• 12:10 Maiden Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 46.10s
  • Off time: 12:10:24
12:10 Doncaster Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Softsong (FR) 5/1
2nd Minella Friend (IRE) 85/40
3rd Nordic Quest (IRE) 7/2


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 55 Dark Green, White seams, Dark Green sleeves, White cap, Red star Attimo (GER) 46
5 11-6 C J Mann N D Fehily 16/117.00
2 49P Dark blue, red seams, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 9
6 11-6 Violet Jordan Charlie Deutsch (7) 200/1201.00
3 1123 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Minella Friend (IRE) 56
Beaten Favourite
5 11-6 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 124 85/403.12
4 8 Black, black and maroon striped cap Namibian (IRE) 27
Beaten Favourite
6 11-6 J P Ferguson D F O'Regan 6/17.00
5 3 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Nordic Quest (IRE) 27
5 11-6 N J Henderson D Bass 7/24.50
6 FP/ Maroon, white star, maroon sleeves, white stars, maroon cap, white star Perfect Shot (IRE) 288
8 11-6 S-J Davies W T Kennedy 150/1151.00
7 4 Beige, Yellow diamond Save The Bees 22
6 11-6 D Carroll D C Costello 50/151.00
8 70U Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Sir Harry Hotspur 10
6 11-6 J Mackie Donal Devereux 250/1251.00
9 523920- ROYAL BLUE, WHITE star, ROYAL BLUE sleeves, WHITE stars and stars on cap Softsong (FR) 131
6 11-6 H J Evans L Treadwell 125 5/16.00
10 2-3 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Thomas Junior (FR) 47
5 11-6 D Pipe T Scudamore 8/19.00
11 460/2-6 Emerald green, royal blue sleeves, royal blue and yellow quartered cap Easter Dancer 253
7 10-13 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 12/113.00


NAMIBIAN folded quickly and was eased on his hurdles introduction at Huntingdon, eventually finishing 17 lengths behind third Nordic Quest. But that was his first run for more than two years and Nicky Henderson's charge wouldn't have lived with the Queen's Vase and Gordon Stakes winner on the Flat. Much more is expected today from John Ferguson's gelding, who can open his account under NH Rules over an extra half-mile. Minella Friend has run well in a couple of hurdle starts at Exeter and has place claims again but Softsong has proved expensive to follow in the past. Save The Bees, debutant Thomas Junior and Easter Dancer look best of the rest.