• 15:10 'National Hunt' Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,119 2nd £916 3rd £458 4th £229
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.50s
  • Off time: 15:10:48
15:10 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Sergeant Dick (IRE) 5/6
2nd Count Guido Deiro (IRE) 11/4


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
1 307/0P7 Royal Blue, Light Blue stars, striped sleeves Aldiva 14
7 11-1 Mrs Caroline Bailey A Thornton 16/117.00
2 753- Dark Green, Mauve hoops Count Guido Deiro (IRE) 358
6 11-1 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 11/43.75
3 35 ROYAL BLUE, LIGHT BLUE triple diamond, LIGHT BLUE cap Flame Of The Glen 109
7 11-1 F Brennan Felix de Giles 16/117.00
4 009/9 Maroon, light blue seams, hooped sleeves and cap Handford Henry (IRE) 14
7 11-1 M Appleby R Mahon (3) 33/134.00
5 98/6P-0 Green, yellow cross belts, collar and cuffs, hooped cap Rogue Dancer (FR) 15
8 11-1 M Banks Alex Merriam 50/151.00
6 3/31-564 Dark blue, white epaulets, white sleeves, dark blue stars, white cap, dark blue star Sergeant Dick (IRE) 23
8 11-1 t1 S Curran J M Maguire 5/61.83
7 3/ Black, White hoop, Black sleeves, White stars Shays River (IRE) 730
8 11-1 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 9/25.50


Shays River hasn't been seen since finishing third in a Gowran bumper for Elizabeth Doyle two years ago but, such is the dearth of serious opposition in this, the eight-year-old has to go on the short-list. However, we just prefer COUNT GUIDO DEIRO, unraced since finishing third in an Irish point-to-point a year ago but likely to be fully wound-up. Sergeant Dick, a winning pointer, was fourth at Chepstow last month and easily looks the best of those with previous hurdling experience. He's unlikely to be far away.