By Wendy Peters
IT has been said that sixteen year old David Hilton, a former student of Bellver International School is a man of many parts; a talented cricketer he undoubtedly is having been voted Mallorca Cricket Club's most improved player of the year in 2007, and when he turned his attention to Ballroom dancing he excelled at that too finishing runner up in the Pickles Ballroom Champion of Champions competition just a couple of months ago.

David leaves the island today to start a new phase in his young life. He is to follow his dream of becoming a National Hunt jockey at the British Racing School in Newmarket; yesterday he received his GCSE results which are proving a costly business for his proud mother Andrea. “I promised him a hundred euros for every ‘A' star he gained and fifty euros for an ‘A'…he's got three ‘A' stars and 6 ‘A's' and is waiting his maths results; we'll be eating sausage and chips for a bit!” David's father Jeff commented, “Just think what he could have achieved if he'd worked,” he wasn't joking.

David's thoughts as he leaves MaJorca for the gallops of Newmarket, “I'm eager to get started, caring for horses is a tough business; rising at dawn and working ‘till dusk, but it holds no surprises for me I've worked with race horses since I was nine years old. I shall be working through Christmas, it's a busy time in the racing world, but I hope to pop back here in November to see my girlfriend Katy.”


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