Today's racecards

Perth

  • 16:20 Timothy Hardie Jewellers Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 49.40s
  • Off time: 16:23:36
16:20 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Crozan (FR) 11/1
2nd Marufo (IRE) 8/1
3rd Mill Side 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2210-78 Light Blue and White (halved), Light Blue sleeves, quartered cap Water Taxi 31
Nag me
8 11-12 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 128 33/134.00
2 33P0PP- White, Red chevron, Emerald Green and Red striped sleeves, Red cap Iron Man (FR) 89
Nag me
8 11-7 p P Bowen D F O'Regan 123 7/18.00
3 2/31P6-P BROWN, beige braces, orange cap Brooklyn Breeze (IRE) 47
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-6 p L Lungo Brian Harding 122 20/121.00
4 634-2U1 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Shannon Springs (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-6 Andrew Turnell Nick Scholfield (3) 122 6/17.00
5 142354- Purple, Red chevron, White and Red striped cap Mill Side 81
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-4 Mrs S J Smith Mr S Byrne (7) 120 11/26.50
6 F7433-5 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Crozan (FR) 40
Nag me
9 11-3 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier (3) 119 11/112.00
7 2113P-7 Red, White sash, striped sleeves No Complaint (IRE) 19
Nag me
9 11-2 p T R George S Thomas 118 16/117.00
8 261U-17 Red, White epaulets, Emerald Green sleeves, White armlets and cap Mr Ed (IRE) 39
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
11 11-0 p P Bowen J M Maguire 116 14/115.00
9 3P0-431 Maroon and light blue quartered, halved sleeves, light blue cap All Rise (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
12 10-12 Ms T Kerr S J Hassett (5) 114 22/123.00
10 70P16-1 Yellow, Red star, Yellow sleeves, White armlets, White cap Marufo (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-11 t Heather Dalton Timmy Murphy 113 8/19.00
11 3227-11 White and Red diamonds, White sleeves, Maroon cap Ngong Hills (FR) 34
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-4 C Grant R McGrath 106 4/15.00
12 4B410P- BLACK and YELLOW HOOPS, black cap, yellow spots Fakima (IRE) 245
Nag meBeaten Favourite
11 10-2 A J Martin P J Brennan 104 20/121.00
13 532-245 Black and White quartered, hooped sleeves and cap Kells Castle 17
Nag me
7 10-0 bt G Elliott B J Toomey (7) 96 11/26.50

Verdict

Shannon Springs was good value for his defeat of Pacha D'Oudairies in a beginners' chase at Worcester and Andrew Turnell's gelding has to be respected on his handicap debut over the larger obstacles off a mark of 122 but it is hard to get away from MARUFO, who gets the vote over Ngong Hills. Chris Grant's gelding has shown improved form of late, winning his last two starts here and at Wetherby, and he has to be strongly considered but a 4lb rise for his latest success when all out makes this more difficult. Crozan looks the pick of Sue Smith's two runners ahead of the reappearing Mill Side but both need to step up on recent form to trouble the judge. Fakima is capable but inconsistent, however, a market move for the 11-year-old would be of great interest. Tracey Kerr's All Rise was a narrow winner of a handicap at Hexham last month and 30lb rise for that is harsh in the extreme. A safer option then looks to be Marufo, who is less exposed than most of his rivals after just 11 career starts. Heather Dalton's gelding won well at Southwell last month and, off just a 4lb higher mark, he has solid claims of following up that success.