Perth

  • 15:35 Special Piping Materials Ltd Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £6,498 2nd £1,908 3rd £954 4th £477
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 0.80s
  • Off time: 15:35:12
15:35 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Diddley Dee 7/2
2nd Merry Minster 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 73-7334 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Dj Milan (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-12 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 110 2/13.00
2 37-9454 Maroon, Light Blue and Brown hooped sleeves, quartered cap George Woolf 16
Nag me
5 11-10 vt Tim Vaughan Michael Byrne (3) 108 15/28.50
3 2314-12 White, Black chevron, Black and White striped sleeves, White cap, Black diamonds Lord Of Drums (IRE) 18
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-6 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 104 9/43.25
4 94-6924 Black, White braid and sleeves, Black cap Diddley Dee 18
Nag me
9 10-9 Mrs L B Normile K Renwick 93 7/24.50
5 FP66P3 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Merry Minster 17
Nag me
6 10-0 J Walton Lucy Alexander 84 7/18.00

Verdict

Lord Of Drums had Diddley Dee behind when runner-up to Polarbrook over course and distance last month but has been put up another couple of pounds whereas the handicapper has taken a risk with Polarbrook's stablemate DJ MILAN. He's been dropped 10lb since weakening quickly over 3m here last time and will be suited by the shorter trip. The top weight gets the nod as George Woolf finished tailed off on his chasing bow at Stratford.