The jockey from George Nympton is hoping to be in action at Cheltenham Festival today (Wednesday).

Horse racing's showpiece event, the Cheltenham Festival is in full swing and North Devon jockey Lizzie Kelly is hoping to shine.

Lizzie, 23 from George Nympton, hopes to be in action today (Wednesday) with Coo Star Sivola in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle.

She is currently enjoying her best ever season with 13 wins to her name.

In December Lizzie made history by becoming the first woman rider to win a grade one race over jumps in Britain, and has since added another big race success when winning the £155.000 Betfair Hurdle in February.

Reflecting on the season so far, Kelly said: "I told myself going into this season not to be disappointed if it didn't go as well as my first season, because my first season was so good and I didn't think I would top it.

"But obviously I've beaten the record.

"I had never got into double figures and the fact that one of them was a grade one and the other was the Betfair Hurdle is massive."

Being the first woman jockey to win a grade one over jumps in Britain could be considered a bragging right, but you won't find Kelly alluding to the fact.

"It's not something I'd ever really thought of before, I am just glad I've got the grade one.

"I think I will appreciate it more when I'm old and grey."

Looking back on last year's festival, when she rode Aubusson in the World Hurdle, Kelly said: " I found it enjoyable because we knew we couldn't win so it was more a case of being there for the experience."

"Two or three years ago I worked for Willie Mullins for the week and it was just a brilliant week.

"When you're attached to a yard who has that success four, five, six times a week, it's quite surreal.

"It really made me realise why people love [the Cheltenham Festival] so much."