Connor is just champion after taking Scottish glory
PROMISING Welsh jockey Connor Brace recorded the biggest victory of his short career when he captured the £105,000 Scottish Champion Hurdle at Ayr on Verdana Blue.
It has been a fantastic first season for the teenage rider, whose family own Dunraven Windows. He has ridden winners for many leading jump trainers, having served his apprenticeship riding winners on the pointto-point circuit around the country.
It was Connor’s second ride for champion trainer Nicky Henderson and given the polished ride he gave his mount, there could be more opportunities to follow.
Another Welsh rider knocking in the winners is Lorcan Williams. He rode a treble at Fontwell Park on Friday for former champion trainer Paul Nicholls. Then on Saturday, he scored on Gone Platinum at Bangor for Pembrokeshire trainer Dai Rees. It was the horse’s second victory inside a week, having won at Ffos Las the previous Sunday – again with Williams in the saddle.
Sean Bowen continues in a rich vein of form and he was successful aboard Serosevsky at Wincanton on Sunday. Sean is the ambassador for Ffos Las Racecourse and among his duties are meeting customers on racedays in the restaurant and the annual members’ marquee. Annual membership is effectively a season ticket for the year and includes admission to all meetings at Ffos Las and hundreds of other fixtures across the Arena Racing Group. Courses include Chepstow, Bath, Hereford and Worcester.
If you are interested in joining, telephone Lydia Rosser on 01554 811092.
The next meeting at Ffos Las is on Easter Sunday. There are six races starting at 2.15pm. Gates open at 12.15pm. Children aged 17 and under go free and there’s plenty of free parking.
We have arranged lots of free family entertainment including Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift tribute acts, face painting, go-karts and a fairground ride. Information is available on www.ffoslasracecourse.com