IN riding back-to-back winners at Gowran Park last Saturday, I also recorded the first double of my career. It was extra special, as I rode those horses for two trainers who have been very supportive of me over the last couple of seasons.

I was a relative latecomer to racing, only learning to ride aged 16. My father is a farmer and although we had some half-breds at home, it was not until he bought a cob that I became interested in riding.