Paul John enjoys Borders National success with MORTIMERS CROSS
Many congratulations to Paul John who won today’s John Smith’s Borders National at Kelso with MORTIMERS CROSS, completing an amazing weekend for amateur jockeys.
Always close, the veteran 11 year old was close up before leading from the 12th and making all from then on. The partnership were hard pressed from two out but showed grit and tenacity to hold on gamely and score by a length from Captain Americo.
Winning jockey Paul said after the race “That’s my one winner from one ride here and I made the right decision as I could have ridden at a point-to-point instead. The dream is one day to turn professional but this old horse has given me a terrific ride and he is so game.”