Higham race victory is a real family affair

Rosie Turner rode Sa Kaldoun to victory in the Ladies’ Open on a sun-soaked day at the Essex & Suffolk Hunt point-to-point at Higham on Saturday.

A huge crowd were treated to some excellent races and close finishes.

Trained at Ampton, near Bury St Edmunds, Sa Laldoun’s success was a real family affair with Ben training, Edward and Rosie riding and mother Rose providing great support.

Sa Kaldoun was up against some tough raiders, but battled on bravely with Rosie driving for the line to win by three lengths from Louise Allan on Quinsman, to achieve her first win in a Ladies’ Open.

Ed Turner had a second in the final race of the day, the EA Club Members Conditions race, on Kriss William, who was unable to collar Viking Ridge.

The only other local success was the Andrew and Ruth Pennock-trained Torran Na Donn, schooled not far from the Turners at Timworth.

In Division Two of the Open Maiden, the horse won by an easy 12 lengths with Richard Collinson in the plate.

The first division went to Sussex raider Iskrabob Oz wedmore, trained by Rose Grissell.

The Men’s Open was once again won by Broken Eagle, who is unbeaten this season, to make it four consecutive wins for trainer Alan Hill.

Joe Hill, his jockey, confirmed that the eight-year-old may run in the two-mile event at the Cheltenham Hunter Chase evening.

Done A Runner is another horse who has notched up four wins this season, this time in the PPORA Novice Riders race with Shane O’Keefe in the saddle.

He only held on to win by a head from Superior Fire.

The first race of the day the Restricted was also taken by Leicester raider Our Milly Acres, just holding off Hill of Gold, trained near Thetford, by David kemp.