Worcester provides 3 amateur wins
Thanks to the amateur rider’s hurdle at Worcester being divided today, an abundance of amateur jockeys were able to enjoy race riding this afternoon alongside the river Severn.
Congratulations to John Mathias, runner-up in the 2009/10 men’s point-to-point championship. Fresh from his Southwell double 10 days ago, he was quick to put on a repeat performance with both horses scoring again, firstly in the opener of the day on hard held Makena and later in the day on favourite Misamon in the handicap hurdle. This takes John into the lead for the gentlemen’s championship on 4 winners already this season. Both horses are trained by John’s boss Dai Rees. John is pictured below with supporters during his victorious point-to-point season with T-shirts printed with Mighty Mathias sold in aid of the Injured Jockeys Fund.
It was also a memorable day for Oliver Garner who rode his first winner under Rules for boss Sean Lycett, having been promised the ride as a birthday present. Many congratulations and Happy Birthday to Olly who is pictured below being led into the winner’s enclosure. His 22nd birthday is in 2 days time.