Southwell

  • 13:20 Independent Merchandisers Ltd Novices' Hurdle2m 7f 209y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 16.31s
  • Off time: 13:20:38
13:20 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Station Master (IRE) 7/2
2nd Aloomomo (FR) 9/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Sky Bet
1 23-1237 Royal blue, red and royal blue striped sleeves, black and red hooped cap Follow The Bear (IRE) 17
Distance Winner
5 11-4 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville 129 1001
2 1F1-131 Red, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves and cap Station Master (IRE) 25
Distance Winner
6 11-4 K C Bailey David Bass 130 1001
3 136/3F-3 DARK BLUE and WHITE (halved), EMERALD GREEN sleeves, ORANGE cap Aloomomo (FR) 30
7 10-12 W Greatrex R Johnson 125 1001
4 P12-6 Pink, mauve star, mauve sleeves, pink stars and cap Plus One (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
5 10-12 Jonjo O'Neill Aidan Coleman 1001
5 32/0-57 Dark blue, beige star, grey sleeves, beige stars, dark blue cap, beige star Janes Boutique (IRE) 20
6 10-5 T Symonds Adrian Heskin 1001

Verdict

STATION MASTER won two point-to-points in Ireland and fell in three others. He was impressive when landing an Aintree bumper in May and again when defying a couple of errors in a novices' hurdle at Warwick and can go in again. Aloomomo has been alternating between hurdles and fences, completing a hat-trick over the bigger obstacles two years ago. He's been lightly-raced subsequently and will be better for a recent run over a trip too short at Carlisle. Follow The Bear won over an extended 3m at Kempton in May and is another who has been racing over shorter trips so a better effort is expected. Plus One won a point in Ireland then made a promising start over hurdles at Wetherby in February. He reappeared at Chepstow last month where he probably needed the run and should do better. Janes Boutique has only run three times under Rules and shown nothing so far.