DESPITE an overnight downpour the going at Cotley was good to soft and the day remained dry so that racegoers were able to enjoy some very competitive racing, writes Bob Bracher.

The highlights were doubles for jockeys Will Biddick and Josh Newman, a first training double for Harry Ryall and a classy performance from Macklin and a dead heat.

Another Furlough was a very easy winner of the Restricted race and was the first leg of the double for trainer Harry Ryall and jockey Josh Newman.

Macklin supplemented his Charlton Horethorne victory when easily winning the Men’s Open race giving Will Biddick the first of his two winners. 

The two and a half mile Maiden race looked to be going the way of Scoresby and rider Josh Newman who led over the last fence until he was joined on the line by The Sumba Island ridden by Lucy Mager. 

The Ladies race developed into a match between Field Exhibition ridden by Ella Herbert and Sixteen Letters ridden by Natalie Parker.

Luke Price enjoys his visits to the West Country from his Welsh base and rarely leaves a meeting empty handed.

The biggest field of the day took part in the Maiden race when ten horses faced the starter. 

At the finish it proved to be a duel between Coolattitude ridden by Will Biddick and Treacys Jim ridden by Michael Treneer with the former prevailing by half a length.