Steven Dowler was in fantastic form last week, landing the Rollover Pick 6 at Ripon on Thursday and then reaching the final leg at Sandown on Saturday with 36 lines still live, before falling victim to a late withdrawal. He’s back for more on Tuesday as he tackles the Best Dividend Guaranteed £3,000 Place 6 at Perth. Check out his Perth betting tips and join his Syndicate.
Perth betting tips
16.00 – Handicap Hurdle – 2m
An uninspiring handicap hurdle to start our Perth betting tips. ZABEEL STAR comes into the race with arguably the best-looking profile having been consistent between both codes on the flat and hurdles, and of course, remains on a very workable mark. This race is very weak, therefore, he’s got excellent claims of winning this.
SET IN STONE is a six-time winner on the flat, and has strong form under these conditions (placed 5/5 times). She has shown good form over hurdles to date, and her opening handicap mark of 95 makes her interesting.
CHOSEN FLAME has placed on his last three starts, and ran better than the margin suggested here last time out off this exact make over an extended 2m4f. The drop to 2m should suit and the icing on the cake is the presence of Richard Johnson in the saddle.
Selections: ZABEEL STAR, SET IN STONE, CHOSEN FLAME
16.30 – Novices’ Hurdle – 2m4f
Another weak-looking race which can go the way of the unbeaten hurdler PETRASTAR who was a good sort on the flat rated around the 80’s and he comfortably won at this track when last seen over 2m. He should improve for this step up in trip and despite being handed a double penalty to deal with, he’s the most likeliest winner with the strongest form in the book.
17.05 – Handicap Chase – 2m7f
Dr Richard Newland’s best chance of the day is probably SOMETHINBOUTANGELA who has the the scope to develop into a useful chaser. She’s ran well in all three starts for this yard over hurdles, and was a shade unlucky when collared late on at Market Rasen when last seen. With that run under her belt, better can be expected here with Sam Twiston-Davis riding her again, which is another positive to note.
There is an element of risk attached to COURT DREAMING who isn’t the best of jumpers, but there is no doubting his ability and he’s very well-treated to win a race like this. If he can put it all together, he could lead this field from flag-fall and be a tough horse to pass at the same time.
Selections: SOMETHINBOUTANGELA, COURT DREAMING
17.40 – Handicap Hurdle – 2m7f
This is highly competitive but the likes of BLUE RAMBLER and CAIRNSHILL are both capable of winning this based on past exploits at a higher level. Blue Rambler will be fit from a spin on the flat, and his last two efforts over hurdles were at class 2 level, so this is a significant drop down in class for the veteran. Cairnshill has gone well fresh in the past, and is now 2lb below his last winning mark which was in a class 2 event at Cartmel. Both of these shouldn’t be dismissed at double-digit odds at the time of writing.
The only one I’m attached to towards the head of the market is the Olly Murphy-trained CRAIGMOR who comes here on a roll having won four his last five races, which have all been in small field over hurdles and fences. He travelled beautifully in this grade last time out before showing a good attitude to beat the useful 123-rated Lungarno Palace. He’s up 5lb here, but he should go close again with a similar effort under Richard Johnson.
Selections: CAIRNSHILL, BLUE RAMBLER, CRAIGMOR
18.10 – Handicap Hurdle – 2m4f
A lot of these can be given some sort of chance. CELTIC FLAMES is proven over C&D having won off just a 4lb lower mark in 2018 and has been lightly raced since. His record after a break isn’t too bad either along with his mark being quite lenient having won over fences easily off just a 1lb lower mark when last seen. A repeat performance back over hurdles should be enough to suffice here.
FUBAR has been running with great credit of late for connections, and in one more stride would have had his head in front in a deeper race than this two weeks ago. He will have his ideal conditions again and being the trainer and jockey’s only runner and ride on the card, there is no reason why he can’t go close.
While he has been burdened with top weight, RONAVA has a fair chance of capitalising on a good mark reverting back to hurdles. He won his last races just a handful of starts ago over fences off just a 3lb lower mark by a combination of 28-lengths and was far from disgraced the last twice in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen and at Uttoxeter in better contests off marks of 136 and 130.
His latest fourth was on the back of a long absence, and this race is much weaker going back over hurdles off a much reduced 10lb lower mark at 120. He’s not getting any younger at the age of 12, but his class could prove decisive and I really can’t see him out of the top-three at worse.
Selections: CELTIC FLAMES, FUBAR, RONAVA
18.40 – Handicap Hurdle – 2m
Not a lot of strength in depth to the final race on today’s preview, but preference is for two horses in particular that are capable of landing this event at decent odds. ASTUTE BOY doesn’t have the most convincing profile, but his second behind the 121-rated Ashington in a higher-grade race demonstrated that he’s capable of good form. He’s 4lb lower today, and will strip fitter for a recent run on the flat.
LADY SAMBACK was well-held on her reappearance here last month, but she has course winning form and should be able to do better this time with fitness assured along with the drop back in distance. If she’s allowed a soft lead, there is every chance she will be in the mix at the business end of the race.
Selections: ASTUTE BOY, LADY SAMBACK
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