ASTON Rowant handler Lawney Hill produced a fine training performance to open her account for the jumps season as Pride Of Parish defied a 795-day absence to win at Market Rasen.

Off the track since winning a point-to-point at Mollington, near Banbury, for Hill’s husband, Alan, in May 2018, the ten-year-old gelding showed he retains all his ability by gamely landing a three-mile handicap chase.

Tom Cannon took up the running at the third-last on the 10-1 shot, and his mount galloped home powerfully to hold off Phoenix Rock by three-quarters of a length.

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon and champion jockey Brian Hughes combined to get off the mark for the campaign when Jamacho romped home by 13 lengths at Stratford.

The six-year-old was an appropriate winner of an extended two-mile handicap hurdle as he is owned by Robert Aplin and Stratford Racecourse.

Eve Johnson Houghton, who trains at Blewbury, near Didcot, and her mother, Gaie, had double cause to celebrate events at Ascot.

Jumby was saddled by Eve to win a seven-furlong novice auction stakes in good style on his debut under Charlie Bishop.

And then Mohaather, bred by Gaie out of her mare Roodeye before being sold to Shadwell Stud for 110,000gns, ran out an impressive winner of the Group 2 Betfred Summer Mile Stakes for Whitsbury trainer Marcus Tregoning.

Heather Main’s Kingston Lisle yard, near Wantage, were also in the winner’s enclosure when Song Of The Isles claimed a mile handicap at Chepstow in the hands of Ellie Mackenzie.

Back over jumps, Alex Hales’s Edgcote stables, near Banbury, got off to a flying start with Hiconic winning twice in the space of six days.

The three-year-old filly scooted home to land a juvenile hurdle at Newton Abbot, before repeating the feat in a similar contest at


Kielan Woods was on board both times, and also teamed up with Hales’s Edgcote neighbour Ben Case, who struck with his first runner of the season when Kings Temptation landed a three-mile-and-two-furlong handicap chase at Uttoxeter.

West Ilsley trainer Mick Channon enjoyed success under both codes with Cairn Gorm and Chairmanoftheboard winning on the Flat at Newbury and Newmarket respectively, while Beholden scored under National Hunt Rules at Newton Abbot.

Denis Coakley, who is also based at West Ilsley, added to his tally when champion jockey Oisin Murphy powered Sweet Charity home by a nose from Vischio in a mile-and-a-quarter fillies’ handicap at Windsor.