INTERNATIONAL showjumper and coach, Andrew Hamilton, celebrated a double at Ayr, where racing got the go-ahead on Sunday after an early morning inspection.

The Carluke-based trainer saddled Bobbie’s Diamond to land the two-mile novice chase. The winner – bought out of Tony Martin’s Count Meath yard a month earlier for £800 – scored in the hands of Hawick jockey, Bruce Lynn.

Hamilton’s second success came in the concluding conditional jockeys’ handicap hurdle race, where Kelso victor Letemgo provided Ross Chapman with the second leg of a double. Chapman’s first win came on The Delray Munky for his boss, Iain Jardine.

In a thrilling conclusion to the two-mile novice hurdle race, Grand Morning produced a gutsy display to clinch victory by a neck for Lucinda Russell.

Rose Dobbin has her Alnwick yard in great form and Smuggler’s Stash added a further success to her seasonal tally when heading the three-mile handicap chase under Ryan Day.

At Exeter the same afternoon, Time to Move On won the bumper for St Boswells owners Paul and Clare Rooney. The Borders couple enjoyed their second win in two days when Dubawi Fifty won the two-mile handicap at Wolverhampton on February 12.

Jim Goldie also celebrated two wins in two days, on the all-weather at Newcastle. The Renfrewshire trainer saddled Eternalist to head the concluding five-furlong sprint, then the following evening saw Lord of the Glen head the five-furlong handicap. Lord of the Glen, a 2-1 winner was posting his third course success.

Langholm jockey Jamie Gormley also enjoyed consecutive wins at the track. He rode Ghostly Arc to a 6-1 success in the apprentice handicap, and then partnered Lukoutoldmakesebak to take the one-mile handicap.

Galston trainer Mile Smith also had a winner at the Northumbrian course. He saw Archibelle post a 14-1 victory in the two-mile handicap.

Another successful Scottish trainer was Hawick handler Alistair Whillans, who saddled Henpecked to take the fillies’ handicap. In the colours of Eildon Hill Racing, this was the filly’s fourth win from 56 starts.

Hawick jockey, Jason Hart, landed the feature seven-furlong handicap at Wolverhampton on February 7. He clinched victory by a neck on the all-weather, riding 20-1 chance Hayadh.

Now Children won the one-mile handicap for Paul and Clare Rooney, while Lucinda Russell and jockey Derek Fox made a worthwhile journey to Bangor, where Itstimeforapint landed the 3½-mile handicap chase.