Racecards

14:30 Perth

Murrayshall Hotel Golf/Racing Break Maiden Hurdle (For The Provost's Plate Challenge Trophy) (Class 5)

  • 7 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 110y
  • Going: Good to Firm, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf
  • £5,000 added
  • Winner: £3,249
  • 2nd: £954
  • 3rd: £477
  • 4th: £238
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 4m 57.90s
  • Off Time: 14:30:30
  • 7 Ran
1
Silk - Purple, pink spots and sleeves, purple cap
11/2
  • Form 2904-UU
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0
  • Official Rating 103

tracked leading trio, went 3rd at 7th, left 2nd 2 out, ridden to lead last, driven out

2
Silk - Black, Red stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap

Karingo

25
50/1
  • Form 7P0-0
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

tracked leading pair until mistake 7th, soon outpaced, left modest 3rd 2 out

3
Silk - Light Blue, Pink hooped sleeves, Yellow cap
  • Form 31/79-72
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

chased leader, challenging and 1 length down when left in lead 2 out, ridden and headed last, kept on flat, always just held

4
Silk - Emerald green and beige (quartered), emerald green sleeves
33/1
  • Form 2/350-6
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

held up in 5th, dropped to rear 6th, no chance after, left modest 4th 2 out

5
Silk - Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap
  • Form F44U-F5
  • Age 8
  • Weight 11-0

not always fluent, held up in last pair, mistake 1st, mistake and lost place 7th, tailed off

6
Silk - EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW sash and star on cap
8/1
  • Form 9-4
  • Age 5
  • Weight 11-0

took keen hold, held up in rear, steady headway to 5th before 3 out, ridden and no impression before next, tailed off

7
Silk - Orange, dark blue seams, dark blue and orange hooped sleeves and cap
7/5
  • Form 41-1
  • Age 6
  • Weight 11-0

not fluent, led, driven and 1 length ahead when fell 2 out

In depth

Verdict

Mandarin Sunset was only beaten a neck over course and distance last month when an 18/1 chance. He won't be allowed at such generous odds today but may have to settle for second spot again behind ZIGGIE. Donald McCain's recent acquisition won a point-to-point in Ireland in March and followed up in a bumper at Hexham last month. He may be capable of holding his own in better company than this. Turtle Watch hinted at ability when fourth at Kelso but may do better when tackling a softer surface.

Formwatch

Border Phoenix 80-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, headway before 5 out, challenged 2 out, led before last, a length up when blundered and unseated rider last, in a race won by Candleford (10-9) at Wetherby 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in May, 11 ran.

Karingo 80-1 (10-9) Not fluent 3rd or 7th, always towards rear, 10th of 13, 40l behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Mandarin Sunset (IRE) 18-1 (11-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden and challenged last, stayed on, just held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Jumbo John (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in May.

Mo Rouge (IRE) 22-1 (11-2) Tracked leader until before halfway, lost place over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Ziggie (11-2) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd in May.

Tim's Approach (IRE) 10-1 (12-5) Nt jw; held up & bhnd; eff 12; wknd 15, 5th of 6, 24l behind Tom's Pride (12-5) at Border 3m ptp sft in May.

Turtle Watch 22-1 (10-12) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, went 4th before 2 out, kept on, 4th of 8, 20l behind Life And Soul (11-12) at Kelso 2m nh nov hdl (4) gf in May.

Ziggie (IRE) 5-2 (11-2) Made all, ridden 1f out, kept on well, won at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) gd in May beating Line D'aois (11-2) by 2l, 7 ran.