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Events And Conferences At Perth Racecourse Open National Hunt Flat Race (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

  • Prize money: £2722.46
  • 2m 0f 47y
  • Class 5
  • 7 runners
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Events And Conferences At Perth Racecourse Open National Hunt Flat Race (Qualifier) (GBB Race)

Runners: 7 runners

Type: NH Flat

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

Form: 3

Last run: 57 days

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of a half-sister to a French 2m2f Grade 3 hurdle winner and made quite promising debut when keeping-on third of seven over C&D (good) last month; likely contender.

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Time + Course Horse + Weight
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Verdict Starting price

7th

17

30th Apr 2024

Yielding

2m 3f 93y

15:05 Punchestown

Al Kalila

10st 6lb

J: J J Slevin

T: S R B Crawford

held up in rear

16/1

3rd

9

28th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 5f 56y

Class 4

15:55 Wetherby

Al Kalila

11st 3lb

J: Ben Bromley

T: S R B Crawford

Fifth at Down Royal (2m4f, soft) in December on second hurdle start and another encouraging run when second of six at Ayr (2m4f, good to soft) three weeks ago; this unexposed 5yo is open to improvement now moving into handicaps and is on the shortlist.

12/1

2nd

5

9th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

13:23 Ayr

Al Kalila

11st 0lb

J: Daryl Jacob

T: S R B Crawford

led, pushed along and went clear with winner 2 out, ridden run-in, headed final 110yds, soon outpaced

11/2

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Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Third foal from a low-grade 1m4f Flat winner; probably best watched on debut.

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8th

2

3rd Dec 2023

Soft

2m 0f 0y

15:40 Fairyhouse

Ballysax Hank

11st 10lb

J: Benjamin P Kennedy

T: Miss Katy Brown

Good second in a Cork bumper in October; showed plenty of pre-race temperament and had no chance afterwards in the Listed bumper at Cheltenham last month; clearly has abillity but likely needs to improve to play a hand here; interesting runner for all that.

25/1

10th

1

19th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:00 Cheltenham

Ballysax Hank

11st 2lb

J: Cian Cullinan

T: Miss Katy Brown

Out of a 1m4f winner; outran his 50-1 odds to chase home a fellow newcomer at Cork (2m3f, yielding to soft) and there was a previous winner back in fourth; Irish raider with a future by the looks of it.

16/1

2nd

8

15th Oct 2023

Soft

2m 3f 0y

17:30 Cork

Ballysax Hank

11st 6lb

J: Dillon Butler

T: Miss Katy Brown

Third foal; dam 1m4f winner (RPR 60)/maiden hurdler out of maiden half-sister to winners Miss Hide (10.6f/2m hurdle) and Straw Blade (1m2f); home-bred looks best watched for future reference.

100/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

First foal from dam who showed only minor promise in bumpers/over hurdles; stable not known for bumper winners.

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2nd

2

3rd Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

15:20 Carlisle

Bogleyburn

11st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

disputed lead, lost ground over 4f out, weakened over 1f out

25/1

9th

1

4th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

16:04 Ayr

Bogleyburn

11st 2lb

J: Bruce Lynn

T: Harriet Graham & Gary Rutherford

midfield on outer

20/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Out of an unraced sister to smart bumper/chase winner Buckers Bridge; safely held when last of four finishers in 2m4f maiden point in April; makes rules debut today.

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8th

8

19th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

2m 1f 33y

Class 5

17:20 Carlisle

Boris The Underdog

11st 1lb

J: Edward Austin

T: Hannah McMahon

in touch with leaders, outpaced and dropped to rear over 4f out, soon lost touch and weakened

66/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 11st 0lb

4 yo Gelding

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Form & Verdict

Half-brother to a 2m hurdle winner; joined Lucinda Russell for £75,000 after finishing second in two Irish points last season; interesting to see how he fares on this rules debut.

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2nd

5

26th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

14:40 Perth

Tommys Law

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

prominent, not fluent 4 out

7/2

2nd

8

8th Mar 2024

Soft

2m 0f 0y

Class 4

14:00 Ayr

Tommys Law

11st 6lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Second in two Irish points last year but finished about 26l behind Hazy Glen in Carlisle bumper on rules debut in October and was also soundly beaten on last month's hurdling debut (2m4f).

25/1

7th

17

13th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 4f 100y

Class 4

15:20 Ayr

Tommys Law

11st 9lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Second in both Irish points last year, losing out only by a neck on latter occasion, but made underwhelming rules debut when well-held fifth in Carlisle bumper (heavy) in October and needs to take a big step forward here; had wind op in December; tongue-tie fitted.

9/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Second foal; half-sister to bumper winner Finnthemagician; dam bumper/2m hurdle winner, closely related to a bumper winner; one of two runners for the stable; looks the part on paper.

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2nd

2

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 178y

Class 5

15:10 Sedgefield

Backdoorflush

11st 2lb

J: Alan Doyle

T: Lucinda Russell

Fair way in front of subsequent winner Vanilla Dancer when runner-up over C&D (good) on debut but was out of her depth in Listed event at Cheltenham last time; big chance back in this company.

7/4

12th

3

18th Nov 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 87y

Class 1

16:05 Cheltenham

Backdoorflush

11st 2lb

J: Derek Fox

T: Lucinda Russell

Plenty of bumper winners in her pedigree and she went close to making a winning debut at Sedgefield (good; 11-2) five weeks ago, pulling 14l clear of third, with penalised Micks Jet comfortably held in fourth; this is a stronger event but she may improve for the run and cannot be ruled out.

16/1

Form:

Last run:

W: 10st 7lb

4 yo Filly

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Form & Verdict

Third foal; dam pulled up in maiden hurdle, half-sister to 2m5f hurdle winner Amrons Sage; towards rear when falling at fifth fence on Irish point debut in April; makes his rules debut here

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3rd

6

24th Apr 2024

Yielding

3m 0f 116y

19:40 Bellewstown

Tankardstown Diva

11st 7lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

held up in rear, headway from 3 out, prominent on inner 2 out, led approaching last, faced challenge after last, headed and lost two places inside final 110yds, no extra towards finish

5/2

1st

5

14th Apr 2024

Soft

2m 6f 0y

15:40 Down Royal

Tankardstown Diva

11st 10lb

J: Keith Donoghue

T: Ian Patrick Donoghue

travelled strongly, midfield, headway and prominent before 3 out, led 2 out, went clear when nudged along before last, eased when reduced lead towards finish, comfortably

7/2

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Verdict

Both of Lucinda Russell’s runners look interesting and the relative strength in the betting behind dual Irish point runner-up Tommys Law and newcomer Backdoorflush ought to reveal some clues. However, C&D third AL KALILA probably sets a fair standard of rules form and is taken to enhance Stuart Crawford’s very good strike-rate in British bumpers.[Chris Wilson]

Selections

SPOTLIGHT:

Al Kalila

The Guardian:

Tommys Law

RP RATINGS:

Al Kalila

POSTDATA:

Al Kalila

The Times:

Al Kalila

Telegraph:

Al Kalila

Daily Mail:

Al Kalila

D Express:

Al Kalila

Daily Mirror:

Al Kalila

The Sun:

Al Kalila

Daily Record:

Al Kalila

The Star:

Tommys Law