JULIE Hillman posted her first winner with victory aboard Moscow Court in an incident-packed contest at the Warwickshire Hunt meeting at Ashorne, near Warwick, writes RUSSELL SMITH.

Hillman, who hails from Witney, piloted the 13-year-old home by a length from Blue Business in the Point-to-Point Owners and Riders Association Club Members race for veteran and novice riders.

But her success on the gelding, trained by Celia Plunkett at Wigginton, near Chipping Norton, came after a dramatic contest in which her mount and Blue Business were brought to a standstill at the fourth fence after Duchamp refused, causing Blue Sovereign to unseat his rider.

That left Belavard well clear, but after he was carried out by a loose horse at the seventh fence, Moscow Court and Blue Business battled it out with Hillman’s mount triumphing.

“It’s brilliant,” said Hillman, who is the manager at Plunkett’s yard. “I have waited a long time. I am 39, but I started late. I had my first ride at this meeting last year when I was second on him.”

Owner-trainer Robert Waley-Cohen, from Edgehill, near Banbury, and his jockey son, Sam, paraded Chelten-ham Gold Cup winner Long Run, before notching a double with Rumbavu and Ashtown Boy.

RESULTS Open maiden: 1 FROSTED GOLD (Philip Nichols) 16-1, 2 Mister Cee Jay 6-4, 3 Safeguard 4-5 fav. Trainer: Polly Nichols. Dist: 3l, 12l. 6 ran.

Confined: 1 DERMATOLOGISTE (J Bailey) 4-5 fav, 2 Mnason 11-8, 3 Ungaro 12-1. Trainer: J Richardson. Dist: 21/2l, 6l. 4 ran.

Members: 1 RUMBAVU (S Waley-Cohen) 2-5 fav, 2 Medic 3-1, 3 Camisky 8-1. Trainer: R Waley-Cohen. Dist: 13/4l, 10l. 3 ran.

Mixed open: 1 CELESTIAL DRAGON (R King) 11-8 fav, 2 Just Standeese 8-1, 3 The Camerengo 5-2. Trainer: J Richardson. Dist: 4l, 6l. 5 ran.

Restricted: 1 ASHTOWN BOY (S Waley-Cohen) 4-1, 2 Maglinn River 20-1, 3 Minella Mos 16-1. Trainer: R Waley-Cohen. Dist: 8l, 1/2l. 10 ran.

PPORA Club Members (veteran & novice riders): 1 MOSCOW COURT (J Hillman) 6-4 fav, 2 Blue Business 9-4. Only two finished. Trainer: C Plunkett. Dist: 1l. 5 ran.