JOCKEY Denis O’Regan will have to wait at least another two weeks before having a chance at making his own piece of racing history, after his three mounts at Hereford races were beaten on Wednesday. 

The veteran jockey has ridden a winner at every other track in Britain and Ireland and needs just a win at the Holmer track, to complete his winners set, writes Graham Saveker

Before Christmas, trainer Gordon Elliott sent horses to Hereford in a bid to get the elusive winner for his good friend. 

However, Regan was out of luck and then the last meeting of 2022 was called due to frost and on Wednesday, despite having a decent trio of rides he was again out of luck. 

Diego’s Way, trained by Cian Collins, had to play second fiddle to Post Chaise in the three-mile one furlong Handicap Chase, whilst Presenting Doyen trained by Lucy Wadham was fourth to Fairy Gem in the Mares’ Maiden Hurdle, and his final mount, Skinflint, was third to Not Sure in the two-mile five-furlong Handicap Chase. 

Trainer Jane Williams believed Saint Segal would be a "special horse" from day one and he has proved to be just that and more, with his victory in the two-mile novice chase giving the trainer a big lift. 

Local racegoers had to wait until the final race for a win for the county when the Kerry Lee trained Not Sure   in the hands of jockey Richard Patrick stayed on strongly in the prevailing soft ground to score by seven lengths and confirm the well-being of the Byton yard.