Both William Ramsay and John Dawson completed doubles at Saturday’s Berwickshire point-to-point, where wet ground led to two fences being omitted at Kelso’s Friars Haugh track.

Ramsay saddled one winner and rode the other, while Dawson’s wins were both as a jockey.

Trainee accountant, Charlotte Dun, sporting the colours of William’s father, the late Maj Gen Charles Ramsay, gave Shantou Magic a well-judged ride to post a comfortable five-length victory in the ladies’ open race.

The pair were always handily placed, surging ahead of Oscar Stanley, who had earlier taken the best turned out prize for Diana Walton, and early pace-setter Settledoutofcourt.

It was the pair’s second course success, having headed the Jedforest ladies’ open a fortnight earlier.

William, who will complete a five-day course at the Northern Racing College this week to attain his category B licence, plans to ride the gelding at Cheltenham in four weeks’ time. “He’s fit and well, so won’t have another run before that,” he explained.

Grand National-winning trainer Lucinda Russell accounted for half of the race’s jockeys, including Leanne Williamson, who was making her pointing debut aboard Allerton.

Will Ramsay, who had spent the week organising an art fair in St Moritz, rode the second winner himself and clinched victory by half-a-length on Pyjama Game in the NPPA conditions race.

Alex Chadwick, who rode the runner-up, What’s Left, collected the Rubstic trophy for the first novice rider past the post.

Alex, who is based with licensed trainer Sandy Thomson at Greenlaw, has already ridden a winner this term.

The Dawson double began with Leavethelighton, who overturned hot favourite Cave Hunter in the men’s open race. The gelding, which fell at Alnwick the previous week, is one of the highest rated horses to run in the north

“He did that nicely,” said the winning jockey.

Owner Ivan Crane’s daughter Charlotte praised the jockey’s efforts. “John gave him an amazing ride,” said Charlotte, who has just returned from a spell at Jack Berry House following an injury.

“Dad has been expanding his point-to-point string, and got him at the beginning of the season,” she added.

Glittering Love was another to post a second course success when completing the Dawson double with a three-length restricted victory. The six-year-old previously ran under Rules for Paul and Claire Rooney, before the St Boswells owners passed him on to Joey Richards.

Joey Richards’ partner Harry Haynes added, “He’s certainly going the right way, and there’s a chance he might go back under Rules.”

Most convincing win of the afternoon came from Pieceoftheaction, which made it two out of two at the track, when cruising home 20 lengths clear in the intermediate race. Tom Hamilton made a worthwhile trip across the sea to take the ride.

George White’s impressive five-year-old justified favouritism and was already well clear at the last.

There was another wide-margin win in the opening conditions race, where Eco Warrior posted a 25-length victory under Nick Orpwood, who also trains the gelding. Eco Warrior and Always Tipsy were in a ding-dong battle, until the latter crashed out at the last.

The winner is owned by Carolyn ‘Snippet’ Innes, and was previously in training with Venetia Williams. “He’s done a lot of hunting, and has completely settled, and is now like a different horse.”

The plan is to return to Friars Haugh for the Buccleuch fixture, of which Carolyn is chairman, and then possibly consider a hunter chase.

Crawford Robertson recorded his second success in the saddle to win the maiden race on Left Back for his boss Nick Alexander.

The pair made all and were never headed. “Crawford rides him at home, and has done all the work with him,” said the Fife trainer. “He’s definitely happier jumping the bigger fences, and may go back under Rules,” he added.

Leading awards

Conditions – 1, Mrs C Innes’ Eco Warrior (N Orpwood) 2-1; 2, Whiteabbey (Miss A Waugh) 12-1; 3. Whisperdale (Miss C Dun) 8-1. Five ran. 25l; 4l. N Orpwood, Buccleuch.

Maiden – 1, N Alexander’s Left Back (C Robertson) 6-1; 2, Ask JD (J Wright) 5-2; 3, Koala Keel (C Alexander) 9-4. Six ran. 5l; 5l. N Alexander, Fife.

Ladies Open – 1, W Ramsay’s Shantou Magic (Miss C Dun) evs fav; 2, Oscar Stanley (Miss J Walton) 7-1; 3, Settledoutofcourt (Miss A McClung) 5-2. Six ran. 5l; 6l. W Ramsay. Berwickshire.

Intermediate – 1, G White’s Pieceoftheaction (T Hamilton) 5-4 fav; 2, Towerburn (N Orpwood) 6-4; 3, Kitty Fisher (Miss J Walton) 3-1. Four ran. 20l; ½ l. Susan Grant, Percy.

Men’s Open – 1, I Crane’s Leavethelighton(J Dawson) 5-2; 2, Cave Hunter (T Hamilton) 1-3 fav; 3, Forge Valley (T Greenwood) 5-1. Three ran. ½ l; ½ l. John Dawson, Cumberland Farmers.

NPPA - W Ramsay’s Pyjama Game (W Ramsay) 5-2; 2, Whats Left (A Chadwick) 3-1; 3, Thomond (C Alexander) 3-1. Eight ran. ½ l; 3l. W Ramsay, Berwickshire.

Restricted – 1, Miss J Richards’ Glittering Love (J Dawson) 9-4; 2, Sorcier (Miss L Brown) 6-1; 3, Chanceiton (C Wadge) evs fav. Eight ran. 3l; 3l. Miss J Richards, Cumberland Farmers.