Perth

  • 17:40 Watch All Scottish Racing Live On Racing UK Handicap Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £4,791 2nd £1,396 3rd £699
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.00s
  • Off time: 17:40:10
17:40 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Taruma (FR) 4/1
2nd Winter Alchemy (IRE) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1P02-68 Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap What A Steel (IRE) 38
Course and Distance Winner
9 11-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 115 9/110.00
2 246/8-75 RED, BLACK triple diamond, sleeves and diamonds on cap Taruma (FR) 28
5 11-10 p S G West F Keniry 113 4/15.00
4 378-863 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Ryton Runner (IRE) 17
Course and Distance Winner
5 11-2 p Miss Lucinda V Russell T Scudamore 105 9/43.25
5 0P-9341 Red, Light Blue star and sleeves Solway Bay 17
Course and Distance Winner
11 11-0 pt Miss L Harrison S Mulqueen (7) 103 10/111.00
6 4136-00 Purple, white star, purple sleeves, white stars, purple cap, white star Street Runner 6
7 10-9 b K Thornton B Hughes 98 9/110.00
7 22122/5- Emerald green, light blue hoops Winter Alchemy (IRE) 168
Course and Distance Winner
8 10-8 N G Richards B Harding 97 5/23.50
8 79003-6 Dark blue, light blue cross of lorraine Hit The Road Jack (IRE) 18
7 10-0 p1 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 86 14/115.00
Non runners
32371/72Call Box (IRE)811-8S R B CrawfordT J O'Brien111

Verdict

Winter Alchemy, not seen since February when fifth to Golden Sparkle at Musselburgh, gained his only success to date here in the summer of 2011. A market move for the Richards' inmate would be significant. Taruma didn't do too badly on his second start of the campaign when fifth here to Malin Bay but the ex-French gelding does look a bit quirky, whilst Solway Bay and Ryton Runner finished first and third here last time and both are respected with course and distance successes in the book. CALL BOX has a handicap chase entry here on Tuesday evening and would be the choice if turning out. The Witness Box gelding was only 4l adrift of the winner in the aforementioned Malin Bay race here and a repeat of that effort would probably suffice.