Perth – July 16th
A period without racing for me, concentrating on other things. However, I paid a visit to Perth for their Family Day Sunday meeting. Quite busy but most of the ‘non racing people’ in the centre of the course which made the main rings bearable.
Run of the mill stuff in the main but there are some long term projects to note:
Lisa Harrison introduced a typical big old boat of a store horse in the opener in the form of the grey SOLWAY PALM. He was very green, less than foot perfect over the jumps, but encouraged in the way he stuck to his task. His trainer knows how to deal with this sort of animal and I suspect she will get a win or two out this one when he finds his level.
In the maiden hurdle the two class horses were clear, but there was a good scrap for third place between two locally trained animals. DEVITO’SGOLDENGIRL won a mares point in Ireland should make up into a fair animal in time. Mares only races are not that competitive and she may well pick one up, and may meet up again with SENSE OF URGENCY who had shown promise in bumpers. A prolonged battle for third place from two out will have helped these two get the idea.
In the closing bumper SCOTTSDALE was impressive in winning with any amount in hand. He should now go on to make a mark over hurdles. The one to note here is LADY SAMBACK who raced prominently then led from a mile out until the two furlong mark. She was put in her place by two quicker animals, but she’s a sturdily built who should cope with hurdles and can be competitive in mares’ only novice/maiden company.