Southwell Racecourse 22nd February
Four runners at Southwell Racecourse today, where the going is soft.
1.15 - Checkitout - Though still a maiden after eight outings has often been placed and shown signs of ability. In particular at Bangor two outings ago when taking second place over 3m on similar ground as today. Would have a good chance here if reproducing that run and is showing signs of improvement, so a good run is expected. Sam Twiston-Davies rides.
3.20 - Poppa Poutine - Won over course and distance on slightly faster ground two outings ago from a mark of 116, but didn’t go so well with a sixth place at Ascot last time up to 122 and arguably better company. From the same mark here and from top weight, but has enjoyed a break and returns fresh. Expected to go well, Sam rides.
3.50 - Festival Tips At attheraces.com/cheltenham Maiden Hurdle
Ginger Du Val - Joined us from France in January where she had shown good form with a couple of bumper wins. Made a promising maiden hurdles debut just five days after coming to us, with a 5th of 16 at Wincanton. Sure to have come on for that, she looks a good each way proposition here. Daryl Jacob rides.
Macfin - Has also shown promise with a bumper third and a fifth of 11 latest when upped to 2m 4f at Fakenham just before Christmas. Goes back to 2m here but another who has enjoyed a short break and can show more on his return. Sam rides.
Gowel Road (7/2)
21st February 2021
Owner: Options O Syndicate
Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
Ginger Du Val