RIDGEWAY proved to be an aptly-named winner for Eve Johnson Houghton, whose Blewbury yard, near Didcot, is close by the ancient trackway.

The three-year-old gelding, who runs in the trainer’s colours, was making just his second start in a mile-and-a-quarter maiden stakes at Bath.

Sent off a 10-1 shot, Ridgeway made light of his inexperience to upset 11-10 joint favourites Aquascape and Tenfold as he romped home by four and three-quarter lengths under Charlie Bishop.

Cosmic Princess also struck on her second start for East Ilsley trainer Hughie Morrison.

Lining up in a mile-and-a-quarter fillies’ novice stakes at Newbury, the three-year-old finished strongly to collar La Dragontea by a neck in the hands of Hollie Doyle.

Kings Temptation put in a fine round of jumping to record his second Uttoxeter win in the space of ten days for Ben Case’s Edgcote stables, near Banbury.

Successful in a three-mile-and-two-furlong handicap chase at the start of the month, the eight-year-old gelding returned to the Staffordshire track to tackle a similar contest over a quarter-mile shorter trip.

Bryan Carver set out to make all the running on the 6-5 favourite, and his mount kept up the gallop to hold off Thomas Shelby by three and three-quarter lengths.