February Month End Novice Rider & National Young Horse Award Leaderboards
Connor Brace current leader in the Dodson & Horrell Novice Rider Awards for the Wilkinson Sword photo courtesy & copyright Phil Britt
We’ve updated the website to show the latest standings in the PPORA’s trio of novice rider awards.
Connor Brace , who shares top spot with Tim Gredley in the Harley Racing PPORA Novice Rider Points Series, continues to lead the field in the Dodson & Horrell Novice Rider Award for the Wilkinson Sword where he’s 3 wins ahead of the chasing pack comprised of Callum Bickers-Price, Huw Edwards and Matt Fielding.
17 year old Huw is the latest generation of a family steeped in pointing history. His father Simon was successful between the flag and grandfather Roy was a successful NH jockey, and his father Simon, great-uncle Gordy and great-aunt Sheila (Crow) have all achieved noteworthy success between the flags. Now in his second full season of Pointing Huw got of the mark in the Maiden at the Vine & Craven where his father’s recent purchase Skyhill Allstar led the field for the lion’s share of the final circuit before seeing off the persistent attentions of Velvet Steel from the last to the line.
Another second season rider, Matt Fielding, returned to the returned to the winner’s enclosure at Larkhill first return to the winner’s came at Larkhill after the aptly named Adrenalin Flight, owned bay Matt’s employer Seamus Mullins, came from off the pace to dispute the lead at the penultimate and was firmly in control by the final obstacle.
Owner-trainer-rider Charlotte Tailford entered the reckoning in the Howden Novice Rider Award for the Princess Royal Trophy becoming the second woman rider under 21 to ride a winner this season when her own horse Exit Ten, who led for much of the race but was 2 down at the last produced finishing flurry on the flat just getting the better of Jupiters Way in the shadow of the post in the Maiden at Corbridge.
In the PPORA National Young Horse Awards, sponsored by the Point To Point Racing Company, just 4 points separate the top 6 contender with Monsieur Gibraltar (Wessex) and Glittering Love (Northern) sharing pole position on 26 points. The Northern Area are currently playing a prominent role in this contest Chanceiton and Pieceoftheaction also amongst the 6 highest point scorers to date. The quest for this season’s PPORA National Young Horse Award winner continues until close of play on Sunday June 3rd – and the winner will receive their £1000 prize at the PPORA Grassroots Awards Lunch on Friday 8th June at Stratford Racecourse
Click here to see the PPORA National Young Horse Award Leaderboard – individual Area Awards Tables will be updated over the next few days