JOCKEY Robbie Dunne took riding honours at Hereford races on Tuesday where he scored a double courtesy of Neachells Bridge in the opening race and Samsons Bridge for local Stoke Prior trainer Richard Price later in the afternoon.

Neachells Bridge was sent off the 11/4 favourite in the opening two mile three furlong Novices Handicap hurdle and despite a couple of indifferent jumps once Dunne had asked his mount to take the lead approaching the second last hurdle the result was never in doubt and they quickened clear to win by two and three-quarter lengths from the Kerry Lee trained Destined to Shine in second place.

The Stoke Prior trained Samsons Bridge was sent off a 25/1outsider in the two mile five and a half furlong Handicap Hurdle, but Dunne always had his mount at the head of the 14 runner field and leading at the third last the pair kept on well to record a one and three quarter length win over the Richard Johnson ridden Miss Mash back in second place.

Runners from the Somerset yard of Paul Nicholls always command respect when entered at Hereford and in the two mile furlong Handicap Chase his Touch Kick was allowed to go off at a surprisingly big price of 6/1.

Owned by Trevor Hemming and partnered by previous stable jockey Sam Twiston-Davies, who still takes the occasional ride, Touch Kick was always positioned just off the leaders throughout the contest and once Twiston-Davies asked him to improve at the third last hurdle they soon found themselves clear and they stayed on well to win.

Whilst jockey Bryony Frost has been taken the well deserved plaudits over the weekend for her riding exploits it was colleague Bridget Andrews who was to the fore in the two mile Cotswold Mini Novices Limited Handicap Chase.

Riding Amoola Gold for retained trainer Dan Skelton, Andrews sized the initiative at the third last fence and despite the attentions of Barry Geraghty and the 5/2 favourite Brelan D’As who challenged strongly over the final fence, they stayed on resolutely to take the honours and Andrews the praise for a polished riding display.

Hereford Racecourse has also been awarded an additional fixture by the British Horseracing Authority and there will again be racing at the track on Monday, November 19.