Nell McCann enjoyed 1st win with 1st ride in Betfair finale at Windsor!
Many congratulations to Nell McCann who enjoyed success on her first ever ride when partnering SOCIAL BUTTERFLY for Mick Channon at Windsor in the 6 furlong finale of the Betfair 8 race series for novice riders.
Always handy, the partnership joined the leaders at the half way stage and led inside the final furlong to keep on and win by half a length from series winning jockey Tom Midgley who came from a long way back on COASTAL DRIVE, with Sarah Bowen and WHITECREST a further length and 3/4 3rd.
Following the race Nell said “Social Butterfly took me through the whole race by herself – it was absolutely brilliant. She travelled so perfectly and picked up exactly when I asked.” Well done Nell on a great start to your career – and a worthy win for a real hard worker according to your boss which makes it even more rewarding. Congratulations to all winning connections!
Congratulations to Tom Midgley, series winning jockey, together with all other winning jockeys who have enjoyed success in this series – Dylan McDonagh, Ellie MacKenzie, Amy Collier, Charlie Todd and Jessica Gillam – and all other participating jockeys who have ridden so well.
Many thanks to all supporting racecourses as well as Jockey Coach Tim Reed and all trainers who have given so many novice riders race riding opportunities that they may have otherwise been denied. Importantly, huge thanks must also go to our loyal sponsors Betfair for yet another great series.
Planning now starts for 2019 for another great series to look forward to next summer!
Photos: (c) Francesca Altoft