Bickers-Price, Brace and Gredley jostle for early leadership in novice awards
Heading into 2018 three riders feature as early leaders in the novice rider awards
Sharing pole position in the Harley Racing PPORA Novice Riders’ Points Series are last season’s winner Tim Gredley and newcomer Connor Brace with a win and a runner up spot apiece
Just Cause, who chased Connor Brace and William Money home in the first of the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Novice Riders Series Qualifiers at Barbury, gave Tim his first win of the new campaign in the CA Novice Riders Contest at Cottenham on New Year’s Eve. The emphatic 40 length victory was not without incident with the pairing surviving a blunder at the penultimate – the same fence that had put paid to Tim’s chances on board Bivouac in the Men’s Open.
Connor’s 6 point runner up spot on board Doctor Braveheart in the Harkaway Club PPORA Novice Riders Race puts him on level pegging with Tim for the Harley sponsored award, whilst the win in the same race for Callum Bickers-Price and Crowded Room puts him on equal footing with Connor in The Dodson & Horrell Novice Rider Award For The Wilkinson Sword – click here to read more about Crowded Room – “the horse that no-one wanted”