BYTON trainer Kerry Lee was in sparkling form at Hereford races on Monday as she scored a double with Greenrock Abbey and Fay Ce Que Voudras scoring for her and jockey Richard Patrick.

Greenrock Abbey was well supported in the betting market for the two-mile novices handicap chase backed from 5/1 down to 5/2 and once Patrick had seized control at the second last fence the partnership drew clear to win easily by 13 lengths from runner-up Ironhill.

If Patrick’s first winner was straight forward the second was less so as an error at the final hurdle resulted in the jockey nearly being unseated.

Patrick had the race in safe keeping before the error, which saw the rider lose his left iron before becoming unbalanced and nearly unseating, then losing his right iron.

However, an accomplished recovery saw him steady his mount Fay Ce Que Voudras to win by two-and-a-half lengths from outsider Crem Fresh with 11/4 favourite Minniemum a further two-and-a-half lengths back in third place.

Patrick told Sky Sports Racing: "I was trying to get a bit of company going down to the last, but she had such a good look around and ploughed through it. Thankfully I stayed on!"

Kerry Lee, whose stable has hit form with a vengeance over the past ten days, also said: "It was brilliant riding, there are plenty of times where it doesn't go our way and Richard did amazingly well.

"They both really wanted to win. It was only her third run and you can forgive her for that bit of inexperience."

The Nicky Henderson trained and Nico de Bonville ridden City Chief was well supported down to even money favourite in the extended three mile novices limited handicap chase and his victory in the three runner race was duly as planned.

The six-year-old son of Soldier of Fortune improved as the race went on and stayed on strongly from his two rivals in the final half mile of the contest to win by a comfortable five and a half lengths from runner-up Coconut Splash and will surely score again.