TRAINER James Evans was delighted to end a year-long drought over jumps when his 28-1 shot Amidnightstar came home a 10-length winner at Hereford Racecourse.

Risk And Roll was the trainer's last winner over obstacles in January 2022, 374 days previous, and he has since had to rely on success on the flat to keep his stable ticking.

Based at Broadwas, near Knightwick, Evans explained the lack of National Hunt success.

He said: "We've been a bit priced out buying horses for jumping now. Our owners really aren't high rollers. We've always had flat horses, but it's nice to bang one in again jumping.

“We'd like one or two more jumpers, but it's a tough game. We're very hopeful that this mare can go on and do well."

Byton trainer Kerry Lee was back in the winner’s enclosure at the Holmer track when her Town Parks outstayed the 2/1 favourite Striking Out in the two mile five furlong handicap chase.

Ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies Twon Parks moved smoothly up to challenge at the fourth last fence and the partnership drew clear to win comfortably by two- and three-quarter lengths.

This was Lee’s 13th winner of the season, giving her stable a climbing win to runners’ ratio of 18% at present.

Jockey Tom O'Brien was also in form on the day as he scored on Well Vicky, who recorded her first career win in the two mile three and a half furlong mares' handicap hurdle for trainer Alastair Ralph and he later completed a double on the Henry Daly-trained Lily Glitters in the extended three-mile handicap hurdle in the colours of the Henry Daly Racing Club.