TRAINER Venetia Williams was the local trainer in form at Hereford races on Wednesday as the Kings Caple trainer scored a double at the track with the wins of Zamdy Man and Lady Karina.

Zamdy Man and his market rival Gino Trail, trained at Byton by Kerry Lee, had the race to themselves over the final three fences in the two mile Kidwells Group Novices Chase.

But jockey Aidan Coleman timed his final challenge to perfection on Zamdy Man leading on the run in to score by a length and a half from the runner-up.

This was Williams’ first winner for owner JP McManus and she confirmed that a possible Cheltenham Festival run could be on the cards.

"Zamdy Man is our first winner for JP and it’s nice to get the win at the second attempt," she said.

"We’ll speak to Mr Berry (McManus’s racing manager) about plans and I’m sure the handicap chases at the Festival will be considered."

Williams was back in the winners enclosure after the concluding Kidwell Law Mares Novices hurdle after her Lady Karina needed all of the two mile five furlong trip to win by a head from runner-up Lamanver Odyssey.

Although well fancied before racing, jockey Liam Treadwell had been hard at work on the six year old mare from a long way out.

But showing the determination that her dam Lady Rebecca was renown for, she battled on strongly and seized the race close home.

Irish jockey Davy Russell was also successful on a rare visit to the track as he teamed up with fellow Irish trainer Tony Martin in the two mile Maiden hurdle to win aboard Long Call and then Courtown Oscar in the extended three mile Handicap hurdle for North Yorkshire trainer Phillip Kirby.

Russell’s first winner could also have Cheltenham Festival pretensions as the £60,000 Doncaster Sales purchase could now be aimed at the Fred Winter hurdle.

Brecon trainer Sheila Lewis combines training with a job as a beautician, but racing took priority on Wednesday in the opening Conditional Jockeys Handicap hurdle when her Way of the World landed a few speculative bets at odds of 20/1 in the colours of her father Brian Davies.

Capably handled by Brodie Hampson Way of the World was pushed all the way to the line by Wazowski but prevailed by a .