Rock At The Races On July 29th Maiden Hurdle (Betfair Scottish Hurdle Series Qualifier) 2m 4f 110y

  • (4yo+, 2m 4f 110y, Class 5, 10 runners)
  • Winner £2,599 2nd £763 3rd £382 4th £191
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
Weighed In:
  • Winning time: 4m 54.51s
  • Off time: 14:30:40
Full result
Result 14:30 Perth
Pos Horse Distance/th> Odds
1st 7 The Banastoir 15/2
2nd 9 Seismic 4/1
3rd 8 The Chief Villain nk 5/1

Racecard

# Form Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR Naps SP
1 462-511
Light blue, white braces and sleeves Book Of Excuses (IRE) 32
  • T:D McCain Jnr
  • J:K Renwick
  • Form: 462-511
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 t D McCain Jnr K Renwick 7/2
2 3/3U5-30
Emerald Green, Dark Blue seams, check cap Hombre De Hierro (IRE) 15
  • T:Miss L Harrison
  • J:Ryan Day
  • Form: 3/3U5-30
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 Miss L Harrison Ryan Day (10) 250/1
3 0
LIGHT BLUE, dark blue hooped sleeves, yellow cap Nanaimo (CAN) 29
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:P Buchanan
  • Form: 0
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0t
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 t S R B Crawford P Buchanan 80/1
4 32-46
Emerald Green, Red sash, White sleeves and cap Quiet Account (IRE) 27
  • T:C A McBratney
  • J:B Hughes
  • Form: 32-46
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 C A McBratney B Hughes 12/1
5 F61-
Red, dark green seams and armlets, white cap Sharp Rise (IRE) 138
  • T:Miss P Robson
  • J:Brian Harding
  • Form: F61-
  • Age: 7
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
7 154 11-0 Miss P Robson Brian Harding 12/1
6 422-2
White, Red seams, Red sleeves, White armlets, Red cap Star Date (IRE) 51
  • T:Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • J:Craig Nichol
  • Form: 422-2
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR: 112
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 Miss Lucinda V Russell Craig Nichol (5) 112 3/1f
7 P/5PP-5
White, royal blue stripe, striped sleeves, yellow cap The Banastoir (IRE) 25
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:J Reveley
  • Form: P/5PP-5
  • Age: 5
  • Weight: 11-0
  • OR:
  • Naps:
5 154 11-0 S R B Crawford J Reveley 15/2
8 47038-
White, Royal Blue stripe, striped sleeves, check cap The Chief Villain 108
  • T:S R B Crawford
  • J:R Johnson
  • Form: 47038-
  • Age: 6
  • Weight: 11-0ht
  • OR: 115
  • Naps:
6 154 11-0 ht S R B Crawford R Johnson 115 5/1
9 4
Yellow, emerald green star, chevrons on sleeves, quartered cap Seismic (IRE) 18
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:P J Brennan
  • Form: 4
  • Age: 4
  • Weight: 10-11p
  • OR:
  • Naps: 1
4 151 10-11 p G Elliott P J Brennan 4/1
10 7P
Orange, Light Blue sleeves, Red cap Gilston Bay 11
  • T:W Coltherd
  • J:D R Fox
  • Form: 7P
  • Age: 9
  • Weight: 10-7
  • OR:
  • Naps:
9 147 10-7 W Coltherd D R Fox (5) 300/1

Race History

Race History
Year Draw Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey SP
2013   Crookstown
  • T:G Elliott
  • J:A P McCoy
6 11-0 G Elliott A P McCoy 2/1
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Betting

Forecast

Star Date (3/1), Book Of Excuses (7/2), Seismic (4/1), The Chief Villain (5/1), The Banastoir (15/2), Quiet Account (12/1), Sharp Rise (12/1), Nanaimo (80/1), Hombre De Hierro (250/1), Gilston Bay (300/1)

In depth

Verdict

Gordon Elliott won this last year and can stage a repeat with SEISMIC. The four-year-old came good over staying trips on the Flat in the spring and appeared to find 2m too sharp on his hurdling debut when fourth at Downpatrick. Winning pointer Book Of Excuses looks a danger but Star Date keeps finding one too good and there's no guarantee that the five-year-old will appreciate the extra half-mile. Sharp Rise, another winning pointer, may need this but The Chief Villain has shown some promise and jockey bookings suggest he's the pick of Stuart Crawford's three runners.

Formwatch

The Banastoir (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Held up in rear, not fluent 4th, rider seemed to being having tack problems briefly before 6th, not fluent 7th, stayed on from 2 out, no impression, 5th of 11, 19l behind Royale Django (11-0) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) sft in Jun.

Seismic (IRE) 4-1 (11-5) Soon raced in 2nd, dropped to 3rd after 3 out and pushed along, no impression when not fluent last, kept on one pace run-in, eased near finish, 4th of 9, 20l behind Smiler (11-12) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gf in Jun.

The Chief Villain 12-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, some progress into moderate 7th 3 out, soon ridden and no impression, 8th of 13, 47l behind Black Spot On (10-13) at Down Royal 2m mdn hdl in Mar.

Quiet Account (IRE) 9-1 (11-11) Mid-division early, chased leaders after 4f, ran freely to lead after 6f, strongly pressed from over 4f out, ridden and disputed 3f out, headed 1 1/2f out, no extra in 3rd over 1f out, kept on same pace, lost 3rd closing stages and 6th close home, 6th of 13, 10l behind Big Kern (11-7) at Downpatrick 2m 2f ldy N H flat gd in Jun.

Star Date (IRE) 2-1fav (11-0) Held up mid-division, headway before 3 out, close up before 2 out, ridden to chase winner before last, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Broughtons Warrior (11-0) at Southwell 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in May.

Sharp Rise (IRE) 7-2 (12-2) Ld/disp, hdd 6th, 2nd when mstk 7th, 3rd 4out, 2nd bef last, ld gng best over 150 yards out, row, won at Tallow 3m ire ptp in Feb beating Cooladerry King (12-2) by 7l, 9 ran.

Book Of Excuses (IRE) 9-1 (11-6) Cl up, ld 5out & sent on, v impsve, won at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun beating Mile House (11-6) by 15l, 18 ran.

Nanaimo (CAN) 25-1 (11-12) Never better than mid-division, not fluent 4 out, soon no danger, 20th of 25, well behind Cape Glory (11-4) at Punchestown 2m 4f mdn hdl in Jun.

Hombre De Hierro (IRE) 100-1 (10-6) Led early, tracked leaders, lost place halfway, tailed off over 4f out, last of 13, well behind Fivefortyfive (11-2) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.

Gilston Bay 125-1 (10-7) Prominent to before 5th, soon behind, struggling when mistake 7th, tailed off when pulled up 3 out, in a race won by Jawaab (10-11) at Hexham 3m sell (5) gd in Jun, 7 ran.