Broon's Racing Review
With a look ahead to tomorrow's racing...
THE Adrian Heskin/Tom George partnership got off to the perfect start when Kilbree Kid landed the feature race at Perth on Wednesday.
Gaining his fourth win at the track, the Gloucestershire raider saw off 4/1 favourite Kilronan High by a length and a quarter in the Lord Mansfield Memorial Handicap Chase.
Heskin said: "It all went pretty smoothly and I had no real problems the whole way round. He obviously likes the place and stayed on pretty well. It's great way to start the job off and I'm looking forward to riding a lot more decent horses for Tom."
Ballyandy and Moon Racer, who won the last two renewals of the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival, will make their debut over hurdles at Perth on Thursday in a field of eight declared for the Racing Post Readers Novice’s Hurdle.
Chief executive Hazel Peplinksi hailed it as a clash of the titans, she said: “This really is huge news for Perth and we’re absolutely delighted for our patrons that they’ll get a chance to see these wonderful horses compete in what is really the first mouth-watering top class clash of the new National Hunt season.
“It’s such a bonus that we’ve managed to sneak it in to the end of our summer programme and it’s a fitting way to bring to a close what has been a brilliant season here at Perth.”
Nigel Twiston-Davies, trainer of Ballyandy, said: "I thought we would have chased them away. It's a very good race for the time of year and worthy of even Cheltenham. I'm looking forward to it and our horse jumps very well."
It wasn't all excitement on the track with the lucky winner of the PKAVS On Point Most Colourful winning £1,000 cash today! Well done Karen (pictured) on the win, such a beautiful colourful outfit.
David Pipe, trainer of Moon Racer, said: "It's great to have him back on course after his excellent second at Punchestown in April. It should be quite a clash with Ballyandy and the crowd is in for a real treat. He has done plenty of work at home and has pleased me with his schooling."