Dylan McDonagh wins first Betfair race of series at Catterick


The first of this year’s races in the Betfair Novice Amateur Riders Series took place at Catterick on Wednesday 18th July over a mile and a half under the watchful eye of BHA Jockey Coach Tim Reed and produced one of the best finishes of the day.

Nine jockeys took part with Billy Garritty and Micky Hammond’s RUSSIAN ROYALE cutting out much of the running. However Dylan Mcdonagh and Lawrence Mullaney’s BUYER BEWARE were never far away and led well inside the final furlong to win by a 1/4 of a length with RUSSIAN ROYALE just holding on for second a head in front of WOTABREEZE and Colin Quinlan. Jessica Gillam was fourth.

Many congratulations to Dylan and winning connections! Dylan has a great strike rate this season, having now enjoyed 2 wins from 2 rides!🏆👏👍🏇🌬🍾🥂

Huge thanks to Catterick Racecourse and Fiona Needham for all of their help and support in hosting this race. The series now moves on to Leicester on Wednesday where it is the biggest field of the day with 13 declared!

Photo credit: Louise Pollard

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