THERE was double delight for Selkirk trainer Stuart Coltherd at Wetherby last Wednesday, when Pookie Pekan romped home to win the Northern Boys Play Crown Green Bowls Handicap Chase.

Ridden by Stuart’s 20-year-old son Sam, the five-year-old gelding won by 4½ lengths from the race’s other joint favourite, Cash To Ash, to collect the winner’s purse at odds of 11/4.

The victory was jockey Sam Coltherd’s 36th career win.

“This was only his second time over jumps,” said trainer Stuart Coltherd, who also owns Pookie Pekan.

“I thought he handled the softer conditions well, and finished strongly after taking up the running just after the halfway mark.”

Stuart is currently looking for a buyer for this promising young gelding, and can be contacted through Coltherd Racing’s official web site.