First Conditional win for Connor causes a stir in Spain!
2018 Dodson & Horrell PPORA Wilkinson Sword and Harley Racing PPORA Novice Riders’ Points Series winner Connor Brace is off the mark as a Conditional with a win in a Handicap Chase at Perth today.
“Renowned as a “cool cucumber” who takes everything in his stride, Connor started the day full of confidence that Mighty Leader, trained by his boss Fergal O’Brien, would come up trumps.
“He sent me a video this morning, saying “today’s winner”” said his mother Ellen.
“He’s run well up there before and we were hopeful of a good run,” added Connor, “it was good of Fergal to let me ride. It feels like forever since I last rode a winner (at Stratford on June 8th) and it’s brilliant to get it out the way.”
The win caused something of a stir in Spain too, Connor’s grandfather David is on there and watched the race unfold with a group of friends in a bar “They were shouting so loud everyone came running in from another bar I think they thought there was a fight going on!” laughed Connor.