14:30 Perth Sun 15 July 2018
- Energy Check Utility Comparisons Novices' Handicap Chase (Class 4)
- 2m 7f 180y, Good (Watered)
- 5 Runners
- Surface: Turf
Showed some fair form over hurdles and came back from a wind op to produce a good first fencing effort at Kelso (2m1f, good); needed a greater test. Confirmed the promise of his debut when at Uttoxeter (2m4f); rallied well to beat subsequent winner.
Won off just 1lb lower over hurdles earlier in the year but hasn't been in the same form since only showing modest form on his chasing debut. Jumped well enough but only ended up finishing 3rd although the second has won since to strengthen the form.
Modest enough over hurdles (remained a maiden) when with Dan Skelton before he went into point-to-points with a couple of yards with mixed results (failed to complete six times). Now with a new yard under Rules (chasing) off his old hurdles mark.
Lightly-raced over fences ( three attempts)connections now revert to the larger obstacles as his losing hurdles run begins to mount. Becoming well handicapped over hurdles (rated 138 at one stage) and ran well enough when last seen here over hurdles.
Returned from a huge absence last time (17 months) over C&D with cheekpieces on for the first-time and wasn't at disgraced. Should have improved for that run but is 5lb out of the handicap in a better race than last time.
Last Year's Winner
|T: G ElliottJ: T Scudamore|
Lotus Pond (11/8), Jassas (7/4), Top Billing (9/4), Chu Chu Percy (11/4), Ballinvegga (10/1), Sulamani The Late (20/1)
- Lotus Pond
- Top Billing
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