HEREFORDSHIRE trainer Venetia Williams scored a double at Hereford Racecourse during their meeting last Thursday,

Kings Caple trainer Williams has had a short quiet spell post Cheltenham but she bounced back to form with a double on the card, striking  with Robyndzone in the extended three-mile conditionals' handicap chase and also Grizzly James in the two mile five hurling handicap chase.

Conditional jockey Ned Fox aboard Robyndzone kept tactics simple and led from the start in the six-runner race and despite a brief challenge from eventual runner-up Duc de Beauchene, they had little trouble in scoring by two and three quarter lengths.

The double was completed when Charlie Deutsch partnered Grizzly James cruised to a comfortable four and three-quarter win over the eight rivals to record Williams’ 36th winner of the season.

Irish jockey Denis O'Regan is becoming a frequent visitor to Hereford Racecourse over recent months as he seeks to fulfil his ambition to ride a winner at every track in Britain and Ireland and he was back at the track last Thursday with two rides but again had to leave with his aim not reached.

The Anthony Honeyball trained IGiorni was felt to be his best chance of the day in the two-mile three and a half furlong mares handicap hurdle but it was the gambled Kalpaga, backed from 25/1 down to 9/1 who spoiled the party winning for trainer Tim Vaughan and jockey Alan Johns.

O’Regan seemed to have I Giorni in a challenging position with three hurdles to jump but Kalpaga stayed on strongly to score by ten lengths  good, while

Trainer Tim Vaughan commented: "She ran a lovely race here the time before last but disappointed after that. She just needed an easier lead to get among it really and she enjoyed herself, it worked out really well. Now she's done that I hope she can take a step forward.”

O'Regan’s other mount From This Moment was down the field in the 2m5f handicap chase and he will continue his quest at the next fixture at the track in October.