The Dodson & Horrell PPORA Novice Riders Series reaches its climax this weekend with qualifying races having been held all over the country during the season. The first four horses and jockeys in each of the qualifying races automatically qualify for the prestigious final taking place this weekend at The Quorn’s meeting at Garthorpe, Leicestershire on Sunday 29 April 2018. Although the testing weather this spring has meant that only ten of the original 12 nationwide qualifiers have been able to run this season it will be a prestigious and very competitive final.
With an action-packed meeting, the Dodson & Horrell PPORA Club Members Novice Riders Final is the feature race of the day with a £1000 prize fund and £600 to the winner it is fourth race on the card.
In the field are a number of combinations who have qualified several times. William Money and Connor Brace have four wins this season and probably start as favourites. Robin De Boss and James Hepburn have won their last three races, two of which were qualifiers. L’Eldorado and Meisha Micklewright have won three of their last four starts, losing only in a Ladies Open to Golden Tobouggan. L’Eldorado and Robin De Boss have both won previously at Garthorpe. In addition to these Ballybough Gorta and Subtitle both have wins this season.
“The Novice Riders series is a chance for Dodson & Horrell to support racing at an amateur level, reaching the grassroots of the sport and the heritage of horse racing. This season has been a challenging one for point to pointers with meetings falling by the wayside, making it an even greater achievement to get the horses to the final in peak condition. We look forward to what looks to be an exciting race,” commented Sam Horrell, CEO at Dodson & Horrell.
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