Today's racecards

Perth

  • 15:00 Aberdeen Asset Management PLC Novices' Chase2m

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

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 10.80s
  • Off time: 15:00:22
15:00 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Astracad (FR) 40/85

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 132172 EMERALD GREEN, WHITE stars, EMERALD GREEN cap, WHITE star Astracad (FR) 13
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
6 11-8 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 145 40/851.47
2 178214 Light blue, orange stars on sleeves, light blue cap, orange star Kai Broon (IRE) 5
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
5 11-4 Miss Lucinda V Russell C I Gillies 115 17/29.50
3 P31310 Emerald Green, White hoop and armlets, hooped cap Oscar Hill (IRE) 32
Nag me
6 11-4 G Elliott J M Maguire 132 11/43.75
4 21U607 Dark Blue, Emerald Green hoop and armlets, check cap The Paddy Premium (IRE) 152
Nag meCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-4 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander (3) 102 66/167.00

Verdict

ASTRACAD has plenty in hand on his three rivals on official figures and should land this with the minimum of fuss. He was no match for Edgardo Sol in a tough handicap at Aintree earlier this month but had also run well in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham previously and was second to Al Ferof in a Grade 2 at that track in November. That form is head and shoulders above anything achieved by the others. Gordon Elliott's Oscar Hill can chase him home, despite probably needing further, as Kai Broon was very disappointing when favourite at Ayr last Friday and veteran The Paddy Premium looks outclassed.