Thrills and spills on the course of Family Raceday

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TABITHA WORSLEY made her first ride at Perth a winning one when shining on 20/1 outsider Go West Young Man in Sunday’s feature race.


Making all the running, the combination made all to pip Old Salt by three-quarters of a length in the £22,000 Mackie's Summer Sundaes Handicap Chase.


Winning trainer Laura Morgan said: “This horse is definitely quirky and we took a chance buying him at the sales. He can be tricky and a bit of a monkey but Tabitha gave him a great ride.


“It was just the second time he’s run for us but he has so much ability when thing go right - he can be a stressed horse but that’s what he is capable of. He tried a visor on him today and it’s all fallen into place - he has to go right-handed and is much better going this way round.


“It’s a long way up here but I’d say we will be looking at something else for him at another Perth meeting.”


Chu Chu Percy took the Energy Check Utility Comparisons Novices’ Handicap Chase under Ross Chapman for the Alistair Whillans stable.


The Hawick trainer’s son and assistant Ewan said: “He’s had a break since his chasing debut at Perth in the spring. That was pretty good and I expect he’ll keep going through the summer.”


Montanna was yet another winner at Perth this year for Peter Bowen as he landed the Visit The All New Racing UK Novices’ Hurdle under his son Sean.

Bowen senior, who has saddled seven winners from just nine runners at the Scone track this year, said: “This horse has some engine but is still very green particularly with his jumping. He schools well at home but still has a bit to learn.”


Next up at Perth Racecourse, Tues 31 July, evening racing plus Wed 1 August for Golf Perthshire Raceday.


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