Perth

  • 16:20 mcbookie.com Festival Handicap Chase 2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £16,245 2nd £4,770 3rd £2,385 4th £1,192
  • Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 10.50s
  • Off time: 16:20:15
16:20 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Majala (FR) 10/1
2nd Roudoudou Ville (FR) 10/1
3rd Dare Me (IRE) 14/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1-21075 Light Green, Dark Green chevrons, Red sleeves, White and Red striped cap Conquisto 89
Nag meDistance Winner
9 11-12 S Gollings R Johnson 150 20/121.00
2 3197-1P Royal Blue, White striped sleeves Silver Roque (FR) 131
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-5 F M O'Brien Conor Shoemark (5) 143 9/110.00
3 2883P4 Emerald green, yellow hoops, white cap Tap Night (USA) 13
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
7 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell A P McCoy 142 7/18.00
4 1-72177 Red, Grey stars, Red sleeves and cap Dare Me (IRE) 21
Nag me
10 11-2 Miss V Williams Aidan Coleman 140 14/115.00
5 F71P8P Light blue, yellow stripe, purple sleeves, yellow stars, purple cap, yellow diamond Bobowen (IRE) 208
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
8 11-2 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 140 12/113.00
6 1-2FP57 WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Majala (FR) 54
Nag me
8 11-0 t T R George A P Cawley 138 10/111.00
7 8F6204 Black and White diamonds, Emerald Green sleeves and cap His Excellency (IRE) 12
Nag me
6 11-0 p D Pipe T Scudamore 138 12/113.00
8 13/4PP4 Pink, pink and white quartered cap Roudoudou Ville (FR) 13
Nag meDistance Winner
9 10-13 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 137 10/111.00
9 21-UF52 White, Black seams, Yellow sleeves, Black seams, White cap Quincy Des Pictons (FR) 47
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-13 A E Jones S Twiston-Davies 137 14/53.80
10 90F611 Red, White hooped sleeves Shadows Lengthen 36
Nag meDistance Winner
8 10-8 M W Easterby Jake Greenall (3) 132 14/115.00
11 112161 Royal Blue, Yellow chevrons, Dark Blue sleeves, Yellow cap Scotch Warrior 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-8 R M Smith P Buchanan 132 15/28.50
13 1-P1362 Grey and Red (halved), striped sleeves and striped cap Tartan Snow 21
Nag me
14 10-0 W Coltherd Mr J Hamilton (7) 122 20/121.00
Non runners
12613214Wicklow Lad1010-4N W AlexanderLucy Alexander128

Verdict

Tap Night was sent off favourite at Ayr a couple of weeks ago but let supporters down again in finishing 16 lengths behind winner Scotch Warrior. Mike Smith's charge has already won six times around here and has to go on the short-list again while Shadows Lengthen has hit form with a vengeance and is on a hat-trick after victories at Doncaster and Haydock. Quincy Des Pictons and Wicklow Lad are others worth a second look but the handicapper seems to have a firm grip on Conquisto and Dare Me has lost his way again. MAJALA beat His Excellency in a Grade 2 at Warwick last season but has found life tough this term since chasing home Sire De Grugy on his reappearance. He's on a fair mark now, however, and would be a threat to all if getting his act together today.