National Hunt racing enthusiasts in Pembrokeshire had cause to smile this week despite the national lockdown - after a local horse stormed to victory at attractive odds during a jumps meeting at Bangor-on-Dee.

On Tuesday, Dalaman, trained by Rebecca Curtis at Dinas Cross and ridden by local jockey Peter Bryan, was entered in the Enjoy Ownership at Stockton Hall Handicap Hurdle over two miles and seven furlongs.

The race was offering a first prize of £3,769.

Highly-rated amateur Bryan, who frequently rides for trainer Mickey Bowen of the well-known Peter Bowen stable near Letterston, sent the 9-year-old gelding into the lead a long way from home. And sure enough, the pair galloped away from their rivals to win in style at odds of 9/1 after opening in the betting at 12/1.

The 9/2 shot Frisco Bay, ridden by Jonjo O’Neill junior was second, with 20/1 outshot Alderson, ridden by Lee Edwards, third.

Meanwhile, Curtis has been mapping out a Stayers’ Hurdle title defence for her Cheltenham Festival hero Lisnagar Oscar.

The seven-year-old was last seen defying odds of 50-1 to land the Grade One feature at Prestbury Park in March.

Wetherby’s West Yorkshire Hurdle on Saturday will be his first target this season, with a string of graded contests then on his schedule before the 2021 Festival.

“He’s going to go to Wetherby for his first run,” said Curtis.

“He’s ready to run, and there was nothing else for him until the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury – which is at the end of November. He’s come to hand, so we thought we’d give him an outing in that Grade Two three-mile stayers’ hurdle up there.

“We’ll probably start at Wetherby, then Newbury and then the Long Walk hurdle at Ascot. He’ll then possibly go for the Cleeve and then straight to the Cheltenham Festival after that.”