THE British point-to-point season commenced as scheduled with two meetings on Sunday, November 17th but last Sunday’s sole fixture, the Curre & Llangibby Hunt meeting at Howick, was abandoned six days earlier due to heavy rain.

Two trainers, Phil Rowley and reigning champion Tom Ellis, got their 2019/20 campaign off to an excellent start when saddling a brace of winners apiece at the Cambridge University United Hunts Club meeting at Cottenham on the opening day of the season.