More Perth glory targeted by Minella Trump at September Sunday Raceday
MINELLA TRUMP is attempting a Perth hat-trick as he bids to extend his unbeaten record at the course in the Six Wins For Scotch Warrior Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase tomorrow (Sunday).
Trained by Donald McCain and ridden by Brian Hughes, he is up against three rivals and will likely go off a short-priced favourite.
Former champion jockey Hughes said: “When he won over fences at the track last time he showed he was ready for a step back up in trip. His win before that was also over 2m 4f in a handicap hurdle in the spring and it’s always nice to ride a winner in the Tim Leslie colours.”
Just three have been declared for the Six Perth Wins For Amalfi Doug Handicap Chase but it promises to be a tight betting heat.
None of the trio have been to the Scone track before and Yccs Portocervo could head the market for the seventh time in his last eight starts.
Representing the powerful combination of Dr Richard Newland and Sam Twiston-Davies, he was just pipped by Ewan Whillans’ first winner, Cracking Destiny, 17 days ago.
The same duo are responsible for another hot-pot, Orchestral Rain, in the Six Perth Wins For Green Zone Handicap Hurdle.
Formerly trained in Ireland, he won twice for his new connections last season and will be appearing in handicap company for just the second occasion.
The first of six races is at 1.45pm – all live on Racing TV.