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20:30 Perth

perthlodge.co.uk Handicap Chase (Class 4)

  • 5 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 4f 20y
  • Going: Soft (Heavy in places)
  • Surface: Turf
  • £8,000 added
  • Winner: £5,198
  • 2nd: £1,526
  • 3rd: £763
  • 4th: £382
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 22.80s
  • Off Time: 20:30:30
  • 5 Ran
1
Silk - DARK BLUE and RED (halved), RED sleeves and cap
8/1
  • Form 24336-5
  • Age 12
  • Weight 11-12
  • Official Rating 109

tracked leaders, went 2nd at 9th, ridden after 3 out, every chance last, one pace and no impression with front pair flat, lost 3rd towards finish

2
Silk - Emerald green, white hoops, striped cap
7/1
  • Form F4P-405
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-9
  • Official Rating 106

led to 3rd, tracked winner to 9th, in touch on outside, outpaced 3 out, ridden after last, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair

3
Silk - Light blue, white braces and sleeves

Nefyn Bay

9 pt
9/4
  • Form 737-182
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-7
  • Official Rating 104

tracked leader, led 3rd, made rest, not fluent 2 out, soon ridden, hard pressed flat, stayed on well towards finish

4
Silk - Sky blue and yellow halved, halved cap
6/5
  • Form P7800-4
  • Age 11
  • Weight 11-4
  • Official Rating 101

tracked leaders, blundered 2nd, ridden after 3 out, stayed on to challenge and every chance flat, no extra towards finish

5
Silk - Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap
  • Form 629R67
  • Age 9
  • Weight 10-1
  • Official Rating 84

held up in touch, chased leaders 7th, lost place before 4 out, soon tailed off

In depth

Verdict

Quito Du Tresor would have outclassed these in his pomp and is still respected. He sports cheekpieces for the first time at the age of 12 and Tom Scudamore is an excellent booking. He now tends to reserve his best for Musselburgh though and NEFYN BAY is preferred. The gelding, another to wear first-time cheekpieces as well as a tongue tie, has taken well to fences, scoring at Wincanton and a close Stratford second last time. A soft ground winner over timber in early 2015, he should have more to offer over fences. Son Of My Heart is fascinating as he makes only a third start over fences at eleven. He shaped with some promise on his first run for Gordon Elliott here last month and will be a major danger if his top-notch handler can exact further improvement off an attractive mark.

Formwatch

Quito Du Tresor (FR) 8-1 (11-4) Mid-division, headway after 4th, 3rd 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 9, 27 1/2l behind Le Grand Chene (10-6) at Perth 2m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Sean Airgead (IRE) 16-1 (11-6) Led to 6th, led again next, headed 4 out (water), chased winner until ridden and weakened after last, tailed off, 5th of 11, dist behind Munsaab (11-4) at Cartmel 3m 1f hcp (4) gs in Jun.

Nefyn Bay 8-1 (11-11) Prominent, led after 6th, ridden between last 2, hard pressed last, headed flat, kept on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Presenting Streak (11-12) at Stratford 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Jul.

Son Of My Heart (USA) 5-2fav (11-12) Held up, ridden 14th, no impression until stayed on towards finish, 4th of 8, 5 1/4l behind Vision De La Vie (11-3) at Perth 3m hcp (4) gd in Jun.

Formidableopponent (IRE) 14-1 (11-4) Held up, headway 3rd, 2nd before 7th until jumped slowly 8th, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 36l behind Endeavor (11-2) at Cartmel 2m 1f hcp (5) gs in Jul.