Today's racecards

Southwell

  • 19:40 Quarrydale, Topvalley, Carlton Lewillows Partnership Exchange Novices' Hurdle2m

  • Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281
  • Going: Good (Watered)
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 48.10s
  • Off time: 19:44:30
19:40 Southwell Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Stephen Hero (IRE) 15/8
2nd Song Light 11/2
3rd Nordic Quest (IRE) Evs

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3331-2 RED, WHITE sleeves, BLUE and WHITE striped cap Nordic Quest (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-5 N J Henderson A Tinkler 128 Evs2.00
2 2250-1 Emerald green, white cross of lorraine, red sleeves and cap Stephen Hero (IRE) 17
Nag meDistance Winner
4 11-2 D Skelton Harry Skelton 122 15/82.88
3 133-38 White, Maroon star, Dark Blue sleeves, Dark Blue and White quartered cap Bennachie (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
5 10-12 Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne 25/126.00
4 658/PP Emerald green and red diabolo, striped sleeves, red cap Danger In The Park 22
Nag me
5 10-12 b1 A Hollinshead Josh Wall (7) 100/1101.00
5 Dark Blue and Purple stripes, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow armlets, Dark Blue and Purple hooped cap Dubai Celebration 25
Nag me
6 10-12 h Miss J A Camacho D C Costello 14/115.00
6 46361-7 Turquoise Blue, Scarlet hoops, striped sleeves, White cap Finish The Story (IRE) 9
Nag me
8 10-12 J Farrelly Mr Robert Hawker (7) 50/151.00
7 09F4/ Dark green, light green triple diamond, armlets and cap Teajaybe (USA) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 C A Dwyer Trevor Whelan (3) 25/126.00
9 3- Light Blue and Red stripes, Red cap Sir Note (FR) 292
Nag me
4 10-9 N P Littmoden Paul Moloney 20/121.00
10 22 Pink, Dark Blue cross belts Song Light 17
Nag me
4 10-9 J W Mullins A Thornton 117 11/26.50
11 9/ Dark blue, emerald green stars on sleeves Mill Run 1312
Nag me
8 10-5 h S Regan J Kington (3) 100/1101.00
Non runners
8My Direction410-9J P FergusonNon Runner

Verdict

Stephen Hero and Song Light finished first and second at Fakenham on the first day of the month and placings should be confirmed despite the runner-up having a 7lb swing in the weights as the winner looks progressive. Bennachie was a long way behind that day and needs to display massive improvement to get involved and My Direction is far more interesting on debut for John Ferguson. He showed plenty of promise in two Polytrack maidens last year and it's quite a surprise to see attentions turned to hurdling as he looked capable of finding the winner's enclosure on the level. NORDIC QUEST did well when runner-up to the progressive Huff And Puff last time, conceding 7lb to the winner, and has since filled the minor placing on the level in the Sandown handicap won by Chain Of Events. He may just have too much class for his opponents back over timber.