Impressive debut winner for Scorpion

Honkytonktennessee (4g Scorpion-Polly Platinum, by Phardante) made a bright start to his racing career at Limerick on Thursday night when capturing a bumper on his racecourse debut.

The Scorpion four-year-old was always travelling well before taking the lead before the final furlong to win the 15-runner contest by two lengths.

After the race, trainer Charlie Swan reported that Honkytonktennessee could now head to Doncaster sales.

“He has never been on grass and he has never been away from home, but he had being showing us so much at home,” Swan told “He has so much speed but he didn’t really know what to do when he got to the front.

“He jumps really well and I think he is the first jumps winner in Ireland for Scorpion. Knowing the boys (his owners) he will probably go to Doncaster next week, but I would love to keep him.”

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