Today's racecards

Perth

  • 16:10 G A Engineering Highland National 3m 7f

  • Winner £12,996 2nd £3,816 3rd £1,908 4th £954
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 8m 10.70s
  • Off time: 16:10:07
16:10 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Bertie Milan (IRE) 15/2
2nd Hidden Horizons (IRE) 13/2
3rd Royale Knight 11/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 41F1/14 Black, Red braces and sleeves, Red and Black quartered cap Gotoyourplay (IRE) 24
Nag me
10 11-12 Miss V Williams D F O'Regan 124 16/117.00
2 791372 Light Blue, Brown Cross of Lorraine, Brown and Light Blue striped sleeves, Light Blue cap, Brown star Royale Knight 34
Nag meBeaten Favourite
8 11-12 Dr R D P Newland T J O'Brien 124 11/26.50
4 2-19P2F Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Wild Geese (IRE) 212
Nag meCourse Winner
7 11-8 p Miss Lucinda V Russell P Buchanan 120 25/126.00
5 225362 Red, Emerald Green spots, Red sleeves, White cap, Emerald Green spots Neptune Equester 34
Nag me
11 11-6 A M Thomson Ryan Mania 118 12/113.00
6 213433 White, orange star, black sleeves, orange stars, white cap, orange star Indigo Rock (IRE) 28
Nag me
8 11-5 J M Jefferson B Hughes 117 9/110.00
7 333U31 Yellow, royal blue hooped sleeves, royal blue cap, yellow spots Hidden Horizons (IRE) 33
Nag me
8 11-5 p S R B Crawford Anthony Fox (7) 117 13/27.50
8 4P62UU BLACK, WHITE sleeves, YELLOW cap Five Star Wilsham (IRE) 52
Nag me
10 11-5 p1 N A Twiston-Davies S Twiston-Davies 117 9/25.50
10 U42141 Emerald Green, Purple armlets Tarraco (FR) 31
Nag me
7 11-0 Miss V Williams Callum Whillans (5) 112 9/110.00
11 25-442P WHITE, DARK BLUE star, sleeves and cap Nodebateaboutit 30
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-13 pt T R George A P Cawley 111 7/18.00
12 464218 Black and amber checks, black cap Mister Philson (IRE) 33
Nag me
9 10-11 p S R B Crawford Craig Nichol (5) 109 20/121.00
14 264416 Emerald Green, Red hoop, White sleeves, Red cap Heez A Steel (IRE) 9
Nag me
13 10-2 Mrs J Walton Alistair Findlay (7)(ex2) 100 20/121.00
15 225356 Light Blue and Black (quartered), Yellow sleeves, Black cap Bertie Milan (IRE) 79
Nag meBeaten Favourite
9 10-0 N W Alexander Lucy Alexander 96 15/28.50
Non runners
3033963Full Jack (FR)711-10Miss P RobsonNon Runner122
921-3124Thomas Wild911-1P J HobbsM G Nolan113
13076903Heathfield (IRE)710-4A J MartinD C Costello102
161583-2PDefinite Appeal (IRE)1110-0S CorbettJames Corbett90

Verdict

On soft ground, this is likely to turn into a war of attrition. Royale Knight has to go on the short-list as he won over further at Kelso in December and was only beaten a neck over 3m4f at Stratford last time, though is 5lb higher now. Hidden Horizons scored over 3m4f at Downpatrick last month and Stuart Crawford also runs Master Philson, who's another dour stayer. Tarraco has won over 3m2f at Plumpton and Fontwell this season but stablemate Gotoyourplay needs to bounce back from a modest effort at Newton Abbot. INDIGO ROCK has been a bit disappointing so far over fences but looks tailor-made for a test like this. He probably has enough weight but there is plenty of scope for improvement so he gets the nod. Thomas Wild beat Nodebateaboutit at Exeter in February but has failed to build on that.