Leading trainers return for the Perth Silver Cup
Perth Racecourse is gearing up to welcome racegoers of all ages to the track tomorrow and the racing scene is set with Tabitha Worsley, who broke her back as an amateur rider in a fall in 2017, bidding to land the feature race for the second year running.
Now riding as a professional conditional claimer, Worsley partners Go West Young Man for trainer Laura Morgan in the Sunsport Handicap Chase (for the Perth Silver Cup). The combination were 20-1 winners of the valuable two miler twelve months ago and the 11-year-old races off a 5lb higher mark on Sunday.
Also in the seven-strong line-up are top-weight Jennie Candlish-trained Theflyingportrait, another course and distance scorer at the Scone venue, and Ardera Cross, a hurdle winner at Perth for Clyde Valley trainer William Young shortly after his bargain buy £1,000 purchase in the spring
Nico De Boinville, a Cheltenham Gold Cup winning jockey on Coneygree in 2015, bids to add to his two course winners aboard Raven’s Tower trained by Ben Pauling.
The card starts with J P McManus-owned Lake Baikal trying to build on his second place debut at Perth in May in the Scottish Sun Novices’ Hurdle.
Leading jockey Daryl Jacob, whose course stats are six wins from 19 mounts as a strike-rate of 32 per cent, doesn’t visit Perth too often these days and he has the second of his two books rides on Pat’s Oscar in the Scottish Sun On Sunday Novices’ Handicap Chase.
Perth’s Family Raceday has long established itself as a firm favourite in the racing calendar. In partnership with Action Glen and Inflatable Hire Scotland, the Centre Course enclosure will also be jam packed with activities for the kids. With everything from segways and archery, to laser combat, an avalanche climbing wall and a 100ft inflatable assault course, youngsters are guaranteed to be kept busy all day long.
Gates for Family Raceday open at 11.30am with the first race scheduled at 2.05pm, and the last at 5.35pm.