Brian Hughes back at Perth with course specialist Amalfi Doug
BRIAN HUGHES is looking forward to more Perth success with course specialist Amalfi Doug in the feature race at Perth on Tuesday night.
Perth hosts a two-day restricted capacity meeting on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon before crowds increase significantly for Summer Carnival on Saturday, August 14.
Tomorrow evening Hughes, the champion jockey of 2019-20, partners the Keith Dalgleish-trained top-weight in the £15,000 Heineken UK Handicap Chase over almost three miles. Carrying the red and white colours of The County Set, the evergreen 11-year-old made all under Hughes over 2m 4f to gain win number six at his favourite track just 16 days ago.
Hughes said: “He’s some horse and clearly loves the place. He never won anywhere else and I’d say he’s holding his form pretty well at whatever trip he runs at. He’s maybe even a bit unlucky not to have won even more races.”
The spring-heeled grey is likely to be among the market principals which also include fellow Scottish-trained pair Get Out The Gate and Juge Et Parti.
Sandy Thomson’s Get Out The Gate landed a gamble when beating Amalfi Doug into second place over course and distance on July 1st while Jude Et Parti made a winning stable debut for Langholm-based James Ewart earlier this month.
Perth regulars Peter Bowen and Laura Morgan are represented by Stable Head and Thomas Todd respectively.
Jim Goldie’s Pammi and Harry Reed bids for a course and distance hat-trick in the Join Racing TV Now Handicap Hurdle. The Renfrewshire raider has been raised a total of 9lbs for her two narrow victories and locks horns again with Neil Mulholland’s Putting Green, who was only pipped by a short-head on their last clash.
The first of seven races is at 5.55pm – all live on Racing TV.