JOE Hill rode his first treble as part of a four-timer for his father, Aston Rowant trainer Alan Hill, at the Kimblewick Hunt meeting at Kimble, near Aylesbury, on Saturday, writes RUSSELL SMITH.

The 19-year-old jockey struck on Consigliere (2-5), Fiddleesticks (5-1) and Brians Well (4-7) after Start Royal (4-11) had sparked the winning spree for the champion trainer in the ladies’ open under Gina Andrews.

“It is amazing,” said Joe. “I cannot believe it.

“All the thanks go to the old man.

“I am very lucky to be in the position where I get the rides off him and he puts a lot of trust in me.”

Alan, who was recording his third four-timer, added: “It is brilliant. Joe is totally dedicated to it and works very hard at his weight and at home.”

Consigliere provided the highlight for the Hills when slamming Brackloon High by 15 lengths in a match for the Bonhams Men’s Open on a card, which attracted a disappointing turnout of just 24 runners.

“He is the best horse I have ever ridden,” said Joe of the 12-year-old, who could now go for the final of the series at Cheltenham on Wednesday, April 29.

Fiddleesticks quickened up well for Hill’s urgings to beat Midnight Monkey by two lengths in the open maiden.

Hill then made all the running on Brians Well to cruise home 12 lengths ahead of stablemate Alpha Native in the members’ race.

Start Royal, part-owned by clerk of the course Stewart Nash, was another all-the-way winner when repeating last year’s success in the ladies’ open for his 21st victory.

Despite his four-timer, Alan Hill dismissed thoughts of pegging back Jack Barber to retain his trainers’ title.

“No chance,” he said. “Barber has still got 20 horses he has not run yet.”

Outsider-of-three Flicka’s Witness followed up his Braefield maiden win by taking the restricted under a waiting ride from Jamie Goss for Joan Johnston, who trains at Hinton-in-the-Hedges, near Brackley.

And Credit Crunched made a winning reappearance in the opening confined race for Barbury Castle trainer Laura Thomas and jockey Tom Ellis.

RESULTS Confined: 1 CREDIT CRUNCHED (T Ellis) 11-10 fav, 2 Pampelonne 8-1, 3 Earl Grez 11-4. Trainer: L Thomas. Dist: 5l, 4l. 4 ran. Clouded Thoughts finished third, but was disqualified after rider Sam Davies-Thomas failed to weigh in.

Ladies’ open: 1 START ROYAL (G Andrews) 4-11 fav, 2 Major Decision 6-1, 3 Rossbrin 20-1. Trainer: A Hill. Dist: 10l, 1l. 5 ran.

Men’s open: 1 CONSIGLIERE (J Hill) 2-5 fav, 2 Brackloon High 13-8. Trainer: A Hill. Dist: 15l. 2 ran.

Restricted: 1 FLICKA’S WITNESS (J Goss) 3-1, 2 Celtic Intrigue 1-2 fav, 3 Jamrham 5-2. Trainer: J Johnston. Dist: 4l, 20l. 3 ran.

Open maiden: 1 FIDDLEESTICKS (J Hill) 5-1, 2 Midnight Monkey 4-1, 3 Miss Milly Massini 16-1. Trainer: A Hill. Dist: 2l, 1l. 7 ran.

Members: 1 BRIANS WELL (J Hill) 4-7 fav, 2 Alpha Native 7-4, 3 Peggy’s Hero 4-1. Trainer: A Hill. Dist: 12l, dist. 3 ran.

l CHELTENHAM Gold Cup winner Coneygree is the star attraction at the Cazenove Capital meeting at Lockinge, near Wantage, today.

Mark Bradstock’s stable star will parade at 11.30am, with the first race at 2pm.