THE Listed Pertemps Lady Protectress Mares’ Chase at Huntingdon last Friday was won by the Anne Kirkwood-bred Jeremys Flame who was winning for the fifth time over fences and the seventh time in total.

The Gavin Cromwell-trained nine-year-old daughter of Jeremy is the fourth of 14 foals out of the unraced Beneficial mare Supreme Beneficial, a half-sister to Kinburn (by Roselier) and from the family of Miller Hill, Mighty Mogul, Ballynagour, etc.

At Hereford on Monday, the two-mile novices’ handicap hurdle was landed by the Paul Nicholls-trained Half Dozen who was winning for the first time on his fifth career start.

Bred by Danny Doran, the six-year-old Sageburg gelding is the fourth of seven foals, and the first track winner, out of the unraced Tikkanen mare Sixofone. This is the family of Polivante, Grand Souvenir, Le Beau Bai, etc.

On the British point-to-point scene, there was a win at Cocklebarrow on Sunday for the Kieran Magee-bred Lady Samson who, owned and trained by Robbie Llewellyn, provided rider Cameron Johnstone-Baker with his first success in the five-runner four, five and six-year-old maiden over two and a half miles.

The 2018 Court Cave mare is the first of four foals out of the unraced Arcadio mare Lady Kadina whose own dam, Kophinou (by Mansonnien), was placed over jumps in her native France, finishing third in a listed fillies’ hurdle at Auteuil. This is also the family of Ma Filleule, Nirvana Du Berlais, Katoune, etc.

Over jumps

Over jumps on the jockeys’ front there were wins for Brian Hughes (four, including in the Grade 2 Albert Bartlett River Don Novices’ Hurdle at Doncaster on Saturday on the Donald McCain-trained Maximilian), Derek Fox (two, including in the Grade 2 Paddy Power Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday on the Lucinda Russell-trained Ahoy Senor) and for Danny McMenamin (two, including in the Grade 2 Lightning Novices’ Chase at Doncaster on Saturday on the Ann Hamilton-trained Tommy’s Oscar).

While the former Stuart Crawford-trained Bronn won the opening beginners’ chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday for the Willie Mullins yard, the Larne handler was on the mark himself on Tuesday at Newcastle where the Horsplay Syndicate’s Maimie’s Magic won the Mares Handicap Hurdle under J.J. Slevin.

The six-year-old daughter of Getaway, who was following up on her previous success at Kelso in late December, was bred by David Mitchell. She is the first of three foals out of the unraced Flemensfirth mare Flemi, a half-sister to three winners from the family of Mendip Express, Fiddling The Facts, etc.

The well-known colours of Pat Sloan were carried to victory at Fairyhouse on Saturday by the Gordon Elliott-trained Run For Pat who landed the concluding Adare Manor Opportunity Handicap Hurdle under Corey McGivern.