20:05 Perth Wed 16 May 2018
- Lodge At Perth Racecourse Novices' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 7f 207y, Good (Good to Soft in places)
- 12 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Bumper winner on soft ground at Sedgefield 14 months ago and stepped up on her handicap debut when finishing 7L fourth at Carlisle (2m1f, good-to-soft) last time. Interesting with cheekpieces fitted for the first time.
Finished third in two small field novice hurdles here last summer but disappointed on handicap debut at Hexham (good) last August and is unraced since then.
Beaten 16L into second on debut for this yard at Ayr (soft) in March but held when unseating at Newcastle subsequently and is stepping up in trip for this.
Ran well to finish fourth at Kilbeggan (yielding-to-soft) over an extended 3m on handicap debut just over two weeks ago. Held in maiden company the following day and is one to note in this contest.
Nine race maiden and well beaten in three handicap starts so far including on his first outing since a wind operation last time.
13 race maiden but ran well to finish runner-up over 2m4f on soft ground here last time out. Shapes as if this step up in trip may suit.
Maiden after 13 starts but has placed on the last three of those including when 4L second at Wetherby (3m, soft) on his penultimate outing.
Ran well in a couple of point-to-points but has struggled since going under rules. Worth a check in the market with cheekpieces applied for the first time on handicap debut.
Yet to win in 11 starts and beaten 58L on heavy ground over 2m4f at Hexham in November. Returning from nearly six months off the track.
27 race maiden who came within 1¼L of correcting that when finishing runner-up at Musselburgh (3m, good-to-soft) in February. Well held here subsequently.
Ten race maiden who has run well in recent starts including when 8L second over 3m3f at Sedgefield (heavy) last time out. Races off a 1lb higher mark in this contest.
11 race maiden beaten 22L when finishing third on heavy ground over 3m at Newcastle last time. Hood returns and wears blinkers for the first time racing from out of the handicap.
Last Year's Winner
|Spoils Of War||8||11-1||18/1|
|T: Miss Lucinda V RussellJ: Blair Campbell|
Shanaway (7/2), Cockley Beck (9/2), Arizona Bound (6/1), Border Victor (7/1), Highland Peak (15/2), Classical Sound (8/1), Le Hachette (12/1), Our Morris (16/1), Dutch Canyon (20/1), Forth Cave (20/1), Gentleman James (20/1), I'll Run With You (20/1), Honeychile Ryder (33/1), Solway Palm (33/1)
- Le Hachette
- Cockley Beck
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