JOCKEY Ben Jones was the man to follow at Hereford races ‘Cider & Sausage Day’ meeting on Tuesday as the Welsh jockey scored a treble with wins on Searching, Field Exhibition and Runsimi River.

Jones struck in the opening two mile five furlong Handicap hurdle when partnering the 11/4 favourite Searching to an easy five length win for Monmouthshire trainer Grace Harris, confirming the form of the horses previous win at Exeter last time out.

Speaking after the race, Jones said: “Things are flying at the moment

“I only need two more wins to ride out my seven pound claim.”

Riding again for Harris, who has been scoring winners on the flat in recent months, Jones was on the fancied Field Exhibition in the Mares Handicap Chase over two and a half miles, but it was the Richard Johnson ridden Chequered View who was sent off the 11/4 favourite.

The race centred on the two market principals over the final three fences and when a clear round of jumping was required it was a mistake by Chequered View at the second last fence that handed the initiative firmly to Field Exhibition, who cruised home to an easy 13 length win.

Jones completed his treble half an hour later aboard Runasimi River.

The on-form jockey seemed as though he would have to settle for second best as the 14/1 shot Artichoke Heart led approaching the final hurdle, but Jones got a renewed effort from his mount and in a rhythmic finish Runsimi River triumphed by a head for his delighted jockey.

Much Marcle trainer Tom Lacey teamed up with champion jockey Richard Johnson with the ex- point to pointer Red Nika in the second race on the card, the two mile novices hurdle and the combination were well fancied to take the spoils with them being sent off 13/8 favourite but it was birthday boy jockey Sam Twiston –Davies who had the celebration.

Twiston-Davies was always to the fore aboard Don’t Shout and despite Johnson bringing his mount up to threaten at the third last hurdle it was Twiston –Davies' mount who stayed on the stronger to win by six lengths with Johnson only second.

The winner, a one-time 110,000 euro purchase, was described by trainer/father Nigel Twiston –Davies as: “A really nice horse, that’s not unexpected as we have always thought he was a good one.

He'll be a chaser in time."

Johnson was not to be kept out of the winners enclosure though and he duly landed the extended three mile handicap hurdle with a cosy length and three-quarter win on That’s a Given for trainer Phillip Hobbs.