Racing Preview for Wednesday 27 July
Tuesday 26 July
Caius Marcius rolled back the years to land the the Follow Racing TV On Twitter Handicap Hurdle at Perth on Tuesday night.
Trained by Nicky Richards and ridden by Brian Hughes, he got up close home to pip favourite Glen Ava by half a length.
Richards said: “He’s been a super horse as he’s an eleven-year-old and this was his 13th win. Brian said it was a stop-start pace and that suited him as he was trying three miles for the first time.”
Brian Hughes registered a treble courtesy of Sula Warrior, Caius Marcius and Friary Rock.
Wednesday 27 July
PERTH regular Petite Rhapsody, set to make his 11th appearance at his local venue, will be cheered on by his loyal band of owners in the Visit racingtv.com Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.
Trained just down the M90 by Lucinda Russell, the seven-year-old carries the colours of the enthusiastic Tay Valley Chasers Club, many of whom turn up sporting their green and yellow silks.
The only win of the gelding’s career so far came at April’s Perth festival, a strike which also saw jockey Patrick Wadge open his account at the 64th attempt.
Dual champion jockey Brian Hughes has four rides - all trained by Laura Morgan - and they include And The New in the £13,000 Heidseck Monopole Party Goes On Handicap Chase.
And The New, a close third in the Perth Silver Cup earlier this month, steps up to 2m 4f as he bids to opening his account over fences at the third attempt.
Tickets for Wednesday 27 July racing are available on the gate from £15. Gates open at 11am.