Huge for Hughes as jumps jockey claims fastest 100 winners in a season

The talented Brian Hughes is wasting no time in going after the jumps jockeys' title by surging to a hundred winners in double quick time and claiming a record by November.

Prolific national hunt rider Brian Hughes became the fastest Northern based jump jockey to reach 100 wins in a season with success on Dreams Of Home at Ayr.

The 36-year-old has gone off like a rocket to claw back the title he won in 2019-20 from Harry Skelton.

Hughes began the day 42 winners clear of nearest pursuer Sam Twiston-Davies, and took his tally to three figures when scoring on Dreams Of Home (11-8 favourite) in the Coral Novices' Limited Handicap Chase.

Having his second run over fences, the Donald McCain-trained five-year-old triumphed by five and a half lengths from Fete Champetre, who ruined his chance with a mistake at the final fence.

Hughes told Great British Racing: "It's great to reach 100 winners already this year. It's always the first big target to tick off when you set your goals at the start of the season, so to achieve it in November is really encouraging.

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"The five-timer at Musselburgh (in October) was the highlight. They don't come around too often those days so you have to enjoy them when you have them."

He added: "The ultimate goal remains reclaiming the championship. Anything can happen during the season, so there is no room to let up from my perspective. I will keep pushing towards the next milestone and continue to ride as many winners as possible."

Hughes rides Planet Sport pick Obey The Rules on Tuesday, November 23 in the 13.45 at Sedgefield.

He also looks to have a solid chance in the 15.15 at Sedgefield on Find The Time, to add to his tally.

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