Brian Hughes on the double towards 200 winners

Brian Hughes is going full bore towards 200 winners for the season after a double at Sedgefield. He'll join a select group if he makes it.

Top Northern jockey Brian Hughes is showing a relentless work ethic pays off as he got closer to an historic double tonne with two winners at Sedgefield.

Champion Jockey elect Hughes is already the first Northern-based jockey to ride 150 winners in a season when scoring with a four-timer at Carlisle in February and now he has hit the 186 mark for the season, just 14 shy of the double tonne.

It was a winning return to a track he does well at in Sedgefield and the 36-year-old left with a pair of winners.

First up came a 1/4 win on Red Vision in the novices' hurdle and he followed up on 6/4 shot Away At Dawn in the novices' chase to show his versatility

Hughes couldn't quite claim another winner on the day but did take a pair of thirds at the County Durham track with Blakeney Point for Donald McCain and En Couleur for the Easterbys.

Reaching 200 winners in a jumps season is considered a huge achievement and should he make it, Hughes will be only the fourth National Hunt jockey to do so, joining a select club including Sir Anthony McCoy, Richard Johnson and Peter Scudamore.

Hughes has six booked rides at Musselburgh on Friday, March 25.

READ MORE: Brian Hughes Planet Sport profile.

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