Beakstown settled matters early in the home straight as he was a decisive winner of the Grade Two Ballymore Leamington Novices’ Hurdle at Warwick.

Six took part in this race over two-miles and five furlongs.

Rockpoint, with his ears pricked, took the field along from Beakstown through the early stages.

The front two set out on the final circuit, with Stoney Mountain to the inside and then tidal Flow, Champagne Court and Finawn Bawn.

Rockpoint continued to bowl along from Beakstown, as the field raced over the crest of the hill and travelled downwards.

Tidal Flow hit a flat spot and Richard Johnson was at work to keep his partner in touch.

With four to jump, Rockpoint still led narrowly from Beakstown and the two touched down together at the third last.

Beakstown pressed on from Rockpoint and moved two lengths clear turning for home, stretching further clear into the home straight.

Two out and the leader was four lengths ahead of Stoney Mountain who was giving chase.

The leader was untidy at the last, but Beakstown and Harry Skelton were comfortably clear and won well for his brother Dan.

Stoney Mountain kept on gamely for second, with Finawn Dawn third and then Rockpoint.