Caolin Quinn takes Kempton by storm
18 year old Caolin Quinn enjoyed a night to remember when winning with his first ever ride under rules at Kempton on Tuesday evening.
Partnering SARIM for Warren Greatrex, he tucked his horse behind the leaders until a couple of furlongs from home. Driving his horse forward, they led a furlong out to hold on bravely and deny Serena Brotherton a double (with her earlier success at Southwell) by half a length, with Becky Smith a further length and a quarter third on her regular ride BLUE MEDICI.
This was a polished performance by the young jockey illustrating the invaluable experience gained as an Irish pony racing graduate. Congratulations to Caoilin and to winning connections!
The race was not without drama, both Simon Walker and Serena Brotherton showing their mastery of the saddle and surviving in turn a really nasty heel clipping incident. Thankfully nobody came to grief.