Today's racecards

Perth

  • 15:30 Drew Russell 65th Birthday Celebration Maiden Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £3,249 2nd £954 3rd £477 4th £238
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 57.00s
  • Off time: 15:34:32
15:30 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Goal (IRE) 2/9

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 71P/P-PP Black, red epaulets, black sleeves, red stars, red cap Askalott (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 11-0 h Mrs J C McGregor F Davis 40/141.00
3 0RU/9-6 Dark blue, white cross belts, white sleeves, dark blue stars, dark blue and white check cap Dynamic Drive (IRE) 11
Nag me
6 11-0 t M A Barnes S Mulqueen (7) 87 9/25.50
5 03-32B4 Royal Blue, White hoops, diamonds on sleeves, Royal Blue cap Goal (IRE) 7
Nag me
5 11-0 t G Elliott J M Maguire 112 2/91.22
6 44U-F56 Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Tim's Approach (IRE) 35
Nag me
8 11-0 p1 William Young Jnr Gary Rutherford (5) 20/121.00
Non runners
24-43Definite Maybe (IRE)511-0M TodhunterK Renwick
4124230-Falcarragh (IRE)611-0Tim VaughanR Johnson125

Verdict

Gordon Elliott's representative here is the five-year-old Goal who is on his fifth trainer in as many years. He's taken pretty well to jumping hurdles and should find a small contest in due course. Definite Maybe hurdled well on his first experience of timber when third to Bittersweet at Uttoxeter having shown bumper promise. He too looks likely to find a suitable contest but FALCARRAGH is hard to oppose. Tim Vaughan's charge was a fine third in a competitive novice handicap hurdle at Cheltenham in November behind the useful Ifandbutwhynot before disappointing back at Prestbury Park the following month. Something was presumably amiss that day as he's not been seen since but he's the one to beat if all is well for this return as that November form is way above anything achieved by his rivals.