Perth set for afternoon of competitive racing at first of four July meetings
Ardera Cross, the horse that cost just £1,000, is after more Perth Racecourse prize money in the feature race tomorrow (Thursday 4 July).
Trained by William Young at Crossford in the Clyde Valley, he faces five rivals in the Watch RacingTV Now Handicap Chase at Perth’s annual Afternoon Raceday. Young bought the eight-year-old out of the Dan Skelton yard at Doncaster Sales in May and he recouped an instant dividend when he won over two miles at Perth the following month.
“He’s actually won more than we paid for him – and I had a nice bet on him that night at Perth as well!” Young said.
Among the opposition is Creadan Grae, ridden by champion jockey Richard Johnson. The Irish raider unseated his rider at the first in a chase at Downpatrick 19-days ago.
The card starts with Sam Twiston-Davies ridden Jaillissant, an interesting newcomer for Gloucestershire trainer Neil Mulholland in the Follow @RacingTV On Twitter Maiden Hurdle.
Emirates De Cantana, shoulders top weight in the Join RacingTV Now Novices’ Handicap Hurdle as Lucinda Russell’s gelding, partnered by Tom Willmott, tries to follow up last month’s course and distance success.
Doors open at 12noon with the first race scheduled for 2.10pm and the last race at 5.10pm.
Perth is again supporting Racing Staff Week which aims to bring the racing industry together to inform and engage horseracing followers and supporters about the passion, skill and dedication required to work in racing. The industry-wide week will also increase awareness about the support and services that Racing Welfare provides to all of racing’s workforce.
For more information on Perth’s 2019 racing calendar visit www.perth-races.co.uk.