2 Family Raceday

Perth’s Family Day will be a sporting spectacular with seven races

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HONOURABLE GENT is after more Perth success in the feature race at the Scone track's big Family Raceday on Sunday.

A winner over course and distance last month, Rose Dobbin's Northumberland raider faces five rivals in the Mackie's Summer Sundaes Handicap Chase.

Under Craig Nichol, he scored by a neck and has gone up just 3lbs - he was also part of a first-ever treble for his trainer.

Among the opposition to Honourable Gent is Sandy Thomson-trained King's Wharf who was fourth at Perth in hurdling company earlier this month.

Top-weight is Okotoks on just his third starts over fences. Trained by Fergal O'Brien and ridden by Paddy Brennan, he made amends for a hiccup on chasing debut by impressing at Hexham last time.

In-form bottom-weight Old Salt bids for a hat-trick after wins at Uttoxeter and Ffos Las.

The opening novices' hurdle sees a rare Richard Fahey runner in the shape of Judge Earle partnered by leading course jockey Brian Hughes.

Judge Earle trotted up in maiden company at Britain's most northerly outpost last time and looks to have Nicky Richards' fellow course and distance winner Court Dreaming as his main danger.

Perth will ensure racegoers and locals of all ages can savour the best of all worlds, with a host of free family fun and the World Cup Final being shown live on big screens between racing.

With blue skies and sunshine set to be the order of the day, the Centre Course enclosure will once again be open for racegoers to park their cars. Positioned right in the heart of the action, revellers can soak up the atmosphere and enjoy their own picnic or barbeque.

The Centre Course enclosure will also be home to a wide selection of free kids’ activities. With everything from pony rides and face painting to laser quest and Segway’s, the action-packed meeting is the perfect antidote for the school holidays, and promises to keep little ones entertained all day long.

Gates open at 11.30am with the first race at 2pm and the last scheduled for 5.15pm. Organisers urge those driving into the Centre Course enclosure to leave plenty of time to park, and there will also be a frequent, speedy shuttle bus to and from Perth train station throughout the day.

Centre Course tickets are priced at £15.00, Grandstand tickets at £20.00. Under 18’s go FREE (when accompanied by an adult ticket holder).

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