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14:00 Perth

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  • 4 Runners
  • Distance: 2m 7f 207y
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
  • £7,000 added
  • Winner: £4,431
  • 2nd: £1,309
  • 3rd: £654
  • 4th: £328
Weighed In
  • Winning Time: 5m 52.18s
  • Off Time: 14:00:12
  • 4 Ran
1
Silk - Red, royal blue hoops, armlets and star on cap
5/4
  • Form 5561-11
  • Age 6
  • Weight 12-2
  • Official Rating 128

tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd before 2 out, led 2 out, in command when jumped right last, kept on well

2
Silk - Purple, pink cross of lorraine, chevrons on sleeves, pink cap
20/1
  • Form 4211-83
  • Age 7
  • Weight 11-3
  • Official Rating 117

tracked leader, pushed along before 3 out, ridden before 2 out, soon lost 2nd place, one pace

3
Silk - Dark Blue, White stars, Red sleeves, White stars, Red cap, White star
  • Form PP9-8F
  • Age 5
  • Weight 10-12

in rear and in touch, outpaced before 3 out, weakened from next

4
Silk - Dark blue and light blue check, hooped sleeves
4/5
  • Form 52F-211
  • Age 10
  • Weight 10-12
  • Official Rating 140

led, ridden before 2 out, headed 2 out, kept on and always well held

Previous results

In depth

Verdict

Gordon Elliott’s BRAID BLUE is accumulating penalties but keeps winning and is three from three around here. The step up to 3m at Ffos Las last time proved no problem and he makes more appeal than chaser Indian Temple and exposed handicapper Little Millie, who is having a first run for George Bewley after a break. Forresters Park doesn’t often complete.

Formwatch

Braid Blue (IRE) 8-13fav (11-12) Tracked leader, led 2 out (usual 4 out), quickened after omitted 2 out, ridden clear after omitted last, ran on, readily (all flights in home straight omitted, low sun), won at Ffos Las 3m (4) gd in Jul beating Sunset Showdown (11-5) by 6l, 3 ran.

Little Millie (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Led, pushed along 3 out, ridden and headed next, kept on same pace, 4th of 5, 10 3/4l behind For Good Measure (11-7) at Huntingdon 3m 1f hcp (3) gd in May.

Forresters Park (IRE) 100-1 (11-0) Towards rear until fell 4 out, at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gd in Jul.

Indian Temple (IRE) 10-3 (12-2) Led, headed before 3 out, led again last, stayed on gamely, won at Market Rasen 2m 5f hcp (3) gd in Jul beating Lord Bryan (10-13) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.