Racing: Hunter chase pointers

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Cracking Idea clocked the fastest time of the day in the Ladies Open. Never far away, he led at the fifth last fence and surged clear to score by 20 lengths from Docs Dilemma.


The Auctioneer - no match for the useful Real Value last time - returned to winning form with an impressive victory in the Intermediate. Making all and storming clear three out, he won by a distance from Ring Albert in easily the fastest time of the day.


Faster Ron made all and jumped well in the Restricted. He forged clear over the last two fences to beat Hopies Delight by three lengths in a decent time.

Mountain Thyne was extremely impressive in Division Two of the Open Maiden. Settled in the middle of the field early on, he led two out and stayed on gamely to beat Explore Mondial by four lengths in what appeared an exceptional time for a maiden winner.