Perth

  • 16:10 Fonab Castle Hotel Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,899 2nd £1,145 3rd £572 4th £286
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 47.20s
  • Off time: 16:10:31
16:10 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bayan (IRE) 4/9
2nd Butney Rock 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 771-41 Maroon, white triple diamond, armlets and star on cap Bayan (IRE) 15
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 11-11 pt G Elliott J M Maguire 126 4/91.44
3 274-014 White, Yellow stripe, quartered cap Butney Rock 16
Nag me
6 10-12 C A McBratney D F O'Regan 5/23.50
4 020/ Black and red diabolo, black sleeves, red stars, black cap, red star High On A Hill (IRE) 19
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-12 I Jardine K Renwick 14/115.00
5 Emerald Green and White stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White star Jack Kane 1464
Nag me
6 10-12 Miss J M Ross Mr R Wilson (7) 50/151.00
7 60-0 Grey, red cap, grey diamond Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 29
Nag me
4 10-11 ht P Griffin J Reveley 20/121.00
Non runners
22B4134Goal (IRE)511-5G ElliottSamantha Drake107
668-4027Wot A Shot (IRE)410-11C A McBratneyNon Runner108

Verdict

BAYAN ran a cracking race in a valuable handicap on the Flat at the Galway Festival having won here earlier over hurdles, ahead of Wot A Shot. He's at the top of his game and should be good enough to give weight to today's rivals who include stablemate Goal, who is also a course and distance winner, and Butney Rock. The latter has also travelled over from Ireland but all of his form is over longer trips.