IRILUT, ridden by Sam Waley-Cohen, was the winner of a dramatic race for the Lady Dudley Cup at the Worcestershire Hunt point to point meeting at Chaddesley Corbett Saturday which saw the demise of the two leading betting market leaders on the final circuit.

Second favourite Ballylusky, ridden by champion Richard Burton, set a fast pace in the disappointing six-runner turnout and was two lengths up on the filed when he tried to duck out approaching the 15th fence and unseated Burton.

This left favourite Patches in the lead but stalked all the time by Waley-Cohen.

Produced to challenge at the second last fence, Irilut had gone clear when Patches broke down at the final fence, leaving the Waley-Cohen runner 30 lengths clear of the eventual runner-up Sharlom.

Waley-Cohen, who had a great ride in the Grand National aboard Liberthine, said of the family winner: "That's the fifth time he's won this season but he really needs firm going to show his best."

The win in the prestigious pointing classic gave Waley-Cohen a double on the day as he had earlier taken the Confined Hunts race on Something Small.

He just mastered the rejuvenated Snowtre, ridden by Claire Allen, only for that one to refuse at the last, leaving the winner 20 lengths in isolation from the second My Native Knight.

Allen had compensation 35 minutes later when she partnered Watchyourback to win the Ladies' Open, scoring by two and a half lengths from runner-up Father Tom.

The first division of the Maiden race saw a win for Cregboy Lad, owned by the Netherton Partnership which includes Liz Morgans, secretary of the South Herefordshire Hunt, when the ex-Irish runner responded well for jockey Stuart Morris to record a neck win over Zaffre d'Or and Adrian Wintle.

The final Maiden race on the card went to Mr Cee, from the Pembridge livery yard of Caroline Walker, who quickened clear from the second-last fence in the hands of Nick Oliver to record a three-and-a-half-length win for North Herefordshire owners Nigel Lilley, Bruce Dowling, Lorraine Power and the trainer.

RESULTS Members: 1 Caught At Dawn (T Weston) 9/4, 2 Carthago 5/4 fav, 3.Hi Tech Man 11/4. 5 ran.

Confined: 1 Something Small (S Waley-Cohen) 10/11 Fav, 2 My Native Knight 25/1, 3 Itsalf 4/1. 9 ran.

Ladies: 1 Watchyourback (C Allen) 2/1 JF, 2 Father Tom 4/1, 3 Mighty Montefalco 2/1 JF. 8 ran.

Open (Lady Dudley Cup): 1 Irilut (S Waley-Cohen) 3/1, 2 Sharlom 12/1, 3 Houlihans Free 16/1. 6 ran.

Restricted: 1 Professor Hegarty (W Hill) 5/1, 2 Force Ten 7/1, 3 Intaglio 7/1. 12 ran.

Harkaway Club Members Mares: 1 Scuttlebrook (M Wall) 8/1, 2 Greensleeves Evs Fav, 3 Springbrook Girl 2/1. 6 ran.

Maiden (Div 1): 1 Cregboy Lad (S Morris) 3/1 Fav, 2 Zaffre d'Or 4/1, 3 Neophyte 5/1. 13 ran.

Maiden (Div 2): 1 Mr Cee (N Oliver) 7/4 fav, 2 Yankee Lucy 7/2, 3 Hop Pocket 8/1. 11 ran.