MONDAY: February 19, 2018: HAWKESBURY trainer Mike Van Gestel recalled jockey Blake Spriggs for Cheeky Bella at Bathurst today – and he didn’t let him down.

Spriggs, having his first ride on Cheeky Bella in nearly 15 months, seized the initiative on the six-year-old mare, letting her stride to the front from her inside barrier in the Benchmark 60 Handicap (1400m).

She travelled strongly in the lead and Spriggs had the race parcelled up when he stole a winning break on the ho...