Easy bumper winner for Scorpion

Scorpion’s son Its A Sting (5g Scorpion-Wyndham Sweetmarie, by Mister Lord) made a big impression when winning a competitive bumper at Market Rasen on Sunday.

The five-year-old, who finished second to the exciting Great Try (5g Scorpion-Cherry Pie, by Dolpour) on his British debut, was not pushed to score by a length and a half for owner Alurie O’Sullivan.

Bred by Peter Byrne, the Tony Coyle-trained Its A Sting is a half-brother to this month’s G1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle fourth Champagne West (6g Westerner-Wyndham Sweetmarie, by Mister Lord).

The Racing Post’s Analysis noted: “This had the look of a decent contest and it saw a decent display by ITS A STING. A half-brother to Champagne West, he was given a fine ride by Dougie Costello, who bided his time in behind before threading his way to the front. The son of Scorpion ought to be best when able to follow a strong gallop.”

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