Staxton wins on debut at Haydock

STaxStaxton, a cracking looking Equiano colt trained by Tim Easterby made his racecourse debut yesterday when he lined up in the Pilkington Glass Novice stakes at Haydock.

David Allan was aboard the 50/1 shot who was drawn in stall 10 for the 12 runner event.

On paper, this looked a very difficult start to his career with previous winners and very expensive purchases in the line up.

In the early stages of the race, David settled Staxton towards the rear of the field. He looked to be travelling very well and started to navigate his way up through the pack and at the 2 marker David asked him to go on and he responded, immediately gaining ground. At the furlong pole, he asked him for one final push, Staxton ate up ground on the leader to get his nose in front at the line.

This was a very taking debut from the colt and he should improve from the racecourse experience. Well done to Tim and all his staff and a big well done to his owners who will be delighted with the colt winning a plus 10 race on debut!