TEENAGE jockey, Thomas Wilmott, celebrated his first chase victory on his debut ride against professionals when partnering Lowanbehold to a comfortable success at Hexham.

Seventeen-year-old Wilmott, from Selkirk, gained just praise from winning trainer, Sandy Forster, after landing the four-mile handicap chase in testing conditions. “He gave him a great ride and we might stick an entry in the Borders National and see if the race cuts up, but that might be pie in the sky with his rating,” said Yetholm-based Forster – grand-daughter of the late Kenneth Oliver.

The 6-1 winner carried the colours of Forster’s partner, Clive Storey, who farms at Halterburnhead, at Kelso. “It wasn’t ideal for him going over this trip on his first run back but we always thought he would stay marathon distances,” she explained.

Also successful at the November 22 fixture was Grand National-winning trainer, Lucinda Russell and jockey, Derek Fox, who teamed up to take the novice handicap chase with Celtic Flames.

The former Irish point-to-point victor was making a victorious chasing debut for the Milnathort stable. “He has had a variety of small issues and is a weak horse because he’s had no racing,” explained the winning trainer. “That run will help him and, while he’ll probably get further, we’ll stick to two miles for now.”

Neighbouring trainer, Nick Alexander, won the two-mile handicap hurdle race with Clan Legend, which scored a convincing victory, ridden by his son, Kit. The gelding was making a victorious return after an eight-month break.

Northumberland-based trainer, Susan Corbett, completed an across-the-card double on November 23.

Her first winner was over the jumps at Market Rasen, where Morning With Ivan was ridden by her son, James, to score an 11-1 win in the two-mile handicap hurdle race.

Win number two was on the Flat at Newcastle, where 10-1 chance Gowanwanbuster landed the six-furlong novice stakes.

Irvine jockey, Danny Tudhope, celebrated a victorious hat-trick at the track, which included a well-judged ride on the Jim Goldie-trained Sir Chauvelin to head the feature 1m 4f handicap.

He also rode Tranquil Star to win the maiden fillies stakes. The Tudhope treble was completed in the five-furlong sprint on Atletico.

Carluke-based trainer, Keith Dalgleish, celebrated a 12-1 success with Paddyplex in the 1m 2f handicap.

Dalgleish – who recently became the first Scottish-based trainer to reach 100 winners in a calendar year – won the concluding bumper at Catterick on November 24 with I’m to Blame, ridden by Hawick jockey, Craig Nichol.

The four-year-old carried the colours of in-form St Boswells owners, Paul and Clare Rooney. “He is a nice horse,” enthused Nichol of the winner, which cost £30,000 as a three-year-old.

“Keith’s very good at getting these bumper horses ready and he’s known his job,” he added.

Alnwick trainer, Rose Dobbin, won the opening conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle race at Catterick with Romulus Du Donjon. The six-year-old is co-owned by Major General Charles Ramsay, from Coldstream.

Danny Tudhope followed up the previous day’s treble with a double on the all-weather at Newcastle.

He rode Breanski to win the one-mile handicap and half-an-hour later brought home the Jim Goldie-trained Insurplus to land the seven-furlong handicap.

On the all-weather at Wolverhampton on November 25, Hawick jockey Jason Hart rode Lydiate Lady to an 8-1 win in the five-furlong fillies’ handicap.

Danny Tudhope also won the feature race on the all-weather at Lingfield, riding Fayez to a 10-1 victory on November 21.

Over the jumps at Southwell, Jedburgh-based jockey, Callum Bewley, rode Hey Bob to a 9-1 win in the conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle race.