Today's racecards

Perth

  • 14:30 European Breeders' Fund 'Future Champions' 'National Hunt' Novices' Hurdle 3m 110y

  • Winner £7,798 2nd £2,290 3rd £1,145 4th £572
  • Going: Soft, Heavy in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 12.30s
  • Off time: 14:30:37
14:30 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ambion Wood (IRE) 11/8
2nd Golden Call (IRE) 6/1
3rd Talkonthestreet (IRE) 7/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 321251 Maroon and Grey diabolo, Maroon cap Ambion Wood (IRE) 46
Nag me
6 11-6 V R A Dartnall D F O'Regan 142 11/82.38
2 0-61341 EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Dark Glacier (IRE) 60
Nag me
7 11-6 C Grant Brian Harding 130 10/111.00
3 14411F White, red star, stars on sleeves and star on cap Golden Call (IRE) 12
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-6 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 139 6/17.00
4 223511 Dark Blue, Light Blue hoop, checked sleeves and cap Talkonthestreet (IRE) 20
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-6 P J Hobbs T J O'Brien 139 7/18.00
5 1F32P0 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Tour Des Champs (FR) 40
Nag me
5 11-3 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 129 4/15.00
6 222114 Red and white (quartered), black and white check sleeves and cap Miss Milborne 32
Nag meDistance Winner
6 10-13 Jamie Snowden Harry Skelton 128 6/17.00
7 P6P6F4 Dark Green, Yellow diamond on body and cap, Yellow sleeves, Dark Green armlets Attycran (IRE) 26
Nag me
7 10-12 t M A Barnes M J McAlister 97 250/1251.00
8 4P-3455 Yellow, Black triple diamond, Black and Yellow diabolo on sleeves, Black cap, Yellow diamond Teerie Express 43
Nag meDistance Winner
11 10-12 G Bewley Jonathon Bewley 92 250/1251.00

Verdict

Having been prominent throughout, Ambion Wood stayed on strongly to land a Grade 3 novices' handicap at Sandown last month. He'd earlier got to within half-a-length of the smart Cotton Mill in a Grade 2 at Warwick and a repeat of either of those two runs here would make him very hard to beat, though it's a worry that he didn't appear to get home over 3m at Haydock in February. Golden Call has won a couple of handicaps but it remains to be seen if he can bounce back from a heavy fall at Aintree so we'll take a chance that TALKONTHESTREET can improve again on recent victories at Exeter and Ludlow. This is clearly his trip and he still has plenty of scope. Dark Glacier and Miss Milborne are fairly consistent while Tour Des Champs has his sights lowered and would be a threat to all if back on song.