WEST Somerset trainer Jeremy Scott, who is based near Brompton Regis high on the Brendon Hills, is enjoying a very successful spring, writes Richard Walsh.

“The horses are absolutely flying with seven wins from six horses and 19 runners which has put us top of the hot trainers list. We have also had two doubles in March, almost three at Exeter as well as our first Cheltenham Festival winner.

Bonza Boy rewarded his patient owner/breeder Gary Lever with a win at Exeter on March 8 under a great ride from Rex (Dingle),

Lorcan (Williams) followed up an hour later on a persistent Bampton Star who got his head in front in the final stride.

“Golden Ace remains unbeaten over hurdles, winning the Grade 2 Mares' Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham under a patient ride from Lorcan. It has always been a dream to get a Cheltenham winner and the reception we received from our friends and supporters surpassed any expectations or dreams.

"The chants of 'Jezza, Jezza, Jezza' echoed around the paddock. She is a star and beat a monster from Ireland; we look forward to seeing her going forward from here! We would like to thank everyone for their kind words and messages as well as the brilliant team at home who have seen this success to fruition."

Jeremy went on: “Zainy Champ ran well on his debut at Doncaster to finish third, veteran Champagne Court finished second at Stratford showing his love for racing. Stormy Flight won a second race this season at Exeter under Rex, King Of The Lake has a touch of seconditis and almost got the double on the day but should get his head in front soon!

"We have finally figured out Leissieres Express and he won well over the marathon distance of 3 miles 6 furlongs at Chepstow. He has to be walked slowly around the stable yard from the time he arrives at the racecourse, definitely worth going the extra mile when he pulls wins out of the bag!

"Joe Cotton took well to fences, having won a couple of point to points last season for Chris Barber, winning by 22 lengths under Lorcan at Exeter. Bampton Star notched up a second victory over course and distance, however this was slightly more comfortable, winning by 8 lengths! Celtic Art finished third again at Taunton, running another consistent race.

Tikkinthebox is enjoying his new life, hunting in West Somerset.

"Tik won over £67,000 in prize money and seven chases throughout his racing career and has found a 5 star home for his next career.

"Finally there is the last 15 per cent remaining in Came From Nowhere, who is ready to run in a bumper this April.”