Today's racecards

Perth

  • 14:00 Sheep Dip Whisky Intermediate Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 0.40s
  • Off time: 14:01:29
14:00 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Winning Counsel (IRE) 15/2
2nd Divers (FR) 5/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
2 62122-5 Red and Yellow diamonds, Mauve sleeves Divers (FR) 6
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-6 Ferdy Murphy G Lee 120 5/23.50
3 642641- Red, grey cross belts, grey sleeves, red diabolo, red cap grey star So Billiant (IRE) 53
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-6 t Aidan Howard R T Dunne (5) 100 7/24.50
4 P/U8777- Emerald Green and White stripes, diabolo on sleeves, Emerald Green cap, White star Hurricane Warning (IRE) 187
Nag me
5 10-13 J A McShane C I Gillies (3) 72 150/1151.00
5 000415- Yellow and Emerald Green chevrons, Emerald Green armlet, Emerald Green cap, Yellow diamond Present Gesture (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
6 10-13 t G Elliott J M Maguire 110 11/82.38
6 50800-5 EMERALD GREEN, maroon triple diamond, maroon diamonds on sleeves, emerald green cap, maroon diamonds Fool's Wildcat (USA) 10
Nag me
4 10-7 pt V P Donoghue Robert Colgan (3) 94 28/129.00
7 41/1621- RED, yellow spots, red sleeves, yellow cap Winning Counsel (IRE) 46
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-6 I R Ferguson D F O'Regan 95 15/28.50
Non runners
12/1541-6Mr Woods711-13Mrs H O GrahamG Whillans128

Verdict

Mr Woods was good value for his win over course and distance in a novices' handicap last month but he struggled to follow up under a penalty at Kelso subsequently and may have too much to do giving weight away all round in a race taken to go DIVERS, who gets the vote ahead of Present Gesture. Gordon Elliott's mare won her novices' hurdle at Newton Abbot in good fashion and was not disgraced in a handicap at Cheltenham last time so she has to be respected. So Billiant, another raider from Ireland, won a handicap hurdle at Cork last time in good fashion and she has to be considered. More solid claims are probably held by another Irish-trained challenger Ian Ferguson's Winning Counsel, who was the good winner of a hunter chase at Downpatrick when last seen in March and she receives plenty of weight from her rivals. Fool's Wildcat has claims on bits and pieces of form but he remains a maiden over hurdles and looks best watched in a race taken to go Divers. Ferdy Murphy's gelding has run well in all three starts since landing a maiden hurdle at Musselburgh in December, showed improved form stepped up in trip at Aintree and he is taken to resume winning ways.