Having a connection with Pembrokeshire proved to be the key to success at Easter Monday’s popular point-to-point meeting at Lydstep, near Tenby.

Qualified horses from around the county were the winners of six of the seven races held during the afternoon, including both of the maiden races.

David Llewellyn’s homebred six-year-old Rosie’s Peacock took the first over three miles, showing progressive form from last season and giving the large crowd a nice return to those who invested their money at 7-1. The Llewellyn family has been involved in racing in west Wales for many years, and past south Pembrokeshire committee chairman and trainer David’s father Eryl was on hand to help receive the silverware.

Eric Clough and partner Dorothy Harries, of Ludchurch, were thrilled with maiden winner Pathian Prince, who built on his last run when he was second at the Glamorgan meeting.

Ridden by Manorbier’s John Mathias, it was to be his second leg of an afternoon’s treble, having also been the rider of Rosie’s Peacock and going on to partner Dai Rees’ Kisha King to victory in the intermediate.

With his third win of the season, the 4-5 favourite now heads the area horse awards.

David Underwood’s Esters Boy and Kyle Yates were to foil a fourth victory for Mathias, beating Misamon by a head in the men’s open. With Rosetown and Nathan Deakin in third it was a top three clean sweep for Pembrokeshire horses and riders, but the link was then broken in the ladies’ open.

Chloe Roddick made the trip from Somerset to partner the Rob Scrine-trained Bob Bites Back to victory. This was a brave run from the seven-year-old who fell heavily the week before at the Llandeilo meeting.

Chloe was able to wear down stable mate Twilight Dancer and Isobel Thompsett to lead by a couple of lengths at the line, but the betting public received small reward at the price of 4-6 favourite.

Another successful lady rider was Pembrokeshire chartered accountant Lucy Jones who enjoyed an easy win by taking the opening members race aboard Dancing Credit — another odds on winner.

Current leader of the area champion maiden title is Doctor Supremo after a five length victory in the concluding restricted race.

Trained in Clarbeston Road by Robert Luke and ridden by Fishguard’s Andrew Johns, it brought a close to a competitive day’s racing which put Pembrokeshire horses and riders firmly on the point-to-point map.