Perth

  • 14:20 Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer Novices' Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 58.20s
  • Off time: 14:21:43
14:20 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Such A Legend 6/5
2nd Katachenko (IRE) 5/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 143311 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Katachenko (IRE) 17
5 11-12 D McCain Jnr A P McCoy 130 5/42.25
2 41-7221 Black, pink seams, diamonds on sleeves and cap Such A Legend 19
Distance Winner
6 11-5 K C Bailey E Cookson (5) 120 6/52.20
3 8-0146F Black and white stripes, chevrons on sleeves Tough Trade 33
Distance Winner
5 11-5 C Grant B Hughes 120 17/29.50
4 Red, Royal Blue stars, Royal Blue sleeves, Red diamonds, White cap Carthaginian (IRE) 270
5 10-12 M Todhunter Harry Challoner (3) 100/1101.00
5 4 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Maraweh (IRE) 17
4 10-7 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 28/129.00
6 1 Light Blue, Royal Blue Cross of Lorraine and sleeves, quartered cap Mixed Message (IRE) 16
Distance Winner
4 10-7 B Ellison Danny Cook 28/129.00

Verdict

Chepstow winner Such A Legend is a rare runner here for Gloucestershire handler Kim Bailey but Katachenko probably sets the standard. Donald McCain's charge has won his last two, at Musselburgh and Kelso, though it's a worry that he hasn't managed a victory in three previous runs over this shorter trip. MIXED MESSAGE has had a couple of runs on the Flat to blow away any cobwebs and beat a subsequent winner on his only start over timber at Wetherby in October. He gets plenty of weight from the older horses and could be a bit of value, though Tough Trade has been highly tried since winning at Kelso in December.