Perth

  • 20:30 Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 36.90s
  • Off time: 20:30:15
20:30 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Fog Patches (IRE) 5/4
2nd Via Archimede (USA) 12/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 F-17287 Red, royal blue stars Athronan (IRE) 37
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-12 t G Elliott J M Maguire 95 7/18.00
2 55153-4 Yellow, Black chevrons, Yellow sleeves, hooped cap Hurricane Jack 77
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 11-10 bt Miss Lucinda V Russell Grant Cockburn (7) 93 8/19.00
3 5P-2213 DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap Fog Patches (IRE) 11
Beaten Favourite
6 11-10 p Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 93 5/42.25
4 23139-7 GREY, RED sash, armlets and cap Via Archimede (USA) 77
Distance Winner
7 11-3 v Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 86 12/113.00
5 P56-147 Yellow, Black spots and sleeves, White cap Northern Flame (IRE) 11
Distance Winner
7 10-10 v1 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 79 20/121.00
6 1-43146 Light Blue, Purple chevron, Light Blue and Yellow chevrons on sleeves, Purple cap Oh Right (IRE) 48
Distance Winner
8 10-3 p Mrs Dianne Sayer Miss Emma Sayer (5) 72 6/17.00
7 5272-13 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Dornal 60
Beaten Favourite
7 10-0 t Miss L Harrison S Mulqueen (7) 64 9/25.50

Verdict

Lucinda Russell runs three, of which FOG PATCHES makes most appeal in an open contest. He's been in the money in five of seven chase starts, including a heavy ground Hexham success. His ability to go on this ground could be the determining factor. Athronan faces a tough ask off top-weight and it wouldn't come as the greatest surprise if Solway Dornal gets involved despite being 5lb out of the handicap. He's gone well on both starts over fences since having his attention turned to the larger obstacles, including a comfortable success over The Darling Boy at Sedgefield. The ground is admittedly a concern but he's a player if there's no further rain.