Today's racecards

Perth

  • 15:30 Timothy Hardie Jewellers Novices' Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £4,549 2nd £1,336 3rd £668 4th £334
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 25.10s
  • Off time: 15:30:45
15:30 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Astracad (FR) 5/2
2nd Blenheim Brook (IRE) 7/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 3113-11 Dark Blue, Dark Blue and Orange check sleeves Bocciani (GER) 36
Nag me
6 11-9 B Ellison Danny Cook 108 10/111.00
3 318660- EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 188
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-2 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 5/23.50
4 1221P-1 White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Blenheim Brook (IRE) 148
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 7/24.50
5 12194- Black, purple sleeves, red spots Champion Court (IRE) 188
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-2 M Keighley A P McCoy 11/82.38
6 022782 Yellow, royal blue hoop and armlets, striped cap Fool's Wildcat (USA) 1
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-2 bt G Elliott B Hughes 130 28/129.00
7 111408 Yellow, black stars, yellow sleeves, black cap Uncle Taffy (IRE) 28
Nag me
7 11-2 t1 A J Martin Timmy Murphy 22/123.00
Non runners
210524PTrendelenburg (IRE)611-9G ElliottLucy Alexander

Verdict

Trendelenburg had an entry in the handicap hurdle here yesterday and would probably struggle under a penalty in this. Stablemate Fool's Wildcat also had an alternate engagement yesterday, while Bocciani may be found wanting in his hat-trick bid as there are a few chasing newcomers in this with the scope to go to much better things this winter. Blenheim Brook has won three times over hurdles but has always looked a chaser in the making and should thrive now tackling the larger obstacles but he may just meet his match here in CHAMPION COURT. Thought good enough to tackle the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March, Martin Keighley's six-year-old ran a fine race to finish fourth. He's bred to be a chaser and can start off his new career with a victory in this though Astracad is also worth noting for future reference.