1 Amalfi Doug & Brian Hughes

Brian Hughes back at Perth with course specialist Amalfi Doug

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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.


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