Lyons in the Point-to-Point Owners & Riders’ Association Club Members race for veteran and novice riders for owner-trainer Tim Underwood, who is based at Beedon, near Newbury.

See You Jack at 1-2 was another odds-on shot to oblige in the PPORA Club Members Conditions race, with Bridget Andrews on board Sandra Fryer’s charge.

Agent James, trained by Thomas Gallagher and ridden by Richard Spencer, got proceedings under way by taking the confined.

Mine Sweeper, who was second at the last Kingston Blount meeting, went one better for delighted owner-trainer-rider Sally Hill in the three-mile open maiden.

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