Promising Son Of Getaway Delivers In Maiden Hurdle
Point-to-point winner Docpickedme (5g Getaway - Hard Luck, by Old Vic) justified strong market support to win Monday’s maiden hurdle at Southwell.
Sold after winning his sole start for Ellmarie Holden, the bay made a promising start for Harry Whittington by chasing home subsequent Listed winner Wilde About Ascot at Aintree and was last seen in December finishing fifth on heavy ground at Chepstow.
Sent off favourite on return under Daryl Jacob, he chased the leaders and began to improve his position approaching the turn for home. Disputing at the penultimate flight, he soon led and kept on strongly on the run-in to win by three and a half lengths.
Successful in the colours of Jackey Club Ownership, Docpickedme may be seen to even better effect over fences, given that he is a half-brother to black-type chaser Another Venture. Bred by TJ Hurley out of an Old Vic mare, the son of Getaway is bred on the same cross as Grade 1 performer One For Rosie (Getaway), who recently impressed on his chase debut.