Jockey Charlotte Jones is heading into the new season at Cartmel with her confidence restored after riding two winners in the space of two days last week.

Barrovian Jones had previously gone over a year without being first past the post before her stunning win on Golden Town, who came in at 66/1 at Sedgefield last Tuesday.

She followed that up with victory on Lough Kent at Kelso last Thursday, which was the seventh winner of her career and continued a spectacular return to the course after a four-month break.

Jones mostly rides for Cartmel trainer James Moffatt, whose horses had a tough year in 2018, but signs are the previous problems have been eradicated, which has done wonders for the 24-year-old's self belief.

She said: "It was a massive confidence boost. Obviously I'd had a break from the track, on the back of the season that we had just had.

"I don't get many outside rides and I'm sort of just riding for Jimmy at the moment and none of Jimmy's horses had been well over the last year.

"It sort of took its toll on myself as well, when riding them, because you start to think 'is it something I'm doing?'

"It was a bit of a knock to my confidence and a bit of a setback, but hopefully if the horses are improving, that'll help me out and I can get some winning opportunities this summer."

As yet, Jones doesn't have any confirmed rides during the Whit meeting at Cartmel, but she can't wait to compete again on what is effectively her home track.

While Moffatt admits his stable isn't as strong as it was in 2017, Jones will be hoping she can repeat some of her achievements from that year.

Jones said: "It's always nice to get my eye in just before the Cartmel meetings.

"I have quite a lot of supporters at Cartmel, which is good, as all of my family and friends, or people who work with my mum and something like that, they all seem to go. It is nice to hopefully ride a winner around my local track."