Winner of the Dianas of the Chase sidesaddle steeplechase at Melton Mowbray: Susan Oakes, who set a new sidesaddle puissance record last year, and O’Muircheartaigh – by a length sideways AND bitless (yes, that’s a Micklem bridle). Liz Harris finished second, chasing the winner home. Sixteen started, three fell at the first but there were no injuries on the soft-to-heavy going. O’Muircheartaigh is a talented eccentric who now point-to-points after a career as a National Hunt steeplechaser – this was only his second time under a sidesaddle. Oakes wins a custom-made habit from the sponsors, Bernard Weatherill, and a big shiny trophy. She’s promised to wear the habit when she guns to break her own puissance record next July.