A HEREFORDSHIRE border trainer who was once a beauty therapist before turning her hand to national hunt racing was celebrating success at Hereford Racecourse.

Three Cocks trainer Sheila Lewis was back in the winner’s enclosure at the track when her Family Pot, followed up his course win at the last meeting with another success in the two-mile five-furlong handicap chase.

Ridden positively by Sean Hoolihan, Family Pot had the race in safe keeping until a mistake at the final fence gave the chasing On The Platform half a chance but Family Pot had enough in reserve to win by a length and three-quarters giving Lewis her eight winner of the season.

Thoughts for racing fans are turning towards the forthcoming Cheltenham National Hunt Festival in March and trainer Milton Harris was no different.

The trainer thought he might have an outsider for the Boodles Novice Hurdle at the Festival when his Cabrakan won the two-mile three-and-a-half furlong handicap hurdle.

On his first start in handicap company, the four-year-old swept into the lead at the second to last hurdle and despite making a bad mistake at the last, held on well under jockey Harry Reed to score by three-quarters of a length from 13/8 favourite Pleasant Man.

Speaking after the meeting Harris, who was jetting off to St Moritz where he had runners on Sunday, said: "I had to watch it on my phone because I'm at the airport so I didn't see it as well as I would've liked to. He looked like he stayed well, which for a juvenile is very important. He didn't jump as well as I had hoped so there should be more to come.

Jockey Page Fuller has been in the racing press over recent days as she had her first ride back since having a mini-stroke during a race in September.

Although the jockey couldn't make it a winning return, she came back safe and sound after finishing fourth aboard the David Weston-trained Lady Pacifico in the mares' handicap hurdle.