Fergus Sweeney's first taste of life as a jumps jockey ended in triumph after he partnered Miss Exhibitionist to success in a special hurdle race for Flat riders at Lingfield.
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Sweeney, who had first got into racing through watching jumps racing as a child, had only previously ridden on the Flat but showed the benefit of some intensive schooling practice at Alan King's yard when bringing home the 9/2 winner to break her duck.
"I had a willing partner - it was more her than me," said Sweeney, who had ridden with nearly 3st of lead in his saddle in order to draw the correct weight of 11-10.
"I knew Alan was the man to ring when this race came about. I've been there a few times in the last few weeks and it's been brilliant, I've been loving it. I might ask if I can keep going actually. Maybe we can have a chase next year!"
Kirsty Milczarek finished second aboard Terra Bleu, with Jamie Goldstein's mount Lindsay's Dream keeping on for third.