First race win of 2015 for Leslie jockey Lucy

Lucy Alexander
Lucy Alexander

Leslie rider Lucy Alexander notched up her first win of 2015 at a wet and windy Kelso on Sunday.

Riding the James Ewart trained Snuker, Lucy had to work hard to get the eight-year-old home in heavy going to win the three miles three furlongs handicap hurdle.

The 7/2 second favourite looked in trouble when it lost its place after the eighth and dropped towards the rear of the field before rallying again under pressure to win by 13 lengths.

The Kinneston based rider ended 2014 on a high when she was voted the Female Jockey of the Year for the third time.