Perth

  • 16:00 Book Your Christmas Party At Perth Racecourse Novices' Handicap Chase2m

  • Winner £5,198 2nd £1,526 3rd £763 4th £382
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.20s
  • Off time: 16:01:23
16:00 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Lord Of Drums (IRE) 7/2
2nd Twentypoundluck (IRE) 10/3

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 P3U1U/1 Light Blue, Pink sleeves, Mauve stars, Pink cap, Mauve star Kaolak (USA) 33
Distance Winner
7 11-12 v J S Goldie Henry Brooke 115 9/110.00
2 3242-78 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Twentypoundluck (IRE) 37
8 11-9 p P Griffin J Reveley 112 10/34.33
3 5273-13 Red, White Cross of Lorraine, Red sleeves, Royal Blue armlets Toledo Gold (IRE) 11
Course and Distance Winner
7 11-9 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 112 10/34.33
4 4112-11 Maroon, White chevrons, hooped sleeves, White cap Endeavor 20
Distance Winner
8 11-7 Mrs Dianne Sayer S Quinlan 110 7/24.50
5 3230-3F Light Blue and Royal Blue (quartered), Royal Blue sleeves, Light Blue stars, Royal Blue cap, Light Blue star Muwalla 42
6 11-1 C Grant B Hughes 104 9/110.00
6 P42314- White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 74
Distance Winner
7 10-8 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 97 7/24.50

Verdict

Endeavor is in a rich vein of form and made a winning return over fences at Kelso in May. But he's not won in five previous visits to the track and looks too close in the weights to TOLEDO GOLD. The latter appreciated fast ground when winning here last month and ran well for a long way under a penalty at Hexham last time. Kaolak looked a nice prospect a couple of years ago but had to be dropped into a seller over hurdles last time to recapture the winning thread and failed to complete in two earlier runs over fences. Twentypoundluck has his sights lowered, however, and rates more of a danger than Muwalla and Lord Of Drums.