THE going at the Portman point-to-point was on the faster side of good, which resulted in 62 horses running in seven races.

Octogenarian owner John Meaden will remember the day fondly as two of his homebred mares won the two final races.

Earlier another mare, Posh Totty, had gamely won the Mixed Open race and in the process notched her fifth course victory.

Credit Crunched and Fourstar River had a good battle in the Intermediate, the former running out the winner by a length.

Owned by Norman Thomas and trained by his daughter Laura, this was the gelding’s fourth career victory for the Thomas family, having formerly been trained by Alan King.

An eventful younger Maiden race followed, with three four-year-olds fighting out the finish.

Boygojumping had made most of the running but was joined by debutants Clo Sacre and Polydora at the third-last fence, with both of these still travelling well.

However, Clo Sacre made a bad mistake and rider Stan Sheppard was unseated, while at the next fence Polydora blundered and Tommie O’Brien was also unseated.

This left Boygojumping to come home virtually alone, with the winning distance being the length of the run-in.

Owned by Martin and Kathryn Peaty, the gelding's dam Maisie Malone is an unregistered hunter who finished runner-up in the Wilton Hunt race in 2011 and was then put in foal to Midnight Legend.

The Novice Riders race had a dramatic twist after Maxi Chop had beaten off the attentions of Archie Rice and Boss In Boots to win by three lengths to give rider Lewis Ferguson his second point-to-point career victory.

However, Lewis failed to weigh in and was automatically disqualified, with Archie Rice (Hugo Hunt) awarded the race.

This was Hunt’s second point-to-point win following four victories on the Flat for Andrew Balding and a chase win at Ascot for Martin Keighley.

Archie Rice has been a fine servant to Jimmy Frost, winning two hurdle races for his daughter Bryony and before that nine races on the flat.

In the Mixed Open, after Posh Totty had taken over the lead at the 11th fence, Will Biddick kept finding more from his willing mount to hold off the attentions of Ni Sin E Mo Ainm (Alexandra Bell) by five lengths.

Tom Barton caught frontrunner Guerrilla Tactics to follow up his win at Larkhill last week with victory in the Restricted, handing Stan Sheppard another winner.

The biggest field of the day took part in the Open Maiden when 15 horses set off.

Following the departure of one of the fancied horses, Bistouri D’Honore, the race turned into a duel between Seenigora (Rilly Goschen) and Broadway Blueshirt (Saul Woods), the former winning by eight lengths.

John Meaden’s tough mare, Champagne Rosie, gave Biddick a double when comfortably winning the Confined.

Tracking the leader, Falcon Island, for much of the final circuit, she was fully in command when her rival fell at the last fence, leaving the mare to win by 30 lengths.

Meanwhile, Cotley holds its point-to-point at Cotley, Somerset tomorrow with six races scheduled (12.30pm).