Today's racecards

Perth

  • 16:55 Belucky At Stanjames.com Handicap Hurdle2m 4f 110y

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 2.50s
  • Off time: 16:55:21
16:55 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Quartz de Thaix (FR) 7/2
2nd Pontop (IRE) 10/3
3rd Hearthstead Dream 15/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2322U1 Yellow, Mauve spots on sleeves Quartz de Thaix (FR) 8 (ex7)
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-13 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 124 7/24.50
2 283-F04 Orange, Light Green and White hooped sleeves, White cap, Orange star Astarador (FR) 33
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8 11-12 J Howard Johnson K Renwick 130 25/126.00
3 1305U3 BLACK, YELLOW stripe, check cap Los Nadis (GER) 19
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
6 11-10 P Monteith Ryan Mania (3) 128 16/117.00
4 66PFUF EMERALD GREEN, red sash, black sleeves, black cap, red star Oh So Humbel (IRE) 50
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8 11-7 p1 B R Hamilton R McGrath 125 33/134.00
5 1U4502 EMERALD GREEN, YELLOW stripe, YELLOW cap Sambulando (FR) 27
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7 11-7 T R George S Thomas 125 15/28.50
6 12/60-04 Yellow, Grey sleeves Lead On (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-7 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 125 4/15.00
7 411501 Royal Blue, Yellow stars, Yellow sleeves, Royal Blue spots Tillietudlem (FR) 6 (ex7)
Nag meCourse Winner
4 11-3 J S Goldie G Lee 121 7/18.00
9 280065 Red and White hooped, check cap Hearthstead Dream 8
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9 11-1 G Elliott B Hughes 119 15/28.50
10 532422 Tan, Black and Green hooped sleeves, Red cap Pontop (IRE) 8
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7 11-0 G A Charlton J Faltejsek 118 10/34.33
11 8-32446 Maroon, Light Blue epaulets, striped sleeves and cap Terenzium (IRE) 25
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-9 p Micky Hammond F Keniry 113 25/126.00
Non runners
8131B10Sure Josie Sure (FR)511-9D PipeDanny Cook120

Verdict

This is competitive but QUARTZ DE THAIX should be hard to beat and is selected accordingly, with Sambulando and Tillietudlem regarded as the chief threats. Our selection had been disappointing over fences before readily landing a better race than this when switched to the smaller obstacles last week. At a similar trip and with ground conditions ideal, he's taken to defy a 7lb penalty and gain his second success, with the straight-forward manner of the first one still fresh in the memory. Sambulando is up 5lbs for taking second last time but that contest was a strong one and he remains capable of better. He's won on good ground and shapes as though this trip won't be a problem despite having only won over shorter so far. Tillietudlem made all to score in decisive fashion last time and must have claims under a penalty having jumped so well that day, but our feeling is this will be tougher and he's likely to be found wanting for a turn of foot late on. Sure Josie Sure is down to run on Wednesday and that contest needs watching to assess her chance but she does appear fairly treated, whilst Hearthstead Dream represents a trainer who does so well here that it'd be folly to rule him out. Lead On has been struggling for a while but did show a bit more last time, however this is no easier and we much prefer Quartz de Thaix.