STRATFORD-based Richard Evans got a ‘big kick’ out of seeing his home-bred Hott Lips finish with a flourish to take the Jockey Club and the Butterworth Family Open Maiden for Mares and Fillies over two miles and four furlongs at the Tedworth Hunt point-to-point meeting at Mollington Racecourse on Saturday.
The seven-year-old had three rivals in front of her turning into the straight, but she stormed through on the run-in to beat Nos da Cariad and Katie Sinclair by two lengths, with Ballydorn coming home in third.
Evans said: “I have spent a lot of time with her at home, so when you get a winner of a point-to-point it is lovely.”
He bred Hott Lips out of his mare, Major Hoolihan, with the pair named after characters in the American television series MASH.
Evans added: “She is bred from quite a good family and hopefully we will put her to stud one day.”