Today's racecards

Perth

  • 14:15 Watch All Scottish Racing Live On Racing UK Selling Hurdle2m 110y

  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 3m 51.40s
  • Off time: 14:15:37
14:15 Perth Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Esporao (IRE) 8/11
2nd Waltz Darling (IRE) 13/8

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1/014-10 WHITE, dark blue cross of lorraine, dark blue cap, pink star Esporao (IRE) 26
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
7 11-4 ht G Elliott K Renwick 124 8/111.73
2 31-43 Black and White stripes, checked sleeves, White cap Waltz Darling (IRE) 14
Nag meDistance Winner
5 11-4 K G Reveley J Reveley 113 13/82.62
3 0UP40-5 Scarlet, Blue sleeves and collar, Blue cap, Green hoop King Brex (DEN) 1
Nag meDistance Winner
10 10-12 N W Alexander Mr Kit Alexander (7) 90 25/126.00
4 68P7/2- Royal Blue and White diamonds, Royal Blue sleeves, White seams, quartered cap Kirkaig 452
Nag me
8 10-12 A C Whillans E Whillans (3) 102 12/113.00
5 5-557P0 Pale blue, red sleeves, black and red check cap Lewlaur Supreme (IRE) 28
Nag meCourse Winner
10 10-12 p William Young Jnr P Buchanan 62 100/1101.00

Verdict

It was only last December that Waltz Darling took a useful-looking Musselburgh hurdle from Pure Style and Flaming Arrow, a performance that indicated a decent future over jumps lay ahead for the Reveley inmate. Presumably, things haven't gone to plan since as he comes here on the back of a 12l third to Bollin Judith in a Uttoxeter seller, not the upward trajectory that appeared likely last winter. Kirkaig has a major absence to contend with and King Brex has shown little enthusiasm for the game this year. ESPORAO, beaten miles in a competitive Irish handicap last time, previously landed a Clonmel chase with ease and also scored a facile win here last season. Gordon Elliott picks his targets shrewdly at this venue and his charge looks the likeliest scorer.