BALLYRATH took the honours in the feature race at Sheriff Hutton last week, the prestigious Grimthorpe Gold Cup.

A strong field turned up on the day, with top-class performers such as Young Hurricane, One Conemara, Foxrock and last year's Heart of all England-winner Streets Of Milan.

But rider Huw Edwards guided the Heidi Brookshaw-trained Ballyrath home for only his fifth winner in points.

Will Milburn was again in form this weekend by recording a training and riding double. His first success came in the opening Hunt Members race aboard the 11-year-old Six A Side and the Open Maiden gave him his second winner, courtesy of five-year-old debutante Chanting Hill.

Division two of the Open Maiden went to Dale Peters with his consistent Tom Tom Turnaround. His second winner on the card came in the closing 2m 4f maiden with Bask In The Glory.

At 12-1 odds, Buck Dancing and Jess Bedi caused an upset, storming the Red Mills Intermediate while the Nicky Tinkler-trained Hafajay took the Restricted.

Odds on favourite Path To Freedom avoided an upset in the Riders Conditions race, rallying strongly after a bad blunder at the last.

Tomorrow, the Staintondale Point-to-Point host their meeting at Charm Park, near Scarborough.