Solar Impulse is star turn at Perth for Ian Williams and Liam Harrison
SOLAR IMPULSE won handsomely with his ears pricked to land the £12,200 Heidsieck Monopole Party Goes On Handicap Chase over 2m 4f at Perth on Wednesday.
Trained by Ian Williams and ridden by Liam Harrison, he saw off top-weight and former stable companion Cracking Destiny by seven and a half lengths.
At his peak the 85/40 chance was rated 149 and won the 2016 Grand Annual Chase at the Cheltenham Festival when trained by Paul Nicholls.
Amberose has been retired to the paddocks after an impressive victory in the Visit RacingTV.com Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle.
Winning trainer Nicky Richards said: “She’s in foal to the stallion Masterstroke and won’t be able to run again. It was a very good performance and it’s nice to see her bow out on a winning note.”
Scottish success came in the shape of For Three, an all-the-way scorer for James Ewart in the Heineken UK Handicap Chase and Stuart Coltherd-trained Silken Moonlight in the Edinburgh Gin Handicap Chase.
Selkirk-based Coltherd said: “Silken Moonlight is a mare in tremendous form at the moment. She won over a little further at Cartmel last time so my son Sam made plenty of use of her today as I was a wee bit worried about the sharper trip.”
The Wednesday afternoon raceday marked the conclusion of Perth’s two-day July meeting with attention now turned to Summer Carnival Raceday on Saturday, August 14th.
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