Perth

  • 16:25 mcbookie.com Best Odds Guaranteed Handicap Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £5,848 2nd £1,717 3rd £859 4th £429
  • Going: Good, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.98s
  • Off time: 16:25:38
16:25 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Strongpoint (IRE) 13/8
2nd Minella Reception (IRE) 3/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 201105 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Strongpoint (IRE) 18
Nag meDistance Winner
10 11-12 h S R B Crawford Mr S Crawford (3) 134 13/82.62
2 P23633 Royal blue, mauve and royal blue striped sleeves, royal blue and white striped cap Pas Trop Tard (FR) 70
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-8 t M A Barnes Daragh Bourke (7) 130 6/17.00
3 5F3512 Red, White hoop, chevrons on sleeves Just Cameron 12
Nag meDistance Winner
7 11-3 P A Kirby B Harding 125 7/24.50
4 23-5513 Red, White disc, diabolo on sleeves Minella Reception (IRE) 54
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
8 10-5 N A Twiston-Davies Sam Twiston-Davies 113 3/14.00
6 468848 White, Maroon chevrons, Maroon sleeves, White diamonds, White cap, Maroon diamond Cool Baranca (GER) 16
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 10-0 Mrs Dianne Sayer Emma Sayer (5) 107 11/112.00
Non runners
5070/00-6Secret Dancer (IRE)910-2A E JonesT J O'Brien110

Verdict

Strongpoint, successful twice at Musselburgh this season, ran a cracker in a valuable conditionals' race at Aintree on Grand National day under Steven Crawford. He races off the same mark here and is a leading contender but likes to force the pace and there are a few front-runners in this small field. Pas Trop Tard led until the second-last at Musselburgh last time and Just Cameron was only headed after the last when second at Ayr earlier this month. MINELLA RECEPTION has switched stables since his third at Newbury in February but is getting plenty of weight from his likely market rivals and may come out on top today representing a yard with an impressive strike rate at this track.