Perth

  • 18:30 Watch All Scottish Racing Live On RacingUK Novices' Hurdle3m 110y

  • Winner £3,165 2nd £935 3rd £468 4th £234
  • Going: Good, Good to Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 1.20s
  • Off time: 18:30:21
18:30 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Book Of Excuses (IRE) 7/4
2nd Apachee Prince (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 2-51171 Light blue, white braces and sleeves Book Of Excuses (IRE) 6
Nag meDistance Winner
6 11-5 t D McCain Jnr N D Fehily 7/42.75
2 503-633 Grey, Red stripe, armlets and cap Apachee Prince (IRE) 16
Nag me
5 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 115 13/82.62
3 787-242 Pink, Dark Blue diamond, striped sleeves Badged 26
Nag me
5 10-12 Mrs L B Normile Ryan Mania 112 5/23.50
4 F2-P673 GOLD, RED sash, sleeves and cap with GOLD hoop Highland Cathedral 10
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 J Walton Miss C Walton (5) 91 28/129.00
5 325354 Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Raifteiri (IRE) 8
Nag meDistance Winner
7 10-12 William Young Jnr Mr J Dixon (7) 69 100/1101.00
6 SAXE BLUE, YELLOW armlets, BLUE and RED quartered cap Hayley 32
Nag me
4 10-1 J S Goldie B Harding 100/1101.00

Verdict

Apachee Prince has posted two improved efforts of late without actually looking like winning either but this is a weakish affair and he's sure to be involved. BOOK OF EXCUSES looked a difficult ride on only his second hurdling start but was still able to outpoint Paloma's Prince by 13l at Worcester under Tony McCoy. However, he did win his last two point-to-points in some style prior to joining the McCain yard and this step-up to 3m looks a sensible decision. Badged has gone well here the last three times and looks a definite threat to the topweight in receipt of 7lb, especially as there seems no reason why the Normile inmate will not handle this first foray over 3m.