Leading trainers up for the Kilmany Cup at Perth’s BRAW! Raceday
A celebration of all things Scottish, the scene is set for Perth Racecourse’s BRAW! Raceday tomorrow including the Edinburgh Gin Kilmany Handicap Chase (for the Kilmany Cup) at 3.30pm.
Peter Bowen, who landed this event last year with More Buck’s, bids to keep the trophy in Wales with Viens Chercher. Like More Buck’s, who scored by 21-lengths twelve months ago, the long distance Haverfordwest raider is partnered by Bowen’s son Sean.
Leading Perth trainer Gordon Elliott is double-handled with Out Sam and Ned Stark while Pauline Robson-trained Katgary was an impressive course and distance scorer last month for his Northumberland connections.
Richard Johnson is a regular visitor to Britain’s most northerly venue and the recently crowned four-time champion has his first ride of the meeting on Braid Blue for Elliott in the opening Multi Award Winning Something Special Flowers Novices’ Hurdle. The combination got April’s Perth festival off to a flyer for favourite backers when taking the curtain raiser by eleven lengths.
Six-time Perth winner Green Zone, trained in Cumbria by Lisa Harrison, is back at his favourite track as he shoulders top-weight in the Pentland Land Rover Handicap Hurdle.
Back by popular demand, Perth Racecourse’s BRAW! Raceday will again serve up the very best of Scotland. With the inaugural meeting in 2018 drawing in a bumper crowd, the Saturday fixture is on track for another stellar show, with the seven-race card offering yet more competitive racing now that the summer jumping season is fully underway.
BRAW! Raceday will also see Perth celebrate two big Scottish successes of the past year with two specially named races - the Lewis Capaldi Gie’ing It Laldy Handicap Hurdle takes place at 4.10pm, while the SWNT Our Girls Our Game Handicap Hurdle is at 5.25pm.
In true Scots style, punters will be welcomed into the venue on arrival by a lone piper and can enjoy an array of the finest fare – including haggis nachos – before a mass ceilidh rounds up proceedings after the final race. Adding a final Scottish touch to this Saturday, four-piece ceilidh band Bahookie will be leading the charge post-racing. Fusing traditional folk reels and fiddles with the latest pop anthems, this is a band that promises to get everyone up on their feet.
Gates for BRAW Raceday open at 11.30am with the first race scheduled at 1.50pm, and the last at 5.25pm. To book your place at BRAW! Raceday and for more information on the 2019 season at Perth Racecourse, visit www.perth-races.co.uk.