ALAN Hill saddled a double at Kimblewick meeting at Kingston Blount.

The Aston Rowant trainer’s brace came courtesy of Hawkhurst (Gina Andrews) in the conditions race before veteran Consigliere walked over in the hunt members.

Eight-year-old Hawkhurst, a five-time winner this term, was settling a score with old rival Tempelpirate, who could only manage a laboured third.

The pair had both tasted victory over the other previously this season.

“Tim (Underwood, trainer of Tempelpirate) said he knew how to beat us and that it wouldn’t be a contest so it’s nice to get some revenge,” grinned the winning trainer, who will keep the gelding between the flags at the wish of previous owner JP McManus.

Joe Hill, assistant trainer to his father, is sidelined through injury but is looking forward to riding the gelding again next season.

“I thought he was quite impressive,” said Joe.

“But he wouldn’t want it any quicker.

“He hits the ground quite hard and he can’t quicken as well on this kind of surface.

“He’s likely to run again and is better suited to right-handed tracks.”

Despite the double, Alan Hill remained six winners behind Phil Rowley in the leading trainer championship, with his rival also notching two winners.