By Will Milburn

STEELY ADDITION belied his low rating to strike in fine style at last Sunday's Sinnington point-to-point meeting.

There was a strong crowd to witness the racing at Duncombe Park, which hosted an eight-race card with some very competitive fields.

In the Conditions race, Steely Addition - whose highest-ever mark in the ratings system from 170 up to 0 has been 150 - was having his first run for Chris Dawson since 2016.

Dawson then sold the son of Craigsteel to Phil Hobbs, with whom he had a successful career, but his form has tailed off over the last couple of seasons and his connections returned him to Nunstainton Stud in a hope Dawson could rekindle his form.

The late jockey booking of Christy Furness proved a successful partnership as the pair slipped up the inside round the final two bends and scored impressively.

Dawson is hoping his charge can transfer his form to Open company, with Hunter Chases the aim later in the season.

He admitted: "I didn't know what to expect. He was the class horse in the race, but he hasn't won for three years."

The opening Hunt Members race went to Brian Ellison's Point The Way, while the odds-on Sine Nomine enjoyed victory in the Restricted.

The Cherry Coward-trained Purse Price galloped on strongly under Rosie Howarth to win the closing Flat race for four- and five-year-olds.

Wounded Warrior won the Veteran Horse Conditions race and the Jack Teal-trained Matts Commission took the Mixed Open.

Southern raiders Go Go Geronimo and The New Kid Open Maiden divisions one and two, respectively.