JOCKEY David Mansell secured his 200th winner with victory at the Wheatland point-to-point in Chaddesley Corbett.

He scored his first success on Mis-E-Fishant in 1997 and this time claimed the conditions race with favourite Findlays Find before celebrating with a Frankie Dettori-style flying dismount.

The rider’s wife Julie has coaxed the 12-year-old horse back to form after a long absence from the racecourse.

Mansell, 54, said: “I used to think three winners and a broken leg a season was good when I started riding but then I met Julie and things really took off.

"Some people have suggested I retire but I am not stopping. I love it and the horse is enjoying himself.”

Bridgnorth jockey Alex Edwards started the meeting 10 wins clear of reigning champion Will Biddick in the race for the national jockeys' title.

Despite just one win and several near-misses, his nearest challengers suffered similar fates so Edwards extended his lead.

He led favourite Salvatore to victory by eight lengths in the two-and-a-half mile restricted.

Trainer Phil Rowley and Edwards were expected to land the two-and-a-half mile maiden but The Sting was pulled up at the 14th.

Clive Bennett’s Marcle Ridge took advantage with a pillar-to-post victory under Sam Jukes.

Edwards teamed up with the Diana Ralph-trained Drumhart in the mixed open but a mistake let favourite Againn Dul Aghaidh in.

The jockey partnered the Jo Priest-trained Swiss Heights in the concluding maiden but was edged out by Sunday Session.

Chaddesley specialist Ballycahane recorded his third course success by taking the novice riders race.


Restricted: 1 Salvatore A Edwards 1-3 fav, 2 Spicy Fruity, 3 Joey Kangaroo.

2½ mile maiden: 1 Marcle Ridge S Jukes 11-4, 2 Up The Drive.

Novice riders: 1 Ballycahane M Herbert 1-5 fav, 2 Mr Moss, 3 Tripitco.

Mixed open: 1 Againn Dul Aghaidh H Crow evens fav, 2 Drumhart, 3 Well Mett.

Conditions: 1 Findlays Find D Mansell 11-10 fav, 2 Distime, 3 Cyrien Star.

Maiden: 1 Sunday Session T O'Brien 4-6 fav, 2 Swiss Heights, 3 Hungryhero.