Perth Course Guide

Perth hosts jump racing throughout the summer months with the highlight being the April Festival meeting. Feature races over the meeting include the Future Champions Novices’ Hurdle, the Old Mout Cider Handicap Chase and the Highland National – as its name suggests a long-distance handicap chase over 3m 7f.

Outside of the Festival, Perth’s other big meeting is their fixture in early June, where the feature race is the Perth Gold cup, a Class 2 race run over just short of three miles.

Jumps Racing

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A right-handed circuit of one and a quarter miles, with eight fences to the circuit. The course has sweeping turns and quite a flat running surface. The water jump is in front of the stands and is left out on the run-in, leaving a long run from the last fence to the winning post.

Perth is a lovely track, but a bit deceptive. First impressions are that it’s an easy course, but that’s not quite the case. They tend to start racing a long way from home and that, obviously, tends to test a horse’s stamina. It’s a course that rides very flat and, for that reason, a jockey might be encouraged to kick on too soon. It’s easy to imagine that, once you turn into the home straight, you’re nearly there. But the straight is long and, if you’re not really travelling, the first fence in it can be a bit of a tester.

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14:10 Edinburgh Gin 2017 Leading Horsemen Awards Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 7f 207y)
Emerald green, dark green sleeves, dark green and emerald green quartered cap (Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede)
  • Winner: Calett Mad
  • Jockey: D A Jacob
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Mr Simon Munir & Mr Isaac Souede

14:45 Anderson Anderson & Brown Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 47y)
Light blue and black (quartered), yellow sleeves, black cap (Mr Hw Turcan & Sir Simon Dunning)
  • Winner: Jet Master
  • Jockey: Lucy Alexander
  • Trainer: N W Alexander
  • Owner: Mr Hw Turcan & Sir Simon Dunning

15:20 Lord Mansfield Memorial Handicap Chase

(Class 4) (2m 4f 20y)
Dark blue and light blue check, dark blue sleeves, light blue armlets, dark blue cap (Mrs Suzy Brown & Mr Peter R Brown)
  • Winner: Mumgos Debut
  • Jockey: D R Fox
  • Trainer: Miss Lucinda V Russell
  • Owner: Mrs Suzy Brown & Mr Peter R Brown

15:55 Heineken Uk Novices' Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 47y)
Black and white diamonds, emerald green sleeves and cap (Mrs Jo Tracey)
  • Winner: Golden Jeffrey
  • Jockey: Ross Chapman
  • Trainer: I Jardine
  • Owner: Mrs Jo Tracey

16:30 Timothy Hardie Jewellers Novices' Chase

(Class 3) (2m 4f 20y)
Red, white disc, diabolo on sleeves (Options O Syndicate)
  • Winner: Ballyandy
  • Jockey: Sam Twiston-Davies
  • Trainer: N A Twiston-Davies
  • Owner: Options O Syndicate

17:05 Have Your Christmas Party At Perth Handicap Hurdle

(Class 4) (2m 4f 35y)
Pink, white stars, sleeves and cap (P Carnaby & B Thomson)
  • Winner: Cruachan
  • Jockey: Grant Cockburn
  • Trainer: Mrs L B Normile
  • Owner: P Carnaby & B Thomson

17:40 'That's All Folks' Handicap Hurdle

(Class 5) (2m 7f 207y)
Royal blue and white (quartered), black and white striped sleeves and cap (Straightline Bloodstock)
  • Winner: Mac N Cheese
  • Jockey: Craig Nichol
  • Trainer: K Dalgleish
  • Owner: Straightline Bloodstock

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Perth Racecourse
Scone Palace Park
01738 551597

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