Perth

  • 14:55 Bond Offshore Helicopters Novices' Chase3m

  • Winner £4,106 2nd £1,197 3rd £599
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 50.25s
  • Off time: 14:55:39
14:55 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Man With Van (IRE) 5/6

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 122P1-1 Royal Blue and White diabolo, White sleeves and cap Knockanrawley (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 p K C Bailey A Thornton 9/25.50
2 211145- Mauve, Red star, Red cap Kilbree Kid (IRE) 22
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 10-12 t T R George P J Brennan 5/23.50
3 F5112-2 Red, white stripe, red sleeves, white spots Man With Van (IRE) 12
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-12 p1 S R B Crawford A P McCoy 135 5/61.83
5 52174-0 Dark Blue, Yellow diamond, Yellow sleeves, Dark Blue diabolo,yellow cap, Dark Blue star Diyala (IRE) 15
Nag me
5 10-5 ht G Elliott D J Condon 110 16/117.00
Non runners
466165-FRaifteiri (IRE)710-12William Young JnrMr J Dixon69

Verdict

Man With Van was beaten less than a length by KNOCKANRAWLEY at Hexham 12 days ago and is 7lb better off. But Kim Bailey's grey had to overcome trouble in-running to score and has always looked the type to make a chaser. He can confirm running with the runner-up and land this, though Kilbree Kid won three times over hurdles and is a dual point-to-point winner so should also be worth following. Diyala was also decent over hurdles but she doesn't really have a pedigree that suggests she'll enjoy fences.