WEST Ilsley trainer Mick Channon saluted Volunteer Point after she struck it rich by landing the 32Red All-Weather Fillies’ And Mares’ Championships Stakes at Lingfield.

The four-year-old squeezed through on the rail in the seven-furlong contest under Graham Gibbons before shooting clear to claim the £93,375 first prize by two and a quarter lengths from Bint Dandy.

Channon, in the Box 41 syndicate which owns the 4-1 shot, said: “She’s an absolute star from a trainer’s perspective and a money-spinner from an owner’s point of view.”

Channon went on to complete a 31-1 across-the-card double on Good Friday when King Crimson landed a five-furlong handicap at Wolverhampton ridden by Charlie Bishop.

And the West Ilsley handler was back in the winner’s enclosure at Dunstall Park on Sunday after Muthraab Aldaar broke his duck in an extended nine-furlong maiden stakes under Silvestre De Sousa.

The champion jockey had also been in the saddle when October Storm got off the mark for Channon earlier in the week by taking a mile and a half maiden at Kempton.

Eve Johnson Houghton sent out Ice Age from her Blewbury stables, near Didcot, to spring a 25-1 shock in a seven-furlong maiden stakes at the Sunbury track on Saturday, with Robert Winston on board.

Blewbury neighbour Noel Williams was also among the winners when Authorized Too made all the running under Wayne Hutchinson for a deserved first success in a two-mile maiden hurdle at Plumpton.

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon provided champion jumps jockey-elect Richard Johnson with another winner when Quieto Sol opened his account in a handicap hurdle at Exeter.

It was Longsdon’s second winner in as many days after Scorpion Princess got off the mark in a Southwell bumper under Graham Watters.

Alex Hales, who trains at Edgcote, near Banbury also struck at the Nottinghamshire track when Midnight Chorister triumphed, with Kielan Woods on board.