Stonific made mild of a prolonged break from hurdling to take the £35,000 Betway Summer time Handicap Hurdle at Market Rasen.
Educated by David O’Meara and campaigned on the Flat since February 2020, the eight-year-old had been profitable 3 times on the extent throughout his leaping sabbatical and confirmed no indicators of rustiness below the Nationwide Hunt code.
Beginning at 40-1 below Tom Scudamore, the bay battled previous his rivals in a decent run in to the road to prevail by a head from Emma Lavelle’s Hold In There.
“I simply want David had a couple of extra jumpers after that, he is acquired sufficient Flat horses,” smiled Scudamore stated after the efficiency.
“It has been too lengthy (in entrance of a crowd) for apparent causes, however it’s pretty to see everyone and for a syndicate like this, there’s loads of tales and it would not take a lot to get entangled.”
“He was very powerful there and it is good to get a winner for David and the homeowners.”