Today's racecards

Doncaster

  • 12:10 1stsecuritysolutions.co.uk Maiden Hurdle 2m 3f 110y

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

Result

  • 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

Racecard

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
Nag me
5 11-6 C J Mann N Fehily 16/117.00
2 49P Dark blue, red seams, chevrons on sleeves, red cap Kilfinichen Bay (IRE) 9
Nag me
6 11-6 Violet Jordan Charlie Deutsch (7) 200/1201.00
3 1123 Royal Blue, Pink hoop Minella Friend (IRE) 56
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-6 Evan Williams Paul Moloney 124 85/403.12
4 8 Black, black and maroon striped cap Namibian (IRE) 27
Nag meBeaten 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
Nag me
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
Nag me
8 11-6 S-J Davies W Kennedy 150/1151.00
7 4 Beige, Yellow diamond Save The Bees 22
Nag me
6 11-6 D Carroll D C Costello 50/151.00
8 70U Grey, Orange chevron, sleeves and cap Sir Harry Hotspur 10
Nag me
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
Nag me
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
Nag me
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
Nag me
7 10-13 Miss E C Lavelle Aidan Coleman 12/113.00

Verdict

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.