Today's racecards

Perth

  • 17:50 Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer STV Appeal Summer Hurdle 2m 110y

  • Winner £12,512 2nd £3,696 3rd £1,848 4th £924
  • Going: Good to Soft, Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 49.20s
  • Off time: 17:51:42
17:50 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bellgrove (IRE) 9/1
2nd Gassin Golf 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-111 Dark blue and yellow (quartered), striped sleeves Gabrial The Great (IRE) 45
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 11-10 h D McCain Jnr S Twiston-Davies 140 9/43.25
2 2/44-111 White, purple cross belts, quartered cap Gold Futures (IRE) 41
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-10 h N G Richards B Harding 140 5/23.50
3 3523-22 YELLOW, PURPLE star, PURPLE sleeves, YELLOW armlets, PURPLE cap Gassin Golf 86
Nag meBeaten Favourite
5 11-7 R Lee R Johnson 137 3/14.00
4 9/05156- Black, purple sleeves, white armlets, white cap Saphir River (FR) 154
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-3 pt Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 133 6/17.00
5 14322-2 White, Emerald Green diamond, sleeves and diamond on cap Bellgrove (IRE) 17
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 10-4 I Semple D C Costello 120 9/110.00

Verdict

Gabrial The Great and GOLD FUTURES are very progressive novices and the pair are both chasing a four-timer in this. The former has won his last three by an aggregate of 80 lengths but we really like Nicky Richards' five-year-old, who came off a strong pace to beat experienced handicappers at Market Rasen last time. Gassin Golf just can't get his head in front but has run some fine races in defeat and will probably pop up when least expected and he's preferred to the returning Saphir River and the equally luckless Bellgrove.