Beverley

  • 15:05 Happy Birthday Pat Roberts Handicap7f 100y

  • Winner £7,439 2nd £2,214 3rd £1,106 4th £553
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 1m 30.94s
  • Off time: 15:06:08
15:05 Beverley Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Shebebi (USA) 13/8
2nd Asgardella (IRE) 2/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (1) 516113- Yellow, Light Blue chevron, striped sleeves and cap Delores Rocket 187
Nag me
3 9-7 K A Ryan Julie Burke (3) 83 16/117.00
4 (7) 8317- Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Shebebi (USA) 193
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-3 M Johnston P Hanagan 79 13/82.62
5 (2) 7445- Yellow, royal blue chevron, royal blue cap Talqaa 224
Nag me
3 9-2 M R Channon Martin Harley 78 10/111.00
6 (3) 1259- LIGHT BLUE, ORANGE epaulets Asgardella (IRE) 201
Nag meDistance Winner
3 9-2 R A Fahey Lee Topliss (3) 78 2/13.00
7 (4) 44-1 DARK GREEN, RED cap, DARK GREEN diamond Marshland 23
Nag me
3 9-2 M Johnston J Fanning 78 7/24.50
Non runners
2 (5)131135Hiddon Coin (IRE)39-6D O'MearaD H Bergin82
3 (6)1611-53Ready (IRE)39-4G MossR Winston80

Verdict

Mark Johnston saddles MARSHLAND and Shebebi with the former taken to come out best and complete a quick double. He reappeared after almost a year off to score easily at Southwell despite looking very green and, with that under his belt, can make all here. Delores Rocket won three times in her first campaign though all victories came on ground with some give and Hiddon Coin, who was outclassed in the Greenham on Saturday, seems best on an artificial surface. Asgardella made a winning start at Ayr in August and competed in much better company in her next three starts so she looks a big threat.