Becky Smith enjoys Russian win at Hexham
The opener at Hexham on Sunday 24 June saw reigning ladies NH champion runner-up Becky Smith enjoy her first win of the new season over obstacles when she partnered Micky Hammond’s RUSSIAN ROYALE to victory over hurdles.
Always prominent, Becky urged her horse into the lead before the last and the partnership stayed on strongly to win by 1 3/4 lengths.
Becky is in fine form having already ridden 2 winners on the Flat this season to give her pole position for the championship, and this is her second visit to the winner’s enclosure within a week. Well done Becks!