Sean Bowen was the jockey to follow as he posted a brilliant first ever four-timer at Hereford on Saturday.

The son of well-known trainer Peter, of Little Newcastle, Letterston, was aboard Colt Lightning, Misty Mai, Lord Bryan and Beau Bay, but he needed the help of the stewards in the latter’s case

Kauto Riko get home by a neck from Beau Bay after the pair had duelled from the home turn in the feature 2m handicap chase, but an inquiry was immediately called as the pair had come close together on the run-in.

The stewards decided that Beau Bay had been carried left on the run to line and amended the result.

Explaining the decision stipendiary steward Richard Westropp said: "We considered the amount of interference suffered by Beau Bay along with the momentum and ground lost in the process had made a difference, as there was only a fast finishing neck between the pair at the line."

Bowen has a few fancied rides at the Cheltenham this week, and is obviously heading for the meeting in flying form.

Bowen said: "It’s a nice way to be heading to the biggest week of the jumping year and I think two of my better chances are Minella Daddy in the Ultima Handicap Chase and Simply The Betts, who goes for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle."