Hawkhill has been a star for his owner Royston Smith and he made it four novice hurdle wins when successful at Newton Abbot yesterday under Jason Kiely, for whom the win was a second career success after Got The Urge’s win at Hereford earlier in the year.

Sent straight into the lead, Hawkhill was given a sensible front-running ride and kept going in game fashion. It is not often that a horse wins four novice hurdles and hopefully he can add a couple more successes in the handicap ranks this season!