The April Dodson & Horrell Employee of the Month award has been presented to Rupert Wilks. The award recognises and celebrates the hard work and dedication that the staff at 12-time Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls’ yard put in to get the horses to the track in peak condition. Harry Derham, Assistant Trainer and his panel of selectors, which includes pupil Assistant, Charlie Davies, chose the winner and Harry presented the prize.
Harry commented, “Rupert joined us in July 2020 on finishing school and has had a great first season in racing. He has worked hard, improved his riding and always has a smile! He’s a pleasure to have on the yard.
He has ridden a variety of horses during the season including Shantou Flyer, Gala Corton and Cat Tiger, with his riding improving all the time. He also looked after Punchestown winner Bob and Co and had the opportunity to lead him up at the Cheltenham Festival in March.”