JRL Group series kicks off at Salisbury


Many congratulations to James Hughes who made all and just managed to hold on and ride only the second win of his fledgling career in fine style for his mother trainer Jo Hughes this evening in torrential rain on HARBOUR CAPTAIN.  Making all, James was able to maintain his lead to hold on by a head from multiple Champion Amateur Simon Walker and WORDISMYBOND.


The race was not without incident, with one runner walking down to the start 10 minutes early and a further two runners refusing to go down without plenty of jinxing and reluctance, Marcus Price being dropped along the way and having to resort to kicking his feet out of the irons.  Unfortunately sponsor John Reddington who also rode in the race suffered from a stirrup leather breaking in the early stages and did miraculously well to maintain his position in the saddle.

The series (made up of 4 races) moves on to Newbury on Sunday 4th August for its second race.

Picture credit: AJA

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