17:15 Perth Thu 16 May 2019
- Greg James From BBC Radio 1 Conditional Jockeys' Handicap Hurdle (Class 5)
- 2m 4f 35y, Good (Good to Firm in places)
- 8 Runners
- Surface: Turf
No doubt Cartmel will be on the agenda after this but weighted to give it a good go here as this is a drop in grade if able to bounce back from below par effort when last seen in February.
22L fifth of 12 at Down Royal last summer was the nearest he has shown to any sort of ability, but fascinating that Irish connections have secured services of top claimer on only ride on the card so market watch a must.
Looked set to get off the mark at the nineteenth attempt but for falling at he last in similar event at Ayr last week. 5lb well in today and if in the same heart must go close in consolation bid.
Won over 3m here last August but has failed to run up to that in four subsequent runs here. Now drops in trip and hopes rest on that transforming him.
Sole win in 24 runs over hurdles was when backed at Musselburgh in November. Hasn't been able to build on that but only 3lb higher today.
Regressive for previous stable and didn't show much on two runs for this yard when last seen in 2017. Only of interest if market proves positive.
Very good fourth at Ayr in January following a long lay off but hasn't been able to build on that in tow runs since and bit to prove at present.
Didn't run too badly in two goes at Musselburgh in the winter but disappointed at Sedgefield since and has to prove he stays this far.
Last Year's Winner
Wild Sam (1/1), Lough Kent (6/1), Mileva Roller (6/1), Fairlee Grace (8/1), Painters Lad (9/1), Rioja Day (11/1), Karingo (16/1), Santa Anna (16/1), Byronegetonefree (33/1)
- Santa Anna
- Wild Sam
- Lough Kent
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