Today's racecards

Perth

  • 17:45 Weatherbys Private Banking Handicap Chase2m 4f 110y

  • Winner £7,596 2nd £2,244 3rd £1,122 4th £562
  • Going: Good to Firm
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 4m 51.00s
  • Off time: 17:45:17
17:45 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Ainsi Fideles (FR) 1/2

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
5 5F0-281 Emerald Green, Dark Green sleeves, Dark Green and Emerald Green quartered cap Ainsi Fideles (FR) 24
Nag meDistance Winner
4 10-13 bt D Pipe T Scudamore 138 1/21.50
6 UU-U321 Emerald Green and Royal Blue (halved), halved sleeves, quartered cap Harrys Whim 17
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-3 t M A Barnes M J McAlister (ex1) 112 5/23.50
7 1636-52 Black, Red stars, hooped sleeves and star on cap Strobe 8
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 10-0 p Mrs L B Normile D C Costello 103 9/110.00
Non runners
14P06-P4Bless The Wings (IRE)911-12G ElliottR Johnson135
221617-4Scotch Warrior1011-8R M SmithCallum Bewley131
3110313Hero De Villeneuve (FR)611-7R HennessyB Hughes130
4813752-Quito Du Tresor (FR)1011-2Miss Lucinda V RussellGrant Cockburn125

Verdict

Hero De Villeneuve is on an upward curve over fences and is another with a strong chance if coming here after his scheduled run at last night's fixture. He impressed when scoring here earlier in the month. Quito De Tresor is a consistent chaser not to be discounted but may just need this first run since April against rivals with assured fitness. Ainsi Fideles demolished his field on chasing debut at Market Rasen as well as a fence or two on the way round but it was a debut full of promise all the same and he'll be tough to beat if getting his act together after making the long trek from Somerset. However, HARRYS WHIM looked to have something in hand when obliging over course and distance last time, for which he's up 10lb. Previously a respectable second to Imjoeking at Hexham, his jumping has been far more fluent on recent starts and he should be another to go close granted a clear round. He is the selection in the belief he'll offer better value than the Pipe contender.