1 Wakool and Danny McMenamin

Wakool and the gang celebrate good times at Perth

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Wakool, sent off 3-1 joint-favourite, stayed on well to land the £8,000 Salutation Hotel, Scotland’s Most Historic Hotel Handicap Hurdle for champion conditional rider Danny McMenamin at Perth on Wednesday evening.

Winning trainer Nick Alexander said: “We got him at the sakes in France two year ago and he won at Doncaster on just his third run for us. He had three runs on the Flat before he joined us and the form was quite good.

“I’m pleased he’s won again as we had a couple old close seconds in earlier races tonight. I think the key to him winning was the longer trip and Danny said his stamina kicked in for the closing stages.”

It was a good night for Rose Dobbin as the Northumberland trainer completed a double with Slanelough and Hitman Fred.

There’s more behind closed doors racing action at Perth tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon with the first of eight races at 1pm, all live on Racing TV.