Pontefract win for Bo Samraan
By John Scanlon
Bo Samraan returned to the racecourse on October 21, and delighted his connections with a gutsy success at Pontefract.
Jaber Abdullah’s Sea The Stars colt had four outings in April/May of this year and ran with great consistency, returning form figures of 3323 in that period. The three-year-old returned from a break of 156 days in an all-aged handicap over a mile and a quarter at the West Yorkshire track.
The race attracted a field of 14 runners, with Bo Samraan being one of a trio of three-year-olds entered in the event. Joe Fanning took the ride.
Medalla De Oro set the early pace under Harry Bentley. After a furlong or so, Joe sent Bo Samraan to the head of affairs, racing well away from the inside rail in the testing conditions. Turning for home, the favourite Sod’s Law loomed up on his outer, and indeed Danny Tudhope sent his mount into the lead with half a furlong to run.
Despite his rival having the advantage of the stands’ rail, Bo Samraan dug deep, rallied and kept on well to score by a head from Sod’s Law, the pair having pulled 10 lengths clear of the third horse, Archeology.
This was a first career success for Bo Samraan, who is out of the Night Shift mare, Sassenach. A winner over 13 furlongs at Downpatrick, she has produced seven winners, including Dress Rehearsal (by Galileo), a Listed winner in Ireland who later landed a Grade 3 event over a mile and a half at Gulfstream Park.