Prolific Megan Carberry lives up to the family name

Some youngsters would feel the burden of being born into a famous family, but in winning for the fifth time in just nine rides over hurdles Megan Carberry enforced the opinion she is not out of place at Catterick yesterday.
Prolific Megan Carberry lives up to the family name

Counting Paul, Nina and Philip amongst her cousins, she has plenty of relatives to call upon for advice but at this early stage of her career she seems to be doing just fine.

Having initially made her breakthrough on the Flat with Brian Ellison in 2014, she now finds herself riding over jumps and appears blessed with a pair of those famous Carberry hands.

Sent off the 4-6 favourite, Carberry and Fair Lock never saw another rival in winning a hurdle race by 14 lengths.

“He was my first ride (over jumps) and I’ve ridden him three times now,” Carberry said.

“He jumps for fun and I just have to sit there looking pretty!

“We thought the ground had gone against him but I walked the track with Brian and we decided to run as we had the best of the ground.

“He really enjoyed it and jumped for fun at the last.

“I’ve been hunting since I was six, done showjumping and pony racing and I always wanted to jump, and now, because of my weight, it’s a perfect excuse.

“I hope I’m getting my weight more under control now, and hope to be back on the Flat in the summer.”

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