Perth

  • 18:40 John Smith's Extra Smooth Maiden Hurdle2m 4f 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 22.00s
  • Off time: 18:40:36
18:40 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Screenscraper (IRE) 11/8
2nd Baaher (USA) 15/2
3rd Annie Go (IRE) 8/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 685- WHITE, ROYAL BLUE epaulets, sleeves and cap Baaher (USA) 286
5 11-0 J S Goldie R McGrath 102 15/28.50
2 097/P6- ROYAL BLUE, red hoop, blue cap, red spots Castleroche (IRE) 181
7 11-0 N McCluskey B Harding 12/113.00
3 PP909-0 Light green and orange diabolo, white sleeves, royal blue stars, royal blue cap Different Trades (IRE) 56
5 11-0 M Hourigan A J Mcnamara 89 11/26.50
4 67- Red, Royal Blue stars, armlets and stars on cap Earlestown Boy 106
5 11-0 A Bailey Matt Crawley (7) 33/134.00
5 43P56-8 Maroon, Yellow seams, striped sleeves, quartered cap Parisian Knight (IRE) 12
6 11-0 A M Crow Mr G Crow (7) 66/167.00
6 80-5330 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Star 7
6 11-0 Miss L Harrison E Whillans (5) 95 9/25.50
7 P24/2-0 Purple and red (quartered), purple sleeves Tornado Glen (IRE) 44
7 11-0 B Potts E J O'connell (7) 33/134.00
8 P GREEN, GOLD sash, hooped sleeves, quartered cap Bocciani (GER) 13
4 10-11 Mrs Dianne Sayer Ryan Mania (5) 100/1101.00
9 134 Maroon, white star and armlets, maroon cap, white star Screenscraper (IRE) 5
4 10-11 G Elliott B Hughes 11/82.38
10 18-0 Red, White spots, Red Sleeves, White Cap Annie Go (IRE) 25
5 10-7 Aidan Howard R T Dunne (5) 8/19.00
11 P/U42P-0 Light Blue, Dark Blue stars on sleeves Hooky's Quest 58
7 10-7 Mrs H O Graham James Halliday (7) 100/1101.00

Verdict

SCREENSCRAPER can provide the Irish with their fourth win in this race in five years and Gordon Elliott with his third in three. Baaher and Solway Star may provide the biggest challenges. With a strike rate of twenty nine per cent with his hurdlers at the track over the past five seasons, Gordon Elliott is clearly a man to be feared. Screenscraper has already proved costly to follow though having been turned over at odds of 2-5 on his Rules debut at this track but he can make amends by showing the benefit of his Limerick hurdling bow. Baaher had a regressive profile on the level but he appeared to be heading the right way over obstacles for his previous yard and it will be interesting to see if he attracts any support on his debut for a new team. Solway Star failed to land a blow on his handicap bow over three miles and has generally finished well held but can't be ruled out of this contest. The Irish challenge is also represented by Castleroche, Tornado Glen, Annie Go and Different Trades and it will be worth a look to see whether they attract any support but Screenscraper looks the one to beat.