Local jockey Lucy in the saddle for race winners

JUMPING FOR JOY: Lucy is enjoying success on the National Hunt circuit (Picture: John Grossick.)
JUMPING FOR JOY: Lucy is enjoying success on the National Hunt circuit (Picture: John Grossick.)
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A jockey is currently making a name for herself in the tough world of National Hunt racing.

Lucy Alexander hails from just outside Leslie where her family have a training establishment at Kinneston House.

Since turning professional in September, Lucy has been booting home winners for some of horse racings’ top hunt trainers.

At the end of last week, the 21 year-old rode winners on three successive days at Musselburgh, Hexham and Kelso.

Her stylish win on 11-1 chance Fred Bojangles at Musselburgh on Thursday caught the eye of many experienced watchers who predict a bright future for the former point-to-point rider.

She was seen to good effect again on the Friday when steering home Danny John Boy at 10-1.

And at Kelso on Saturday she picked herself off the turf following a fall in the opening race to drive home the Martin Todhunter 17-2 shot Storm Surge.

Shane Fenton