Today's racecards

Perth

  • 20:05 Orion Group Handicap Chase3m

  • Winner £6,963 2nd £2,057 3rd £1,028 4th £515
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 6m 2.40s
  • Off time: 20:05:18
20:05 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Mumbles Head (IRE) 11/4
2nd Quito Du Tresor (FR) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 413P/6-2 Black, white hoops, white sleeves, black stars, light green cap Owen Glendower (IRE) 23
Nag me
8 11-12 N J Henderson Nico de Boinville (5) 133 11/82.38
2 3FPR-98 PINK, PURPLE cross belts, hooped sleeves, PURPLE cap Mumbles Head (IRE) 51
Nag meBeaten FavouriteCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
12 11-7 p1 P Bowen T J O'Brien 128 11/43.75
3 80652-3 Emerald Green, Yellow epaulets, striped sleeves, Yellow cap Quito Du Tresor (FR) 51
Nag meCourse Winner
9 11-2 p Miss Lucinda V Russell Graham Watters (7) 123 11/112.00
4 2371/72 LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Call Box (IRE) 27
Nag meDistance Winner
8 11-1 S R B Crawford P Buchanan 122 11/26.50
5 573-733 Red, yellow seams, striped sleeves and cap Dj Milan (IRE) 16
Nag me
7 10-11 t D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 118 5/16.00
Non runners
657-2426Nomadic Dreamer1010-7Mrs S LeechKieron Edgar114

Verdict

MUMBLES HEAD has four course wins to his name including the 2012 Perth Gold Cup. Peter Bowen is enjoying his usual prolific summer and it wouldn't surprise to see the 12-y-o dispatch younger rivals here as he's 1lb less than his last winning mark and gets the vote in the hope that the fires are still burning brightly. Call Box was a good second here last time behind Malin Bay over timber and will be a threat if repeating that level back over fences but he hasn't been over the larger obstacles since October 2011 and that has to be a concern. Dj Milan was a fair third on his chasing debut behind Kian's Delight but now steps into tougher handicap grade early in his education so Owen Glendower looks the prime danger to the selection. He ran really well after over a year off at Market Rasen and has every chance here if not subject to the 'bounce.'