Perth

  • 19:00 Blackhills Specialist Dental Clinic Novices' Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £3,798 2nd £1,122 3rd £561 4th £281
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 54.50s
  • Off time: 19:00:32
19:00 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 7/1
2nd Forget And Forgive (IRE) 11/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 0-52631 Light Blue and Maroon hoops, Blue sleeves, striped cap Ultra Light (FR) 7
6 11-12 p R Hennessy B Hughes 109 12/113.00
2 42-41F3 Mauve, White stars, White sleeves, Mauve stars Gleann Na Ndochais (IRE) 16
8 11-9 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 106 7/18.00
3 179P-32 Emerald Green, Gold hoop and sleeves, check cap Roc De Prince 16
5 11-9 pt J Ewart Lucy Alexander 106 11/26.50
4 4/969-11 Dark blue, pink stars, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap Jawaab (IRE) 7
10 11-8 v P A Kirby Adam Nicol (5) 105 7/24.50
5 32-63F4 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Merry Minster 10
7 10-0 J Walton Tony Kelly (3) 83 10/111.00
6 0903-24 Beige, beige and dark green diabolo on sleeves, black cap Forget And Forgive (IRE) 7
Beaten Favourite
6 10-0 D T Hughes T Scudamore 83 11/82.38

Verdict

Ultra Light and Forget And Forgive represent a decent Irish challenge for this contest at opposite ends of the weights. The former gained a first career success in a modest Bangor handicap over hurdles last time but does have some fencing experience whereas the latter tackles larger obstacles for the first time, and he'll be dangerous off this mark if taking to his new discipline. Jawaab has been running really well under both codes and did so well to land a Southwell handicap hurdle off topweight but is another making his chase debut and, consequently, is hard to assess. Merry Minster remains a maiden under Rules and Gleann Na Ndochais is starting to look exposed so the vote goes to ROC DE PRINCE, lightly-raced under NH Rules. He put up a good first effort over fences here behind the potentially very useful Imjoeking and should give a good account if building on that initial promise.