Raise The Bar At Perth College Novices' Handicap Hurdle 2m 110y
- (4yo+, 2m 110y, Class 5, 7 runners)
- Winner £3,422 2nd £998 3rd £499
- Going: Soft, Heavy in places
- Surface: Turf
- Winning time: 4m 16.40s
- Off time: 21:05:11
|1st||3 Teo Vivo||9/2|
|2nd||6 Definitely Better||9||4/1|
Solway Dandy 20
|7||166 11-12||Miss L Harrison||E Whillans (3)||100||11/4f|
Teo Vivo (FR) 22
|7||164 11-10 b1||Miss P Robson||B Harding||98||9/2|
Some Lad (IRE) 37
|9||157 11-3 h||Mrs A C Hamilton||Mr T Hamilton (7)||91||3/1|
|7||156 11-2||N W Alexander||Lucy Alexander||90||15/2|
Definitely Better (IRE) 21
|6||154 11-0||T R George||P J Brennan||88||4/1|
Mr Mansson (IRE) 19
|7||140 10-0||Mrs L B Normile||A P Lane||73||16/1|
|9||140 10-0 v||Mrs J C McGregor||Miss A McGregor (7)||65||40/1|
||6||1111||J S Goldie||J Reveley||99||NR|
||6||11-5||Miss Lucinda V Russell||Craig Nichol||7/1|
Solway Dandy is a regular here and is getting closer, though still climbing the weights. Ewan Whillans takes off 3lb again, however, and he has to go on the short-list. Blinkers could help Teo Vivo in his bid to shed his maiden tag and he's another to consider while Some Lad has claims if you ignore his latest run at Kelso. MOLLY MILAN was out of her depth at Ayr last time but will have needed that run and she'd shown ability at Newcastle previously. She's not exactly thrown in here but has scope so gets a tentative vote.
Molly Milan 100-1 (10-7) Tracked leader until ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 4, 15l behind Vibrato Valtat (11-10) at Ayr 2m nh nov hdl (3) gs in Apr.
Teo Vivo (FR) 10-1 (11-11) Chased leaders, ridden to lead after 4 out, headed 2 out, chased leader until before last, soon edged left, one pace run-in, lost 3rd in closing stages, 4th of 17, 7l behind Rayadour (11-3) at Wetherby 2m 4f nov hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gs in Apr.
Definitely Better (IRE) 5-1 (10-0) With leader, led 4th, headed before 2 out, weakened before last, last of 6, 10l behind Golden Sparkle (11-5) at Perth 2m 4f mrs hcp hdl 0-120 (4) gd in Apr.
Solway Dandy 7-2fav (11-4) Held up towards rear, headway approaching 2 out, mistake and went 2nd last, edged left flat, ran on, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Northern Acres (10-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Mr Mansson (IRE) 66-1 (11-0) Led to after 3rd, pressed leader, lost place 2 out, no chance with front pair between last 2, lost moderate 3rd flat, dropped to 5th towards finish, 5th of 8, 16l behind Fond Memory (11-0) at Perth 2m NH mdn hdl (4) sft in Apr.
Cigalas 50-1 (9-7) Prominent, led before 2nd, mistake 4th, headed after next, weakened after 3 out, last of 12, 50l behind Northern Acres (10-4) at Perth 2m hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Apr.
Some Lad (IRE) 8-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders, ridden before 2 out, quickly weakened, pulled up, in a race won by Hunters Belt (11-4) at Kelso 2m 2f cond hcp hdl 0-1115 (4) sft in Apr, 10 ran.
Blackmore 50-1 (11-9) Chased leaders to 3rd, soon mid-division, lost place 9th, behind when pulled up before 3 out, in a race won by Rocky Stone (11-9) at Wetherby 3m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) sft in Jan, 15 ran.