Victory at the double for Amie

Adam Waugh on It's Brown wins the Westerhope Tiling Service Open Maiden Race.

Adam Waugh on It's Brown wins the Westerhope Tiling Service Open Maiden Race.

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MOLESDEN trainer Simon Waugh took seven horses to the Morpeth Point to Point event on Saturday and no fewer than five ended up in the winners’ enclosure.

With a total of 77 runners turning out for eight races, the family won three races and came second twice.

Both of Mr Waugh’s daughters rode and Amie achieved her first-ever double on George My Friend in the two-and-a-half mile Maiden and Newyearsresolution in the Ladies’ Race.

While the Leslie family are probably better known as owners of horses such as Overturn, which came a creditable second at the Grand National meeting, their horse It’s Brown, trained in Mr Waugh’s yard and ridden at Tranwell by his brother Adam, won division one of the three-mile Maiden Race.

Another local success came with owner/trainer/rider Drew Holmes on his own Silent Cliché. He had to work really hard to encourage his horse to race and all that effort paid off when the animal suddenly woke up on the run-in to surge through and win the Morpeth Members’ Race.

Overall, the organisers were pleased with how things went on the day when the sun finally came out across Northumberland.