Bruce Lynn wins Betfair at Carlisle
The 6th of the 8 races in the BETFAIR NOVICE AMATEUR JOCKEYS SERIES was the first race of the afternoon at Carlisle on Wednesday 17 August with Jockey Coach Tim Reed in attendance.
In spite of this being his first season with an enviable race record so far of 75% success (3 wins from 4 rides), Bruce Lynn was making his first appearance in this series and was not to disappoint, partnering in-form trainer Nigel Tinkler’s CAESAR THE GAESAR. Always in touch, with Rachel Sharpe leading the field until 2 furlongs from home on NATIVE FALLS, Bruce began to make a move to lead inside the final furlong and keep on well to win by 2 1/2 lengths. Second was Tom Greenwood with PICKS PINTA with Matt Ennis 2 1/2 lengths back in 3rd, denying Rachel Sharpe that place by a neck.
Congratulations to Bruce and to all winning connections!
Many thanks to generous sponsors Betfair for these great race riding experiences for our novice amateur flat jockeys. The series now moves on to Thirsk on Monday as the first race on the evening card with 11 runners and riders.
ALL participating jockeys are expected to attend the coursewalk which takes places 90 minutes before the race, as always meeting the Jockey Coach Tim Reed on the Weighing Room steps. Fail to prepare or prepare to fail! If you choose not to attend the coursewalk then you are not taking your participation in these races seriously enough!
Successful jockeys are regularly seen walking the course before their rides – you never know what you may learn about the course and the ground and your Jockey Coach is there for YOU so take advantage of his advice. All jockeys should always be as fully prepared as possible before undertaking a race ride so that you can do justice to your horse and yourself, never mind the owner and trainer kind enough to support you! Good luck all! 🏇💨🍀