Tom Midgley leads the Betfair Series in an unassailable position for the finale at Windsor


It is heartening to see 29 entries for our final Betfair Novice Riders Series to be held at Windsor next Monday.

The penultimate race in the series was held at Carlisle on 6th September with 12 novice riders benefiting from the watchful eye of Jockey Coach Tim Reed with a coursewalk and post race debrief as is standard in this series.

The race was run over a mile with Tom riding for Alan Brown aboard WARRIOR’S SPIRIT. Holding his horse up until 2 furlongs from home, he led inside the final furlong and kept on well despite drifting right to win by 2 1/4 lengths from Tom Greenwood and EDGAR ALLAN POE 2nd, with Rachel Sharpe and COLOUR CONTRAST just a short head 3rd. James Jay Kendrick was 4th.

This victory put Tom in an unassailable position as series winner with 15 points, 6 clear of his nearest rivals Billy Garritty and Ellie MacKenzie. Many congratulations to Tom on a wonderful achievement! The competition for the runner-up slot remains open.

Huge thanks to our loyal sponsors Paddy Power Betfair without whom these great race riding opportunities would not be possible for so many novice riders.  Good luck all!

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