• 18:00 Watch All Scottish Racing Live On RacingUK Novices' Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £3,165 2nd £935 3rd £468 4th £234
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 10.20s
  • Off time: 18:00:23
18:00 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Billfromthebar (IRE) 15/8


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3-12231 Orange, dark blue seams, dark blue and orange hooped sleeves and cap Billfromthebar (IRE) 13
6 11-5 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 117 15/82.88
2 42P1-31 YELLOW, PURPLE hoops and armlets, hooped cap Otto The Great (FR) 55
Distance Winner
5 11-5 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 127 8/111.73
3 21112-3 Purple, White stars, sleeves and star on cap Be My Deputy (IRE) 26
Beaten Favourite
8 10-12 b Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 90 13/27.50
Non runners
44-FP66PMerry Minster610-5J WaltonB P Harding87


Billfromthebar, effective between 2m and 3m, should continue to be a decent money-spinner for the McCain team and earn his keep through the summer months. He landed a typical Worcester summer hurdle last time whilst Be My Deputy racked up an early spring hat-trick for Richard Guest over fences before moving to the Russell operation in May. He kicked off with a useful chasing third to Strobe here over 2m5f and now reverts to timber and is respected. However, OTTO THE GREAT houses the strongest from on offer after accounting for No Loose Change at Newton Abbot latest. The form isn't overly substantial but he's also won over 3m over fences and sets a decent standard for the others to aim at, especially as champion trainer, Nicky Henderson, is an infrequent visitor here.