Southwell

  • 16:40 32RedBingo.com Maiden Open NH Flat Race 2m

  • Winner £1,560 2nd £458 3rd £229 4th £114
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 55.55s
  • Off time: 16:40:28
16:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Truckers Steel (IRE) 11/4
2nd Countersign 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2 White, red star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Billy The Bandit (IRE)
5 11-4 Jennie Candlish S Thomas 9/110.00
3 62 EMERALD GREEN and RED (quartered), RED sleeves, EMERALD GREEN stars, RED cap Countersign 15
4 11-4 h C T Pogson A Pogson 7/24.50
4 3 White, Black epaulets, White and Yellow striped sleeves, Yellow cap Cousin Guillaume (FR) 18
4 11-4 Karen McLintock R Johnson 7/42.75
5 56/P32- Yellow, dark blue stars, hooped sleeves, striped cap Garrahalish (IRE) 207
5 11-4 R Dickin C Poste 8/19.00
7 Grey, Red star and stars on cap Shadow Of The Day
6 11-4 L R James K James (3) 100/1101.00
8 Light Blue, Royal Blue star, White and Royal Blue check sleeves and cap Truckers Steel (IRE) 220
5 11-4 T R George P J Brennan 11/43.75
9 Pink, Dark Green chevron, sleeves and stars on cap Island Whisper (IRE)
6 10-11 B I Case Ryan Lynam (10) 33/134.00
Non runners
12-8Bellorophon (IRE)411-4Tim VaughanMichael Byrne
66-63Ifonlywecud (IRE)411-4C A MulhallR Thornton

Verdict

Cousin Guillaume was always in the firing line on his debut at Kelso and though unable to quicken will have come on for the experience and should enjoy the softer conditions. Countersign showed the benefit of his opening run with a better effort at Towcester where he found the 1m6f inadequate. This is more his trip and he looks certain to be in the shake-up. Bellorophon, runner-up on his only point-to-point start, ran so badly when fancied for his bumper debut at Sedgefield that it can't have been his true form. Ifonlywecud has twice run reasonably well here but a chance is taken with TRUCKERS STEEL, who was purchased for £45,000 after a comfortable victory in a point-to-point at Dromahane on very heavy going.