Marcus Haddock enjoys winner with first ever ride!


The 6th race in the Betfair Novice Riders Series at Nottingham saw 4 non-runners of the original 11 declared with monsoon conditions giving concern for a slippery surface after heavy rain falling on hard ground.  After listening to expert guidance from Jockey Coach Jimmy Bleasdale on the pre-race coursewalk, jockeys set off at a steady pace and did not quicken until turning into the straight where they formed a line abreast.

A battle to the line ultimately ensued between Jordan Williams on TASTE THE WINE and first time jockey Marcus Haddock on SOUNDBYTE who led near the finish to hold on by a head.  Many congratulations to Marcus, a graduate of the Northern Racing College, seen here receiving his prize from Betfair’s Simon Kirk.  The series now moves on to the penultimate race on Bank Holiday Monday at Ripon.


Picture credits: AJA

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