• 14:30 Rock At The Races On July 29th Maiden Hurdle 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.51s
  • Off time: 14:30:40
14:30 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st The Banastoir (IRE) 15/2
2nd Seismic (IRE) 4/1
3rd The Chief Villain 5/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 462-511 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Book Of Excuses (IRE) 32
6 11-0 t D McCain Jnr K Renwick 7/24.50
2 3/3U5-30 Emerald Green, Dark Blue seams, check cap Hombre De Hierro (IRE) 15
6 11-0 Miss L Harrison Ryan Day (10) 250/1251.00
3 0 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Nanaimo (CAN) 29
6 11-0 t S R B Crawford P Buchanan 80/181.00
4 32-46 Emerald Green, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Quiet Account (IRE) 27
6 11-0 C A McBratney B Hughes 12/113.00
5 F61- Red, dark green seams and armlets, white cap Sharp Rise (IRE) 138
7 11-0 Miss P Robson B P Harding 12/113.00
6 422-2 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Star Date (IRE) 51
Beaten Favourite
5 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 112 3/14.00
7 P/5PP-5 White, royal blue stripe, striped sleeves, yellow cap The Banastoir (IRE) 25
5 11-0 S R B Crawford J Reveley 15/28.50
8 47038- White, Royal Blue stripe, striped sleeves, check cap The Chief Villain 108
6 11-0 ht S R B Crawford R Johnson 115 5/16.00
9 4 Yellow, emerald green star, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Seismic (IRE) 18
4 10-11 p G Elliott P J Brennan 4/15.00
10 7P Orange, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap Gilston Bay 11
9 10-7 W Coltherd D R Fox (5) 300/1301.00


Gordon Elliott won this last year and can stage a repeat with SEISMIC. The four-year-old came good over staying trips on the Flat in the spring and appeared to find 2m too sharp on his hurdling debut when fourth at Downpatrick. Winning pointer Book Of Excuses looks a danger but Star Date keeps finding one too good and there's no guarantee that the five-year-old will appreciate the extra half-mile. Sharp Rise, another winning pointer, may need this but The Chief Villain has shown some promise and jockey bookings suggest he's the pick of Stuart Crawford's three runners.