AWAY from the main action at Aintree, Pembrokeshire’s Lorcan Williams built on Thursday’s Taunton double with victory in Chepstow’s feature 2m7½f novice handicap chase on Saturday.

Williams’ 61st career winner may be have been his easiest, with Saint De Reve the only finisher of three runners in the £10,800 race.

“He’ll come on massively, he’s got an engine and hopefully that’s a step in the right direction,” he said of the Paul Nicholls-trained horse.

“He’s taken a lot of time, I rode him at Aintree at the start of the season and there was a question mark as we didn’t know why he didn’t run so well. Then he’d run well twice, so it’s really nice to get his head in front.”

Williams, who rode Porlock Bay to a thrilling win on the line in the Open Hunters’ Chase at Cheltenham, had notched two wins at Taunton on Paul Nicholls’ trained Tulin and Kandoo Kid.

After his win at Ffos Las on Lady Kk, trained by Jeremy Scott, Williams, who is from Amroth near Saundersfoot, also rode a winner at Newton Abbot on Old Harry Rock, trained by Sophie Leech.