July 27 / 15.20 Perth

15.20 Perth

Good To Soft

Heineken Zero Handicap Hurdle

  • Prize money: £5609.38
  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 3
  • 6 runners
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Heineken Zero Handicap Hurdle

Runners: 6 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Partly cloudy

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £7.00
  • Place: £2.90

Form: 3406-2 D

Last run: 45 days

W: 11st 13lb

4 yo Gelding

OR: 127

Form & Verdict
No match for wide-margin winner over hurdles at Downpatrick (2m1f, good to yielding) last month and beaten in two run-of-the-mill Flat handicaps since but is of significant interest here if judged on his third in Grade 2 juvenile hurdle at Leopardstown (2m, soft) at Christmas; first-time cheekpieces.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

16:15 Perth

Britzka

11st 8lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

towards rear, shaken up after 5th, pushed along and headway after 3 out, pressed leader 2 out, kept on to lead approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, comfortably

3/1

1st

2

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:20 Perth

Britzka

11st 13lb

J: Sean Bowen

T: Gordon Elliott

raced lazily, towards rear, pushed along after 3rd, ridden and reminders home turn, rapid headway on outer and disputed lead 2 out, ridden and led approaching last, good jump last, kept on strongly and went clear run-in, easily

5/2

14th

7

(8)

13th Jul 2022

Good

1m 6f 30y

20:10 Killarney

Britzka

9st 11lb

J: Colin Keane

T: Gordon Elliott

midfield, pushed along and headway on outer over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, went third towards finish

33/1

7/1

  • Place: £3.20

Form: 6-6444 D

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 12lb

9 yo Mare

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Now 9lb lower than when second in this race in 2021 (good to soft) but hasn't really fired this year, and the first-time cheekpieces (retained) didn't appear to make a big difference when she was fourth of five at Cartmel (2m1f, good) 11 days ago.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8th

5

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:05 Perth

Bellaney Gem

11st 7lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

midfield on outer, not fluent 1st, in touch with leaders after 3rd, pushed along before 2 out, ridden but weakened after 2 out (vet said mare lost her right-fore shoe)

8/1

2nd

4

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:20 Perth

Bellaney Gem

10st 12lb

J: James Bowen

T: S R B Crawford

tracked leader, going easily 3 out, shaken up and led narrowly before 2 out, pushed along and headed approaching last, ridden and kept on run-in, no match for winner

7/1

4th

1

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 1f 46y

Class 4

17:15 Cartmel

Bellaney Gem

12st 0lb

J: Brendan Powell

T: S R B Crawford

chased leaders, not fluent 3 out, pushed along 2 out, ridden approaching last, weakened run-in

6/1

Form: 23127- D

Last run: 179 days

W: 11st 4lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won Kelso maiden (2m, soft) for Iain Jardine in December, his tenth start over hurdles, and was second off today's mark in Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, good to soft) the following month; not seen since below-par run at end of January; had wind op last month; market may guide on stable debut.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 2

16:15 Perth

Kavanaghs Cross

10st 2lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

in rear, pushed along and headway after 3 out, prominent when on outer 2 out, no extra and lost ground approaching last, held but kept on run-in

9/1

3rd

3

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:20 Perth

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 4lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: Ann Duffield

in touch with leaders on inner, not fluent 3rd, awkward jump 3 out, nudged along home turn, every chance 2 out, soon ridden and wandered around, weakened run-in

9/2

7th

8

29th Jan 2022

Good

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

12:25 Doncaster

Kavanaghs Cross

11st 7lb

J: Niall Houlihan

T: Iain Jardine

Steadily progressive this season (including on good ground), winning maiden hurdle at Kelso (2m, soft) last month then runner-up in Musselburgh handicap (2m4f, good to soft) on New Year's Day; could have more to offer and he's respected off just 1lb higher than last time.

7/1

Form: 761515 CD

Last run: 11 days

W: 10st 10lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 106

Form & Verdict
Has rather mixed record during busy spell since returning from break in March but is a dual course winner on good ground this summer (2m/2m4f); probably allowed too much rope when making all on second occasion but didn't run badly in competitive race at Cartmel (2m6f) recently and it will be interesting to see what tactics are used now he drops back in trip.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

13th Aug 2022

Good

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:05 Perth

Malangen

11st 3lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Lisa Harrison

prominent, bumped and unseated rider 2nd

14/1

4th

5

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:20 Perth

Malangen

10st 10lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Lisa Harrison

taken down early, led, hit 4th, pushed along and headed before 2 out, weakened approaching last, no extra run-in

5/1

5th

10

16th Jul 2022

Good

2m 6f 31y

Class 3

15:03 Cartmel

Malangen

10st 7lb

J: Thomas Dowson

T: Lisa Harrison

pressed leader, not fluent 2nd, not fluent 4 out, ridden after 2 out, outpaced approaching last, not fluent last

10/1

Form: 412-22 D

Last run: 24 days

W: 10st 2lb

8 yo Mare

OR: 97

Form & Verdict
Won twice at Market Rasen (2m, good) in spring 2021 and returned from absence with two close seconds over that C&D this season; moves up in grade and is 1lb out of the weights today but it's reasonable to expect another good run on this fairly similar track.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

6

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:20 Perth

Lady Babs

10st 2lb

J: John Kington

T: Andrew Crook

raced in last, awkward jump 2nd, pushed along briefly 4 out, slightly hampered 3 out, soon pushed along, ridden and struggling before 2 out, well beaten approaching last

3/1

2nd

6

3rd Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 125y

Class 4

17:20 Market Rasen

Lady Babs

10st 8lb

J: Miss Fern O’Brien

T: Andrew Crook

in rear, headway on outer before 3 out, soon in touch with leaders, going okay when prominent before 2 out, keeping on when not clear run approaching last, soon switched left, ridden and kept on well run-in, soon made challenge, just held

4/1

Form: 7145-5 D

Last run: 58 days

W: 12st 0lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 124

Form & Verdict
Won quite stylishly over fences on stable debut last October; returned from break with two lesser efforts this spring and it's hard to know what to expect from him on this first hurdling start since 2018, but he competes off a lower mark in this sphere.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6th

1

27th Jul 2022

Good To Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 3

15:20 Perth

Arvico Bleu

12st 0lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

taken down early, close up on outer, going okay 3 out, nudged along home turn, soon ridden and lost position, weakened quickly from 2 out

8/1

2

10th Jul 2022

Good

2m 0f 0y

Class 3

16:05 Perth

Arvico Bleu

11st 12lb

J: Callum Bewley

T: Ewan Whillans

Created good impression when winning readily at Carlisle (2m, good) on stable debut in October and subsequent Aintree fourth was perfectly respectable; returned from break with two lesser efforts this spring but can't be ruled out off current mark.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £381.00
Straight Forecast £389.00
Trifecta £1127.00

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Lady Babs

Daily Express:

Britzka

The Times:

Kavanaghs Cross

RP Ratings:

Bellaney Gem

Daily Mail:

Malangen

POSTDATA:

Arvico Bleu

Daily Record:

Britzka

TOPSPEED:

Lady Babs

Telegraph:

Lady Babs

The Guardian:

Lady Babs

Daily Mirror:

Lady Babs

The Sun:

Lady Babs

The Star:

Lady Babs