Tuesday July 11, 2017
JACK Holder has been rewarded for a sensational run of form with a return to the Peterborough number one berth.

The Australian ace began the 2017 campaign as the top man in the 'T Balfe Construction' Panthers side, but he was shifted down to number five following the capture of Great Britain star Chris Harris.

Holder, who has slammed in three maximums in the past month, has now eclipsed Harris' average of 9.21 by boosting his own figure to 9.31 - a near two-point gain for a talent who started the campaign on just 7.16.

Team boss Carl Johnson said: "It is terrific for Jack to be back at number one - and there is no doubt he deserves to be there.

"I think we've all run out of superlatives to describe his recent form and I'm sure a change of riding position won't affect that.

"He did a good job at number one earlier in the season and I know for a fact he will be excited about riding there again.

"It's a position that comes with a bit of added pressure, but Jack is not the sort of rider who worries about that.

"He has proved time and again that he can do the business in the big races. Regardless of where they ride, we know we have a terrific top two in Jack and Chris."

Harris will swap places with Holder as he returns from international duty during the World Cup for a run of three SGB Championship meetings in as many days this week.

Peterborough entertain Sheffield at the East of England Arena on Friday night (7.30pm) before heading to Workington on Saturday. And they're back on home shale against when hosting Redcar on Sunday (5pm).

Peterborough averages: Jack Holder 9.31, Chris Harris 9.21, Paul Starke 7.13, Ulrich Ostergaard 6.61, Bradley Wilson-Dean 6.06, Liam Carr 3.00, Tom Bacon 2.55.

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