Charlotte Jones’ jump season is well and truly in full swing after she rode her second winner of the week on James Moffatt-trained Lough Kent in the Handicap Hurdle at Perth on Thursday.

It may not have had the shock value of Jones’ victory on Golden Town at Sedgefield two days previously, but it continued a stunning week for the jockey from Barrow, who went through 2018 without riding a winner.

This was the seventh time in the 24-year-old’s career she was first past the post and the fourth time she has done so on Lough Kent.

Her ride on Golden Town – another horse in Moffatt’s Pit Farm Stables and a 66/1 shot – was her first since January and her confidence, which she admits had taken a knock in the past year, is surely fully restored after the events of the last few days.

Lough Kent was joint-second favourite ahead of the race at 6/1, although the last time the ten-year-old had won was with Jones riding at his ‘home’ track at Cartmel in June 2017.

He stayed close to the front during the two-mile, four furlong race and was second going into the last of the ten hurdles before moving into the lead on the run-in.

Ahead of next Saturday’s first meeting of the season at Cartmel, the return to form of Moffatt’s stable couldn’t be timelier, with the trainer targeting his 50th winner at the course this year.