Longsdon enjoys a double at Warwick

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon enjoyed a double at Warwick

Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon enjoyed a double at Warwick

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Chipping Norton trainer Charlie Longsdon completed a double at Warwick on Tuesday.

The Hull Farm handler saddled Wells De Lune to win the John Allen Memorial Interactive Novices Limited Handicap Chase and Kilfinichen Bay followed up to win the feature race of the day, the Asset Finance Brokers Handicap Chase.

Both horses were ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson and that took Longsdon on to 17 winners for the season.

The eight-year-old Kilfinichen Bay has now won ten times from 28 starts while the five-year-old Wells De Lune has won six from ten starts following Tuesday’s success on his seasonal reappearance.

Kilfinichen Bay went to Warwick on the back of two second places, at Stratford earlier this month and at Newton Abbot in August. This time it took a great ride form Johnson to go one better.

The champion jockey had to produce one of his trademark strong finishes on Kilfinichen Bay to get up and win by a neck from favourite Master Dee, who had come into the home straight looking every bit the winner.

Partnering top-weight Wells De Lune, Johnson took up the running early on before finishing seven lengths in front of Jarlath.

Mollington trainer Paul Webber saw Copperfacejack come second at Warwick.

The six-year-old finished behind Highbury High in the Rathbone Investment Management Handicap Chase, ridden by Charlie Post.

Longsdon has four possible runners at Worcester on Friday.

Bodekin Point has an entry in the novices chase while Vivas could go in the novices hurdle. Apple Of Our Eye and Sarpech hold entries in the card’s two handicap hurdles.